Sooo… wondering what we have been up to lately? Work stuff can be boring so I won’t go into details on that although it has been very exciting for us. Our business has opened so many doors for us. New friends, new ideas, new life. And as we talk more and more about the future of the Courtney family we have so many cool ideas for places to live, things to do, etc. Recently we have been talking about how much we have changed as individuals and as a couple. And how our discussions about the future are quite different than before.
Removing ourselves from our past environment has made a lot of things clearer. For example, I recently brought up what kind of vehicle we will want to purchase once we have a baby. (Don’t even act surprised I would bring that up). Let me back up to give you a reference point. Once I got my first job out of college I did what I was warned not to do…. I bought a brand new car. And not just a car, a SUV. I could afford the payments and it was what my environment told me was acceptable and almost expected of me. When I met Chris he wasn’t surprised I bought a new car but the fact that it was an SUV when I didn’t use it for camping or hauling a trailer or kids. My only explanation was it was cool and I wanted it. And everyone else is doing it, darn it! Wow, my decision making process was pretty good, eh? Fast forward to now. Now that we are talking about potential babies and a vehicle, we don’t feel the pressure to do the things we thought were normal. Buy a house. Buy a SUV. It is what you do. I guess because we have made such a drastic leap between a 4 bedroom house to a studio. From two new cars to a shared 6 year old car. From a dishwasher to calling myself a dishwasher. And I am a bijillion times happier. Of course, we know the benefits of having a larger vehicle for when Baby C joins our crazy clan. Don’t think I am turning full-on hippie or anything. But my thought process is more of what makes sense than what the Jones’s are doing. I feel like that is a difficult step sometimes. And I’ve always had my mom-eye on a white Lexus SUV but now I’m starting to think a Prius looks pretty darn cool. Think I can shove a stroller in the back of that?
Okay, enough of me talking about how I’ve come through the “expectations” barrier… let’s get to the goooood stuff.
Other than Chris’s jokes keeping me laughing, one of our 18 waiters brought a plate to me with what looked like two Tums. He then poured hot water on them and they grew into wet towels. I absolutely lost it. 1. Because I thought they were bringing me Tums 2. Because that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen 3. It reminded me of the dinosaurs I gave my nephew that grew when you put them in the bathtub and 4. Because it was… umm… very phallic. In which I turned to Chris and asked what was up with the penis towels. Yes, I said it. At this restaurant. Give me break though… I was 3 glasses of wine in.
On our way to a music festival, I am reading and Chris says, “Craft Festival?!” sarcastically. My head pops up with wide eyes, “Craft Festival?!?!” And Chris does a u-turn. This craft festival had so many adorable things. But the only picture I have is of what Chris tried his best to talk me into…
Once I managed to leave the craft festival juicer-free… we headed to the music festival!
And now… the best thing we have done all month. THE INCUBUS CONCERT! Chris got tickets for his birthday from my parents because he LOVES Incubus. To say it was my favorite concert ever would be an understatement (although Foo Fighters and front row at Metallica were pretty sweet). We got there early and staked out our spot in basically the front row of general admission. I locked eyes with Brandon, Mike, DJ Kil, Ben and Jose and they all asked me to marry them. At least I’m pretty sure that is what happened. It was such a blur. I have always liked Incubus but Chris has really got me into them. He is always strumming along with their albums. And even though people arent crazy about the new album, I love it. And can sing every song. And I did.
Okay, so this recording isn’t the best in the world. Apparently the crowd was tone-deaf. Buuuut I love this nonetheless.