Monday, February 21, 2011

long time no blog.

Ok, so let me start off by clarifying that I DO realize the point of a blog is to consistently update friends and family on the happenings of your life....however, when your life consists of moving, getting married and working 55 hour weeks on the regular....blogging may or may not go by the wayside.  My apologies.  Now....where to start??

Two weekends ago Gerad and I (and Jeremy) moved from the third story of one apartment the third story of another.  YUCK.  Then, mid-move, Saturday afternoon I had my third wedding shower in Saginaw. It was hosted by the men's gymnastics coach's wife, the head volleyball coach and my sweet varsity girls.  The shower was extremely successful and I we got ALOT of awesome gifts that I cannot wait to 5 or so months, when we are new home owners!  Anyhow, moving right along....after the shower, we continued the miserable move.  Now, I failed to mention that my poor fiance was diagnosed with the flu the Thursday BEFORE the Friday that we began this move....double yuck. 

Sunday morning, my mom and I woke up to drive to Abilene to take my bridals with my Matron of Honor Aimee and of course, my photographer (and friend) Jason!  Can I just say that they turned out UH-MAZING?!?  I literally cannot sing Jason's praise enough...and if you don't believe me, you should ABSOLUTLEY check out his blog and/or website.  And speaking of blog, I don't know who is more excited to post a few teasers of my bridals on their blog, me or him!  But that will just have to wait another 5 or so days...and seeing how I will be flying to the Riviera Maya with my fiance husband in 6 days, I am guessing Jason will beat me to the punch on posting. 

So I am now going to take this time to do some wedding talk.  I literally cannot believe my wedding is SO close.  It is a day I have been thinking about almost my entire life....whether it be playing dress up at 3 or crying myself to sleep one night because I never wanted to grow up, get married and leave my daddy.  Just to clarify, I was only about 5 or 6 at this point....but it is a very long running joke in our family that I will only get married if we are allowed to live with my parents forever.  The funny part is, I remember that night like it was yesterday.  And although I have no idea what triggered the sudden fear in me that someone was going to force me to get married and move away from my dad, I do know that at some point I would be crazy to not wish that one day our little girl (or boy) feels the same way about Gerad (or I).

Well, that is about all of the time I have for now, so I am going to go ahead and apologize for the lack of excitement in this blog and the next one I will try to make more exciting.....hopefully.  Coming up next...
  • pictures of my previous 2 wedding showers
  • pictures of this past weekend's birthday festivities
  • my very, very current case of puppy fever
  • my varsity girls season (up till this point)
  • aannnddd let's be serious, probably more wedding talk.  That is if I make it back to the blog world before the actual wedding!
5 days and counting till I am a Morris! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

If you wanna hear God laugh.

the saying "if you wanna hear God laugh tell Him your plans" couldn't be more fitting these past few days.  If it isn't being sick, it's the bad weather...and frankly, I am getting a little fed up with both.  I know He has a plan for everything and is 100% in control, but knowing that and trusting that (without worry) are two different stories.

As of now, my Abilene shower is still on and we are hoping the roads clear up so that friends and family are able to attend.  My mom talked to my mother-in-law to be and her, Gerad's aunt and Gerad's grandmother are all still planning on coming to the shower if the roads allow.  That piece of news was enough to lift my sick spirits some, just knowing I would get to see all three of them tomorrow and that they care enough to brave the cold, the snow and ice to be here.  Have I mentioned how lucky I am to marry into that family?!?

I was supposed to take my bridal portraits this upcoming Sunday, but earlier today my mom and I decided to go ahead and cancel the shoot.  At first I was sure I could make it through a few hours of smiling and posing...but when it comes down to it, let's be serious....a shower wears me out, let alone hauling around a 10 (give or take a few) lb dress.  So, what does that mean you ask? means next weekend I will leave Saturday afternoon, after my Saginaw shower, to drive back to Abilene and take bridals the next day.  Now in theory, this doesn't sound like THAT big of a deal....but what I haven't mentioned is the fact that we are moving into a different apartment that weekend.  Needless to say, I am just trying to get through this one day at a time. 

On another note, I am SUPER ready for my fiance to come home.  I miss him terribly and just really don't do that well with being apart from him.  It's pathetic I know, but can I blame part of it on being sick?  Anyways, I am off to read The Twilight Saga(for the 5th time, but who's counting?) on my shiny new Kindle Reader.  I will leave you all with a picture of what is on my mind....Gerad, and warmer weather. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

new toy coming up.

Day 2 and I think it is safe to say I am addicted to blogging already....or maybe that's the boredom of being snowed in and bedridden talking, either way....I'm back.

So I had doctor appointment number 4 in the past month today....guess what?  More meds, more chest x rays and more blood to be drawn, that is when the labs open back up tomorrow.  I am now being forced to do breathing treatments 3-4 times a day and an inhaler twice a day, along with the awful invention of a sinus cavity rinse.  Trust's as brutal as it sounds.  Let me give you the idea:  It is a plastic bottle with an opening at the top that you are supposed to hold inside of one nostril and squeeze as hard as you can, so that the warm salt water inside, can clean out your sinuses and then come out the other nostril/your mouth.  Needless to say much more of my warm salt water ended up in my hair, on the bathroom counter/mirror and all over my face than it did actually in my sinus cavity.  Better luck next time I guess.  However, one positive thing that has come out of the sinus rinse is my mom giving in and buying me the Kindle Reader I have so desperately been wanting...just haven't ever pulled the trigger & bought.  The only catch is, I am required to do the sinus rinse once a day, everyday....without "whining"....whatever that means.  Those who know me well know that I would never, ever need a bribe to control my whining....and those who know me really well, know this statement couldn't be dripping with more sarcasm. 

So I will soon be the proud new owner of this amazing little gadget.  And could it possibly come at a better time?!? I am forced to stay inside, in bed at my parents with all of my quality reading material stuck in Fort Worth.  Along with that valid point, heellloooo....we will be honeymooners soon and I need something to occupy my airport/airplane time.  First item up for guessed it....The Twilight Saga!  I am SO very very VERY excited to have these series at my finger tips EVERY moment of the day without lugging around the actual hard copy book (not that I don't love those also).  I am still debating on a black or white Kindle...thoughts anyone?

Moving on...I cannot believe how lucky fortunate I have been to have literally have not had to take one day off this entire week....yet I have been at home in bed the entire week!  I know most of you are going just as stir crazy as I am with all the snow and ice, however, I am considering it a blessing in disguise that I have been able to stay at home and rest/get well while not having to worry about if my high schoolers are being good for a substitute or if my varsity is actually practicing efficiently without me. 

I would like to give McDonald's and their employees a shout out for always being open during the past 4 days, even through the treacherous winter storms.  It was greatly appreciated by yours truly.  You see....when I am sick I am very picky about my diet or what sounds good, and through the past week or so I can say I have mainly been subsiding on McDonald's happy meals, Sprites, chocolate milkshakes, grilled cheese, Cokes and scrambled eggs.  I have never been one to reach for the soup when I am sick....but I def. reach for the calories!  However, I can honestly say this is the longest I have ever been this seriously ill.  I am going on a month of sickness and I cannot even tell you how great and amazing my friends, family and of course, Gerad have been.  I receive texts daily from multiple people checking on my health and being genuinely concerned with my well being.  It's a very overwhelming feeling thinking about all of these busy people stopping and taking time out of their days to check in on you and let you know that they are here if you need them to do anything.  I am very blessed to have the friends I have , the family I have, and the family I am marrying into, so thank you all for being so sweet. 

Have another great night indoors!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

here we go.

Well I have been meaning to jump on the blog bandwagon for the past few months and I finally decided there is no time like the present...well that and the fact that I am bedridden due to bronchitis....flu....and possible pneumonia (the jury, or shall I say the doctors, are still out on the last one).  I have had an incredibly busy past few months and every time I read an inspiring blog that makes me want to dive right into my own....I think of all the wedding planning, cleaning and work stuff I could should be doing instead.

Speaking of wedding, how many days away is the wedding you ask?   24 short days away from marrying the love of my life!

Just a quick peek at my to-do list for the next few days:

-get rid of the awful germs/infections/viruses in my body
-enjoy an much needed facial (hopefully...I wouldn't dare make another human be that close to me with the flu still in my system)
-spray a tan on this pale body
-meet with the florist and finalize details
-attend my second of three wedding showers
-touch up highlights & decide on a wedding day hair
-take bridals with Jason McDonald, who happens to be THE most amazing photographer I know.  If you don't believe me...take a look:
-pack up our apartment for the move....NEXT WEEKEND.  (that one should have probably made it's way on to a to-do list before now....but with work and weddings and catching the flu, I just haven't had much free time)

I must admit, that list is a bit intimidating at this point, especially considering I am not even allowed out of bed at the moment.  However, I am hoping to check off #1 on the list fairly quickly so I am able to stay busy enough to not miss my hubby to be too much.  He and 15 of his closest boyfriends guy friends are on their way to Wolf Creek for a weekend of snowboarding and bachelor partying!  I can't lie, I am a HUGE baby when it comes to us being apart for more than....I'd say, 24 hours, but he has been looking forward to this since September and I know they will have an AMAZING time.  Ever since he started buying snowboarding gear and clothing for this trip he has been like a kid waiting on Christmas, it's quite adorable actually.  And although he knew he was leaving tonight or early tomorrow morning, he still made time (8 hours to be exact) to drive me halfway to Abilene, on completely iced over roads, to meet my mom so that I wouldn't be alone and sick while he was gone.  Before we left he also proceeded to pack my bags (under my supervision) and blow dry my hair for me when every ounce of energy I had was zapped by showering....I can't get over how lucky I am to marry this man.  God has truly blessed me with so much more than I could have ever imagined. 

Well, I am off to bed....but I will leave you all with a peek at my fabulous new bathing suit I am DYING to wear on our honeymoon....goodnight all!