The only problem? An unforeseen snowstorm that hit the entire state that night.
Here’s the thing about having a husband that runs a commercial snow crew: if it snows, he’s on. It doesn’t matter if we’re several hundred miles away on a weekend getaway. Snow = hubby’s on the phone. A lot. So while this little mama may have been ready to hit the hay, Ricky’s phone had different ideas for our night. Basically that it was going to go off every twenty minutes until six am...Continue reading…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 18, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments
…I made a split second decision to go with our happiness and see what happened. And I haven’t looked back since.
As the days rolled by, it was suddenly December. The holidays were upon us – and I was so excited to shop for a Christmas gift for Ricky that I couldn’t stand it.
We were busy, but things really weren’t that eventful: For our first Christmas together, I found the classic velvet stockings to hang by the fireplace at Pottery Barn – they were gorgeous. One for him, one…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 12, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
…But he didn’t. He put the ring on my finger and kissed me. It was perfect.
The next two weeks went by in a blur. Between announcing our engagement, everyone wanting to check out “the ring”, a new puppy and life in general, we were a busy couple. When the day of our engagement photos finally arrived, I couldn’t believe that it had already been two weeks since our official engagement!
We had a blast throughout our engagement session! It was snowy out, but that really just…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on August 28, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
A new puppy and an impending engagement. I had a lot to be excited for!
The following day, Monday, I was full of the jitters. I was bringing Lucy with me to my office for the day and my gut was telling me that we were getting engaged that evening.
Once I got to my office, I figured the day was going to go by slower than slow – but to be honest, it flew by in the blink of an eye! Between Mondays being the craziest day of the week, keeping an eye on my little Lucy (who in reality…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on August 22, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
…Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Eleven…
It was the start to an amazing weekend that led to an exciting couple of months!
The next day I was up at six am. I was so excited to go down and pick up the pup that I just didn’t know what to do with myself – so I went for a walk. I did some laundry. Finally, Ricky…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on August 15, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments
Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Ten
It hit me: he had bought the ring.
Of course, my mind started working in overdrive. He had something planned for the concert tonight. Ohmigosh – was he going to propose AT the concert? Did he talk to the people at the Myth? Please tell me he wasn’t going to do it…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on August 10, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments
…Continued from Chapter Nine…
I couldn’t wait to bring home our little baby Lucy in four (very long) weeks.
I figured that the anticipation of my little pup was going to make those four weeks extra long – but it turned out that they flew by. Both Ricky and I were working six to seven days a week – it was the…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on August 5, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments
That night we made an executive decision – we were going to find a new home for Frank. Which proved to be much harder than I thought it would be.
The next morning was Sunday. I had to work – and at that point, our plan was to bring Frank back to the Humane Society so that he could…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on July 25, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
It was the bliss before the storm – the storm that would put us through hell as we were forced to find a new home for Frank.
Soon, it was time for my surgery. That day was a blur. We drove down to the Mayo Clinic early in the morning. After checking in, they started me on an IV and…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on July 17, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments
So I started writing Chapter Seven of How I Became Mrs. Galster today. I got to the point where I was about to write about why Ricky and I decided to get a dog right when we moved in together and the original dog we had – Frank – when I realized a little back story was necessary. And the back story kind of turned into it’s own post. SO: here’s the story that goes behind my fear of being home alone as well as why I have a bad ass security system, sleep with a taser next to my bed and felt…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on July 10, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments
A month later, we were scheduled to see the doctor that would eventually be the reason this baby is in my belly. I just didn’t know it yet.
During that month I didn’t really tell anyone what we had going on with the whole doctor situation. Sure, my mom knew about it. But I figured that most people wouldn’t…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on June 27, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments
I get a lot of questions that centralize around one BIG question: how I met my husband. So I’m chronicling the year long journey I made from single city gal to married and pregnant wifey. Once a week I’ll post a chapter of our story – enjoy!
So I took that for a yes.
We continued at our lovey dovey pace for another month. We were absolutely inseparable, outside of work we were always together. We rotated staying at our respective homes, I was basically living…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on June 20, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments
I've missed guest blogging! To say that life has been chaotic is an understatement. After celebrating the first of the year with family and friends, the upcoming birth of our 3rd baby, and happy, healthy kids, March dealt us a huge blow.
My husband worked out of town about 5 hours away as an Anesthesiologist. It wasn't the most appealing situation, but we made it work well. On a random morning, just like any other day I got our 2 kids ready for school, my cell phone rang. It was one…Continue
"Dream if you can a court yard,
An ocean of violets in bloom,
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat, heat between you and me...
How can you just leave me standing,
Alone in a world that's so cold…Continue