Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's getting closer.....

Just a little update on what has been going on in
my life lately....

My mom and I got everything out tonight to see exactly what we had for the wedding and I decided to take some pictures so Jason could take a peek :o)

The first few are some of our invitations, napkins and centerpieces. Oh, and our cake cutters too. I don't know if you can tell, but those are seashells at the top of the napkins and invitations! I ordered them both online, and am very pleased with how they turned out!

This next group of pictures are pictures of our candy for our Candy Buffet. I'm really excited to see that its all finally coming together. We have had a TIME trying to find candy in the colors that we wanted to use. I know I could use any colors I want, but I wanted to stick to our colors.....didn't realize how tough it was going to be! Come to find out, you give my Granny a job, and she goes all out! Thank God for Granny! I was a little worried because all of the "Pool" colored candy was a little different, they weren't all the exact same, but when we put them all out together they looked really good! We still have a few more things to get but most of it is finished for the candy buffet!
So far we have:
Blue & Pink Hershey Kisses
Blue & Pink M & M's
Blue & Pink Tootsie Rolls
Blue & Pink Hershey Kissables
Pink York Peppermint Patties
Blue & Pink Suckers
Granny bought TWENTY bags of the assorted Tootsie Rolls, and we got together tonight and picked all of the blue & pink ones out...we will do the same with the Kissables when it is closer to the wedding, we don't want them to go bad. Also, I found the cute suckers today and love them!

Here are the suckers. We have to find a way to 'hide' the sticks--I don't like the way it looks! Maybe put some tissue paper in the vase around them or something?

Here are the Tootsie Rolls AFTER we separated them...and a little vase we may use on the table to put some flowers in or something. Also, I think we may tie some ribbon around the vases. The colors aren't separated in the pictures, but for the wedding they will be separated--NOT mixed!

I also mentioned in my last post that we had hired two violinists for the ceremony. I'm extremely excited about this, and to make it even better they have offered to learn not one but TWO songs. I already have one picked out, but still haven't decided on the other...we will see!

Well, off to do some homework for my stupid online class, which by the way I will be finished with on Tuesday, WHOO HOO!!!

Feel free to give input, or ideas--this girl isn't too creative :o)

By the way--today is mine & Jason's 'other' 1 year anniversary--one year since he asked me to be his girlfriend..actually he didn't ask me-he told me that "I think it's about time we changed our Facebook relationship status, whatcha think?" Little did he know what he was getting himself into! Ha! Love you Boo Boo!

XOXO from hot and stormy N.C.--

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bridesmaid's Dresses...

Well my sister's dress, since she is the only one I am having :)

The main color of the dress is the same as the one in this picture, but the bottom trim and the ribbon around the waist is going to be a lighter blue color--'Robin's Egg'. Hope it looks good when it comes in!!!

My back ain't right

Alright, here goes. Ashley's been tryin to get me to post something on here so I'm gona give it a shot. I'm not even sure if I'm in the right place right now but we'll see what happens, just bear with me.
I thought I would share with yall my little back problem. I'm sure most of you don't know anything about it but about 3-4 years ago i guess it was, I woke up one morning with a horrible pain shooting down my left leg. It just about had me in tears it was so bad and I couldn't even put my shoes on. Well I went to the doc and they took some x-rays and didn't really find anything. They said my hip was a little out of alignment(the pain almost had me in tears! that's a little more than an alignment issue). Well they gave me the cure-all drug (800 Motrin) and then set me up with a chiropractor and he proceeded to crank on my back for about a year. Well after no real relief from that, I went back and asked that they do something different. I asked for Pain Medicine which is where they inject steroids in you and make everything better. Well I went to a local Pain clinic and they wanted more x-rays. Amazingly enough they didn't find anything wrong. Go figure. So I went back to the original doc and he decided to send me to the physical therapist. They did another set of x-rays and after finding nothing(could've told em that was gona happen), they proceeded to stretch my back out with one of those traction things. That was pretty weird but it felt kinda good. Well about a month or so into that and no permanent relief, I received my orders to Bahrain. I knew that if they saw I was still goin to the doc for back problems that they might cancel my orders so I quit goin all together.
So I went through pre-deployment training and they shipped me out. With the pain still there and getting worse every week, I tried to suck it up as much as I could. I got to Bahrain and within about a month, it was just too much to bear. So I went to the doc over there and he advised I get an MRI. By the way, this was something I had asked for numerous times to all the previous doctors, but what do I know right? So they sent me to the hospital out in Bahrain and they gave me a MRI of my hip and back.Disc,MRI,L4-L5,Herniated,Ruptured,Spine
Just want to rewind for a minute. Before I mentioned I had pain shooting down my leg. This pain is called sciatica. The most common causes of this pain comes from disc injuries like herniated discs, bulging discs and so on. X-rays aren't gona tell you a damn thing about your discs. To this day it blows my mind as to why 4 different "DOCTORS" didn't think that MAYBE I should have an MRI since 500 different sets of x-rays didn't turn up anything and this guy is still in A LOT of pain. Anyways, so I finally get my MRI and amazingly enough it comes back showing a "herniated (ruptured) disc of my lumbar spine (L4-L5). The first thing I asked the doc after finding this out was "Can I get some better drugs now?" They gave me Vicodin and some muscle relaxers. Oh yea and they referred me to Pain Medicine....I LOVE PAIN MEDICINE!!! They gave me what's called Cortizone which is a steroid and they injected it into my back into the epidural space. I've had 3 of these over the past 2 years and they are a God sent. I was afraid I would have to have surgery but it doesn't look like that's gona happen anytime soon. As long as these injections keep working like this, I'm gona keep gettin em. Thank God for modern medicine. Well I won't bore you anymore with my back, I just wanted to try this blog thing out and i knew I'd have a lot to say about that subject, and Ashley was telling me I needed to write something up here so hope you liked it.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Look what I got..... :)

So today makes one year since Jason & I met. I can't believe it has already been a whole year! Even though it seems like I have known him forever, it sure doesn't seem like we have already been doing this for a year!

I had to work today at the rug store, we were busy busy busy of course, since it's Saturday. The day got off to a good start though, I sold a lot of rugs first thing this morning, which meant taking lots of big, heavy rugs down and rolling them up, and loading them up into people's cars. I was down on the floor on my hands and knees fighting with a rug, and in walks ANOTHER customer, except it wasn't a customer, it was a man holding a big vase of pretty flowers just for ME!! My sweet boy had made arrangements to have them delivered for me at work :) Such a romantic, how did I get so lucky??

So anyways, the flowers were sent to me because it has been 1 year today since the night that we met :) There was even a card that said "This has been the best year of my life! I can't wait for many more! Love, Boo-Boo ( I can't believe he told the florist to put that on the card, I know they thought he was crazy, haha). Who would have thought that night that 1 year from then, we would be planning our wedding??? Not either one of us, that's for sure! I still remember that night, I told him that I was never getting married, all men were dogs, and that one could come along and give me a baby and then move on along! He felt the same way, haha. One week later, we were talking about marriage...crazy huh?

We have come a long way over the past year, and I am happy to say that this whole long-distance relationship thing has actually made us a MUCH stronger couple, and also has helped us to be so much more open and honest with each other about our feelings, problems and anything else that is going on with our lives. Honestly, if he hadn't been moving to Alaska less than a month after we met, this relationship may not have gone anywhere. I told him from the beginning that if he liked me, then he need not play the usual "games" that guys play when they are trying to get a girl to fall for them, ie: playing hard to get, being a jerk ,etc. because I wasn't going to play those games, and we didn't have time for games since he was moving! SO, he ditched his "Pimp Daddy" ways, and completely stole my heart :) I couldn't be more happy with the way this relationship has developed into a love that I for one have never felt before, and I hope that it continues to get better and better every day, as we continue to grow as a couple and as individuals as well. I couldn't feel more blessed to have such a sweet, honest and
genuinely nice man in my life, and he is mine all MINE!! :) Okay, enough with the mushy gushy stuff. Haha! Now on to WHAT this past year has brought us to--a Wedding!!!
Things are finally all falling into place, slowly but surely. Save the dates have been sent out, hotel reservations have been made, we have the place, time, guests, cake, flowers, dress *ordered* not in my hands yet, decorations, etc. I can feel the bricks, one by one, being SLOWLY lifted off of my shoulders....a little over 2 months to go!

I had the day off on Thursday, which I spent booking things such as chairs and decorations for the ceremony on the beach. I also ordered our invitations, which are very cute by the way :) And what I am MOST excited about is our music. I was told by the people who are putting our wedding together that we probably wouldn't be able to have any music during the ceremony, its really hard to hear over the waves and wind on the beach. I was not very happy about it, but we finally fixed that problem and hired two violinists instead! She is also learning a song from the Twilight movie that I LOVE, to play sometime during the ceremony, just haven't decided when exactly. So I am VERY excited about that :)

Our plans as of right now are still the same. Jason will be coming home in just a few weeks, 3 weeks from today to be exact--YAY!!!! He will be home for a week, and we will be having our engagement pictures made, a shower, an engagement party, applying for our wedding license (and an
excuse to go to Myrtle Beach for a few days), and probably LOTS and LOTS of visiting :)
He will leave on July 5, and will be back on August 11. We will probably head down to Myrtle Beach when he gets here, and spend the few days before the wedding there. We are planning to have a little rehearsal dinner, more of an excuse to just get the families together to eat and mingle, the night before the wedding. Then, at ten o'clock in the morning on Saturday, August 15, we will be getting married! :) We will head down to Florida, go on a week long cruise, visit my jaw doctor who is also in Florida, and then head back to NC for one more week. The Saturday before we leave, we are planning to have a cookout/party for all of the friends and family that couldn't attend our wedding (our wedding will be small), and also spending time with friends and family as much as possible, because more than likely we won't be seeing them until after we leave Valdez. Me and Jason have decided to Boycott N.C for the next year, or at least until our families come and visit us first!!! So anyone from N.C. who wants to see us, you will have to visit the great state of Alaska!
Okay, enough for now, I think I have taken enough time from anyone who has been reading this!!! Adios Amigos--maybe next time I write I can sign it--"Mrs. Mozingo" :) Hopefully I'll have something else to write about before then though ;)
XOXO--from hot & sunny N.C.