I thought this day would never come! It's been 5 weeks without my sweet momma in my life on a daily basis. I'm happy my mom went on her little rendevous to Germany because she needs a vacation too, ya know? She loves going to her "homeland" if you will and experiencing all the German stuff. She is in her own element when she is there. (I'll probably be blogging here in the next couple days about how she is getting on my nerves with speaking German and using a ridiculous accent, haha!) You never realize how much you need a mom in your life until they are gone. I'm 24 and I still need my mom like I needed her back in my childhood. My mom is the backbone of our family, the silly one who always makes us laugh at any given moment, she is so much fun to be around and not having her here for 5 weeks was miserable. With her being out of the country, in Germany, I couldn't just call her anytime I wanted, although I could email anytime, it's just not the same. But I can't complain, communication between her, myself, and my dad was a lot better this time around than her trip 2 summers ago. It seems like she has been gone forever, but at the same time, the time went by so fast! Maybe the communication on a daily basis made the time go by fast. Not to mention I've been so busy with planning the wedding, throw work in there, babysitting, and spending time with my sweet Brandon. Needless to say my friends, I am so happy that my mom is coming home today! Her flight gets in @ 1:35pm which my clock says it's 1:28pm right now. My brother is picking her up at the airport. I will be counting down the hours and minutes till I get off work to go home and see her!
Unfortunately, I won't be able to spend a lot of time with her tonight when she gets back. I coach softball and we have practice tonight. I wouldn't be going if my dad was going to practice but he just left for 4 days on a fishing trip with my cousins. Yeah, my dad doesn't get to see my mom for another 4 days......he is sad about that, he reaaaaaaaaaally missed my mom while she was gone. But what's another 4 days right? :)
Like I said before, now that my momma is back, its FULL SPEED ahead for wedding planning! Monday we are meeting at the church where I am getting married ( First Colony Church of Christ) to walk through details and whatnot. We will also be shopping for my mom's dress here shortly once she gets settled back home and gets back on Texas time. We are going to be ordering my bridal portrait soon, super excited about that! Wedding planning is much stressful than it seems, so for all you soon-to-be-brides, have fun, don't stress too much, and pick what YOU want. Don't settle for the first thing you see because there are sooooooooo many ideas, dresses, colors, flowers, gifts, favors, linens, rings, cakes, etc out there to choose from.
I want to make a shout out to my good ole' friend from California... Valerie Gale! Val and I played softball together at ACU and became friends instantly! I sent her an email for an updated home address and asked her if she would be coming to my wedding. She told me she IS COMING!!!!!!! I was shocked, stunned, suprised, and excited to hear that she was coming! Then she told me she had already bought her ticket, which confirms and seals the deal! I totally didn't think she would be able to make the wedding because of everything being so exspensive now-a-days ( i.e. plane tickets). This definitely made my day and makes me even more excited about my wedding! It's going to be a mini- ACU softball reunion with Danielle, JD, Val, and possibly some other softball girlies. WAHOO!
That's all I have for now... wish I had some pictures to post to spice things up but I haven't used my camera AT ALL this summer. Super strange for me because I am a picture freak! Oh wait, it was used at B and I's couple shower but that doesn't really count, I guess.
Since my post was and ode to my momma, I encourage everyone to call your mommas and tell them how much you love them! :)