Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fourth Times a Charm

July 7th! July 7th! We've got a finalized, contract-signed, absolutely-the-one date! July 7th! 

Yippee!! Last post I gave a summarized version of a wedding woe road block that Pyro Man and I encountered. All that mess was finally resolved this week! We met with the church, got available dates and called our reception site. We were afraid we'd have to change sites because they originally told us every Saturday was booked through September....ugh! 

As luck would have it, the first available Saturday for next summer matched up with an open one at the church. Bet you can't guess what day it was? July 7th! That's right! How'd you know?

It wasn't our ideal weekend (Like I said last post, I went about this from the wrong end, starting with the reception site instead of getting the info for our ceremony worked out. We've actually changed the date three times before landing this one. Fourth times a charm!). We're thrilled nonetheless! I've heard there are only five things you need to get married: 

1) The Bride (Me)
2) The Groom (Pyro Man)
3) A Witness
4) An Officiant
5) A License 

We've got all the ingredients that really matter--the license we'll get as the date gets closer. There's a huge bridal elephant that's lifted off my chest. Whew! I feel better and I don't have a gut wrenching feeling of worry about this any more. Now on the fun details! Finding a photographer, cake testing, decorations, dress fittings, booking the band, etc!  Already e-mailed the band we want, hope we get 'em! 

Here's where it'll all happen next July! 

 The Church, St. Thomas Aquinas in Dallas

The Reception Site, Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake in Dallas

Here's a gorgeous wedding that took place at Winfrey Point! I loved it! 
Just look at the possibility inside: 

Yup, I'm definitely ready to dive in and get started. Let the wedding madness begin! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School!

It's practically one of my favorite times of the year, back to school! I can't lie, it's only because of new school supplies. There is nothing better than getting a fresh new notebook full of crisp, clean white paper just waiting for me to doodle on--er uh! I mean, take notes on. I love searching for a new planner where I can fill it in with color coded due dates, events, and more--it just makes my inner nerd gleefully happy!

This year is a little different since I'm on the other side of the table now. Starting in about ten days I will begin my first teaching job and I'm very excited! Also a little busy trying to pull everything together, nervous because the time is drawing near, and a little anxious to get started. I suppose that's the way all new adventures go.

In the mean time, I've been trying to get a bit done on this wedding. We ended up changing our date because we found a different venue that Pyro Man and I adored even more. Ain't that the way it goes? You find your ideal after everything has been done. Story of my life. Two days after signing a contract with our original site we found this beautiful place that everyone fell in love with; Little house by the lake, screened in porch, beautiful foliage, antique stage for a band, plenty of room for dancing, and a big possibility for gorgeous decorations. Perfect! Except...they didn't have our original date. Lucky for us, they had another opening and we were able to get out of our first contract without any loss.

Then I hit a brick wall. I kinda went backwards in my planning and now I'm reaping the consequences. We picked a funky date and now we're not sure the church will be available for our date--See, we should have set-up with church first and THEN found our reception site because you know, getting married you kind of need a ceremony to make it legit. Details, whatever (TOTAL sarcasm.). But I was trying to get everything done in one spot. Then I changed my mind. Then I hit this wall. And now, here we are. *SIGH*

Oh, the complications and hurdles! 

If there is a simple way of doing something and a more complicated, convoluted, confusing route to take, you can bet dollars to donuts I will take the later because that's just the way I roll. It's not the end of the world. We will get this worked out, I just have to look at this as a good challenge and learning experience. One of many more, I am sure. What I'm working towards is that happy day when I get to say "I do" to my honey!

Yay! Happy Bride! 

Enough of an internet break, time to dive back in to my to-do list and get cracking! I've got a mile long list of things that absolutely have to get done this week, no exceptions--Got to stay on top of myself here! Happy Monday to all and a big Happy Birthday to my future sister-in-law, Abby!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Germ Free Is The Way To Be!

I'm finally back to normal! Hooray!!! Last week, my final week of working with the kiddos, I got sick. Somehow I managed to carry my miserable butt through Wednesday only to come home and find I had a temperature of 101.4.  A short trip to an 24 hour clinic showed my temperature at 101.7 and my doctor happily informed me I had a throat infection. Great...

Couldn't go to my last day of work. Apparently I was still contagious, you know, fever and all. Well, that fever continued on for another four days. By Sunday I'd had it. I marched into the kitchen and told Mom she should could either come with me to the emergency room or stay at home, but I needed something. So one trip to the ER later and we find my throat infection was gone, but now I had bronchitis. The anti-biotics I originally was on weren't strong enough to keep the new sickness from forming. Awesome.

It's all good now. Fever free since Monday and on way better meds that make me feel human again! HOORAY!!!!!!!

The ER doctor did warn me that in my first two years of teaching kids I would pick up everything. Dang. I guess that includes college kids, too. I'm never leaving home without anti-bacterial hand soap or vitamin C ever again.

On a really happy note, yesterday I finally got something major accomplished on the wedding. We booked the wedding venue! YAY!!!! Next May 26th, Pyro Man and I will officially be getting married! I'm a slow planner, one step at a time, but I'll get this wedding planned out beautifully.

For now, I've got a lot of to-do's to cross off, like always. Just wanted to share the happy news of being healthy and one step closer to marrying my handsome man!
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