Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this happy day is filled with lots of love and laughter! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and future in-laws! God bless you all! And remember the true reason for the season!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Woah Dude!

Where in the world does the time go? Really, I need to know this now because it is slipping away from me soooo fast! I could've sworn that I just updated you guys (if anyone reads this) like last week.  Gosh, so much has happened to re-catch you up on!

So...where do I start?

Two weeks ago, my wonderful sister, sister-in-law, and cousin (she could be my sister too) and their husbands hosted mine and Colten's engagement party! It was tons of fun, but goodness gracious I was soooooooooooooo overwhelmed! I never knew that being a bride was so much work! I wanted to visit with everyone there since most of us have big kid jobs and don't see each other much anymore but Holy Moly! It was impossible to mingle like I wanted to! And me, being the terrible picture taker that I am, didn't get pictures with lots of people that I wanted them with.  So, sorry peeps. It was my bad.  I really tried to talk to everyone.  Scouts honor.  It wasn't until the next morning that I realized how oblivious I was to my surroundings, due to my overwhelmed state.  And oh yeah...the party was to celebrate Colten and I getting engaged, good thing it wasn't for us to show off how much we liked each other because I think we only managed to speak to each other a couple of times when we deliberately found the other one...another thing I didn't know about being a fiance and I get separated more and more! I swear we've spent less time together since we got engaged than before.  Oh well...I'll be living with him soon and probably see more of him than I want sometime! Ha...just kidding guys! Wait...I have to live with a BOY?!? THAT will be a whole different post.  One dedicated to just that.  Look for it. 

Moving on...

 Our house.  Oh goodness, our house.  I'm learning alot.  For takes A LOT of work to turn a house into a home.  A-WHOLE-FREAKIN'-LOT! We still aren't finished with it and all we really had to do was paint the inside.  We're making progress, just very SLOOOOW progress. And if you know me, I wasn't blessed with a barrell full of patience. But, I'll post before and after pics because it's gonna be cute...whenever we get it done. 

On to the next subject : the honeymoon.

Well, since we got engaged (ok, maybe before we got engaged...waaayyyy before) I've been wanting to go to St. Lucia on our honeymoon.  It's one of my dream vacation spots.  Seriously, it looks like paradise.  So anyway...I voiced this to Colt and then he gave me a budget.  We got to looking into my dream and realized that it was slightly over our budget.  I was bummed, depressed, sad, heartbroken...blah blah blah. So my wonderful fiance did a little figuring and a little more searching.  And my prince has come through! Our honeymoon is booked! YAAAYYY! And the best part.....we ARE getting to go to ST. LUCIA!!!!!!! I'm thrilled, beyond thrilled actually! But wait, Colten then says...well how would you feel about this__________? Oh no. OH NO! See, Colt, well he likes to solve problems or figure out ways to save money or make money or fix something so I knew this was going somewhere towards a hairbrained idea...(because that's what his ideas usually are) So in my most monotoned/aggravated voice I simply say "what." He says...What do you think about staying until saturday instead of friday? (My ears perk) We'll leave Memphis and fly to Miami on Sunday, stay in Miami Sunday night and get to St. Lucia by 1:00 Monday afternoon.  (I'm thinking) At first, I was like crap.  Are ya freakin' kiddin' me!? But then I think...hmmm...I've never been to Miami. I bet there are good places to shop there...lots of good restaurants...famous beaches...hmmm...this is sounding better...OK! I'm sold! I tell him sure, that was fine with me (nonchalantly, of course) and the whole time I'm thinking HECK YEAH...PARTY IN MIAMI!!!!! I'll share those feelings with him closer to time to go.  No need to get him too excited.  Ha!  I just rambled but the point...the honeymoon is booked to St. Lucia! Plus we're staying in Miami for a night and I get an extra day of vacation...sweet.  Come on May!

Have I told you that I could've gotten married in like 3 months? I don't know how people are engaged for a year or more.  I'm going nuts and stressed the heck out and I'm not even doing anything.  Last minute details haven't even started pressing down on me! We've got a long way to go!

And now, I'm caught up to this week.  Wednesday was my birthday.  24th birthday.  It almost sucked as bad as my 21st. I'm not really into this whole growing old thing, but as they say...its better than dying young! I've somehow talked Colten into going to Memphis this weekend to see Wicked: the Musical.  I think I lured him in with a promise involving good food. But I. Am. So. Excited. About the show!

 I will post pics of everything we've had going on lately as soon as I can get my computer to work again...maybe.  :)


The Bad Blogger

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's New?

I've decided that I'm not the best bride.  I really don't know when all the stuff that has to be done, is supposed to be done.  I know there are checklists but everyone does it different.  But will all get done! We've been working on the new house, and its starting to look like a home! :) I'm so excited! I'm also ready to just move in!

Our engagement party is in a week and a half! I'm excited about it too, I'll get to see some friends that I don't get to see often, and I will be meeting some of Colten's friends for the first time!

Not a whole lot going on these days, but then again it seems like I have no time for anything! That's life I guess. 

Until next time, or more interesting news...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wedding News

I guess I could've put the last post and this one together, but I didn't think about it. 

Since I'm dedicating the blog to my wedding I should update you!

We have an engagement party coming up in less than 1 month! I'm super excited about it and I will be even more excited when I find something cute to wear! :) All of our closest friends and family will be invited! Well...except like parents and grandparents. Sorry y'all.  Anyways, Jessica and Chuck (my bro-in-law), Jenn and Justin (sis-in-law and bro) and Machele and Jonathan (cousins) are hosting and getting it all together.  A big THANK YOU shout out to all of them! (Even though only one of them knows I have a blog now)

Next - Well, I can't remember if I've revealed how many people will be in our wedding party or not so if not, here goes.  Colten and I talked alot about who all would be in our wedding and I had several girls that I just had to have and he had a few guys he wanted in it too.  So once we got to naming names and asking turned out that we will have 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen.  Yep, TEN.  It's alot huh. But, I say, the more, the merrier!

My bridesmaids : My sister will be around 2-4 weeks post-partum...hopefully 4 ish so she will feel good and have fun, and then there will possibly be two bridesmaids that will be pregnant.  Possibly very pregnant.  I had a dilemma.  I was stressing pretty bad because I know how things are when it comes to weddings and dresses and people and I just wanted everyone to be happy.  Well, the more I thought about it, the more upset I got. The reason being...the dresses that I picked out and LOVE are short.  Not like booty short, but knee length or just below the knee.  Now, there's no problem with this...unless you're prego and have a big (but very cute) belly poking out and making the dress come up in the front.  I was sure that I was going to have to switch dresses or I was going to lose a bridesmaid. But one of girls went to brave it out, be the guinea pig and try on the dress with a fake pregnant belly!!! And guess what....THEY WORK!!! The dresses don't hike up to far and she said that they are very forgiving! I am ECSTATIC!!!!!! Seriously, thrilled!!!! Maybe everyone will be comfortable because I already know that (prego or not) EVERYONE is going to look ADORABLE!!!! :)

My first stressful problem is pretty much solved.  I hope it all goes this smoothly!


I used to like to think that I was pretty "in the know" about fashion and decorating and food and all of that other fun, girly, fashionista, homemaker kind of stuff.  Well, after buying a house I've come to realize that I'm not as talented as I once thought I was. Or maybe I used  to be and then I became a nurse and lost all contact with the outside world...I like that excuse better.  Anywho! Colten is soooo ready for me to start painting the house, because he knows that the sooner its painted, the sooner he gets to move in. Which is kinda unfair you know? He gets to move into the cute new house that I'm going to have worked so hard on and I have to wait until May.  If it weren't for bills, I would make him wait too. Back to paint...

Me, being probably the most indecisive person I know, could NOT pick a paint color! I mean, I probably looked at 500 colors and didn't love ANYTHING! Really, nothing?! Yeah, this is when I decided that this whole decorating thing was going to be just a little harder than I thought it was! So that's my cue to call in back-up (aka my mama and my sister).  I think they like helping me, because I like for them to make decisions for me! :) Or wait, maybe they don't like helping me but I kinda force them...? I don't know...they help and act like they like it.  So, back to the subject...I was talking with them about the colors and how I had NO idea what to do.  Well, Jes suggested that I pick fabrics before I pick colors. What?!?!?! That made complete sense! Why couldn't I just think of that! Duh Jena, go pick out the fabric and work around its colors! So off to Meridian we went, Me and Mama went to Jes's after work one day and went to this fabric store that Jes discovered.  I was excited and then I walked in and got even more excited because I saw all of these Precious prints and cute florals and neat designs...and theeeennnnn the lady that worked there started helping me.  Well, holy crap, I needed steering, not helping! I got completely overwhelmed and slightly a bit anxious.  I needed someone to say this is what you're getting, that ok? Good! Although Jes and Mama wouldn't make the final decision, they did put in their input and it helped to sway my decision! Thank goodness or we could have been stuck in there ALL DAY LONG!!!! Well then, I had to ask that woman to help me figure out how much material to buy.  So she sat me down at a table, (she told jessica to sit too, thank goodness) and she started throwing formulas at me to figure out how much fabric would be needed.  I don't do math.  I actually HATE math! And I had no clue where she was getting ANY of these numbers from.  I hope Jes knew what she was talking about because she either sold us ALOT of fabric or not enough.  I wouldn't know. 

So to my final point now...I have FABRIC for my new house!!!! I can now pick out paint colors and move forward and get to painting! I can't wait to see the finished product, I think it's going to be SO cute!!! I will try to post pictures as it progresses.  :)

This weekend is Bulldog Bash and I'm stuck at work.  Working weekends is for the birds. Enjoy your weekends if you get them. You're lucky.

Peace Out People. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This describes how I've felt for A couple of weeks now. When I first got engaged, I was SO motivated and pumped about exercising and trying to look my best! Now I don't have a very good attitude about it. I go to the gym twice a week and that's it. I'm being super lazy! I tried on my wedding dress again, thinking it would have me re-motivated and back into it all. Well...good news is the dress zipped right up! Looser than before...way looser! Bad news...I guess my brain thinks I'm skinny now and it's telling my mouth to take a bite of EVERYTHING that doesn't move faster than me! Seriously! It's awful. I even went and got fitted for running shoes to make me start running again...confession: haven't had them on since I left the store. Ugh! Gees! I need someone to follow me around and beat me on the head! Oh wait, I kinda have that too...signed up for a personal trainer. I see him twice every week and I do exactly what he says! And I work hard too! But then i just go home and eat...

Ok...I'm done complaining now. I know I've just got to get off my booty.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I found my wedding dress 5 days after Colten and I got engaged.  We didn't really mean to, but I found the one fast! Well, about 2 weeks ago the store called me and told me that my dress was HERE!!!! I had 14 days to come get it.  Wait, come get it?!?!? I thought that they would hold that thing hostage until like 2 weeks before the wedding.  Boy was I wrong! But, I am NOT complaining!!! Lauren, one of my bridesmaids, went with me to pick it up.  I got to try it on again and it was even more beautiful than before! I didn't want to take it off...I could just stand in it all day and pet it! :) I also got Lauren to try on the bridesmaids dresses that I'm thinking I want them to wear, and I love them too! I picked out cute dresses so they could possibly wear them again...I know I have a lot of bridesmaids dresses that will just hang in the closet forever and so does everyone else!

So anyways...I'm re-excited about the wedding! I can't wait for things to start coming together! May 14 will be here before we know it! It was 8 months from yesterday! Yes, I'm counting down!

Ironically, we closed on our house yesterday also so it was a special day! We are now homeowners! Let the renovating begin! I'll try to post before and after pics! It's going to be precious once we get done with it!

This weekend mine and colt's parents will be eating supper together for the first time (they just met today) so I'm anxious and excited about the weekend.  I know they will get along great!

Until next time...