Monday, April 14, 2014

A Couple of Months...

...until I get to wear a big white dress.
...until my friends dress alike.
...until my dad sees me and my sisters for the first time in our attire.
...until my best friend carries an extra bouquet.
...until I read from a piece of paper.
...until Zach and I go half the day without seeing each other.
...until I become a Mrs.
...until Zach and I say "I Do".

Just 2 MONTHS until the big day!
2 months!!!
I'm so stinkin' excited!!

I haven't done one in awhile, so I'm going to leave you with a list of wedding to-dos we've completed and to-dos that need done.

Here's what we've finished:
-DATE!
-Bridal Party
-Have an "engagement party
-Venues
-Flowers
-Officiant
-DJ
-Pre marriage classes
-Catering
-Photographer
-Wedding dress
-Bridesmaid dresses
-Engagement photos
-Save the dates
-Guest list
-Registries
-Website
-Invitations (we've already received a lot of RSVPs!)
-Honeymoon
-Cake (you'll never guess where it's coming from)
-Rehearsal dinner (Marion's!)
-Men's formalwear
-Chairs for ceremony
-Linens for reception
-Wedding rings (we have Zach's and mine's been shipped!)
-Bridal shower (I need to blog about this)

This is what we have left to do before the end of May:
-Buy wedding party gifts
-Buy under the dress essentials and shoes
-Plan wedding day transportation
-Send shower thank-you notes
-Write/finalize wedding vows
-Get a guestbook
-Have hair trial
-Ceremony programs
-Finalize ceremony details
-Get marriage license (!!!!!)
-Create weekend timeline

You guys. 
I feel like this is a dream. 
I can't believe Zach and I will be HUSBAND AND WIFE.

Ahhh!!!! :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's my birthday, I can blog if I want to!

Every year on my birthday, that song always plays in my head once I wake up, and I always change "party" to "birthday", and "cry" to whatever I'm doing.

Since I've been MIA, for a month, and it's my 28th birthday, I thought I would make a list of 28 things of the goings on around here. 
1. I had a 3 day weekend this past weekend, and it was quite enjoyable!
2. Yesterday was my bridal shower, and we got so much stuff! My family and friends laughed at me when I got excited about the littlest things. We got a vacuum and I about flipped a lid, I was so excited!
Sabrina and I

3. Our apartment looks more like a home instead of a storage unit, now that we got more pictures on the wall, and a shelf big enough to unpack our DVDs.

4. Sebastian loves watching the birds out our balcony door. He sometimes gets so excited that he runs towards the door to try and get the birds and he runs into the door. My poor kitty is going to get dain bramage.
5. We only have 68 days until our wedding!!
6. Last week we sent out invitations!
7. Zach's birthday was last month and we celebrated with a tye dye cake and friends.

8. We also celebrated our friend's birthday that same week.
9. I received my first birthday card this year from Zach's mom and stepdad.
10. My sister is letting me borrow her book, The Fault In Our Stars. I'm not finished with it, but it seems to be good. She keeps asking me how far I've gotten, and I really haven't got that far on it.

11. Zach gave me one of my presents early and it's already half burned. 

12. We received our first wedding present last week, and I can't wait to bust them out!

13. My birthday coupons have started rolling in and I can't wait to use them!
14. Tomorrow is my friend's birthday and we're going on a double date with her and her husband to celebrate our birthdays!
15. All of the important things are booked and taken care of for the wedding and now I'm just excited for it to get here.
16. Zach also got me seasons 4 and 5 of The Big Bang Theory and I can't wait to watch them!
17. My friend Sabrina agreed to do my hair and my bridesmaids' hair for the wedding!!
18. I've been on this scary movie kick, and I just bought Scream 2 and Scream 3, and I want to get the first one along with other scary movies. (I know the Scream series isn't all that scary, but I like them.)
19. Another one of our friends said she would marry us on our wedding day!
20. My mom and I booked our wedding cake. We're doing cupcakes and it will only cost $140!
21. Zach says I'm 21 with 7 years experience.
22. We received 2 RSVPs this weekend!

23. I've been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls and am halfway through season 5. 
24. I can't wait to start calling Zach my husband. FiancĂ© is a weird word.
25. We ordered Zach's wedding ring and it came in the other day. Hopefully we'll be able to order mine this week!
26. I'm considering getting a new phone when my contract is up. I have an iPhone 4s and I'm considering the Samsung Galaxy S4 (or S5 depending on price). Thoughts?
27. I found this on Google and considered putting it on Facebook, but I probably won't. It is funny though!

28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Meet Sebastian!

I have to be honest.

I haven't had any motivation to blog in the last couple of weeks, for a few reasons.
1. Work. We currently only have 2 managers with keys, which means we're both working maximum hours and sometimes open to close, and 6 days a week. Our third manager is being trained and will have her keys in a couple weeks. I'm just so tired when I come home from work, and I just want to go to bed, or lay on the couch doing nothing.

2. The apartment. As you know, Zach and I moved in together a couple of weeks ago, and we're still slowly unpacking those miscellaneous boxes, while constantly running to the store for something we don't have but need for the apartment. Right now, all of my movies are in a box in the living room because we don't have a shelf for them. And we're still adjusting to living together. So far it's going well, but it's only been 2 weeks...

Fortunately, when our third manager gets her keys, my work schedule is going to slow down, and I will have more free time, so hopefully you'll see more posts from me!

Until then, meet Sebastian!
Zach and I adopted him shortly after we moved in and he is the sweetest kitty. He doesn't like to be held, but he loves attention! He's very talkative and loves cat toys. And he's only 9 months old.

You can see more pictures of Sebastian on Instagram! My username is @jjessicar!
Or you can read about my random thoughts on Twitter! My handle is @jjessicarb!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

All Moved In!!

Zach and I are all moved in!! YAY!!
We moved on Saturday and got most of our stuff unpacked by Sunday evening.
Saturday afternoon our apartment looked like this:

We had both left some things at our parents' houses so we made a trip Saturday evening to each one to get what we left. I would have waited until Sunday to get mine, but it was all my bathroom stuff, and I really didn't want to wait to brush my teeth. 

Sunday, Zach and I spent a lot of our morning unpacking and such, before dinner with my family for my brother's birthday. 
Before we left, our apartment looked like this:

It's actually a really nice apartment. And for the two of us, it's definitely enough space!

Last night we got our internet hooked up and since I'm off tomorrow, I plan on catching up on blogging and blog reading. And telling you all about the move!
I miss you all! I want to know what you've been up to the last couple of weeks!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just Checking In

Good morning my lovely readers! I'm sorry I've been MIA lately, but all my spare time the last few weeks have been devoted to packing because Zach and I are MOVING THIS WEEKEND!! I'm so stinkin' excited!! I have a lot left to pack, but I'm sure it'll get done.

I just wanted to pop in and tell I'm still here, just really busy. Hopefully the next time I post will be in our new apartment!!!

Happy Monday! And look what the cold left on my car this morning.