White. Ivory. Champagne. Blush.

Thankfully, time is on my side and no need to make any decisions today, or tomorrow.  Colors, Beads, Sparkle, Satin, Lace.  The list of options is endless.  Dress store number 4 happened tonight, and I should say I LOVE trying on dresses. Will it ever get old?  Unlikely!  I have never put on these types of gowns, and have never worn anything even close to these beauties!  I know people say you will know when you find your wedding dress.  I have to admit though that tears have nearly surfaced for a variety of gowns, and NONE of them look the same.

I am thankful to have actually found some that I like though.  Being open-minded I have tried on all styles, fabrics, and necklines.  The clear winners are ball gown, A-line, and Sheath dresses.  My first dress that I fell in love with is a gown by Demetrios-1449.  It is a V neck sheath dress that has a high keyhole back, lace and sparkle, and really shines!  I also won a contest awarding me $1000 towards a dress….cha-ching! Then I found Ivonne by Enzoani.  With it’s beautiful illusion neckline and sheer beaded back with full skirt it is just stunning.  I truly feel like a princess, which for the record was never really something I was looking for, but I like it!  Just when I thought I had sorted out that I like having a little bling-bling on the dress, I tried on a silk Atelier Pronovias gown-Kalea.  Add a sparkly belt and voila-magic!

Thankfully, I don’t have to decide today, or tomorrow.  I am so grateful to have my good friend from Paris joining me in a few days in little ‘ol St. Louis.  I know that she will have great feedback, which I welcome with open arms.  Not only that, but I welcome and cherish these opportunities to see her, which at best are once a year.  It is so special to have her coming here and sharing her time with me and my family.  This entire experience is eye-opening…planning a wedding.  The people who matter most are around and the small moments and comments and smiles are something I hope to keep with me forever.  I also look forward to continue to share these experiences with you the reader.  If you have any advice on stories please feel free to share!

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Moving Day!

Well it’s official….my fiancé has moved in!   I went to work today with a house that has been just mine for over five years (and Roman’s-my greyhound), and today I returned to a home I now share.  And it is fairly tidy at that for having just moved in…I’m impressed.  Having not really processed what was happening fully I was a bit curious how I would react or feel when I got home.   It feels great 🙂  I am actually feeling really happy, smiling on the inside and outside.  Not sure why I was worried, and really thought it would be fine.  But I guess with something that is such a big step and permanent (I hope) you never really know how you are going to feel I guess.

In actuality the timing is perfect!  Tomorrow I fly out to go rock climbing in Red Rocks outside of Las Vegas and my fiancé goal is to get some of the mess settled and unpacked while I am away.   Priceless!  Truly could not think of a better way for this to go down.  While I am off hanging from cliffs sweating in 100 degree temps loving every minute of it, he will put together our new bedroom furniture I purchased, replace the garage door, and set up the entertainment center in the basement.  Yes, yes he really is prince charming.  Feeling really lucky, grateful, and dare I say it, peaceful.

The Caterpillar Effect: Part 2

Every time I step outside of my comfort zone I know that I am growing, changing into a different version of myself.  Hopefully a better version-a girl can dream right?!  I just started my blog last week-now up to two whole posts-go me!  I should preface this with saying I have zero writing experience, outside of school/classes from yesteryear.  Nervous to embark on this….a little if I’m being honest.  Truly I have no idea what I’m doing–although I did sort out what a widget is and how I can add them to my page.   There was definitely some trial and error in that mini-adventure, and I still am not 100% sure I get it, but that is why I am here at Blogging 101.  I would like to learn the basics…and then some!

Me…Blogging…Why you ask?  First, I wanted to document the next year…what changes…how do I, my friends, family, others change.  Seems like a daunting task even as I type the words.  The past year I have changed in ways I would have never dreamed, but I don’t want to get in to all the gory  details just yet 🙂  Now recently engaged and making, and have made, what my father would call “adult decisions” * in regards to difficult and everyday life situations I want to see what, how, and why things change throughout the next 365 days. Sure, I can trace things back, but sometimes putting down the words and having others interact, communicate, and share their experiences can help breakdown something potentially complex and provide excellent and varied viewpoints.   I’m sure there will be the occasional less than excellent viewpoints, but let’s be positive here right?!

Me…Who am I you may wonder?  Well that I will leave for you to find in my first post: https://metamorphosis365.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/the-caterpillar-effect/

*Side note:  I am and have been an adult for quite sometime but it still makes me laugh when he says this.

I am looking forward to getting started on Blogging 101.  Also, hoping I can keep up as I will be traveling this week without a laptop…YIKES!

🙂 ABS

The caterpillar effect

I recently became engaged at the age of 32-this mind you is old for the midwest, more specifically St. Louis, MO. While I’m sure this topic will arise again later, it got me thinking. People say this is one of the most important times in your life-and I, thus far, would agree. So many things are in flux at the moment, have already changed, and certainly are going to change. For example, we are moving in together next week. Yowswers! I’m hopeful that through these important and adventurous times we grow together and change for the better. I wanted to start this blog to document who I am today vs who I am one year from now; and hopefully continue beyond that, but that’s far away and irrelevant at the moment.

So I suppose the first thing to do is a self-assessment of who I am today:
A 32 years old female living in St. Louis, MO. I am a fiancé to be! I am currently 144 pounds-hoping to shed 20 in a year-that seems doable right?! My favorite color is RED and I wear scrubs almost every day to work. I am in medical sales-another topic for later, but let’s say if happiness is yellow and sadness is blue-I would say I’m green. Pushing a green-blue color. I enjoy gardening, makeup, rock climbing, traveling, cooking-especially the involved lengthy recipes. I love my family, and enjoy binge watching TV more than a person should. Obviously, I can not describe everything I am in a sentence or a paragraph. I will say that I enjoy an adventure and am aiming to really LIVE. Looking forward-it is difficult to sometimes see how we change. We tend to morph without really “seeing” the change occur. We become a new, hopefully better version of our previous self, or sometimes we stay the same. I look forward to the future adventures and seeing how a person goes from here->there. My anthropological experience begins….or continues I should say.