Aug 23, 2013

Friday 5: Cray Edition

I made it to Friday just barely this week. I'm going to keep it simple stupid with 5 random things today. 

1. It's been the sh*t hit the fan week for the wedding. I guess I should have known this was coming. I've now made peace with it...wooosahhhh. But good golly this week was tough. Tough as in there may or may not have been tears shed at work and at home more than once. But then I realized...we still have a bride and we still have a groom so I'm going with it. 

2. Sickness is rearing it's ugly head. I woke up and my tonsils felt like two golf balls this morning. I have way too much stuff on my to do list to get sick right now. This morning Brooklyn noticed me spray perfume on my neck and then rub my wrists together...yep, I forgot a step. I get loopy like than when I am sick. I thought a man at work was wearing a toddler backpack and followed him to get a better was just a picture on the back of his Tshirt. I almost just said "bedder" instead of "better" right there. Yep, I need to go back to bed. 

3. Before the sickness snuck into our house, I was enjoying rearranging things in the house to put up wedding gifts. 

New frame on the mantle and clock on the wall. New spice rack all pretty on the counter. 
Got the new k-cup shelf thingy filled and set up. Then I went to make my coffee this morning, and realized the top of the keurig won't open now. It hits the cabinets. Organizational fail. Oh well. 

4. We all know....women be shoppin'. It's just a law. E=mc squared and sh*t. But I get really excited when I get things on super sale and surprise people with the total. 

I ended up getting these 4 shorts, button down neon shirt, 3 pairs of pants for B, two workout tops and two scarves...for $96 tax and all. I was pretty proud. I tried to share my excitement with B and let her guess how well I did. Her guess "$40" concept of money. 

5. At B's parent night for school last week, the teachers gave us their "twitter names" or whatever the appropriate term for that is. I am on twitter but I usually only use it when I want to say something I think is too risque or whiny for facebook. {there's a good selling point for you following me huh?} Since I hardly check twitter, I set it to text me when her teachers tweet something. And one day this week, I hear the text noise on my phone read and then go "oh hey, don't forget your vocab and reading test is Friday. We need to go over those after dinner." She gave me that weird "huh" look and said "um, ok, who just texted you that" and then I said words I never thought I would say...."no one, your teacher just tweeted it". 

Aug 20, 2013

Couple Shower

And we're back from another awesome weekend. Those two words just go together....awesome weekend. We celebrated our upcoming wedding again this weekend with a couple's shower. Tired of wedding talk yet?? Come back in like 26ish days. 

We had a fun night celebrating with our friends and enough food to feed a village. No seriously. There was so much food it was crazy but oh so yummy! 

Now I have lots of thank you notes to get out in the mail this week. And I have a meeting with the caterer in just a bit to go over that. We still have two major things to cross off the wedding list. I'm kind of ashamed to even mention what those two things are until they are done. I never thought I would say this but I'm pretty ready to get this wedding over with. I'm ready for Sept 14th about the time the preacher says "You may now kiss your bride". Then I can finally breath again...but not too much or my dress may pop. And then we can enjoy our reception and party!

Aug 16, 2013

Five on Friday

I've been wishing it was 5 on Friday like all week...start of the weekend. But I've got just a few minutes to wait that one out. 

So here's 5 things lately:
ONE: 99% of our wedding invitations are at our friends and family's houses now. They were all mailed out a few weeks ago with the exception of a few that we couldn't track down addresses on (read: the groom didn't get addresses for me on those). We got one back in the mail that was stamped "no such street" but of course my grandfather who lives just down the street from the adrs received his. Oh well, I'm just praying we receive lots of RSVPs so I know what to tell the caterer, eek. 
TWO: I got a spray tan last night as like a wedding trial run and just in time for our couple's shower this weekend. All day I have been asking myself why I didn't do this ALL summer long. I swear I lost at least 10 lbs when I left with my tan. Why is that?

THREE: This little baby finally got herself a hair cut this week. She freaks out in cars, but I keep telling myself she is going to get better. Well, I had to pick her up by myself Tuesday afternoon and I think she realized that if she didn't keep calm and carry on I was going to drop her off with the first person I saw on my way home. 
FOUR: On day 3 of school, Brooklyn had to come home by noon because she had a fever. Seriously? Already. She is better today so that is always good. I just hope her body is ready to fight off the school germy germs now. I guess she didn't spend enough time at camp this summer building up her immunities. 
FIVE: We had a "cold" snap this week and it's only been about 80 instead of 105 degrees. It has been truly amazing outside. If the rain stays away Saturday then it might just be the perfect weather for a patio afternoon with friends. 

Ok folks, have an amazing weekend!

Aug 12, 2013

That's Why We're Popular

It's Monday again. And I'm trying not to be mad at it (bro). This weekend was so very fun, so I'm still riding that high. We had some really good friends in town from Virginia, and they are expecting their first little baby boy in October. So we had a Saturday shower extravaganza. First her baby shower that morning and then my very first wedding shower that evening. 
I am fairly certain that was the very best wedding shower ever. By the end of the night I had laughed so hard my face and sides were hurting and we talked so much I started losing my voice. I really do have the best friends ever. Ev.Er!
I nearly choked on my margarita when one of the hostesses said we were playing a "who said it" game based on our facebook statuses from 2008 to 2012...The winner got 9 out of 10 right. She even beat ME!
We munched on tacos and the most amazing cupcakes ever. The taco theme is so very much us. It is comical how many stories we have that involve tacos. 
These girls did an amazing job. I love them so much and I'm so happy they made this so special. I can't wait until we all get together again. Laughing that hard has got to be a great workout!

Aug 9, 2013

Primpin' Ain't Easy

It's the first day of school for us. Yes...on a Friday. I feel worse for the teachers than for the kids having to go back to work on a Friday. 

First off, see that picture above? You see that bow in her hair? I did NOT make her do that. In fact, that bow gave me a good laugh this morning. I laughed at myself pretty hard. You see, when I was in elementary school I was that kid who the teachers had to take around at least once a week to show the other teachers my "adorable" outfit that was smocked by hand, my mom's hand. You see, she's crafty. Like insanely talented with all things craft related. Me....I hated those outfits. I hated them with a passion. Hated the big bows, the poofy, frew frew, porcelain doll look. I remember telling my mom how she dressed me like a dork and I would NEVER do that to my daughter when I had one one day. So when Brooklyn died to have that bow right there, I just started laughing at myself. I think God must have laughed at me the day(s) I told my mom that my daughter would never wear a big bow like that. Hah! Oh well, at least it's chevron. 

I was also not prepared for her to take over my big bathroom this morning and spend longer on her hair than I did on mine. Last year she wore her hair in a ponytail almost everyday because her hair is wavy and she hates that. Today she spent forever trying to straighten it and curl the ends under. 
(sorry if you've already seen this pic...if not, follow me on IG duh! @janessa1020)
I don't think I am ready for 5th grade. She may be but I want to rewind, like a lot. I hope she has an amazing year. I hope everyone stays friends and we avoid girl drama. I hope they continue to grow and mature this year. I hope they focus on what's important. I hope they strengthen their faith. I hope the teachers learn their personalities and choose the best ways to guide them this year. 

Now I'm going to go cry.....

Aug 2, 2013

So to make the transition back to blogging a little easier, I'm linking up with Kimmyyyy today for her six part "Who Are You?" Link up. 

Just to be difficult, I'm going out of order. Up first, describe 3 legitimate fears and explain how they became fears
1. Something happening to my daughter. Pretty self explanatory. And these fears nearly consumed me this week with her being at her dad's and then on vacation without me there to watch her every step. 
2. Lightning. In high school I saw a house get struck by lightning. 
3. Snakes. I was born afraid of them. And then this happened once...
Obviously I had to move after this

Ten things you would tell 16 year old you:
1. Be nicer to your parents! Don't roll your eyes at me
2. Stop spending so much on gas, park somewhere!! Wait, no, not like that...
3. Set your cruise control and stop speeding on the road school is on
4. Get out of the tanning bed
5. Cherish your friends! Life is too short!
6. Go to that dance, you will regret it horribly if you don't. 
7. Stop thinking you are fat. You have no idea
8. Throw notes away. 
9. Find a bronzer asap. Chalky white face, tan's ain't cute. 
10. Enjoy life with no bills and a bank account that magically replenishes itself. You got it so easy, kid!

Five things that make me happy right now
1. My baby is home tonight! A week is FAR too long in my opinion
2. It's almost the weekend
3. I have an amazing fiance
4. Wedding plans are coming along super smoothly
5. We are visiting out of town family this weekend

And 20 random facts about me
1. I hate raw onions but I will eat onion rings
2. Mustard=disgusting, Honey Mustard=yes please
3. I once drove a Grand Am completely over a baby cow
4. I'm terrified of grasshoppers (shut it!)
5. My whole family has "J" names, but we won't have a Jeremy until Sept when I marry one
6. I once ran into someone I had dated at a family reunion....awkward!
7. My first traffic accident was in a Walmart parking lot. My last was at Kroger. Neither were my fault. 
8. I hated pink growing up but now it's my favorite color.
9. My closet is organized based on style and then color. Roy G Biv baby!
10. I'm the most organized disorganized person you will ever meet.
11. People think I'm late to everything. Not sure who started that rumor....
12. My best friends are better funner crazier than yours
I tried to put a funnier picture here but I'm pretty sure someone would kill me if I put the really funny pictures out there for the world to see

13. I would love to get my personal trainer certification or become a nutritionist, on the side of course. 
14. Excel is my Lova
15. I have been told I'm "surprisingly funny"....uh, I'll take left-handed/backhanded (??) compliments for $500, Alex?
16. I spend most of my time outside of work at the softball field and I've never played softball a day in my life.
17. I have never broken a bone. Knock on wood
18. I always have the crudest answers in Loaded Questions
19. I like everything to be in parallel lines, perpendicular lines or perfect right angles on my desk....nothing willy nilly
20. I threw up on a judge in a beauty pageant once...somehow I didn't win that one.

*Side note: While I was on my hiatus, I happened to look at blogger one day and my traffic was about 10 times higher than an average day....then I blogged yesterday and it dropped by the same amount. I should take this as a sign....but I'm too stubborn for that.

Aug 1, 2013

Hey Girl Hey!

Psst...'Member me?

Yea so I went a little MIA recently. 

I am going to go ahead and blame that on this one...
and her softball career

And this....
And no, that task list at the bottom isn't exactly correct. I'm techy but when it comes to to do lists, I'm an old school pen and paper kinda girl. 

Have you ever not talked to someone in a while and you just don't know how to spark that first conversation again? That's sort of how I felt about this little blog. So tomorrow, no excuses. I'm just going to jump back in there.