(Hilarious. I cannot stand her, and she isn't even registered to vote)
WOW, what a weekend. I don't know about all of you but I am so ready to talk/hear about anything OTHER than the election today. I voted last week, and feel good about my choice. I am worried about what today will bring and what will happen to our country if the other party wins, but I'm optimistic that our country will be ok.
SO on to less stressful things (kind of)
This weekend was fun and exhausting! Friday was obviously Halloween. I helped my boss (I'm a nanny) prepare for their neighborhood party. The kids were so cute dressed as Sully and Mike from Monsters Inc. They had a great time trick or treating, and it was fun to see how much more they understood it than last year.
Saturday morning Vince and I had to be here (my job) at 7am so the parents could catch their flight to Chicago. We have the kids until tomorrow, and I am TIRED! It's so much fun to play parents for 5 days, but we are definitely ready for some alone time when it's over. We had some friends over to their house on Saturday for the GA/FL game. It was so much fun! I love to entertain, but obviously can't do it in our little apartment. It's fun to have people over to an actual house.
Sunday was another big day. We finally went to look at our dream venue (note: for new readers, we are not engaged. We have been together for 4 years, and I have decided that I'm not going to wait for the ring to start planning our wedding :) ) I blogged about the venue here, but we hadn't seen it yet. As expected, it was EVERYTHING we hoped it would be and more. Suzy, the worlds most amazing wedding coordinator, planner, decorator, landscaper, extraordinaire-was as incredible in person as she was via email. Just so down to earth, sweet, caring, and in LOVE with her job and what she does. If anyone lives in GA, I strongly recommend checking out Neverland Farms (her website is being revamped. It doesn't do it justice) It truly is incredible.
Now for the stressful part. We aren't engaged. Vince is super secretive about when we will be, and I am frustrated. Not necessarily with him, but with the situation. I am controlling. I admit that. I like to plan, and I like to know what's going to happen and when. It is so hard for me to relinquish control of this situation and just wait. We have been together for so long and I'm tired of waiting! I'm so ready to marry him and start the next chapter of our lives together.
I am also ready and 100% willing to let go of the ring and pick out something much more practical. Like this:
As my mom pointed out, young married couples nowadays seem to need to have it all right away. The big ring, the big wedding, the big house, the nice cars, the fancy vacations. The point my mom makes is that we have our whole lives to build up to these things and look forward to them. Why do we have to have it all now? So it's with this in mind that I explained to Vince that I would be so happy to pick a ring out together in an antique store and get engaged. I don't need to wait for the ridiculously expensive ring. I would rather get married. Get a house. Not have debt. These are the things that matter. Not a huge diamond. Even if they are gorgeous to look at.
He said he needs to think about it. I think he feels like by not getting the ring I (stupidly) insisted I had to have for so many years, he would be letting me down.
But he wouldn't be.
Because he would be marrying me, and there's no let down there.