Friday, June 24, 2016

Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Yesterday (June 23rd which happens to be 2 months from my 21st birthday lol) I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed.  2 of them were half way through the gum and the other 2 were completely erupted. 

Thankfully my mom and Andrew were both able to go with me and stay with me after.  I was really nervous going into it, but honestly it wasn't too bad.  I didn't enjoy not being able to eat or drink before it (after midnight) but thankfully my appointment was at 8:30 so it wasn't as bad.  I'm glad we did an early appointment! 

All I really remember from the surgery is them prepping me by connecting a blood pressure cup, a finger monitor, monitors that stuck on my chest and stomach, and then an nose oxygen thing.  I was really worried about the IV because I don't like needles, but thankfully they distracted me by talking to me and I looked away so it only hurt for a second.  Then they put me to sleep and all i remember is them talking one second and being awake the next.  I don't even remember closing my eyes!

When I woke up I was kinda emotional (didn't even know why lol) but they got Andrew and my mom in there and I was better.  They wheel chaired me to the chair and I spend a lot of the day just chilling at my moms with mom and Andrew.  I slowly started eating (Shakes, applesauce, and yogurt) and honestly felt pretty good yesterday but kept up on medication and icing. 

Last night I slept 12 hours (must have been tired) and only real pain was having to keep my head elevated all the time to help keep the swelling down.  Today I feel pretty good still just some random pain if I move my mouth a lot.  They said today or tomorrow I could feel more pain or swelling so keeping up on meds and ice but overall feel good and hope to keep that up!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Engagement Photos

Andrew & I got our engagement photos done on May 30, 2016!  So I thought I would share a couple of my favorite pictures!  Enjoy :)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

I Said YES To The Dress

Yesterday, Saturday June 11th I went wedding dress shopping with my mom, grandma, Andrew's mom, my 3 bridesmaids, and my aunt for some of the day.

We started out at David's Bridal.  I went into that first appointment not really knowing what I wanted or what would look good on me.  So really that was what I figured out at this appointment.  There was some dresses I liked, but I couldn't find anything I loved.  David's bridal just didn't seem to have exactly what I wanted...or atleast my consultant wasn't pulling exactly what I was looking for.  

Here are some pictures of me trying on random dresses!  None of these are the one I ended up getting later in the day as I can't post that anywhere since my fiancee is not aloud to see it before the big day! ;P

After David's Bridal and not much luck we all went to The Cheesecake Factory for some delicious lunch before we headed to our next dress store.

Next to went to a smaller store that has new and used dresses for lower prices.  We all went a little crazy and pulled a bunch of dresses but only 3 or 4 dresses on I found the dress I was wanting but couldn't find at David's Bridal.  I fell in love with my dress and all my friends and family loved it too.  I loved it so much that I didn't want to take it off.  It was without a question the dress.  I wish I could post it everywhere, but we can't let Andrew see it!
The cool part behind the dress I ended up saying yes to is that it came in hours before I arrived at the shop and the lady who bought it couldn't decide if she wanted it or not.  So I lucked out that the dress was there when it was and that I came into the shop at the time I did.  It was fate.

I love my dress so much and so happy to check that big purchase off my checklist!

Since it was still fairly early when I found the dress we all went and did some bridesmaid dress shopping.  The picture below is the one that we have liked the best out of all the dress we've seen, but still have some looking to do!

The camera did not do the dress color justice but we would get it in the teal color as our wedding colors are gray and teal with accents of yellow!

Can't wait for our wedding in 356 days!  Hope you all enjoy following along my wedding journey :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

To The Girl's Whose Shoes I've Been In

To the Girl's whose shoes I've been in......

I mean this figuratively not literally.

To the girls who have never been with anyone/dated anyone/really talked to any guys and you are seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, or any age.

And you look at all those couples and are jealous of what they have.
Or wish you had someone to talk to all the time like they do.
Or wonder why you haven't had a boyfriend yet.
Or why you are so lame that guys don't talk to you.
Or wonder if you'll ever have a boyfriend.

I know those feelings and thoughts way to well.  When I went into college I felt like everyone was either in a relationship or had been in one.  I thought I'd never find the right one and I'd be old by the time I found the right guy.  And I never took anyone seriously when they said the right guy will come at the right time and just to be patience.  Be patient?  I've been patient for nineteen (or however many years), isn't that long enough?

I know how you feel and how impatient you are.
I've been there and felt those feelings SO many times and got sad or mad about these things so many times.

I get you.

But when they say the right guy will come when you least expect it, it's really true.  As much as you want to believe that but can't.  It's really true.

I look where I am now and can't believe it sometimes.  Just two years ago or even 18 months ago I would never have imagined that I would be engaged and madly in love with a guy I'll marry in one year.
Never would have believed.

I've imagined and dreamed about my future and my life so many times and hoped that I would be married in my younger twenties and have a family and live happily ever after.

And although life isn't necessarily that happy fairy tale that I always imagined or that's in movies, here I am happy and with a great guy that will be my husband in 361 days!

I really believe that you have to believe in yourself and do what makes you happy.  Don't care what society thinks of you.  And so when you think society thinks you are uncool that you are however old and never dated anyone, you shouldn't.  I've come to the point where I've learned that you have to not care what anyone else thinks of you and do 'you'.

Society may not approve of me meeting my fiance online, facetiming and talking nonstop for 2 or 3 weeks before we met, getting engaged after being together for only 10 months and knowing of each other for just a little over that, or getting married at just 21 and 22, and whatever else.
But i'm happy with where I am in life and the guy I've got by my side and that's all that matters.

So don't feel bad if you've never been with someone before.  Just enjoy life and being YOU!

Because you never know what will happen and when it'll happen.  And you truly will be surprised what life brings you when you wait for something like this.  And someday you'll be in my shoes thinking about how worth the wait and the guy was and how you could never have imagined where you are now.

And you will be happy and know it was all worth the wait!  Even though you won't believe me or anyone else who tells you this, just know deep down that you will find the person of your dreams at the right time at the right point of life and when everything was meant to be with the person who was meant for you.  Just trust me on that!

Hope this helps anyone whose shoes I've been in! 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

My Great Grandma

On Tuesday my great grandma passed away.

She had been dealing with health problems since January and especially gone down hill the last couple months.  A couple weekends ago I had gone with my family to see her, the first time in many years.  On that particular day she had had a rough night and was given anti-anxiety medication that put her out for the day so I didn't get to see her much.  She made it to the age of 87 so she lived a long happy life.

I have many memories of her.  One of the biggest one is she always wrote us cursive notes with any birthday cards.  I always had to have my mom help me read these notes!  And my Freshman year in college I sent her several letters and enjoyed getting letters/mail back from her!  I really wish I would have kept doing those, as I really enjoyed getting those letters.

She was always the first at our birthday parties and we always heard stories about her and her husband stopping at random places and sleeping if they were too early for things!

This is a 5 generation pictures that she is in and one of my favorite pictures!

She will be greatly missed!  I love you Great Grandma <3

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