SimplyMe: Parties, Food, Chinchillas, & More!? *Surprise Announcement*

WHAT IS UP EVERYONE!
Now, I know I said that this would part of “The Geeky” series, but I really felt like relaxing this week and showing you all what I have been up to while contemplating what the next post for the series will be. I hope you all understand! But so much has happened and I told you all I would keep you in the loop with our engagement party and what not!!

imageSo as you all know, mine and Anthony’s engagement party was on Saturday and it was such a great time. My family also went to dinner at a local Carrabba’s and managed to achieve the picture of a lifetime…and I had my first experience with a chinchilla.

image-1I cannot believe how good of a time we all had at the engagement party. It was really awesome and I am so thankful to everyone who came and brought all their love and support for us. This was actually the first time mine and Anthony’s family had met each other…even after 3 years of dating. It sounds unusual, but it was a beautiful sight to see my parents talking to my future mommy-in-law and my brother-in-law and so on. My heart still flutters at the thought! Now I really can’t wait until the wedding. AHHH.

image-2Ah, yes. Dinner with the family is always a great time. We went to a local restaurant called Carrabba’s and OH MY LORD THEIR STEAK. That steak was cooked to perfection and topped with mushrooms and it was so good, I may have shed a tear or two during the eating process. But dinner was also filled with lots of laughs and conversation and in the midst of everything, my brother and I decided it would be great to take the picture above…seeing as how it’s been rather big in Japan. I still love the picture though.

image-3If you live in the DMV, more than likely you are currently experiencing rain. We’ve had almost a straight week of rain and although it was probably necessary, the temperature dropped and now my sinuses are going haywire. BUT, I did get to bust out my new bow-printed peacoat I found at Ross not too long ago. I am starting to notice the color change in the leaves though…I always feel to take obligatory fall photos.

image-4AH YES. It’s a Chinchilla!!! I have never seen one out and in person before but they are so freakin’ fluffy and soft! My mom’s client’s daughter brought them by while her dogs were getting groomed and they are truly such sweethearts. I would think about getting one had they not shed as much as they do. My allergies would not agree with me well, but it was always awesome to hold one for a wee bit. Thank you Cashmere, for being a champ with my over-petting.

So, that’s pretty much been my week…but there are a few things I would like to announce before ending this post:

ANNOUNCEMENT ONE: I have decided to start singing again, HOWEVER, I will be putting together singles and cover albums that will be FOR FREE. As to how they will be made available, I will keep you all in the loop with that as well. I am also hoping to make videos as well, but in due time.

ANNOUNCEMENT TWO: I will be attending KatsuCon in Maryland in February! I have been dying to go back to a convention especially since the thought of adding a geeky feature to the blog and so I will be documenting my experience and I am still debating on whether to dress up! Though, I hope you all know Anthony will be attending as well…if we can get him to dress up, it would be perfect.

ANNOUNCEMENT THREE: I am thinking about documenting my adventures in cooking that will be under “The Foodie” category. I have been trying to learn how to make different meals, but I still feel SUPER LAME when it comes to food. I also want to document my experience at restaurants. So, if you have any restaurants to try in the DMV area, let me know!

Those are my announcements! I hope they are a bit exciting and I cannot wait to show you all my progress in this thing called “life” so feel free to add suggestions and what not. Always remember that I am constantly catching moments on Instagram and Twitter, so feel free to follow both @TaylorRae319!! With that said, it is time for me to go to bed! Good night world and have a great weekend! OH and always remember to Live. Laugh. Smile ūüôā
Thanks for Reading~! ‚̧
With Love,
Taylor Rae

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