100 DAYS...

Until the biggest change in my life!!!! I can hardly wait!


Nothing Ever Goes as Planned

Today was a lunch that was filled with calls. I called the dress shop, Still no answer. I called the BBB, you will have to leave a message. I called the Ex-DJ, once again, leave a message.

Im about tired of all of this. Why cant things just go as planned? I dont understand. I hope this is just all of the kinks getting worked out early, and everything closer to the wedding will be better. Smooth sailing. Lets keep our fingers crossed that things go according to planned. No, lets hope they go better than planned.

I still have so much to do. And once again, by the end of this week, we will be under 100 days. Wow. Thats amazing to even say. Guys have to be fitted for tuxedos in the next two weeks, we are in the talks of a wedding shower, and everything is slowly creeping up. I have never been this excited, anxious, and scared all at the same time, but it sure is an amazing feeling.

Other than that, nothing really too new going on. Spent the most amazing weekend with Jaci. We did a whole lot of nothing, but sometimes those are the best days. Well, I gotta get back to work! Stay happy everyone!


It is Hot Hot HOT!!

Summer is in full gear!! Yesterday, I got into my car and thought I was going to die. It was so hot that I couldn't breathe!

This weekend is going to be fun filled. I'm going to Columbus to spend the weekend with Jaci, my MOH. I'm really excited! I haven't seen her in over two months. That's a long time for us, so it is a much overdue visit. We are trying to think of some cheap stuff to do in the area. It looks like going to parks and just chilling out is winning so far. If anyone knows of anything else, let me know!

Wedding planning is steaming along. We are getting closer and closer. Edward and I sat down and talked about finances the other day. I hope we are on the right track to the closest to a dream wedding that I can get. :-) I'm sure everything will be perfect!

Work has been stressful recently. Lots and lots of changes. Its hard to remember that I am lucky I have a job when all these non-English speaking people call in and make your job impossible!!

I leave you today with a picture of my happy place, the picture I view whenever everything else is going wrong. Maybe it will bring you as much peace as it does me.
I can just imagine being in Rocky Mountain National Park, breathing in the cool, crisp air. Listening to the birds, standing on top of the world. That's the closest to a vacation I get until November.


I Tried to be Chill, but You're so Hot that I Melted

Summer is in full swing! There has been a lot going on at the Turner/Uecker residence.

Edward finally got tired of working 10 hour days, and revoked his waiver. He will now be working 5 days a week. Not sure what days he will have off yet, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and pray that we get at least a day a week together. We shall see.

I took a personal day on Tuesday and got a lot of errands finished. We re-registered for our pots and pans (since the ones I picked out were discontinued, just my luck.) We picked out our tuxedos, and the boys will look quite strapping if I do say so myself! We played a little miniature golf (I let Edders win, of course) and then watched the Proposal (EXCELLENT movie)

As I said, busy busy busy! We still don't have the dress deal straightened out. Latest saga is that I got ahold of the seamstress Erin told me to go to in order to have the alterations paid by her, who proceeded to tell me how little time I'm actually giving her to do the major alteration needed. She then stated she had to check on something, and then she would call me back. That was on Saturday. Today is Thursday, no call. I left messages for her Monday, Tuesday, and yesterday, and called Erin yesterday as well. Still nothing. I'm getting a little peeved at all of this. I mean, we wouldn't be "short on time" if Erin would have ordered the dress I originally wanted in a timely manor! I mean, come on, 10 months for a dress?! Seriously.

Moving on. I guess there is nothing else to move on to! That's the best update I can give right now. There are calls to answer, and claims to be paid!!!


Grandmas really are the best ever...

I love my grandma. She is the best. She is always there to help, even when she knows its going to make her exhausted. For example, my entire wedding.

Grandma is getting up there in age. She has fought more illness than anyone else I know. She almost died on the operating table. Twice. She is a survivor of breast cancer, thyroid cancer, do I need to go on? I think not. She is strong. And Im lucky enough to have her on my side. Life is amazing :-)

Last night, my mother and I stopped by good ol' granny's house to talk about some serious issues I am having with my wedding gown. Those who know me well know that I freak out over the smallest things. If Im having what I think is a big problem, you better stay clear. Well, the place I went to get my dress ordered the wrong dress. Its a beautiful dress, and I actually got a much better deal seeing as how this dress is normally $1200. Great bargain, right? The issue is that it doesnt fit. The dress I wanted was a lace up back, this one is a zipper. Store cant take it back, Im stuck with the dress. What to do, what to do? Take it to granny. My grandma looked at the dress, looked at the extra material I had (thank goodness for matching shaws that come free!) and showed me how amazing my dress is going to look once we put a lace up back. So we are going to get the dress fixed. And I will look as amazing as is possible for a person such as myself. Grandma is amazing. She calmed the storm.

Yet another reason my grandmother is amazing. She did all of my flowers. I purchased silk flowers, she disassembled them, and rearranged them into the most beautiful bridal bouquet/bridesmaid bouquet/bouttaniers/coursages I have ever seen. Ever. Last night while we were talking, she said "Oh, I have a surprise for you!" We go downstairs, and she has a HUGE arrangement sitting on her table. She tells me, "I know you werent going to do any flowers in the church, but you have to have flowers in there!" This is the same arrangement that sat at the front of the church for my cousin's wedding last year. She was trying to sell it in a yardsale (which is totally NOT ok by me. Our Grandma made it, how many people have something in their house that was made by a person so close? Not many.) Grandma bought the arrangement she made just under a year ago back, and took it home for me to use in my wedding! We are going to take out the few pink flowers that are thrown in and replace them with some fall colors, and it will be brand new! I cant believe Amber was just going to get rid of them. Crazy. I dont think I could ever do that. Maybe Im just too sensitive.

And the final reason grandma rocks!

She gave me 10 bulbs for the most amazing flower ever. The Peruvian Daffodil. Gorgeous flower, but very delicate. She told me its about time for me to start my own flower garden. I may have to do that!

Talking with my grandma last night made me realize how lucky I am. I may have tons of things that arent going my way, but thats what life is about. I have the same blood running thru me that is in this amazing woman. Surely I can handle these small things if she can handle the big ones. Thanks grandma!!


Six Months?!

Its Official. We are under the six month mark. Less than two weeks until my bridesmaids order their dresses. My dress should be here any day. I'm not holding my breath for that one. Stupid Store.

I'm working the late shift tonight. Not so much fun. It is especially not fun because I am still exhausted from doing lawn work last night. I most definitely mowed the yard and did all of the edge work with the weed eater because Edward was not feeling on top of his game. Don't worry though, he sat outside and watched me. He is just so nice like that! :-)

So, Monday nights, CBS has an excellent selection of comedies. Last night, all four of their shows were new, and I seriously don't think I have ever laughed that much during a two hour time frame of watching TV. The writers for The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, and Rules of Engagement are amazing! I don't know where they come up with their material, but it is genius! I wish I was that creative.

Well, I'm going to get to work and actually work now. Only 7.5 hours to go! Woo Hoo!


Working Until 7 is the Pits :-(

What more is there to say?! I have been sitting here trying to work, but its hot in here, its raining outside, and that combination just make me want to sleep!

10-7 again tomorrow too. At least Im with Liz for that one :-)

I have decided that we are going to do some yard work and go on a date this weekend. Im pretty excited about the beautification process of the house. Its fun for Edward and I to pick out the items we want to plant, and its fun to watch them grow. Im not excited about mowing the yard. Not fun at all! We need to get some dandelion killer. They have officially taken over our front lawn! We mowed it on Saturday, and by Sunday evening you couldnt even tell that we had touched it! Crazy.

Im thinking Im going to keep this one short and sweet. After all, I should be working hard!


Closer and Closer

Our wedding is creeping closer and closer to us. Today I put the deposit on the cabin we are going to be staying in. This is exciting! Its really happening.

I had my hair done today. I dyed it again (since I'm not cutting it, I figure color is a good change). The owner of the salon was there, and we started talking. She asked me who was doing my hair, and I told her somebody at the salon I was at. She asked who specifically, and I said whoever did the best job. I didn't think much of it at first, so I just kinda let it go. Well, she was getting her pedicure done while the dye was taking over my hair, and she looked up at me and said, "For your wedding you have to have the best. Here is what you should do. Bring me a picture of your dress, the veil, and a collage of the styles you like, and I will do your hair for you at no extra cost"

What?!!!?!??! The owner is going to do my hair? The only people's hair I've ever seen her working on are the rich Indian Hill people who require complete attention, and pay big bucks to have Cara do their hair. And I'm going to get her or my wedding day at no...extra...cost. My lucky day :-)

So that's where I am right now. Its starting to get late, and I'm pretty tired, so its off to bed for me. Hoping tomorrow continues this streak of luck! Well wishes to all!


Its been a while...

Wow. How long has it been since I've posted? I don't have anybody at work anymore to keep me on task with the blog world.

Wedding planning is coming along smoothly. We are still searching for a caterer, and have to get some random odds and ends. I have to finish paying everything off, and plan the little stuff. Its slowly but surely getting closer. I'm at just a little over seven months right now! I feel like Edward is starting to get more involved in everything too. I mean, he helped me pick out the cake topper a couple of weeks ago! I'm already pretty stoked about everything, but knowing that he wants to be involved just makes everything so much better.

Random side note: I get my braces off in 16 days, and counting.

On the other side of life, work is getting more and more stressful by the day. Honestly, I don't even know how some of my coworkers can handle it! Certain people here just get everything thrown on top of them. Not to mention the fact that other people, who don't have nearly as many responsibilities, screw everything up. I mean, come on, how hard is it to look at a claim before you pay it?!

While watching the news recently, Ive realized how scary this world truly is getting. People killing, disappearing, rode raged drivers that attack teenagers for driving too slowly (I for one am proud of that teen for not speeding like the majority of the people do). I mean, when will the insanity end? I'm afraid to drive a lot of places anymore. There are so many crazy people out there, if you don't watch out you could be a victim. I know you cant live your life in fear, but this is ridiculous.

Well, I wish I had some great words of wisdom to leave to the people who don't read this site, but alas, I will leave with no witty sign off. Thanks for reading and I look forward to posting again sometime in the not so distant future.


Counting Down the Days

I am officially in wedding planning mode. Sorry if I talk about it too much, but its less than 10 months away! I was looking at a common timeline of events yesterday. I thought I was so far ahead, and then I start looking at that and think "Holy crap, there is so much I hadnt thought about yet!" Bridal show at the end of this month. Im looking forward to that.

Tomorrow is our two year anniversary. I dont have any idea what I am going to do for him. He spoils me like none other, and honestly I have no idea how he does it!

On another note, I work the late shift today. When I left my house this morning, the roads were dry for the most part. I left the Orthodontist, it was just starting to snow. I look out the window now, and am about to burst into tears because the snow is everywhere. Stupid late shift.


Wouldn't it be nice if....

Wouldn't it be nice if:

*everyone had to work at the same degree of difficulty in order to get ahead.

*Parents didn't treat their children like princesses all the time and give them EVERYTHING they want, regardless of the cost. There is a difference between being spoiled and appreciating it, and being spoiled and wanting more all the time. Stupid people.

*Money grew on trees. Oh How I would be in heaven. And yet, some people would still not have enough. Its never enough, apparently.

*Everyone was pleasant on the phone. I understand that you have had a rough time too, but think about the fact that the person on the other end of the phone is a human being. Calling them names and cursing at them isn't going to solve anything any faster. Calm down before you call me. Thanks.

*People got what the deserved. I hate seeing good people, who help everybody they can, always getting screwed. Then on the other hand, you have greedy, lying, back stabbing people who will hurt anybody they can just to get ahead who get all of the bonuses. What the heck? How does that work out?

Now, I understand that patience is a virtue, and eventually you will be rewarded in a far better way than I can possibly imagine, but what about right now, right here? There are some people who may have not been ready to start a family, but things happen, and that was the best thing to ever happen to them (EVEN if it does mean tightening down on the budget). And then there are people who have a baby, and instead of making things work with what you have, you quit your job, you go to school, you don't change your lifestyle. That's healthy. Babies are supposed to make you grow up. Pretty sure that is the opposite of what people like that are doing. And lastly, you have great people, who would love nothing more than to have a family. They cant. They spend tons and tons of money to try everything in the book to start a family, and nothing works. Then you have people getting pregnant just to get the tax credit, or even worse, getting pregnant and having an abortion. Why do things work out like this?

Sorry about the venting, there are a lot of things bugging me right now. This is just a fraction. So here is to the world flipping, and for people soon getting what they truly TRULY deserve.