Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 11:32 PM
So we booked the place and we have started looking for/saving for a house.
I think I cannot function unless under crazy amounts of stress. This year I am in a wedding, shooting a prom the same weekend as the wedding I am in, the next month shooting a wedding, then having an art show and doing craft fairs all summer.
I am also looking for a house, planning my wedding, doing a crapton of crafts AND I am in another wedding next year two months before my wedding. Like I said I think I just like stress.
There is so much left to do! I have to find a dress, order it, lose weight, find a caterer, dj and officiant. Decide on a photographer, pick a cake, get jonathan to pick clothing for him and the boys, and order gifts for everyone.
Thankfully I have finished my vows, and I have a great group of people around me! None of my friends are afraid to pitch in and if I told them I needed them they would be there in a second.
As C and I keep saying, this is OUR YEAR!!
Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:48 PM
After slacking off quite a bit lately, I am diving into a diet full force, its not a total body or lifestyle change its something easy and manageable.
I am going to be substituting my lunch for a slim fast shake. My shake is more than just milk and powder however, I have added strawberries and bananas which masks the flavor of the powder which is nice.
I don't like the way I look when I look in the mirror and looking at pictures of myself makes me uncomfortable. I would like to be a size 6. Its going to be alot of work and hard work at that.
The FH has decided to join me at the gym more often than not and be my drill sargent.
I will lose this weight god dammnit!
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Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:33 PM
Last night we un-officially settled on a venue, its un-official because jonathan says its not 100% set since we did it over the phone. Ah the joys of not living together yet.
Its very..rustic I guess is the word, its not really I dunno, its where I picture myself getting married since the moment we visited the first time, and honestly we have compared every place to it since, the fact that it took us so long to settle is silly really.
I have started decorating it in my head which I guess is to be expected. I took my mom to it and she likes it, but she keeps saying if you are happy I am happy, if you want me on the moon in pink polka dots I will do it.
She wants to rent the whole place for guests cause she is crazy. Granted we do have some family members that I think would want to stay over but what ever.
Now to figure out how this trying on wedding dress thing works and all will be good. Granted I found the dress I want online but its only available online and I want to try it on and make sure the cut and everything look right. So to find something similar.
Again it seems rather early to be planning everything but I would rather set it and forget it, kind of like a slow cooker. lol
The venue is http://www.campkiwanee.com/rentals/needles/, I love it soo much!
Posted Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:23 PM
Its a lazy day for me after accompanying the FH to his ten year last night. We didn't grow up in the same town, we didn't go to any of the same schools and we are learning wise five years apart, age wise only 4. Come to think of it, its kind of interesting that we met at all really. In high school I think I would have crushed on him but nothing would have happened and I think he would have never known I exsisted. Oh how the world turns and life changes. Heh.
Any way I have been looking at more wedding blogs which is cool I guess, maybe its because I come from an age and a background where I do most of my shopping online and I am a visual person but I devour websites like a fat kid and cake. I have been looking at themes and weddings now on Offbeatbride.com. This website is one of the few that has anything remotely close to what we are doing themes wise, it makes me want to get crafty as well. I want Hubby to walk in with me surrounded by bits of paper, paint, fingers glued together and white powder. However it makes me realize I am more traditional than I thought. Don't get me wrong I am still having what my cousin deems a Dungeons and Dragons wedding, but there are certain things I think I would never not have at a wedding.I am not castigating any one for doing different because lets be serious there will be swords at my wedding and not just foam ones. There will be mead and lutes and cloaks, but I will also be in white, I will have only female bridesmaids and he will have only male ushers.I won't be throwing my bouquet he wont be tossing my garter because I honestly think its weird to have your future husband feel you up in front of your family and have them cheer about it, it honestly sounds like a nightmare I had once where I was a French queen in the late revolutionary period...any way not pertinent.
I realize I want to be strange, yet still elegant. I also know that above all else this day is the foundation on which the rest of our marriage will be based, well not really the day we met is truly that day, its just the day where we are finally connected. This makes it our day and we are weird, so safe to say the day is going to be just that, and I dont know how its going to be received and it makes me feel like a bad person because I truly dont care.
If you like it awesome all I care is that you dance, you laugh and maybe just maybe our vows make you sob like babies, that way I am not the only one...
Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:51 AM
We sat down and drew out a rough estimate of how much everything will cost. We have an idea of where we want it to be, which is nice and we know kind of what we want for food. We have a photographer in mind and a DJ that is being suggested by family.
So far its pretty good all things considered for our time line. We didnt want to be stressed and have to rush around last minute looking for things.
I am blessed to have a FH that is totally involved with the process. He knows exactly what he wants to do with us and where he wants this to go, the only thing he wants no say in and wants to be shocked by is the dresses which I can respect and in the sense of fairness I dont want to know what he and the guys are wearing, he knows our color and theme and I trust his judgement.
I have been pouring over style blogs and devouring forum posts.
http://www.stylemepretty.com/ is one of my favorites. There are alot of quirky stuff and thats what the guy and I are like, quirky.
Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:33 AM
I realized yesterday it was two months ago to the day that I nearly broke my camera and the FH's back when he proposed to me, come thursday we will have been together for five years.
A lot has happened over those five years including my parents rather messy divorce, weddings, funerals, births, cancer and life in general. I have found a man that can make me both insane and sane at the same time, and I think that is forever love.
I call him my lovely, because even though we have our tiffs he has never been anything but lovely to me.
We have a day off together again thanks to his newer schedule, this makes it extremely easier to look at reception sites even though we continue to go back to the same place over and over.We did however go to a Bridal Show at another site, granted we hated and it couldn't park all the people in my family let alone house them, but it was FH's first bridal show and my first as a bride and not a vendor, very interesting to be on this side of things.Back to Camp Kawanee I love the idea and look of it, but can't wrap my head around the logistics of a ceremony, it sometimes stinks to have a large and yet close family, damn you Ma for popping out nine kids! :::shakes fist:::: It also allows for us to house window shop, just to get an idea of what we both want in a house. I think we have both settled on a fixer upper, thanks to the grace of genes we are blessed to have several knowledgeable people at our disposal.
We have some hurdles to jump over before we will be able to fully commit to any big wedding planning which is why we are giving ourselves three years, first and for most is buying a house, so we can do the whole carry over the threshold thing, I wonder who will carry who, we will have to flip for it. :-P
Posted Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:52 PM
So I accidentally over powered my portable harddrive and it killed it dead. Yeah there were expletive deletives and crying. My fiancé then reminded me why I am marrying him and fixed it.
Posted Monday, October 25, 2010 12:23 AM
I am hijacking this blog to discuss my weight loss plans and goals so far.
Currently I weigh 168ish depending on my water and my food intake for a day. My long term goal is to be a size 6 or a 30 inch waist.
Lately the FH and I have been gyming it with one of the groomsmen, I have also given up sugar for the month of October. I dont really have an ideal weight because I want to bulk up a little as well and muscles weigh more then fat, as such I will stick with a pant size and waist measurement goals.
I am currently very proud of my gyming partner and groomsman dave, he was lost 12 pounds without pill assistance and has started to drastically turn around his health, its a total inspiration for me to do it. He is one of our closest friends and was one of the reasons we started dating, I want him around to be an uncle to our children and help me scare away their future mates.
I am an only child and only recently got half siblings through my parents divorce, so I hold my friends very closely. Once married I will be gaining 4 in-laws and couldn't be more excited to make it official. I have already felt like if needed I could turn to Mr Cows sisters and is happy to now beable to officially have them as in-laws legally not just in my heart.
Lastly the saving for a house is on hold until we pay off my cowmobile. Once that is paid off our debt to income will be down as such helping us get a mortgage easier. We will have a pasture before you know it!