Friday, April 29, 2011

I Can Hear the Wedding Bells

The To-Do List is complete and all the friends are arriving to Lexington!! I am so excited to finally be wedding Steve. We have looked forward to this day for soo long. Our wedding day will one year exactly from when Steve proposed. We decided to pick April 30th as our wedding date due to a lot of factors, (cousins graduations, finals, keeneland, etc), however I think Steve had it planned the whole time. We started dating October 30th, 2008; got engaged April 30th, 2010, and will be married April 30th, 2011. He always says he only had to remember one date this way. "The 30th" will always be our "important" date.

Steve and I feel so blessed to have all the friends and family in our lives that we do. This wedding definitely wouldn't have been possible without everyone's help. Our friends have thrown showers, helped with details, made phone calls, and have always been there for my many indecisive moments. I have learned that sometimes you just need someone else to make the dicision. I have used that line a lot lately. I can remember at the beginning of all the wedding planning, I wanted to my opinion in every detail of the wedding. I did a lot of the researching myself. I had some ideas that not everyone in my family agreed on. But by the end of the day, we found a compromise we all loved!!

FYI....I am so in love with my dress. I can't wait to share the many pictures from the wedding day!

The reherseal is tomorrow night (techniquely tonight since its past midnight). We finally get to gather with all our friends to celebrate what Steve and I have felt along. Steve's mom has put in soo many hours to help make this wedding so special for Steve and I. I feel so blessed to have her as my mother-in-law. From the beginning she has been actively helping me with any and many details of the wedding. Thanks to her we have beautiful invitations!! Add Welcome Bags. I will post those later.

I also have to thank my mom. She put up with me through all my melt downs and panic moments and still just keep going with the wedding details. She is so good at keeping me organized and focused. I have learned she doesn't lie well though. (I guess that is a good thing), but I could always tell when she didn't like my ideas. She was always supportive though and helped me find something that we both liked. A lot of people kept telling me "Its your wedding, not your moms," however she didn't pay for most of it so she does get a saty. Plus I want her to like it and be happy with all the plans. 

Tonight was the first night I that I actually got to think about the fact that I am really getting married Saturday! I have been soo busy with errands and crafts that I hadn't really had time to just stop and enjoy! And let me tell you, I am SOOOOO excited to finally be Mrs. Heet. (Even though that does make me feel like his mother). The best advice I have got so far came from my dear friend, Ellen. Tonight she told me to stop once an hour on Saturday and just look around, then keep going. I know that everyone says the wedding day goes by too fast. I really hope I will be able to stop and enjoy it all. I have worked to hard on it not to. Steve and I will be seeing each other for the wedding to take pictures and such. I am so looking forward to spending the day with him and celebrating our wedding day!!

To all my friends and family coming...see you in 40 a pretty white dress! ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Checking off the List

It's only 9 days until the my wedding and I still feel like I have so much to do. For the last year, I have been  able to take my time in planning every last detail of my wedding from my colors, to my vendors, to the flowers that will be in the bathrooms, but now there is no time left...its all rush, rush, rush. Don't get me wrong, I have 95% for the wedding done, but when still have tying ribbons, wrapping gifts, and stuffing welcome bags left to do and don't forget about squeezing in those last couple working days, I feel very busy!

My To-DO List Remains:
  • Meet with Brewster to discuss ceremony details
  • Take programs to be printed
  • Tie ribbons on programs
  • Stuff Welcome Bags
  • Find places for outside pictures
  • Wrap Bridal Party gifts
  • Steam both dresses
  • Get Mani/Pedi
  • Pack for the Honeymoon

I am been trying to relax this week and think about the wonderful things I have to be thankful for. Steve has been so great throughout all of the crazy wedding drama. He has supported my decision making (which is very hard for me to do) and continuously reminds me how excited he is to be my husband. God has truely answered my prayers when it comes to the Steve and the man I want to spend my life with. My mom has also been a huge help in planning my wedding day. She is so good details and make sure we take care of everything. She has tried so hard to make this the wedding day of my dreams. I couldn't have done it all without her. I want to thank all my friends who have listen to me plan for a whole year now. I am sure about 2 months into it, they were ready for it to be here too so I would quit talking about it. lol  esp. my work girls. I am so excited that they will be there to share in the fun!

Next weekend, all my favoite people will be in the same room to celebrate Steve and I's marriage. It will be the best day of our lives and we will have a big party to show for it!!

Trying to be artistic

Thank you again to all the friends and family in the wedding that will make that day so special. Thank you to Brewster, who will be marrying us and making our ceremony something we will always remember.

Thank you Lord, for blessing me with Steve and for making him the strong, Godly man, I need him to be! You are so good to us, I pray our marriage will be a reflection of your love and your desires for us!

Monday, April 11, 2011

One Step Closer...

Steve and I had our final pre-martial counseling class tonight. Our classes were required by our pastor before we get married, which is pretty common. To be honest, we really weren't looking forward to it in the beginning, because we were so busy and felt like it really wasn't going to be worth our time. However, each time we meet, our counselor, got a little less "strict" and really started to engage with Steve and me.

To us, our relationship was pretty strong going into these classes, but now that we are done I can definitely tell that we have become closer and  more in tune to each other. Kirk walked us through everything from making a wish list to finical concerns to scripture regarding what a Godly marriage is really all about. There is a lot we learned and a lot that we just needed to be reminded of. Steve and I feel strong about the next chapter in our lives and can't wait to see what God has planned. We know at times it will be really hard, but on the other hand times will be really good!! Tonight we focused on each other and making sure we are lifting each other up everyday and staying committed to a Godly marriage. 

"Submit to one other out of reverence for Christ." Ephesians 5:21
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:31
I can't believe there is only 19 days left until the big day!! I am so looking forward to sharing our lives together as husband and wife!!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Most of you know that I have been on an exercise kick for the wedding. For the last 5 months I have been going to Bootcamp at Crossfit. Kathy is the trainer who teaches the class and she is amazing!! She is so knowledge about fitness and weight loss that she makes you want to keep coming back to her classes. I attended her classes 3 days a week and lost a lot of inches without giving up my favorite foods! (If anyone is looking for a great workout plan, you need to call her!!) However, with the wedding getting closer I don't have time this month to fit bootcamp into my schedule. So I had to look elsewhere and I discovered ZUMBA for the Wii!! I have been to a couple classes before and really enjoyed it. I am not currently a member at any gym right now so being able to do it at home is perfect.

Contrary to regular work out videos, Zumba is fun and you get to dance the whole time, which we all know is my favorite thing to do. Since it is on the Wii if you aren't doing the moves right it stops and teaches you so you can burn the most calories possible. I hate when those skinny workout people just keep going and you have stop and rewind so you can learn whatever crazy exercise they have invented. Needless to say this will be my workout for the next month. I will most definitely be ready for the dance floor after this! Come on April 30th!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Basketball and Spring Cleaning

What a disappointing basketball game. I felt like I was watching the Kentucky team that was playing back in January. Not the team that ended the season on a 6 game winning streak and winning the SEC Championship by beating Florida in the championship game, 70-54. Making the winning streak 10. Not the team that beat Princeton in the first round of the NCAA tournament...not the team that beat West Virginia by 8 (beginning of the revenge.). Not the team that defeated the #1 overall seed, Ohio State, 62-60. And finally, not the team that beat UNC by 7 to reach the Final Four.  Not only did our freshman step up to the plate and started playing as a team and helping each other, but OMG Harrellson and Liggins (where have you been all this time) took the team and lead them with leadership and heart all the way to the Final Four. WHAT HAPPENED KENTUCKY?!?!?  Did you get nervous, did you let it get to your head, did you start thinking you could just throw the basketball and it would automatically fly into the basket....well whatever you were or weren't thinking.....Last night's game was soo disappointing.

Being born and raised in Lexington, KY and attending UK basketball since I was a baby, I can't be mad at UK Basketball. Its not in my BLUE blood! I am proud of the team for what they did and for getting to the Final Four, but man a victory would have been sweet!!

On other note....the sunshine is beaming today and I have the Spring Cleaning Fever. I am sure once I dive into my cleaning it may be a different story, but at the end of the day and smell of fresh lemons will make it all worth it! My new Spring motto..."Reduce clutter, Create Space." With Steve and I wanting to put the house on the market after the wedding. It is way pass time to get this house together.

A while back I bought some Thirty One items from a friend at work and the promotion was an organizing tote for $5. so of course I didn't pass up that buy even though I had no idea what was going to do with one more tote bag. Well the tote has been sitting for several months in the closet with no place or purpose. In thinking about my spring cleaning I have decided to convert it into my handy cleaning tote. Here is an example. Not only is handy, but its also organized and pretty to look at!!

Favorite Cleaning Tips:
1. Always Make the Bed
2. Dirty Clothes Don't Wash Themselves
3. Dust is Not An Accessory
4. Don't Walk Pass Something That Needs to be Put Away
 All-time favorite: The "Magic Eraser" can fix everything!