100 Days Until Marriage

March 13th-100 days until I get married!

March 13th-100 days until I get married!

I’ve been engaged for 437 days. And my advice to you? Don’t wait so long…If you can help it.

And by the way-wanting more time to plan the wedding is NOT an excuse.

I had, and still have, every reason to marry Peter. When he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife I said yes, very loudly, and I meant it.

So why did we wait?

Most believe that we are waiting because a family member was getting married or that I had other members of my family pushing me, for what I believe their own selfish reason, to wait longer. That isn’t it.

You probably won’t believe me, but there was only one reason; I wanted to finish school. Getting married was a big enough push to get me to finish what I had started. I was 7 classes away from finishing my associates degree and I had been coming up with reason upon reason to not go back.

When I get married I want to be married. I don’t want to waste my time, and money, on something I didn’t care about..Plus I know myself enough that if I got married and moved away I wouldn’t finish it and I would be really disappointed in myself.

I’m not saying that school isn’t important and you shouldn’t do it, because it is, I’ve just never been passionate about it. Sure, if one day I have an epiphany and decide to go back to school for something, I will…But until then I don’t think there is a point in spending money to figure out what I want to do.

Don’t worry, I’m not naive enough to think that marriage will fix everything or that it will be the easiest thing I will ever do. I’m positive it will be the hardest and best thing I will ever do.

I’m not sure if this long engagement thing would be easier or harder if we lived closer together. As Christians, Peter and I believed that it was right to wait until after marriage to sleep, and live, together. So let’s be honest here…Being engaged for a long time is freaking hard. I’m so happy to wait for this though. Of course, I’m looking forward to SO many things when it comes to getting married and part of that is growing together and glorifying God in our relationship. Glorifying God is what we were created for, and God commands us to wait.

1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

This last year or so has been really hard for the one reason I just mentioned, and so many others. I only get to see Pete on the weekends because of our work schedule and on the rare week night we’re able to meet in the middle somewhere. I have to keep telling myself to take things one day at a time and the time will fly by. And believe me, it truly has. I only have a few months left and I have so much to plan. Not just for the wedding (cause that only lasts one day), but for my life with the man I love.

I thank God every day for bringing him into my life and I will try really…really hard to enjoy these 100 days I have left with my family and friends. I can do it!

As for other countdowns-I have 5 days until this term is over and I graduate with my AAOT. YES!

All of that being said-I hope it didn’t sound like a long drawn out complaint, because that wasn’t my intent..Just musings. 🙂

Thanks for reading. And sorry for all the mushy love stuff. Haha

Until next time!

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Case of the “Mondays”

You know that phrase “I’ve got the case of the Mondays”? I have a theory that it actually lasts all week. There is no such thing as “Case of the Mondays” anyway…I’m gonna go with “I have a case of the week days” from now on. Not only does the weekend never last long enough (besides the fact that I work on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays), but the workload always seems to pile up. You catch up on one thing, only to have something else added on.

With wedding planning it gets even more complicated…and then working full time and going to school part time. Today I felt like my head was going to burst after Math class and then I had to go to a training for work and found I hit my limit 10 minutes into the new information. I find myself sitting and staring at a wall not thinking about anything…Either that or repeating “5 months” over and over in my head.

Not to worry! I haven’t gone completely insane. I definitely got a little stressed out there for a minute, but that’s where good friends come in and weekend trips to friends and the fiance. Thank the lord.

January 25th-I went up to see a friend (and my fiance) and spent Saturday with her. We picked out her dress for my wedding and then ended up touring around the mall. The photobooth was hilarious.

January 25th-I went up to see a friend (and my fiance) and spent Saturday with her. We picked out her dress for my wedding and then ended up touring around the mall. The photobooth was hilarious.

My trip up north was successful. I wish I’d had more time to visit my friend as well as Peter, but the time will come where I’m more free to do that.

We went to Davids Bridal and bought her dress for my wedding *Happy Dance* so that’s one down and 5 to go! Is it just me or are the consultants at that place pretty consistently grumpy and/or inattentive? Ok maybe not THAT often, but this chick wasn’t the best. Not only was she grumpy and inattentive but she was really disorganized resulting in us having to come back after we had already gone to dinner and everything. Oy.

Tip of the day: 

Don’t listen to the people at Davids Bridal about shipment dates. They’re never right. All they want is to get you to buy the dress, full price, ASAP. Don’t let them be pushy-it isn’t their wedding anyways!

January 26th-Yep...Super lame photo. But it goes to show how big the Seahawks are right now. This was in the news paper (make a Seahawks airplane). I found it a little funny. Go Hawks!

January 26th-Yep…Super lame photo. But it goes to show how big the Seahawks are right now. This was in the news paper (make a Seahawks airplane). I found it a little funny. Go Hawks!

I meant to take better photos of my trip (Peter doesn’t like his photo being taken anyways) but ended up with this photo of something that was in the paper. Who’s excited for the Super Bowl this weekend! Yayah! Go Hawks!

January 27th-I found this hat on Amazon and just had to buy it for my sister. She was so happy she slept in it that night.

January 27th-I found this hat on Amazon and just had to buy it for my sister. She was so happy she slept in it that night.

I don’t know if any of you are Doctor Who? fans, but my sister is. Haha. She was so excited about this hat I bought her. I really need to get back to watching it.

January 28th-I bought these for my wedding. I thought it would make some of the pictures fun. Anyway-here are the nieces modeling some of them for me.

January 28th-I bought these for my wedding. I thought it would make some of the pictures fun. Anyway-here are the nieces modeling some of them for me.

My nieces have been in Canada this last week and so I finally get to see them. They are so cute! Anyways-They modeled the new photo booth props I got for the wedding. I thought it would make some fun photos for that day. 🙂

 

Anyways-I hope you all are having a good week and not the “case of the weekdays”. Almost to the middle! 😀

Au revoir.

 

Extra Tibit:

Anyone ever watch Mr. Bean? I used to love it. Anyways-I ran across this Youtube video of the best stuff. It’s worth a watch if you need a laugh.

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Birthday Wishes

Another day at school gave me a better idea of what yoga is like. It was much better. I think I liked it more since I was so sore. All day I was avoiding standing up or sitting down for fear I would have to do one or the other. I would sit in my class and dread the moment I had to get back up. Pretty pathetic, but I can’t help it! I went lap swimming at work yesterday which carried on over to day.

I even got myself to hit the gym with my brother today. How? I have NO clue. Once I got there it wasn’t so bad..You know, besides the actual working out part. Now my forearms are sore along with my legs and shoulders. Tomorrow it’ll probably be my core. That’s ok though-It needs a little taming. Haha

I would like to mention a couple things though. What is with the BO in my yoga class?! Seriously people..Al-natur-al only goes so far before you start deterring people from standing near you. Maybe find a natural soap to put under your arm pits? Please? (Not that any of them are reading this)

Although I like yoga more today, I still have a love hate relationship with the “downward dog” pose. It gives me a head ache. Why must I hang my head and give myself a head rush? Uhg

Today is my little brothers birthday. He turns 15 today…I think?

I just say 6 and stick with that.

January 9th-Oh how time flies. Little Joey getting all grown up. It's looking like a fire hazard now.

January 9th-Oh how time flies. Little Joey getting all grown up. It’s looking like a fire hazard now.

Maybe some time I’ll take some yoga pictures. I think I’m getting the hang of some of them. Probably not that names though.

On another note Math is still good. My homework is to watch a documentary. Not so bad, right?

Math would be even better though if maybe the guy in front of me pulled up his pants. And for your enjoyment I even got a picture. I figure I shouldn’t be the only one who feels they need to gouge their eyes out. Keep it mind-this is AFTER he pulled his pants up. It was way worse before.

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Until next time.

Starting over

With the new year comes new things within the first few weeks of the year. I started a new schedule at work and school. So far so good. I’m already really tired, but that will go away with time as I get used to my schedule.

This time though, I get to sleep in on Tuesday and Thursday mornings which will be a huge help. I’ll probably use that as last minute time for homework if needed, but I only have one real class so I don’t think that’ll be necessary.

January 5th-Oh ice cream. A friend and enemy.

January 5th-Oh ice cream. A friend and enemy.

January 6th-My alarms for M/W/F mornings. There's an extra one for M/W's so I wake up from laying down and don't end up late for my second shift of the day.  There's a reason they are black-It's because it is a DARK HOUR! Haha

January 6th-My alarms for M/W/F mornings. There’s an extra one for M/W’s so I wake up from laying down and don’t end up late for my second shift of the day.
There’s a reason they are black-It’s because it is a DARK HOUR! Haha

First day of school went really well. I’m only taking Math 105 (basically for people who aren’t majoring in Math, most likely Art) and Yoga (cause I needed the credit).

Math was good. I was surprised by how much I remembered so that was nice and the teacher was great. Yoga was a bit…Strange. I didn’t find all the weird words to be useful-but whatever floats your boat. It was my first time taking it and it wasn’t bad. The teacher was nice and not too…What’s the word? Let’s go with “flowery”.

I think I can get through this term ok. I keep saying “A C will do just fine” but I know I’m too much of a perfectionist to settle for that.

January 7th-When push comes to shove you start to remember those things you tried so hard to forget. Just one. More. Term!

January 7th-When push comes to shove you start to remember those things you tried so hard to forget. Just one. More. Term!

I know-Boring post. But I’m off to the gym (another thing I’m starting all over with) to let my brother kick my butt.

Adios.