Monday, June 20, 2011

Wedding Weekend 2011

This weekend was spent at a rehearsal dinner on Friday, 2 weddings on Saturday, and celebrating Father's day on Sunday. It was an amazing weekend but exhausting! Of course to add to that, I get to spend all afternoon/evening/night studying for a midterm after work today.

I pretty much grew up with the first bride that got married this weekend. My mom met her mom while they were walking us in strollers. Since then, we've had our ups and downs. I guess you can say we are more like sisters than friends. I gravitate towards a different crowd from her but we have our past in common and I have a great relationship with her family. About 2 weeks ago before the wedding I went to Las Vegas for the first time for her bachelorette party.
The bride and her little sister. I've known these girls since we were in diaper

At the pool at the Mandalay Bay.

All the girls. Too bad my head was torched by an angel.

This picture was from Friday night at the rehearsal dinner. We went to a restaurant in Celebration , FL.  Any time there is a wedding event it seems to rain cats and dogs. My mom called me before to see if I was still going and of course my answer was yes. She gets really worried when I drive on I-4. I'm used to it but she still worries because she wuvs me. Stop and go traffic the whole way there but I made it! B didn't go because he was still in Gainesville for a work dinner. He had the umbrella in his I used a towel...classy stuff.  I don't know how I used to get ready without him. Do you know how hard it is to close a snap on the back of a dress alone? The food was good and the company was great. I'm glad I didn't let the storm or my dress stop me!

The next day I got up and did about a 4 mile trail walk. I'm doing this couch to 5k program here: . Taking it one day at a time but so far, so good. Let's not jinx it! After the trail run I started to get ready. I took a shower but I was so hot and my hair was not cooperating! I ended up in tears and begged B to go get me bobby pins and hair spray. 

The before

The after

And this is why we need to buy a house...a bigger house:

So sick of getting ready in our one tiny bathroom. So then we were running late...because that  is what seems to happen at every wedding for us. B and I took notes since we are about to start planning for our own wedding. We will purposefully start late!

Pedal to the metal, hon!

And here comes the bride:


We stayed for appetizers and wine and then it was time to go to the next wedding. Luckily it was only fifteen minutes away but we had to hustle to get there in time. Like B's hat? It's his dad old hat from the 60s. It's growing on me...

The next wedding was for Brandon's friend from high school who has since become my good friend as well. She and her husband just graduated from medical school. Two MDs, yikes! I met her husband at the yearly Christmas party that we go to at the bride's parent's house and he is such a sweet guy. The wedding was Jewish but the groom is Vietnamese so there were also hints of Asian in the decor and the food. It was so beautiful!


The ladies I did the sprinkler and the lawn mower with on the dance foor. Love these girls.

So sweet!
Stunning bride!!!
At each table setting there were medical duckies as party favors because that was what the groom used as a good luck charm for poker games.

We've so proud of them and hope to stay friends with this couple for life!

It was 12:07 when we left and we were exhausted!!! Such a great experience and we took notes for our own wedding the whole time. After my midterm, I will pick a wedding planner. I will!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bust a Move

Things have slowed down to a pace that bugs me.

I went to a bachelorette party in Vegas and that was a blast but recently, I gotten "in trouble" for things I've said or done in several forms of social media so I'll just say this: imagine 5 girls in a hot tub drinking directly from a bottle of champagne. Of course, I would include a picture of all of the girls except me. Because I'm thoughtful like that..

On the house front, we've looked at houses for months now. We have a better idea of what we will be able to afford, what area we want to live in, and what short sales entail etc., but we have yet to make an offer. I keep reminding B that this will be our first house, not our last, but we are still taking our sweet, precious time. (Read: I want to pick one!)

I'm taking my last prereq for nursing online. It's a nutrition class. It's kind of apropos (am I using that word correctly?) that I'm taking this class since I've gotten into the South Beach diet again and pay more attention to what I eat...but I have weekly assignments due every Wednesday and the earliest I've gotten one done was 3:30am Wednesday morning. I think my procrastinating is partly because the class isn't difficult and partly because I feel like the world owes me for all the education I've gotten and not the other way around...I'm constantly working on not thinking this way and trying to remind myself that education is a privilege and even fun.

On the nursing application front-haven't done anything.

On the engagement party front....well, we booked the venue and we've tried some cupcakes we might like to have at the party...but no further decisions have been made.

On the wedding wedding coordinators have been booked yet. This is for a combinations of friend recommended a wedding planner to me but her wedding hasn't happened yet. I kind of want to see the wedding before I pick a planner. I also feel like I should lose more weight before I start wedding planning (never ending battle)...and I feel like we should have a house because I would like to get this monthly expense determined before we start putting money into a gigantic party. Also it's up to me to move things along so that's somewhat daunting and yet comforting at the same time.

On the job front: I'm proud of myself. I haven't taken a day off since I had to take a day off to go to the doctor in April. I really wanted to take one off after I got back from Vegas and before I left for Vegas (short timers syndrome) but nope, I've been there consistent thing for me to be proud of!

So in short, things are kind of boring around here....until I start to make some moves. I am starting to feel a twitch coming on.