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)
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!