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Tomorrow is my last day at work...

I am off Friday, but have plenty to keep my occupied! Today during lunch I had a few last minute errands to run and have a lot of work to do here in the office so I am going to keep this short!

Last night Michael and I went with my parents to pay the final balance for the reception and to drop off some of our things for the reception. They already had it all fixed up for our reception. It looked so pretty! I can't wait to see it full of our friends and family this weekend! I hope know that everyone will have a great time!! It's going to be a lot of fun!

Okay...I have to get back to work!

It's THIS weekend! Wow!

It's hard to believe it's already here now! I have to be honest...I am getting a little nervous. Not that I have doubts, but this is a BIG step! Who wouldn't be a little nervous??

Tonight my parents are coming over and going with us to the reception hall to drop off some things and pay the final balance for the reception. Men's Warehouse called to say the tuxedos were in and we finished printing the programs and the placecards this week! The count as of today is 305!!! Holy Cow! I didn't know I knew that many people!! (Well, I guess I really don't know them all...ha ha)

Tomorrow and Thursday I have some more errands to run during lunch, then Friday I am off and still have an appointment at 11:00 - then that night we have rehearsal and then it's the big day! I know I haven't been keeping up with my posts...or my reads and for that I am sorry. My mind has just been occupied.

I may not be on the cutting edge of the latest in fashion designers,

but I don't think anyone will shudder when I say that I honestly don't believe that this is going to be showing up at Dillards this fall! Ummm, am I totally out of it to say that this is hideous and ridiculous? I never comment negatively on another person's piece of art...even if I don't like it, I can appreciate the artistic impression behind it - usually! But, when you create an outfit out of a bunch of big beach balls, do you really think you're going to see it being worn - at all!?!?! Where would anyone wear an outfit like this? Anyway...I am sorry to be a critic, but I couldn't let that one rest!!!

The entire style show can be seen here. Take a look for yourself and let me know if you would rush out for any of these, umm...fashions!? I do have to admit there are about one or two that are pretty cute, but for the most part, uh NO!

I made my first trek over to my old building today.

I still have my plants over in Karen's office. I didn't want to box them up to move and didn't want to tote them home, so I just moved them temporarily to her office for a while. I had to go over to the drilling department this morning so on my way back I stopped by and picked up one and she and I went down and got coffee, too! I still have two more over there and I think she is going to bring one over later so she'll get to see my new digs, too!

It was nice walking over...it was cool and a little breezy. On the way back was a different story. It was starting to get mucky already and the sun was beating down on me! Sheesh, I think I'll keep my walks over to the tower to strictly early morning!

Tomorrow a group of the girls are taking me out to a belated birthday lunch! I think I want to go to Rockfish. I went there for the first time with Kenny and Elaine a couple weeks back and really liked it! I think Michael would like it, too. I need to get him to try it someti…

Only one more weekend to go!

We just have next weekend and then we're getting married!!!

This past weekend was our bachelor/bachelorette parties. I spent the day at mother's and then that night all the girls met me at my place and we headed downtown. We had a lot of fun!! We were only down there about three hours - apparently if you don't drink for a long, long time your tolerance goes way, way down!!!! As was the case for me. I haven't drank in forever really so it didn't really take much! We started off at Market Square Grille for food and fun gifts - then went down to main street! I heard a lot of "Don't do it!" being screamed by a few guys...of course there were a few that told me congratulations, too and a nice couple that have been married for 8 years bought me a drink and told me how happy they were for me! We saw one other bachelorette party going on and one bachelor party. That poor bachelor had to put on lipstick and take a picture with me and one of his buddies had to q…

I thought this was fun!

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To Do List (before the wedding):

Get marriage license (priority of the week)
Get a room for that night (priority of the week)
Finalize music list for DJ (Michael)
Finish putting favors together
Finish printing programs
Give MIL all corsages/boutonnières for her side of the family
Update Wedding Site
Order CD for Father/Daughter dance This has been ordered, I am just waiting to receive it!
Finish writing thank you cards
Mail thank you cards (and I'm sure there will be more to write when we come home from our honeymoon)
Fix up new home for the dogs while we're gone (my parents' house)
Finalize selections for reception
Get final head count to reception
Take favors/decor/pictures etc. to reception

I think that's everything for now, but I am sure more will pop up!

OKay...sorry I have been MIA.

I have been MIA and I haven't been good. Especially not the past five days. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I have just lost all motivation. Hello!!! A wedding is motivation...yes, I know that! But it hasn't been enough - I have battled this since I was about 12 years old and have been losing for the past decade and a half! HELP!!! I need to find motivation!

17 days...and counting!

I asked Michael the other day if he was getting nervous...his answer, "Nah, there's nothing to be nervous about..." He did say that it didn't seem real yet, though when I told him we only had two weeks. Even after I told him that, yesterday on the way to his parents, he said, "This weekend is our [bachelor/bachelorette] parties and we don't have anything planned for the next weekend?"
"No"
"Then what's the weekend after that?"
"Ummm...our wedding!!!"

He couldn't believe that it was so close! To be honest I can't either! I can't wait!

This past weekend when we were in Broaddus I got at least two cards and one remark about finally getting married! They made me feel like an old spinster that someone finally took pity on and married! Ladies - I am only 26 (at the time I was 26, now I am 27)!!! You have to understand I came from a small town. No, you may think you came from a small town, but I REALLY came from a sm…

I am packing up part of my office this afternoon.

We move this weekend...well, technically the movers move us this weekend, but I have to get everything packed by Friday so I thought I would try to get my personal stuff done. I haven't moved once since we have been in this building. This is my first one...everyone else (except the managers) have moved several times. Now, not only am I moving out of my office, I am moving out of our building and into another one of our buildings.

This floor is in complete disarray...there are boxes up and down the halls and the moving guys are in an out all day. My office is like a maze. There are boxes piled up to the door. Tomorrow I'll have to remember to bring my camera in.

I just finished about 85% of my personal stuff...I think I'll end of having about three personal boxes to be moved. Hey, after three years you accumulate a lot of stuff!! I think I am going to enjoy the new office. It'll be a nice change and supposedly the garage situation over there is a bit better, too!!!

And...…

First order of business

all Gmail invites are gone! Sorry, but I am sure they'll be passing out more soon!

We had a great weekend. Saturday was our last shower in East Texas at the church. It was very nice. My niece (a bridesmaid and cohostess) really got me good. She had tons of ingredients laid out on the bar and told me I had five minutes to put together a cake from scratch and get it in the oven...and that I couldn't use a recipe!! She also said that when it came out that Michael had to taste it!!!!! Oh my goodness, I didn't have a clue! I had a tiny bit of help from those there, but needless to say, it wasn't my finest dessert! It wasn't too bad, it was edible at least! Like sweet biscuits more than cake, though - Ha Ha!

Elaine came up for it and spent the night with us. Saturday night after showing her around town, she went with me and Michael to grab a burger in town, where Dennon met up with us and we went to the East Texas Jamboree. This has been in Broaddus for a few years, but I …

Phew...long weekends will definitely tire you out!

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. I am so, so, so swamped over here! I mentioned a while back that my job changed a bit around here...well, to define change: I have a ton more work added to my days!!!!! So, I don't really have a whole lotta spare time and when I get home I don't really get on the computer much; more so now that football season is starting and Michael is always checking on his fantasy teams. He has them for all sports, but the only one that involves $$$ is football, and even with that one he has another that is free, too! But last night I got on there with him to check it out. He was "watching" a baseball game on the internet. It wasn't actual picture, but rather several windows that showed what was going on in the game. There was a diamond that showed who was where and there was a batter at the plate and it showed where different pitches came in, how fast they were, and whether they were strikes, hits, balls, etc. It was really pretty cool to…

I cannot believe that we're within a month now!

Eight months ago when Michael proposed I didn't think this day would ever get here and now it's just a few weeks away!!!!

Next weekend is our last shower in Broaddus. The weekend after that is the bachelor/bachelorette parties. The next weekend is a FREE weekend - that I am trying to keep open for anything last minute. Then the next weekend is the wedding!!! I can't believe it's so close!

Michael and I are both ready and anxious to get it over with! Weddings are a lot of planning and work! Thank goodness the place we're having our reception takes care of everything for us. I definitely recommend for all brides-to-be out there...don't try to handle the catering, DJ, entertainment, decorations, etc. for the reception on your own! Get a place that does it ALL for you! That's has been one of the greatest things. In the beginning I thought we were going to have to rent a place, hire a caterer, buy decorations, be up the night before to finish decorating ourselves…

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Sunday was my Mary Kay Debut Party,

graciously hosted at Elaine's house. We had a good time, though I was pretty disappointed in the turn out. There weren't many people there at all. I understand - Life Happens! It was a good teaching session for me, though!!

And...since it's the beginning of a new month, particularly my b'day month, I have decided to offer a September discount. If you place an order within the month of September through my Mary Kay Site and put the words "September Birthday Discount" in the comments section you will receive a 10% discount on your order!!!