Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Me and Slim Fast are Getting to Be Good Friends.

So much to do, so much to do!

and only so many cans of Slim Fast in the world. You see, I would like to lose some weight before the wedding but I can't decide if I just would like to or if I am going to. I made friends with the Slim Fast can today but I am not making any promises. How much weight can you really lose in five months anyways?

And on top of that, whoever thought I would plan a wedding in five months?

Whoever thought I would *successfully* plan anything at all? I think Seth was uber-impressed when I whipped out my special book (okay, it's just a white three-ring binder) and had all the info when we went to register at Macys.

I am telling you people:
it is good times to pick out things that you don't have to purchase but may get anyways.

good times.

I gave him the "Nernt Gun" as I affectionately call it because of that fantastic sound it makes and we were off to see the Wedding Wizard. He was so patient with me as I picked out one thing and approximately 27 seconds later would find another thing I liked way better. He never once said, "WOMAN WE ARE LEAVING THAT ON THERE BECAUSE YOU JUST TOLD ME YOU WANTED IT!"

furthermore, he has never, ever referred to me as "Woman!"

A patient man indeed.

Plus, I think he secretly enjoyed figuring out the ins and outs of the Nernt Gun and learning how to work it. The Nernt Gun's magic scanned everything from 800 thread count sheets to a Martha Stewart bake mat.

good times.

I picked out china after Seth helped me get over the fact that it might be slightly ridiculous by reminding me that we only get married one time and Imight as well get some cute china. By the way, Monique Lhuillier, if you are reading this, I dig those plates you made.

It's crazy to think that God is in every little detail of our lives and how over a year ago I was registry shopping for someone else with Seth in that same Macys wondering in my heart when it would get to be our day.

Now it's here and I am in awe of all the beautiful gifts our loving God has given us. We plan to share that love in some really creative ways at our wedding and with our marriage.

And maybe I'll get Seth a Nernt Gun for a wedding gift.


Anna said...

I just wanna let you know that although you might want to lose weight ( like all of us do) You don't need to! you're going to look beautiful at your wedding Lauren! SOO excited for you! :)

Dollphase said...


(as for weight, you can healthily lose 1 to 2 lbs a week. But I dont know about slimfast. I dropped 20lbs of baby weight so far by eating actual food only. no food-like things, everything cooked from scratch. dressings and everything. it doesnt take as much time as you think, and its fun!

Jessica White said...

I am so excited for you Lauren you are such a beautiful and amazing woman of God! You are always beautiful! I love you so very much you mean so much to me! I am sad I wont be here to see this very beautiful amazing day when two people sold out to God become one. Heaven is rejoicing!

Josh and Kristi said...

CONGRATS!!! I've been behind in my blog reading, so I was so happy and surprised to read this post. I had to read the last few to catch up, and then I was crying!

As for preparing for marriage: read...do you know good book store?

And I love that song too:)

Andrea Fields said...

You are so lucky to get to use the nernt gun! Back in the day we used pen and paper! LOL. I remember writing mixing "bowels" down for Christy. Hey, I'm a respiratory therapist, I guess I like bowels more than bowls. Luckily, she & Ed didn't get in bowels from Wal-Mart.

Tina said...

Lauren -

You can certainly loose significant weight in 5 months. I can help you devise a plan and support system if you are serious about it. Over 6 years ago I lost 40 pounds on my own and for the most part I have been able to maintain my weigh loss. I have about 10 pounds to loose currently, but overall, I don't think that is bad.

I would be happy to help in any way I can! Just shoot me an e-mail if you want (ckasmarzik@hotmail.com).

BTW: I loved registering, too. It was so fun! :) My husband actually zapped our first item and guess what that was? A John Deere Tractor clock that makes a different tractor sound every hour. It now hangs in our kitchen. I don't think I have to say anything else. LOL!


Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

Oh my heavens.... where have I been? You are getting married!!!!! YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED> How fantastic. :) I guess I ddin't get the memo, but Im here now. WHat do you need? I am a wedding planner officianado. yeah I didn't spell that right!