Thursday, February 12, 2009

100 DAYS!!!

That's right folks!!! We are 100 days away from getting married!! 100 Days!! We started our pre-marital counseling yesterday. It was a more get to know you sorta thing with Clint than actually counseling. We really liked him. We will really start getting into things next week. Also yesterday we got our Thank You notes so we will be sending those out this week for everyone that has given us a gift. Thanks!!!

This next week is going to be really busy. I have solo week at school, where I will be the only teacher in the room. I am looking forward to it. I think I have everything ready. But Monday I'll be driving to Little Rock and back in the same day to meet with the flower lady and caterer. So pray for my save travel.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Our weekend was so fun! We got to Little Rock late Friday night and hung out with my mom. Ryan got up early and went to play golf with his dad on Saturday. I slept in and got up and went shopping with my mom. I got to have lunch with Steven, who will be the one to marry us. It was so fun to eat with Steven and catch up with his whole new life with children. Then I met my mom and Ryan back at my house to meet with the wedding coordinators. This meeting went on for 3 hours. I feel like we got some things accomplished but I am not sure what they are. We have two more meetings next week so I will feel better about everything when I get those over with. After the meetings Ryan and I ran around trying to register for more gifts because our registry. This is always a good thing! Saturday of course I was so nervous about the shower on Sunday so I decided to try to hit the bed early. We got up and went to church Sunday in Benton, then ran to eat and change and back to the shower. On the way out the door I was so nervous I fell down the garage stairs. I didn’t hit the ground don’t worry but it really hurt my foot. Anyways we got to the shower which was beautiful and I talked a little bit and then started opening gifts. Everyone found out that I was a really slow gift opener. They made me hurry up because I was nowhere close to getting done by three. Ryan came at the end and we loaded up all of our wonderful gifts and went to Little Rock to unload them at my mom’s house and see what we got. I loved every minute of looking, talking, and organizing them into categories. Here are some pictures from this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who gave us a gift, and a big thanks to the hostess! We loved it all!!!

The grandmothers
The Maulden girls

6 of the 7 bridesmaids! Love you all!

Kelley, Abby, Emilee, and I opening presents

13 of the greatest hostess!

Mother of the Groom, Bride, Mother of the Bride

Gran, me, and Mom

China and flatware area

Ryan's tool area for now

Razorback area

Kitchen area


Glass and Crystal table

Bedding and Bathroom

Our past week

We had a big week last week. Some good and some bad. Last Saturday we went to look at houses again with a Realtor, Jason Smith, which is always fun. We found one house that was ok but I was still in love with the house from the first go around. I absolutely loved this house and I was determined it would be mine. This house is all I talked about for the next two days. On Sunday, Ryan and I decided to join First Baptist Church of Springdale. We were so excited. We went home after that and had a low key night. On Monday, I went to school and as most of the days at school go I play on the Internet and check my email way to much. And well Jason sent me an email with the subject of "Oh NO". This didn't look good for me. I opened the email and well my house that I wanted so bad had been sold. Well as emotional as I was this week I cried when I got home. Ryan ensured me it would be ok and that we would find another house. But that hasn't happened yet and I refuse to believe it until it happens. Monday night Ryan and I went to Holcomb to watch my first graders play. They did so good and I was so proud and glad to see them after a whole week off from school. Wednesday started off bad as well, I stayed home from school on Wednesday because I was sick, but I did get some homework done while I laid on the couch and slept most of the day. Also Wednesday we started out Financial Peace class. We are learning a lot already but Ryan has to many questions. But I completed my homework way ahead of time and I am ready for the next class. This is not normal for my actual college classes. Thursday Ryan grilled out for me and we watch the "Crossover" Grey's and Private which really wasn't a crossover which once again made me upset. Though I knew Friday was almost here and we were going to have a good weekend. I will update on our fun filled weekend later so that I can post the pictures too.