Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Coming Up...

So, the days keep ticking by. And seriously, they seem to be flying by even quicker now. Now that we are less than three months till the big day, time certainly isn't slowing down! But we are so blessed to have awesome family and friends for support, that we haven't had too much stress to deal with.

My mom and I have budgeted and planned. This last weekend we started printing invites. My mom is so wise on computers! She rocks!

My dad and I have picked over the guest list and now we will venture into picking out music. He has strong opinions on what constitutes as good music so of course we let him grace us with his knowledge. What a guy!

The future in-laws have been amazing too! What great people! Terri is planning the coolest groom's dinner ever. Seriously, it will be a blast.

And of course there's the number one guy in my life! Chaz has been so supportive and of course he has shared his grand opinions! Sometimes, he shares them even when they are not necessarily wanted! He truly is amazing.

And my close girlfriends and sister have been great at giving advice. I know I will for sure have a cool wedding, since I have all these trendy ladies to help me out! And my bro Mikey is there to bring in comedic relief when things do get stressful!

And my grandmas have been great. I have one who e-mails me websites all the time, and the other who helped me pick out my dress! It is great to have them both in my life!

These are just a few from the large support network we have. I am so thankful for everyone who is helping during this big time in our lives!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Now that I have a job...

I haven't had time to write, but I am enjoying being employed again! I feel so lucky and blessed to have a job, and let me tell you, after being laid off, you certainly gain a new perspective.

So here's some life updates (bullet form!):
  • 4.0 for first grad class (teacher must be off her rocker. She must of forgot about those posts I forgot to do)
  • Wedding Ceremony is almost planned!
  • Wedding party gifts are in! Love playing with that stuff!
  • My dress is in so I will get to put in on with in the next week!
  • Chaz will be starting school on Monday for Graphic Design!
  • We have taken our first dance class! Super fun!
  • Terri came out for a visit and to plan some groom dinner details!
  • Father's day was a blast. A super day for a super dad!
  • Enjoying the Minnesota weather!

So it has been busy but a lot of fun. We are loving living in the city, and I am so happy to be so close to work. My commute is like 3 minutes. Crazy. Down from 60 minutes when I lived at home!

Next on the agenda: Doing wedding invites! We'll have to do some time management to get this all completed!

I will update again very soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First week back to work!

So this week I have started working full-time again. What a crazy experience. My routine completely flipped. Instead of staying up late and sleeping in, I am staying up late and getting up early. Not a good combination. So tonight, my body said, "Enough!" I went into my room at 5:45p.m. to get my work out clothes on and BOOM, out! My bed just looked too awesome. I didn't wake up until 8:30p.m. And it wasn't one of those sleeps where you wake up regretting it. I was completely OK with letting my body rest. Moral of the story, Listen to your body! Sleep good tonight!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back to Target

This has just been a crazy experience.

First, laid off.

Than, asked back.

I started, in a new department, new floor, new people.

I can't wait for the routine to kick.

It was for sure great seeing old people.

But now I have to get used to the new.

I am so thankful to have a job, and at a great place.

Like I said, it has been crazy, but a good experience.

Hopefully one that will last.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Tribute to the D-Lo

So there are two incredibly funny stories that involve this wonderful lady that must be told.
The first one came about when Kristie and I were talking with grandma. Some how we got on the subject of New Year's 2000, the millennium. We started to recollect where we were and what we were doing. Kristie was asleep, I sat on my parents bed and watched the ball drop with my family, but D-Lo had quit a different experience. She was in bed, much like Kristie, but when midnight struck, her Bose turned on and started playing the Hallelujah chorus. She was freaked right out and thought the world was coming to an end. To this day, she has no clue why her radio came on. She thought maybe someone programed it to, but boy did it scare that little lady. We really shouldn't leave her alone on New Year's anymore!
The next story happened just last week. Grandma had a headache so I left the house so she could take a nap. I forgot my food there though so I headed back an hour later. Grandma was sound asleep on the couch when I walked in. She abruptly woke up and yelled, "Did Hooch throw up?" And than she was back to sleep without waiting for a response. I shrugged this off and continued to the kitchen and there on the floor was a big pile of throw up. I screamed after just about stepping into and woke her up with a, "Yes he did and he's eating it." All she said before passing back out was, "Good, than I don't have to clean it up." Gross G-ma! I have no idea how she figured out in her sleep that he was throwing up but oh my, what a crazy lady!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Job...Kinda!

So today I got the official offer from Target! They want me back. Along with others from my training class. Maybe 15 of us will go back from my class. And maybe more from the lay off as a whole. I believe in January Target laid off around 500 employees. Give or take a few. But now, it seems some of us are getting the chance to go back. And I couldn't be more excited! I will start June 15th and from what I have been told, it will be an hour of paper work and than right up to my team! I will let you all know what team I am on once I hear! I couldn't be happier or feel more blessed! Everything is going great right now!

P.S. A big Thanks to all my friends and family for all their support! Big key in my success!