In 98 days I will be Mrs. Caitlin Hollenbeck and I could not possibly be more excited about it. At least once a day I have a moment where I think to myself, "I can't believe I'm getting married." Sometimes I still can't believe that the man I have prayed for for so long is right here in front of me and I get to spend the rest of my life with him. I am one lucky girl, that's for sure.
There are also many days when I wonder what the heck I was thinking when I thought it would be a good idea to plan a wedding and student teach at the same time. Turns out that's a lot harder than I thought it would be. Everything is going great, but it's crazy. And stressful. And I wish I had all the money in the world to hire someone to do it all for me. :) But here's where we're at so far.
We've pretty much gotten all of our registry stuff done. I am not so good at all that jazz so I have also enlisted the help of Jessica and our moms to finish it up. Tomorrow we are going to go to Crate & Barrel to finalize some things... such as which place mats match the plates while I pine after the kitchen table I fell in love with that I am sure is no longer at Macy's and the Christmas dishes from C & B that I swear I will have one day, if only in my dreams.
I have so many wonderful people in my life who are planning some great showers for me. I am so thankful for all of them. Savannah is getting married 2 weeks before me, so between the two of us, we have a shower almost every weekend starting at the end of this month. I'm so excited to start getting stuff for our house!
Speaking of, no, we still don't have a place to live. But we have some options to start looking into soon. It's hard right now because we don't know where I will be working so it's hard to know where to look.
Bridesmaid dresses have finally been chosen and most have been ordered! It took me forever, but I think these are going to be great!
I am getting a good bit of stuff done. Almost all of our save the dates have been sent, and I have this fabulous dress that I adore for the rehearsal.
Today we bought all of the wedding invitations! (pictures coming soon!) And the honeymoon has been booked. We're going on a cruise that leaves out of New Orleans and goes to Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel. We got 2 nights in New Orleans (thanks, Priceline!) before heading home. And I got a real cute new bathing suit already. I just couldn't help it. Plus nothing says weight loss motivation like a new bathing suit.
This is such a sweet time and I am trying so hard to rush through it or wish it away. So thankful that I get to spend the rest of my life with this man.