Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bye Bye, Mustang!

Well, we said goodbye to my Mustang last weekend. Saturday night, a little before 12 am Sunday morning, Steven and I were hit going through the intersection of Highland and Stadium. The car is totalled. We don't have an official say so on that from the insurance company, but well, the pictures show that it's pretty obvious. The whole front end is missing. The motor should be on the passenger side of the car, but it's on the driver's side. Hmmm....yeah we got hammered. God was definitely with us though. We're both ok. I sprained my wrist and bruised my knees, but that's all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reasons to avoid doing business with the city of Jonesboro...

While standing in line at the bookstore today, trying to buy my textbooks like a good college student, I decided to call the mayor's office and ask if I could simply fax them the invoice for the price of the invitations and for the price of the reprints. I knew I wouldn't get out of there before 4:15 and would be working late tomorrow. Now that I'm back in school, I really don't have time to be arguing with them over something so stupid. However, no, that just wouldn't do. They insisted I bring ALL of the invitations in for inspection. An example of one wouldn't even work. They wanted to see all of them. To count them maybe? Because I'm sure I'm going to order 3 wedding invitations and tell them I ordered 200. That would just make sooo much sense, right? Who knows. The woman even asked me where they were. My reply? "Still at home on the dining room table!" I called my mom, she loaded them up into the car, and then we met up to go to City Hall. They acted like they weren't even sure the city would pay for it, "It may even have to go before the council."

One woman even had the audacity to say, "Well I've certainly never seen anyone else order invitations so early." Early?! What rock did she crawl out from under? We have less than four months to go and a RSVP date of November 13! That's less than 3 months away. We still have to reorder them, assemble and address them, and get them mailed out. She also suggested that we WAIT to reorder them because they "might be able to work something out." If they were going to do that, they should have a long time ago, before ticking me off maybe?

I am taking my reception to Trumann. I don't care what facility the city can come up with or what price they give me. I'm tired of dealing with them, and I said so today at City Hall. I'm pretty sure I made their "people to avoid dealing with list" today.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Steven's Theme Songs

If he could have a soundtrack for his life, I'm pretty sure these two would be included.

Cute Song

Can you tell I'm a Brad Paisley fan?

They just keep the pranks coming...

Brad Paisley's Ticks Featuring Taylor Tick, Kellie Tickler & Jack Ingram as "The Exerminator"

This is too funny!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My new toy!

I got my Pink KitchenAid mixer! Yay! I never thought I would be this excited about a cooking appliance. I told Steven I'm starting to feel old. :-)

The only thing I have made so far is a couple of batches of muffins. They were good though! Tomorrow I'm going to make a cake if I have time.

"Your marriage will be perfect if your wedding isn't."

That is what one of the ladies at church told me tonight, and boy I sure hope it's true! I'm about to pull out my hair.

*Rewind to April*

I booked the Huntington Building for our reception. Talked directly to the mayor and his secretary about it. A lot of good that did me.

*Fast Forward to Yesterday*

They called yesterday-exactly 4 months before my wedding-to inform us that they had sold the building, and it would be undergoing renovations at that time! Okay, do they really expect me that plans were made and approved yesterday to sell and renovate this building? I'm pretty sure they have known a little longer than that.

Our invitations came in two weeks ago. They were not cheap, and they have the reception info printed on them! Needless to say my family is not very happy. We have all been calling every place we can think of to find a replacement. We've even enlisted the help of several friends to call places too. The problem is, that place was pretty much a last choice for me. I'm having an even harder time finding anything available now.

I'm calling the mayor's office back tomorrow to ask for more suggestions. I fully intend to make this THEIR problem, not just mine.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Today we...

have done not much of anything. I took Emerald to the vet this morning. It was her first trip to the doctor, and I was pleasantly surprised with how well she did.

Mom and I went to Hobbly Lobby today. They had Christmas ornaments 40% off. We decided on some more of the wedding decorations and bought some pink and black ornaments. Maybe I will get pictures of those up soon.

For now, here's a shot of Emerald enjoying a car ride with Steven.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Tired of waiting...

Why did we have to have a December wedding? Oh yeah, I wanted winter and Steven wanted his birthday. I'm thinking we should have gone with our original idea of October. I'm tired of waiting. I just wish everything was finished. I still have two pages of a "to do" list for wedding stuff, and I only have 4 months and 7 days left. Aaaahhhh!

Make Guestbook
Finish Slideshow
Print rehearsal invitations
Book rehearsal dinner
Burn CDs
Design/Print cd cases/labels
Make table number cards
Design Programs
Print photos for decorations
Buy decorations for groom's cake
Decide on bridal portrait
Mail bridal preview cd's to FIL's
Finish BM gifts
Buy GM gifts
Buy parent gifts
Finish bouquets
Buy aisle decorations
FInd flowergirl dress pattern

I have to do all of this and more. AND I start back to school August 20. I'm going to lose my mind. I would like to apologize in advance for any Bridezilla behavior that may occur due to high stress levels.