Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are married!!!

I can't believe I haven't updated my blog yet, but I wanted to let you guys know that we are married!! Our wedding day was January 20th. :) It was such a beautiful day! I can't wait to share with you the details of our beach wedding in a longer post. For now, I'll leave you with one of my favorite pictures. :)


xoxo,
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Hair & Nails. The works.

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A few weeks ago, I got my hair cut at a new salon. New to me. I felt some pressure to cut my hair shorter than I wanted to from the stylist. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I should have known I wasn't going to get the hair cut I wanted when he told me he didn't think my layers or bangs looked good. :( Uggh...

I ended up walking out the door with no layers and hair that was a couple inches past my shoulders. I wanted to cry my eyes out, but I had to go back to work. I was on my lunch break. I saved my tears for when I came home. I cried in the evening, and I woke myself up throughout the night to cry some more. It was really fun... (Insert sarcasm.) A couple of days later, I went back to my stylist that I've been going to for years.

I told him that I had went somewhere else, and that the other had screwed up my hair. We joked around about why I would go anywhere else. For the record, it was for convenience reasons. I.E. Closer to my home. My favorite stylist fixed my hair with the layers that I love, and he didn't insult my bangs. Thank God. I felt so much relief after he finished my hair. I felt like I was back to normal, except my hair was a few inches shorter. It WILL grow back though. It is hair after all. I decided I really needed to remember a few things about this experience.

1). Never go to a different stylist when you have an important even coming up such as your wedding. 2). If a stylist refuses to do what you want for your hair, don't have him/her cut your hair. Simple as that.

I guess I only really learned two things from this experience, but now, I have more resolve to grow my hair out. It will be months, before I get my hair trimmed again. Anyhow, I'm ready to move on and make the best of this situation. I'm planning on doing my own hair for the wedding. I'm wearing it half up with an awesome headband I found at Charming Charlies. (I love that place by the way.)

I also wanted to find a clip for my hair that is on the fancier side. I'm excited that I found the necklace I'm wearing with my dress. It's super pretty. This weekend, I'm also getting my nails done. I'm trying out the no chip nail polish for the first time. I can't wait! I'm curious. Have you ever had a bad experience at a salon? A situation where you knew it could have been avoided?


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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sweet Memories

I've been sifting through old pictures of me and Bill tonight. I love looking back and thinking about everything that we've done together so far in our lives. Yes, I've been a little sentimental lately. :) Weddings will do that to you.

Here are some of my favorite memories so far.





Love you, Billy!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Catching Up

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I have so many notes of stuff that I need to accomplish for this week. I got several things done tonight, but it never feels like enough. Do you ever feel like that?  I have family and friends that I want to get together with and workouts that I want to complete at the gym. Right now, it feels like there is no time.

Tomorrow, I meeting with my trainer and going home to cook dinner with my sister. Working out will help me relax my mind, and I'm considering my hang out with Meg a reward for the packing I did tonight. :) I cleaned the house, organized my belongings for the trip, got my travel shampoo and conditioner set, and wrote a packing list. All of those things count. :) What's on your list of things to do?

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We are so close!

 *I wrote this a couple of days ago...*

I found myself completely focused on the future today. The near future. Usually, on New Years Day, I'm pondering the last year and what happened throughout it. It's not to say that I didn't think about a few things that happened this past year, but my mind is so focused on me and Bill's wedding. We are getting married in a little over 2 weeks! Sometimes, I find it hard to believe that I am getting married, and I'm marrying my best friend. It's the best feeling in the world to know that I'll have Bill with me through my life. I realize different things that I'm feeling when I talk to other people about the wedding.

A couple of days ago, my mom and I were casually talking about how soon the wedding is from now. She told me she is nervous and excited. Meaning it's such a serious commitment that she has so much respect for.  I feel the same way, and I feel ready for the commitment. I'm so excited that we'll be able to share our lives with each other.

My sister has also been really sweet when I talk to her about it. Sometimes, we're talking and she just stops and says, "Natalie, you are getting married!" I can't help but smile when she says that. It makes me so happy that she is happy for me. I feel like I process it even more when she says that to me. haha Not that I haven't been thinking about it for the past six months. ;) It's going to be a big change for me and my family. Especially since I'm the first kid to get married out of our family. Change... That is life. I can't wait to see what it will bring!


xoxo,
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