29 July 2008

la-tee-da

let's talk. so do you remember my little break-down moment in june that i publicly wrote about? and you were all so nice and told me that i was normal and not some psycho-over-emotional freak? well, it just so happens that during the month of june, in order to make myself feel better, i did some shopping. oh, shopping. why does it always make a female feel better about herself? what is it about having a new shirt that makes one want to dance and laugh out loud for no apparent reason? males have a hard time understanding such bliss i think. now, since i've been married, i have seriously slowed down in the shopping category. when single, i shopped all the time because i could and it made me happy. but i've been quite responsible since april 28, 2007 when jake and i were married. and he will testify of that. i didn't go crazy in june, but i bought a few things and i did feel better. well, then i started feeling guilty about it for some stupid reason, but of course i wasn't going to do anything drastic and return anything! no, no that was not an option. instead, i made a vow that i would do ZERO shopping in july. it actually hasn't been that hard, surprisingly enough. i think jake is proud of me. why am i writing about all of this?, you might be asking. well, this is the text conversation that jake and i had this morning while he was in his work meeting.
the stud: J, I just won a $500 shopping spree!
the recovering shopaholic: OH. MY. GOSH.
the giddy shopaholic: A shopping spree to where? Anywhere?
the stud man of the household: They said only at Anthropologie.
the shopaholic: That just made me giggle with pure joy. I know you're kidding, but still.
jake vela pulls through YET again. disclaimer: i write this not to brag or to flaunt...this i promise. i simply can't contain my excitement. thank you for understanding.

10 comments:

Jenny & Wyatt Dannels said...

Yeah. i totally know how you feel. I love Summer Sales Incentives. They are the best!!

Granttany said...

ew. I am SO jealous. you don't even know.

Zach and Katie Hillstead said...

sorry i will not be making that shopping trip with you...it will be TORTURE! ha.

The Young Family Inc. said...

Is this for real? Really really real!?!?! "Do you swear on our temple marriage that you one that money gambling!?!?"

The Young Family Inc. said...

DON'T spend it all at once! That way you can savor it over months to come... get you through the dark days.
XOXO

Matt & Donna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Meikel & Luke said...

IF this is for real you are the luckiest girl alive. I am raging with jelousey

Rachel Anne Robbins said...

no comment.

Cami said...

brag all you want...that is something to brag about! Yeah for cute husbands

Amy said...

I am so jealous. I just love to shop. you don't even really know me but I love to read your blog and your husband is a nut :) But you probably already knew that. Also my little girls names are Olivia and London (not Ava). Ava is our cousin and she is in our blog a lot :). Keep posting cute pictures of your nephews. I love their cute faces.