Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Blessings

The Easter season is such a great reminder to me of how much I am blessed.  Clint and I are lucky enough to be able to spend Easter together with both of our families.  We will travel to Salemburg (yes, a real place) tonight to celebrate the rising of our Savior with family, then will celebrate with his family in Wilson tomorrow!  I look forward to cherishing the time with both families.  Also, kinda crazy to think that it will our last un-married Easter!  Easter Blessings to you all....God Bless!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Go figure

In my past 23 years of life I have realized that I am one of those  "if its going to happen to anyone it will happen to me" type of people.  Now, not in a bad, catastrophic kind of sense, but more so in a comical, gotta laugh at the world kind of sense.  The wedding has been no exception. 
Let's start with the wedding date.  Date #1 was a no-go because my good friend {and bridesmaid} is getting married the weekend before (and thus would not be able to attend my wedding). Date #2 {9-10-11} then became THE DATE.  It worked for the preacher, the church was open, and it certainly worked for us.  Of course, I began calling venues and professional right away...then comes the comical part. The secretary at the church "forgot to look on the back of the calender" and the church was ACTUALLY ALREADY BOOKED for that day.  Of course...panic mode ensued...tears were shed..and then then {being the chronic planner that I am} started looking for date #3.  Of course, it all worked out for the best and the date we have now August 27, 2011 is just perfect :)

Then....the hotel.  In January we blocked rooms for the hotel.  Come April when guests are starting to book their rooms, the hotel knew nothing of our reserved block.  Hmmmm...... Again, I got it all figured out...problem solved.  

And now....the dress!  I ordered my dress in January and have been patiently awaiting its April-May arrival.  I get a call today saying "THE DRESS IS IN!!" Yay!!! So I made an appointment for my 1st fitting and hit the gym {nothing like a wedding dress fitting to get you in shape}.  Then....they call back saying..."oooopps, the dress we have here is actually your MOTHER'S dress...yours is still not in yet." Yeah, go figure.  Looks like that diet can wait a few more days.  
All I have to say about it all laugh. learn.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Want to know a bad time to get the giggles uncontrolably?  How about when your fiance is giving you a shot? Not a get you boozed up that would be a fine time to get the giggles.  How about during an intramuscular B12 shot?  Yeah...bad idea. I don't know what was so funny about getting a shot in your arm, but to me it was freaking hilarious. Last time I got my giggles out BEFORE the shot. This time I got the giggles DURING the shot exactly right after the needle went into my arm and before the fluid was injected.  And something about having the needle sticking out of my arm, combined with the look of terror on Clint's face made me laugh even harder.  Yeah, not a good idea.  It may have been funny then, but my arm is some kind of hurting right now.  Guess who is laughing now? Not this kid!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This weekend was our HUGE, 7 person yard sale on the front lawn of my apartment.  I took full advantage of getting rid of everything I didn't need (and some things I probably should have kept) so that I didn't have so much to move. I ended up making quite a bit, but sold a desk, chair, table, clothes, 2 tvs (one of which I was still using), a ton of clothes, shoes, etc etc etc.  And about those 2 tvs we sold...we ended up buying a new flat screen last night for our new bedroom so that will do just fine in my living room until we move :)
It was a lot of work, and super exhausting, but that just means I am ONE STEP CLOSER to moving in with wonderful fiancĂ©:) 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Identity Crisis?

Glad you found me :) As I am sure you have figured out by now, I have made a much thought about decision to change the URL of my blog!  Don't get me wrong, I loved the old title and leaving it behind does not decrease my love for the Wizard of Oz.  Just wanted a change, and frankly got a little tired of typing all those letters in!  

Why the new title?
At this stage of my life, I feel that being healthy, being happy, and enjoying every second of wedding planning is what I am all about. I am all about striving to be a better me, both physically and mentally, and I am always ready to have a good time.  I often hear remarks about wedding planning being "stressful" and a "handful" and how I must have "a lot on my plate." Well...yes, it is all of the above..but I wouldn't change a thing.  I love wedding planning {and especially the wedding blogging} and will probably be a little sad when its all over!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fast Track

Hello April, I welcome you with open arms! 

April started off with a relaxing weekend with the fiance.  We did a little furniture shopping, some babysitting, and as always, some good eatin'.  After all the good eats, I tried my first Pure Barre class in Chapel Hill.  Whoa baby, what a workout!!  It was exactly what I need to get in tip-top shape for the wedding.  I am feeling the burn today, but a good burn because I am dying to make it to another class.  Sadly, there is not a studio closer than Greenville so I will have to patiently wait until I MOVE IN ONE MONTH {!!!!} to attend on the regular. 

In the meantime, I will be running around like a chicken with my head cut off (thank you Eastern NC) trying to
  1. finish up my thesis
  2. wrap up my last semester (of coursework)
  3. get rid of my junk things I no longer need at our Yard Sale
  4. pack up my apartment/life
  5. wedding planning
  6. enjoy some leisure time in Wisconsin and Chicago
  7. spend time with classmates-turned-great-friends
Sounds like a lot, but I love it...wouldn't have it any other way.  Going to be a great just need to find an extra set of arms and abotut 15 more hours in the day!