one week.

i cannot believe our wedding is in one week.  in nursing, we assess a client's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.  if a nurse was to do an assessment on me right now, this is what they would find:
a thumping heart (75 bpm)
bags under my eyes
client appears anxious and excited
client can't focus 
client is under aparent distress

despite the stress, i am so blissfully happy!  after a small breakdown yesterday, my cute aunt kristen quoted clueless: 
So like, right now for example. The Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, "What about the strain on our resources?" Well it's like when I had this garden party for my father's birthday, right? I put R.S.V.P. 'cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that like did not R.S.V.P. I was like totally buggin'. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier. And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much. 

john and i are so excited.  my family has be amazingly helpful and wonderful!  i'd like to give a shout-out to everyone that has been so helpful and supportive!  particularly.....
my mom
my vati
randi brunt
aunt kristen
aunt shannon
uncle matt
everyone who helped with my showers
my wonderful new in-laws!
am i forgetting anybody?  if i am, please forgive me.

oh yeah. and did i mention we're going to playa del carmen in cancun, mexico??? thanks, uncle gary, for the bombing suggestion.


16 days and counting...

Why am I blogging when there are 16 days left?  Why not a more even number?  Like 10?  Or 20?
Beats me.  

We're just excited that our wedding is so close!  Soon we will be leaving school and work behind and going to a far off exotic place for a week.  Do I have anxiety over missing some of nursing school?  You bet.  Am I totally over it?  You bet.  Actually, I feel great about it.  You only get married once... might as well take the opportunity to go on an awesome trip, right?  
That's what we thought.