Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Well, this year has gone by so fast. It didn't even seem like Christmas to me. It's crazy how each year goes by faster and faster. But, this Christmas was the best one I have ever had, by far. I got to spend it with the love of my life Joe! :) Which was an awesome gift all in itself. I also got to spend time with all of my family. So on Christmas Eve, Joe and I went with my parents to my Granny n Papa's house for dinner, afterwards Joe and I went over to his parents house, in seperate cars of course, lol. We had a great time. We got to spend time with his family and open gits with them, and of course play video games with James. That was our Christmas Eve. So Christmas morning, Joe came over and me, him, my mom, and dan all opened our gifts for each other. It was awesome, I got alot of great things, and some cooking utensils I need to learn more about (refer to last post). Joe got me some great stuff too!!! He got me a long dressy jacket, a cute skirt, and a pair of heels!!!! :) So after we opened gifts with my parents we all went over to my granny and papa's again. We had an awesome Christmas breakfast, which Joe and I had to practically inhale because we had to be at my dad's by 10 and it was 9:30 when we started eating. Anyways, we went to my dad's and opened gifts with him, my older sister Annie, her other half Larry and their three kids, Samariah, Ethen and Sarai, and Beth and Jeremy of course. We had a great time. After my dad's house we all drove over to my Grandma Whittakers house and ate a really good lunch. We met my Aunt Wanda, Uncle Hector an dmy cousin Vanessa there. And finally,Joe and I went back to my house and chilled with my parents. We both knocked out on the couches til everyone got there. Beth, Jeremy, Maxine, Nick, Anthony, Granny, Papa, Mom, Dan, Joe and I all opened more gifts n just spent time together. And then later on Balti, Theresa and their crew came over. We all hade a really great time! I love my family and all my friends. This has been the very best Christmas ever!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Houston, We have a problem!

So I'm just sitting here thinking, and then it hits me. I CAN'T COOK!!!! What am I going to do? I'm not one of those girls who can't cook and marrys a guy who is like a cooking pro. Nope not me, neither Joe or I can cook. So I think our only options are Top Ramon, Grilled Cheese, and Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches. The only thing a really know how to make that's good is chicken enchiladas, and I can't really cook that every night. lol So now I'm thinking I better start practicing, or secretly hire a chef to cook. lol There are things that come out of boxes that I can cook but I have no idea how to make the real stuff lol. I can't even bbq. I need advice and support! Somebody help!!! lol

Monday, December 22, 2008

Engagement pics

We took our engagement pics this past Saturday. Laura did a terrific job she should really warn people about the work out she puts them through. lol It was a lot of fun tho. I'm glad she did it for us. I like this one it was definitely a candid shot of the two of us. You can check out the rest of them on Laura's site it's my top link. Give me your input!!! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

One day closer.......

A close to another day. It's a nice feeling knowing that a few things have been accomplished. OK, so that's an understatement, it's an AWESOME feeling! This afternoon, after the ladies luncheon and after Joe's seem to be never ending paintball game, we went to corona and talked to lady that is going to be making our cake. She is a very nice lady, and seems to be reliable. I only hope that everything IS what it seems with her. Anyways, we also got some more of our Christmas shopping done, another huge relief. So, we went to Bed Bath and Beyond to register. We told the lady about 300 guests so she said we had to register for double that. That's 600 things to register for!!!!! Let me tell you, NEVER EVER EVER wear high heeled boots to register in!!!! My poor feet feel like I have blisters on top of blisters!!! So needless to say we made it to exactly 300 on the register thingy! lol I'm gonna have to go online and finish registering. That way I can do it in the comfort of my own home in my slippers!!! Oh! And another relief for me today is one of my bridesmaids, the one who just found out yesterday, poor girl! Has already gone to the store and ordered her dress!!! She's like my favorite right now! lol JK But I am very happy she didn't wait! I hope the rest of the will do the same! Only time will tell!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Who knew.......

That planning a wedding could very possibly drive a person to insanity? I think I have just about hit that point. And of course you know me, I can never do anything the easy way. I had to go and have 1 matron of honor, 1 maid of honor, 6 bridesmaids, and 2 candle lighters. Yes, that adds up to a total of 10 girls. Plus, the 2 flower girls and miniature bride. *Sigh, now I see why Beth and Jeremy eloped! It's not THAT bad yet! lol On the brighter side I did get my dress today. Only cost $540ish, and that's including the dress, the jacket, the shoes, the veil, and the outrageously priced undergarments. We have our invites all picked out, we're gonna be ordering them after christmas. And we are going to go see the cake lady hopefully this weekend. I was so disappointed with Sis. Betty Martin said she already had a wedding that day. :( So that's that!! PRAY FOR ME!!!! I could end up in a mental hospital before this is all over! lol