Ready, Set, GO!

2011 is here already.  It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in high school ... wondering when it would be over so that the next chapter of my life could start.  And in the blink of an eye, it's 2011 and my life has taken many unexpected twists and turns, but they were all welcomed!  Although I've been through my share of hardships, getting through them have made me a better person and have shown me just how much my family and friends truly mean to me!  Without my amazing family, I would not have gotten through as I did. 

Right now, I'm just enjoying some time off from school as the winter break comes to a screeching halt in less than two weeks.  Wasn't it just finals week before Christmas?!?!  Nope.  Not so much.  So much has happened since that week that I am truly thankful for!  For one, I did pretty awesome in my classes last fall, and for that, I feel GREAT!  Then I was able to spend Christmas with my fiance and both of our families.  I absolutely love Christmas, so being able to spend it with lots of love and LOTS of food just put the icing on the cake!  Then it was New Year's already!! 

I have also gotten the ball rolling with the wedding planning.  I made decisions about my wedding cake (eeeek!) and am good with that until we have the guest list completely finalized.  I really don't want to end up with 500 servings of cake leftover! :)  I am *hopefully* about to book our wedding photographer ... just have to make sure that it's what we want with the package we pick because it's a 50% deposit to book her!  But I've gotten a lot of good feedback on past weddings she's done, so I'm excited!  Then it was on to invitations ... and boy are they EXPENSIVE!  After researching some online, I thought maybe it would be doable to do them ourselves.  My brother is BADASS with his art program on his computer, so maybe he will help me come up with something and we can just get them printed instead of ordering from a company.  *FINGERS CROSSED!* 

Between doing all of that, I have been on a nonstop reading binge!  I.ABSOLUTELY.LOVE.MY.NOOKcolor!!!!!!!!!!!!  It's awesome!  I knew I would enjoy it and use it from time to time, but once I got it and used my gift card to purchase some books ... I was hooked!  It's amazing, and I love how easy it is to use.  I can take it pretty much anywhere and I get my fill of reading!  :)  Best Christmas present ever!  Thanks mom and dad!!! ♥

So, that's pretty much what's been going on.  2011 is apparently the year of change, and I'm ready for those changes!  Colten graduates this summer, we get MARRIED in November, and I graduate at the end of the year!  There's no turning back ... ready, set, GO!

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