September 30, 2011


It's homecoming week here in my northern town, and it makes me incredibly homesick. Not just for my parents house but also for the fall of 2004, for homecoming my senior year of high school. I miss my friends, I miss my school, I miss the unity & community feeling of homecoming week. I miss wearing red & white. I miss the freedom that came with being 17 years old.

But here I am, 24, living in a different nothern town then the one I grew up in, in the thick of homecoming week & I feel nothing that I felt in high school. I don't feel an attachment or commitment to this town, I don't feel compelled to wear blue & yellow, and I don't have friends my own age to hang out with.

It's a weird place to be, and I've been here for 2 years.

September 29, 2011

From inspiration to creation

Dear Pinterest,
Thank you for giving me so many great ideas. I really like you. Now will you please keep working on my iPhone?
Love, your friend, a future Mrs.

So here is the post that I've been dying to share with you! I talked about it this summer and I have never gotten around to it.

Pinterest has inspired me to make and create lots of great things, things that I would like to share with you this afternoon. Note: I almost always forget to take pictures of the food that I make, so you'll just have to take me word that I made it :)

Up first: Food
Oven-Fried Onion Rings
These were labled as oven fried onion rings on Pinterest.
I made these for the future Mr. and I to have with lunch on Saturday.
Mine looked nothing like this :(
I don't have a food processor which is what you were suppose to crumble up the chips & cracker with so I just put them in a ziplock bag and went to down with a hard plastic cup on them.
But the batter wasn't thick enough to hold onto the onion & the crunchy outside.
And there wasn't enough batter for how many onions they told you to cut up.
I made them again to have with my lunch on Monday.
On Monday I made the batter thicker (more flour) and I crushed the crumbs smaller.
And I made them in oil on the stove instead of the oven.
It worked much better- they stayed together nicely. I also made some without the crunchies, ones that just had batter on them and they were good too.

Wisconsin cheddar cheese soup/
I made this for lunch on Saturday, we had it with our onion rings.
It was ok. But soup and I have a love/hate relationship. I love eating soup but I hate making it! Actually I don't hate making it, but I'm no good at making it.
This was the 4th beer cheese soup recipe I've tried and I haven't liked any of them.
They're all too grainy for me. This one was grainy & runny at the same time.
I did like the bacon & the fact that you don't need a ton of cheese to make it.
If I try this one again I will definately be grating the onion in, instead of cutting it up. The pieces were still too big.

Bacon, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno and Crescent rolls...great game day appetizer...
These were awesome! Probably the best jalpeno poppers I've ever had!
I loved that they weren't breaded. Normally popper have too much breading & cream cheese in them for me.
These had no breading- just cresent rolls & I could control how much cheese was in them.
I did take the ribs & seeds out of the peppers before I made these, then the future Mr. said that they weren't spicy enough. So next time I guess I'll have to leave so seeds for him.

Chili's Chili Queso knock-off
I made this dip when we had our friend Amber and her kids over for dinner 2 1/2 weeks ago.
I loved it. The future Mr. asked me what was different about this one versus just chili & velveeta.
Maybe I'll just stick with chili & velveeta. It's easier that way & he can't taste the difference.

How to make cake balls.
I made these cake balls for my mom's b-day & the first day of youth group (you can get a lot of cake balls out of one 9x13 cake!).
If I make these again I will use less frosting! The insturctions weren't really clear on how much frosting to use & I used too much! They were like eating sugar. I made two cakes worth of cake balls and I seriously ate one ball. But everyone else liked them.
Also, if I make these again I need to figure out a better way to dip them. I had chocolate everywhere!

There isn't a link for this but Pinterest inspired me to be creative which meant that the future Mr and I had taco burgers for lunch on Sunday. I wanted tacos and he wanted to grill so I made taco burgers.
All I did was mix the taco seasoning into the groud beef (1 pound) then made 4 burger patties which he grilled. We topped the burgers with the mexican/taco shredded cheese that you can buy, crushed up chips & salsa. They were really good!

There are a ton more recipes on Pinterest that I would love to try so there will probably be more installations of this post :)
I've asked the future Mr. what he wants to eat before and he'll hem & haw for a while. One day I was reading him things from Pinterest that I'd like to try and he was like why can't you give me these ideas and let me pick from them when you want to know what I'm hungry for?
So now I'm making a Pinterest "cookbook" for him to look through for things he wants to eat.
I'll let you know how it goes.

Now, onto crafts :)
Back to school wreath
I made a smaller version of this for my friend Molly since she works at school. It's super cute. I covered the wreath form with an off white faric, and the flowers that I made were out of old jeans & the same off white fabric.

 a great tip for making a wreath: go to the plumbing department at Home Depot and grab a six foot long piece of foam tubing for $.97!! snip the length you want and duct tape the ends together.@Bethan Flynn  Foam ones are SO expe
I tried this but I couldn't get the tubing to stay in a circle. I'll have to look for less bendy foam.

So great.

How to
I tried this and I can NOT get it to work! I stood in my kitchen for the longest time one night trying over and over. For the life of me I could not get that bottle to break.
I'll have to find another way to get them cut so that I can use them for wedding center pieces.

Wedding shoes?
I've made lots of pairs of these since I found this link.
6 pairs in fact. And I have 2 more to make.
And this is the only craft that I have pictures of to show you!
These are the shoes before
And these are the shoes after :)
These are the shoes that my b-maids will be wearing for the wedding. Then I got them blue flip flops from Old Navy for the dance.
My flower girl and I will be wearing similar shoes but ours will be blue.
They're so pretty and I'm in love with them.
Now I will have my something blue & it will be sparkely.
Even if they aren't the blue Louboutins that Big proposes to Carrie with...

Necklace onesie.
I made a onesie similar to this for the future Mr's cousin who is having a baby in 2 weeks. But the one I made is white with a pink & silver necklace instead.
I have a picture of that but the only way I know how to get pictures on here from my iPhone is through facebook & I don't want her to see her gifts yet. So I'll show you a picture once I know she got her gifts.

Sushi baby gift
I also made this for the future Mr's cousin. Mine looks almost the same but it's on a bamboo cutting board istead of a plate cuz it was the most "sushi-ish" thing I could find.
I love this! I think it is so funny and I can't wait to hear her response to it.

Shower/Hospital/Delivery Gift
I also made this for the future Mr's cousin.
But I put mine in a box instead of a bag since it has to be mailed to Florida.
It has hotel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion & soap, M&M's, healthy granola bars, lifesaver mints, good chap stick (Burt's Bees), head bands, and face wipes in it.
Again- I love this. I can't wait to show you mine but like I said, I want her to be suprized.

So perfect!
This was the inspiration for my children's sermon last Sunday since it was Mission Sunday.

What have you made from Pinterest?
Love, a future Mrs.

Wedding Wednesday!

Only 72 days to go!
A woo-hoo!

I know I said that I would introduce you to the boys of the wedding party today but I don't have the time next week. I promise you'll get to meet them soon tho!

This past week was a big week in wedding town! Last Thursday mom, dad and I met with the lady we're working with at the Holiday Inn. It was so nice to put a face with the names in the e-mails and she's super nice. She answered all of my questions, she didn't get annoyed when I pulled out my huge 3 ring binder to take notes (or when I asked her to repeat things), she explained things in an understandable manner. I like her. A lot.

Then on Thursday night the future Mr. and I went to Fargo to get our new couch! But before we went to big lots, we went to West Acres to Zales to order his ring. I'm pretty sure, aside from my car & my college diploma (well my student loans), that is the most that I have ever spent on one single item. But like my mom said, I got the ring I wanted so I should get him the ring he wants. Which is true. And he's going to wear it forever. And it's beautiful. Is it ok that I think a boy ring is beautiful?
Men's 8.0mm Comfort Fit Hammered Wedding Band in 14K Two-Tone Gold - Zales
This is from their website ( His looks a little different. The middle part looks more like yellow gold then it does it this picture. In real life it is definately two toned. And it was cheaper in real life then it is online. Not sure what's up with that.

Then on Friday afternoon I got to pick up our invitataions!! Yay!! I can't wait to put them together. That will probably happen this weekend since the future Mr. is starting to haul beets this weekend (which means that I won't get to see him for the next 2 or 3 weeks depending on the weather). But that also means that I will have lots of time to do wedding crafts this weekend. And time to clean. And time to do my laundry. Hopefully I'm productive :)

Love, a future Mrs.

September 28, 2011

So What Wednesday

Ahh!! It's Wednesday already! You know what that means! It's time for so what Wednesday with Shannon from Life After I "Dew"!

Here's what I'm saying so what to this week:

*if I'm blogging from my phone while I wait outside the school for my Jr Hi youth group kids? Today was busy- I seriously did not have time to do this earlier!

*if I got the new caramel apple soap from bath & body on Monday & I almost want to eat my hands they smell so good?

*if I want to sleep on my new couch? It's amazing!

*if I don't know how to add links to other blogs or pictures to this post from my phone?

*if I've spent more time working on a gift for the future mr.s cousin's new baby this week then I've spent on house work?

*if I wish mother nature would make up her mind? I'm not a fan of needing jeans & a sweatshirt in the morning & shorts in the afternoon!

What are you saying so what to this week? Head on over to to see what everyone else is so what-ing this week!

Love, a future Mrs.

September 22, 2011


Today I am tired. I was at work until 11 o'clock last night. Youth group kids were here til 9:30 then I NEEDED to get my newsletter done. So I was here until 11.

Then I went home, talked to my future Mr. on the phone and got ready for bed. I crawled in bed, then tossed and turned until after 2 am. My alarm went off at 8. I know that 6 hours is enough sleep for lots of people and maybe a lot of sleep for some people, but I am an 8-9 hour a night girl. I like to sleep. I like my bed. I like my sheets, comforter and blanket. I like my pillows. I usually don't want to get out of my bed.

This is the one thing that I really really don't like about my job. While I was tossing and turning last night, every time I closed my eyes all I could think about was: this needs to be done, or how am I going to make that happen, or what if no one shows up for such and such event, or did I look stupid in front of parents tonight at our meeting for the national youth gathering, or what do the sr hi'ers really think of me... It goes on and on.

I need to figure out at way to handle these things and succeed at my job.

On a much happier note: tonight the future Mr. and I are going to get him sized for his wedding ring and hopefully we'll order it. Then we're going to pick up our new couch :) Yay!

Hope you're having a great Thursday!

Love, a future Mrs.

September 21, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

Only 80 days to go!
Oh my gosh! Where did the last 8 months go?!?

Today I'm going to introduce you to the wonderful ladies in my bridal party!
My maid of honor (MOH) is my baby sister Katie. Well she isn't really a baby but she is my younger sister :)
Here we are modeling our sweet new shades on our way vacation in March

Here we are, still on vacation, modeling our matching "Lucky Luth'rn" shirts for St. Patrick's day.
This is an old picture of us, it's from her confirmation but I love it! I love it because we both look good and because of the lady in the backround :)

I'm pretty sure that this picture is from WE*Fest. That's all I know about it, but I love this picture of us.
My MOH choice was easy. She's my only sister and I love her. There isn't anyone else that I would want to do this job or be involved the way that she's been.
Now my b-maids, in no particular order:
One of my high school besties: Tasha
Our friendship has really evolved over the years that I've known her. I believe that we met in 6th grade, we took dance classes together, we've had countless sleep overs at each other's houses, we watched every episode of the 1st season of Desperate Housewives in her parents basements. I love her.

This is us at her college graduation last May. I'm so proud of her :)

Next is Lacey. Where do I even start with Lacey?
We met at Bible camp the summer after I finished 6th grade and she finished 7th grade, and we've been friends ever since. She was the one that went with me to register when the future Mr. and I had problems at Target. I love her.
This is an old picture. It's from my freshman year of college when Lacey & my sister were both visiting me. Apparently we don't have a lot of pictures together on facebook....

Lindsay. Lindsay is the future Mr's sister. But she was my friend before he was my boyfriend.
We graduated high school together. It's pretty neat that she gets to be my sister-in-law now in addition to being my friend. It has also made family gatherings less stressful. It was nice to have a friend there the first time I met everyone. I love her.
This is Lindsay and I with her cousin Brianna who is going to be our flower girl.
This is from Christmas 2009 the future Mr's grandparents house.
This is the only picture of Brianna that I have on my computer so I'll introduce you to her now too!
She is the future Mr's cousin adn she's 8 years old. She's going to be such a cute flower girl!

We were clubbies in college which meant we were in the same orientation club. Then we were roomies, twice. Now we live on opposite ends of Minnesota and I never get to see her.
Except when I randomly run into her at the Renassiance Festival!
I love her.
This is us at a college football game. Pretty sure we went to all of the games. Together.

And last but not least: Julie.
Julie and I met my second year of college her third. We were the same major- religion for youth ministry and we met in a class called intro to church professions. We instantly bonded over our love of diet coke and the TV show friends as well as a shared annoyance for a girl in our class who we lovingly called squeaker.
Now we both have jobs in youth ministry, so we get to hang out together at conferences! And we're both getting married so we get to go through this together!
We are sitting on a shelf at Wal*Mart in this picture. We had made a frame out of old diet coke caps for one of our professors and we needed a quick picture of the two of us to go in it. Haha! I love her.

And last but certainly not least:
BA my PA. Haha! Her initals are BA and she's my personal attendant. Meet Brianne.
This is from her b-day 3 summers ago. Her b-day is in mid-July so please excuse the sunburnt face.
I picked her to be my personal attendant becuase she is probs the most fashionable person I know and she pays attention to detail. And she's awesome. I love her too :)

So there you have it. The ladies in the wedding party. Stay tuned- next week you'll get to meet the boys!

Wedding things I got done this week:
I ordered our invitations! So excited!
And I got lots of wine bottles from mom (she manages a bar and resturante) for center pieces. Now I just have to make them beautiful...

Love, a future Mrs.

So What Wednesday


It's already Wednesday again!
Where did last week go?

I'm linking up with Shannon from Life After I "Dew" again this week for another edition of
So What Wednesday!

Here's what I'm saying So What to:

*if I didn't take the Christmas music off of my iPod after Christmas last year and I usually don't both to hit skip when a Christmas song comes on during shuffle?

*if I'm scared out of my mind about doing this Jr. Hi Homecoming dance next Friday?

*if I'm a night owl and not a morning person? Blame my dad- he kept me up late when I was little so that I would sleep longer in the morning for my mom.

*if I love pinterest but I have yet to create any of my own pins? I don't even know how to create a pin.

*if I keep an extra shampoo, conditioner, & mousse in the linen closet? I hate running out of those things. And lets be real- when you're already in the shower and you realize that you're out of something it's way easier to reach across the bathroom then it is to run to Wal*Mart!

*if I've been lacking with the pictures on my blog? My camera doesn't want to work with the computer at work or mine at home so I have no way to get pictures off of my memory card!

*if I ALWAYS pick my nail polish off? It's like a nervous habit and I can't stop.

*if I'm excited because I got to put my fall/halloween decorations out already?

*if I eat lunch at my desk on Wednesdays?

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what
everyone else is saying So What to this week!

Love, a future Mrs.

September 20, 2011

gloomy weather

When I woke up this morning it was cloudy & rainy. I really just wanted to shut the alarm clock off, roll over & stay in bed all day with a good book. But alas, I'm a grown up & I had to get out of bed & go to work. Boo.

I hate that my mood is so effected by the weather! I've just been a little grouchy today and I don't really want to do anything. I need to write my newsletter for Oct. I need to work on our agenda for the meeting that I'm hosting tomorrow night. I need to work on something for youth group tomorrow night. I need to write a report for church council tonight. The list goes on and on.

And all I want to do is curl up on my couch and read. It would be even better if I had a (real) fireplace that I could light and someone to make me hot chocolate. Yes, that would be perfect.

But instead I'll stay here at my desk and work on my to do list.

How is your Tuesday going?

Love, a future Mrs.

September 19, 2011


This weekend was great! It was a little colder then I would like mid-September but it was still awesome.

Friday night I went to a high school football game with my future Mr., mom & dad. It was the high school I graduated from vs. the high school that my church kids go to now and it was in my hometown. It was such a good game. It came down to the last minute & my alma matter won by just one point. It was intense! Not the outcome my kiddos were hoping for but it was such a fun game to watch. It's really weird to sit on the visiter side and cheer for the "wrong" team after cheering for the red  & white team for so many years. When someone on the visitor side made a comment about "my" high school's mascot I got a little defensive, and I thought "Who does that lady think she is?!? There is nothing wrong with our mascot!" I didn't say anything to her but I was a little hurt.

After the game my sister and her boyfriend E got to our house. It's always nice to see them.

Then on Saturday morning we got up early. Well early for everyone but Dad, he wakes up early all the time. Anyway, we got up and headed for the Twin Cities. We stopped by one of my b-maids houses to drop off her dress for the wedding then we were off to the Renaissance Festival. We didn't decide til Friday night if we would go to Valley Fair or to the Renaissance.

It just really wasn't my thing. It's really dirty & dusty. There are people in weird costumes. There are people everywhere. There is no order. There is no real schedule of things. It is just kind of a do whatever you want thing. I don't work that way.

So we got our tickets and wandered around for a bit, then we went to see Puke & Snot. They're the longest running act at a Renaissance Festival. They're a comedy act & they're funny. Then we watched a guy forge a knife out of a bar of steel. Then we didn't really have a plan. So we looked for food cuz it was around 2 in the afternoon by this time. So we found onion rings & cheese curds (healthy, I know). While we were in line I had a total panic attack. Actually I don't know if I should call it panic or anxiety. But I lost it. I started to cry, my neck got all itchy, I couldn't breath, my chest felt tight, I felt like I needed to throw up (my eyes are tearing up now- that's how bad it was). I looked at the future Mr. and I said "I can't do this. I need to go sit down by myself some where." My mom asked what was wrong and I couldn't bring myself to ruin her birthday so I just said I had dust in my eye and put my sunglasses on.

It was the weirdest thing and I don't know how to deal with it. This has never happened to me before.

There was nothing going on that the rest of my family couldn't handle. I was not in danger. I was not hurt.

I basically had to hold the future Mr.s hand the rest of the afternoon to get myself through the day.

After our "lunch" of onion rings & cheese curds we walked to the other end of the festival for the chocolate, wine & romance weekend. We got to sample wine & chocolate from around the region. Dad joked that he wasn't really sure where the romance came into the picture, it wasn't like there was someone there giving you marriage & romance tips. So it was really just a chocolate & wine weekend :)

We also got a charicature. When we went to the Renaissance as a family of 4 in 1999 we got one done of my sister & I. We had both gotten these headband that had flowers around the top & ribbons down the back so the artist drew us as Renaissance girls. We both had long flowy dresses with big sleeves and there was a castle in the back. This time, when we were there as a family of 6 we got one done of us girls and our boys. The artist drew the boys in shining armor & the girls in long flowy dresses with big sleeves. And as crazy as this sounds- it was the same guy both times! It's been 12 years, but it's the same signature on both drawings! How cool is that?

After we got our picture back we were getting ready to leave and we ran into my college roommate! How cool is that? I miss her and she's awesome. So is her boyfriend and he was with her so that was a bonus.

We went and checked into our hotel by the Mall of America, had dinner there & relaxed in the hot tub.

Sunday morning we all got up & ready then took the light rail into downtown to go to Target Field to watch the Twins take on the Indians. The light rail was packed like sardines because there was a Twins game & a Vikings game. If you had any sense of personal space before you got on the train, it was gone quick!

We got to the field, checked it all out (none of us had ever been there before!), and I ran into a girl that I worked at Bible camp with in 2006 & 2007! So crazy to see her. Then we went and found our seats. We got to sit in the Delta Sky 360 Legends Club. It was so nice. There is an inside part that is climate controlled (Target Field is an open air stadium) with a wall that is all glass so you can watch the game and be protected from the elements. The future Mr. and I took full advantage of that yesterday since it was cool & rainy. But the actual seats are outside. They have wooden backs & padded bottoms that you sit on. Our seats were right behind home plate! We were 2 rows in front of the announcers! It was awesome! And since we were in the Legend's club there are people that wait on you. Our server was a guy named Nick. He brought us anything we wanted to drink or eat. It was so cool! It was expensive (like it would be at any major league sporting event), but cool.

Then we had the long drive home. We were all tired when we got home. But it was good weekend.

We're already talking about planning another weekend this winter to take in a Vikings game. I can't wait.

Sorry that was really long- I had a lot to tell you! How was your weekend?

Love, a future Mrs.

September 15, 2011


Yesterday was our first day of youth group for this school year.

Every Wednesday I pick the middle school kids up after school & bring them back to church for jr hi youth group. We hang out, play games, play wii, have snacks, do hi's & low's (the best thing & the worst thing from last week), do a Bible study, basically just have fun.

Only 3 kids came out to meet me & come to church. I was so sad.

2 more met us at church, so there were 5 kids.

I felt very defeated, not a good way to start a new school year.

But then from 7-9 on Wednesday nights we have sr hi youth group. Normally there are more kids at jr hi so I was really not feeling good about sr hi. But then 3 boys came to church at like 5:45. Another at 6:15 then some girls at 6:30, and some more kids at 7. All in all there were 15 kids at sr hi youth group last night! It was awesome! Everyone was nice to each other and we caught up on summer and everyone's lives. I went home with a huge smile on my face. Now hopefully we can keep attendance up like that, and find a way to boost jr hi attendance.

How was your Wednesday?
Love, a future Mrs.

September 14, 2011

So What Wednesday

It's another So What Wednesday!
Here's what I'm saying So What to this week:

*if it has been really hard to get back into my Wednesday routine? I don't come into work til noon becuase I'm here til 9 or 10 at night, so I have the morning to do things. But this morning flew by!

*if I read blogs while I ate Subway for lunch at my desk today? A girl's gotta multi-task!

*if I had to read said blogs on my phone cuz I my computer was being s-l-o-w?! I didn't have a lot of time!

*if I made two birthday surprizes for my mom last night and I can't wait to share them with her?

*if my checkbook has less then $20 in it? My bills all got paid, tomorrow is pay day and I don't have anything I need to buy today.

*if I'm wearing a tank top, two long sleeve shirts, and a jean jacket today? When I woke up it was only 57 degrees in my house. I've been cold all day!

*if every time I hear a slow song I try to decide if it would be good for the dollar dance at the wedding?

*if I'm so excited for this weekend that I'm having a hard time getting stuff done at work?

*if I don't have time for Wedding Wednesday this week? I don't really have a lot to update y'all on.

*if I haven't done hardly any wedding related things this week? With Rally Sunday & Welcome back Wednesday here at church I haven't had a lot of free time.

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what
everyone else is saying So What to!

Love, a future Mrs.

September 13, 2011

Furniture Shopping

The couch in my house has seen better days.

It was in my college house. And by that I mean it was left there by a previous owner. I was the only one of my roommates that had room on moving day so I got most of the couch. It is a 3 piece sectional with an ottoman. I have the right arm, the middle section & the ottoman. One of my roomies took the left arm. I have no idea where it is now.

It was a tan color kind of micro-fiber. It was stained and gross. So the summer after i finished college, while I was being a professional job hunter, I made a black slip cover for it. I bought 2 pillows at IKEA and I made 2 other ones to match, I also had 2 pillows that I had made before that worked with the new ones.

This is what it looks like:

It's comfortable and it has done it's job as a couch. But, like I said, it has seen better days. I'm sure that it was in someone's living room for a while, then they gave it to their kid when they went off to college (I really have no idea who's couch this was or where it came from), and then I took it, and here we are two years later. The back is falling off on the right arm (left side of the picture). It seriously goes back at least 4 inches farther then the middle part of the couch.

So the future Mr. and I have been furniture shopping. We were never looking very seriously. We'd walk through a furniture store and we'd dream but we were never seriously interested in anything.

Until we went to Fargo to register at Target & their kiosks were down. I asked if we could go to Old Navy because they had jeans on sale. Well, right next to Old Navy in Fargo there is a Big Lots. I had never been to one before but I had seen the commercials so I wanted to check it out.

The future Mr. and I found not one but two couches that we were interested in and that we would love to have in our house. Bonus! They were both well under $1,000. So I wrote down the measurments of each & measured our living room when I got home. One of them was way to big. Which is probably best. It was micro-fiber and I felt like I would be constatnly smoothing it out & trying to get marks off of it.

The other one we loved was only a little bigger then the couch we have now.

2 days later I was watching TV while I was eating my lunch & a big lots commercial came on. All of their couches were on sale $25-$100 off each of them. The one that we wanted was $100 off. The future Mr. called to see if they had any in stock, and they didn't. So my friend Lacey went in to put a down payment on it for us.

Look at how beautiful this couch is:
Simmons® 2-Piece Metro Sectional
Don't you want that in your living room with some beautiful light blue & cream pillows? I do!

The future Mr. got a phone call today that our couch (and ottoman) are in!! I'm so excited! But it will be at least 2 weeks before this beauty is in my living room. Because the future Mr. has to go get it and he only comes here on weekends. But this weekend is my mom's birthday and we're going to see...
The Minnesota Twins at Target Field!
All 6 of us are going: Mom, Dad, me, future Mr., Katie, & E (her boyfriend; he has a real name but I'm not sure how either of them feel about me using it...) This will be the first trip that all 6 of us go on together! I'm so excited! I can't wait to tell you all about it next week!

Love, a future Mrs.

September 8, 2011


Before I started wroking in the church, while I was still in college I very rarely got headaches. And when I did get them, they weren't that bad, nothing a few excedrine couldn't fix. Ever since I started working at the church I've been getting debilitating migranes. To the point that all I want to do is lay on my couch with the blinds closed, no lights on, and the TV on really quiet. And I can't even think about sitting up, let alone doing anything.

I got one of these on Tuesday night. I had my meeting at church, then I ran to Wal*Mart, then I went home and laid down for the night at 9:05. It was terrible. The whole left side of my head was pounding. I tried to sleep it off but when I woke up at 5:23 it was still there. I tossed and turned in bed for a while, finally got up a little after 6, took a shower (I thought I was going to fall over in there) and came to work where I just tried to get things done and not focus on it. That plan worked for a while.

But I knew I wasn't done with this pesky thing. They just seem to hang on and linger for a few days. Case in point: I have lots of extra pressure on my forehead, and it's starting to pound. Ugh.

I asked my doctor about it, she told me that everyone gets headaches and the only thing she told me to do was take excedrine migrane 'cuz it's as strong as anything she could prescribe for me. I take two of those and it's like my body laughs and me and says "You really think those two small pills are going to slow me down?!" It sucks. So I started keeping track of when I get them to see if it had something to do with my period. Nope. So in early August I decided that I was going to cut out caffine. Not all caffine, the kind that occurs naturally in apples is ok. Oviouslly hasn't helped because here I am. Suffering.

So I'm going to finish up what I can here at work and go home to preview the video clips that go along with Sunday school lesson 'cuz I can do that from my couch.

I hope you're having a better day then I am.
Love, a future Mrs.

September 7, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

94 days to go!

I have the cutest Daddy ever. A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from him telling me that he had heard a song on the radio that he thought would be good for a father daughter dance. He told me that it was called "Cinderella". I immediately thought "Stealing Cinderella" and I was like no Dad we are not dancing to that. So he went out to buy the CD to make me listen to the song. Well the music shop didn't have it so he had them order it for him. I finally got to listen to it this weekend.

It's called "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman and it's very cute. See?

Did you go check it out? Cuz you should. If the link doesn't work, go to youtube and type in Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman.

My sister cried while we were listening to it. She's cute like that.

I think Dad and I will dance to it.

In other wedding news-

I got a proof of our invites today from the prinitng shop. Yay! They're so cute. I can't wait to get them printed and mail them out to everyone!

I got shoes for my flower girl, my MOH, and a bridesmaid. Now all I have to do is make them light lime green and sparkely. It's not to hard or time consuming, it's just finding the few minutes to do it now that things are picking back up at church. And I think I might make blue ones for myself. If I do, I'll make the flower girls blue too.

My sister and I picked my dress up! It is so pretty and I never want to take it off! I love it!!!!! I can't wait until after the wedding so I can show you pictures :)

Last Wed. while I was in Fargo (to help my sister move) my b-maid Lacey and I went to Target to register since the future Mr. and I couldn't do it the weekend before. Then on Sunday since it was so icky at the lake the future Mr. and I went and registered at JCPenny's.

I've been busy lately! I don't really think about how much work it is until I sit down on Wed.s to share it with y'all. Hopefully I'll look back on this someday and be happy that I kept track of when everything happend.

Oh- in not so happy news- I had two, TWO wedding nightmares this week! That makes three total. The first one was a few weeks ago and it was about my dress. I dreamt that it came in but it was not the dress I ordered. I dreamt that it was bright blue and puffy on the bottom and a light blue halter top for the top with rainbow colored rhinestones. I did not wake up happy after that.

This week the first one was that we were running late for everything so we didn't have enough time for anything. It happened because someone over slept. I can almost guarentee that won't happen on my wedding day. I probably won't sleep the night before cuz I'll be so nervous about something going wrong. Which means that I'll already be up and I'll be able to make sure that everyone else gets up too.

The second one this week was that everything with communion went wrong. No one followed instructions, everyone just went wherever and whenever they wanted. Which meant that it wasn't as special as I wanted it to be. Then the church was really messy and we  had to clean it all up. Then some of my 8th grade girls were there and they wouldn't pick up their crayons and they were giving me serious attitude and all I kept doing was apologizing to the pastor.

I hope these don't keep up. Ugh.

Love, a future Mrs.

So What Wednesday

It's time for SWW again with Shannon from Life After I "Dew"
Here's what I'm saying So What? to this week:

*if I really like things to match? As in, I like to only use white 3 ring binders, plain silver paper clips, white hangers in my closet, etc.

*speaking of my closet: so what if it's organized by color? And it's according to the rainbow? It's easy to find things that way. And it got me a job, ok well not the closet by itself but the fact that I'm super organized.

*along the same line: so what if my movies are arrainged alphabetically and my books are in height order? (These are the other two organized facts about me that got me my job)

*if all day long I've wanted to go home and lay down? I had a killer headache last night/this morning.

*if I think I have the cutest Daddy in the whole world? You can argue with me, but I'll still think I'm right no matter what.

*if I pick off my nail polish?

*if I'm not looking forward to giving children's sermons again this fall?

*if I'm jealous of other churches in town that have more adults and kids involved in their youth programs then we do? It makes me worry that our church council will think that I'm not going a very good job. It also makes me wonder what they're doing or what they've got that we don't.

*if I'm scared about this fall because both of the other youth directors in town that I've worked with on projects (at another Lutheran church and the Catholic church) left their positions recently and now I have to do things on my own?

*if I'm having a love hate relationship with the fact that the weather is changing? I like fall but I'm not ready for summer to be over.

*if I felt cool when I was at the middle school today during lunch cuz so many kids said hi to me?

*if a lot of my list today had to do with work?

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what
everyone else is saying So What to this week!

Love, a future Mrs.

September 6, 2011

Summer is over :(

Summer is over here in northern MN. School started today. I'm excited and I'm ready to be back on a schedule at church and to have people back at church but it's always sad to see summer go.

I spent the last weekend of summer at the lake with my two favorite guys- my future Mr and my daddy. It was a chilly weekend, I spent the whole weekend in my sweatshirt and for the most part we kept the windows shut. We even turned the fireplace on once. That cold here. On Sunday the future Mr and I registered at JCPenny's and went furniture browsing.

But today is in the mid 70's and sunny.

It is amazing to me that summer is over already. It feels like just yesterday I was telling you about how busy our summer was going to be and how we had something to do every weekend. And now it's over. Yuck. I want to go back to June and it enjoy it all again!!

But I will just have to pull out my cute sweaters and comfy sweatshirts and embrace the cooler weather because it isn't going anywhere.

Love, a future Mrs.