Thursday, May 3, 2012

Our Wedding Day

Wow, remember me??? I won't get hurt if you don't.

I am the worst. blogger. ever! 

Between school, work, buying a house, planning a wedding, having a wedding, my Papa passing away, there has been NO time! And when there is time, I stare at my blogger dash board and contemplate... Should I??? Shouldn't I??? Obviously you know my answer. 

Well since my dog is a spastic child and now decides she no longer would like to sleep through the night, I woke up this morning at 3 to let her outside. When I couldn't get back to sleep I got the sudden urge to  begin the slow catch up process of my blog. 

I am not making ANY promises. I might do one or two this morning and suddenly become MIA until the school year is over. Don't hate me! 

I DO promise however to blog more when school is FINALLY over and we are back from our awesome Cruise/Bahama/Disney World honeymoon <3

So lets begin with our wedding. That's right, I am Mrs. Wright now :) 

We had THE MOST perfect wedding anyone can wish for. Now I know that is a little biased, but it was :) Having our family and everyone we care so much about all in one place was PRICELESS. It was amazing to have so many people support and love Kyle and I. I will cherish that moment forever. 

We had a family friend marry us and I completely recommend it to ANY future bride. That decision was pretty last minute due to what was turning into a disaster with our officiant. Well I am glad we had that disaster. It made everything so personalized and so "us", it was beyond special. 

Our  reception was AMAZING! Everyone had a complete BLAST!! Everyone's favorite part had to be the photobooth. I think we got a million compliments on it that night and looking through the pictures just reassured us how much fun was had on our wedding night.

Do I have any regrets? Yes, just one. Our photographer. Before our wedding I always said that I will cut costs ANYWHERE as long as we truly invest in a great photographer. So that is what we did. We called and called and called places until our ears hurt. They all sounded about the same so we finally called the one we ended up going with. They were by far the nicest. We had a meeting with them and we KNEW we had to choose them. Their office space had samples of work and they were amazing! Not to mention these two were SO nice, and still are, don't get me wrong. 

Well flash forward to wedding day and I kept on getting a little disappointed with the picture part of it as the day went on. 

I had to keep asking for certain shots, nothing creative was done in the hotel room pictures to make them not so... hotel-y, and more pictures weren't taken.

I was mostly disappointed when we received the pictures. Not ONE was edited. I am sorry, aren't photographers supposed to do that?! I am going to have to go back and edit them all and crop some where our faces aren't so great to make them "artsy." I get frustrated because for what was paid, we shouldn't have had to ask for certain shots, and they should be edited. 

Not to mention the fact that she did not get ONE shot of my dad, mom, brother, Kyle and I all together after the wedding. That is the most frustrating one of all.

Note to future brides: do not let their sample photos fool you. Find complete albums of pictures they have done and, heck, with Facebook now you can even ask them yourselves using the photographers page.

Hmm... I am inspired to eventually write a bride suggestion blog. Let's see if I ever actually get around to it.

Well that was truly the only major downfall and to only have one is pretty darn good if you ask me.

Enjoy: :)

March 17, 2012... Best day of our lives!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Yesterday: Best day ever.

Well good morning blogger friends!


So we agreed not to be telling everyone but I don't personally know most of you so I HAVE TO SHARE! And those that I do know personally, please don't go tellin' anyone (we want to share the news with everyone ourselves)! Hehe

WE SECURED A HOMMME! A brand, spankin new home. We have a meeting with the bank Monday so depending on how that goes, we should have this home in about a month or less.

After our meeting with the bank, you better believe we will be calling EVERYONE!

I cannot wait until I can show you all pictures!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's OK Thursday

My attempt to post in the 10 minutes I have to sit and enjoy my coffee before I have to rush to work!!!

Its Ok Thursdays 
It's OK

... to be super impatient when buying a home.

... to fantasize about how you are going to decorate a home that you want to buy but aren't even close to actually having. 

... to not want to go to work because all you want to do is keep looking at pictures of the home and go visit it a few more times.

... to literally be obsessed with buying a home... I will stop now (well for this post anyway), sorry!

... to be more excited than your kiddos are about the 100th day of school.
... to begin freaking out a little bit (in a good way) to see that your wedding is only 44 days away. be annoyed at the bad grammar people have on facebook. "Dat" is not as cool as saying "that." Is it being lazy? I don't get it. Don't even get me started on there, their, they're.
... to ignore the people that tell you that you should be working out since the wedding is right around the corner.
... to always, ALWAYS be excited about your 40 minute drive to work simply because you can either listen to a hilarious morning show on the radio or sing at the top of your lungs to get you in a great mood. :) never, EVER be excited about the 40 minute drive home because you are so unbelievably exhausted even though the thing you want most is to be home. Does that make sense???

Shoot, 12 minutes. I will get better!  :-P

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fastest update ever!

Only because I am too lazy to do more.

We went house shopping today!!!!!!!!! And let me tell ya, I think we might be looking at getting a brand new house and it will totally be tailored to what we want. Needless to say, I am OBSESSINNNNNG! I can't stop looking at pictures and fantasizing.

Two quick/big negatives about buying a house:

1. Your brain will be on the brink of explosion. Really, it is a million things to take in, not to mention all the money you will have to give up with just one little signature once the time comes to do so. Like wayyyyyyyyy more money than you ever planned. Who knew that it's not just a down payment you have to give away at signing? Note to self: No more trips to Target, Hobby Lobby or Barnes and Noble for a long, long while.

2. The process takes foreverrrrr. I am a person that has a one tracked mind. If we have a decision made on something, then I want to do it or get it done right then and there. Well not with buying a home... its going to take forever!!!!!!!!!!! You have to wait months for the house to be done (if going this route) then you have to wait like almost two months for a loan to go through... THEN you have to wait for all the closing crap! I might go insane, and when I go insane I go to Target or B&N... oh, this could be a bad cycle. :-/

Now, it is not set in stone whether we will get this home that we are looking at because we agreed to keep looking for just a bit. Who knows? We may find something wayyyy better. Like I said though, I have a one tracked mind... I want this one now!

Sneak peaks to what this (possible) home might be like:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogger games!!

So Blogger is being really weird... sorry for the weird font, weird random white highlighting and anything else you find weird :)

Wow! So I already broke my resolution about trying to post during the week... fail. I am off this Monday though so here we go :)

I was surprised to see that I was tagged by two posts when I logged on!! HOW FUN! I present, my blogger game post:

{The Rules}

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

{Eleven Fun Facts}
1. I like to pretend that I read as much as I used to when in actuality I don't because of how busy I am during the school year!
 2. I stay in my PJs or sweats as long as possible because I hate getting up and getting dressed... They are just so much more comfy than regular clothes.

3. Even though I love doing that ^, I hate that I never have a "hip" closet. So I go out to buy new things and fail so I have a very badly mismatched closet. Anyone want to be my personal stylist?? 

4. I am an awful teacher in the sense that I walk away if I see one of the kiddos puking. What? Do you want me to puke too?! ....mean I know.

5. I am OBSESSED with my Keurig. I am drinking more coffee/hot chocolate/apple cider than ever.

6. I hate wedding planning... thank GOD my mom took over and is doing most of it!

7. I get to start the house-buying process with my future hubby and I couldn't be more frightened/excited/freaked out! (Any useful tips?)

8. Hearing my dog fart is one of the funniest things to me. I get a case of the giggles... bad.

9. I love when it is cold outside but I hate being cold.

10. I collect classic Disney things. I have a whole bookcase dedicated to it... and it doesn't just stop there. I am a Disney freak in all senses (I am even incorporating a lot of Disney into my wedding).

11. It has been my dream to go to NYC since I was about 5. I still have not gone... ONE DAY! Until then I continue to somewhat obsess over the city. Don't believe me? You should take a look out my bedroom. :-/

{Questions from Brooke}

1. What is your favorite color? 
2. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Read blogs! By the time I am done reading all of them I am too tired to post a blog of my own though... oops!!
3. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Disney World with my best friend.
4. Do you read the news?
Not really, but I watch it!
5. Do you follow sports? If so, what is your favorite sport?
Football is my favorite and that is the only one I follow. GO BRONCOS! (love ya, even though you had such an embarrassing loss this weekend)
6. Favorite liploss?
Any pink-ish gloss from Bath and Body Works. They last forever and don't make your lips feel all dry and gross!
7. Name one thing that makes your 'fairytale' perfect.
8. Favorite person to see in concert?
Hands down, MICHAEL BUBLE. 
9. Favorite hairstyle?
Anything that is easy!
10. Favorite workout tip?
Lots of cardio... that is the only thing that makes me see a difference!
11. One tip for a single girl?
Let love find you... THAT is what makes such an amazing fairytale. I spent time searching and everything failed. When I wasn't looking, he found me and I have never been happier.

{Questions from Kathleen}
So there are no rules against this right??? I was tagged twice!

1. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
San Francisco
2. Who inspires you the most?
 Other people's stories and I think that is why I love reading blogs so much!
3. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
Walt Disney, only because I would love to know what he thinks about Disney parks, movies and merchandise now.... is he like WTF did you do?!?! Or holy crap this is amazing!
4.  What is your favorite nail polish color?
Oh shoot... Uhhhm dark purple. I don't think it looks the best on my hands but I love the color. (BTW, I do the exact same thing you do Kathleen if a nail is chipped)
5. What is your favorite movie quote?
What do ya want me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?! Compliments of Timon from The Lion King
(Not really but this is a hard one!)
6. What are the 5 items you never leave the house without?
Cell phone, keys, Carmex, IPod and wallet
7. N*sync or The Backstreet Boys?
N*Sync allllllllll the way!! Woo woo!
8. Who is your celebrity crush?
Daren Criss, how dreamy is he?!
9. What is your oldest memory?
Trying to be a rockstar when my brother would cry so the attention would be turned on me. Gosh I was an annoying child.
10. Do you prefer being outdoors or indoors?
11. If this was your last day on Earth, what would you do?
Fly to NYC. I was going to say Europe but let's face it, with that trip I would probably die on the plane and it would have been a pointless choice. Hehe!
{My Tags}
1. Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch 
2. Amber @ Brunch with Amber 
3. Mae @ Happiness Is...  
4. Michele @ Haynes Family
5. Kit @ LIfe of a Scott 
 6. Monica @ Monica's Road to the Middle
7. Ashlee @ On the Front Porch Looking In 
8. Katie @ Once a Southern Belle, Always a Southern Belle 
9. Melina @ Only a Flight Away 
10. Michelle @ A Vintage Apple 
11. Kate @ The Small Things 
{My Questions}
1. Where is your dream vacation?
2. What is your favorite blog?
3. What is your favorite movie?
4. What is your favorite book?
5. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
7. What is your favorite TV show?
8. What is your absolute dream job?
9. What store could you spend hours or more in?
10. Are you a morning person or night owl??
11. What is your favorite skin care or make up product?
Have fun! <3 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays 
It's OK... actually get sad when you take down your Christmas decorations. also get sad your last time listening to Christmas music for the year. be happy Christmas is over because it means American Idol is on it's way! have not done a darn thing work related your entire Christmas break even though you brought lots home to do. be super excited Jersey Shore is back on tonight. What can I say? Guilty Pleasure. be so sad you have to go back to work today because the break went by WAY too fast! still be secretly hurt that you got all your friends something for Christmas but not one of them did the same for you. go through a couple K-cups a day in your Keurig just because you want to taste all your new yummy flavors. have gone to sleep at 11:15pm on New Years Eve simply because you could not keep your eyes open one minute more. (Hey, I tried!) still save work for the last minute even though you swore you would never procrastinate again.

Happy Thursday ya'll!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How Pinteresting!

Let's go with a home theme this week! Kyle and I have been dreaming about buying a house lately. Since his job can move us at any given second, that really isn't an option for now :( But hey, a girl can dream.
 We need this house:

With this living room:


And this kitchen:

With this laundry room, I wouldn't mind laundry:


Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Our bedroom:


And finally, my biggest dream of all.... A GORGEOUS, LUXURIOUS, SPA-LIKE master bath <3

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest