Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 Holiday Card

I like the idea of having a holiday card each year together. Since this is our first married year together I felt it was something I needed to do. Unfortunately with the wedding and then getting back and working 5 out of 6 days it made it a bit impossible to get a card really done this year. With that being said, I still wanted something to cherish!

Here it is:

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their loved ones.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Couple of Teasers

My photographer was kind enough to send me a couple of teasers to satisfy my appetite before the holidays. Here are three pics!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm a MRS.!

My wedding day was this past Saturday and it was incredible. I could not have asked for anything better.

Friday morning I took my matron of honor (bf), my maid of honor (sister), my mom and my sister's best friend to the nail salon and I treated everyone to a manicure and pedicure. The place was a bit weird but they did a great job on our nails and that was all that matters. After nails we ran to grab Publix subs and headed back to my parent's hotel suite to scarf our food and then head downstairs for the rehearsal. The rehearsal went great! We were goofy and played around, just like always. Friday night we took all of our guests who were in town on a sunset cruise and then had a casual BBQ. Everyone had a great time. The chef Friday night is the same we used on Saturday night and he was great both nights. After the BBQ my hubby (love saying that!) drove my matron of honor, my moh and myself to a different hotel and we picked up a pizza on the way. DH stayed with us at the hotel for an hour and a half or so just shooting the shit and hanging out. I gave the girl's their gifts and they loved them (there are pics in my bio of all their gifts)!

Here are a few pics from Friday:

At the rehearsal:

On the sunset catamaran:

At the BBQ:

We all slept pretty well that night and we woke up around 8 AM on wedding day. We all decided to shower and shave and then head down to breakfast. We went to the hotel restaurant and had a very expensive but wonderful $60 breakfast--whatever, I was at the point where it was just money and it was all worth it. I was so calm and relaxed, it was phenomenal.

We got back in time for the hairstylist to get there at 11 AM and get started. She started on my hair, which I thought was great because of course we ran behind and she wasn't rushing on my hair. My photographer arrived at 2 PM and my hair and makeup was done, so was my sister's but my matron of honor was still getting dolled up. I still wasn't stressed; it was actually amazing how calm I really was. We finally got ready got dressed and started pictures. My Dad cried when he saw me, which didn't surprise me. My Chihuahua was all dolled up in his new harness and boutonniere. Pictures we great, I kind of trekked through some stuff that I probably shouldn't have but it's all good.

We got into the limo and headed to the ceremony site. In the limo it was my mom, my dad, my sister, my best friend, my Chihuahua and I. Once we got to the ceremony site they pulled my parents out of the limo and got them lined up, got my girls out of the limo with my Chihuahua (he needed to be enticed to leave me with a little Danish). Then it was just me sitting in the limo--holy crap, my heart started beating so quickly. I just sat and waited (me and the limo driver, lol).

I watched my parents disappear around the corner and then my girls and then my Dad came back around the corner and it was finally my turn. I got out, got arm in arm with him and away we went. I turned the corner and saw my DH at the end of the aisle with tears streaming down his face, I nearly melted. Everyone was crying, my DH, my Dad, my Mom, my MIL, and my two SILs. It was ridiculous and also didn't help keep me together very well.

We did the hand ceremony, which was so meaningful, and then the efficient did the marriage reading then it was time for our vows. I made it through mine with only a few tears, but DH was crying as I was reading them, and then it was his turn. He cried during the whole thing, he said in his vows he knew that I was the woman he wanted to marry when he saw how much I cared for his family, especially his father when he was sick. More tears...from everyone. The vows were over; we exchanged rings, and were pronounced Mr. and Mrs.!

The party was freaking fantastic. The food was phenomenal. The liquor kept pouring all night long. Everyone was so very drunk, but it was an awesome party--I wouldn't change anything. I was so drunk that we ended up spending the night in my parents' suites, but the hubby and I spent the night together. I still wouldn't have changed a thing.

I am desperate to get the professional pictures back but here are some non-professionals for the time being. Thanks for listening to my recap girls.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our Ceremony

I have finally figured out how our ceremony is going to go. This was a project I put off for a long time because I knew it was going to be a very time consuming project. Without further ado, if you want to read a lot of words, here is our ceremony outline:

Pre Words (before Meghan walks down the aisle)

Good afternoon and welcome.

As we will be beginning shortly, those of you with cell phones, if you will please, turn them off at this time.

Opening Words

We are gathered here to join Phillip and Meghan in marriage. It is fitting that you, their families and friends, are here to witness and to participate in their wedding. For their ideals, their understanding, and their mutual respect that they bring into their marriage have roots in the love, friendship, and guidance you have given them. Marriage makes us aware of the changes wrought by time, but this relationship will continue to draw much of its beauty and meaning from the intimate associations of the past.

The Hand Ceremony

Meghan and Phillip please face each other and take each other’s hands, so that you may see the gift that they are to you.

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.

These are the hands that will work along side yours as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief temporarily comes your way.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief overwhelms you.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold and protect your children.

These are the hands that will give you support and encouragement to chase down your dreams.

These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

With eyes locked, and hands linked, this ritual is a beautiful symbol of the union of two hearts, two lives, and two souls.

Where there were only two hands before; now through this marriage there are four. May the both of you use these hands to build a marriage where all your dreams come true.

Marriage Statement of Intent

Meghan and Phillip, do you – with family and friends as your witnesses – present yourselves willingly and of your own accord to be joined today in marriage?

[Meghan and Phillip: We do]

Will you promise to care for each other in the joys and sorrows of life, in sickness and health come what may, and to share the responsibility for growth and enrichment of your life together?

[Meghan and Phillip: We do]

Marriage Address

Meghan and Phillip have opened their hearts to one another and today, in just a few moments, will share their vows of marriage together. Any of us who has been fortunate enough to find and express the kind of loving devotion we are celebrating here today knows it is a wondrous and beautiful thing.

This understanding brings me to the first of three suggestions I will offer you, Meghan & Phillip:

(1.) Be constantly grateful for the presence of this precious person who has chosen to make a life with you.

Throughout your lives together you will inevitably have the words you will speak today challenged in countless ways. Whether it be hardship or loss, illness or tragedy…always remember that above it all you have chosen each other to embark on this journey with. Together you can make the world just a little bit brighter for each other.

My second suggestion is this:

(2.) Make each other the recipient of daily kindnesses.

This world can be a tough place. Daily stresses can take a quick toll on our mental state so be generous with compliments for each other. Be attentive and helpful, and enjoy each other. With your kind words, thoughtful actions and tenderness towards one another you can make your marriage and home a safe haven.

Last, but perhaps most important:

(3.) Make truth the unfailing bedrock of your lives together.

A happy and loving marriage is built on trust and respect. That trust and respect can only be sustained if you are both deeply committed to always being open and truthful in every exchange no matter how small.

My hope for you is this: that you make a home together that is both sheltering and welcoming; that you have many long years to delight in each other’s company and to feel gratitude for having found one another to love.

The relationship between the two of you will keep growing and changing--realize that you are two separate people with different ideas and personalities; and that you don’t belong to each other, but rather you belong with each other.

By entering into this covenant, you offer what is of most value to each other--your joy, your dreams, your tenderness, and your love. Even your disappointments, when faced together, can be a path towards greater understanding. Meghan and Phillip, remember that your love for one another is the source of strength that will be needed through the good and bad times you will undoubtedly face.

Love is the source of unity--an understanding so complete that you feel as if you are a part of the other person, accepting the other person just the way they are and not trying to change them to be something else. Love is the source of sharing--giving and taking in daily situations and being patient with each other’s needs and desires. Love is also the source of security--knowing that the other person will always be by your side regardless of what happens.

So, Meghan and Phillip love deeply, but not possessively. Love you do not hurt each other. Love generously ...without thought of getting in return. Love highly... so your eyes see only the good. Remember love is stronger than your conflicts and bigger than life’s changes.

Meghan and Phillip please turn to each other and share the vows that you have so thoughtfully written.


Meghan’s vows

Phillip’s vows

Ring Exchange

May I have the rings, please?

A ring is an unbroken circle, a symbol of unity, of unending love, as love given freely has no beginning and no end. May these rings remind you of the vows you have taken today.

(Phillip to Meghan, as he slides the ring on her finger)

[With this ring, I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give.]

(Meghan to Phillip, as she slides the ring on his finger)

[With this ring, I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give.]


Meghan and Phillip, we have heard your promises to share your lives in marriage. We recognize and respect the vows you have made today before each one of us as witness. In the honesty and sincerity of what you have said and done here today, it is my privilege and delight to declare you husband and wife.

Phillip, you may now kiss your bride.

I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Nesom.

Any input you all have is always appreciated!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 1: Photo and Description

Day 1 - A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Today was a great day. I was off and ran about a billion errands but now that I have a roomie to do them all with, today was a great day. I slept in and then we had to run to Shands to pick up a parking decal for the soon to be hubby since he starts his job tomorrow. After the University we went to Best Buy and to Target to pick up some things on our list: new headphones, an itunes gift card, a notebook, a lunch box, present for the littlest man I babysit, J who turned 3 yesterday--clearly essentials. We quickly ran into my hospital to pick up my paycheck from last week because we changed accounts where it is going to be deposited into so one check in between has to be paper, whatev. We then had to swing by the mall to have the battery in Phillip's watch changed out, and while we were there I remembered I had a card for a free pair of panties from Victoria's Secret (score!). After the mall I dropped Phillip off to get his hairs cut while I picked up the dry cleaning, swung by the bank and picked up some dlites. Far too many errands if you ask me, but you do what you've got to do, right?

I got home, putzed on the computer a bit, worked on our budget, ran 3 miles and made dinner. Rice and green beans for me, AND rice, green beans and crunchy chicken for the boy. Now, it is time for me to turn in because my alarm goes off at 5 tomorrow morning because tomorrow is day 1/2 in a row--wish me luck!

Oh and here is a pic of me, I am pretty sure most of you know what I look like, but just in case you didn't.

Day 4: Pic of the Bestie!

We'll go out of order!

I <3 my bestie--I have two of them. My bestie Keri who I met summer before I started high school and my little sister.

Here is my favorite pic of Keri. She was just married in May so it would be easy to post all those beautiful pictures of her, but I love this one (technically speaking this is a terrible picture, but I still <3 it):

I went up to visit her in Atlanta right after she moved into her new apartment--we had spent the WHOLE day unpacking and finally settled on the couch to watch a Sex and the City marathon. Fab evening.

Here is my favorite picture of the two of us together. It was taken in March at her bridal shower.

I <3 Keri.

Here is Caity, she is my little sister--I guess at 21 she is old enough for me to stop saying little and start saying younger, re do: she is my younger sister, 3 years to be more specific. Caity and I had a hard time getting along for a while, but things have gotten immensely better--thank goodness.

Here is my absolutely favorite picture of Caitlin. I took it a few spring breaks ago while I was home visiting, it is of her and my Mom's golden retriever Rummy.

I am trying to think of my favorite picture of us, hm...oh here we go, I found one I really like. This is from the Rascal Flatts concert 3 years ago. We had such a wonderful time this night (picture wise, we were both a little chunky for us then, but it was still a fun night):


I'm going to play with Ash

Ashley at Mrsashcake is doing what she calls a 30 day Meme (no clue what a Meme is but I want to play!). I am going to do my best to get on and do this daily--can't make any promises because sometimes I get stuck at work for 14-15 hour days, but I'll try. My goal is to be back on later to post for Day 1. We'll see how it goes!

Day 1 - A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Day 2 - A photo of something you ate today.

Day 3 - Your idea of the perfect first date.

Day 4 - Your favorite photograph of your best friend.

Day 5 - A photo of yourself two years ago.

Day 6 - A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.

Day 7 - Your dream wedding.

Day 8 - A song to match your mood.

Day 9 - A photo of the item you last purchased.

Day 10 - A photo of your favorite place to eat.

Day 11 - What's in your makeup bag.

Day 12 - A photograph of the town you live in.

Day 13 - Your favorite musician and why?

Day 14 - A TV show you're currently addicted to.

Day 15 - Something you don't leave the house without.

Day 16 - Your celebrity crush.

Day 17 - A photo of you and your family.

Day 18 - Something you crave a lot.

Day 19 - Another picture of yourself.

Day 20 - The meaning behind your blog name.

Day 21 - A photo of something that makes you happy.

Day 22 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.

Day 23 - 15 facts about you.

Day 24 - A photo of something that means a lot to you.

Day 25 - What's in your purse?

Day 26 - A photo of somewhere you've been to.

Day 27 - A picture of you last year and now and how you changed since then?

Day 28 - Your favorite movie.

Day 29 - Something you could never get tired of doing.

Day 30 - A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Love music!

I have had the hardest time trying to decide what I am going to walk down the aisle to but I finally figured it out! I am going to be walking down the aisle to the piano version of Tale as Old as Time.

Let me know what you think of it!

Tale as Old as Time, Piano version.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Go Gators!

My hubby to be is a Gator x2. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2006 and he is now a University of Florida employee! Yay! That means I am going to have a roomie again...weird. I am so freaking excited for him and so proud. We are actually going to live together, under one roof...ALL the time. (That will definitely take some getting used to.)

I have been a busy little Bee working my butt off in both the hospital and in wedding planning.

My job is challenging a bit more so then I thought it would be. It is sad. I know, I know, what did I expect working on a cancer floor, but I don't know. I had 6 patients the last 3 days that I worked and 4 out of 6 of them had stage 4 cancer, 1 was a new diagnosis (Leukemia) and 1 was just a normal patient. I definitely had one patient that I got a bit too attached to, but it is probably good that I had Sunday and Monday off because I needed to step back a bit. I head back to the hospital tomorrow and I hope that I have that same patient again, but I'll try to keep my distance. Unfortunately on my floor it is such a thin line between close and nurturing and too close. I'm a new nurse, I guess there is just a learning curve.

That's all I've got for you guys for now. I miss being on here on a regular basis--ah, one day again. :)

P.S. T-minus 5 days until Gator football season is in full swing again. I <3 the fall! Go gators!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I'm Alive

(I definitely think that I have used this title far too often!)

Work is going well. I am officially a nurse, it is crazy and scary and exciting all at the same time. I am learning to balance 6 patients, sometimes 12 different doctors and a million different medications all at the same time. I'm getting there.

On to much more exciting stuff!

I got my wedding shoes. I am so excited they are fantastic. Here they are my beautiful Juicy Couture wedding shoes. I feel like I should have an alter to them. I <3 them! Without further ado, here they are:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tulle Tuesday

I think that title is cute for a wedding post!

I have done a lot of the centerpieces up and finally got pictures of one of the vases that will sit on the guest tables. We will be using one large tall vase like the one shown here and then we will be using 2 4x4x4 cube vases on each table as well. These two stems are tied together with green floral wire as seen here...any advice on how to make it so you can't see it? Does it look fine like that? I will definitely do a pic up when I have everything done so you can see it all together. :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

New York City

My friend Lil Woman is super stoked about her tentative plans to head to New York City with her man for the holidays. I love New York City and I visited it in November of 2008 with my friends--so fun! I realized looking back that I never posted pictures from that trip and what a shame that is! Well here you are Lil Woman, I hope these help the trip excitement build! Enjoy.