Saturday, December 22, 2007

He wins for most thoughtful ever!!!!

Dave and I had our Christmas last night. We always open our presents here at home the night before we leave to Winnemucca. There is no point in packing all of our presents up there and then bringing them all home so we have our own little Christmas each year. Well he officially wins for most thoughtful anything ever!! My big present was definitely something that I had wanted ever since he has known me...and he was right...never in a million years would I have guessed that it was this!!!

He got me a log bed! It's not here yet and he wanted me to be able to open something under the Mr. Thoughtful and creative made this for me to open!

Seriously how cute is he! I think I like this better than the real bed...ok right now I do but when the real bed gets here it will be my favorite! I will have to update with more later! We were supposed to leave around 9am and we don't have anything done YIKES!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Now it let's me do it!

There after I hit publish post it let me do the damn picture! So there you go!!

Another round of dresses

Alright I said I would post the next night and tell you all my favorites and then I waited forever and didn't post...sorry!

Here were my favorites in order from favorite to not so much! Dress #4, #1, #3, #2. Dress #2 is definitely out of the running! After looking at the pictures that night I thought to myself why did I even like that dress at the store!

Everyone that left a comment thought that Dress #1 looked the best and that was their favorite. Patty was the only person to say that she liked dress #3. This was the blog consensus. Everyone at my school liked dress #4 the best and then the one male opinion I asked was dress #3. My sister looked at the pics that night and she loved dress #3.

So Saturday when my sis was in town we went to try the dresses on again. #2 wasn't even an option anymore and it was between the other 3. So I tried them all on. And I must say that my favorites quickly changed! Dress #1, the one you guys all liked, became my least favorite when I tried it on again. I think it is just too plain...there is nothing to it and it became my least favorite. So now it was between the other 2. I had my heart really set on dress was my favorite and although it did have some bead work on it, it wasn't over the top and too foofy for me. I did however dislike the design at the bottom of the dress...especially when I tried it on and saw that it wasn't centered with the rest of the stuff on the dress. No good! Plus that dress is discontinued. So it's either buy it then, or wait and if I still like it pray it's still there.

But when I tried Dress #3 on again, it became a close tie between that one and #4. I didn't really like the buttons on the back of it, but I did like that it was more slimming on me than dress #4. I also liked that it had no detail on the bottom of the dress like dress #4. It wasn't as plain as #1 and it wasn't as decorated as #4. I started liking dress #3 the more I went home and looked at the pictures. My sister and her friend both said that they thought it looked the best on me. So did the male at my school that I asked. He said it really slimmed me up and didn't accentuate things that were already out there, as in my boobs. He was trying really hard to be nice and say that but he ended up making a Dolly Parton comment haha!

So as of right now, Dress #3 is my favorite and probably (I say that and god knows I will change my mind) the one I will go with. My sister also tried on a dress while we were there. She is 15 years older than me and she hates her arms. Shannon knows what I am talking about when I say we Arrate girls hate our arms! So she wanted something that covered that up and she was being super picky. She found a dress that she liked and ironically enough, it wasn't a bridesmaid's dress. It was the mother of the bride dress. With my mom being gone, she is going to have to partially try to fill that role too so I figure it was fitting. I really liked the dress on her. It looked really nice and complimented her well. Only dilemma now is that it changes the colors of the wedding a bit because the dress is a dark chocolate brown. But that's ok because Dave really wanted brown as a color in the wedding. Here is a picture of her and in dress 3 and her in the dress that I like on her! OR NOT BECAUSE IT WON'T LET ME LOAD A PICTURE! I feel your pain now Jen!!!

I guess I will post the picture later when it wants to work. But as of now, I think I am going to go with dress 3...not too plain, not too foofy! So good job Patty for picking my favorite dress...even if it was my favorite after my second try on haha!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Dresses

I went to try on dresses tonight. I can't say that I was dying with excitement but after I put on the first dress I was a little more bride like. I tried on about 7 dresses and I can't say that I found one that I was just in love with that I couldn't live without. The last three we tried on were more of just seeing if I liked a halter or strapless because everything I had tried on previously was strapless. There were 4 dresses that I liked and had her write down. I didn't feel like the lady was all that helpful. She was nice, but I kind of felt like she was rushing us and that she didn't really want to bring more dresses and that after trying on 4 dresses I should know which one I want to buy! She had another girl come in so maybe she was actually feeling rushed but still I didn't get a good vibe from her in the helpful department. So here are the four dresses that I liked. I won't say which one is my favorite because I don't want to influence anyone's thoughts on the dresses. Please remember that you are looking at the dress here. Ignore the nerdy looks on my face, the closed eyes, and the hair that looks like it had an encounter with a weed whacker! Let me know which dresses you guys like...I hope you can see them good enough in the pictures.
Dress #1

Dress #2

Dress #3

And finally Dress #4

So there you go ladies...after you all comment I will post another blog letting you know which ones I like more than the others or what I like about each one.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Let the Madness Begin!

It's been a while since I have written...I seem to want to do everything else at night besides write on a blog (oh and grade papers...I REALLY need to grade papers!)

I spent most of the weekend Christmas shopping! I was ready to kill people by the time I made it to Target. The traffic on Virginia St. was RIDICULOUS!! It took 25 minutes to get from the Peppermill down to the mall! YUCK. Add to that the idiots that can't drive in the snow and you have a pissed off afternoon in the making. We got shopping done for my nephew...we are going to get Dave's nephew a few more little things and then my niece. Adult wise we have nothing done! I do however have Dave done which is nice. Now I just need to get him out of the house so I can wrap the stuff.

Tomorrow I am going to try on wedding dresses! YAY...I think! I'm not exactly super excited to be doing this. I know I need to start looking because I know I am going to be really picky. And I know they need a lot of time to order it and make alterations and clearly I am going to be a skinny hot mama by my wedding...think skinnier! My dad was all stressed that I was going to buy this tomorrow and what if I gained 10 lbs or lost 10 lbs (he said that to save face!) I had to explain that I was just looking tomorrow. I really want to figure out my bridesmaids dresses because my friend Shasta is coming up in January and I want to be able to show her things that I have picked out because we are having a wedding planning weekend together! But finding a dress has been the last thing on my mind and I"m not sure why. Were all you married gals excited to find your dresses or no? Either way...I will post pictures tomorrow night so you can all see some differnet styles and give me your thoughts!