Oh ... Really?

What? It’s 2009 already?

My how time flies when you're having fun! It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2008. How did we get here so darn fast?

One year ago, life was much different, that's for sure! I was not working, focused on school. Rich and I were entering the "comfortable" phase of our dating life. My kids were making plans for their respective flights from the nest. Rich was expecting his second grandson at any moment, and enjoying the heck out of his 1 year old first grandson. In February, we celebrated the first anniversary of our first date and Valentines Day, which occurred within days of each other. We cuddled our way through the cold winter months, into spring. We went to Wasabi for my birthday in March, and welcomed the warmer days in April. That is also when my darling daughter ventured out on her own, moving to Chattanooga. In May, we experienced some turbulence, but that turned out to be God working on both of us, getting us ready to enter into our new covenant of marriage. June saw the rebirth of our relationship, Rich's birthday and the family trip to the beach. We returned to make final preparations for the wedding of Adam and Sasha in July, which was followed shortly by Rich's formal proposal and again, we vowed our commitment to each other before God, and in front of our friends and family. We repeated this at our official engagement party in August. September, I got the formal offer for my job and enjoyed my last days of being a lazy lay-about, getting up each day at noon ... or later. I started back to work in October - talk about a shock to the system! In November, I finally got my ring and we started our holiday celebrations - our first as a combined family. December just passed in a blur, with kids coming home from all over, tons of activities and events, a house to decorate, meals to plan and presents to buy (mostly online - I loves me some Amazon.com!) And a wonderful holiday it was, even though my dad spent his in the hospital with a severe exacerbation of myasthenia gravis, and me running back and forth to take my non-driving mother to the hospital and back home, while preparing dinner for 20 people. We are planning to wrap up Christmas with them tomorrow, now that dad is home and feeling tons better.

Whew! What a year! But wait! It gets better!

Now that the New Year has rolled by, we are turning to the planning of our wedding, which started out being planned for May, but has now been moved up to March. Yikes! That's less than three months from now! We have to put together a guest list, design and print invitations, choose a back-up location for the wedding - since late March weather is so unpredictable, a wedding on the deck of the lake house almost seems too risky. Rich is all about the honeymoon. When I told him we need to get cracking on this, he sat down and started looking at Disney World and Universal Studio deals and packages. I've got the feeling he thinks that is his only duty in all of this ... heh, he's got another think coming!

I have no idea what kind of dress I want ... color, length, style. Nothing ... I got nothing. I do want to lose some weight though, so I will be getting on a diet plan, probably Nutrisystem, and hitting the gym hard. The wedding itself will be fairly casual ... all I want is some prayers, some vows and a little music with me and him and a preacher man with our family and friends there with us. We might have a cake, and some food, and some music to dance to after. But it won't be a formal procession ... just friends and family hanging out, then a little ceremony, then back to hanging out for a while before we take off. No muss, no fuss.

But once that is all over ... then what? I'm thinking drop from exhaustion!

Posted by LissaKay on 01/02/09 at 11:52 PM in Happy Crap
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How about planning for a baby? ha.. or is it too soon? Just relax first, and enjoy the best moments of you two. Going for honeymoon somewhere.. perhaps. Don't worry, you got a whole year ahead of you, plan wisely. I'm sure you'll do fine. Best wishes and Congrats!
Posted by Ching Ya on 01/27 at 05:01 AM
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