So I’m getting married today.
As I’d said in an earlier post, with the beginning of a new life ahead of me, I’m beginning a new chapter with a new blog. This one will still be up and running, with links to the new blog and links to previous blogs, and the new blog will have links back here and to the others.
It’s very exciting, I know.
Also exciting? I’m marrying my very best friend later today. In about… 16 hours.
This weekend’s been fantastic so far. Friday night we met up with Kris Cowen for dinner and general fraternizing until midnight. Saturday I did most of my packing for our trip to Hawaii before heading to my bachelorette party. I wish I had the pictures, but I’ve left my camera at the other apartment. 😦 Maybe I’ll have time on the plane to go through them…. no, wait, I’ll definitely have time on the plane to go through them. Trips to Hawaii ain’t quick.
My bachelorette party was great! We had a photo scavenger hunt in Coronado, dinner at Miguel’s, then back to the apartment for gifts and talk, and then a sleepover with my very favorite girls. Thank you, Jenna, Sonia, and Mandy for sticking it out slumber party style. Sleeping sucked, Dear John sucked, but the bonding was great.
Dragged my behind off the couch this morning to meet Chris and his family for brunch (see earlier picture (sent from my brand new Samsung Reality (which is awesome))), then it was off to the nail salon. Want to know a secret? I hate getting my nails done. It hurts me. I don’t know if my feet are just super sensitive or what, but I swear my toes are bright red when they’re done, from all the pain they’ve caused me. Today, I literally watched the woman tear off a piece of my skin. My skin! And they take that little flat tool and jam it over your nail and straight into your toe. Seriously, I’m all tensed up the entire time. I wouldn’t do it at all except that Chris has put in a request for me to girly it up a bit occasionally.
Also, it always takes so long.
And that’s why we were late for our rehearsal. We actually had to rehearse on a completely different lawn than our actual ceremony lawn, because there was another wedding going on there. We had to improvise some, since our lawn includes a fountain and a view of downtown San Diego, but I think it’s going to work. And I just need to say I LOVE our wedding party. They are so much stinking fun! It was just such a great atmosphere of joking around and watching fish jump out of the water. (I was pretty much mesmerized by this the whole time we ran through the first time, and turns out my bridesmaids were too– stay tuned for an awesome picture Cody caught of them watching the fish– anyway, if I spot a fish jumping out of the water tomorrow, I’ll completely lose my focus on the wedding– sorry, babe.) Jenafer was amazing coordinating everyone, and Justin was a great minion. 😉 Jessica was the perfect flower girl after take one (where she booked it the first five yards or so), and it’s all just going to be so perfect!
Then it was off to the dinner at BJ’s. We had the entire outside area closed off just for us, and they’ve recently updated the outside; it was completely awesome. They have new loungey booths now that really give it a party atmosphere. We had all you can eat pizza and appetizers, and Chris and I table hopped because we weren’t sure who we should sit with. So we chose everybody! When we passed out our wedding party gifts, Chris explained the story behind the 365 book (which we’d given to everyone) and how it was by Ryan showing me the book, and me thinking this Chris must just be an awesome guy, that we were all there tonight. I just love our love story!
Then it was back home to finish packing, ogle over the presents already piled in the garage (presents!), and try to analyze why my tooth still hurts (there’s no more tooth, for crying out loud!). Then Chris left with Kris and Becky to go stay the night at their time share, where the boys will be getting ready, and I continued prepping for the day and the trip at the condo, where us girls will be primping.
So… I should be going to bed… but I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep. 😉 See you on the other side!
Remember, the new blog is http://www.lovelikeapolaroid.blogspot.com. Don’t know when the first post will go up, but please keep checking; I promise it will come eventually!