So I apologize for not writing in awhile... It's been a little busy lately. I will try to catch all of you up, so watch out, this will be a long one.
Spring Sing Host and Hostess tryouts were great! We had a lot of talented people out there and was VERY impressed with all the performances. I will say that it was a stressful process to pick people. You go back and forth in your mind and don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm a huge people pleaser and I don't like hurting people's feelings. But, i prayed about it and came up with such a great Host and Hostess list! I'm so excited to work with them next semester and to become a Spring Sing family with them :) So if any of you are reading this know that I love you and can't wait for next semester!!!!
Thanksgiving was great! We went down to San Antonio to spend time with the Branches. This was the first time we have all been together in a LONG time. It was so nice to see everyone. On thanksgiving we were all in the Ranch house and we were packed into that place. But that made it even better. You couldn't get around anywhere cause there were people right by you all day. It was a great day filled with great food and chocolate cake and pumpkin cookies that my mom made. I can't wait to be such a great cook like her. Then that night some of us girls went to the outlet mall to get all the good deals. Warning if you do that... These are the stores to avoid: GAP, Ralph Lauren, Coach, and any electric stores. Those stores are jammed packed with people and it looks like a tornado passed through that place after 10 minutes of the store opening. I mean these people are strategic. They rush in at midnight, have their husbands stand close to the line, and throw them clothes from across the store. It is MADNESS! American consumerism at its worst. It's crazy what people will do for material things. Anyways, we went to Pottery Barn, and J Crew and those stores weren't as packed at all. Sidenote: you know you are growing up when out of all the stores in the mall you want to go to Pottery Barn... We got some pillow covers for the wedding that were on sale and that is all I was looking for. One bad thing about this Thanksgiving was that I wasn't with Brock. I realized that I just don't like to be without him, especially when I'm with family. He is my family too, he is going to be my husband, I don't want to spend a holiday apart ever again! Luckily we will be with each other for every holiday after this year :)
Now I'm to the part of the story where life becomes difficult. This is the season that brings cheer and love, but also brings stress. This is the time where I need to make a lot of decisions and start getting organized. OH... and don't forget that finals are right around the corner. We need to nail things down for Spring Sing before break and I need to start shopping for Christmas. Sorry family, I have no idea what I am getting you yet, not even my lovely fiance. I have some ideas, but I don't know when those ideas will get done. Time time time is running out. So I'll admit it to you, I'm stressed. I put on a good front, but sometimes that isn't healthy. This does not mean that I am not enjoying the things I'm doing! I love what I am doing with the Wedding, Spring Sing, Gamma, etc... its just getting things done and deadlines that are stressful. And I guess you know your stressed if you find yourself crying in class for no reason... HA! That is also a phenomenon that I am figuring out about myself. I don't cry as much as I used to. If you talked to people that knew me in elementary-highschool they would tell you that I am an emotional person. Then college hit. I guess I was embarrassed that I cried all the time, so I wanted to get out of that habit. Now I'm to that unhealthy habit that I cry when I'm with specific people, Brock or my Mom (sorry guys), or when I have let something boil up I can't take it anymore. Have you ever seen the episode of Arrested Development where Gob wants to get emotional and tries to make himself cry but he can't? Well that has been happening to me lately. I'm telling myself I should cry in this moment, but I don't. Anyways its just funny to me. Guess you change right. I also sometimes get to emotionally attached to certain things. I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing. I just don't like to see people get hurt.
On a lighter note, we are going to order the bridesmaid dresses soon! I love them :) They are exactly the color I was picturing and they are going to be long which I am surprised I really like! I have always been a fan of the short dresses, but this dress is so flattering long! I'm longing for that day more than anything :) Sometimes picturing that day and imagining my wonderful fiance standing in front of the gazebo looking at me with those eyes of love gets me through days like this. That will be the best day of my life. I can't wait to spend that day with the ones I love. God has blessed me tremendously. I could probably go on and write a novel of my thoughts, but I'll spare you all ;) Remember to love every day God gives you, even the bad ones, cause those days make you stronger if you choose to use them in that way.
Love to you all,