Monday, October 22, 2012

The Madala is Back!!

Hi All! And by all, I mean my Mom after I tell her I have started blogging again. I am back after a four year break. I know, four years is a long break. Let's just call it a hiatus.  I was on a hiatus. I took four years between the ages of 22 and 26 to grow up(a little bit), learn some, love some, and by some stroke of luck, watch almost every dream I have ever had come true before my very eyes. Before you all start asking, no I did not meet Brad Pitt, have him fall madly in love with me, and move to Greece to run a cheese farm. But I did fall madly in love with someone better. Yes, bloggies, I met the love of my life. And in three weeks, he is all MINE, for the REST OF HIS LIFE. That's right, I AM GETTING MARRIED!!

Among the other amazing things I did in the last four years, I met, fell in love with, and got engaged to the most amazing, funny, generous, kind, understanding, loving, and handsome man I have ever had the pleasure to know. Brian. He is my perfect match. The peanut butter to my jelly, the yin to my yang, the olive to my vodka. Well, I guess he could be the vodka because he hates olives. See! That's how much I love him. I am willing to change my metaphors for him!

So, why am I back you ask? I am here again because I was reading this AMAZING blog by this super funny girl named Lauren(read all about her here). Her blog is called Filing Jointly...Finally. And I love it. And as I was reading, I was thinking to myself, "Self, why have you not blogged? You love doing this also. You are funny. Go be funny with others!" So here I am to be funny with all of you, and share with you the day-to-day of the new life I am in.

I hope we can share good times and good stories. I have so many! To start you off, here is a picture from my bachelorette party this past weekend. This is the Australian guy we met that helped me cross some of the items off my to-do list that the girls gave me. He was a good sport considering he was innocently enjoying a cocktail at the bar when he was suddenly attackd by 6 very drunk girls.

And a thank you to all of my amazing bridesmaids, who are also my best friends. I love you all more than I can say. You are my support system and never judge me for my crazy and sometimes dramatic hijinks. I am honored that you have all agreed to stand with me as I marry Brian on what I hope will be the most beautiful and fun weekend we've ever had.

I will be back soon with many tales of the weird, the wacky, and the things that make me think, "Is it just me?"


  1. Hey! I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the link and the seriously nice words (and the seriously nice comment on my blog.) Good luck with the next three weeks! I hope the wedding goes off just perfectly.

  2. Thanks Lauren! Good luck with your Year of Lauren! Brian just recently allowed me the same time off to write for a magazine, so I know that feeling of being able to breathe. :)