Monday, June 29, 2009

Mrs. Nuckolls!

Well, it's over!! I am now officially (well, once I change it with social security services...) Kelsey Johnston Nuckolls...

I really want to thank everyone that made our wedding day so amazing. Everything went smoothly and just about perfectly, and I could not have had a more fun time.

My cousin Mikey and his wife, Jenny and their daughter Abby really did an amazing job on the flowers, centerpieces and helping with making sure things were taken care of. I could not thank them more.

Krissy came in to town on Thursday and was the most helpful with getting things to the reception site, setting it all up, making sure the dj would play the weekend theme song "Man in the Mirror", picking up bridesmaids from the salon, and just in general keeping me from freaking out. I am so appreciative of your help, Krissy, and I'm not sure I can ever thank you enough.

To our soloist, Heather Hughes, for literally giving me goose bumps the moment you started to sing.

The Golden Girls, Danette, Melinda and Mary for getting everything to the church, not smoking while my dress was in the car and making sure David didn't get sunburnt while you guys were at the pool. And for comedic value of Melinda's attempt to do the moonwalk...keep working on that. :)

The Phi Mu pledge class representatives from 1995-2006...one of the many benefits of being involved with the collegiate chapter long after I graduated is making friends with those younger (and in some cases, MUCH younger...) sorority sisters. And for those I've known since my own bid day in 1997, I thank you for still being a good enough friend to scream the lyrics to "Alabama" (four times) or dance like Stevie Nicks. You all made the party.

My bridesmaids were beautiful...I so appreciate all you did for me, and helping make my wedding day the absolute best.

To Laura and Becky for letting me borrow your sons to be ring bearers.

To Laura Powell, maid of honor, for being one of my most favorite and fun friends. I'm so thankful for your friendship.

To Missy, for being one of my oldest and dearest friends. Your presence alone makes me happy :) Oh, and for Brian for being an usher.

And also to Becky, for one of the most heartfelt toasts I've ever heard, for standing next to me, and for being the absolute best friend I could have ever asked for.

To my new family, I'm so lucky to have you all as in-laws. I could not have prayed for a better addition to my life (other than of course, my new husband!).

To the company that made such a great cut out of my brother, I doubt I could ever be more appreciative. The first one didn't turn out great, so they redid for free. This allowed my baby brother to be in family pictures, and something I could not have wanted more. He also appeared to have such a great time at the reception :)

My own family...dad did really well, stayed up later than I thought he would, only got a little teary eyed (I blubber when he cries, so it's a very good thing he didn't!), and made it through our dance without getting tired (he's on oxygen and he was worried he would not make it through the song). Thank you Kathy for driving us around so that we could drink, Elizabeth for crying during Journey's "Faithfully", and my matron of honor seeeeester, Kristin, for despite being 9 weeks pregnant and tired, stayed late at the reception (and thank you also for Zach being an usher). To my mom for not crying, for patting my back gently every time we took a picture together, and for obviously having a great time at the reception. I love you all very much.

And to my new husband...I was so sure David would be crying and all blotchy, but he was so calm and laid back, it calmed me down like no one had really been able to do prior to the ceremony. I am seriously the luckiest woman in the world to marry the most sincere, most patient, funniest, and attentive man on the planet...who would have thought I apparently met my husband when we were 12...!

I'll post some pics when I get back to work next week (my Mac is a much friendlier computer to me than this Dell...).

Thank you again!
Love,
Mrs. Nuckolls

Monday, June 22, 2009

Letter from Matt

I received an email from brother, stationed in Afghanistan, this morning, and I thought I'd share just how friggin' sweet he can be:

Hey sis, I really wish I could be there tuh. I guess I only have enough Irish luck to make one sister’s wedding. I’m sure you will look very beautiful. Know that I will be thinking about you, and David. I really wish I could be there for one reason. To see dad as he attempts to do the father/daughter dance. At least after this one he shouldn’t have to worry about doing any more.



I am pretty sure I am moving tomorrow so there might be a big lag to when I can write to you again.



I love you very very much, I wish you the best of luck at the wedding. And when you think you are going to freak out, just look in the mirror and say “HIGH FIVE!!!”

Then you will know I’m there.



Love you seester


I printed it off to somehow put it in my bouquet.

Oh, and he didn't misspell "too"...family joke :)

And the "high five" part is from Borat...the boy can impersonate just about anyone, and he pretty much nails Borat. I make him do that all the time.

I miss the hell out of him, and I'm super sad he can't be there this weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

10 days...

holy crap.

that's really all I have today.

is that this wedding is in 10 days.

I've only been planning this wedding since March 1, 2008...

and now, it is 10 days away.

EEEEEK.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shipped Out

David never ceases to amaze me.

He has an uncanny ability of appearing to hear what I say, regardless of how many times I say it, and from that hearing, appears to understand what I am saying.

I fall for it every time.

For weeks now, I have been asking (nagging) him to purchase his groomsmen gifts.

We already knew what he was getting, just haven't bought them.

I asked (nagged) him last Thursday:
me: will you order those gifts today?
David: yes.

So from that conversation you would think he ordered the gifts on Thursday, right?

I returned from my trip to the lake on Sunday and inquired about the ordering of these gifts.

Pretty sure he turned a funny shade of red and muttered "uh, no, I haven't done that yet."

I had to remind him that this wedding is now less than two weeks away.

So he finally ordered them on Monday (yesterday).

He calls me to tell me ordered them--like he's all proud of himself for doing something "on his own"...

Uh, right.

So I asked him, how long will it take for them to get here?

5 to 7 days.

I asked him, does that include shipping?

That is shipping, he says.

I asked him, so it said "5 to 7 days" but then you had to select a shipping method at the end of it, didn't you?

Yes.

And how long did the shipping method say it would take?

3-5 days, he says. He thinks...

So all in all it could take more than two weeks for these gifts to get here, correct? I asked him.

I guess so, he says.

Don't you think you should call them and change the shipping method?

Yes.

Never ceases to amaze me...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Last Fling Lake Party

I want to thank everyone that came out to Tenkiller for the Last Fling party! It was an absolutely perfect lake weekend, and just about the greatest time EVER...






Thursday, June 11, 2009

Menu Cards

So I had some left over pink paper from the programs, and I thought I would make some menu cards for the tables with it. I ordered some black easels for the tables, made 44 of these cards, and waited on the easels to see what it would look like.

They came in on Saturday morning.

And when I put the card on one, it fell over.

Repeatedly.

Well, this isn't going to work.

But I didn't just waste my time making these things, so what's another option?

I have 22 tables, with 8 places at each table. Which makes for 176 seated spots.

I'll just make 176 of them then. Put one on each napkin at each space.

But I don't have anymore of this awesome pink paper.

So orange then? Okay.

But it wound up being overwhelmed with orange, and not enough pink.

Jenny mentioned having a bright green in the centerpieces...

So I have hot pink, orange, and bright green menu cards...



And I have 93 made so far...only 83 more to go!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The reception room

So I am back to discussing the wedding plans...only 24 days away now! My dj, Chasen Shaw, had these pictures from a recent wedding at the WWC, and I realized they did the same tablecloths we are doing, so I am glad I get to see what it will most likely look like. I was also having a terrible time deciding if chair covers and pink satin bows are really necessary, or if I could just save myself the money, and I was pleased to see that this couple didn't use covers/bows too, so this is essentially what it will look like.



Not using just candles as the centerpieces, and I'm unsure how this room is laid out, but you guys get the idea...



I really like the lights going up the pillars, so I'll make sure Chasen does that too.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Egg-cactly...

David has been working with our friend Wes, the personal trainer, on a "diet"...I know, sounds funny, but it's more of just a healthier way of eating than what he's used to and what I've been trying to get him to do for years now.

Wes sent the plan over and after printing it off and going over it, went to the store to get some of the stuff on there, such as, almonds, brown rice, and egg whites.

Egg whites, you say?

You don't already have eggs in the fridge that you could just separate and use the egg white?

Oh, yes, we have eggs already. But we needed to buy this:

I'm afraid of how many eggs would be lost in the process of David learning how to separate them...

So I tried the egg whites yesterday morning...not bad.

He asks me this last night: "So you just pour some of the egg whites in a skillet, right? And heat it up and stir like scrambled eggs?"

Yes, I answered.

"And I'll know they are done when they turn yellow, right?"

What?

"When the scrambled eggs turn yellow, they are done, right?"

Ah geez.

I didn't say anything right away.

Just let him try and figure this one out on his own.

Monday, June 1, 2009

26 days...

Today is June 1.

We are only 26 days away from the wedding I have been meticulously planning since March 1, 2008.

I know it will all come together and be just fine, but it's hard not to stress about the little details I still need to happen before I can relax.

My best friend and one of the matrons of honor, Becky, lives in Germany. So I sent her bridesmaid dress to her about 4 weeks ago, so that she would have time to have it altered if needed.

And it still hasn't made it there yet.

I'm already on the look out for another dress. Just in case.

I no longer love the photographer I chose over a year ago. I would prefer to use Angel Porch who did our engagement pictures and my bridal shots.

But she's booked already, and I don't want to lose the deposit from the other one.

The lady at the Wes Watkins Center may be the most irritating, dumb dumb on the planet, and just talking to her sends my blood pressure soaring.

Jenny still hasn't ordered the centerpieces, and I don't know when she plans to do that, and I have to quit thinking about that, or I'll start freaking out.

I only have a little over half of the response cards. Today was the preferred deadline.

What in the world do you give the ushers as gifts?

Financially, I break out into hives when I think about the money.

Just talking about the things I am stressing about makes me feel better.

I know the next 26 days will be a blast, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of my friends and family.

I'm looking forward to being married to David, although right now, I'm irritated cause he snored all night and I am super tired today...I'll get over it at some point, but my eyes are all blurry with sleep...or lack of actually...

I'm looking forward to celebrating the day, having so much fun with it, and not worrying about these things anymore... :)