Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Did I mention how excited I am....I've got so much stuff I want to run by her. Fiance isn't so helpful on certain aspects of the wedding so I need a "girls" opinion on a few things.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I feel like my days are like a record stuck on repeat....go to work, make dinner, workout/clean, go to bed. I realized today that it's been weeks since I've had a "real" conversation with my fiance. Of course we talk every day, but it's either me complaining about my job, discussing what's for dinner, then complaining how tired I am and how little I've accomplished on my to-do list. I don't have a clue what he's been up to lately. I almost feel like when we are together I'm just too tired to even strike up a conversation.
I need to slow down and "smell the roses" once in a while. I need to reflect on the "important" things in life and make sure I'm taking the time to enjoy each of those moments. I've always believed in the idea that FAMILY COMES FIRST but lately I've been putting my job and my stresses in front of everything else.
This means I need to stop stressing out, over thinking, or complaining and put my troubles in perspective and try to enjoy the short time I have here with my loved ones. I need to savor and appreciate each moment because you can't go back. I need to appreciate life and cherish each moment instead of rushing from Point A to Point B.
I need to learn to do this quickly as I can only imagine how hectic and crazy life will become once the wedding date approaches.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I know that I need to get it re-sized but the jewelry store has now closed and the company that is supposed to be handling my warranty is a b*tch to work with. They are telling me it will take a minimum of 12 weeks to "look" at the ring. They want me to MAIL in my ring....yes, you read that correctly.....they want me to MAIL a $4000 ring to them. So it's not just the idea of being without my ring for 3-4 months, but there is no way on God's green earth I'm putting my ring in an envelope and hoping it reaches it's destination.
So, here is my dilemma.....what am I supposed to do now? Will another jewelery store do the work on my ring even though it wasn't purchased there? What is the cost going to be? Do you really think it's safe to MAIL my ring? And is 3-4 months a normal time frame to fix my ring?
Monday, January 11, 2010
I will continue to keep this blog for my personal posts about life, weight watchers, etc. And don't be surprised if a few wedding posts show up on here also as I am used to Blogger and still learning my way around WordPress.
So go, check it out and let me know what you think. Did any of you use a wedding site? If so, was it helpful for your wedding party, family, etc?
Friday, January 8, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Anyway, back to my story. So in my dream I woke up the day of my wedding to find that I had slept in my wedding dress and it was all wrinkly. Well, as always, my sister Rachel was there to save me. She had a "spare" dress that was identical to my dress and she simply slipped the new dress on me and away we went.
I know it doesn't seem like much to those of you who don't know me, but that dream just solidifies the fact that I could NEVER face anything as big as my wedding day without my sister by my side. She has been, and always will be, my saviour.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I'm not sure if you can tell in this photo, but I am grinning ear to ear!! I was just beaming....The dress is a trumpet style and it just hugs me in all the right places.
And the back of the dress was just as gorgeous.....look at all those buttons! Such great detail.
Here is a close-up of the front of the dress. So simple, but with enough bling to make it ME
In this picture you will notice a small bulge in my middle area.....this is NOT my stomach. We actually found that the dress was too big and the fabric was bunching up. Once the associate pulled it tight and pinned it there, the bulge went away
I decided on purchasing a "trumpet slip" and it seemed to make a big difference in the way the bottom of the dress laid. It will definitely help keep the shape of the dress for pictures.
Feel free to go here to see another view of the dress.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
When I started my vacation back on December 18 I had this big "to-do" list of specific things I wanted to accomplish during my time off. I looked at that list today and I was only able to cross off two items. I'm so disappointed in myself.
Needless to say, 2010 has not started off the way I had hoped. I'm physically and mentally exhausted and just pray that I can get back into the swing of things