Monday, February 7, 2011

Back to life...

Back to reality.

Man I haven't blogged in awhile, not that I have much of an audience, but still. Last week was INSANE! I worked Monday....and that was all. I had 4....repeat....FOUR snow days in a row!!!! Well, I was excited about it at first, but then as the week went on I got a little stir crazy......cabin fever much??? I don't know how the yanks do it, us southerners are definitely NOT used to FOUR days of snow/ice/mush.

Not much to update on though, surprisingly. The dogs enjoyed the now, Rylan enjoyed the snow, I enjoyed the snow.....blah blah blah. On the up side I did get to talk to Alex A LOT more than usual, which left us at the end of the weekend with NOTHING to talk about....literally.

Saturday morning I have an appointment to try on wedding dresses!!!! And I've already picked the bridesmaid dresses! I feel like I'm ahead. In fact, last time I posted I was talking about spending the weekend with Alex's parents. I did, it went wonderful! I met a lot of his family at his little sister's birthday party. Then Sunday morning I went fishing with Alex's dad, which was AMAZING! I caught 8 catfish! One was 4 pounds! Then Cheryl and I went browsing and wedding stuff, and pretty much have the entire wedding planned now! I have no idea what I'd do without her, I wasn't getting anywhere fast by myself. Being slightly overwhelmed makes me excessively indecisive.

WEDDDDDING!!!!
We're going with a chocolate brown and turquoise theme (the dresses are listed as espresso and jade); we're looking at two venues right now; we have our reverend picked out; Cheryl will be making our cakes, cause she's amazing at it; Alex will be wearing his Green Dress Class A's; we have our idea for centerpieces; we're either smoking brisket with sides, or doing deli sandwiches with sides; and I can't think of anything else right now.
Basically I need to do save the dates (December 10th!!!), invites, flowers, and my dress.
I think....

Anyways here's some pictures from SNOW WEEK IN TEXAS!!!




 June is a little camera shy

Monday, January 31, 2011

B-E-A-U-TIFUL!!!

It was such a beautiful weekend! And such a relaxing one too! Friday night I had dinner with my uncle at PF Changs, yummy yummy!
I then watched a movie with the fam at my moms....can't remember what it was though lol. I skyped Alex all night, then fell asleep while skyping, then woke up to my amazing man telling me good morning!!!
I had a hair appointment at 11:30am Saturday morning, where my grandmother took me to a salon (this was a late Christmas present) and Stephan did my hair!! Looks great! I think so at least. I was skeptical about bangs, but I took a leap and went with it.
After my hair cut I picked up a quick gift for Savannah, Alex's little sister, it was her first birthday party!!! I stayed out at Alex's parents Saturday night, we just hung out and watched movies. Then Sunday morning I woke up at 6am to go fishing with Martin, Alex's dad, caught 9 fish! One 4 pounder! It was incredibly relaxing.
Cheryl, Alex's step mom, seriously helped me plan like the whole wedding. She took so much of the stress away from me. I don't know what I would have done without her help.

So needless to say, I'm in a super duper mood, I am no longer stressed the eff out! And I feel great!!!

I hope everyone else has a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

When life hands you lemons,

you have options!
You could make lemonade, but personally I'm not a huge fan.
You could pair it up with some tequila, salt, and lime, but I've had some horrible experiences with tequila.
Or, my personal favorite, you could use those lemons as weapons and throw them at people. Specifically people that annoy you :)

I had an interesting weekend, it was somewhat relaxing, somewhat stressful, and very emotional. "Aunt Flo" doesn't make a habit of visiting often with my birth control, but I could swear that I was about to start this weekend! I don't know if it's just stress, or a crazy hormonal breakdown, but SOMETHING has got to change here. I can't even function lately. I suppose it could be partially because of communication between Alex and I being cut down alot, he's on this "get fit" kick and is actually sticking to it, which is more than I can say for myself, but it's cutting into our talk time, ALOT....or at least it seems like alot. I also feel overwhelmed at home, like literally there are moments when I want to kill Athena! She has been driving me nuts lately, and as adorable as she is I still just wanna flick her in the nose sometimes. June, I love her, and she's a sweetheart, but she will NOT stay out from under my feet! Rylan has been an emotional wreck lately too, he's so grumpy lately, and not sleeping as much as usual, and crying all the time! Laundry is backed up, surprise, surprise! <----I HATE laundry!

Alex suggested I go out to his parent's house this weekend. I love his parents! Rylan will be with his father this weekend, so it will give me an opportunity to truly relax, away from the city, have a few drinks with Alex's dad and maybe watch movies. And oh my gosh they cook, and they cook amazingly! More than anything I just think it'd be nice to get away, get away from my family and friends, and just relax. Being with them makes me feel closer to Alex. Not that I don't love my family and friends....I just need to get away, I feel like I'm losing it!

I feel like this post is going no where, and just a random jumble of thoughts and feelings, so I will leave it at that, and continue my glorious Monday at work (*sarcasm*)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"All My Loving"

-Jim Sturgess version

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you,
Tomorrow I'll miss you;
Remember I'll always be true.
And then while I'm away,
I'll write home ev'ry day,
And I'll send all my loving to you.
I'll pretend that I'm kissing
The lips I am missing
And hope that my dreams will come true.
And then while I'm away,
I'll write home ev'ry day,
And I'll send all my loving to you.
All my loving I will send to you.
All my loving, darling I'll be true.

"Hey Jude"

-Joe Anderson version

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
Hey Jude don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better
And any time you feel the pain, Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Na na na na na
na na na na
Hey Jude don't let me down
You have found her now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you
Hey Jude you'll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder
Na na na na na
na na na na Yeah
Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better, better, Oh
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na, Hey Jude
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na, Hey Jude
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na, Hey Jude

Across the Universe

Lately I've been on an Across the Universe soundtrack kick, I loved the movie when I saw it last summer. My sister left her ipod with me because she knows her nephew loves it, so I have taken it over and she just happens to have the soundtrack on there. So it's been "Hey Jude" and "All My Loving" for 3 days now :)

So last night I went wedding dress browsing and ended up spending 2 hours in the store with Jackie trying them on. I found one I really like, but my indecisiveness is keeping me from saying "it's the one" so I will continue to shop around until I get that "this is it" feeling I guess lol. In two weeks I have an appointment to go look at a venue. I've narrowed it down to three, I think lol. Jackie is going with me, so hopefully I'll get some feedback.

After wedding dress shopping last night Jackie and I went to On The Border! I think I finally found a drink that Jackie will actually DRINK.....strawberry daiquiri's haha! I had a pina colada with my appetizer and then a nice cold beer with my nachos. <---- Thats right, I had nachos, and NO they're not on my diet. But damn it I hate diets, and I think I deserve to cheat every now and then. I've been doing good-ish. It'd probably be better if I actually went to the gym like I initially planned to, but my energy level lately has been zilch and that decreases my motivation greatly.

I'm pretty sure I accidentally potty trained Athena already. Now this is a great thing, but I didn't really do anything. She's a smart little thing, that makes things easier on me!

Mmk, I'm done for now.....I gotta get to work.