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I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Second Entry

Alright... I am currently sitting in a Wendy's taking full advantage of their WiFi. I am seriously exhausted. I was up after 1:00 a.m. this morning. I also managed to sleep in incredibly late this morning. I didn't get up until 7:20 a.m. And I have to be to work at 8:00 a.m. I made it on time, thankfully. But I probably looked horrible. Oh well... Life goes on.

Brian and I are currently deciding on starting our own business for web design. It will be called Briamy. We have been brainstorming for the logo and site colors this evening. I'm incredibly excited for this opportunity. I believe Brian and I will be very successful with this. We'll be whipping up some business cards and getting our name out there as soon as we can. Obviously, the wedding plans come first...

Speaking of... There are only 126 days until we wed. How fantastic is that?

I'm trying to get this blog off the ground. I've had several other blogs... And I guess after time I just end up losing interest. Not in blogging... But I lack motivation to type or I simply just don't have the time. I've been pondering life a lot lately and I seem very relaxed. Kind of "coasting" through, you could say. (Go ahead, say it...) I'm just sitting back, making mental wedding plans and crossing off items from my mental wedding checklist. And I guess since I've had a lot of time to read lately, I could split time between the two and blog a bit. So, I will definitely try to keep this one going and try to blog at least once a week.

This weekend I will be getting new tires. And oh by gosh by golly, I needed them. Brian, Robert (my "brudder"), and I were headed to GR last weekend to pick out tuxes. Robert decided to come along since he didn't know where the tux place was. Also, he figured he'd just get fitted then. Get it done and over with, I guess. (I also promised him a trip to Best Buy.*wink*) We got about 5 miles from Brian's house when we decided to turn back. My back tires are so far gone that I was fishtailing constantly. Even at 30 mph. So, we headed back to Brian's house when I could finely turn around safely. The three of us ended up taking Brian's truck. It was a tight fit, but we had a lot of fun. I am so happy that Brian and Robert struck up a friendship. My two best friends have become friends. And it's not awkward at all when the three of us are together. Not to mention, Robert has us laughing our booties off constantly.

And with that happy note, I think I will end this blog.


I have also decided that at the end of each blog I will post a picture. And if it is one of my favorite pictures, I'll give a description.
This picture was taken at the Warren Dunes State Park where Brian proposed to me. I thought it was a very majestic a peaceful picture. I recently took a photoshop "class" with Brian. And I have added a few minor changes.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Entry

Well, I'm sitting here at Brian's house wondering about a lot of things. I have about 127 days until Brian and I wed. We've been talking a lot about our honeymoon. And we are both unsure of what we'd like to do and where we'd like to go. We've been talking a lot about going to Mount Rushmore. And Brian suggested we go on an Alaskan cruise. So, we've been looking at cruiselines and pricing information online. I'd really love to go on a cruise like that.

I got my dress months ago. And it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago I got my wedding shoes. I'll soon be going in for a fitting to have my seamstress make a few adjustments and alterations. I haven't turned into a "Bridezilla," nor do I think I will. I've been very relaxed throughout this whole engagement. And I think that I've been spacing out the decisions very well. I'm only down to a couple of larger purchases. And hopefully it will be smooth sailing until a few weeks before when I have to start finalizing the smaller things. I don't really want to spend a lot or go for the "glamorous" look for the wedding. To be honest, I waited long enough for the engagement, and I truly just want to hurry up and just be married already. (Sigh...) I do plan on tanning, though. My legs are so pale that I'm almost transluscent. And I plan on getting my fingernails done for the special event. I can already make my toes look like they were professionally done. I don't even really plan on having my hair done, either. My hair will be about two and a half feet by then. It's pretty much going to be my veil. So, I plan on getting my hair trimmed once before the wedding and just having it straight on the "big day."

I used Zazzle to make the invitations, R.S.V.P. cards, and the registry cards. I still need to buy postage and I have yet to find any smaller, nice looking envelopes that I could use for the R.S.V.P. cards. Hopefully a trip to GR in the near future will solve that issue. But I plan to hopefully have the invitations out by the middle of next month.

I still need to pick the wedding music - if we decide to have dancing at the wedding. Maybe I just lack the motivation, I'm not sure. But if we do dance, I plan on dancing with Brian to "Forget Modern Nature" by Sondre Lerche. He is absolutely amazing. (He did all of the music for the movie Dan in Real Life.)

I've been doing a lot of reading lately. And I've also been buying a lot of books. Right now I am reading the fourth Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn. On the side I'm also reading Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun (the first Twilight book re-written in Edwards perspective that someone leaked on the internet before it was finished - Stephanie has said she will never finish it.) Also, I started reading Rutka's Notebook. She has been dubbed the "Polish Anne Frank." If you want a serious, interesting, and noble read. You should definitely read it.

Well, how was this for the first entry? Did I pass?