Wednesday, December 6, 2006

1st Actual Entry

Okay, so this is my 1st official post on here. Everything you see before this is stuff I've copied and pasted from my former blog. I kinda slacked on keeping up on things as you can tell, so here's the update... The wedding went wonderfully. I really couldn't have asked for it to go any better. Our honeymoon(to Florida) was so much fun and sooo relaxing! We really could have just stayed there forever...except for the whole running out of money and having no jobs thingy. lol...oh well. Anyway, we started trying to get pregnant pretty much right after the wedding and weren't having any luck. Sure enough, as soon as we gave up and quit trying so hard, I got pregnant!! I'm so excited about it!! I'm still just sort of shocked and amazed that there is a whole other person growing inside me. Two weeks ago we got to go get the first ultrasound and I can't tell you what a rush that was. I could see it's little heart beating and everything. It was probably the coolest thing I've experienced. I'm sure I'll be posting more and more often now. The pregnancy hormones have made my emotions off the wall and sometimes it's just easier to write, and "get all the crazies out". I'm sure that for the next months I'll probably have all sorts of crazy rants and raves!

Starting to panic a little

January 6th, 2006
Good Golly, time's flying by!! It's getting so close and I'm so excited! So, I finally found my bridesmaid dresses. We found them at Morgan's Bridal, which is right here in town. The dresses are on order and won't be here until the middle of March. Talk about cutting it close! The guys have their tuxes picked out and I got Kenzie her flower girl dress and shoes. And I finally found my shoes(and on sale!). We have the caterer, the DJ, the photographer and I have my invitations almost ready to send out. I also have my flowers and most of the hall decorations ready. I think that I'm almost to a point where there isn't much left to do but wait and see. Oh, I still have to find gifts for the bridal party and I'm still looking for something to exchange with the kids. I think I'm going to get them a simple silver bracelot to kinda match our rings. I'm so afraid I'm forgetting something. Ugh.

Bridesmaid dress shopping

Novemeber 9th, 2005
So I took two of my bridesmaids(Kristen & Julie) dress shopping on Saturday(Nov5th). We went to Dayton to David's Bridal. It was overwhelming. We finally found a dress we all LOVED and then found out it doesn't come in my color. We had a great time, but didn't end up finding anything we liked yet. Oh well, I guess that just means we get to have another girls day out! I went to try on my dress that day too. Wanted to see how much weight I was going to have to shed to get into it. I bought it last year and it was snug then. Guess What?!? It still fits!!! I am SOOO relieved! I was really worried that it wasn't going to zip up!

Bridesmaid Dresses

Oct. 18th, 2005
Ooooh! I found a bridesmaid dress I LOVE!! Unfortunately it is pretty pricey. My bridesmaids are all buying their own dresses and I refuse to make them shell out a ton of money for a dress they will wear once. My maid of honor(such a sweetheart)said to me, "I don't care how much it costs, it's beautiful and you're only getting married once. I want your wedding to be perfect, so I will buy it." Okay...that is why she is my maid of honor...what a great friend! However, I still think it is ridiculous to buy expensive bridesmaid dresses. the search is on for a dress "like" the one I found, but cheaper!!

More attendants!

Oct. 18th, 2005
Okay, so yesterday my mom calls me and tells me that she talked to my brother(he's in college) and that he is disappointed that he has not been asked to be one of Levi's groomsmen. I can't believe he would even want to! I had already planned on having him and all his friends be ushers. Isn't that what brothers of the bride usually do?! Anyway...I love my brother and definitely want him involved. I would have him be a bridesmaid...but I don't think he would want to wear the dress . Anyway, Levi and I talked about it last night and we decided that we will ask my brother to be a groomsman and Levi's sister to be a bridesmaid. That means that now we will each have 5 attendants, which is more than I had planned, but oh well. It would mean alot to me to have my brother up there with us. I'm still trying to register the fact that he wants to be in the wedding. It's pretty sweet.

More wedding planning

Oct. 12th, 2005
Alright, I've got a few minutes, so here is some more info about the wedding planning...
Color: I'm going with light pink. I'm trying to decide if I want a second color. I really like light pink and burgendy(sp) together, but I just had a friend use those colors. I also had another friend do pink and black, so that's out. I'm thinking about sticking with mostly pink and maybe using some silver here and there.
Bridesmaids: I'm having four. All of them are friends from when we were little. I've told 3 of the 4. The fourth one will probably be surprised to be asked. Her and I grew up with alot of the same friends, but we never really hung out until about a year ago. Now we are pretty close. I'm sure she will be surprised to be asked to be in it, but I really can't invision her not being up there with me.
Cake: We haven't picked out an exact cake yet, but we've looked at a bunch and we know what style we want. My mom is going to make it for us. She used to do wedding cakes all the time, but she doesn't really have the time anymore. She originally said she didn't want to do it because she would have enough stress that week, but I talked her into it. I told her how much it would mean to us it she would do it. I remember watching her do wedding cakes when I was a kid and thinking about how someday she would make a beautiful cake for me!!
Favors: I actually have the problem of having too many favors right now. My mom is very creative and she has come up with about 4 different favors. I like them all and can't decide. Maybe I'll go with 2.
Dress: I love my dress, but I bought it a year ago and now I'm going to have to do some exercising to squeeze into the thing. It was a tad tight when I bought it, so I'm sure I'm going to have to shed some pounds. I should go try it on and see how far off I am, but I'm afraid. I think I will go try it on after I've lost my first 5 pounds. I'm such a chicken!! Well, I've got to get some actually work done today at work, so I'd better get to it. I'll update more here later!

How big is too big!

Oct. 11th, 2005
Okay, Size does matter....when you're trying to plan a wedding. So, DF and I have been tossing around wedding ideas for awhile, but we are now starting to actually decide on things. We contemplated the idea of eloping or having a very small intimate wedding, but have decided against it. We both have too big of families to limit it and my mom would be crushed if she wasn't included(if we eloped). Anyway...we decided that we wanted to go the whole 9 yards and have a traditional wedding. We definitely are not going to get ridiculous, but we are going to do the whole formal wedding thing. I was thinking a nice medium size wedding...not too big, not too small....then I went with my mom to rent the reception hall. While we were filling out paperwork, she asked the manager how many the hall would seat. He said 350(I'm thinking....Plenty)and my mom pauses and then asks what happens if we have more. WHAT?! Holy Hell!! I don't even KNOW 350 people. Oh well...I guess the more the merrier!!

Wedding date set!

Alright!! The date is officially set!! March 25, 2006 is the date of my wedding!! Whoohooo!! Okay...I'm excited and I'm nervous. Excited to finally get to do this, but nervous about all the details I have to keep straight.'s where I am with the planning...
Bought Dress!
Reserved Church/PastorReserved
Reception Hall Reserved
Church Organ playerReserved
Singer(s) for ceremonyPicked
Bridesmaids/maid of honor
Picked Groomsmen
Picked Groom(hehe)
I would make a list of all the things I have left to do, but I don't want to scare myself!

Dig in...