Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tattoo Link Up!

Ashley, at I Love You More Than Carrots, posted here about her new tattoo. She asked fellow bloggers to link up and show off their ink {and any meaning behind it}.

I actually have 2 tattoos and am planning to get a couple more. They are kind of addicting. ;-)

I got my first tattoo in 2004. A couple co-workers of mine were planning a visit to Iron Age. I had been wanting to get a tattoo, but would have never done it by myself. So the three of us went on a Sunday afternoon. For a very long time I've LOVED dolphins. So I got 2 dolphins on my lower back.

Here I am in the chair getting the tattoo. My mom and sister came along for moral support and to take a few pictures. :-)

My co-workers and I after getting our tattoos.

 My "twins" as I lovingly call them. I love the vibrant aqua color and believe it or not, they are still very vibrant 7 years later.

Then, a year later in 2005, one of the same co-workers decided she'd like to get another tattoo. I was up for it, so one Saturday we met up at Iron Age again and got another tattoo. I got this one on the inside of my left ankle. Its a paw print to represent my LOVE for dogs. :-) I had just gotten Libby that spring and it will always remind me of her.

The next tattoo I plan to get is going to be a hummingbird in memory of my Grammy that recently passed away this past April. She loved hummingbirds and the weekend after she passed away, my cousin thought it would be cool if we all went and got a hummingbird tattoo together. Since my sister and I are pregnant, this tattoo will have to wait til after the babies' are born. I want it to be small and I'm not completely sure where I want to get it yet, but I know I'd like to get a hummingbird that looks like the one flying in this picture. I love the colors. I'd also like to get Grammy or her initials above or below it. 

So those are my tattoos and future tattoos. :-)

4 Years of Wedded Bliss

Four years ago today, I married the love of my life and best friend. I'm so excited that four years later we are expecting a precious baby boy into our lives. :-) The last four years have been great and I'm looking forward to many, many more.

Since we're saving all of our vacation time and money for the baby, we aren't doing anything too big for our anniversary this year. Jake is planning on fixing a Fillet Mignon dinner for the 2 of us and we're probably going to watch So You Think You Can Dance on TV. Maybe for our 5 year anniversary next year, we can take a nice relaxing trip somewhere tropical. :-)

Here we are 4 years ago today.