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Friday, April 29, 2011

i'm all cracked up

Kyle took me to the chiropractor again this morning.  Oddly enough though, I probably slept better last night than I have all the rest of the nights in the past week!  Anyway, I'm not sure he did much good because he only cracked my neck twice the whole time I was there.  He spent a lot of time on my back, which I thought was strange, but he would know better than I would..

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL today except for the wind!  It's tried to blow me away several times throughout the day and I did not appreciate it!  My mom and I had planned on taking Kyle and my dad out to our wedding site to use their logical brains for decorating purposes.  By the time we got done doing the rest of the stuff we'd planned to do today, we were wayyyy too tired to go all the way out there.  I just have to share why it took so long.  We went to Stage to buy the groomsmen's Converse shoes and found out they were having this AWESOME sale!  The shoes were BOGO $1.00!  How can you possibly beat that when you're buying in bulk?!  We encountered a bit of a problem though when we realized they only had one of the sizes that we needed.  The sales lady assured us that we could order them and have them shipped to our house at the same price so she got busy trying to figure out how to do that on her register.  We were standing there for AN HOUR, no joke, waiting for her to be able to figure out how to get a size 10 in men's...  I get that there are store policies, trust me, I'm all about the retail rules, but I would like to think that I could have gotten us out of there in 15 minutes if it were me.  I also wasn't very happy with her manager who made her clock out 5 minutes before she was done with us.  I don't find that to be very fair to the girl who just worked her butt off to help us get what we needed!  But she did get it figured out and as we were checking our receipts, we found that in the mess we think we got another discount on top of that..but we won't be going back in there for round two!  haha..

I sure hope those shoes get here in the ten-day period she guaranteed we would receive them in.  There aren't many more days than that for a grace period!  We are SOOOOOO close!  God has blessed me in so many ways!  I could not be happier to be marrying this guy.  He's so supportive (most of the time) and always has a way of making my stress go away temporarily..  Like I said...blessed...

Oh hey...I just saw Prince William and Princess Kate share their first kiss on TV.  I'm glad my wedding won't have all of that hype..I'm so simple for that kind of attention.  I wish them well!!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

a phone call

It's been quite an eventful day!  Let's start at the beginning..

I got to try on my dress again today!  I got a little bit scared when it wouldn't zip up.  I might have gained a few pounds since last time..ugh.  So not it's my goal to not eat fattening things because I can't afford to gain ANY MORE WEIGHT!!  But the dress is beautiful and I still can't wait to wear it in....22 days!  It's so close...

I also got to bring home my bridesmaid's dresses today.  The colors are beautiful but I'm worried that the sizes aren't right.  Uh oh..  

Okay, on to the BIG news!  I am now EMPLOYED!!  I got a call today from a daycare that I had an interview at a while back.  I've been hired as an assistant teacher and that would probably count as enough for me to get my teaching license from Oklahoma.  This could be what I needed!  I start May 9th!  Wish me luck..

the EMPLOYED bridezilla!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a SUITable day!

I had two interviews today!  Both of them seemed semi-promising.  I'm praying that one of the last three interviews that I've had will work out!!   Hopefully anyone who reads this will too..haha.  Anyway, one of these days I might become a blogger that takes pictures of her outfit ideas but I didn't think about it today and I'm already in my sweats trying to relax and prepare for tomorrow!  But I tried out a different kind of "businessy" outfit and I'm proud that my old Charlotte Russe methods have still pulled through for me!

Anyway, tomorrow...   Tomorrow I get to try on my dress again!!!!!!!!   At the doctor's office the other day I found out that I have gained four pounds and I'm not loving that.  I'm still as tiny as I was before but a bride-to-be can't be thrilled to be gaining weight when she's got a dress to fit into.  We shall find out tomorrow!!  I also get to bring home my bridesmaid dresses and I'm praying that those will have come in the right sizes also.  I'm sure my bridesmaids would appreciate that happening too..  Then I'm going to stop by the hair salon and show a picture of my newest hair idea to my stylist.  I'm running out of time to do it all!!!

After I get done with all of that, my mom and I are heading out to Camp Horizon to ask them about my list of details that keeps getting longer.  Parking, tables, sound system, etc..

Okay well off I go to get things ready!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

never mind..

never mind..guess it wasn't meant to be.  they didn't hold it for us like they were supposed to and they booked it.  grr..that really ruins my day.

the spontaneous couple..

I'm beginning to think that Kyle and I top everyone on last minute unthought-out decisions!  I received a phone call today from an apartment complex.  A month or two ago, we were parked outside of this complex waiting for our appointment to view one of their apartments and townhomes.  At that very moment, Kyle realized he couldn't go in because he was fixing to have some serious kidney stone pain!  So we started driving home and I had to call and cancel our appointment.  I guess they kept us on their call list though because their voicemail stated that they had a two bedroom apartment available to be moved into at the beginning of June.  This would have been out of the question had we not had a serious talk about money last night.  We have already reserved our previous one-bedroom apartment (just reserved, no deposit) and realized last night that since I'm still without a job, we can't afford to pay the rent!!  (Our move-in date is May 13th..)  Anyway, I'm fixing to drive to Derby for the second time today to go reserve this one and get the ball rolling to get it.  It's bigger, cheaper, and in a better area.  I feel slightly rushed to get this one because I know that I'm not the only one they called about this one's new availability!  But I can't help but think this is the one that God meant for us to have all along and if it weren't for Kyle's kidney stone that day then it would have been ours already!  (Pesky kidney stone!)  So now we can push back our move-in date and give me more time to get a job.

Speaking of money, I also found out today that my car has been totaled by hail.  I can either sell it to the insurance company and get $4000 or keep it and get $3000.  This sounds like another answered prayer for a poor soon-to-be-married couple!

And my last note, I rocked my interview this morning!  I did much better at this interview than the first one I had with this company a month ago.  I also have two scheduled for tomorrow now.  Things might just be falling into place.  I love life...

a happy Christian bridezilla :-)

Monday, April 25, 2011

lack of sleep..

So my first time going to the chiropractor a few weeks ago turned into a series of trips.  I was pretty nervous the first time and after that was over, it wasn't so bad.  I had my last appointment over a week ago and he told me that I didn't necessarily need to come back until my neck was giving me trouble again.  Since that last time, I thought it was getting better because I rarely felt pain.  However, on Saturday night I woke up at 3:00 in the morning with neck pain so bad that I couldn't sleep!  It's been that way every night since then and I decided today that I'm going to the doctor instead of the chiropractor.  I'm getting married in less than a month and I want to be able to sleep the night before my wedding so I don't look like a zombie in a wedding dress!

I called the dress shop and found out that 3 out of the 4 bridesmaid dresses are in.  I'm so stinkin excited to see them in person and praying that the dresses will fit right!  I need to remember to grab Kyle's money envelope when I drive down to get those because I need to place the order for the tuxes!  It's getting to be crunch time!!  26 days left until I become Mrs. Kyle Evan Lawson..

On another note, I have another interview tomorrow!  Hopefully this one works out...

the zombie bridezilla

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the hunt.

so for the last couple of months, I have been doing nothing but wedding planning and job hunting.  you would think that with a brand new college degree received in a bogus major (more about that later), that these places would be loving the idea of having me as an employee.  tis not the case!  most of the jobs I have been applying for do not require a degree in anything.  I've NEVER struggled to find a job before.  I've been relatively lucky until now I guess.  I know that I'm more reliable than most people getting jobs these days.  So here I am.  Unemployed with an impending rent for a new apartment coming very quickly. And let's not forget the fact that I will be married in 30 some days...

the unemployed bridezilla.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

so emotional!!

In the last few days, I have been crying every five minutes it seems.  This is out of the ordinary for me.  I have only been known to cry when I was sad or heartbroken.  I couldn't be happier in my life and I've been trying to analyze the underlying cause.  I've come to the realization that I'm slowly turning into the dreaded...BRIDEZILLA.  I will give you one example.  Yesterday, while trying to figure out who needed invitations to the ceremony from his side, Kyle got snappy.  I asked him nicely one more time.  He still was no help so I started tearing up and threw the paper at him and walked away.  (I'm not usually a drama queen, I promise!)  Being the great future husband that he is, he followed me and made me sit down with him so he could hold me.  He helped me figure out what actually was a very simple solution.

I'm definitely in a time crunch.  I think my counter read 36 days until the wedding?  I'm not positive that was the number but it was close to that if not exact.  But.  the invitations have been SENT!!  I am so relieved.  Stay tuned..

Saturday, April 9, 2011

thank you

I put Kyle to work while doing our wedding shower thank-you notes. I am proud to say his job was licking envelopes and sticking stamps! He was less than excited but I know he's glad they're done now also. I am feeling productive today. Maybe I should work on our scrapbook that needs to be done before the wedding..

Off to a great start!

This is my umpteenth attempt at starting a blog. I haven't been a regular blogger since I was in high school and using the popular Xanga website. I've found myself being pretty antsy to start one the last few weeks so I finally gave in. I am getting married in 42 days according to my account on www.theknot.com. I wanted to start a blog about being a newlywed wife, even though I'm still about a month away from becoming that. I know that there are many struggles and challenges that comes with being a newlywed. My fiance and I bicker like any other couple but once we're living together and seeing each other ALL THE TIME, I'm sure I will notice some differences! So in the next month and a half, if I remember to post, there will be mostly wedding planning excitement and frustrations...probably more frustrations than excitement! I'm to the point where I want to be done with the wedding part and be MARRIED!! It's just another day to me..

Also, I am a picture fanatic and will be posting several pictures I'm sure!

This is my favorite engagement picture of Kyle and me!!