Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quality Time

I took a couple of days off this week to go stay with my sister. She had surgery recently and is still recovering and needed some help with the kids...I have a 4 year old niece Emma and 1 year old nephew Isaac. So I spent two fun filled days playing dress up, dollhouse and reading Disney Princess stories. By the end of the first day I had just about lost my voice from reading so much but it was worth's nice when everything ends Happily Ever After :)

I definitely wasn't used to their early hours though...They get up about 6 am...I'm more like 11am. I was sleeping on an air mattress in the living room and I could hear Emma poking her head in every few minutes and asking my sister "is she ever going to wake up?!" lol

After all of the playtime, doing her hair, reading to her I think I finally became the COOLEST aunt ever in her eyes when I was emailing one of my friends and Emma asked "what are you doing?" I said, emailing my friend Ariel. Her eyes got really big and she said "ARIEL?" So now she thinks I'm friends with the Little Mermaid. She may be disappointed at the wedding when she meets her and realizes she doesn't have fins or a tail! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Olympic fever

Anyone else obsessed with the Olympics? I can't stomp watching...thank goodness for my DVR...I can fast forward through the stuff I don't like (beach volleyball- seriously could their outfits be any smaller?) right to the good stuff...gymnastics. How in the world do they flip around on the floor exercise and then switch and do the same thing on a tiny little balance beam?! Brian and I were watching the balance beam the other night and realized we'd probably fall just trying to get ON the thing! lol

But now that they've started track and field I'm just starting to feel a little lazy. With the gymnastics or diving, I can watch and think there is NO way I could ever do that! Track and field though...I should be able to do that. Not as fast of course...but I could at least get my butt off the couch and do a little jog.

So I'm thinking the Olympics are actually making my lazier, a few weeks ago I was going to the gym at least a few times a week. Now I'm just too exhausted after watching others run circles around the track to get up and do something myself!

Monday, August 11, 2008

I always wanted to be a Disney princess

Like any other girl growing up, I wanted to be a Disney princess...especially Ariel from the Little Mermaid or Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I watched those movies until I knew every word and much to the annoyance of my older sister, could sing every song over and over again.

Well this weekend two of my bridesmaids came to visit and to go wedding dress shopping with me and I found my dream dress :) And although it's everything I wanted and I love it, I couldn't resist...just for fun...trying on the biggest prettiest Disney princess-like gown I could find (see pic below) It was so big, I could barely get out of the dressing room door! And when I turned around it kept going and going and going...

If only I could sing, I would've been on my way to fulfilling my life-long dream :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Well I'm breathin' a sigh of relief...we finally settled on a caterer and photographer for the wedding. Feels good to just make a decision and have one less thing to think about. Of course, now I'll be worrying about whether or not we made the right choices. But, that's what I do best...worry :)

I'm looking forward to this weekend, two of my bridesmaids are coming down to go dress shopping with me. I'm old fashioned and don't want Brian to see the dress...or me in it...until I walk down the aisle but it's going to be hard to keep it a secret from him. I'm so used to talking to him about everything and I'm sooo not good at keeping secrets from him!

So if I find the perfect dress this weekend that means I have to keep my mouth shut for TEN months. I think that would be a record for me! lol