December 22, 2010

forgetting to blog.

Geez, I'm now too busy doing every single thing you can imagine, that I keep forgetting to blog.  And by every single thing you can imagine, I mean work, planning a wedding, preparing for marriage and trying to stay sane.  Not that those things are making me insane, I think its just a personality disorder that us Boatright ladies have. :)  Okay, not a disorder...more like...um...okay yes, its a disorder.  Although my insanity has not yet caused my Mark (or Joellen's Mark) to go insane also, so please don't worry about catching the disease.
Work is still sucky.
Wedding planning is still somewhat stressful.
On a brighter note, the whole Boatright clan got together in McMinnville this past Sunday, it was so much fun!  We ate desserts, drank tasty stuff, opened gifts, and the 11 of us all got to be together.  The next day the 5 Boatright girls went dress shopping for the perfect bridesmaids dress...and we found it!  I'm not disclosing any photos of them, but needless to say, we are stoked!  The color is amazing and all of the sisters felt good in the dress, yay!  (Nicole too, but unfortunately she is in Chicago and couldn't come with us).  





Okay, hopefully there will be a better post later this week!  


Merry Christmas everyone!

December 15, 2010

weekend and wedding chores.

 I love spending time with our couple friends (nothing against you single friends, I like you also!).  but this weekend we went over to the Kurkinen's house, and had a great time.  I made pulled pork tacos (in the crock pot, awesome) and Asena made some amazingly gooey brownies.  talking about married life and wedding stuff is so great with a couple that has been married for several years, and I love all the encouragement that they don't know they are giving Mark and I.  I just love seeing them so happy and in love still...it makes me so excited to be an old married couple with Mark :)

this weekend Mark and I decided to go on a family run.  yep, just me and him :)  so Sunday morning, we laced up our shoes and ran for a whole 15 minutes.  haha.  I thought I was going to die, but Mark could have ran another hour and a half probably.  Sunday afternoon was spent with Mark's boss and his wife.  we went to PF Changs for lunch (YUM) and then Barista for a coffee.  Tim and his wife were so sweet, they got us a Christmas/Engagement gift, this little awesome Le Creuset dishes and yummy goodies from Trader Joe's. but, now I am obsessed with Le Creuset.  I want it all.  seriously.

planning my wedding is starting to get kind of fun :)
YAY!  I've been waiting for this moment for quite some time now...okay, really only like 10 days, but still.  things are just starting to fall together nicely.  my sister Joellen is helping with reception decor and helped me design our invitations yesterday!  invitations have been kind of a pain in the booty, so to have it all figured out feels great.  also, we have our venue (praise God!) and we are pretty sure we know where we are having the reception.  
also, a friend from church is going to be doing our wedding photos and neither Mark or I could be happier about it.  the photographer's name is also Mark, and he is just the sweetest guy, I'm so happy he is going to be helping us out!  

okay, this was a bit jumbled, but I kept thinking I need to write these things out, so here they are :)  I hope you guys continue to have a great week, and please let me know if I can do anything for you! :)


December 14, 2010

something I've been pondering...

Last night I had quite the discussion with my bosses..it was very upsetting actually (for me anyway..).  I'm such a sensitive person that when something hard is brought up, I almost always end up in tears.  So the part I've been pondering is this, when is enough enough at the workplace?  The thing I can't get out of my head is the few verses in the book of Colossians that says,
        'Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.'
       So even though I am ridiculed by a co-worker again and again, for nothing...should I stay there? I feel completely torn between sticking it out and just showing the co-worker Christ's love, and quitting so that I don't have to deal with her anymore.


Any advice?



December 11, 2010

oops!

yikes!  this week has gone by so stinking fast, I even missed my fill in the blank friday!  there is constantly something happening now that Mark and I are engaged, people want to hang out, wedding plans need to be made, Grumpy Tracy takes over Awesome Tracy's brain...you know, things that happen to every bride-to-be.  BUT, after all that, we actually accomplished a TON this week.  


For example :
-We decided what exactly our invitations will say!
-We made a wedding budget (that is constantly being altered..regardless, its there.)
-We created a life budget for the two of us!
-We found the PERFECT spot to get married!
-And a pretty good reception spot!
-I tried on 30 wedding dresses, and found three I liked...now my Momma can get started on meshing them all together!
-My sister Joellen did our engagement photos (to see them, go to our website)
-We know what the gm's are wearing...


Okay, this is getting tiresome again...but needless to say, a lot of planning is being done!
Mark also made us a really awesome website that has our engagement photos and address of the venue and such.  There is also a button to donate to our honeymoon (cough, cough).  We have no idea where we are going, or if we will actually be able to go yet, because most of the money we have available is going towards the wedding.  We may just put off the honeymoon until the summer, so we can have a few more months to save up for a super awesome trip!  Here is the web address - www.markandtracyswedding.com.


Also, I have been making sure to workout every morning (except Thursday and Sundays, because I have to wake up early those days!)..and I'm working on my water intake and eating habits :)


Have a great weekend everyone!  Oh, and I love comments, so tell me what your week has been like!!

December 03, 2010

fill in the blank friday.

Yay!  Today is the day I've been waiting all week for! 

Wait, I just lied, I've actually been waiting for tomorrow, because as soon as I give my school presentation tomorrow, I can concentrate 100% on my WEDDING DAY!  :D

Anyway, once again Lauren's blog hosts this, and its just the greatest!


1.   Holiday spirit      doesn't usually kick in until close to Christmas for me...BUT this year, since I'm engaged, I'm feeling very Holiday Spirity :)  .

2.  The holidays are incomplete without   eggnog, a candy cane under my pillow, and a Naomi Portland to Coos Bay car ride .

3.  My favorite things to do around the holidays is    wear scarves and gloves, go to Shore Acres and score awesome gifts for my family   .

4.  A holiday tradition my family and I have is    opening our presents on Christmas Eve.  Every year since I can remember my mom has made us all pajama's, so we open our presents the night before so that we can all wear our special jamies to bed. :)   .

5.  Holiday music is      something I'm indifferent about.. I like and enjoy it, but don't have any on my itunes, and usually don't crave listening to it .

6.  This year, I'll be spending the holidays      with both Mark and I's family in Coos Bay.  Christmas Eve with mine, and half and half with the two families on Christmas day.  It will be my first Christmas with Mark, and being engaged!!   .

7.  Holiday wish list       1. All the clothes in J.Crew (thanks to Lauren's Blog!!) 2.  Nothing else really.  I like little things, I'm not big on getting huge expensive presents, I love scarves and gloves and books and things that mean something as opposed to costing a whole bunch     .


Thanks for reading everyone!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  :)