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Thanks soontobeconsi! I am trying to stay strong. As Torrey put it this morning on the phone, 3 days down!

Anyhoo. I decided to get back on the workout bandwagon in Jan. I have been aiming for 4 days a week of workouts: cardio, kickboxing and yoga classes and of course my fave weightlifting. I have lost 4 lbs already although my main goal is to just tone up. So hopefully by the time Torrey gets back Ill be one buff gal. My weakness now: girl scout cookies. I just had to get some the other day!

Now the weather needs to change soon so I can start my tan! I hate the fake tans, but luckily tan so easily. When is it gonna stop raining?

And of course when you are looking for something specific you can never find it! I am on a mad hunt for a gold/cream dress/outfit for the rehersal dinner. I know it is early but it is sorta fun looking for it! LOL.

Alright well I guess I'm signing off for the night.
I'm Marrying a Coastie!
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Hi calohigirl,

I wanted to stop by and welcome you to the world of journaling. It looks like your wedding plans are really starting to come together! And I'm sorry to hear about your FI's deployment. I know that's got to be rough, but as others have already said, we're all here to support you.

I also wanted to mention that my FI and I don't live together, either, for similar reasons to what you stated. But it seems like relationships have gotten so complicated and variable in our modern-day society that, like dizzy_girl, I try not to judge. I should add that I think there are actually quite a few others on BI who are not cohabiting, so you're definitely not alone. And don't let anyone make you feel like an outcast for not living together before you're married; the important thing is that you've made the right decision for the two of you.

And thanks for mentioning The Five Love Languages! I've heard a lot of great things about it, and I've been meaning to read it for a while now; maybe this will give me the push I need to finally pick up a copy!

Happy planning, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your journal!
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Thanks! Definitely read it! It is a great read. Torrey is already almost done with the book! I hope to read it over and over again for years to come!
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Ok so today's update...

I am getting sick so I stayed home from clinical! Now I feel almost as worst as I did this morning. Bummer.

I bought 3 photo albums for my BMs yesterday at Ross...I paid like $7 for all 3! They're beach tote is really coming together, however I still need to find a cheap tote. I want it to be monogrammed as well. I found some on ebay so I'll keep searching. I certainly do not want to spend a fortune on them.

I missed Torrey's phone call this morning :( I didn't get to it in time. Hopefully he will be able to call again this evening. He did send me some encouraging emails though I love that man...he has the best way with words and yes, he writes me old fashion love letters! Hopefully it doesn't take too long from Kuwait!!!

SO, I got offered a job! But not what I wanted. For there being a nursing shortage they sure don't act like they really want to hire you. I have been getting all kinds of grief about taking a little over 2 weeks off for our wedding (I mean seriously, this only happens once). I really don't want to have to delay starting to work until after the wedding, I don't want to lose all my skills. ARGGGGGHHHH! And the shift offered was night shift. So the double icks don't really make me want to take it. However, another hospital called today and I hopefully will have two more interviews next week. maybe they'll be a little more understanding about the wedding and maybe I can work days (works so much better
when I will be in school and working in the Fall).

I still need to hassle my mom to finalize the chair cover people. She is so hard to get kick started sometimes, I just don't understand it. I know, I know, I could do it myself but she gets mad when I pay the deposit checks b/c she wants it all coming from her and my dad. But still thankful for this wonderful gift they are giving Torrey and I.

Next week my bro goes back to school at Dartmouth so he has to be fitted next week. I know so soon, but he wont be back before the wedding and I DO NOT trust him on his own. PLus I have to go in to change the tux colors. I am so iffy on this one. Torrey in yellow but should the GM wear a coordinating color to the BMs or white? I am so puzzled!!!!

I found this cute site today (customizedgirl.com) for customizing a shirt. I really want a white tank for the getting ready before the wedding but I want something original as well. I designed a white tank with gold writing(one of our wedding colors) that read's "Torrey's Girl" with our date underneath and a fuschia heart to the left. How cute! It is only 17$ which I figured is a good deal. Who knows. I havent seen any cute iron ons I would want to use.

Anyways, I guess that is it for now.

For next week:
1)order invites
2)play around with google/bio map thing for directions
3)do 4 night shifts at the hospital
4)two interviews
5)scope out Joann fabrics for ribbon for favors.

YIKES!
I'm Marrying a Coastie!
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Wow! You're keeping busy for sure! I read that you are searching for a RD dress...not sure how you feel about online shopping, but www.bluefly.com has some cute dresses in gold and ivory. I was looking online at Nordstrom as well and they had some cute dresses in the "cocktail dress" section. Not sure if you are going for dressy or casual, but I am sure you'll find something super cute!

Good luck to you in the job search. I'll be doing that once I land in SD in June. Not looking forward to it...   Take care!

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Thanks girl! i think I did find a lot at nordstrom online but they dont have it when I go there! I want to try it on. I still need to check the nordies at fashion they seem to have everything. thanks for the link I will take a look!
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Alright so it had been 2 days now since I heard from FI!!! I know he is alright but I still am worried. I missed his phone call early Thursday morning and he said he would call back that day and still no word. ARRRRGHHH. Sometimes I hate the military. They make us poor women worry too much!
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Ginna, regarding RD dresses, I am planning on taking a trip to the Fashion District in LA for them. Unlike your buff little self - it is a little harder for me to find something cute.

I really want you to find the right job for you. Don't stress over invites and the lot, that is one day. Finding the right job can take time. You need to find a job that understands you will be a Navy wife, with all the plus's and minus's, VERY SOON! I am so lucky that mine is so supportive of my wedding! So much so I really wish I could invite the whole lot!

You got the bentley! I am jealous! I still don't know what we should do. I am leaning toward a convertible..... Know where I can rent a Viper convertible? It has meaning for us.

Anyways keep it up. And keep your chin up!

BTW: Torrey isn't wearing his uniform? That would have been cool. I wish Chad was still in - he would so be in his uniform! I think they are so sexy.... Maybe it is just me....

Erika Lowery and Chad Stevens
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It will be 5 months tomorrow!
Can you belive it?????

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Hey girl thanks...actually Torrey is in the coast guard so his dress is all white. Photographers have told us it doesnt look good - white on white that is! And I really feel like I fell in love with the man not the coastie so I would rather him wear a tux! He does look hella sexy in that thing though! I think his camos better though!

Funny girl, I may take a trip up to LA too...I have a friend who lives in Redondo...I just can't find what I am looking for here.

I actually have two interviews next week with a job that has day shifts available, yay! I am hoping it goes well...it is only like 5 minutes from where Torrey and I will live. I dont mind starting after the wedding now but would much rather work days with going to school and all since I will be full time school and full time work.

Thanks girl...we should try to get together....I may not be able to go to the GTG since I may have to work the night shift before hand.

Im sure you could find somewhere to rent. I wonder if places like hertz would do that??? No se.
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