Sunday, January 30, 2011


I have seriously been missing in action lately. But I actually have valid reasons. My head has been running in a gazillion, that's right a gazillion, directions. Work, wedding, school and not always in that order and not always equally. Whew. I am a pretty organized and balanced (I think) person, but I have been all over the place. And not just in my mind but emotional too. Poor Chris he just straps on his seatbelt and is along for the ride.

My runs in from school, to work, to a paper I need to write, to the book on my Kindle I bought 3 weeks ago but haven't got to read, to the book I got in Sunday school I know I should read, to the website edits, to the angry faculty I try to make happy but never can, to what color I want for the dresses, what flowers, what favors, to what kind of houses we should look at, should we even look at houses now, if we buy a house can we actually make it a home, what should be on the menu,what bank should be is. endless. ...I know that is so boring for most people everyone, but this is what consumes my brain 24/7. 

It is exhausting to think about all that at once. I know I don't really have to think about that but I can't help it. I didn't think working and school would be that hard. I wouldn't think working and wedding planning is hard. But seriously, all three??? Exhausting. 

So yes, I am M.I.A. and I might be for a while. Maybe just til May 22 when I graduate. And maybe by then I will be done with wedding, and I can just relax until the wedding.... HA!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This guh, loves a checklist. I like to make lists, just so I can check things off later. So things I have checked off my list:
  • Dress
  • Venue, both ceremony and reception
  • String Quartet
  • DJ*
  • Colors
  • Registering
  • Selecting and Notifying wedding party
  • Photographer
  • Diet
  • Exercise
I am sure there are more things I have checked off, but I can't think of them right now. Now I am focused on what is NOT checked off:
  • Bridesmaid dress
  • Tuxes
  • Flowers
  • Guest List
  • Invitations
  • Favors
  • Songs (ceremony and reception)
  • Food
  • Cakes
It seems this list is still a bit large. And I KNOW I am forgetting things on this list. Pray for sanity!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

Today was a "snow day." And I use that term very loosely, considering there was no snow or icicles. Maybe a little ice on the roofs of houses, but that's about it. Maybe it was treacherous wintery weather elsewhere, but not at my house- or at the University. But whatever. I got the day off. So things to do on my snow day:

1. Sleep til 9:30. 
2. Check e-mails, forward them on. 
3. See early bird movie with mom and Chris. Early as n 10:50! haha. Country Strong was good though! I like Gwyneth Paltrow a lot more now. 
4. Chick-fil-a lunch date!
5. Browse Best Buy and Dick's to waste time and money. 
6. Of course, Walmart run.
7. Spend the rest of the afternoon lazy, reading a book.
8. Head out to watch the National Championship game with the parentals and friends. Too bad LSU isn't playing.  But go SEC!

Successful snow day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Baton Rouge Rambler

This is SO neat! Union Pacific is having a contest to determine where their next train should be. There are four options that people can vote on. One is The Baton Rouge Rambler. It's track runs from Baton Rouge-Alexandria-Natchitoches- Shreveport-Longview-Grand Saline-Mineola-Willis Point-Mesquite-Dallas. How fun would that be to ride a train to and from these station.

Visit this link and vote for The Baton Rouge Rambler! We are way behind the Tuscola Turn, so vote away! Voting ends January 17 and you can vote once a day!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yes, I am getting married in July!!

While all this wedding planning is fun, and slightly overwhelming, there is one aspect that is beginning to annoy me. People always seem to have an opinion. Now, I know some of you are thinking, "Jennifer, you have the loudest opinion of anyone!" While I do freely speak my mind- most of the time- I do know when to hold my tongue, unless my opinion is asked for.

So this is how the conversations have been going:
Person: "Oh, congrats on your engagement! When is the big day?"
Me: "Thank you! We're getting married July 30th."
Person answers with a variety of the following:
 "Oh it's gonna be a hot one!" "July? In Louisiana? Wow, hope it's inside." "Ohhhhh. Is there going to be air conditioning?" "Oh, my. Nice summer day huh?"

Seriously people?! It's my our day! Let ME pick MY OUR day! Shesh. I know it's hot in July. But, uh, hello people, this is Louisiana!!! If we had the wedding in March it would still be hot! It's not going to be outside in a field! It is indoors at 7:00 P.M.! Yes, there will be air conditioning. Yes, there will be water and drinks to cool you people off.

So once people get past the apparent shock of a July wedding, they begin to offer how they did things or how I should do things!
"Well I know so and so who got married at this place and it was the best" or "I know so and so who got married on such and such date and it was perfect." Blah. Blah. Blah. If so and so already did it, I probably won't want to do such and such. Ugh. I suppose everyone is just trying to help, but I am pretty independent and don't ask her help to often. Unless there is a task I do not want to complete at which point a declare: Bridezilla and delegate the task.

I can do that. I'm the bride!