Archive for January, 2012

OOOO my goodness you guys! Today Trent and I went to look at the new area we will be moving too next weekend. We went to several hotels and let me tell you, they were soooo gross. Sorry people who live in NJ, but this place is STUCK in the 90’s. You guys pay a ton of money for really nothing good. Again, sorry but so true. Take it from a girl who has lived all over, your stuff is over priced. However, we found this apartment right next to the gross hotel. They do short-term and month to month leasing. YAY. It is 735 sq ft, which is HUGE to me. I mean I seriously thought I died and went to heaven, but when it is 2x as big as the place I have been living in for the past year, I guess it would be huge. *Side not, I told Trent the first house we buy is going to be so small because our version of living space has been so small* Moving on though, living in the hotel would be the same amount a month as living in the apartment, but here is the catch. In the hotel we can check out whenever we have to no problem. In the hotel if we sign a 6 months lease it is 250 more a month than a 12 month lease. You are allowed to break your lease, no problem. The only thing is you have to give a 30 day notice and you have a penalty fee of one month rent. On top of a cleaning fee that gets taken out of the security deposit. So it would only make money sense to live there for 5 to 6 months. If we stay any less time we lose out on a bit more money. UGH. Decisions decisions.

So that is what is going on over here. Just having to make a choice on what to do with our living situation. Pray that God just makes it clear for us.

Nighty night

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I have no heart.

Oh my goodness. Am I the only one who has no problem cutting people out of my life? I am not saying this as in I drop people for no reason. I drop people for good reasons. Background:

I had a friend that I grew up with. She was the one that introduced me to everything bad. Like smoking, drinking, said I needed to have sex, fibbing to my parents. Things like that. Well when she was 16 she got pregnant. I told her to keep the baby, she did not want to. So she did not. She got pregnant at 17 kept the baby and got pregnant again and 19 I believe. I was there for her through it all. I was there making bottles, feeding kids, putting them to bed, cleaning house. I went to college and came hom and was still their for her. Her father died while I was at college. I got the call in the morning as was there by the afternoon. I was there. I mowed her lawn, did her hedging, washed her car. I did it because she was a kid with kids and I loved her. I did not want the people in the neighborhood looking down on her for her house not looking good. One day i realized that while I was doing everything, she did nothing. All her conversations were about her, her entire life was about her. We all knew she was prettier, skinnier, and better than me. When I was unhappy with how she was behaving it was because I was not cool. Ya know? So I woke up one day and just never called her again. The End. I did not give reason to her because we did not have a fight, I just realized I was really the only friend in the relationship. Not fair.

I have cut off more people from my life for pretty much the same kind of reasons. Or for different reasons entirely. The fact is I am pretty cold about the situation. I just do not care. Now someone in my life is trying to do the cut off thing but failing at it and I just do not understand. When I tell this person to simply just stop what you are doing, and it will go away because the other person never calls or cares unless it is about them. So it will be over pretty quickly. But they just can’t do it and I end up looking like I have no heart at all. The fact is I do, I just have a heart for people who have a heart for me. This person has been trying to cut off the other person for some time now, but they keep getting sucked back in because they keep reading out to them. Not the other way around. So there comes a time where I just don’t have pity for the person who is trying to do the cutting.

Am I the one missing something? Is it hard for everyone and I am just some cold person? I like to think of myself as logical. Maybe I am not.

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*Guys- as in men, this may not be the post for you. So you may move on if you wish at this point in time.

*Girls- if talking about girly things makes you uncomfortable in a public forum, you may wish to leave now.
– All of you who decide to move on today, I will include you all tomorrow 🙂

Everyone else, I am glad you stayed. I will not go into too much detail to make anyone sick, BUT every month for one day I am down for the count. I have to leave work, I come home sick. I have about 1 hour when the back pain kicks in before it will be hard for me to walk. I hurt in my front and in my back and nothing helps. Things were bad when I was young and first became a woman. I got on birth control and got off birth control Nov 2010 because I did some research and it is something I just no longer want to put in my body. For those of you who do use birth control, that is your personal decision and this blog will never tell you what to do with your body.

The problem is I have to miss work because the pain is debilitating. Trent had never seen this before but he had the chance to last month. He was SHOCKED to see my pain and tears he also saw how I pass out because the pain gets so bad… Which is a bit scary to see I am sure. He knew things were not good when I would asked to be taken home but he just had no clue. Today he was out of the office and I had the pain set in. We drove into work together this morning and he left running an errand. I called him and told him the pain set in… if you think I joke about my pain in a room filled with men he said “Oh, NO! I am leaving right now to get you” He actually said Oh no with such emotion I could have cried knowing he knows I am not just being a baby.

I went to the doctor and nothing is actually wrong with me. My uterus and ovaries look “beautiful”. My tests come back normal. There is nothing wrong with me. SO what do I do? Pain killers do not touch it (and I rarely even take advil because I am not a big fan of taking drugs when it is not completely beneficial.. so when I do take them it should work) and I do not want to go on birth control again. I can’t keep missing work and what if this happens on vacation? It would be horrible. If someone told me today we could leave right now and go to Hawaii.. I would tell them I would just have to wait till tomorrow.

What do I do??!! Any suggestions?

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we moved!

Hey everyone! We got an email last night saying to come to New Jersey and work out of the office. So we packed up what all we had left in the room and left this morning. We got to the office around 2pm , worked till 6pm, checked into the new hotel, ordered pizza and now watching House!

Thanks everyone for your prayers, kind words, and thoughts the past couple days. You guys uplift me more than you know. Wish me luck with work this week, it is going to be a bit tricky.

Nighty night!

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Happy Friday! I got to work from home today and oh my goodness. I was so busy it was crazy, but I was in the zone! I love when work goes by so quickly like that. When I looked at the clock it always jumped 2 hours ahead, so it was super fast day.

Where are we going you ask? Oh we still do not know. The jobsite is buttoned up completely. The office trailers left this morning at 7:30am. We still have no clue where we can go. We do not know if we can go home, we do not know if we should head to the NJ office. We know nothing. SO for the time being we will continue to hang out in our hotel room , which is fully packed. So I am really trying not to stress here people, but it is literally taking everything I have to reign it in. No good.

So because we have no clue where we are going and we found out our winery was having a scratch and dent sale on their red wine, we decided to go ahead and run up there. We purchases a case of wine, then continued to go and buy 3 bottles of champagne and several more bottles of wine from different wineries. Needless to say we opened a bottle tonight. Hahaa. I told Trent, we may have no place to live but never fear….. we have wine! We sound like we drink all the time, when in reality we have a bottle of wine MAYBE once a month. Everything in moderation right?! Haha.

Ok so that is the update. Pray for me please. I am starting to get like…. well like feeling I really want to know where I am going. When it really does not matter. We have enough money in the bank, we have cars that work, we have one another and best off we have a God that knows what He is doing.

Nighty night, I will keep you posted.

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This is going to be quick:  It is Thursday and we still do not know where we are going.  Needless to say a little bit… on edge. Not stressed because Trent and I get to stay together no matter what.  So at least I have him. I would just like to know if I get to go see my parents or not. Ya know?

Ok, thats it for tonight.


Nighty night 🙂  Wanna pic? Ok.

This is of me and my sister in law Lindy! We went on a hike (same hike as the pic from yesterday). Lots of fun!! Love her!

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Did you forget about me?  I did not forget you, but I have been kind of busy.. Kind of lazy.  Let me do some explaining.

So, we are moving this Friday.  Which is pretty normal. If you will remember from previous posts such as Too Much…blah and Saying sorry. wah wah either way I am not very pleasant during these times.  My new years resolution was to be a bit better in this department.  So this weekend Trent decided we should get ready to move.  Things were pretty much packed, but my house was a mess. Messes stress me out for some reason.  I am not sure why, but I just cannot seem to sleep if I know something really needs to be cleaned. Ya know?

Ok moving on. So like I said.. New Years Res blah blah blah.  I completely shut down!  I am not talking a little bit, I am talking a lot of bit. Like completely just sitting and doing nothing and feeling overwhelmed.  Thank God Trent bucked up and was able to take over the family chores.  Now do not get me wrong.  I made breakfast lunch and dinner. We worked out.  I got things done, just not packing. When Trent and I sat down for dinner on Monday (when it was all over) I told him I realized that I did nothing.  I said “There has to be a middle ground.  Something between stressed and shutting down”  He said he thought I just did not want to go outside and be cold.   I said, well that too!

I am happy he did not think less of me and I am kind of glad he realized I do not like the cold. Hahaha. That is a boys job anyhow right?!  Haha  So that is what is going on here. Oh and in case you want to ask where we are going… I have no clue and we are moving this weekend.

Good times Good times!

Wanna see a pic of us in beautiful MI?


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So we have made it to the moment of truth. The Bride walks down the aisle to meet her husband!  My dad and mom both walked my sister down the aisle and it was amazing. Some would say tear jerking because that is exactly what I did.  The moment I saw my sister crying (normally she sees it as a weakness) and literally shaking…. I was a done.  Thankfully so were all the other bridesmaids.  We were a chorus of sniffling and tear wiping as my beautiful sister, who looked like a life size Barbie doll came walking down the aisle.  She took her place next to her husband and made the biggest promise of her life.  One that our family by all costs will help her keep, no matter what.   

Just LOOK at the dress! AMAZING!

Now that the vows are done it is time for some pics.  You know my rule on pictures.  The goofier I look the better 🙂

In the pic of above is my mom (she is a great time), me, and the bride! Now time for a pic so you can actually see what the bride looked like.  Are you ready for this?!  Oh goodness here we go.

Her dress actually has little feathers on it in the shape of a flower with a bead or pearl depending on the flower inside of it. It is fluffy and fun. She looks like a million dollars. You will also notice Trent has on his sun glasses in this pic. Yes, he wore them on his head in every pic.. including the professional family pics. Hahaha! Dork.

This is the reception.  It had pink lighting and was absolutely a dream!  As you can see the feather centerpieces really worked out well in the space and it is just sooooo pretty!

The first dance as husband and wife!

This is the cake. It is beautiful but tasted … well.. when I sat down at the table and there was not a piece for me I looked at Trent. He said “Umm, it tastes like whole wheat!” HAHAHA! I took a bite of his and almost spit it right out of my mouth. It was gross.. seriously not worth the money. However, we knew this to begin with. The place that held the reception does all of the food and they just have not gotten down the cake right. If we would have went with an outside company we would have still had to pay for this cake plus another one. It just was not worth it. Moving ON!

This is me and my sisters good friend Cat (she is also in the wedding). We got bored and started playing with our dresses. They had like this sash thing hanging down the back of them. We thought we were pretty funny.

And in case you were wondering… Grandma made it! It would not be a party without Grandma. Get ready her birthday is coming up in March. She will be 81 for all the single fellas out there 🙂

We have reached the end of the night and it is time for the bride to stuff herself in the car! This is that 🙂 Kind of funny.

Now that she is in it is time for her happily ever after!

That concludes the wedding. Hope you had as much fun looking through pics as I did living it!

Nighty night

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Here we go:  The morning of the wedding we all wake up and get to take apart the last chain on the countdown heart!

She is holding up the heart in front of my shirt and it had one last sparkle chain on it, which means… SHE IS GETTING MARRIED TODAY!  Yay. So from here all the girls come to our room and we go to the Signature Grand and start our day.

We get there and one girl starts her hair and another girl starts her make-up (both professionally done). While we had our first toast and some champagne we decided we should start on getting the centerpeices together. Yes, we had to make our own…. you may think this is where the drama starts, but you would be wrong.

Then we decided it was time to learn our dance. We did a little dance to Katy Perry’s song Firework, this was to start the dancing on the dance floor. We are still having fun here. So far no one knows what has gone wrong.

This is Neil’s wedding day jump suit. It says “Mrs. Ipps” on the butt, has a huge ring on the hooded sweatshirt and really is just super fun.
Now it is time for the drama. Are you ready?……… My sister is getting ready to get her hair done. We realize that we do not have her tiara or jewelry. The night before my mom and I had rummaged through some stuff for the honeymoon suite and we could have packed it in that bag. The problem is that Trent and my dad decorated the suite and it is 30 minutes away.. and let’s face it.. men looking for anything is just laughable. Not that you guys do not know how to look, it is that you are lazy in your looking. You would rather us magically be able to tell you, instead of look under ever nook. My sister quickly got into a bad mood and my mom started trying to back track when the last time they saw it. This made my sister annoyed and I said ‘Hey I am fully ready for your wedding. That means I have 4 hours to search everywhere and I will find it.” I made Trent come pick me up and I found it right away! YAY! So now we move on.

Momma P getting ready, this was while Neil was still upset.

The guys are showing up, which means we are getting closer to the big moment.

The flowers made it! (if you look close her ring is somewhere in there)

We started to run late so she had to get her hair and makeup done at the same time.. now one last step…….

To get into the dress and GET MARRIED!!!!!

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So we get down there and get ready to go practice the ceremony then go out to eat with the families. 

Here we are in our line up. A couple of the grooms men did not show up for it. So that also was another little snafu. BUT we had some guys that were able to step in so the rest of us could get used to the placement of things. I walked down the aisle with the grooms brother Frankie. He was a riot and we laughed a lot while we were waiting. So this whole part was a huge success. We got the lighting down for the room and everyone knew what was expected of them. From here we go to EAT!

Here Trent and I are taking a pick. I think I am funny so I decided to continue eating my plantain. We ate at a Cuban eatery and it was delish! I was super stuffed and just wanted my pj’s after dinner, so that is really a sign of good food. YUM

Sissy monster and Me goofin around before she becomes a MRS. Awwww 🙂 Trent was yelling at us because we have no clue how to take a regular pic. His words “You guys ruin every pic, just like your dad because you can’t make a pretty face.” HAHAHA! He said it in a joking voice.. not like seriously. So it was funny and made us do it even more.

Now my favorite part! Gifts. We got our jewelry, some lip gloss, a fun looking nail file, some Love Spell lotion, and I got an extra necklace because I am the sister… which means I am a little bit special. 🙂 Also she gave us a super sweet hand written card.

So the first night went just fine and we all had a great time. Lots of laughs.. and lots of fun.

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