Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things I'm Lovin!

I know it's been awhile and I really don't have many Things I'm Lovin but I have a new obsession this week that I just had to share! Let me start by saying that I usually don't have Derek buy me any Lean Cuisines on his week to buy groceries (we take turns) because I am really picky on which ones I like. Well this week he ended up having one of my lean pockets because we had nothing to take for lunch so I told him no problem but to grab some more at the store. I wasn't too nervous because I told him just to get some Lean Pockets because I haven't had a kind I didn't like. Well I guess they came out with a new kind since I went to the store last week and I am so glad Derek got some. I am obsessed

They are 280 calories which isn't bad because I usually just have 1 of these and some Sun Chips for lunch. This one just tastes like a cheesy pretzel and it is sssoooo good. Had one yesterday and today (Derek wasn't too happy that I didn't let him have one)

Not only am I trying to plan our wedding but I have also been buying stuff for our honeymoon! I have already gotten 1 swim suit in the mail and have my eye on 3 more at Target. I love this one from Target because it's reversible! How can I not buy it? It's like buying 1 and getting 1 FREE!
(no picture because I can't find out)

Ok I feel like a fat kid for having 2 food related Things I'm Lovin but atleast their healthy! My sister had us try Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and it might be my new favorite dessert. I had no idea I was going to walk into dessert heaven...

First you get to pick your flavor (or 2 or 3 or 10) of yogurt and if that doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth alone, you can walk on over to the candy BUFFET and choose as many toppings as you want on your yogurt (keep in mind that the cost is based on weight). Derek absolutely loved his and I loved mine until I got to my tart vanilla. I didn't see regular vanilla so I thought that was it. Wrong. It was disgusting. Derek said he saw regular vanilla but didn't know I was looking for it. That just gives me an excuse to go back!

Lastly, I am loving my workout essentials. Pandora Radio because I don't like to pay for music on my phone and my arm band Derek's grandma got me for Christmas. I am completely worthless when I try to workout without these.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Check Check Check

I'm a week early on my monthly wedding blog but I have officially had a VERY productive wedding related month. I was off last week so I attempted to make the centerpiecs I wanted to do. After 2 tries, I have give up. I will post a picture because I am 99% sure I am not going to be doing this anymore. They look easy but they were HARD. Or maybe it's just because I don't have a crafty bone in my body.

So my wonderful sister Amber has come up with a new centerpiece that we are going to attempt this weekend. I am doing 2 different centerpieces but the other ones are for sure and they are pretty easy (even for me).

Tonight was probably the biggest wedding day so far. I ordered the invites AND flower girl dresses!! I don't want to ruin the surprise for those of you who are getting invites (who am I kidding? The only people that read this blog are family and friends so you ALL will be getting invites i'm sure). But I will show you the dresses our 3 adorable flower girls will be wearing.

Earlier this month I finally decided on bridesmaids dresses and all the girls have ordered them! Again, i'm not going to show you a pic but I will tell you it's one of the 4 below. I liked all 4 of them but loved the one I went with.

Groomsmen tuxes have not been ordered but I called the tux place and they said that when we go to Manhattan the end of February, we can order them then and that gives them plenty of time to get them all in.

We officially have an organist to play at the ceremony

Linens are still on my to do list. I just heard today that the college rents linens out so I need to call them and see about chair covers and napkins.

We have appts set up at the end of February with our cake lady (which I still have no idea what I want the cake to look like), pastor, and flower lady. That means I have to know exactly what I want for centerpieces before we meet with her again.

Also in February I will be taking my dress in to get altered. I need to find shoes before that appt!

My list for the next month:

  • Centerpieces (I am so ready to cross this off my list)
  • Buy my shoes

  • Toasting flutes

  • Cake serving set

  • Ring bands

  • Tuxes

  • Linens

  • Mail out invites!

Yay for a productive January. Now lets hope I can keep this up. 3 more months!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


This past weekend I flew to DC with my nanny family. The dad isn't able to go to DC til tomorrow so my nanny mom paid for me to fly to DC with her, the twins, and their older brother (who is 3). Instead of turning around and flying back home, I stayed 2 nights with my friend Melanie from high school. The twins did SO good on the plane. 1 sat beside me in his car seat and the other sat on my lap. They both fell asleep 10 min after take off and slept the entire flight. I was shocked!
We got into DC around 5:00pm DC time. After helping my nanny family get through the airport and to their ride (they are staying a week with my nanny mom's family), Melanie picked me up and we headed back to her place. She lives in Alexandria, VA which is about 20 min. from DC and her apt. was SO cute. We decided to order in Chinese and stay in that night.

Sunday we drove around and did some sight seeing. It was really cold out so we mostly drove around but we did walk around the white house and 1 art museum. We then met her friend for mimosa's and lunch which turned into drinking and watching football all day. That night we went to a little karaoke bar and had a blast singing in our own private room.

Melanie headed to work Monday morning and I spent the day recovering from the day/night before. I got a taxi around 2:30 that took me to the airport and I survived my first plane ride by myself. I had a great time in DC and the people there were SO nice but I was glad to see Derek and the dogs waiting for me at the airport.

Now I have been enjoying my week off and catching up on wedding stuff (that's a whole new post that I will get too soon). Elsie got fixed yesterday so we have been cuddling lots. She is almost back to her normal self today. Glad I made it to the gym, grocery store, and Wal Mart. It just started snowing here and we are supposed to be getting around 6 in. so I'm sure I'll be staying in tomorrow. Here are some pics of Elsie's haircut last week and the dogs in the snow. They like running and playing in the snow for about 2 min. then their feet get cold and we have to go carry them inside. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bring on 2011!

Derek and I spent New Years Eve at home, eating, drinking, and relaxing. We thought about going out in KC or going to Manhattan but we decided we didn't want to spend the money or freeze so we stayed in and brought in the new year just the two of us...and Elsie and Zoe :)

We ran a couple errands Saturday day and had lunch with my sister and then continued to do nothing. Derek's parents came Saturday night so Derek and his dad could go to the Chiefs game on Sunday and his mom brought Bierocks for dinner. Cabbage is supposed to be good luck and we need all the luck we can get this year. This year is probably going to be the biggest year EVER for the 2 of us. We will be getting married, I will start a new job after the wedding (no idea what that will be yet), and we HOPE to buy a house and start a family! I am ssooo excited for all of these things!

As far as resolutions go, we didn't really set any. There's always the lose weight and get in shape but we've have been working on this for months. I am going to watch what I eat more but that's more for the wedding then for a resolution. I just want to be a good fiance/wife, friend, sister, aunt, daughter, etc and just really enjoy this year and all the new things that come with it. BRING ON 2011!!!!