September 20, 2013

7 Quick Takes, #1: Ketchup!

 My very first “7 Quick Takes!”. My favorite bloggers do this on a regular basis (namely, Conversion Diary, 4Life4Life, Captive the Heart, and NFPandMe), so I thought I might give it a go. ๐Ÿ™‚  I’ll use this an an opportunity to catch up on the past few months of silence.

So I haven’t blogged all summer long… but I promise I have a good excuse! I spent most of the summer preparing and then taking my Comprehensive Exam for my MA Theology program.  One of the benefits to being in the same Graduate Program as my fiance is that we can procrastinate work together and encourage one another. The test was Pass/Fail so the pressure was on.  I thought it would be the end of me…. No really.   I’m pretty sure I win in the melt down department, but WE PASSED!  I may have overdosed on coffee and functioned on little to no sleep, but it was all worth it in the end.  Now we just have to finish our Thesis (50 pages to go!) and then the degree is ours!!

There’s nothing like finding a hilarious YouTube video to entertain oneself and avoid the pains of studying and writing papers.  What’s better is finding out that that hilarious video is part of a series of hilarious videos that can occupy your time for several hours at a time.  This one has been especially entertaining:


 Thankfully Michael’s toes don’t point up… so we’re good.

My trip to Memphis in August went really well.  I met with some vendors, got to see wedding hair, makeup, and dress all put together… which basically = stuff’s bout to get real.  One of the highlights from the trip was my Memphis Bridal Shower hosted by my amazing and wonderful Maid of Honor.  It’s awesome to see friends from high school again!

Gina, Me, Stacy, Matt, Katey and Erica (MOH)

One of my “major” preparations for the wedding was making the decision to get extensions.  I went from a bob to 16 inches of “Brazilian” hair.  After a month of having it in I think I’m finally getting used to it, but seeing people’s reactions has been super entertaining.  My favorite so far has been the people who thought I just kept my hair pinned back all the time.  If only it were that easy!

I’ve recently been introduced to The Doctor:

We’re on Season 2.  Me gusta.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Michael and I have been reading 33 Days to Morning Glory as part of our final preparation for our wedding day.  The 33rd day is the day of our wedding and following the Nuptial Mass we will consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary.  This is my second time to go through the book and it is absolutely wonderful.  The Blessed Mother has been a very special part of our courtship, and it has been important to have her as a constant intercessor.  We can never love her more than Jesus does ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m getting married in 15 days!!!!!  Who knew that 3 years of waiting could come down to just 2 short weeks.  We’re leaving for the first part of our trip next Thursday, getting to Memphis around October 1, and October 5th is the big day!  You’ll definitely be hearing more about this later… God willing ๐Ÿ™‚

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