Wednesday, July 30, 2008

3 down... Many more to come

Three years ago today, Coach and I got hitched! How exciting...

We had a lot of fun yesterday going through the events as they would have happened hour by hour three years ago... the nerves... the decorating... finding out that JT (who was driving up from NC to marry us) was not certified to wed in WV... panic of paper work/faxes to get him certified... getting a call from Bobby (groomsman) that he was stuck at an airport in the Bahamas and would be late... how late?!?...the rehearsal... dinner at the Pizza Place :-)... bowling with the bridal party and fam...Bobby missing the rehearsal but making it in time to bowl... night with the bridemaids at a hotel...

then today... going through the memories of waking up excited... after a night of not much sleep due to nerves... the note i left on his truck before heading off to get my hair and make-up done... getting to the church for final preparations... the fun of getting into that dress without messing up the hair and make-up... time with my bridesmaids (Jessie, Emily, Sara, Lindsay)... 3 of us helping one of the girls zip up her dress... my bouquet arriving ALL WRONG even though i gave them a picture to go by... realizing that my flower arrangements weren't what i expected either... holding up the photographer while i waited for a new bouquet... (ok- so i wanted something small and hand tied with a ribbon- but got one of those long arm ones that they carry in pageants- i don't think so!)... new bouquet showing up with only minutes to spare (still not exactly like i dreamed... but better that that darn arm thing)... mom's purse being snatched and Lindsay's money stolen during bridal party pics... wedding liaison swapping out the candles -we had spent hours burning down the day before so they looked prettier -with fresh new unburnt candles because she thought new candles would be better (needless to say she didn't ask before doing this)... lots of pre-wedding pics without hubby... until finally it was about time... the music starting... Pachelbel's canon in D... cue for the girls... one at a time... then me... seeing him standing at the front... him helping me up the steps in that big dress... vows... Jessie pulling his ring off her thumb with her mouth (haha- looked as though she had held it in her mouth then popped it out of her mouth)... unity candle while Cara sang 'God Blessed the Broken Road'... as JT is praying before the big kiss, him handing hubby a breath mint... me getting the giggles while he is still praying because i saw him slip shawn the mint (i had my head bowed, but eyes were open because i was teary and didn't want my mascara to run)... THE KISS!... becoming Mr. and Mrs... walking out to "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"... exiting the church under a cloud of bubbles... then drive around the block just to come back in and take lots of pics... then off to the reception... big entrance... lots of good food (thanks mom!)... about to toast and cut the cake... "WAIT! you mom is outside on a smoke break"... standing by the cake for 2 minutes with a knife in my hand waiting for mom... getting a big laugh when she came back in and everyone applauded her arrival...ok... cut the cake... first dance to "At Last" (it was beautiful Cara)... dollar dance... bouquet caught by a very evil woman-more to come about that...lots of fun and good memories... time for clean up and emily's camera was 'missing'... evil woman claimed to have put it in one of the gift bags... finish clean up...

hubby and i off to our honeymoon suite... i will spare you those details...

next day... decided money would be good for honeymoon... opened cards... some cards already open... money missing... hummm... no camera either... turns out that the evil woman who was suppose to be helping in the kitchen helped herself to money and a camera... apparently, she greeted guests at their arrival to the reception and so kindly offered to take their cards and gifts to the table... grrr... we later learned that she tried to help herself to the dollar dance money but groomsman Nick thought it would be best kept with him... thanks Nick!...

off we drove to Peterstown, WV (hubby's hometown)... cookout/celebration for those to didn't make the drive up to P-burg for wedding... good time... spent 2nd night as a married couple sleeping in shawn's brother's twin size bed... haha

woke up early and drove to Florida... long, long drive... 1 night in Orlando with Nick and Martha... 3 nights in Fort. Lauderdale... 3 nights in Weston, Fl... 4 night cruise to Bahamas... it was wonderful- well worth the drive...

and now... three years later... happily married... i am so thankful that God put him in my life... i couldn't ask for anything better...

for Shelia...

Hey... I am entering a give-away... but not for myself... for SHELIA of momfessions... she has baby number 2 on the way and this would rock...

check out what an AWESOME give-away! can you believe it?!? i was totally stoked when i won this coffee mug... can you imagine scoring with this kind of win!!! go check it out here.

if you don't need it for yourself...
Shelia would be very appreciative :-)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Let's Go P-Burg! "(dunt-dunt-du-du-dunt)

Parkersburg made it to the top 20 for Title Town USA! Who would have guessed :-)
Go HERE to vote for Parkersburg to be Title Town USA 2008.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

in the car again...


It seems as though we have been in the car a lot lately... with hubby and I both being teachers... summers off allow us to travel and visit family without the worries of taking time off from work. nice! no restricitons or deadlines to be back... makes time with family a little more relaxing.


However... as nice as it is to come and go as we please... the untold hours in the car are not so much fun... especially for hubby (my eyes just get so tired).


With that being said... we are in the works of planning a 14 hour drive to Flordia in 2 weeks... Yay for Flordia and the hot summer sun... Boo for FOURTEEN hours in the car...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Two of my favorite summertime words...

well... they use to be... that was until today when the unloading of the attic began... and kept coming... and it still coming...
one of my favorite things about summer when i was a kid was having and heading to yard sales... it is like a scavenger hunt...
i guess when i was little, mom did most of the work... because today- i am exhausted... and the sale isn't until tomorrow and Saturday...

the untold amounts of stuff that we had in the crawl space we call an attic was unbelievable! and the sad thing is... most of it is new in the box... or still has tags! i am a pack rat like no one else!

tomorrow...when we unload all of the hundreds of dollars of treasures onto the tables... and wait patiently for strangers to go through our personal belongings... and pay us maybe 2% of what we originally paid... i want to take pictures of the... ummm... unusual things we have come across... i will post those tomorrow... maybe you will get a laugh like we did!