Thursday, December 9, 2010

My awesome family...old and new!

My parents came down this past weekend to visit and get some "stuff" accomplished.  I sometimes forget how lucky I am to have such wonderful parents.  They do so much for me that I take for granted.  Saturday night we met Brian and his parents at Wick's in New Albany.  This is where we are thinking about having the Rehearsal Dinner at.  The next day we got up, went to Church and then drove to Captain's Quarter's where the Bridal Shower that my mom's friend Gwen is throwing me.  It's going to be a champagne brunch aboard the yacht on April 2nd.  We were able to tour the boat which was so fun.  I cannot wait for the shower.  :)  Brian and his parents came to this as well.  We went home after this and while I napped the afternoon away, my dad worked on all sorts of stuff around my house.  My mom and I went to a movie that night.  On Monday we got up and me and my parents worked our bootys off on my house.  There is a lot to do before I put it on the market.  THEN...we went down to The Brown for the food and beverage tasting which was a little overwhelming but a lot of fun.  There was a lot of questions to answer and think about.  THEN...we went home and my parents and I went to Carabba's for dinner.  Exhausted yet?  It was a whirlwind of a weekend but we got a lot accomplished.  Brian and his parents were able to make it to everything.  I can't think of too many girls that have parents, a fiancee, and in-laws to be that would run all over the place for three days straight for them.  I sent my parents a pretty Christmas flower arrangement to say thanks but it just doesn't seem enough!  Can't wait to spend Christmas with them, my man, my sis, brother in law, and my little nephew Andrew (aka cutest, sweetest baby ever) in 2 weeks!   

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

I decided to start a blog because I have seen a lot of others and I think it's a cute idea and a great way to relieve stress.  (Which I seem to be feeling a lot these days)  We have a lot going on over the next couple of months and years and what better way to keep everyone (who cares to read it) informed.  Also, I have come to find that I always seem to sort out my feelings by writing.  I will be at a loss for words but then when I just start typing, it all seems to flow.  It's a great way to get down to the nitty-gritty of things. 

Anyways to start out, we are getting married in less than 6 months.  Whoa.  In those 5 months I will be putting my house on the market, moving about 25 minutes away, and marrying and moving in with the man of my dreams...cheesiness, I know.  I'm so excited to get married and be able to see Brian everyday but also incredibly nervous about the change in lifestyle.  If this would have been 5, 6, 7 years ago, I wouldn't have thought twice about picking up and making a big change.  I think getting married at 30 and he will be 37 has some definite pluses but it makes it a lot harder to leave everything you are happy and comfortable with.  I have it kind of made right now to be honest.  I have a cute townhouse that I absolutely adore.  However, it's already a little tight with me and Roxy and Kitty.  The thought of throwing in a 90 pound German Shepherd and an overly active guy who likes to play in the dirt would officially make this townhouse a national disaster area.  Anyways, I live about 5 minutes from where I work and I live in a very convenient area of town.  I can get to a Walgreen's, Target, McDonald's, Panera, gym, Kroger, Lowe's all within less than 5 minutes.  The more and more time I spend up at Brian's, the more and more I realize that OK maybe that stuff isn't within 5 minutes...but not more than 10-15 minutes.  The other day I wanted Subway and I started to freak thinking I would have to drive 20 minutes to get a sandwich.  Brian was like um it's probably 2-3 minutes away.  Hyperventilating avoided.  Gosh I sound like a complete freak!  It's just uncertainty.  I know that in 6 months I will look back and think "what was I so worried about".  I just keep telling myself that.  It will be a big adjustment but the thought of seeing him everyday makes that worried feeling go away.  That will be AWESOME.  Anyways..that's enough for my first post.  More to come!