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Mar 24, 2013

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Taurus Cancer Compatibility

(I think this describes Brian & I and our relationship perfectly!)

Taurus Cancer Compatibility, have the potential to be called the ‘soul mate’ couple. This duo has the ability to make other couples jealous!

Taurus Cancer Relatiopnship is a great combination with various elements in common. Valuing the home and family, working towards financial security and stability, interest in food and cooking are to name a few similar elements. Where there is a Taurus-Cancer couple, there is a natural comfort zone.

To build a comfortable home is one of their priority and they take a lot of effort and interest in it. As partners they are very loyal and affectionate and understand each other’s needs and genuinely try to provide them!

The Taurus and Cancer couple provides an exceptional emotional depth to their relationship that is very captivating and flattering!

There is a huge amount of trust between these two partners, and if they establish harmony at the very beginning of their relationship, they have all chances of spending the whole life together.

The Taurus and Cancer partner do not like to socialize a lot and prefer to stay at home and spend quality time with each other. They are an affectionate and sensual pair and enjoy the touch and feel of each other. If you are in one such relationship, just don’t let it go, because this one combination is more or less perfect and very harmonious.

If you go to search for negative aspects in this relationship, you will find very few. Both the Taurus and the Cancer partner can be jealous and possessive about each other. Both being stubborn, always want to be in control of the relationship. But then again, both of these partners are so naturally loyal, sincere and affectionate towards each other that any big issue is very unlikely to manifest.

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Taurus Woman and Cancer Man

 

The Taurus woman and the Cancer man together they establish financial security. Their common goal – a harmonious environment; and their only centre of attraction – a comfortable home!

Devotion, persistence, patience are a Taurus woman’s forte which are adored by a Cancer man. There is a genuine sweetness to this relation. It would be correct to say that domestic bliss is made for the Taurus woman and Cancer man combination. Holding hand and watching sunsets together are a very typical trait, which this couple enjoys. The Taurus woman will make sure that she establishes an environment of coziness. The word is affection and not passion for the Taurus woman and Cancer man, and there is affection in abundance present amidst them. This couple is the type that would like to snuggle up in each other arms throughout the night. Fiery action is not their cup of tea. They are warm and responsive towards each other’s love.

The Taurus woman helps out the Cancer man to have a practical outlook towards life, to which he is extremely grateful to her, and on the contrary the Cancer man contributes to her security by helping her with her material needs. His action makes her feel content and secured.

This taurus cancer couple, having a home centered universe, it is needless to say that they are an excellent combination for marriage and they are very interested in children. Cancer men earn well and if the Taurus woman makes his life at home comfortable, he will never look around for anything else.

When this relationship ends, it is sad as the Taurus woman and the Cancer man find it very difficult to move on. It would take a lot to say goodbye to each other, and the end will be loving and kind without any hard feelings.

Once the Taurus woman and the Cancer man get in a relationship, the progress of that relationship is slow and steady. Nobody is rushing, nobody is in a hurry, and things move smoothly taking its own good time. They grab this opportunity to know each other better.

  • Last updated on January 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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When Brian and I first met, he mentioned that he "hated cats" - I thought right then that things would'nt go very far because I had an 11 year old cat "Myrtle" who wasn't going anywhere!  Later I found out that Brian was actually allergic to cats, which was the reason for his hatred of them.  The first time Brian came over to my house, his eyes swelled up and he got very wheezy.  After that he bought a huge box of Claritin to keep at my house... eventually Brian must've developed a tolerance for Myrtle because he no longer needs the Claritin anymore! Myrtle sleeps with us every night and loves her "brother-in-law" very much!  <3

Here is our old girl, Myrtle Jean who I've had since she was 5 weeks old... she is now 14.5 years old:

 Myrtle Jean  Myrtle Jean

Myrtle Jean

 

On October 3rd 2010, Brian and I went to Fallston Animal Rescue Movement Inc. to check out a litter of 6-week old beagle puppies that Brian had been watching online.  We had talked about getting a dog and Brian really liked beagles (he'd had one when he was growing up) - we had agreed that we'd rather have a little girl, but the litter of puppies only had 2 girls and one of them was already spoken for.  When we got there, we picked up the first puppy we saw and held it... it was a very sweet dog and was giving me lots of kisses.  The only "problem" was this puppy was a boy.  We held him for a few minutes and then put him down so we could look at the other puppies and give them some attention too.  The first puppy started crying and standing on his hind legs reaching for us to pick him up again.  None of the other puppies seemed as special as that first puppy did.  So we decided to adopt him.  On October 13th, we brought our boy home.  We named him "Murphy".  In the 2+ years that we've had him, Murphy has grown and grown and grown!  We discovered that instead of being 3/4 beagle and 1/4 hound as we'd thought, he is actually 3/4 hound and 1/4 beagle.  He is almost as tall as we are when he stands on his hind legs and he weighs over 70 lbs!  He's so much bigger than we wish he was, but we love our gentle giant! 


Here is Murphy:

Murphy

Murphy

Murphy

 

On June 2nd 2011, a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of an orphaned newborn kitten she had found on her boyfriend's angus beef farm.  Her boyfriend wouldn't let her bring the kitten in the house and told her to put it back outside and "let nature take its course" - it was the beginning of June but it was very hot outside, with temperatures right around 100 degrees.  I couldn't bear the thought of the poor little kitten laying out there and dying, so I told my friend to bring the kitten to me.  I did this without even asking Brian... I just knew that he'd have a hard time saying no once he saw her.  My friend brought the itty bitty grey & white kitten to me and she was sooooo tiny!!!  She only weighed 100 grams (3.5 ounces) and her eyes weren't even open yet.  She didn't have a sucking reflex so feeding her was a challenge.  I took her to the vet who warned me that she might not make it, but I wasn't taking no for an answer.  We bottlefed this baby kitten every 2 hours, we bathed her and warmed her and helped her go to the bathroom... I was so meticulous with the care I gave this little life.  We named her "Molly" which eventually became "Molly Pop" which eventually became "Poppy" - this little firecracker rules our roost!  :)

Here is Poppy: 

Poppy  Poppy

Poppy

  • Last updated on January 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm
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Right about the time that Brian and I started spending so much time together, but before we started dating, I kept hearing this song on the radio... as I listened to the words, I realized how perfectly it described our situation and the way I was feeling.  This was and is "our song". <3


Fallin' For You

by Colbie Caillat

I don't know but I think I may be
Fallin' for you, dropping so quickly
Maybe I should keep this to myself
Waiting 'til I know you better

I am trying not to tell you but I want to
I'm scared of what you'll say
So I'm hiding what I'm feeling
But I'm tired of holding this inside my head

I've been spending all my
Time just thinking about cha
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for ya

I've been waiting all my
Life and now I found ya
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for you
I'm fallin' for you

As I'm standing here and you hold my hand
Pull me towards you and we start to dance
All around us, I see nobody
Here in silence, it's just you and me

I'm trying not to tell you but I want to
I'm scared of what you'll say
So I'm hiding what I'm feeling
But I'm tired of holding this inside my head

I've been spending all my
Time just thinking about cha
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for ya

I've been waiting all my
Life and now I found ya
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for you
I'm fallin' for you

Oh, I just can't take it
My heart is racing
Emotions keep spinning out

I've been spending all my
Time just thinking about cha
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for ya

I've been waiting all my
Life and now I found ya
I don't know what to do
I think I'm fallin' for you
I'm fallin' for you

I think I'm fallin' for you
I can't stop thinking 'bout it
I want you all around me
And now, I just can't hide it

I think I'm fallin' for you
I can't stop thinking 'bout it
I want you all around me
And now, I just can't hide it
I think I'm fallin' for you
I'm fallin' for you

Oh-Oh, Oh-no-no
Oh-whoa-whoa-whoa-oh
Oh-oh, I'm fallin' for you

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrgKzYiIwlM

 

  • Last updated on January 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm
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Brian and I became fast friends through e-mail and eventually started chatting online using AOL Instant Messanger.  After a ton of e-mails were exchanged, we talked on the phone/texted a few times.  One Saturday in August, I was having a bad day and needed to get away for a little while... Brian offered to meet me for lunch.  We met at a restaurant called "The Orient" in Towson and we talked and talked and talked some more... I think we were there for a couple hours!  Brian bought my lunch that day (which I felt bad about) and he told me "You can buy next time!" - I thought to myself "next time??" I guess that meant he'd had a good time too and wouldn't mind hanging out again sometime!  It seemed so strange to me just how comfortable I felt around Brian, it was like we had known each other forever.  We started to spend more and more time together and eventually I couldn't remember what my life was like before Brian walked into it.  Every week we would make plans to hang out on "one" of my days off... which always turned into us hanging out all three of my days off.   I really, really liked Brian and I enjoyed every moment I got to spend with him... I felt like he liked me too but we were still just friends.  One day I was talking to my sister about our "situation" and I told her how much I liked Brian and how I felt like he liked me too.  She told me that unless we had talked about it, my feeling didn't mean anything.  My sister is the last person I would ever take relationship advice from, but later that morning I read my horoscope which said:  

Here is your horoscope for Wednesday, September 9:

While longer-term romantic plans aren't in the stars at the moment, communicating what's on your mind and in your heart is. If you like someone, let 'em know; if something's bothering you, ditto.

Instantly, I knew what I had to do.  I typed up an e-mail pouring my heart out and telling him how I felt... then I deleted some... then I added some more... deleted some more... added some more... deleted some more... until finally I just hit send.  As soon as I hit send, I thought I was going to die... there was no way of getting that e-mail back and I worried about what Brian would think of it.  The last thing I wanted to do was create an awkwardness between us.  Later that afternoon Brian called me and we talked about my e-mail... he confirmed that he DID like me too but there was another girl that he had been "talking to" and he felt like he needed to give that a fair shot.  I had known about the other girl so that didn't come as a surprise to me... I told him that I understood where he was coming from and I hoped that we could still be friends because ultimately that was most important to me.  

Fast forward a few days... Brian and I were hanging out and he was acting a little strangely, that awkwardness I dreaded was present in full force.  Brian told me that he wanted to talk to me about something and I worried that he was going to say that he didn't want to be friends anymore.  Imagine my surprise when Brian explained to me that he had ended things with the other girl and then asked my permission to take me out on a date!!!!!! 

Our first date was on September 25th 2009, Brian bought me flowers and took me to dinner at The Melting Pot (my favorite!) - it was an awesome evening and by far the best first date I'd ever had!  A few days later, Brian asked me to be his girlfriend.   :)

  • Last updated on January 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm
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It was an uneventful Sunday night at work on the midnight shift back on July 20th 2009.  Taking a break from studying for my Paramedic class, I was surfing the internet to pass the time until the end of my shift.  I was browsing the Pets section of Craigslist when, for some reason, I found myself browsing the personal ads.  I was not looking for anything in particular, I just enjoyed reading what people would write about themselves and looking at pictures.  I came across an ad titled "Dynamite with a laser beam" and, although I had no idea what that meant, I clicked on it and began reading.  The writer, a 28-year old guy, explained that he was new to Maryland and did not know anyone here so he was looking to meet some new friends.  I was immediately drawn to how well spoken and intelligent he seemed, just in the few paragraphs he'd written... in my experience, it was rare to come across an ad that was spelled correctly and used correct punctuation like this one did!  I continued to read as this guy described himself and elaborated on what kinds of things he liked to do in his free time, what kinds of movies he liked, what kinds of foods he liked, etc.  As I read, I couldn't help but think that his description of himself sounded almost identical to how I would describe myself.  In just a few paragraphs, I knew that this was someone I could be friends with.  

I read a few more ads but the whole time I was thinking about "Dynamite with a laser beam" and wondering what it must feel like to move to a new place and not know anyone.  I've lived in Maryland for my entire life and I know ALOT of people, so I really couldn't even imagine what it would be like.  I decided to send an e-mail to this guy and befriend him.  At 2:57 am, I sent an e-mail and had no idea just how much that e-mail would change my life!  Later that day I got a reply e-mail from Brian and I guess the rest... is history!