Monday, February 28, 2011

Said Yes to a Dress!

Yup, that's right - I bought a wedding dress! Last night I went looking to see what kind of dresses are out there with my mom, dad, and maid of honor. I never expected to actually purchase a dress, but once I tried it on, I knew it was it.

Well, I can't say I knew right away. You know in the show, "Say Yes to the Dress", well whenever someone finds their dress they usually get a feeling right away and the tears start pouring. Not this girl! I was confused about it at first and ended up taking it off to try something else. The next dress just didn't compare. My bridal consultant asked me one question though and from there, I knew that the dress I was at first confused about was it. The question: how do you want to look on your wedding day?

My vision for this wedding is romance. I want it to be romantic and fun so I went for the more romantic dress that I knew I could really dance in.

I wish I could show you all the dress, but you'll have to wait until October 2012!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pregnant?

Everyone thinks so...

I started getting a little dizzy a couple days ago {and still am} and had to pee a lot. Only thing is though, my ears have been hurting {was sick} and therefore I'm pretty sure I was drinking more water than normal. I think that's two excuses to the two reasons. Thank God.

Don't get me wrong, I want to be pregnant one day. Just not now.

1. We're not married. In my family, that's a big no - no.
2. We are so financially unprepared its sick.
3. I know that if I was pregnant, it would push Mister towards doing something that I know he doesn't want to do... reup.

Biggest reason of all: I did some math {because I'm weird like that} and if I were pregnant then that would mean Mister would be deployed before the baby would be born. Now I know that happens all the time in the military, but that would break my mans heart. And mine. I'm sure we have nothing to worry about though. Although we didn't use protection... and my birth control did get messed up... oh crap.. lol.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Weekend in California

This past weekend I flew to California to spend time with my love. It was amazing! One of my favorite places we visited was San Clemente. The beach is gorgeous! Instead of me blabbing about my weekend and all that I saw, I figured I'd just show you...

We went to the beach in San Clemente..



While at the beach we were surrounded by...



We went to the San Diego Safari...






Can't forget these guys..




We also ended up visiting Misters grandpa in Escondido and made a trip to see his grandma who lives in a nursing home. Both were lovely people! His grandma even gave me a Marine teddy bear :)

While in California, I also got to see Mister's base and his barracks. It's all very different than what I expected! I loved everything so much though, that we are now talking about me moving out there for a few months before he deploys. I will have to get my schooling in order and make sure I can take online classes, but if everything goes smoothly, it looks like we'll be getting married in a couple months and I'll be on my way to Cali!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If Not Now, Then Never.

I'm one of those people that when an opportunity comes my way, I tend to back off because I get scared. You could call it fear of failure. The thing I've come to realize though (especially with my career) is that if I don't try, I will never succeed.

In the last week, I've booked three photo shoots. One engagement, one newborn, and one pregnancy shoot. I have ideas for all of them, but since I'm still learning so much, I am worried they won't turn out right. I won't meet peoples expectations. Practice makes you better though and so reading articles and practicing is what I'm doing. Luckily, one of my clients is taking off the edge by calling it a practice shoot. Gosh, I love her :)

Check out my pictures here: click

Friday, February 11, 2011

*Cough*

Have you been hearing that noise lately? *cough* *cough*

Well that's been me. I've been sick for the past week and am now just starting to feel better {thank goodness}. Being sick has set me back a lot in school. I only missed one day, but as far as reading goes... well, it didn't. I figure I can catch up on the plane ride to Cali {yay me!}.

I have done a lot more wedding planning however {funny how you can be too sick to study, but not too sick to look up things for your wedding day}. We think we found the church for our small first wedding. It's a cute little white one. Check it out:


Golden Valley Historical Church
 Sweet right? Want to know what's even sweeter.. it's only $350 and we get to have whoever we want to marry us {Mister already knows someone that he's close with}. As far as the inside of the church goes, it doesnt look like it's anything special, but with simple but elegant decorations, I think we can really make it our own. Besides, it's not about what the place looks like, it's the fact that we're getting married that counts! I'm still looking for places for our renewal with all of our friends and family, but no such luck yet. Things are so gosh darn expensive these days. My search will just have to continue!

I had originally planned on going to a nearby wedding dress store with my mom to try on a pretty expensive dress, but than I came to the conclusion that spending $1500 was too much for this little chicka to be spending. So I did a little bit more looking and came across a stunning dress by Allure that's around $750. That's $800 dollars that I'll be saving myself! My mom and I fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. I'm going to try it on tomorrow {hopefully}!

Speaking of tomorrow, my mom and I are planning on doing some more wedding shopping. My mom had stopped by a craft store and found some nice material that we could use for favor bags. I'm probably crazy for making them, but I'm going to recruit some help so hopefully it won't be too bad. It's saving me money, which is important. I already told Mister that he's very lucky he's not here... otherwise he'd be making bags until his hands went numb =) He laughed.

It's officially past my bedtime and I'm in much need of sleep. I have a full day tomorrow and I need to get my beauty rest. Sweet dreams bloggy land.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Incase You're Interested..

Take a peek at these: CLICK ME

All done by me! Any feedback would be wonderful.

Tattoo Number Dos!

I've had the itch to get a tattoo ever since I got my first one almost three years ago. When it comes to tattoos, I think the best ones are those that have meaning which is the only kind that I would ever get. If I didn't, I would probably regret them later down the road.


When I arrive to Cali, Mister and I are looking into getting matching tattoos. We wanted something that meant a lot to us and had meaning behind it. We came up with this:



Symbol for love in Japanese

Mister and I met while he was stationed in Japan. It's where he was while we first fell in love.
I think it's the perfect next tattoo!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ticket to Heaven

I'm suppose to be in class right now, but I decided to skip it. I needed a break. I had a test earlier this morning as well as tests the past two days. I figure after staying up until one in the morning, that I deserve to just rest before I go to work today. So that's exactly what I'm doing by catching up on blogs.

Some exciting news that happened yesterday: I bought my plane ticket and leave for Cali in two weeks! Gosh I can't wait! The plane ticket was a lot more than I wanted to pay, but thankfully Mister is chipping in and well, lets face it - the money is well spent! I'm not sure how much time we'll be able to have to talk once March hits because its going to be a very active month for the both of us so our weekend together is coming at a perfect time.

Things we plan on doing while I'm in Cali:



Going to the San Diego Wild Animal Park! I cannot wait! I plan on brining my camera and getting some really great shots.


Hiking up a hill to watch sunrise/sunset. When I looked up pictures of Escondido, one thing I noticed was some areas have some really great views from the hills. So we plan on taking a early morning or early afternoon hike so that we can watch the sunrise/sunset.


Checking out his base. I've never been on a military base and I think it would be kind of cool to see where he works and lives. It might help me see his day to day life a little better even while we're thousands of miles away.

What I'm excited about the most though is cuddling, holding his hand, kissing those lips, and staring into those beautiful eyes of his. EEEeeeek!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentines Day Ideas

Mister is planning on helping to fly me to California so that I can be with him the weekend after Valentines Day. I usually hate this day, but since he's been in my life, it's been given a lot more credit than it has in the past. I've been thinking a lot about what I should give him for "love day". I was going to have a photoshoot done and have it made into a calander, but that didn't end up working out. So now I'm left giftless.

Any ideas for what I can get the boy? Do you all have special plans?
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