I dearly love my family, most especially my grandmother Theresa. She even lets her guard down once in a while and thrills us with adorable dating stories from the 40's. Sounds a lot like today, except with better hair.
Can I please please look like that when I'm a certain age?
I have been busy doing all sorts of wedding prep, and some words come to mind:
fun: Yes, admittedly it has been more fun than I thought. Who doesn't love being a little self-indulgent now and then?
expensive: Um, I am embarrassed to admit what I have spent on this wedding. Well, parts of it. At least I came to my senses last weekend and decided to return the second pair of shoes...
nostalgic: This sounds weird, but in a way I am sad that we are getting married already. I think I many have mentioned this before, but I hate it when firsts come and go. First dates, first kisses, etc. You never get that excited feeling back! I am a little sad that our wedding will be one day and then just a memory. But on the flipside, I know the marriage is the important thing, not the wedding. That said, I miss it already.
educational: I read an article the other day about how a bride learned that she had been a very bad wedding guest until she got married! Didn't buy off the registry, sent her response card very late, brought a date without letting the bride know, wore the wrong shoes as a bridesmaid... I think I have been guilty of a couple of those crimes but never again!
insomnia inducing: Anxiety definitely runs in my family and I was not spared this lot. If there is even a tiny thing to worry about, I'm up all night. Hence, my wedding mood board. I'd rather have the sleep.
entertaining: We have met some real characters through all of this, from the mean lady at a dress shop to the crazy lady at a florist. Bunch of weirdos in the Atlanta wedding scene!
touching and incredibly flattering: I have received the nicest thoughts, notes and kind words from people since we got engaged. I am so honored that people even care what I am doing! People have been more than generous to us and it is so so appreciated.
Originally started to document all the quirkiness that came along with online dating, the focus of this blog shifted as I met my husband right after my first post! So now I just write to entertain myself and anyone else who drops in to say hi. Stay in touch.