Friday, May 23, 2008

It's a good thing I don't own a gun...

Well, it's been awhile since I've updated anything blog-wise, so I figure I'll throw one down with the highlights of the past few weeks...

Wedding stuff: Nothing new here, really. I'm still trying to decide what to do for cake and invitations. One of the few requests Steve had for the wedding was that we have chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, if possible. Since my colors are coral and brown this shouldn't be a problem. As for invitations, my sister has graciously put together a few prototypes for me and I think we're going to make them (in all of our spare time). We changed the fabric for the bridesmaid skirts... again. We finally settled on a semi-satin-y fabric. It's kind of creamy khaki colored with white bullseye style polka dots. It sounds goofy, I know, but it's really cute and will allow my bridesmaids to choose their shirts in a whole range of options.

Work stuff: Work is good, we're dropping patients again which means I've floated to other floors lately. Everyone else has had bad experiences with a certain floor, but they treated me really well. I would float there again.

Other stuff: About a month ago a bird took up residence in my wall. Without my knowledge (it wasn't like I could ask, after all) it built a nest and laid some eggs. So, what started out as one bird in my wall, annoying but I could live with it, has turned into a family of them. Let's just say it's a good thing I don't own a gun or we'd have a whole bunch of dead birds on our hands. It took me three weeks to get in touch with anyone from the HOA, and when I finally did the dude told me he'd put me on a list of things that needed to be taken care of. Now, if I were any other person, the birds wouldn't be a problem because they sleep at night and are awake during the day. Unfortunately, I work night shifts, which means opposite schedules for me and the family of winged creatures in my wall. I hate being kicked out of my own bed by unwelcome and unwanted guests.

In other news, Steve and I bought bicycles this week. We went for a ride the other night, and even though I hadn't ridden one in probably a decade I jumped on and started pedaling away. I guess when they say "it's just like riding a bike" they aren't kidding... My plan is to eventually be in good enough shape to ride to and from work. The way gas prices are looking I think it'll save me some money... plus I could use the exercise. Speaking of exercise... some coworkers and I are doing weight watchers together. I'm pretty excited, it's time to get rid of the pounds I put on during nursing school. We've also started a team here called Naughty Night Nurses. If anyone else would like to join please feel free, even if you're not a naughty night nurse.

I've got a few bridal showers planned in the near future in various places throughout the state, so if you'd like an invite to one please let me know. St. George on June 28th, one in my parents neighborhood July 9th, and possibly a few others.

Steve and I have been house shopping and we've come across a few that we're interested in. Once our loan application is completed and approved we're going to make some offers. I hope we get a cute little place to start our lives together.

I can't think of any other updates for now, so I'll leave you all in peace (wait, you came here to read this...)

Saturday, May 3, 2008


I'm really, really trying not to be a bridezilla... and I think I'm doing a pretty good job of it. With a wedding 4 months and 2 days away I have almost everything planned already. A big sealing room at the temple is reserved, the reception center is booked, menu is decided upon, dress bought, photographer chosen and booked, flowers arranged, fabric chosen for bridesmaid skirts, etc. About the only things I have left to do are: order the cake, help find ties for the men involved, okay the mom dresses, make and send out invites, make a music mix for my iPod, and wait until August 5th. All in all, not too shabby.

I just want to give a special thanks to my mom and my sister, Maddie, for being so patient with me through these last few weeks and for helping with all the plans. You guys have been awesome and your support has made all the difference in the world.

And now, a few links for those interested:

The dress (obviously, mine is white)
The reception center
The bridesmaid skirt fabric
The bridesmaid skirt pattern (It's the middle one)
The photographer
The shoes

Hooray for weddings!