I suck this year.

I used to be so good at this monthly blogging thing! And I always say that I have a good excuse for NOT updating you when it’s been a long time since I made a post – but I swear it’s a truth! It’s been a whirlwind since I last posted.

We ended our 2016 at our lowest of lows – losing our dearest and best friend, Burton. Which was the worst of the worst of the worst. We miss him terribly every day. Still. UGH. He was seriously the best dog. I wish I could kiss his sweet face every time I see this picture.

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And less than a week later, we started our 2017 with our highest of highs – we got engaged! It was a pretty intense couple weeks with our emotions all over the place, but we are thrilled nonetheless. We know Burton would be SO over the moon happy his favorite people are finally getting married and that makes us so happy. It was the sweetest most wonderful proposal – Casey proposed to me IN OUR AIRSTREAM! I couldn’t have dreamt of a better way of getting engaged. If you’re interested, you can watch the video! The inside of Stella looked A-MAZ-ING! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqZOpDkTFaE

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Which then leads me into my excuse for why I have been so silent this year: WE ARE GETTING MARRIED IN OCTOBER. Like, 7 months from now! Our wedding is adventure themed of course – after our Stella. And she will most certainly be there – it was our one stipulation when looking for a venue! Must be able to accommodate large aluminum camper. ;)  And being that I am a new bride to be, I have been busy prepping to get hitched while my fiancé has been busy working on polishing the Airstream when I don’t need him at home! See! Told you I had a good excuse. Not great – I feel guilty not being down there and helping him nightly like I was so often last year – but we just have to divide and conquer things at the moment. I will definitely be down to help him soon!

And once I start going down to help I will have more photos to show of working on Stella. Casey’s phone broke and well, the pictures he takes with his old borrowed phone are not the greatest so there aren’t many paparazzi shots as of late. But soon! To tide you over, here’s a photo I took just last week of him working away. :)

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Boy I will tell you what.. we went back and forth on if we were going to polish Stella or not. I voted not, because I’m more of a practical “this isn’t something we’re going to want to maintain for years to come” kind of person. Casey voted yes, because “it’s an Airstream, it’s supposed to be shiny!” – to which I caved because I love shiny things. Needless to say, I am pretty confident Casey is totally on my side for all Airstreams to come. :) But man she polishes up nice!! That polish job will be so worth it in the end. Just another hundred some hours ahead of you honey. :)

Anyway, just wanted to give you a quick heads-up on our lives! Still working along. Not as frequently or as diligently as last year, but still working strong. We intend on at MINIMUM having her all polished for our wedding – and then just getting as much done on the interior as possible before the big day. After the wedding we will keep working on her – finishing up everything there is to finish so we can take her on a two week road trip (we think west!) for our honeymoon in the spring/summer of 2018! Yes! Hope to update you again sooner than 3 months from now! Probably we will still be polishing – but I will at least have some pictures to show of our progress!!!

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