Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little of This... A Little of That...

First... I've been following Emily's blog since she was preggo with little Miss Cate. Cate is SO cute, by the way. She's doing a giveaway over there, so go check her and her cute blog out!!!

The weather here in the PNW has been this week. Tuesday was my late step dad's birthday, I thought of him all day. I still can't believe that he would have only been 62. That is just TOO early. Anyway, I especially thought of him when I was cruising down the freeway during a 5 o'clock HAIL STORM and there was a little convertible with its top down. Um, news flash!!! It's MARCH! And, it was NOT a nice day... at all! HAHA! I laughed so hard and I knew that my step dad would have too. :)

Yesterday I started my new set of classes. I have "Organizational Development: Change Management" Um, sounds ENTICING! I kid... And, this Prof is super strict and we have a lot of homework. Not to mention, I'm going to miss one, possibly two classes this term. It's kind of a big deal when you only meet 8 or 9 times. Oh well, I have a wedding to be in!!! :)

Speaking of that wedding... I am trying to make lists like a mad woman and prepare for the road trip, let alone the actual wedding. I'm going to pick up my dress from the bride-to-be's mom today. Have I shared about the dress yet? If not, here it is:
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I am happy with the choice. I will admit that it is a bit spendy... we got the jersey version because in our opinion, the satin looks a bit cheap and the jersey is much more versitile but it is still a $250 dress. But, it can be worn SO many ways it is cool and I will definitely wear it again. Since I am the MOH, mine is ball gown length and the other girls' is tea length or shorter. If you haven't seen this dress before, check it out here! It seems that no one is ever happy with bridesmaid dresses and I think that this dress solves a lot of issues. All of us girls can wear it however we choose and we can all wear it again. The bride initially was having dresses made for all of us girls. But, that turned into a HUGE ordeal and we aborted that option about four weeks ago. Yes, six weeks from the wedding we chose different dress options... YIKES!

So, as I said, I'm the MOH for this wedding. I'm a little freaked out. I've been fine so far with all of the planning and jobs of the MOH. I threw them an engagement party in June of 2009... I threw her bridal shower this February... I've tried to help her in any way possible. I'm starting to get nervous though. The wedding is in 10 days and I can feel the grumbles in my tummy starting. Mostly because it's in another state and I have a ton of things to do to prepare myself and Hubbs for leaving our house, animals, jobs and school for a week but mostly I'm SUPER nervous about the speech I'm supposed to give. The bride and I have been friends for many years... but I'm not sure how to approach this. Should I be safe and just say the cliche things that everyone says? Should I try to be funny? Should I get sappy and cry? Please, someone give me some advice!!! I want to say nice things but I don't want to sound like a dumbass! I have never really paid much attention to speeches at weddings and my MOHs didn't give extra long or special speeches at our wedding. However, I did have a bridesmaid tell an embarrassing GAS story. *GASP!* I will NOT be doing that. Good thing I'm easy going... Errr...

So, that was my random post for the week. I need some feedback on this if anyone has any advice... I'm really nervous. Anyway, happy Thursday to everyone in Blogland! :)


Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

love that dress! and in response to your comment on my post totally agree all the real housewives of ATL are my least fav too!

Jenny DB said...

I COULD NOT see the pic even clicking on the link, only the one external to signature collection :-( definitely stressful being MOH. aah.. good luck sister!

Jen S. said...

Hi Chelsi!
I couldn't see the first dress pic. either, but I saw the second pictures from the link. LOOOOVE the dress! How versatile... I think it's great :)

Sounds to me like you've already gone above and beyond with throwing BOTH the engagement party, AND the bridal shower. Wow... that is awesome and so nice!

For your speech, I say do some of and funny, but sappy too :) Just do what's in your heart and it'll be perfect I'm sure!!

I'm sorry you lost your stepfather. I lost my father and miss him terribly. He died in 1994 and I think of him so often and miss him so much!

Have a great day Chelsi!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Hey! We were at the 104 and 101 interchange! It was crazy talk with that section of snow!

Candice said...

Oooh, I love that red dress. I think it will be very flattering on you with the V-neck cut and all. (v-necks are my fav!)

Anyway, about the speech, you know my advice is going to be make it funny!