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Why My Husband is Better Than Yours

Sabra GilbertComment
So I don't think that I brag about Simeon anywhere near as much as I should. And contrary to what the title suggests, I think every husband is the best in their own way, but I really want to honor and brag about Simeon today because of everything he has been through lately. So bare with me while I get all gushy and lovey.

So lets begin with everything that he has accomplished this past week.

- Took the Physics GRE (and I'm sure he aced it!)
- Reveiced an Invited Speaker slot at the WoPhys Confrence to share his research
- Got another chance to share his research at another conference in Kansas City
- Still got all his homework and work done while studying for the GRE


The things that man can accomplish amazes me. He has the general GRE this next week and has still been keeping up with everything else that he does. Want to know what he does on a general basis without giant exams hanging over his head?

- Works an average of 30 hours a week at Walmart
- Works another 6 - 10 doing research on campus
- Does all the dishes every week
- Still maintains his Gold level ranking on League of Legends
- Gets all of his homework done
- Aces every exam
- Writes & Edits research papers
- Loves me more than I ever though another person could love me

Ok, now I'll end with a great photo collage of Simeon being Simeon :D



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Celebrating 1 Year |Part 1

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I seriously can't beleive that Simeon and I are just getting back from our vacation in honor of our 1st Anniversery! The fact that this year has flown by so fast just astounds me. I know everyone talks about how the time will just start flying faster and faster and that just terrifies me. I really feel like yesterday was my wedding day and now we've already celebrated past a whole year and its insanely crazy.

NOt only did Simeon and I celebrate our first wedding anniversery but we were able to celebrate our five year dating anniversery as well. Guys! I feel like we must be getting old cause thats pretty close to a fourth of my entire life. THAT"S A LONG TIME!!!  It's been a crazy wonderful trip and I've loved it.



So anyway. . . Back to the trip! We spent 3 nights and 4 days in Minneapolis, MN! Now, that probably sounds super lame. It isn't a super crazy destination BUT OMG IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!

So lets start on May 17th. Our 1st ever wedding anniversery!! NOw it started a little lame because we woke up at my parents house, but at least we woke up in each others arms. There are many people who don't get that priviledge. We packed everything up and started getting ready for the road. We said our goodbyes and started heading back to Brookings in our seperate cars. (thats another story) So we decided to stop and get gas at this one gas station that we usually stop at cause it has nice low prices. As soon as I pulled up behind a car to wait, I noticed that soemthing wasn't right.

THERE WAS SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD OF ROY!

(In case I havne't explained, Roy is our new 2001 Dodge Durango. THe car that we knew would be taking us where ever we are going to move to)

So I paniced. Turned the car off. Jumped out the door and ran to SImeon in Penny Margret (my 1989 Park Avenue that was supposed to be a temporary drive around the town car that we recently got fixed enought htat we can drive it out of town!) and screamed that the car is smoking and he needed to come over right now!!!

He got a paniced look on his face and got to work doing his manly thang.

Simeon popped the hood and figured out what was wrong. We pushed the car to the side and Simeon ran to get the part and we were actually back on the road within an hour or so. It was insanely sexy!! :P

We were finally on our way home and got there and packed up and sang our heads off all the way to Minneapolis.

Now Simeon got This || close to getting his butt kicked on the way when we saw a car that said Miss Rodeo South Dakota and Simeon decided to yell that we needed to follow it. :/ ON OUR ANNIVERSERY!! I even told Trent (Simeon's bestie/bestman) about it and Trent scolded Simeon! But we got passed it because I know that Simeon was just kidding and being a pain in the butt like he usually is.



Other than that. . .
The first night was just filled with enjoying each other and reminicing on the past year. And making plans for our trip. It was an awesome night!

I'll be sharing more. But I'm still getting all used to being back to town and getting stuff done! Just Warning, I didn't take any nice pictures on my nice camera. . . so It will be all IPhone pictures! So bare with me while I figure out how to do all that stuff with my phone! :D


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Counting Down to Summer

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Summer is on it's way!! I am sooo excited! There is only a week and a half of classes left before finals, so I'm going to be buckling down and studying a lot more. So there are probably going to be a few missed post days here and there unless I can get alot done this Saturday and I can schedule them ahead of time or bank them. But that's more of a side rant than what I was wanting to get to today!

SUMMER! Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in Summer and I'll be a. . . HAPPY SNOWMAN!!!

It is my favorite season ever! And I'm kinda bummed that my final school summer will be spent in more class. And not just any class but my least favorite class ever, Organic Chemistry. Unfortunatly, on top of being stuck in class, I have to do a lot of driving to get back and forth from this class as it's at a different school and has to be in person. And to try to save on gas, I'll also be staying in Sioux Falls overnight a few times a week as well.

So with all of this, the time that I get to spend at home and with Simeon is going to be very,very important. I really want to have awesome dates planned so that we don't just waste away our time together with just netflix and our usual things. I really want to make sure that we do the things that we love together and don't waste our time.

Summer Date Bucket List

1| Epic Tennis Match
2| Children's Museam
3| Movie & Pizza Day 
4| MarioKart Tournament
5| Double Date Dinner
6| Zoo Day
7| Pool Day in Sioux Falls
8| Picnic at the Park

And this is just the begining. I'm really excited for the high priority that Simeon and I are already trying to put on that little time that we are going to be together. SImeon is working on adjusting his schedule to fit around my schedule so that we can optimize our chances at being able to see each other while I'm driving back and fortha nd he is working and taking classes in Brookings as well.

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Monday Morning Blues

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There are only 3 more Mondays (including today!) of this semester! Can you beleive that? I really can't. It is my FINAL Spring semester. This is my senior year and it is blurring past me foing faster than I would have imagined! I'm so excited to finally announce that I am officially graduating this Fall. It was up in the air for a little while because of my stuffles in Organic Chemistry. But since I was able to find a two-month course that would cover both semesters over the summer so I can finish this class an the last two  classes that I need this Fall to graduate.

It was sooo surreal to go to my final advising appointment and finalize these plans. It has felt like the end of college was coming so slowly and now it seems to be coming insanely fast. I am soo excited for it though and to move on with life after college.

I feel like this final time at SDSU is going to go ridiculously fast compared to the time I've already spent here. The weekends are gonna be chock full of crazy things with my sister's prom, graduation and everything else for finishing the semester. Then soon after finals week is me and Simeon's anniversery! And we are planning a short little vacation to celebrate our year together, a semester down, and take some time together before I'm driving back and forth for my class for two months.

I don't know if you guys have heard yet, but I recently finally got a smart phone and am able to share Instagram with you guys! I'm soo excited because Instagram is one of my favorite ways to follow bloggers and I can finally do it without feeling super creepy by just looking at them on my laptop.

                    
                                     

                                     

                                     


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#ThrowbackThursday: Finding THE Dress

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I have been completely reminescing on our Wedding last year. Everything about it. How wonderful the day was. How much I enjoyed planning it all. When I didn't enjoy planning the wedding. I truely just can't beleive that at this time last year, I was counting down the days until our wedding and freaking out. And here I am a year later just living my life with my husband. Stills tressing about school and the future but getting to cuddle in bed every night with the one person who can make it all ok no matter what. Ok now I'm getting gushy, so let me show you the progression of finding my Wedding dress.

A little background first, I was DETERMINED to find my grand cinderella dress. I wanted big, Big, BIG!

So here was my first choice to try on. . .


I thought it was going to be my Cinderella dream dress and I could just feel it the moment that I stepped into the dress. It wasn't the dress. I felt like a giant marshmello.  Not the way that anyone wants to feel when they are wearing their wedding dress.


This was my second choice of the perfect wedding dress. All the gathering and the way the fabric felt, I thought it was gonna be perfect. No. No. No. Once again it just wasn't complimenting me the way I wanted to be complimented the day of my wedding.


This one I was skeptical about. It was my sisters pick and not at all what I originally thought that I wanted. I didn't even want to try it on cause it was SOOOOO off base from what i wanted. I thought Stormie was crazy. But obviously she knew me more than I knew myself cause I liked the dress. Now I'm not saying love cause I didn't when I first put it on. I thought it had potential but It wasn't what I wanted still. It was kind of plain.


Since it was a little plain for me, I asked for a little bling and then I really started to like the dress. There was something still missing a little bit, but it was definatly getting there. I was super excited.

And then my mother had a wonderful idea. She asked for the same belt in color.


Then it was perfect. It was the complete opposite of what I had thought that I wanted. And Simeon adored the dress and still does. He tries to convince me that I should pull it out all the time, but then I have to explain to him that it is vacuum sealed in a box now and it ain't coming out anytime soon!


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