Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We Could Count By Hours Now!

IF we wanted to...but that just kinda freaks me out. Not b/c I'm getting cold feet - no way! - but b/c I have LOTS to do!

We have the programs to do, the church to set up, haircuts/colors/practice do's, dresses/tuxes to pick up, last minute shopping to do, notes to write, gifts to wrap, a house to scrub from top to bottom, a honeymoon to pack for, and lots more!

At this point I kind of have lists of lists. I asked Steph this morning to specifically pray that I could be organized & know what I want. I have a terrible time knowing what I really want. A people-pleaser through & through I keep worrying about how I communicate what I need/want to everyone else & whether or not they will be happy with what I ask & where I put them & what resources I give them. It's not easy for me to be putting something this big together; thank God we didn't want a huge wedding. If I had to organize going to another site for the reception & a full meal deal I would spontaneously combust!

I am getting so excited about my friends & family all being around! My brother & his family are coming in Friday morning. Sonia & fam/Sandy & fam are coming from PA on Friday, Roxi comes Friday, the bridesmaids girls will all be here Friday. I'm almost as excited for Friday as I am for the Wedding Day!

My goal is to have my house all cleaned (the bridesmaids & Roxi are all spending the night with me there Friday - FUN!!!) and the church all set up by Thursday evening. Then I can get up Friday & go meet the girls to get out nails done & just enjoy ourselves until the Rehearsal Dinner. We can meet up with folks as they come to town & just visit & laugh & have fun! Poor Mike has to work all week this week...grrr! Crazy factory had summer shut-down last week. Talk about your bad timing.

And this is my last day of work until July 20th! GLORY! Now don't get me wrong, I truly appreciate my jobs & most of the time I find a lot of joy in my work. But I need a vacation. Bad. Partly b/c of the pressure of the wedding planning but also b/c of all the illness I had this winter & the ongoing house remodeling/situating. It has been SO LONG since Mike & I had any downtime together to just relax & have fun. And be silly. I can't wait!

Here are a couple of specific things you can pray for regarding the wedding:
*that it would be fun. I used to want an emotional/dramatic wedding; now I just wanna run down the aisle, giggle & ENJOY it. Pray this especially for Mike; he has a real struggle with being in front of people. Poor guy - the things he will do for me!
*that my mom won't miss my dad too much. I'm perfectly over his refusal to come; the Lord has really taught me some great lessons through it. But my momma will miss him...
*that it won't be too crowded/uncomfortable for the guests
*that I won't stress myself bald over the next four days (I shed like crazy when I'm under pressure)
THANK YOU!
So...you probably won't hear from me until after the nuptials. I might pop up if by some miracle I have some free time over the next couple of days of preparation. I'll miss all you bloggy friends!

11 comments:

Carrie said...

I am SO EXCITED for you!!! :) :) :) I will be praying for you and all the details over the next few days. Such a wonderful time, but also super busy, I remember from my own big day! I hope your wedding is all you ever dreamed it would be, and that you are able to totally relax and have fun!!

Theo-Ann said...

Have fun and enjoy every minute of it. I'll be praying for you guys.:)

Erin said...

I hope you have lots of opportunities to giggle along the way! I'm praying your day will be super special. Love you!

Sharon said...

We just celebrated 7 years yesterday. I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see the pictures. Relax and enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

I'm not worried about Mike. Once he sees you walking down the aisle, I'll be he'll be just fine.

Anonymous said...

That was supposed to be "bet" not "be".

Michele said...

Good luck and don't worry. It will be amazing!! Also, remember that this day is for you. Don't worry about asking/telling people what you want. If they love you, the WANT to do whatever makes you happy on a day like your wedding.

ruth said...

Praying for you Mary Ann! May God bless your week and special day with lots of fun with friends and family!

ruth said...

Praying for you Mary Ann! May God bless your week and special day with lots of fun with friends and family!

Alicia said...

Hang in there and enjoy the ride! Can't wait to see pictures of you -- you'll be a gorgeous bride!

Karis said...

Wishing you lots of giggles, enjoyment, and special time with family and friends! I am so excited for you. You still have a great sense of humor even after all of this busyness -- your post showed that so keep going with that and you'll be mentally prepared to take the unexpected things that may come your way.

Here's to a head full of hair for a beautiful bride. (I shed like crazy all the time but I never thought about if it's worse when I'm under pressure. I have no idea how I still have hair on my head. Hmmmm).