Let the countdown begin . . .


Kenzie and Khloe  [My little girls – Kenzie & Khloe]

As of Aug 3rd we are officially two months out from “D” day – the day I become a Devine!  It’s been a welcome reprieve to NOT have to focus on, think about or plan anything related to the wedding for the past month or so.  Once we secured the photographer, we could take a small break.

It allowed me to concentrate on the end of my summer semester of school, which assisted in me securing one A and one B.  Not bad for an old fart.  I won’t allow myself to get upset about the ‘B’, but suffice it to say I had a particularly difficult time with one of my professors.  I’m lucky he even gave me a ‘B’ due to the fact that I pushed back on him several times and I don’t think he is used to students who bring up logical questions for his curriculum.

I believe all aspects of this wedding planning thing are accounted for.  I have some minor concerns about the music portion, but I’m NOT allowing myself to stress or worry about it.  I trust that it will all work out in the end.  My main goal for this wedding is for Drew and I, our family and friends to have a really great time.  That’s it, well and of course for us to get hitched while having a great time!

Besides Drew’s surprise back surgery and the deficit in our bank account due to that surprise, I think we’ve weathered a number of lesser stresses fairly well.  Right now on our plate is a search for a plumber to replace both toilets, fix the faucet in the MBR and fix a slow leak in both bathroom sinks.  In addition we are also taking bids on Siding, Windows and Gutters and trying to install flooring.  You know, just another day in paradise.

Fall semester starts for both of us on the 17th, which means I will be back in school FULL TIME, working FULL TIME, planning a wedding, taking care of a house and still trying to find time to work out.  Meh – we got THIS! LOL.

We are still trying to figure out what exactly we plan to do on our honeymoon.  We are definitely headed to Orlando, but just unsure if we are going to do the parks the whole time or fit in a cruise in there.  Drew is pulling for the cruise, but I could care less, due to the fact that I’m easily sea sick, car sick or airplane sick.  If we just did the parks and beach the whole time, I would be perfectly happy.

My mom continues to be an incredible asset regarding the wedding.  (I think she’s having more fun than we are if truth be told.)  She and the wedding coordinator, Sarah has been so helpful – that my gratitude knows no bounds.  I literally could not have done any of this without them.

I’m amazed everyday to wake up beside my fiancée.  I know we wouldn’t be where we are without all we have both weathered, but I wish we had met years and years ago.  I’m grateful we found each other now and I’m so excited and proud to be merging my life with his.

The wedding checklist is widdling down.  Venue – check, Caterer – check, Music – check, Photographer – check, Dress – check, BM Dresses – check, MOB Dress – check, Groom, GM, FOB attire – check, Flowers – check, so we are just finalizing the cakes, centerpieces, deco and swag.  I’ve been told repeatedly that stuff will go wrong, so my attitude is such that those folks with experience are probably right and I will just go with the flow.  It helps and is working to keep my anxiety to a minimum.

Try to stay cool out there and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!

~ Kat

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