Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I am so ready for a much needed break from work. I am leaving today and driving to KS to spend Thanksgiving with my future in-laws. Matt and I have a lot to do over the next few days for the wedding so there will not be a lot of resting. We are going to check the location out and get some decorating ideas, look over caterer information, and cake ideas. We will also be going to get our registries done, so that will be a fun time. Other than that, his mom and I will be looking at material to make my dress. She is amazing at this type of stuff and the dress that I want is very simple, yet elegant. It will be less expensive for her to make the dress than for me to buy it. Also Matt and I will be finalizing colors! He doesn't know all this yet, but will soon find out :)

The last big thing we will do this weekend is the guest list. We are trying to keep it under 200 people, which to me is still a lot of people. He has a pretty big family so that is where most of the number will be coming from. I am less stressed about all this, I have decided that whatever happens, happens. I don't want to be a bridezilla, or one that worries about the little things. I know it is going to be a great day because I am marrying the most amazing man! I could not be happier about that. With that mind set things have become easier for me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday Lea!!

And Gig'em Ags! (even though the don't have a chance, I will still be rooting for them!)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lazy Sunday's

I have done absolutely nothing today, except watch movies on Oxygen. It was a much needed day to recoup and get ready for the Holiday season. I will be driving to KS on Wednesday to spend my first Thanksgiving with Matt's family. Then I will probably be headed to Utah to have Christmas with Matt's brother Nick. It will be hard not to be here for Christmas with it being so close to Emma's birthday, but we will be back a few days after so we can still spend time with my family. Holiday's a so difficult when you have to spread them among 2 families that live in 2 different states. I look forward to the day that Matt and I have our own house and can host one of the Holiday's there.

I think it is time to get off the couch and maybe do something today...or not~

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Planning a wedding....

Well we are in the middle of planning the wedding, and I spoke with my future mother-in-law today and she had some great ideas. She is actually going to be making my dress, which will cut down on the cost, since we are on a tight budget. I think...no I know she will do a great job. I just need to start dieting and exercising :) I will be in KS over Thanksgiving so Matt and I will be trying to get a few things done, like guest list, registry, and decoration ideas. It will be a fun filled week, stressful, but rewarding.

This week for some reason I have been on edge. I don't know if it is because I am stressed about the wedding, stressed about money, or just tired of being away from Matt. It is very hard being away from him because he is the one person that keeps me grounded, level headed, and happy. I can't wait to be his wife, but the stress of planning this wedding is getting to me. I wish it was done and everything was ready to go. Right now I am trying to figure out colors, decorations and cake ideas. Kerry (my future mother-in-law) is going to call places around Lawrence for me to talk to them about cakes. She is being very helpful which is great. I just don't want to forget something :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My First post

So I thought it might be fun to start blogging, so we will see how it goes. I don't know if anyone really wants to know what I going on with me, but if you do here it goes.

Currently I am planning my wedding to a wonderful man. He is someone who keeps me grounded, keeps me laughing, and shows me more love than I could have ever asked for. Planning a wedding is pretty stressful but we are trying not let it brings us down or take our focus off the wonderful outcome. I am living in TX right now, but we are going to be getting married in KS so it has been hard to plan without being there so I can go talk with vendors, or go get ideas after work. Most of the planning is done over the weekend, or over the phone with Matt. He has been so great and been more involved than I would have ever thought. He is up in KS until December when he will finally move down here with me and he will start his career at Linebeck Construction.

I am starting on my guest list which is a little hard. People that I have not spoken to in months send me messages saying..."can't wait for the wedding," "I better get an invite," and things like that. What should I do? Do I send the invitations or not? I don't think they will come, but I also don't want to invite people that I have hardly spoken to. Advice??

We will be taking our engagement photos in January in KS so it is going to be cold! I am not really looking forward to that, but it is the only time we can do it. I hope they come out ok and don't show how cold we are!

That's all for now. Any advice about blogging from the experienced one's would be great.