So, I can’t sleep because I have so much work to do, and I’ve been meaning to update this way more. My picture taking has sufficed my memory jogging requirements. (aka the Nikk chronicles)
Man, where has the last 2 years gone? Two years ago (come the 15th), the love of my life and I officially became a couple. I had been infatuated with her for many months prior, I was just to chicken to make my move. Finally, with the threat of loosing her forever, I dove head first into a journey that would become my life. 5 months in, and I somehow convince her that she should move in with me. Sucker… B-)
And now, we are 22 days away from being Mr. and Mrs. Folts! I can only speak for myself, but “Hell Yeah!”. We’re perfect for each other! Somebody who I can confide in, someone who I can be myself around… and that somebody… that one-and-only someone… is Christine.
Anyways, just wanted to start off with happiness before I get into the complaining. B-)
Wedding planning is the most epic pain in the ass known to mankind. Every time you think you are almost done, you realized you forgot a bunch of stuff you still haven’t done. Every time you think you have paid everything, another random expense comes up. Elope……
I’ve spent that last few nights finalizing plans, and getting everything together for our honeymoon. The “light at the end of the tunnel”. I think we have everything worked out. It does however look like the Athens excursion we wanted is booked (I read online that they sell some to people who want to buy prior to departure, and another bunch for the people who decide late and book on the boat itself).
For those of you who have no clue what we’re doing for our honeymoon, we’re going on a 12 day cruise through southern Europe! Rome, Sicily, Rhodes, Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul, Naples, and back to Rome. A last hurrah if you will, as we plan on having kids right away (she started prenatal vitamins already… woot).
We are staying one night in a 4 star hotel in Rome as well, as by booking the cruise through PriceLine, we got a $140 credit toward the “name your own price®” hotel reservation. We bid $60, they added $140 to that, and now we are going to sleep like royalty! It’ll be nice to actually be able to relax, as we haven’t had a single un-eventful weekend in as long as I can remember… (yes, my memory sucks, but regardless, it’s been a really really long time).
I just purchased my wedding band through my company Gemvara! It is going to be super duper awesome, as I know they make awesome stuff, as I work there. I also bought my god daughter and niece presents from Gemvara so they can remember being in my wedding. (Though, Avery is pretty young)
Speaking of work, works been crazy busy as well, I have lots to get done before I go on my vacation of epicness. I haven’t taken one day off this year so far (that I haven’t made up over a weekend), as I’ve been saving vacation days! I worked most of this past Saturday so I could enjoy what might be my last ever hosting of a Marathon Monday party. <tear>
It turns out, Tim McGraw (the famous country singer) and I share the same 8th Great Grandfather… pretty epic. Tim McGraw was on Ancestry.com’s “Who do you think you are?”, and they trace his line back to a Jost Hite… I haven’t played around with that line in a while, but from what I have down, Jost is both of our 8th great grandfathers. I actually found out about the episode because my cousin’s wife Becky mentioned that she is related to him… which means, Chad and Becky may be first cousins 8 times removed, or is it 8th cousins… well, whatever it is, pretty incestual. B-) Anyways, there was a lot of great info that I didn’t have about him that they have in the episode.
I’m really excited about the wedding. I can’t wait to see everyone, and just let everyone have a good time! We’re going to attempt to Skype and/or broadcast (and record) the wedding so the people who couldn’t make it will be able to feel like they took part… if nobody watches it, at least we’ll have it on tape. B-)
As you can see, I’m pretty scatterbrained. I should probably be getting some sleep… Hopefully I’ll keep this updated once every month or so. I’m sure once we have a child, I’ll be writing a ton!