How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Eighteen

Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Seventeen And then…the waiting for baby game began. For about a week, we went back and forth on what to do about our wedding. While we had planned to start trying to get pregnant, we honestly hadn't expected it to happen so quickly. Hence the original plan to elope on a Caribbean island in April. I sat there realizing that since it was January, April was quite a ways away - and left the potential for my baby belly to start showing underneath my wedding dress. While I didn't mind being pregnant when we got married, I certainly didn't want to look pregnant when we tied the knot. We had Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Seventeen

Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Sixteen And suddenly I realized: we needed to go buy a home pregnancy test. I wasn't totally sure what I was feeling - I just knew that things were...different. Like that feeling you get a day or two before you get the full blown stomach flu. I told Ricky that we needed to get a pregnancy test - just to check. So one night, we drove to Walgreen's and picked one up. When you think about going to get a pregnancy test, you think of the overly dramatic Hollywood scenes with a woman filling an entire shopping basket with at-home tests. In reality - buying a bunch of pregnancy tests would certainly Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Sixteen

Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Fifteen 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. Finally around six in the morning we got some sleep - much needed, since we were driving home that day. By nine Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Fifteen

Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Fourteen ...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 for Lucy and one for me. We got new vehicles like we had planned. I made Lucy her very own Christmas Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Fourteen

Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Thirteen ...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 contributed to the pictures. They turned out beautifully - I couldn't have asked for anything better! After Read more [...]
Continued from How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Twelve 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 slept all but about thirty minutes of the day - she was even lazy as a pup!) and my runaway crazy mind, Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Twelve

...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 said we could just leave early and stop for breakfast on our two hour drive to pick up our new little addition. Lucy was born on a pig farm in Minnesota. Those two hours of driving to get her seemed to take about five times that long. When we finally pulled into that dirt driveway I was elated. I can honestly Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Eleven

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 on stage. I started chasing him around the house. Yes, I was neurotic. Were we actually getting engaged? This was all happening really fast - and it was making me sweat. A lot. As in, I had to take off the shirt I had so carefully picked for the concert that night to ensure it didn't get all sweaty before we left. Sorry if Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Ten

...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 busy season at my old semi-corporate job. Between me being busy with football and Ricky working late on projects, the days went by with the blink of an eye. That being said, I still found time to check up on my miniature moose. I checked the breeder's website every single day for picture updates - which came one to two times Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Nine

...Continued from Chapter Eight... 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 find a new home. It was a stressful morning - no one wants to give their dog up for adoption, but at that point I felt like we didn't have a choice. The Humane Society seemed to be the best option given our situation. After work, I drove home and called the Humane Society. Because of their rules, they told me that if we brought Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Eight

...Continued from Chapter Seven 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 gave me a warming blanket - which basically plugs into the wall and pumps warm air over your body. I think I could use one of them for my house in the winter! Anyway, after about two hours they were finally ready to take me into surgery. By the time I was on the table, I was totally out. Unbeknownst to me, the surgery that Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Seven

(Continued from Chapter Six) Looking back now, I had no clue how this was going to pan out. Fast forward a couple of weeks and it was Memorial Day weekend. Rick's roommate was out of town for the weekend, which made things oddly quiet. Between our two homes, we usually had a roommate around. All of a sudden we had the run of an entire house - it was fantastic. We lounged around in the mornings drinking coffee and reading the paper, basically just relishing in the quiet. Don't get me wrong - I loved hanging out with Ricky's roommate - we would have barbecues and hang out all the time, we still do - but it was nice for us to bask in the alone Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster – A Background Story

(Continued from Chapter Six) 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 like I needed my own personal guard dog. I'll forewarn you that this story is not very pretty and may leave a bad taste in Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Six

(Continued from Chapter Five) 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 understand why I was worrying about my future children when Ricky and I had, in their eyes, been only dating a short period of time. Truth be told I would have gotten a second opinion regardless of my relationship status. Dealing with this situation head on was the only option - the fact that Ricky and I Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Five

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 out of a suitcase every other night. At night we'd go for walks or watch movies or go to dinner; on the weekends we'd have barbecues with friends and family. At that point in Read more [...]

How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Four

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! It was the most blissful thing I could possibly think of and I knew this guy wasn’t going to go anywhere. Things went on just like this for a few weeks. On the weekends we would grill out and have bonfires with his friends or meet up with my friends in the city. All week long I would sleep at his place or he would sleep at mine. We'd both go to work the next day and text each other incessantly. Read more [...]
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