Thursday, June 23, 2011

Breaking the Ice

Following Amy at Ha ha, Wait. What?, I have discovered a new blog. I'm going to try this out today. Not sure if I'll do it again, but I enjoy these little questionnaires and they help when I have writer's block. Which seems to be more often than not. Oh well. Hope you'll link up too! 

 Perfectly imperfect Jenn

Tell one thing that not many people know about you.
-My bellybutton is pierced

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
-Hmm... I haven't ever really thought about it. When  I was little, I wanted a shorter name. But I dunno. I've really gotten into Hebrew names lately. But I want those for any kids we may have. Eliana is my favorite. It means, "The Lord has answered"

What are your three favorite songs at the moment?
-1. Honey Bee by Blake Shelton
2. Dancing Like This by Paco Estrada
3. Why Don't We Just Dance by Josh Turner

List 3 goals on your life's to-do list.
1. Become a mommy
2. Go skydiving
3. Become a person who is a living example of Jesus Christ

What is one of your favorite quotes?
"I am not, but I know I AM" - Louie Giglio

Fill in the blank: "If I had an extra $10, I would buy ______"
Ten bucks? Probably an extra sushi roll. Love me some sushi!

What's your birth date?
March 9

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?
If I told you, it wouldn't be hidden.

What do you think of when you hear the word, "blue"?
 Skies, I suppose.

Finish this thought, "I need..."
"...another glass of water."

I hope everyone had a lovely Thursday. See you all tomorrow for Fess Up Friday! (And do I have a doozy for you!)

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm Baaack!

Hello lovelies! Did you miss me? I certainly missed all of you. Last week was so crazy, what with the wedding and everything and then this week, my hubby and I went off the grid for our honeymoon (we just went to San Antonio, but we turned off our phones and didn't check Facebook for 4 whole days... except when I sneaked it while Matt was sleeping, shh, don't tell).

I have a ton of pictures to share, but I haven't gotten the ones from the wedding yet, so I want to wait to show the honeymoon pics till after I've shared the weddings pics. Keeping it all in order, ya know? 

I have some really funny Fess Ups from the week before the wedding, when I had total Bride Brain. I would've lost my head last week if it wasn't attached to my neck. It seems to be coming back now though. 

So here we go.

Friday evening, after spending all day setting up for the reception, I went home to take a shower and get ready for the Rehearsal Dinner. I was out of the shower and mostly dressed before I went to apply my deodorant and discovered that I had only managed to shave one of my armpits while I was in the shower.

Also Friday evening, I was getting ready for the Rehearsal dinner, I had to dry my hair. Once I was finished, I flipped the vent hood switch on the wall to turn off the dryer. When that didn't work, I flipped the switch back to where it had been and tried the switch next to it. That switch turned out the light in the bathroom. At this point, I was getting frustrated. After all, I'd never had any trouble turning off the hair dryer before! I flipped the light switch back on and tried the vent switch again before I realized that if I wanted to turn off the hairdryer, I would need to slide the switch on the dryer's handle into the "Off" position.

On Saturday morning, my sweet friend Amanda Jo was working on my hair. She did something goofy with it, just joking around, and I kinda laughed and said, "No, I don't like that." She continued to joke with me (and I knew she was joking), and I freaked out a little. (I yelled, "PANICKING, STOP!!!!)

While waiting for my cue to come out of the dressing room, my aunt (also the pianist) asked me to keep an eye on my cousin (also the flower girl), so that I could keep her (my cousin) calm so she wouldn't mess up her dress. To entertain her, I asked what her favorite song was. I spent the last 5 minutes of my single life singing songs from The Sound of Music.

On Tuesday night, Matt and I were sitting in bed and I just started bawling because I was sad that the wedding is over. I was like, "What do we do now???" And my husband sweetly answered, "Be married! Have fun! Hang out with other married couples and have fahncy din-nah pahtees." I think that just might have been one of the sweetest things he has ever said to me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Monday to everyone out there in Bloggerville! It's already 99 degrees Fahrenheit here in Northeast Tarrant County, and today is only the 6th day of June. Days are a bit warm, but the evenings are beautiful right now.

I don't really have a good reason for clicking the "New Post" button this afternoon, I was just reading the blogs that I'm subscribed to and realizing how much I enjoy blogging. I love reading about what other people are doing, seeing, tasting, etc. It's just alot of fun. And even though I only exchange comments with a few of you, I still feel like I've got this crazy online network of friends that I know better than I would if we were just on Facebook together or something like that.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is, "Thank you!" Thank you for sharing your life with me. We're all in different stages of life and those of you who are ahead of me in the marriage and motherhood department make me smile with your stories of daily life, and make me look forward to the days when it's my turn even more. Those of you who may be my age but in a different place open my eyes to the fact that the world is so much bigger than the path that I have chosen. There are so many other, different choices to make and things to do and places to live. I am very happy with this life that I have chosen to love (no, that's not a typo), but it's cool and exciting to see what else is out there. And those of you who are just stepping out into this journey called life, you make me reminisce about the happy times I had when I was where you are, and then I hope and pray for you, that God will grant you the joy and love that He has seen fit to shower upon me. I am excited for you, because you have such grand things ahead of you, so many choices and decisions and things to do, see and believe! It's exhilarating for me to see the excitement in you.

I haven't met so many of you, but I've had the privilege to share in your life, just a little bit. And today I am realizing that it is such a treasure to share with you. I only hope that I am able to touch you in the same way that you touch me.

So thank you! And keep the blogs coming! I'm getting married in 5 days, I need something to keep me sane! :-)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lost at Sea

So I apparently got in the sea of things that I have to do that do not involve the clicking of a keyboard as I type about random things.

I haven't even been able to keep up with all of your updates. I feel so out of the loop. And I'm sure that it's only going to get worse over the next week. 8 days to go.

How was Memorial Day? Mine was busy. I went shopping with one of my bridesmaids that morning, then I went shopping with my momma. Then I went to CareNow, because I contracted pinkeye in my left eye. By Monday at noon, both eyes were infected . Ugh. It's clearing up now, though, so I'm very thankful.

I'm trying out Pinterest, but I'm not very good at it.

My sister has something like 136 followers on her Tumblr. I'm jealous.

Maybe I should read it. And copy her style.
Or not.

It's Friday, technically, but I'm afraid that Fessing Up won't happen again till after the wedding. And it may not happen again till after school starts back up. I'm just not as exciting when it's summer and I don't really have anything to do.

And we all know that I am so exciting normally. :-)

Have a good weekend everyone!