Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cool Change...I hope

So I cant give away too much information about the change that I am talking about because things have not been finalized...but there is about to be some changes happening at work that will turn out to be in my favor...I hope! :)

The past few weeks at work have been CRAZY!! Two of my co-workers, who have been at my branch for 3 and a half years, both got promotions and will be leaving the branch to move onto bigger and better things...ABM!! (Assistant Branch Managers!!) Yay for Philip and Matt!! The bad news work load just became an overload!! I am trying to look at it as a time of endless opportunities and a learning situation but things have been super stressful. I know it will take some time, but eventually it will all work out! (Keep your fingers crossed and I will update you on the situation ASAP...) :)

On another note, John is on cloud 9 right now!! For the first time in two years, he is fishing!! Since moving to Richmond he has basically put his favorite hobbies on the back burner. He cant go hunting because he doesn't have any place to go and he hasn't been able to go fishing because he hasn't had time to work on his boat. These past few weekends, John has been working for hours to get his boat in "fishing" condition and he has finally finished! He got up really early this morning, packed lunch, put Buddy in the car, and headed to pick up his friend Oliver for their day of fishing on the James River! I have talked with him twice today and he is having a ball!! Buddy isn't very fond of the boat but John has been sending me picture text messages of Buddy sleeping and hanging out and he looks like he is in paradise! Ha!

I am so happy John was able to get out and do what he loves to do! :)

47 more days till I am reunited with Haley and all of her bridesmaids in Nashville, TN for her BACHELORETTE WEEKEND!!! SOO excited!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Let the Wedding Festivities Begin...(in 2 months) :)

Ok, so I know that none of the events I am going to tell you about start until April 16th but technically, for me, the planning has already started! I have been trying to get my schedule of PTO (paid-time-off) days ready for my boss at work. This might seem like an easy process for some, but for me, living 15 hours from home makes planning for all of these bachelorette parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and weddings a little difficult. I only get 15 days a year of PTO at work. All of my co-workers make fun of me for all of the weddings/etc. this spring and summer and they call my PTO, WTO (weddings-time-off)! Ha!

I finally got my days off approved yesterday so now I have to book all of my plane tickets! Its going to cost a pretty penny but thankfully I have the best mom in the world and she is going to pay for my flights home!!! (AWESOME I know! )

The trips begin on April 16th when I board a plane and head to Nashville, TN for Haley Wiggins bachelorette weekend!! I am SO excited for many reasons! One being that we get to celebrate Haley getting married...and another reason being that this will be the first time to see my friends since Christmas (and some of my friends that I havent seen since September!!!) The next event I have is the following weekend in Memphis for Caroline Pugh's shower! Then, the next weekend is immediately after that for Caroline Pugh's bachelorette party!! Then, on the first weekend in May, John and I are headed BACK to Memphis for Patrick Jones and Kerra Rogers wedding!! (John is a groomsmen in the wedding.) Yes, I know...that is FOUR weekends in a row!! I am so excited!!! Then, we have a bit of a break inbetween events. The next one is on May 21st for Caroline Pugh and Jeremy Plyer's wedding in Memphis!! I am SO excited to be a part of this special day! This has been a long time coming for them! They have dated for about 7 years it seems like! Then, we have Haley Wiggins and Joseph Murphy's wedding in Oxford, MS on June 11th! I am SO excited to be a part of Haley's special day!

The next wedding festivities dont start up again until August and October. Alex Cowart and Trent Yates are getting married on August 6th in Vicksburg, MS! I will also be a bridesmaid in her wedding. And finally, the last wedding we are a part far (unless any of my other good friends get engaged), is in October when Justin Sparks and Kathryn Ruleman get married in Memphis (John will be a groomsmen!)

Haley, Caroline, and Alex were all a part of my wedding and I cant wait to return the favor to them on their special day!

Whew...I am worn out from explaining all of the wedding festivities but can not wait to update the blog on all of the events leading up to each one of the weddings! :)

I cant believe that I have already been married for 8 months!! It feels like yesterday that I was planning my wedding and all of the parties that come along with it! I LOVE married life and can not wait for them to experience life as newlyweds!