Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celebrity sighting! And other Bachelorette excitement

This weekend Glamorous Newlywed met my other BFF and I in Tulsa for a bachelorette bash.  We ate a crap ton of unhealthy food, drank a bit, and laughed a ton!  We ate, shopped, ate, watched a movie, ate, danced, and ate.  We had lunch at Cheesecake Factory, which was YUMMY!!  While there we sat right across from.... drumroll please...Garth Brooks!  OK, so he hasn't really done much lately, but still I was super excited.  And he was SO nice!  On Saturday night, we went to a country line dance place, which was fun.

In other news.... I'm going to pick up the wedding dress, and all that goes along with that tonight.  Next week I'm getting the dress fitted and my hair cut and trial run.  We also have our Kansas City couple's shower this weekend.  My school shower is next week as well.  It'll be a busy month!  Exactly one month from today I will be married!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Bridal Shower Post... finally

Better late than never right??  OK we'll go with that since I've been a lazy blogger lately.  Stick with me though the next 5 weeks should be pretty busy ones!  But I'm super excited about it all!!!

Last weekend my best friend from high school threw me a shower.  Quite a few people were able to make it.  My mom, sister-in-law, nieces, aunt from Tulsa, and my two great aunts came.  It was so sweet of my great aunts to come, especially since GaGa (their sister, my grandmother) is still in the hospital and not able to be there.  She was spunky enough to make my mother bring her laptop to her room so she could see the registry and pick my gift.  Also FB's mother, sister, sister-in-law, and niece came.  I'm so glad that there is zero tension or drama between any of our families about us getting hitched.  I know there are those of you out there who could tell some horror-in-law stories, so I'll count my blessings.  Also a good friend from college who I haven't seen basically since then came.

We had a great time at Panera, including some cookies and bagels.  Yum!  My friend had a couple really sweet ideas planned for us.  We had a love quotes quiz, which I won.  I knew 13 out of 15 of them.  The other game was a don't say FB's name game, I did pretty well until I got too excited while opening presents!  Also each person got a card to write to me with advice or whatever, then on the envelope they had to write when I could open the card.  Lots were for the day before the wedding, some are for the first week we're married.  My niece put "When you have your 12th kid"  I'm just going to go ahead and open that one soon, cuz there's no way that'll ever happen!!

Now onto the fun stuff.... I got some GREAT stuff!  My aunt got my Kitchenaid mixer! yay!  I got several kitchen utensils and our bathroom stuff.  We got a really cool collage frame.  My brother and his family went ahead and gave me one big gift instead of a little shower gift then another gift later.  They were so sweet to get me my dishes!  I can't wait to use them.  I'm also really excited about the side tables we found.  My friend and her mom and sister got me one, so hopefully someone else will get the other.

The most sentimental gift I got was from my momma, who else, right. :)  She got me the Willow-tree couple hugging.  Love Willow-tree!!!

Coming as soon as I can get around to it.... Bachelorette Bash!  This weekend was a lot of fun, and I plan to tell you about all the craziness soon.  Hopefully my two lovely maid of honors will send me pictures soon.... hint hint!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Last week or so..

Wow, it's been a little while since I've blogged.  Easter was a lot of fun.  FB and his mother joined my family and my sister-in-law's family at her father's deli.  They close down the deli for Easter, then we all bring our potluck.  It's really nice to have everyone together, and the kids go across the street to hunt Easter eggs in the downtown park.  After our celebration several of us stayed to help my brother.  He is working on renovating an 1800's Main Street building to turn it into a home.  I got to do a little demolition!  It was pretty good way to take out some aggression.  FB and my dad worked together to frame in a window.  I liked listening to them work while I beat away at my wall.  I think they have very similar personalities, very glad they get along so easily.

My maid of honor and I got to hang out one evening this week.  My first bridal shower is Sunday.  For some reason this has hit me and everything is finally seeming real, and soon. :)  I'll fill you in on that party next week.

We met with the priest to talk about what parts of the ceremony he'd do and if everything met his approval. We're meeting with the pastor Sunday after church to talk about his role and if everything meets his approval. :)  So looking forward to having that done, so I can check one more thing off my to do list.

Tomorrow we're finally celebrating Dad's b-day, which was March 17th.  We're going to the river to go fishing and have a lunch cookout.  It should be entertaining, and I'm taking a book so I don't have to worry about putting a worm on my hook!  Also the weather's supposed to be perfect!

Also to look forward to soon, the bachelorette party!!  Maid of honor and I are driving to Tulsa to meet Glamorous Newlywed, aka Matron of honor, for a weekend of fun.  That's next weekend, and I promise to share some of the craziness we get ourselves into later.

Hope your weekend is a little less crazy as mine.  Or if it is a busy, at least as enjoyable as mine should be.