February 24, 2011

thank you mat kearney.

for writing a great song that my almost husband and i will have our first dance to :)

not too much has been happening lately.  just work, wedding planning...the regular stuff (my regular is going to be so much different after the wedding!!).  

i've found that if i listen to podcasts on my drives to and from work, i don't get as stressed over traffic, so i've been listening to a lot of Matt Chandler from the Village church in Texas.  he is one of my favorite teachers...he always seems to talk about something that is relevant to me, which is great that the Bible is relevant to my life ;) anyway, he did a series on Colossians last year, and i'm listening to those...which is actually super awesome because my first term of Bible college was ALL ABOUT Colossians.  i can't wait to get through the entire thing.  i've also been working on reading the Bible beginning to end.  i don't think i've read much of the old testament, but so far i love it (in Numbers now).  i can't wait to have read it all and then start again!

oh!  i should post about my bridal showers!

two weeks ago i had my shower in Coos Bay, thrown by my mom, Mark's mom and their mutual friend (and someone i've known for quite some time) Brenda.  it was SO great.  there were more ladies there than i expected and i had some of my high school friends there, along with two of my sisters!  we ate, played games and opened embarrassing presents.  i'm sad i don't get one of these every year!

last week i had my shower in Portland.  it was a tea party theme, and my sister Joellen threw it for me at my friend Asena's house.  it was awesome, i got a ton of cute floral tea cup and saucers, along with a beautiful tea set and a bunch of awesome gifts from all the lovely ladies that attended.  

only 16 days until the wedding!!

February 19, 2011

one day at a time.

oh man, the last few days have been rough.  my emotions have been all over the place.  i can't decide if its because of the birth control or because i'm getting married in 21 days or the stresses of a new job....okay, honestly it could be because of like one million things, so instead of just picking one lets just say there is a lot going on right now and it stresses me out and makes me grumpy.  poor Mark, sometimes we women can be just plain crazy.  BUT i don't want Mark to be worried that he is marrying a crazy person, so i have to start trying harder to not have worries, because worrying is NOT good for the soul.  its makes a person insecure and unsure about everything.  every tiny little thing that could go wrong then turns into a huge fiasco, and all for nothing.  fiascos do absolutely nothing. 

okay, so my resolve is to let go and not sweat the small things. 
sheesh.  it even sounds hard right now ;) 
have a good weekend guys!

February 08, 2011

the new job.

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but for 5 days now I've woken up at 6:09am (I know its very odd, its all Nicole's fault!)...and I like it.  I'm actually enjoying waking up super early.  Craziness!  I wake up, make some cereal and coffee and sit down and read my bible until about 7:30, then get ready for work, always with more extra time to do my morning blog-stalking!  Its awesome :)  Then I go to work, get off at 5, and come home to Mark!  Yesterday I came home to dishes unloaded, bathroom tidied up, living room looking awesome...Um, I'm about to marry the most amazing man, he is so great! 
         I guess all this was leading up to me telling you about my new job.  Its not that exciting, but in the last week and a half, I've changed only ONE diaper (yay!).  So far I've just been doing a lot of filing, learning and trying to get the other receptionist caught up on paperwork piling up on her desk.  I think once I have actual responsibilities of my own it will get a little more exciting, but I like the redundancy of sitting at my desk everyday, knowing where everything is, and I love the organizing paperwork and filing everything exactly where its supposed to be. Yay for new job!
         In more news, we had our second session of pre-marital counseling, and it went great.  Mark and I both left feeling like we had both been completely honest about everything we talked about, and that we covered some good issues.  Our pastor A.J. Swaboda (who will be marrying us) has been doing the counseling with us, and he is always super encouraging.  Before we leave he always tells us how much he believes in our marriage and just how great of a couple he thinks we are...I love hearing that :) 
          More wedding talk....This weekend is my bridal shower in Coos Bay, I'm reallllly excited and a tad bit nervous...Just thinking that all those people are getting together just for me makes me feel strange, like I don't deserve it and holy crap I have to be the center of attention for a few hours!  But it should be fun, hopefully there will be cake and punch or something, and that will make me happy!  Next weekend is my Portland bridal shower, the week after that is Mark's bachelor party, then the next weekend is my bachelorette party, and then the next weekend...is our wedding!  Then Hawaii!  Then married life!  I can't wait to snuggle up with Mark every night!  Only 32 days and 6 hours left!  Eeeek!
         Thanks for reading all my babbling, I hope you guys are all doing great and having a good week so far!