With 96 days left until the wedding I found it fitting to give an update on how all the plans are going 🙂 I’ve finally found myself in a calm spot after getting caught in what felt like a downward spiral. They say when it rains it pours and so is the case with wedding planning! I swear not just one thing can go wrong at a time – it has to be a long and drawn out chain of events. Finally all feels right again (thankfully!) and that could be because I got a surprise last-minute visit from my fiance!
Patrick was in town this past weekend and it was SO wonderful to get to see him and spend some quality time with him. It is SO hard to be away from him and I think at times it takes a toll on both of us and almost turns us against each other. We’re your average couple and we fight like your average couple. We don’t have a relationship that is always sunshine and roses…but then again who does?! I must say when disagreements arise, fighting from a distance is the absolute worst. Patrick and I have always been the type that hugs it out after a blowout (I’ll never forget – one of our first big fights…he showed up on my doorstep after we reconsiled, just for a hug!) and obviously we no longer get to do that, which isn’t easy. We now have to settle for the swap of a funny youtube video – hey, whatever works right?!
But anyhow, no more negative talking! We had an amazing weekend I plan to dish all about it 🙂
So Patrick got in late Friday night. He had requested that I “have food” so I decided to go old-school and take him to my favorite college pizza place “Hometown Pizza” in Moon Township. After some nostalgic pizza for me, and just sub-par for him, we headed home to get some rest.
Saturday morning I awoke to a present being placed in front of me. As I unwrapped the purple wrapping paper I found Patrick’s #57 Titans jersey before my eyes! (Excuse the all-natural look, I told you I was woken up to the present! lol)
Something hard was wrapped inside of the jersey and I placed it on the floor and gave my fiance a big hug and kiss! I had been waiting for this jersey for about 2 months now! All of the wives, fiances and girlfriends in Teneessee wear their mans jersey and I always felt so left out because I haven’t had one! I knew it was coming because Patrick told me he ordered it Week 5 of the season…I just didn’t know when it was coming! I was thrilled that it was finally here though! After hugs and kisses Patrick said “So what else did you get?” I looked at the floor where I placed the other gift and said “a book”, and picked up the leather book as Patrick asked “What kind of book?” I about had a cow when I realized that in my hands was my very own iPad! Haha!
It was so cute, as I fired it up I found a special message…
Patrick took it upon himself to download all of his songs and games and some cool new apps to my iPad so it was all ready to go for me! So sweet!! 🙂
After playing around with it for a little while we got ready for our first appointment of the weekend. Part of the stress I had been under was the fact that the invitations I had bought had no inside envelopes. Unfortunately there was no fixing this problem and I had to start from scratch and pick new ones. Because Patrick was coming in this weekend we decided to choose together. We selected a beautiful classic set that I am very excited about! I have to say I love that Patrick and I agree on a lot of the design elements of our wedding. I’m really into classic beauty and fortunately he is too which makes for easy decision-making! 🙂 I also love that he is actually into helping me pick stuff out and has an opinion!
After selecting the invitations we went back to the house and watched “License To Wed” – haha! If you haven’t seen it, you definitely should! After the movie we got ready and went to The Capital Grille for some dinner with my sister Katie and her husband Ted. It was delicious as always!!! Mmmm!
Saturday night all of my closest friends from high school were getting together for a girls night and I had to make an appearece! After dinner Patrick and I stopped to say hello 🙂 He was a trooper as he was the only guy there for awhile – haha! The girls had fun taking pictures and designed what they say should be our first Christmas card – haha!
Sunday was an exciting day! A jeweler that Patrick heard about from some former teammates came by the house to show us some wedding rings 😀 I tell you what, I felt like I was on the Bachelor/Bachelorette having diamonds brought to my house! The jeweler came in with a bulletproof case and set them out on the table for us…it was a pretty cool experience! We think we found the rings we want which is pretty cool and it also takes a lot of pressure off the to-do list!
We spent the rest of the day cuddling up in front of the TV watching football. It was a little bittersweet watching the Steelers together on TV…something we’ve never done before. I’m glad Pittsburgh is doing so well though and am excited they are in the playoffs!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though the Titans are going to be joining them there. Between their overextended losing streak and the success of the other teams in their division they are pretty-much out of the runnings. It stinks because they were doing so well the first half of the season! On the positive side though, this means Patrick will be back sooner than we previously expected which is so exciting for me!
Sunday night we met Patrick’s Pittsburgh family, Dave, Ella and Carissa at Patron’s for some dinner. Patron’s is our spot! It’s our favorite resturant to go to together in Pittsburgh. They have the best Mexican food in Pittsburgh, hands down! Patrick says it’s the closest to Texas as he can get in Pittsburgh – haha! While there we asked if they could accomodate us for our rehersal dinner. They told us they would shut down the restaurant for us which was exciting news! When Patrick first requested Patron’s for our rehersal dinner I was a little hesitant because there isn’t a private room for parties. Now knowing that we can have the entire restaurant – that put me more at ease. I sampled a fish dish – which we will have to have as our rehersal dinner falls on a Friday night in Lent (I’m Catholic and must have fish on Friday’s during Lent) and it was yummy! Words can’t express how excited I am to know the rehersal dinner is out of the way…it’s been more stressful then the actual wedding!!!
Other big developments…We sent out our save-the-dates and released our wedding website. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out you can do so now… http://www.mywedding.com/kutschbachbailey/.
Our flower girls also have their dresses selected. I went to Alfred Angelo with my sister and her three girls and they fell in love with the most princess-like dress they had! Our fourth flowergirl, Patrick’s cousin, Caila, went this weekend to try it on. She called me from the shop and brought a tear to my eye when she said “I feel like the Bride!” – that comment stole my heart away! All four girls are going to look like they walked out of a fairytail! They are going to be the show-stoppers!
Some of the small details of the wedding are also falling into place. I feel like I am right on track which is an awesome thing! Now I just need to worry about taking care of ME! I’ve not been as vigilant on the workouts as I need to be, but all this is going to change! January 3rd this bride-to-be joins boot-camp!!! Monday through Friday at 6 AM myself and my bridesmaid Jordy will be pushing ourselves to the max!! Start praying for me now – as I KNOW I’m going to need all the prayers I can get haha! To further maximize my workouts my fiance told me he is joining my gym and we will go nightly. This is just what the bride-to-be ordered! I need someone to crack the whip and keep my rear in gear!! I’m already warning ya’ll – it’s not going to be pretty! I will probably be a huge crabby-pants so expect the rants lol!
Well that is all the news I have for now! Thanks for stopping by 🙂