What I've Been Up To

Thursday, how did you get here so quickly? I think we have the long weekend to thank for that.

I missed my Bachelorette recap on Monday. We got home from our anniversary trip to Puerto Rico and I immediately sank into the couch and watched the show, but simply couldn't bring myself to open a computer yet. The break from reality was too nice and I wasn't ready to go back yet.

That said - a few comments on Monday's episode. First, I really don't like watching Eric on this show. It makes me really sad to see him knowing his fate, and makes me think too hard about how precious life really is and then the Bachelorette becomes something more than I ever want it to be, which is pure mindless entertainment.

I still can not get into Farmer Chris. Being from Iowa, of course I know people who know people who know people who know Chris, and apparently he is the nicest guy ever. I don't doubt it, but I've never been one to like nice guys.

Lastly, I think Andi was more than a little dramatic regarding drunk guy's behavior at the cocktail party. Are we really going to start playing the "Is he here for the right reasons?" card in week 2? It's the freaking Bachelorette. What else are people going to do but get drunk and party? I didn't like the drunk guy, but am not sure him getting hammered was reason to get rid of him.

In any case, I'm still confident in my final four pick: Chris, Nick V., Josh and Marcus.

Since we've been back, we also celebrated our actual anniversary! We got married on Memorial Day weekend, so it's become a nice tradition for us to take a trip to celebrate. The first year we went to Santa Barbara, last year we went to Savannah and Hilton Head, and this year it was Puerto Rico. (Full recap to come soon.)

Yesterday, May 28, was actual anniversary day. We had plans to do something low-key (we both agreed that we had the best dinner of our lives in Puerto Rico, which couldn't be topped) but ended up just staying home. I had the worst headache of my life that just wouldn't go away, so we were super lame and ate soup (me) and chicken (Bryan) and watched Mad Men before I had to retire at 10pm. There's always next year, and the 50 after that for more elaborate celebrations.

Also yesterday, our first nephew was born! Tate Patrick Roffman was born at 12:35pm, at 5lbs on the nose and 17inches. Tate was born 6 weeks early, so we were all very happy with his great size! He's stable right now in the NICU. His lungs were having a little trouble yesterday, but so far, nothing is going on that they didn't expect. His birth was planned, as my sister-in-law had a high-risk pregnancy, and they are both doing great. I can't wait to meet him this weekend! Please say some prayers for this little man to grow and get strong soon.

Tomorrow I'm headed to Iowa City (shocking, right?). I'm super excited though, because I get to see all of my best friends in one spot as we celebrate my girlfriend Annie, and her sweet baby boy who is coming in September! And I'm always a happy girl when I get to see my best friends and family.

I'll be back next week with my full Bachelorette recap, plus recaps from our fabulous trip!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Congrats on the new nephew! That's so exciting!!!

    I am so jealous of your travels, too!!! We actually want to do anniversary trips as well, especially before we have kids (years down the road). First up for us is Spain to visit his relatives in Madrid and see where he studied in Salamanca! I've never been and am dying to go!!! Fingers crossed we can financially swing it! If not, we will definitely take a little trip to celebrate!

    Have you written a travel post yet about how to make a big trip possible once a year? Do you have a special savings that you don't touch? Do you have a great website for deals? Do you save your vacation days and luck out around holidays and other weddings so you don't have to take days off? Any advice would be great!! :)

  2. I will of course pray for Tate. My husband was born 3 months early and weighed 3 pounds. And lives a completely normal life!! He does look waaaay younger than he is. Nobody would ever guess he is 29!!


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