Friday, August 23, 2013

8 days and counting

Well its Friday and my last day to work in the office for the next 2 weeks. I get to work from home next week on Monday and Tuesday and then I’m off for the rest of the week. I’m driving to East Texas (2 hours one way) to pick up Mom from my grandma’s (Nanny) where she’s been all week. When I booked her ticket I knew that I needed to include time for her to visit the family aside from all the wedding happenings next week. I am so happy to have Mom with me all next week to experience everything with me. Her Lupus has really flared up in the hot hot weather we’ve been having (98 degrees) in Texas and she hasn’t been feeling well. Thank goodness she wasn’t here 2 weeks ago when it was 103 degrees. The good news is that Dad has every plan to walk me down the aisle. He’s been doing physical therapy twice a week and walking a little around the house. He will still have to use a walker and wear a mask but he will be next to me!! To have BOTH of my parents with me means everything in the world to me. I am very fortunate that my parents get along OK and there is no ugliness. I was 4 when they divorced so that was kind of a long time ago! I have most all things checked off my list minus one big detail- my hair!! I have long crazy curly coarse hair and its impossible to do much with it. Todd wants me to wear it up like in a bun but I don’t know how to do that. Lauren and I will be playing hair salon after the rehearsal dinner next Friday night. LOL- how’s that for waiting until the last minute. Mom and I will get pedicures tomorrow and then one day next week we will get our nails done. It just takes too long to do both the same day. I never have my nails done and so that will be a change to have pretty painted nails. One of my close girlfriends (Panda) is a licensed cosmetologist and facialist and she’s doing my makeup hours before the wedding. She came over this week and we did our practice run and I am so excited! Something else ya’ll may not know is that I don’t wear eyeshadow and never learned how to wear that either. I will look so different and Todd will not recognize me. Hehe . I had a won a free facial from a MaryKay lady when I went to a bridal show back in January. She came over last weekend and did facials and makeup for Mom and I and it was a lot of fun. The lady (Cindy ) actually lives down the road from me and so she offered to come do Mom’s makeup for the wedding. I love that Mom will be getting some special treatment and will feel special too during preparation. I had a collage of two 5x7's pics of my bridal portraits framed for my mom. When i gave it to her she started crying and it was such a special moment of us because it became so real. One thing I am so surprised about is the wedding list. I have people(family) that still wont give me a straight answer whether they’re coming or not, then I have had other responses from friends saying they wont come but got a text saying see ya there. My sweetest dearest friends are flying in from Boston and I am so blessed and honored that they will be there. I have a girlfriend from Chicago also coming in and that is so flattering to know the effort some people have put in and I am humbled. I will literally be surprised the day of when to see who makes it and who doesn’t. The tough part is that Todd and I just was not able to invite everyone. Its very expensive and we had to choose who to invite. Those people who wont commit to coming are actually ruining an opportunity for me to invite others who would. I was very worried starting out about having the NO KIDS rule but almost everyone was very laidback and appreciated the date night without the kiddos. However, it has upset a few and I cant worry about it. I have been reading A LOT about wedding etiquette and have learned much. I would never send the article out to my friends but dang I cant lie and say I’m not tempted. There are times when I feel like a Bridezilla because I flipping included a stamped envelope and you cant check mark the response card and lick the envelope? I asked no kids for a reason. I cant afford them and there will be drinking and it’s a late night wedding. My nieces are in the wedding but my awesome sister –in-law Sarah’s parents (did you follow that) are coming and can take the little one home with them if it gets late and shes cranky and tired. Anyway those are just a few gripes but believe me when I say this- “ I am happy and OK”! I can only control my thoughts and actions and I am thrilled to be marrying the man of my dreams. The wedding will be awesome and fun and a night to remember no matter what. As far as the honeymoon goes, we are planning one for later in the year or next year. With Dad in the hospital as long as he was I was too afraid to leave town and make plans away from the hospital. SOOO, thanks to my points I accumulated from traveling, I booked us a last minute GETAWAY and not honeymoon. We will drive south back to Galveston for a few nice relaxing days on the beach. I need it –Todd needs it- it will be wonderful! I cant wait to share the pictures with you from the wedding and its just a week away! Have a great weekend y’all and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday. xoxox

6 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you and so very happy your Dad will be able to walk you down the aisle. There will not be a dry eye in the place!!!!

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  2. I can't believe the wedding is now 6 days and counting!! I'm so looking forward to the wedding pics - especially to see what you decided on with your hair! I have similar coarse, rowdy hair that doesn't tolerate heat in the least! There's hope for me yet....!?

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  3. I am counting the hours with you. It is going to be the best day of your life.

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  4. I am so excited to hear the news about your dad getting you down the aisle...what an incredible blessing! I am sorry that you are still having such a hard time getting straight answers from people...it isn't fair that people think that is ok to be SOOOO inconsiderate. It will be a beautiful and joyful day no matter what when it comes down to it with you and Todd surrounded by people that love you and are over the moon happy for you...just keep focusing on that! Love you!

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  5. Wow - less than a week away. I wish you, your new hubs, and family all the luck in the world!

    Wedding planning is never easy. It's so awesome that your dad will be there and walk you down the aisle.

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  6. I don't know how I missed this post. I know this is from Friday, but now that it's Tuesday, I want to say... Stop worrying about the rights and wrongs of wedding etiquette. It's you and Todd's day. ENJOY IT! Don't worry about who you pissed off.

    4 days!!!!!

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