Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jimmy and I (along with our friend, Ryan) went to Nashville this weekend. It was a weekend full of celebration! Our friends Casey and Shana got married on Friday....super cool wedding! :)

The next day I spent time with my maid of honor, Rachel. She threw me an awesome shower/bach. party! She made lots of yummy snacks...Ray Tay and Sheridan joined us. Tay brought dessert and some yummy adult bevs. After eating and catching up with the girls, I opened my gifts...I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! I received more amazing gifts! Here's what the girls got for me:
  • Sheridan got me a gift card to Bed, Bath, and Beyond...thanks girl! I can't wait to use it!
  • Ray Tay bought me a sexy outfit to wear for Jimmy after we get married...hopefully I don't think of her when I'm wearing it...haha...totally joking! Thanks Tay!
  • Rachel K. got me another awesome outfit for Jimmy to enjoy (pink polka dots, of course) and some bathroom supplies I had on my JC Penney registry...Thanks girlfriend...I loved it all!
Not only did I get gifts but my friends paid for all my festivities that night....I am so blessed to have such great friends! We all went to this awesome mexican restaurant called Cantino Laredo (I think that's how you spell it) in which we just happened to be sitting my Wynona Judd! Nathan met us there and surprised us with flashing jelly rings...super cool!
After a delicious dinner and margarita, we went to downtown Nashville. We started at Buffalo Billiards for a shot of tequila. While there, we saw a guy in a wedding dress! So I took a picture with him! It was too funny. After leaving there, we headed to Broadway but every place had a massive line and I was wanting to get the party started so we ended up going back to Rachel's crib to continue the celebration!
Because I'm an old woman now, I was super tired but managed to stay up til 130 or so...I had such a blast! I'm so thankful for my Nashville friends and can't wait to celebrate my marriage with them on April 17th!!! Now I get to look forward to one more celebration before the small group girls and I are going out the weekend before the wedding in Columbus...should be a fun time!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shower #2

I can't believe I got a bazillion more gifts!! This is crazy...our friends and families are AMAZING! This past Sunday, Jimmy's mom, Deb, threw me a shower for his side of the family. A bunch of aunts and cousins were there...lots of great women!

We started off by playing a get-to-know-each-other game. Then we did a game about famous couples. After that we ate some food (including Floyd's yummy salsa!) and cake...MMM!

Now for the even better part...presents :) Here's what they bought me:
  • money and a gift card
  • super cute picture frames
  • lots and lots of silverware!
  • slow cooker that makes cooking easier for me :)
  • an electric mixer
  • placemats
  • soft blanket for cuddling
  • toasting glasses
  • utensils
  • and much much more!!!
This weekend I'm super excited to spend time with my Nashville friends. Saturday, Rachel, my maid of honor, is throwing me a shower. Then we're going to dinner and then who knows what!! YAY!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shower #1

Oh my goodness! What an amazing day Saturday was :) I had my first shower! Although I can't stand to be the center of attention, I managed to have fun anyway. I REALLY appreciate all of the women who came out to celebrate with me...that meant a lot! On top of that, I got some sweet presents:

I want to take some time to individually thank all who participated. I first want to thank Joan for putting the shower together and Amy for helping her set up! You ladies are AWESOME! I would also like to thank:
  • Jen (and her hubby, Brian) for the spatula (purple one!!), whisk (small one), masher, and cookie sheets...great wrapping job Brian!
  • Kelli for the super cute blanket and green basket
  • Candace and Carrie for the awesome OSU grill set...Jimmy LOVES it!
  • Amy for the cute are so crafty!
  • Shane, Lila, Keri, and Elizabeth for the oven mit with all of the kitchen makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook up some goodies! (but that probably won't happen anytime
  • Joan for the awesome utensil you made for is so pretty!
  • Renee, Carrie, Suzi, and Alyssa for the can opener, ice cream scoop, salt and pepper grinders, and tea pitcher...those are probably the four things a southern girl needs the most in her kitchen!
Something I wasn't told about was this game in which Amy and Joan wrote down all of the comments I made about the gifts. Then after present opening, they said that all of the things I said about the gifts are things that I would say on my wedding night! Here are some of the highlights:
  • That's really cute!
  • Shoot, I'll take anything!
  • What do I do with this?
  • It's cool looking...I just don't know what to do with it!
  • This is HUGE!
  • Well, that one's a smaller one and that one's a bigger one!
  • squish it!
  • He did pretty good!
  • Does it slide off?!
  • Jimmy is oversized!
I have never heard about that game before but it was awesome! My face was SO RED but it was worth it! Thanks again ladies! I love you all :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

5 1/2 Weeks!!!

Jump for joy's almost time for the wedding!!! I can't believe it's almost here. I'm getting super excited :) People keep asking me if I'm stressed out, but, honestly, I'm not! I'm the least stressful that I've ever been in this process.

I've only been thrown one challenge recently and I've already taken the steps to fixing it. One of my bridesmaids called me this weekend and said she couldn't be in the wedding. I called my mom and she suggested I have my step sister do the task of filling in that last spot. I called David's Bridal and they found a dress in my step sister's size in TX. They are shipping it to my mom's house. I'm just so thankful that I was able to get a dress for her before the wedding!

For those of you interested, here is what the next 5 weeks look like:

  • Showers, showers, and more showers!!! I have a shower every weekend for the next three weeks. This weekend, Jimmy's step mom, Joan, is throwing me a shower brunch style! She is making quiche and mimosas and we're gonna have a good ole time! Next weekend, Jimmy's mom, Deb, is throwing me a shower at her dad's house and her family will be attending...not sure about the details of that but I'm sure it will be equally as fun! The last weekend of the month will be the much anticipated Nashville party! Rachel K. is getting some girls together for a good time in the city! I am so excited!

  • I have very little work left to do...just a few little things. I have to make corsages with Deb and Amy, jewelry shop with Joan, and make gifts with Carrie :) Oh yeah, I have to do programs too...

  • On St. Patrick's Day, Jimmy and I are going to take care of marriage license stuff...maybe we'll grab some green beer after that ;)

Anyway, I cannot wait to marry Jimmy...he is my best friend and I love him so very much!!!!