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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bridal Dress Shopping Gone Bad (very bad)

Well I've taken the plunge and jumped right into the world of bridal gown shopping. Wow, I had no idea there were so many different styles to choose from. So this past Saturday my mom and I went to our first bridal store in Dallas. You're probably thinking this would be the most exciting day ever, right? Well, wrong!

As we were scoping out the racks with all the bridal dresses I felt this weird sensation on my knee. I didn't think anything of it. I was wearing jeans at the time so I couldn't really see my knee. The only way I can describe this sensation was that it felt like a candy wrapper had fallen through a whole in my pocket and made it's way down to my knee. So as it started bothering more and more I tried pushing the "wrapper" with my hands outside of my jeans to get it to fall out the bottom. While doing this my mom keeps joking with me that it's probably a bug. I told her "yeah whatever" there's no way because I'm wearing jeans. Well I was WRONG, very WRONG! I never saw a "wrapper" come out from the bottom of my jeans but what did fall out was a completely smashed huge dead cricket. I'm not just talking a baby cricket, this thing was the mother ship of all crickets. I thought I was going to pass out right in the middle of the store. All I could keep saying over and over to my mom was to find a bathroom. By this time my face was beat red and I started feeling nauseous. I ran to the bathroom and tore off my jeans and took all the paper towels off the roll and drenched them in hot water with that play like liquid soap they put in all public bathrooms. I scrubbed and scrubbed my knee off then had to do the same to the inside of my jeans. I won't give you any details but all I can say is that it was GROSS! So I ended up having to turn my jeans inside out and wear them back out into this store. By this time everyone in the whole store was looking at me like I was some kind of freak. In the end I figured out what had happened. As I was walking into the store the cricket must have jumped into the bottom of my pant leg and what I was feeling that felt like a "wrapper" was this thing jumping around trying to find his way out. Then since I thought his jumping around was a wrapper I ended up smashing it on my own knee.

I'm here to say that I made it through alive and well. But I'm honestly scarred at looking for bridal dresses. I still can't even look at bridal gowns in magazines without thinking about this whole incident. So if I show up to my wedding wearing a business suit you'll know why, it's because I couldn't get over this incident.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We're Getting Baptized!!

So this Saturday, August 30, 2008, Kristen and I are going to be Baptized! Not at the same time but right after one another. This is such an exciting time for the both of us to profess our love for Christ and share it with our family and friends. Growing up Catholic you are baptized as a baby and that's that. No real relationship with God, no choice to do so. So now, both Kristen and I have made our choice to shout our battle cry for Jesus and take the Biblical plunge. I think Ephesians 2:8-10 says it best:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We have been saved by His grace and by His love and we are NEW Creations in Him!!

Weird things I am thinking about Baptism:
1. That I will forget what to say
2. Will water get in my nose?
3. Will the water be cold?
4. America's Funniest Video of that kid doing a cannon ball into the baptismal

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Take Me Out To The Ballgame. . Ok We Will...

So this weekend was eventful. No really it was. Let's see(cracking of knuckles inserted here). . .
Ok so on Friday we had our Small Group over at the Seedorf's casa and we had fellowship and dessert and we will be starting our book study in a couple of weeks, so we are excited about that.
Saturday was what the French like to call, relaxing or something like that. We hung out over at Kristen's mom's house and did a whole lot of lazy relaxing. Saturday night is our church night and this past service we had a guest speaker that survived the 9/11 attacks. His message was powerful to say the least.

Sunday was again very relaxing throughout the morning and in the evening we had tickets to the Frisco Rough Rider baseball game(thanks to Kristen volunteering for the Make A Wish Foundation) to which some of our small group peeps came out to. Below is a picture of Kristen and I watching the game, well not while we were taking this picture but before and after this we were. The weather was awesome as were the hot dogs. Oh and we also had a staple of baseball games, David's sunflower seeds. We had forgotten how great these were!! Anyways, we all had a great time and we even got T-Shirts for Kid's Night Out!

Kristen & I Just Chillin' and then Justin, Angie, Erin, Trip and the
little ones Jaxsen and Drew

Audra & Kohan

Yesterday we had dinner over at Jeff & Marianne Haley's house. We had asked them if they would do our Marriage Counseling and they gladly accepted so they invited us over so we could build on our relationship with them. It was a life changing evening of fellowship with both of them and Kristen and I both had an amazing time.

Today we met with Matt who is the Student Ministry Pastor at our Church about helping with the Student Ministry in the Fall. He laid out what his plan was for the students and we do have to say that his vision is amazing and the students that attend are going to benefit so much from all the hard work that he along with others have put into this ministry. So as you can see we have been busy for a bit now and watching the Olympics every night till late does not help us not be tired the next day. So right now as soon as I finish this, I am setting myself on the couch and not getting up for a while. Yeah, that's right, lazy time once again!! It's the best! Arivederci' or something like that that means later.. . so later. .

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm Still Here!

Yes, I'm still here alive and well. I haven't posted in awhile. Sebastian is so good at blogging that I sometimes forget to get on myself and post. We are both getting over these terrible sinus infections. It has been the pits. Wedding plans are going well, right now we are in the midst of trying to find a photographer. We need to get some pictures taken so that we can start mailing out our save-the-date magnets. As each month passes I get more and more excited about the big day! I can't wait to begin our life together as husband and wife.

I have a new interest called "hot yoga" and it's just that, hot! I went a couple of weeks ago with some friends to try it out. I was so scared that I was going to pass out from the heat but I ended up doing a lot better than I thought. This type of yoga really plays tricks with your mind, so you can't let it get the best of you. I hope when Sebastian and I start feeling better that he will try it with me.

Things that have been on my mind lately:
- Starting 3 school classes in the fall and not knowing how I'm going to get through it.
- Why do sinus infections have to linger so long?
- Why our cat Moo-Moo has to feel the need to unravel the toilet paper off the role everynight?
- Why does chocolate have to taste so good?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Not Feeling Well? No We Are Not

Well for the last week we have been under the weather, sick as a dog, whatever analogy you want to say, we were it. It all started with what's called germs. Yeah, I caught some germs and it turned into Sinusitis, or a Sinus Infection and then Kristen caught it from me as she was taking care of me. So now we both have it and it's not fun! I researched WebMD (Kristen loves to diagnose symptoms and she checks it out on WebMD to see if she was right. She's right a lot about symptoms!) to see what this was all about and here is what is says:

Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, tiredness, a cough that may be more severe at night, and runny nose or nasal congestion. In addition, drainage of mucus from the sphenoids (or other sinuses) down the back of the throat (postnasal drip) can cause a sore throat and can irritate the membranes lining the larynx (upper windpipe).

Yeah, we have all of these!! And the best part of it is. . . .that nothing works to get rid of it! Not prescriptions, over the counter or any type of medicine seems to help. Needless to say we are tired of being sick and can't wait to get over this virus thing called Sinusitis.

On a brighter note the new york stankees are 9 games out of 1st Place in the AL East! We have been watching the Olympics everyday and we have been at the edge of our seats when the swimming competitions are on. The other day we watched the Men's 4x100 Relay in which the USA edged out France for the Gold Medal. It was an awesome swim! Oui Oui!! Mocking the French there. Au Revoir for now.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What's Been Going On? I Don't Know, Why Don't You Tell Us. ..

So we are trying to get better at this posting everyday thing on our blog. So far, it's been once a week but we feel like that's been pretty good. So let's see, it's Tuesday today and it's hot. I mean HOT!!! It's been over 100 degrees for like six months it feels like. There is a possible hurricane forming in the Gulf of Mexico that will bring cooler temperatures here pretty soon, but we hope that nobody is hurt as that makes landfall.

This past weekend Kristen and I got together with our small group on Friday and had a great time. We had fellowship, cookies and Wii. We all got together and decided what our first book study would be so that was good. Then we ate cookies and played Mario Kart on the Wii. It was a lot more complicated than it used to be on the Super Nintendo back in the day, but it sure was fun!!

Church on Saturday was a wake up call for us,well I think for the entire congregation. The new message was A Cause Worth Everything. It was about being generous to things that we truly are passionate for. It was a challenge from Kevin to all of us to step up and put all of our Faith in God, our one and only provider. Although it's hard at times to hear that you are wrong in a sense, it's good to know that there's people that will slap you in your face per say when needed.

I was looking at my Chick Fil A calendar and noticed that this month there are three cows dressed up like the 3 Amigos playing Mariachi music. It's pretty funny. I am anxiously waiting for our new Netflix movie because it is Season 1 of Get Smart from the 60's. I used to watch this show on Nick @ Nite all the time and I wanted Kristen to watch it to see if she will like it.

Peede pi pi peede pi pi, That's all folks. (Porky Pig reference there)