Monday, January 26, 2009


well now that one of the most stressful weeks of my life has passed....

I can learn to be me again.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Tom and Julie are parents!! Yay!! My little niece was born around 8:36pm tonight.  I'm so happy for them and can't wait to meet her.  Everyone is doing well !

3 random facts

1) First day of school is tomorrow!! I think I've got a little back-to-school nerves although I don't even know why--my schedule is way too easy this semester.

2) Ben helped me rearrange my room yesterday. I think it looks so nice and so much bigger. It's already nice to have a change of scenery for my last semester.

3) I'm waiting anxiously to hear of the safe arrival and delivery of my niece or nephew and also to hear that Tom and Julie are doing well. I know this is the most exciting moment of both of their lives and I can't wait to (hopefully) see them and meet the baby this weekend!! That child sure is stubborn though--(definitely takes after his/her father!!)--because it was due on Thursday and seeing as that didn't happen Julie's induction date was scheduled for this morning and the child just does not want to budge!!! It's okay...sometimes I like to sleep late too :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A late night post

I have finished printing the invitations! What a job! I thought it would be easier because they came with a link to a website that had online templates--but of course that didn't work!! So I had to make my own templates--measuring how far from each side it printed on 8.5 x 11" paper--then taping each individual invitation onto the 8.5 x 11"--then running it through the printer hoping the printer wouldn't momentarily go crazy and eat the paper (which it did 3 times!!) It was a very intricate process, but I am glad (and proud) to say that it is finished. And quite a job well done. I'll show them on here later when I can figure out how to retouch the pictures (aka when I can get back on my own computer at school).

Speaking of school--I've only got a few more days until I go back! I'm excited (and sad) to go back for my last semester in college. I've got a lot on my plate this semester (finalizing graduate school applications--taking the GRE--finalizing wedding plans--working to get $$--oh yeah and keeping my grades up!) but hopefully I'll find a way to manage it. I'm just glad I got so much of the wedding planning done over break.

I'm also quite excited to see Ben again. We'll have been apart for 2 weeks and talked on the phone all the time (which is extremely surprising if you know either one of us--we're not big on phone-talking!), but I still missed him. I'm afraid I'm going to be such a terrible Navy wife--I can't even live without him for 2 weeks!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh. My. Gosh.

We found the bridesmaids' dresses!!! How lucky am I? Wow. One (full) day of shopping and we finally picked a winner. And it really looked great on everyone!! Then we went home and tried them on next to my dress. And for a moment I felt like I was going to get married right then..I think I had a little taste of my first butterflies.

***P.S. If you want to see the dresses click on the link on the left***

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm so excited!!!

Wanna know why? Because all of the BIG things I have to get booked for the wedding are DONE!!! As of tonight I have the Ceremony site, Reception site, DJ, Photographer, Cake Baker, Florist....they're all done!!

Oh...right. I forgot about the bridesmaid's dresses. Yeah I'm pretty sure my maids might be a little ticked at me for not getting around to this sooner--seeing as how we're 4 months away and I have no clue what to tell them when they ask me when they're gonna be fitted!! Hopefully, tomorrow I will fix that. Look out shopping malls & dress boutiques--I'm on a mission!

Monday, January 5, 2009

It's 2009

And a Happy New Year to you all! (This only coming 5 days late.) Today is my favorite sister's birthday! Happy Birthday, Katherine! We had a birthday celebration for her with the whole family this past weekend, and it was really nice to spend the evening with everyone.

Tom and Julie are going to be parents pretty soon! I'm pretty excited to have a niece or nephew, and it's expected really any day now. Hopefully I'll get to meet him/her (my bets are on a girl!) before I go back to school in a few weeks.

Ben left today to go back to Bburg. He went back early for his job at school. He says he'll travel back up here either this weekend or the next, so I am already looking forward to seeing him again.

Wedding plans are coming along great. Almost everything is booked, so now it's off to the minute parts of the wedding. Right now we're debating on when to do the saber arch: immediately after the ceremony inside the church so all the guests will be sure to see it--or outside of the church (before or after pictures??). Has anyone been to a military wedding before? Any suggestions on that would be really helpful.
outside the church

inside the church

I hope y'all have already had a great first week in the new year.