Sunday, March 30, 2008

Invitations - Check!

Rob and I got the invitations ready to go on Saturday! I thoroughly enjoyed this project when we started, I loved the idea of making them all look really nice and putting them in the envelopes and checking off the names of the people getting them one-by-one. Until we were about 3 hours into the process and only half-way done. Thank goodness I only have to do that once in my life. They turned out fantastic though and I'm only going to show a picture of them completed in the box because I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone... ;)

Now I just have to send them out!

Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm done with vacuuming...

I went to my house today to check the mail and put my trash can back in the garage. While I was there I decided to do a couple of things I had been meaning to do: organize the folders for the desk, tape off the bathrooms for painting, and vacuum the floors. Well, I organized the folders, no problem. Then I vacuumed. I'm done with vacuuming. At the risk of grossing you out, I will show you why:

This is the last round of unclogging the carpet fiber from the vacuum cleaner. I do this at least once usually twice every time I vacuum and I have to change the bag every time I vacuum as well. Ugh! I feel like I make a bigger mess vacuuming than cleaning up. But, I have to get past this point with the carpeting and I can only do it by vacuuming. :(

Argh.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Babies!!!

I love babies! So, this post is devoted to all of the babies in my life, furry and not so furry :o)

The second (human) love of my life: James. I've decided this will be the hardest part of getting married. James lives with my family right now and the thought of moving out, not being able to give him a hug and a kiss every day and telling him goodnight is horrifying. I will get through this, but nonetheless, he's my the reason for my love of being an aunt.






Isabella is very quickly making her own little home in my heart right next to James. At five months old she weighs in at a whopping 18 pounds of pure adorable chunky beautifulness. How can you deny this face? How can you deny that pudge? Ahhh...


And as for furry babies? We have plenty of that kind of cuteness to go around too!



Ahhh... I love my babies.

And, just because I have so many cute pictures to share, here are a few more:

James is currently potty training so he must entertain himself while waiting... don't worry, it's clean.

This is James in his tux for the wedding! Is he not adorable? He runs around the house saying, "I handsome." I love it.

And, last but certainly not least, a little sneak peak at the post to come...

My First Shower!

I had my first bridal shower last Saturday! It was so much fun! It was really strange being the center of attention, but I think I handled it pretty well. You can see my "problem" in a couple of the pictures.

Here is said "Problem:"
Okay, first, check out the fabulous cake. It was delicious! Now, if you look very closely you will notice the "problem." Right around my neck area. Looks a bit like hives... maybe like someone has just tried strangling me? This is what happens when I get nervous. I flush a wonderfully vibrant red similar to that of a tomato for all the world to see. This is my current area of worry as far as my looks for the wedding. Forget low lighting, I'll be glowing!

Anyway, back to the shower... I'll just let the pictures tell the story. I got some great gifts and got to hang out with some family and friends (something I don't get to do very often!). It was a blast and Jocelyn, her mom, and Ashley did a wonderful job!

I have another one in two weeks! Woo-hoo!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I feel like a horrible slacker.

I am hanging my head in shame as I write this first blog post in almost a MONTH. Yes, a month. What have I been doing? Well, wouldn't you like to know. I have spent the last month doing everything from painting my entire house (well, almost), setting up our furniture, having my first shower, starting on my invitations, attending the most fun and amazing bachelorette party ever, researching alarm systems and phone companies, and homework. Notice how homework is last on that list? Not only am I a blogging slacker (I haven't even stalked my most stalked blogs daily!), but I'm a total slacker of a college student. Prepare yourselves, ladies and gentlement. Miss 4.0 GPA my actually get her first "C" this semester. Why? Because I'm so not motivated! I have a house! I have things to do! Is studying for that midterm really that important? I guess it should be.

I'm going to touch on some random news and then sign off for tonight...

  • I've printed off all the envelopes for the invitations (woo-hoo!) This took a ridiculous 3 days and I'm currently waiting on 4 addresses from my beloved fiance (whom I'm about to strangle) that I have so kindly reminded him to get daily for about 3 weeks. I'm also in the midst of deciding how to tie the ribbons on the invites... that will be fun.
  • The bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses are in! Yay! I hope there aren't any problems!
  • My house is almost entirely painted. I only have two bathrooms to do and possibly the third bedroom. I'm so done with paint. This is the main reason I haven't blogged... I can't bring myself to make my humungo before and after post until it's complete... will this ever happen? Yes, it will. At least this is what I keep telling myself. I promise the post is coming and you will love it! My house looks fantastic!
  • I've found a full time job for the summer. Let me tell you, this is a relief. I'll be back at Westgate Christian summer camp working with three year olds all day. They are so cute! Well, they have to be, or I might be contemplating mass murder ... ;)
  • I had my first shower! It was so much fun! My wonderful, amazing, fabulous, beautiful maid of honor threw it for me and she did a fantastic job. I'll post pics later.
  • I hate new carpet. I have vacuumed my house quite a few times (this is much less than I would have liked...) and I have to change the bag in the vacuum cleaner every time I do it. I also have to stop about every 10 feet to pull out fiber balls to keep them from clogging the vacuum. This sucks... hopefully it won't last much longer. I wonder if getting an Oreck will help alleviate my stress...?
  • I'm getting married in a little more than 10 weeks! WOW!! I'm still very ready for it to be here!
  • Speaking of weddings... my good friend Sam is getting married in less than 2 weeks. I'm so excited for her! She had a bachelorette party a couple of weeks ago. It was a blast. We went to the Melting Pot (amazing!) and then back to her apartment to just hang out. I had so much fun! Very low key, exactly my kind of party.
  • I'm tired.
  • I'm a terrible blogger. I'm too freaking lazy to upload pictures from my camera to show you some of the things I've mentioned in this post. I apologize. At this point I have too many things to care about to care about putting pictures on my blog. Hopefully the facelift is enough to hold you all over.
Thank you all for your patience. I'm on the verge of losing my grip on all of things I'm holding so tightly to. As much as I want to let go, if I do, I'll lose it. Someone tell me it will get better after the wedding? I don't know how much longer I can stretch myself this thin... I don't even have time to blog anymore, which is my main outlet. Maybe as soon as we get internet at the house I can take my babies and escape for some much needed alone time and blog there... I need to get the invites out and caught up on my online class first... I also need to finish painting. :(

I need a vacation. Good night.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Here goes!

I've been tagged by Julia!

The rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

  1. I have a perfectly irrational fear of spiders. I can't believe I just typed that word in my blog. I can't even look at the word anymore... it gives me the heebie-jeebies. I don't know where it stems from, but I need therapy or something. Although, if I went to therapy I would at some point have to confront my fear, right? Um... no. Not gonna happen. I couldn't even shelve the books at the library with pictures of spiders on them, hence the lack of pictures on this particular point. I can't kill them either. That's what Rob's for. :o)
  2. I hate girls with small boobs. Okay, hate is a strong word. I am extremely jealous. I have huge boobs (I won't go into details), and I carry a very large grudge against those girls who can go to the store and buy a bikini (or wedding gown for that matter) without worrying about spilling out. Oh, and don't get me started on Victoria's Secret. Apparently they think that DD is as big as it gets. Think again! So, I'm stuck ordering my "granny bras" (because they don't make cutesy bras for us "full-figured" girls) from a website direct from the UK. We always want what we can't have, right?
  3. I am very shy around new people. In fact, I think people often take it as me being stuck up. Rob has actually told me before that I have this air of being better than other people. I'm really not like that! I'm just totally uncomfortable around new people! Especially crowds of new people!
  4. I have a thing for forearms. Yup, forearms. Most girls like the "eyes," or "the butt." Nope. I like the forearms. From the elbow to the wrist. There's just something about a man's forearm. Mmmmm...
  5. I can't stand the thought of becoming a teacher. Actually, I can't stand the thought of practically devoting my life to teaching. Call me selfish, but I want my life to be devoted to my family and friends. Those who are near and dear to me. I don't want to "grow up" and have a full time job. I want to be a stay-at-home mom and a wonderful wife for my husband. I want to what I want to do with my free time, not what I HAVE to do. I'm setting myself up for disappointment on this one. I pray that God changes my attitude with this one (although I'll never give up my hope at being a SAHM).
  6. I am ashamed at my lack on knowledge on all things historical. I'm hanging my head right now as I admit that I had no idea what the Cold War or the Cuban Missile Crisis were until college. I blame it on my schooling. Okay, I'm really good at memorizing all those dates and aced every history class I took, but did I remember it? Also, is it necessary to spend so much time on the Civil War and WWII? We never even broached the subject of Vietnam because we always ran out of time. Even after memorizing all those dates, I couldn't tell you who, what, where, when, or why about anything historical and it's sad.
  7. Julia, this one's for you. I was the epitome of the geek in school. I graduated with a 4.3 GPA and was in the top 5% of my class (25 out of 500). I nearly killed myself with stress senior year and still missed hitting the top 10. I also got a 30 on my ACT. I'm pretty proud of this, but I'm a good test-taker. My GPA so far is definitely less dorky, as Julia would say, but it's still pretty up there (3.8). I decided there was more to life than good grades. Blame it on Rob, we met senior year....
I'm supposed to tag 7 people, but now that I'm finally catching up on reading everyone's blogs, I've found that most of the people's blogs I've visited have already been tagged... but nonetheless, here's mine: I tag Clary, Brigid, Yara, Lisa, Kristal, Amber, and Nikki.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Something's Missing...

Isn't there supposed to be a light at the end of this tunnel? We are officially homeowners and I wish I could convey to you just how good that feels. Now, my OCD/anal retentive side takes over and I immediately start making lists in my head of what I need/want to do at the house. For example, paint. We didn't need to paint right away but I HATE white walls and Rob agreed that we should do it before the furniture comes in a couple of weeks. We have a refrigerator now and I think we've about cleared all the junk out of my parents' basement. It gets harder and harder to leave! I constantly find myself trying to come up with something I need to do over there just so I can be there! Ahhh... only three more months until we move in! I'll post pictures on that later.

I really want to write a long-winded, picture-filled post about the past weeks events, but to tell you the truth, it's 11:00pm, I'm developing a sore throat, I just finished painting my gigantic 12 foot great room walls, and I'm exhausted. So, this post serves as a tiny update to my blog readers, my ever-so-patient blog readers, just letting you know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I'm just filling every spare moment with projects (while successfully neglecting my schooling) and my list of things to blog about gets longer and longer with every day that passes. So here is my vow to you: I promise I will make the gigantic post that you've all been waiting for with tons of pictures and the details of all of the project advancement with the house, just as soon as I stop being so project-oriented! Also, I've been tagged by Julia, and I'm working on that one too! Hang in there guys!

Oh, and by the way, there's only 100 days until my wedding!!! Well, according to The Knot's countdown. My Facebook and Google countdowns say 101 days. But hey, who's counting?