Thursday, April 21, 2011

11 Days

...since my last update? Not bad! I have decided that I am no longer participating in the 30 Day Challenge. Mine was a 16 Day Challenge over the span of 3-40 days. :)

I have LOTS of updates to share with my bloggy friends! Let's start at the beginning...ok it was just last month. WE GOT A NEW CAR! Yay! It was much needed, however not so much wanted. Matt and I were both getting used to the idea of not having a car payment, especially because I really enjoy spending money you know, to save for the wedding. About every 6 months or so my old Dodge Neon would break or something would need to be replaced. This was getting to be really frustrating. And old. And did I mention frustrating? Nothing like spending your entire tax return on your car! So when our 6 month break was up and my transmission (or something) needed fixed (or replaced) we talked, and Matthew researched too much, and we decided to lease a new Nissan Altima. Let me just say, I. LOVE. THIS. CAR. It's so cute and it smells SO good, it's perfect for us and gets AWESOME gas mileage. So perfect I may just try to convince the fiancé to let us keep it after our lease is up!

Next up, wedding season has officially arrived! We traveled to Atlanta a few weeks ago for Matt's friends wedding! I spent the first day and a half alone (and kinda bored to be honest) but, after much begging and pleading, Matt said we could drive our own car so I wouldn't be stuck in our hotel while he was out partying it up with his friends. He wasn't happy about this decision, but I was, which in turn makes him happy too. He said so himself. The wedding was beautiful! I got a lot of ideas for our own wedding and we met so many wonderful people! Next up is one of my really good friend's weddings. I've known Kari since she was 2 and I was 4. I can't believe she's getting married in ONE short week!! Congrats Kari! Can't wait to watch you walk down the aisle! After Kari says "I DO" we have a small break before the next 2 weddings. My friend Kelli and Matt's brother Mike are both getting married in July (not to eachother). Good times. And to think, only 380 more days until my very own wedding! :)

My last update is just a little something...nothing huge.

I BOUGHT MY WEDDING DRESS!!!!!! I went to Alfred Angelo with one of my sisters and two of my friends to try on some dresses and found THE dress. I wanted to make sure my mom got to see me in it to make sure she agreed that it was the one so I made a follow up appointment last week, and yup, she agrees. It's THE dress. I'm SO happy I bought it when I did because it just-so-happened to be on sale!! I also purchased my veil and a headband (very obsessed with said headband). Is it too early to schedule trial hair appointments with my hair stylist/friend, Chelsea?! ;o) THE dress should be in in about 10 weeks. Which puts us at June 25th. Perfect timing for my soon-to-be sister-in-law to come to my first fitting! -- I think that's how it goes anyway, do you do your first fitting as soon as the dress comes in? My consultant at Alfred Angelo, Tess, was awesome. She should get a raise. My sister and  niece came with me to purchase my dress and we couldn't pull Shai away from the flower girl dresses! Tess was so awesome and actually let Shai try on some flower girl dresses, even though we are no where near close to deciding that kind of thing! She got to try on two dresses and got to wear HIGH HEELS for the first time! Check out this pic...
Adorable! I wish my other flower girl was there to try them on as well! I think my mom is getting really excited for our wedding as well. She seems to be interested in what she's going to wear too! Keep in mind, I haven't seen my mom in a dress....ever?! And she's willing to wear one for OUR wedding! Yesss!! She's going to look beautiful in whatever she chooses! Can't wait to start looking around with her!

On a side note, I'd just like to mention how incredibly proud I am of Mr. Matt. Spring is here which means he is VERY busy working. He's been working really hard and has taken on so much new work this year! He has such an amazing work ethic and never quits even when you can tell he's absolutely exhausted! I love that man!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh, I'm a blogger?

...I seemed to have forgotten that in having joined the blogging world...I would need to update my blog on occasion!

I officially suck at the 30 day challenge. Remember that? I was supposed to blog once a day and each day there was a topic to blog about. I ended at Day 7! I should be at Day 22...this post might be a long one!

Day Eight:
A Picture of Something That Makes You Angry/Sad

For this one I can't even post a pic because that would mean I would have to search the internet and this topic makes me so angry/sad...I am disgusted to even have to think about it. The pictures that make me most angry are the ones of abused animals. Anytime those commercials come on with Sarah Mclachlan asking for money for animal abuse, I have to turn the channel. Reason being...I'd probably end up giving all of my money away AND because those pictures devastate me. To think about an innocent animal being abused makes me sick to my stomach. Moving on.

Day Nine:
A Photo You Took
My sweet baby nephew, Tyler, sleeping! :)

Day Ten:
A Photo of You Taken over 10 Years Ago...

I have to skip this one because I don't have any pics of myself that are over 10 years old on my computer!!

Day Eleven:
A Photo Of You Taken Recently
This picture was taken this past weekend at Matt's friends wedding! This was our first wedding as an engaged couple...and to think we only have 3 more (so far) until our own wedding!

Day Twelve:
Something You Are OCD About

One word. Laundry.

Day Thirteen:
A Fictional Book

I am a little confused about this. Does this mean a fictional book that I like? Well let me just tell you...I just finished reading this book called Another Life by Donna Andres. It was good. And scary.

Day Fourteen:
A Non-fictional Book

Again, a little confused. A non-fiction book that I really liked was I Do, Now What? By Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The stories they told about their relationship were really funny and although I am not married (yet) the book includes a lot of helpful information on the subject. Mainly though, it was just funny.

Day Fifteen:
Your Dream House dream house. Here is the link. Think it will still be for sale when/if I can afford it?! Hehe. My Dream House!

Day Sixteen:
A Song That Makes You Cry (Or Nearly)

There are several..however the one that gets me always is Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton. It reminds me of my nephew. RIP DMM. be continued.... after I eat pizza.