Thursday, May 14, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

So much has gone on since my last posts and I've been so busy I haven't really been able to post about it! Let's start with the fun stuff:

My dress came in! It actually came in the same weekend as my party and all my family and friends got to see lil ole ME in MY OWN lil dress! I was pumped!!! And my irrational fears were pushed to the side...the dress fit like a glove! Now I just have to worry about staying this's always something with me!! My fam took tons of pics that I would love to share but a certain person who cannot view said dress tends to peek on the blog every once in a while. I will be honest though...I uploaded the pics at work...and look at them...often... Let's hope I don't get fired! Haha

Also the "Engagement Party" was a massive success! A ton of people showed up and I felt like it came and passed in a milli-second. Some friends of ours that got married in a gorgeous beach ceremony last year told me that's pretty much how the reception is as well. I'm just not sure I'm ready for a wham bam, thank you ma'am type reception!!! I want to be able to remember this thing I'm paying thousands of dollars for!! But it felt so funny, talking to people I had NO IDEA thier names (but I was sure pretending I did) and hugging people I wasn't even sure I'd met before. I'm sure some people thought I was nuts! The fun thing is now remembering these people's names now when I see them in Kroger :) haha But it was a fun didn't rain and my family and closest friends were surrounding me. I would say it was a success if just for that! I do have lots of candid shots to share...yay!

My bridesmaid from New Beginnings, Me, one of my MOH's and another bridesmaid

This one just added Caitlin from Think Happy Thoughts...she will be my Proxy :)

Cute boys!! Mr New Beginnings, M, and Mr H (from Think Happy Thoughts)

Also last weekend was Steeplechase here in Nashville...what is Steeplechase you ask?? It's Nashville's answer to the Kentucky Derby! It's where the to-do's around here dress up in our cute dresses, heels, and hats and head out to watch some horses run around a track! This was my 3rd year at Steeplechase and admittedly, my first year to actually see a horse! It was a year full of firsts actually! Every year it rains the day before Steeplechase but when the day breaks, the sun is always shining. NOT THIS YEAR!!! It was a muddy mess! It rained the whole night before and the whole morning of! When we went to drive into our tailgate spot, it was so bad...they wouldn't even let us drive onto the field. So we had to haul tents, coolers, food, and chairs all in the mud and muck. But it was a blast! We had to ditch the shoes and pretentiousness and let the mud ride up to our calves!! We saw some hilarious falls due to too much drinking + slippery conditions! Unfortunately I only took pictures of us minus the mess but the memories will last me a lifetime!

M and I waiting for the tailgate stuff to get there!

A gorgeous group of friends! :)

Us hat was quite floppy after it got wet :(

Some girlfriends from Nashville

And my fav pic of ALL TIME!! My bridesmaid's hat was also quite floppy!! haha Good times, good times :)

And the not-so-fun stuff:

We are still not done moving! Oh my goodness...we were supposed to be moved in on May 4th but with all the crazy stuff we have been doing we have had no time to move! We decided to downgrade to a smaller apartment so we could save money to add to our downpayment for a house. We are currently in this massive 2 bdrm 2 bath apartment that is really just more than we ever needed so we figured why not just save a little cash by moving into a smaller apt. Problem is...I have waaaaaaay too much crap! And it's taking decades to move it. Hopefully we can get it all moved out by Sunday but we have a shower to go to Saturday for some friends of M's that are getting married so who knows! Ahhhh wish me luck.


Army Brat Bride said...

VERY cvute dress and hat...and I love the FAB shoe find!

LauraAnn said...

That is so exciting that your dress came in and perfect timing too!!!

Good luck moving!!!

samiam4eva06 said...

Very cute dress!! Your wedding is the day after mine :) any tips? I look forward to checking out yuor blog!! <3

Jen said...

Love the hat! Fabulous!