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Wow, it looks like you're totally on top of everything! Congratulations, you're almost there!

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I was a little nervous about my shower/bachelorette party with my friends.  The theme for the shower was "in the bedroom" and after the shower we were going to Lips.  Now, I am a pretty private person, and I really hate being in front of people as the center of attention, so this really didn't sound like my style at all!  But I tried to have a good attitude about it and be a good sport, and even though I was embarrassed about some things, and I had to go onstage at Lips, I guess it wasn't too bad.  I ended up having fun.  Here is a pic of all of us at Lips:

My BM made me a very cute veil with purple flowers because I told her I didn't want anything crude or sexual on it.  Lips was a very interesting place.  I must say that you forget that the performers and wait staff are men!  We kept talking about our waitress and using "she" for all the people, so it's kind of impressive.  One of my friends said that it wasn't fair that these guys looked hotter than her!

A week later I had a traditional bridal shower with my family and family friends.  There were about 25 people there, and it was really neat.  My cousins are all starting to have kids, so there were babies and kids everywhere!  I had a great time, and I think everyone else had fun too.  It was all decorated in purple, and our hostesses made an awesome spread of food.  My mom's friend made the cake, and it was the cutest thing ever!  I don't have a side shot of it yet, but I'll post it when I get it.  Here is is from the front:


We had FI come back toward the end to pick me up and say hi to everyone, which I thought was really nice.  He doesn't get to be involved in all this, and he's been kind of bummed out that he doesn't get to open any of our gifts, so I was glad we could include him.  Plus, everyone loves him, and they don't get to see him that often because of his work schedule, so it worked out well.  Here are some pictures!

Everyone working on their bingo cards, and kids everywhere!

My FG told my mom a few weeks ago that she would help me open all my presents .

Us with our FG, the food, and the cake.

I was actually really sad when it was over.  It's something that you only get to do once in your life, and I had been really looking forward to it, and I had so much fun, so I was really, really sad to see it end.  It was a weird emotion day for me, I guess.  At my first shower, when my friend began to make my rehearsal bouquet out of the ribbons and, I couldn't believe it was actually my turn to do all this stuff.  I'd seen a few of my friends go through it and had been there for them, but it's a strange and amazing feeling when it's your turn, and all the traditions you've been a part of for so long are now for you.  It was so much fun, and I'm thrilled with the whole experience!

Thanks for listening!

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woman, your journal exploded today.

you are RIGHT on top of things! and honestly, if you need any help, let me know. it's my spring break the week before your wedding so i'm TOTALLY available!! just let me know!!!

looks like you had fun at Lips! i love that place, and the servers are just so fun!!! looks like your bridal shower was a hit, too!

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congrats on being so close! i just stopped in to sneak a peek at your journal! dont know how you are staying sane through the last minute details! im scared for myself just reading! LOL. But congrats these final weeks must be so exciting!!! :)
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Blossom, mars, and calohigirl, thanks for stopping by!  Mars, thanks for the offer - I may just take you up on that.  Calohigirl, welcome to my journal!  I think that being organized beforehand is really helping me stay calm.  I also have an incredibly involved and supportive FI who takes over for me when I get too stressed out with work or the planning.

I have some great news!  FI just got a new job!   For the entire 2 years that we've been together, he's worked 12 1/2 hour days, 5 days off, 5 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, which also included every other weekend.  Also, every 3 months they would switch to nights.  It's a crazy and difficult schedule, but now he's going to work for a school and our schedules will be very similar!!!!!!  I can't even imagine how much more time we'll have together and how wonderful things are going to be.  He'll either start the week before the wedding, then have Spring Break off, or he'll start right after Spring Break.  What a perfect new way to start our ife together! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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aww, yay for FI! tell him his roomies said "congrats!"
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Wow!  Your wedding is coming up so soon!  Seems like you've got everything in order!  Your shower was super cute (I've seen a cake like that before, and I want one too!), and congrats to your FI on the new job!  Keep smiling & drink some chamomile tea to calm down & de-stress, although you seem to be doing FABULOUS!  2 weeks....
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YAY for your FI's job! that is awesome. I hear ya on wanting to be on the same schedule. Now it will be much easier just to spend time together!! Your bridal shower and bachlorette party looked like a lot of fun. That cake for your shower was really cool. Good luck with these last two weeks!

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Kristen-
Tell FI congrats on the new job for me.
Good luck on the upcoming weeks. Let me know if John and I can do anything for you guys (well after my Dad gets married on Saturday cuz I'm a little busy this week).

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Hi everyone!  Thanks for all the kind words and encouraging thoughts.  We're about 2 weeks away!

Here are a few pics of my hair trial with Linze.  I love the curls and the back, but I did ask her to bring the whole thing forward a little bit, more on the top of my head  I also tried my dress on to get the full effect, so I have a picture with the dress and veil too.  Lots of fun!

 

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