Friday, March 27, 2009

So close!

Remember this post?

Now take a look at where we are. *cue sad face*

31° F
A Few Clouds

Wind Chill: 24°F
Dewpoint: 13
Wind: From the West at 8 MPH
Relative Humiditiy: 47%

Will spring ever be here?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Not to toot her horn,

but to toot her horn, my sister is a *fab* aspiring photographer. The pictures from my last post were all done by her. She just started her own blog for To the Moon & Back so do me a favor and head over to say hi to her... she still needs some assistance with using Blogger ;) :P haha.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hey Ditto, Ditto! The cat and the fiddo...

I'm heading over to see my nieces and nephew tonight. It's funny how much I miss them over the course of just 1 week... if I even make it that long. heehee. But I see them every weekend or just about, anyway, and halfway through the week, I'm already going through withdrawals.

What is it about sweet innocent kisses that have no idea how much they mean once Sunday night ends and Monday mornings begin?

Or how about the adorable laughs that (falsely?) reassure you that somehow you're the funniest human being alive?

Or the genuine squeals of excitement after opening a Target bag (no fancy wrapping paper needed or even a box!) and finding a pair of dressy slippers that cost you no more than $5?

And then the grin from ear to ear and the hop up into your arms to say "Thank you Auntie!"?

Or the mere satisfaction fulfilled by just walking through Nickelodeon land even though not a single ride was ridden or a single game is played for arcade tickets?

Or the grossed out look when told that "I'm getting married to Chris" but is quickly replaced with complete ecstatic-ness when the words "We're having a wedding" is uttered?

Or the big, precious tears that roll down those cheeks when scolded for spilling water on the carpet after being told numerous of times that it needed to stay in the kitchen?

Or the moment that it seems epiphany has hit when asked "Do you know why I yelled at you?" is answered with the not so-epiphany-has-hit reply of "Because... because... you're mean..." *sniffle*?

Or the whisper brushed against my cheek of "I miss you, too, Auntie."?

Or the scramble to pick up the most toys for the ultimateprize of a Starburst candy and the belief that you wouldn't get one if you didn't get the most picked up?

Or the big eyes that plead with the following request of "Can we play Red Rover?"

Or the already expensive taste for California roll-styled sushi or Lobster at the age of 4?

Or the priceless and confident enthusiam that shouted that monkey was spelled as S-M-I-L-E?

Or the obliviousness to the laughter because it's so cute when "But why?" is repeatedly requested to be uttered?

Or the realization that if someone is able to lick you on the cheek, you can certainly stick out your tongue and lick someone else too?

Or the completely pure and innocent knowledge and belief that Jesus loves you and lives in your heart forever?

What is it about those things? And what exactly happens to the soul when those things are encountered on more than one occasion?

In no more than 5 (almost 6) years, those 4 have completely stolen my heart from the very beginning of their existence. And it is in those moments that I feel God's love for me more than anything else known to man.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

American Express sales guy aka Willy-Wonka's Chocolate distributor?

Yes. A little bit of amazing-ness settled onto my desk at approximately 1:30 this afternoon. No, not the guy-- believe me, NOT the guy. This little(big?) piece of I'm-gonna-make-your-Tuesday-better-ness:

It wasn't very rich, but perfectly milky. If you have to ask, yes, I unwrapped it right after the guy left my office.

The golden ticket?

I know, I couldn't even wait to break off a chunk before taking a picture of it with the seal opened (with my crappy phone camera, by the way). Ohh me. It even has the imprint of the card on it.

I don't need your services, American Express, but thanks for the chocolate!... that I just now ran an extra couple miles to make sure I burned your pleasure off... but it's gorgeous again outside today so I do forgive you!

Anywho, wanna see the flower girl dresses?
I know you do.
All 3 are different in style & slightly in color, but I think it matches the 3 girls perfectly.

Kayla will be wearing this little number from J.Crew

(by the way, am I the last to know that you get a 15% discount if you're a college student or a teacher?! I'm not either one of those and I told him that, but the guy *so* hooked me up anyway. And NO, I didn't flirt with him)

Anela gets this little number from Bloomingdale's. How cute is this?? I loved it on her when she tried it on and *had* to get it.

And my lovely little Meya get this one. This is dressier, but Meya was A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E in it so I couldn't *not* get it. I picked it up from one of the wedding boutiques down in Stillwater that were discontinuing their flower girl dresses altogether so it was quite a steal!

I think I'm having them all wear slippers to complete their little looks.

Excuse the crappy picture quality. I'm using my phone because I don't currently have access to hooking up my digi-cam.

On another wedding-related note:
I don't know if I'm seriously stressing or what, but I had the 2nd-straight-in-a-row dream (read: nightmare) of everything completely going wrong either during the ceremony rehearsal or the wedding day itself.

I dreamed that the rehearsal was SO poorly organized because strangers were sitting in the pews already and no one was running the sound system AND the wedding party was scattered around the church not even caring about being present during the rehearsal itself and then I burst into tears while people watched. I even made my way up to the sound system area to try to dink around with the sound...

And then last night, I dreamed that for some odd reason, the wedding day came without me knowing and NOTHING was set; the guys didn't have their suits-- well only their vests and my brother's was too small, and my makeup artist wasn't there at my house because I couldn't remember if I had told her about the wedding date. Eep!

Oh I need to calm down...Where's the rest of my American Express chocolate bar?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Update of sorts

I have lots of catching up to do on my blogger; I haven't forgotten about you, I promise :)

I don't have pictures yet, but I do have some fews updates and random things that are making the Monday blues.. well, not so blue.

I jogged outside today right after work. It was GORGEOUS out.



Feels Like: 64°F

Wind: 10mph

Humidity: 52%

Needless to say, I am a happy girl!


Tada! This is the dress that I'm opting to get for the bridesmaids. It's a simple clean-classy grey dress that can be dressed up with the right magenta-accented sash or brooch or shoes. I'm letting them pick which one they're going to do.

I found it at Urban Outfitters in the perfect heather grey color that I've been dying to find!

I know. I know. It's not the typical bridesmaids dress and it's not fancy enough, but I really like it and I think the girls are going to wear it so well. I just want a really clean and put together look rather than the traditional bridesmaids dresses. Please tell me that's okay. (I've already gotten a little of the whining from one of the girls about how not-fancy-enough it is. :( Believe me, I really have the best intentions for each of my girls and I'm not trying to "uglify" them, just trust me. Plus, at the risk of sounding like Bridezilla... IT'S MY WEDDING. /rant over. Despite that, I love the dress. Too bad :P )

Happy Monday, sweets!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Better late than never?

Sorry, sorry, it's been a busy swing back into things since Chris left.

Work has been a little ho-hum, but whatevs.

Gah, I think this whole indecisiveness of mine is coming around to bite me in the butt. It's so hard finding an acceptable dress shade in the colors that I'm going for for the bridesmaids dresses. I've opted to go with grey dresses that will then be accented with a colored sash or flower in the magenta or purple color. That's proving to be quite difficult too. *sigh* Help.

Anyway, once Chris has the pictures fixed to his liking, I'll be sure to share our engagement pictures :) Yay!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


So it's that time again. My Baby's flight leaves at 12:30 tomorrow morning-- yes, he flies the red-eye for me :P

It was quite the day to end my work week with! So much to do with what seems, so little time. Whew! Glad that's over. I got home and cleaned like a mad woman since Chris will be staying here for the next 5 days.

We have lots to plow throw this weekend:

  • pre-marital counseling/seminar

  • pre-marital counseling session with Pastor Sid

  • get the last save-the-date cards out

  • visit Men's Warehouse for Chris' suit

  • Get "engagement" pictures done

  • check out options for setting up at the reception site

  • Plan, plan, and plan some more.

But I look forward to spending time with my Baby. It gets to be so draining sometimes to do this long distance deal! It's gonna be LOVELY come September 19th to not have to do this like this anymore.

I'll be better about posting pictures.

So 1 last thing before I head out:

You should totally head over to Whitney's lovely blog for a fun spring swap :) I already did!


Monday, March 2, 2009


Dear Winter In Minnesota,

I love how pretty you are around Christmas time... especially with your icicles hanging from the tree branches and the snowflakes that sparkle under my feet.

Please don't take it personal that I want you gone. But... It's just so cold.

Come quickly Spring, love!

It's March already?!?!

So I know, I know, I'm lagging in posting on my bloggy-blog. I've missed it. I've also been completely busy and really just... stressed. Oy.

I can't believe it's already March! I have so much to do in regards to the wedding. We've made some progress, but that doesn't mean I've stopped worrying about every little detail. Gah!

Chris is here this Thursday! I've missed him so much and this wedding planning via long distance is taking it's toll on me. I'm uber sensitive to how he's saying things or whether or not we're doing this or that the right way. Blah. It's been a tough month. What do I do?!?! Give me some advice, girls!

I had my first fitting this past weekend. I know, super early, but the seamstress wanted to have an idea of what she's working with. She actually altered my bridesmaid dress for Pang's wedding and was fabulous! So I'm sure she'll be taking good care of me. Good news-- I actually lost 3 inches around my waist since I bought my dress!! Yay me! Now it's just a matter of maintaining my weight. I looked AMAZING in my wedding dress and cannot wait to wear it! Heehee.

Anyway. There's so much to do, I hardly know where to start.

We did figure out what we're doing for the rehearsal lunch or dinner. We're actually doing a rehearsal BBQ lunch right before rehearsal since Pastor Sid will have to leave by 5 for a Friday night wedding he's officiating. It works out well since we weren't sure how much we'd be able to dish out for the rehearsal dinner. Chris really wants to BBQ so I'm leaving that up to him. My responsibility? Finding a dress for that afternoon. haha.

I really want to show you guys my Save the Date cards. I'll have to do that. *note to self* And the invites need to be made soon here too. Chris and I are getting our engagement pictures done this weekend as well. My sister just bought new gear and does a fantastic job at photography so she'll be helping us out with that :) Chris is also bringing the studio's camera just in case Hli wants to try using it too. Yay! And yes, I've already shopped for the outfit(s). haha.

Anyway, I'll be around more often. Promise. I apologize for the MIA-ness.