Friday, August 29, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray!

My Mother is on her way!

After FOUR years of living on the east coast, my Mom is headed back!

As of 7:30pm yesterday, she (along with her long-time lovah, Tim) is driving approximately 2,167 miles from Marietta, Georgia to Menifee, California!

Aren't you just highly impressed with my Photoshop skillz?
Except, after several hours of having the moving guys try to load up their moving truck,
they came to the conclusion that they would NEED ANOTHER TRUCK. (Because somehow 26 FEET was just not enough?!)

So, NOW, instead of both of them being able to drive together, they had to rent a SECOND truck (16ft) to lug all their crap stuff across the country.

Which, in my opinion, makes for a very boring road trip. Sorry guys.

But, alas, come Monday, they will finally be back in California. For good!

My grandparents and them have bought a house together, because after 8 children and 67 years of marriage and living in a mobile home, alone, they have decided that it's time to combine forces and live with family. So my Mama stepped in, and now they'll all be living together!

Here is my Grandma and Grandpa at their new home, waiting for my Mom to arrive.
Aren't they the cutest?
They've been SO excited about moving to the new house. :)

I told my mom on the phone that I thought that was VERY nice of her to get a house out here so she could take care of her parents. Not many people can (or want to for that matter) do that for their parents. 

So I ensured her that once she gets old and decrepit, I'll be sure to find the most TOP NOTCH nursing home for her!

I'm KIIIIIDDDINNNGGG. Love you mom ;)

Drive safe, you two! 

California is waiting for you, and we'll see you in a few weeks! Yippee!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's the opposite of Bridezilla?

My future mother-in-law and I went shopping this past weekend, and after lunch, she asked if I wanted to peruse the Bloomingdales wedding department. So, I said, "Sure, why not?" Well, turns out they didn't have a wedding department, but they had a lot of fun, sparkly dresses.

The very happy and, dare I say, flamboyant, salesman came up to me and asked, with a quick peek at my left finger, "Ooohh, are you getting married??"

So I said, "Yep!"

Then he said, "Are you here looking for dresses for your bridesmaids?"

And with a shrug of my shoulders and a wave of my hand I said, "Eh, no. It's still 10 months away. I've got plenty of time."

This is when he laughed heartily. Like....a little too heartily.

And then he said, "Ooooh my GAWD, I just LOVE how calm you are!!"

So I smiled awkwardly... then began to slowly walk away.

Okay, so here's the thing.

I know that I booked our venue after only 2 weeks of being engaged. And to some, that was VERY quick. But I think the reason I did it so quickly was so that I could just chill out, enjoy the engagement, and not really worry about much else. Because believe you me, before this place was booked, I was having some major stress pains on trying to figure it out and Mishi did not like that. (I'm sounding very "solo" right now as if Verner did nothing to help, but trust me, he was there every step of the way, he just wasn't crazy psycho about it like I was for a hot minute.)

So anyway, now that it's done, I'm kind of like, okay cool. Dust my hands off, I'm basically done! Yahoooo! Now I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the engagement ride!

But oooohhhh wait. Almost every day, I get questions like:

"Well have you found your dress yet? You know it takes like 6-9 months to have it ready because of all the alterations."

"Have you picked a theme???"

"What's your color palette?"

"What song did you pick for your first dance!?!?!??!?!"


A) We're getting married on the BEACH in KAUAI. I don't think many flowers will be necessary when you're basically in paradise. So no, Mr. Florist, I do NOT want flower pieces and bows on each and every chair for my guests.

B) I have no problem admitting just how NON-crafty and creative I can be. So no, I will not be having a Southern Backyard BBQ theme complete with mason jars filled home homemade toffee (though that is very lovely, I just don't have the talent, or patience, to do it). And since when did themes become mandatory for every life event?

C) As far as my dress is concerned: I want something simple and not going to cost an arm and a leg, because let's be real here, I'm never going to wear it again and my daughter in 30 years will not want to either. As far as my bridesmaid's dresses are concerned: I gave them a color and said, "Have at it!" Because if you think about it, each of my friends have different personalities, which is what I love about them, so why would I want them all wearing the same thing?

It's not that I don't care, but it's like....I kinda don't care? Does that make me a horrible bride? What I DO care about is marrying my best friend on the beach. Everything else is secondary...tertiary...non-existent. There will be good food, good music, good drinks, good people, good dancing. And to me, that's all that matters. Because, "Remember the beautiful floral arrangements that were placed on the ends of each aisle?" said NO ONE.

Over and Out,

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