Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Guest List... Other Randoms

One of every Bride's nightmares is the Guest List!! Who to invite, of course family then your best/closest friends.. Then where does the line get drawn? You have Co-workers, College friends, Grade School friends, Childhood friends, Best friends parents, Your parents friends, Your In-Laws friends, Church friends, and the list goes on and on!

I am not ready to make all the decisions yet... I have an ideal "A" list and "B" list going on but nothing is final by any means, I just saw this little picture "graph" to help with the Guest list pressure and wanted to share. It was featured in the July/August edition of Bride's Magazine

(you should be able to click on the image to enlarge)

A Few Random Side Notes:
* I'm headed to get a massage today.. I've been wanting to get one for month's and just never could justify with myself why I should treat myself to one, well after working really hard in school lately and getting in my first "my fault" accident yesterday (no not hurt just really shook up,) I'm finally treating myself to one to hopefully make this week get better! I carry all my anxiety/tension in my shoulders and I feel like my shoulders are up at my jaw line right now.. I even asked my friend Justin in boot camp last week why my shoulders looked a certain way when doing this one routine compared to everyone else's looking more relaxed...

* Well I didn't get a 100 on that test I was hoping to, so no LuLu Lemon pants for me! Better luck next time huh? ha!

*Flying anywhere the first of Dec or Jan-Mar next year? Southwest Airlines is offering great deals, $30, $60, $90 etc (depending how many miles) Sale ends tomorrow night, head over to the website to see if anything works for you! If it does... feel free to buy me a ticket also with the money you saved ;)

*Last but NOT least, I wanted to dedicate a special post for this but don't want to make anyone uncomfortable or look like I'm just jumping on a bandwagon... Please please please Pray for Katie and Ben today, they've been in my prayers so much lately and today is their 3 year anniversary and Katie is bringing Ben all the cards people have sent to the hospital, I sent my card about 3 weeks ago and have been eager for today! If you aren't familiar with Ben and Katie head over to their blog and "follow" their story. They were invovled in a tragic car accident, Katie had minimal broken bones, bumps, and bruises and was out within a couple weeks. Ben has not been so fortunate, he is still in the hospital doing numerous amounts of therapy and making progress everyday! Katie has won Wife of the year award with out having to put up a fight, that woman is amazing, she loves Ben with her whole entire heart and so much more. I don't have the right to sit here and really say anymore as I do not know them personally, and if I do continue to talk I will ball my eyes out even more.. So just head over to her blog and read for yourself, make sure to show her some love, she deserves it!!

Click on image above or here

Still trying to find time to gather my thoughts for the blog posts I blogged about last week, sorry....

Friday, October 22, 2010

Just a little Friday Fun/Random

*First things first.. My friend Rachael I was speaking of in my previous post, after reading so many blogs every day and debating on doing it herself, she finally caved.. Rachael is blogging! Rachael's Blog: Tales from a suburban wife Go follow her and show her some love!

*I've been eyeing everything on the LuLuLemon website for several months now... Obviously with the prices of things, I have not made a purchase yet.. The few ladies I have talked to that wears their stuff swears by it, a girl I know that teaches Yoga at Bikram lives for LuLuLemon wear! Sooooo If I get a 100 on my test I took yesterday that was super hard and I studied hard for, I'm gonna treat myself and buy myself a pair of the crop pants!!!!
This isn't the pair I want.. But you get the idea :)

* How fun are these plates?

Rather it be a milestone Birthday, anything Wedding related, Holidays, or just a simple celebration that have them all!!
They can get pretty pricey at $10 for a package of 10 but if your having a small gathering or maybe just make a couple packages and then use solid color plates to match!

Hallmark Custom Plates

Enter Code: PARTY20 for 20% off your order and free shipping on order $50+

Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone has a great weekend, we have a rehearsal dinner tonight for Brian's cousins wedding that he is an usher in, my cousins new hubby's 30th surprise Birthday in Kemah tomorrow, then I head straight to Downtown for the wedding!
Lots of pics to come and hoping to do my post on Sunday that I blogged about on Thursday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday #26

My last Thankful Thurs. was on July 29th (yes that was 11 Thursdays ago) and I explained how Thankful I was for my Girlfriends! If you would like to read back further on Thankful Thursdays please go to the left of my blog under "Labels" and click on the topic!

Thankful # 26: America's Freedom To Vote

Today's Thankful dates back to 20 years before I was even born when the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. I do not want to get into politics on my blog so I am just going to leave it at exactly what I said I was Thankful for stated above, nothing about which political party you belong to, who you are/want to vote for, and nothing about what you feel is right/wrong.

God Bless America

3 Things: Introduction!

Last night while having dinner with one of my most dearest friends, Rachael.. It seemed as though we both kept "hitting the nail on the head"/"hitting home" in relation to each others life's, feelings, and, thoughts!

After re-capping several times through out the day today on what we talked about, I want to do a blog "series" about it.. I've jotted down a lot of notes today, done some research, and, going to continue to do some more, that being said I am going to break it down into 3 separate posts.. I don't think I've ever put this much thought/effort into a blog post, which speaking of I just realized this is my 200th post!!!! I think that's a sign that this is off to a great start!

I'm hoping I can get some feed back from my followers and see if anyone can relate and possibly even make a slight impact on someone..

The Topics Will Be:
1. Why wait for a special occasion? 2. Life's too short! 3. Were only young once!

Yes they all sound like basically the same thing and yes in speaking they can be but I have so much to say about each topic separately that I want to do a post for each!

So I'm not sure when these posts will be (pretty busy the next few days) but just be on the look out for them :)

I leave you with a few pics of the wonderful RachE and I!

This is mine and Rachael's first "technical" picture together, even though its not of just us and I'm not even sure if we had really had more than a 5 minute convo. at this point...
At Don's in San Marcos, ready to float the river Summer 09'.. I think this is a perfect pic to introduce, "Were Only Young Once!"

Fast forward several months....
April 2010, Rachael & I the day she married her best friend, literally her best friend.. I don't think those 2 could be more a like!

Now would be a good time for you to create that account so you can comment..Hint Hint Rachael!! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A little of this & A little of that...

Hi my fellow blog friends! I've been wanting to blog for weeks now but it just has seemed to be at the bottom of the list, but after a couple of my lovely girlfriends (not mentioning names ;)) continue to ask me when I'm gonna blog I figured it was about that time!

No need to go into details as to how busy I've been, cause that's the story of my life.. It I'm not busy, then somethings wrong with me, which leads me into a few things that have been going on lately, Let's see since I last blogged...

HH/Dinner with these always so fun girls while the guys par took in opening day of Dove Season and then met us out for a long night of shuffle board!

Celebrated one of my best friends, Rachael (far left) hubby's B-Days and also our dear friend who we met through, Chris aka Morty!

Celebrated my Brother's 30th Birthday at Fogo De Chao with the fam!

At the Country Fair to see Randy Rogers Band, always a good time with these ladies, especially at a RR concert, their true fans :)

Celebrated 35 wonderful years of marriage with my parents!!

Brian and I after Taste Of Texas, man we were stuffed!!

Mom and I joined a friends team this year rather than doing it alone like we normally do! Such a great event for so many amazing ladies who battle Breast Cancer

So glad I got to witness/celebrate one of my longgg time friends Anand marry his best friend Whitney! In the pic along with me and the newlyweds is Shauna, Preng, and Britany, lots of laughs and good chats we had this night!

One more pic to leave ya with... Bekah, Crystal, and I enjoying a night in the hott tub and hours on end of great talks!

More exciting/random news:
- School is going really good this semester, I'm busting butt to stay on my A game but I'm enjoying it!
- I'm having bad wedding fever again.. I wanna plan plan plan!! ha
- Speaking of weddings, lots of ideal changes going on!
- I miss my little Allie that I used to nanny so so much, she took her first 6 steps last week!!!!
- I just completed my 30 hours training (every Mon & Wed night the past 5 weeks) to be a casa volunteer for Child Advocates of Fort Bend

I know many of you are saying how do you have time or why are you doing this, your already busy enough.. Like I said I wouldn't be "me" if I wasn't busy and volunteering is one of my most fav things to do!
- Speaking of volunteering, one of my friends from grade school, Shauna (pic above) is on my rodeo committee with me this year and I could not be more excited!!! She's such a fun person and great friend, were gonna have some fun with this!!

I could go on and on with other random stuff and also all the exciting things I have coming up and are looking forward to but I think I'll wrap it up for tonight and that will give me another reason to blog soon :)

Also I'm to intruged with watching the last miner being rescued. God Bless all those men and their families, lets pray they all remain in good health!


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