Tuesday, April 30, 2013
My wedding planning binder that Todd made and covered for me. Not much in it now but that will change soon! Planning on adding A LOT more -- themed sections, calendar, ideas and inspiration, budget, etc. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dear Todd,

Thank you for loving all the food and drinks I make, even if they turn out not all that great. You generally eat whatever I make you and almost always like it. (I have to give myself some credit, some of it is good). I'm glad you aren't a picky eater!

Latest experiment: Ghetto mocha lattes!

  • Coffee - 1 scoop less than your normal amount
  • 1-3 packets of hot cocoa mix (depends on amount of coffee you make)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Steamed & frothy milk 
Just make sure to run a bit of water through the coffee maker after you do this.



Caught a picture of Todd sleeping (Don't mind me in the foreground)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Todd hurt his knee a few days ago. He won't take any medicine but I finally convinced him to use my knee brace. Stubborn butt.

Dear Todd,

I love that your current job is doing something that you love, but you work such long hours. I miss you all the time and I wish what you do wasn't so time consuming. At least you work from home so if I really need to I can just walk downstairs, but if your busy I shouldn't keep interrupting you. I know you are doing all this for me and I love you for it. I hope one day we will be very financially comfortable and have all the time in the world to spend with each other. Until then, I'll have to deal with missing you I guess.

Yours; forever and always
Jenny
Monday, April 22, 2013
I've already posted about my engagement ring and my valentines day present, but here is a video to make it a little more personal.
Bracelet says "Soon to be Mrs. Wallace"on the outside and "You are the joy of my life" in French on the inside. Bracelet from Lorelei Vella on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoreleiVella
Todd

Me

I like to think we were some pretty cute kids

Dear Todd,

Thank you for not holding to tradition too tightly.

You are suborn in the way that a lot of men are - you want to take care of me financially to give me all the things I deserve, and show you're a good provider to my family and friends - but luckily you don't hold so tightly to those ideals that it hinders our relationship. You try your best to provide every necessity, and that's all I can ask for.

The same habit of not holding to tradition has proven favorable in our wedding planning as well. Some people would die of horror at the thought of me making my own wedding cake, or buying a cheap dress instead of a wedding gown, but you don't really care about those details. You support me in my decisions as long as they lead to my happiness and you know I "will look beautiful either way."

As much as I would love to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding, it's not in the cards. But I know with some tedious planning and help from you and our families we can have a small AND beautiful wedding, that won't take a year (or more) to pay off.

Yours; forever and always
Jenny
Friday, April 19, 2013




Todd likes to play dress up when we go shopping


Dear Todd,

I love when you wake up before me. You always roll over and wrap your arms around me to wake me up then pull me close. You peck at my ears and neck playfully until I smile or laugh. I have to admit I always melt a little when you say "wake up kitten, I miss you." I am looking forward to waking up next to you for many years to come. Even if you have bad morning breath. (hehe)

Yours; forever and always,
Jenny

"True love is waking up next to your partner and thinking Well, I could smother them with a pillow or make breakfast. Sigh. Pancakes it is." ;)
One of the books Todd and I got at the library today.

Dear Todd,

You checked out a whole bunch of comic books and graphic novels at the library today. How can I not love someone who is a geek just like I am? We bonded over geeky things when we first met and we still are. I love you!

Yours; forever and always,
Jenny
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Todd making faces at the camera during an outdoor concert last summer.

Dear Todd,

Thank you for having such a good heart. You may have the biggest temper, but you offset it with the your kind and gentle soul. 

I know sometimes you think I'm confusing and you don't know what to do in order to make me happy, but in all honesty, I confuse myself half the time so don't worry too much. :) No matter what, at the end of the day you always put a smile on my face. 

Yours; forever and always
-Jenny
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Todd got new glasses today...Doesn't he just look so happy about it haha
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dear Todd,

I love that you at least try to like the same things I do. I know you aren't a huge hockey fan like I am, but you watch some games with me and try to get into them, even if you don't know exactly whats going on. You even deal with other fans trying to converse with you when they see the Blackhawks hat you found (and agreed to buy after my persuading), or you look to me to jump in the conversation. Not only do you (at least attempt) to include yourself into all aspects of my life, you even deal with the fact that I'm totally in love with my team, the Montreal Canadiens (more specifically Carey Price), and the idea that if/when we have children, I want to put them into hockey (I'm not sure if you will agree once you see how expensive hockey equipment is).

Thank you for being my best friend and (sometimes unwilling) hockey buddy. 

Yours; forever and always,
Jenny


"How would you like a job where, every time you make a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?"
—Jacques Plante


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bracelet Todd got me for Valentine's Day

Says: "Soon to be Mrs. Wallace"


Says: "Tu es ma joie de vivre" which means "you are the joy of my life" in French 

Dear Todd,

You are so sweet to me when I'm stressed. Last night I came to you in tears because I felt like I couldn't handle it all and you were so supportive and relaxing. You rubbed my back, cleaned the tub, and drew me a hot bath (you even joined me for the last half of it). I could not ask for a better end to such a stressful day. Thank you so much for always doing your best to keep me happy, I know that isn't always easy. I love you so much.

Yours; forever and always,
Jenny


My toes in the sand at the beach in Maine with Todd this past summer.
Monday, April 1, 2013

Dear Todd,


Remember when we took that trip to Maine? We fought about so many stupid things -- I stopped too much, you wanted to shower, we were almost out of gas, our budget was getting too tight, -- It all seems so silly now. That trip was one of the best things that happened to me, I hope you know that. It's when I knew I truly loved you.


Yours; forever and always,

Jenny


I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars