Thursday, December 27, 2007

Married 2 weeks!

This was Steven's first week back at work since the wedding. I was supposed to go with him, but plans changed. Monday and Tuesday I was having pretty bad stomach pains, so he decided to leave me here with Mom & Dad so I could go to the doctor. I went on Wednesday, and so far they think I have ulcers. It's probably hereditary, and stress caused it to flair up. Stress? Why would I be stressed? lol With the help of the medication I am feeling better now. Still not perfect, but hopefully by Sunday or Monday the symptoms will be gone. I feel like I'm about 80 years old now, taking all these medications.

I got some of my wedding photos developed today! That was pretty exciting.

I also got a sewing machine! A Brother BC-1000. I saw it at Target before Christmas, but it was too expensive. I went back today, just to look again, and it was on clearance! Yay! I bought it, and could hardly wait to try it out. I still don't really know what I'm doing, but I really like it.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The trip home...

was uneventful until we reached Marion. I pulled my rings off to put some lotion in my hand, and dropped my wedding band in the car. We weren't able to find it until we got home. Steven had to take the console completely apart. remove the passenger seat, and pull the carpet up to find it! 

Our Wedding!

I was partially right when I said nothing would go wrong that day because it already had. Nothing went terribly wrong for Steven and I, but I'm pretty sure everyone helping with our day didn't have much fun. It probably doesn't help that I think all the stuff that went wrong is incredibly funny. 

First, we got to the reception site Thursday evening to decorate, only to be told that we couldn't. After my mom showed up, they seemed to remember our deal about giving us a key. 

Later we found out the place had issues with mice! The ovens didn't work too well either. One of our dishes cooked at 500 degrees for over 4 hours and wasn't burned at all! Actually it was just done. Thankfully, they were able to take the dishes to someone's house in Trumann to finish cooking. The electricity kept going out on them in the kitchen, too. 

Also, Justin's plane broke down, so he had to drive in from Little Rock. That made him late to come take the picture for Courtney to put on our cake. He then had to take it to Wal-Mart to be developed only to discover their machine wasn't working, and apparently getting customer service in Wal-Mart at Trumann isn't easy. 

It did rain, but it held off until we were walking into the bed & breakfast that night. The next day we had a rainy drive to Nashville. The hotel there was great. I would definitely recommend Hotel Preston. However, our floor was a "scratch & sniff" according to Steven. Everyday it had a different smell - everything from coffee to cleaning products to unidentifiable food smells, Chinese maybe? Also, assorted whiskey glasses and coffee pots could be found in the hallway, outside other rooms. I thought they were from room service, but Steven thinks they were statues because the cleaning people didn't take them away very quickly. 

We went to the Nashville zoo one day. That was a lot of fun. We were the only people there for the first hour and a half. They have an AWESOME playground there. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Soon to be a Wife!

I'm getting married in 3 days, and it still doesn't seem real. I keep thinking it's going to hit me, but the closer it gets, the less real it seems. Mom asked Steven the other day, "So, are you excited?" He just looked at her and asked, "About what?" Haha! It was pretty funny, but I know how he feels. We're both so preoccupied with other things lately that we really haven't sat down and thought, 'oh I'm getting married this week.'

I'm really trying not to be Bridezilla this week. I know last week Steven wanted to lock me in a closet. I still have a 2 page long To DO list, but I'm not too worried about it. Most of it is small things that will only take 30 minutes or so. Also, tomorrow will be my last day of work for the week, and I'm only working 8-12. That means I'll have plenty of time to finish everything. I guess most of my stress was coming from finals, but now that they are finished, everything is great! Actually, I still have to turn in a paper, but I'm going to do that in just a few minutes.

I'm going to pick up my dress tomorrow!!!!! I can't wait! I talked to Michelle last night, right after she finished steaming it. Yay! It made me feel better to know that it was done well before the time I'm supposed to pick it up. I'm also picking up Steven's tuxedo tomorrow. I hope everything is right with it. Surely it will be.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

11 Days Left

It's been a very busy weekend, with lots of non-wedding related and wedding related activities. Thankfully, the To Do list is getting shorter.

marriage license
finished wreaths
designed favor labels
confirmed honeymoon reservations
aisle decorations
Steven's wedding band
Picked up arch

With less than 2 weeks to go, it is definitely starting to sink in. I'm really excited, but nervous at the same time. I've started having crazy dreams. It's usually non-wedding related, but then something wedding related sneaks in. I'm really afraid that I'm going to forget something important that day, like my jewelry or shoes, luggage, or Steven's gift. The moment I look forward to the most, is the moment when I am sitting at the church and realize that I have not forgotten anything, that I have everything I will need for the day there with me. Let's hope that happens.

Oh, and on a happy note - only 2 more weeks of work! Then I will be off for the rest of December! Yay!