Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Music is Hard to Pick Out

Today is 25 days until I wed my best friend. We are both extremely excited. I've been tying up loose ends, writing papers, finishing projects at work, and dreaming of Jamaica. There is one (kind of big) thing that I haven't done yet: pick out music. I haven't done this for 2 reasons: 1) I delegated this job to Blane in July, 2) It is hard. Obviously Blane didn't take to his project or I wouldn't be worrying about it. I need songs for the following things (feel free to comment and suggest):
  • Bridesmaids and Groomsmen walking down the isle (together)
  • Bride walking down the isle
  • Candle lighting
  • Songs to play while guests are entering/leaving
  • Songs for the reception
Other things I have left to do:
  • Make programs
  • Find rehearsal dress
  • Finish centerpieces
  • Assemble favors
  • Decorate bubbles
That's all I can think of right now. I am sure there is more. I will be done with finals 2 weeks from today, assuming I get my take-home one done early. Then, I will be flying to Little Rock and riding with Mary Kathryn to Fayetteville for my bachelorette party. I can't wait (and I don't have to for much longer).
From there, I am going to watch Darbs in her first dance recital and then going home with my parents to wait out my last week as a single lady.
I'm antsy but really have a lot to focus on between now and then not related to the wedding.

There are so many things I am excited about for December 18th.
  1. First and foremost marrying Blane (he's pretty neat)
  2. Wearing my pretty dress and cape
  3. Getting to see people I haven't seen in awhile
  4. Getting all dressed up
  5. My cake
  6. Blane's cake
  7. Our first dance
  8. Taking a picture with our niece and nephews
  9. Seeing my girls in their bm dresses (because I haven't seen any of them)
  10. Going on our honeymoon
  11. Coming back for Christmas
  12. Snow (hopefully)
  13. Darby's dress and shoes
  14. Walking down the isle with my daddy
  15. Walking the other way with my husband
  16. Giving the girls their bm gifts
  17. Wrapping the gifts
  18. Getting ready all day
  19. Getting a mani/pedi the day before
  20. Getting to spend so much uninterrupted time with Blane
  21. Seeing the chapel full of our family and friends
  22. Getting to the reception and it being all pretty and decorated
  23. Crying happy tears
  24. Having pretty pictures to decorate our home with
  25. Gaining two nephews
  26. Father/daughter dance
  27. My sister's toast (because I have to say mine was pretty good at her's)
  28. Hugs
  29. Seeing Blane in his tux
  30. Celebrating our love and just celebrating in general
I could go on and on, but I won't. I can't believe it's almost here. These next two weeks need to go by fast so I can bask in wedding bliss.


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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I should just give into it

Christmas, that is. You all know how much I love the holiday. However, I grew up with the belief (thanks Momma) that you do not decorate until after Thanksgiving. Contradicting that is where i grew up: Branson. Christmas season officially begins on November 1st. This is most likely because people don't spend insane amounts of money on Thanksgiving. I liked it, though, because it made the season last a long, long time. Obviously I have been in the Christmas mood because I ordered the stockings, but today was my off of school day and I ran errands (gross). I happened into Hobby Lobby for some wedding stuff and saw that the wreaths are on sale. Well, as I so boldly stated in an earlier post I am only hanging a wreath this year and not putting up a tree. I, however, did not have a wreath because they are expensive and every year I have talked myself out it. So, I scoured the store and found 2 acceptable $50 wreaths on sale for $25. They were both pretty but nothing special. So, I asked some random lady's opinion (because my mom was not with me) on which one to get. She wasn't struck by either but said that one of them would be really pretty if I added stuff to it. Well, I was already going to spend $25. I didn't want to spend another $20 trying to make it pretty. So, I decided to make my own. It turned out great and I only spent $25!! Well, actually I spent $30, but I had some stuff leftover that I'm going to use to wrap presents with. I hung the wreath up intending to leave it up for the duration of the holiday season, but I just couldn't let myself do it. To make myself feel better I wrapped some presents. Do not judge me.

Blane probably won't notice nor care, but I love it!!!!! Speaking of Blane, and staying on the subject of round things. No one made a guess on my last blog, but Blane gave me my ring for my birthday!!! It's gorgeous and fabulous and everything I wanted in a ring. No, I'm not including a picture. It's one of those things I think you need to see in person. Sorry. If you really, really think you need to see it in picture form, send me a message and I will email it to you.

Have a lovely rest of the week!
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