Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wedding Update

So this week has been productive...
1. I ordered the invites which can be seen at this link:
I love them, so if you hate them... don't tell me!! There was much debating that went into the whole process of ordering these invitations.
2. We bought Adam's ring at Zales. It's a plain gold 6mm band. It is totally not what we thought he was going to get, but alas he loved it.
3. Chose which picture is going into the invite and printed it at Costco.
4. Last week we met with the baker, who is AMAZING may I add. I am so excited to see my cake.
5. We decided finally on what our favors will be. Jelly bellies for everyone!! We ordered fifteen pounds of Jelly Belly jelly beans and we are going to put them into cellophane bags and create a topper for them. They coordinate with our colors and I'm really excited.
6. Still disliking my dress, very much so. Hopefully it'll be fixed by the time I get to Utah (everyone cross their fingers and pray it looks not like a t-shirt dress). Below is what it looks like right now. I don't like how it looks with sleeves and I feel like it makes me look bigger than I am.

Overall, I know everything is going to work out. Now I just have to get the invites and address them all! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Sin to Confess...

I quickly run upstairs, stomach growling, thinking out loud,"I hate slimfast." Bursting the closed door of my room, I flop myself down on my yellow comforter only to reach for my stash of fig newtons. I begin to eat one, enjoying the soft texture as my teeth sink into it. I enjoy it until the moment of sin... I looked at the calorie count and what did I see? 90 calories for every two cookies! TWO COOKIES! Now, the question I pose is who can stop at two cookies of anything? Oreos... I need at least three. Soft chips ahoy... oh yeah I need four. BUT FIG NEWTONS my favorite (even fat free) are 90 calories. After shoving six in my mouth consecutively I realize I've consumed 270 calories worth of fig newtons. There we go. I confessed my sin. Now I'm off to go do some sit ups. God of all diets... forgive me.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

And so the 3 months of craziness begins!!

Despite the fact that I do not have an official job or am in school, I feel busier than ever. In a lot of ways this wedding is causing me SO much stress. (PAUSE: Adam wants me to say hi for him) Nevertheless, it is fun. Adam and I began to register this last week, beginning at Target. Next week's agenda includes registering at Williams-Sonoma and Bed Bath and Beyond. Registering is Adam's favorite activity-- NOT. Either way I know that it was one of those things that we are going to look back at and be grateful that we did. Adam did register us for a box of cheezits, which I found hilarious. At the end of the day, despite my often serious demeanor, he definitely caused me to giggle and smile. Between the moments of stress, I feel very lucky to have him in life even though I know that I do frustrate him. I guess that is just love-- realizing what you have is special even in the most stressful and trying times. I know, sorry this is all cheezy it is just hard to express how I feel when I really feel like I am in love with the world's sweetest and most patient man. Only 67 days till I marry my best friend, fiance, and greatest confidant.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year :)

So I know that this is a little bit late, but first I want to wish everyone a happy new year! As I reflect back on this past year it has been challenging, yet essential. While I am not about to lay out my dirty laundry for everyone to see, all I can say is that there were some health challenges that definitely slowed me down. As for the rest of the year, it was amazing. I maintained my high GPA, made a ton of new friends, visited a lot of cool places, helped my parents move into a beautiful new home, genuinely fell in love with my best friend, learned how to crochet/cook, got a job, and finally got engaged. I'd say that is a pretty successful year! The one thing that I've learned above all though is that I cannot accomplish all that I have alone. To reach every one of my goals took a lot of support from Adam, my parents, friends, and God.
It is weird thinking that in this new year I am going to be getting married, paying my own bills, learning to be a wife, and being completely independent. Both Adam and I still feel like kids and it is going to be interesting as we transfer (hopefully smoothly) into adulthood. Either way, despite all the big changes, I know that this will be a wonderful year and I look forward to seeing it play out.