Sunday, February 10, 2013

Say "Yes" to the...

I haven't posted much for a while, mostly because my life has been in constant upheaval for... well for almost three years.  To quote one of my favorite movies, let me sum up.

I met the love of my life (my Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder), and we moved in together in Long Beach.  A few months after we moved, I was laid off, and started working for a new company in Lake Forest (where I had ironically moved *from*).  A few months later, I had some seriously expensive legal and auto troubles.  Long story short: change your address with the DMV when you move.

Fast forward to last summer, the Nerfherder finished college and found a job, allowing us to move closer to work in a bigger place so his kids from his previous marriage could come live with us.  We became an instant family and have much joy and fun together.  More upheaval, the Nerfherder lost his job, I lost my job, and we just about killed our credit getting through Christmas.

There was good though.  My Nerfherder found a new job more in line with his skill set (he's an amazing artist and wants to make video games and movies).  I found a new job working for a large, stable company and I'm really loving it.

And for my 30th birthday, the whole family was treated to a trip to Disneyland.  We got the rockstar treatment, and during the Christmas Fireworks, my Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder became my Scruffy-Looking Fiance.  We are getting married next Christmas, and are having a lot of fun planning.

Today I'm doing something I've never done before: I'm going shopping for a wedding dress.  I'm both looking forward to it, and not.  I've gained a lot of weight over the last three years and I'm not overly happy with how my body looks.  Plus while I don't know what I want, I know what I DON'T want, which is about 80% of what is currently popular in Wedding Dresses.  Add to that the fact that I'm still having some anxiety about the whole Wedding Process.  I fully intend to do this only once (no seriously, if he dies or we get divorced, I'm eloping to Vegas with my next husband), so I want to make sure I'll be happy with the choices I make in 40 years.

Still, I've gone online and pinned the dresses I like in our price range from the store we're going to.  My mom is SUPER excited, and she's one of my favorite people in whole world, so I know we'll have ridiculous amounts of fun.  And I know that I'm going to burst into tears the first time I see myself in a wedding dress.  So there's that.

So that's my life right now.  New job, new kids, new relationship status, and planning a wedding.  Should be a bumpy ride, but I'd love it if you came along anyway.