Joseph wants to b like his mom...

It's official, Joseph wants to be like his Mom. She is in like 500 different things around the community and Joseph is following in her footsteps. Last Friday he received the news that he had been voted into the Pomeroy Fire Department, and last night he had his first fireman's meeting. Let's see what is he involved in now...Ohio National Guard, youth pastor, teaching, Right to Life, IKES club, running for village council and now he's a fireman. I wonder if I'll ever see him...

The calm before the storm

Things are starting to calm down a bit. I'm not as stressed out as I was. Tomorrow is my bridal shower and I plan to sit back and not worry about anything! I have a feeling that's gonna be hard for me to do. I'm starting to get really excited about things now that I'm stressing. I bought Joseph's wedding band today, so that's one more thing out of the way :). One day next week we have to go to the courthouse and get our marriage license. The weird thing is, on the internet, it said there's a 5 day waiting period for the license, but when Joseph called they said we'd only have to wait like 5 minutes. I don't know what the deal is with that...oh well..we'll still have plenty of time.

I found something that could be used as a cake topper. It looks like a little sandcastle, so that's one more thing off my list. 

15 days to go!!!! :)

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I'm so tired of wedding planning!!! There's still quite a bit I have to do. I wish it were over. I'm sick of the stress and the headaches. People are blaming me for things I know nothing about...then they expect me to fix it. I'm so fed up with everything. I wish we had eloped, it would've made things so much easier! My shower is Saturday and I found out yesterday that some of Joseph's family hadn't received their invitations. My Maid of Honor is in freaking Puerto Rico on a "mission trip", but we really know she's just on vacation. She has totally dropped the ball when it comes to being a true MOH. I'm so aggravated.

Only 18 days to go! I hope I survive...

Wishful thinking

For some reason I'm in a weird mood...I guess the stress is starting to get to me. I'd just like to scream, but that probably won't solve anything.

At the moment, I wish I had someone to talk to besides my cat.
I wish my wedding plans were finished.
I wish all my things were packed and moved.
I wish people would quit telling me what I "need" to do.
I wish people would understand what I want to do isn't what they want me to do.
I wish our premarital counseling was over.
I wish I didn't have to worry about our financial situation the first few months of marriage.
I wish Joseph and I wouldn't argue over *when* to have kids.

*Sigh* what happened to the carefree days? I don't wanna grow up and face the world!


Premarital Counseling...

Well, Joseph and I start our premarital counseling Sunday after church. We got our books last week, and I had no idea it was going to be like homework. We're supposed to have the first part done before our meeting...I spent about a hour on it tonight and had to stop cause I got a headache....I don't have an answer for some of the stuff. It's not as easy as I'd think the first part wouldn't be that difficult because it's about your family's not as easy as it sounds! I have several questions I have to go back and fill in...if I can come up with something to write *sigh*. I wonder if Joseph will have any problems with it...

Mini vacations...

I'm in Cincinnati with Joseph. He finishes up classes today, so we'll be home tomorrow. We're going Christmas shopping today...yesterday we went to a few places and looked around. I was trying to find a book for my grandma, but she has soo many and the one book I had in mind she'd already I've gotta think of something else to get her. Anywho, I have nothing to do today until 5, so I guess I'll go back to sleep until Joseph comes back for I'm off for my morning nap :)

Good news :)

I got a phone call from Joseph a little bit ago and he's decided to come home on the weekends!! I'm so happy. He's only been gone 2 days and I miss him.

I just finished ordering the Save the Date cards for our out of town guests. That's the first thing I've done towards the wedding since Joseph came home. I need to get moving and book the reception site, caterer and figure out what cake I want. I'm starting to feel some pressure and I still have a little over 6 months to go. I hope I can survive the planning process!

Where's the peace?

*Sigh* Our Thanksgiving was yesterday...the house was completely packed! I don't know how I handled the madness. When you've got 3 kids under 5 running around, it gets crazy. Thank God for Spongebob!! 

Joseph leaves again Monday :( This time it's only for 3 weeks....and he's only going to be about 4 hours away. The good things is, he gets paid the whole time he's gone. I can thank the Army for the extra money for our wedding! :)


Ok, so I haven't written anything in a while. I've been very busy...We've been working at the house almost every day the last 3 weeks. The only reason Joseph was in a productive mood was because Shawn was gone....when Shawn's gone Joseph gets bored...Today we picked up our bedroom suit and arranged the room the way we want it for now. It's a good thing we have a big bedroom, otherwise all that stuff wouldn't have fit.

Joseph's been bugging me about what we're doing tomorrow, he says we can go and do anything I want because it's my birthday. The thing is I really don't know what I want to do...I haven't really thought about it. There's not really a whole lot to do around here and gas is too expensive to really go anywhere, so I have no clue what's gonna happen tomorrow. LOL I told him I want to go to The Wild Horse so I can get my free dessert....mmmm....

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Ok, so I've lost like 3 days. I feel like I haven't gotten anything accomplished, but I have. Monday Joseph and I started painting the bedroom. I got the first coat of paint finished. we'd planned to work up there Tuesday, but we ended up helping at the church all day. The food bank got this semi full of clothes, furniture, household things and a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. I'm not sure how long it took us to unload the seemed like and endless task. After lunch we had the job of categorizing the bags and boxes. UGH! That took forever!!! I didn't get home until 10 til 7, we'd been there since 10:45 that morning! I was so tired and sore...I wanted to go to bed, but Joseph, Eric, Nat and Keren wanted to play Halo, so I drove back to Middleport for a bit...I totally sucked at playing that night...I blame it 100% on my headache. 

Wednesday we went back up to the house and worked some more...I painted the ceiling, molding and trim while he built the wall in the dining room. He put up a few panels of the paneling and few other things. I was hoping to get that room done, but I gave up at 20 after 1 and went home.

I thought today was going to be the day it got completed, but once again I was WRONG!! I found out shortly after I got up that Dale and Gloria were coming down to help at the house. I wanted it to be a surprise for Joseph, but that backfired. He got mad because I didn't check with him to see what his plans were before they came down. We fought about that for a while. We'd planned to clean the church this afternoon because he has to leave in the morning for his weekend training...anywho his whole thing was he didn't want to work at the house tonight because he was going to have work all this whatever. We did go to the house and he didn't have to do any work. Mamaw, Gloria and I did some painting while the guys talked about the paneling. Not a whole lot go accomplished today. Tomorrow will be different! I'm not leaving there tomorrow until it's finished!!