Monday, May 25, 2009

I was born for this

I had my first wedding this past weekend and it was CRAZY... a few highlights
1. the bridal party got to the venue at
2pm the wedding wasn't until 6pm went till 11pm and i got their at 1pm
2. I didn't sit down for more than a combined total of maybe 15 minutes
3. the family and guests were nearly an hour early to the wedding -- a little crazy dealing with guests while you are still setting up
3. the kitchen just about ran out of food, which has never happened to them before- aka I didn't get dinner which i was supposed to get- did i mention i only ate breakfast at 10:30, no lunch??
4. My coordinator training me left just after the reception had started for a family emergency, so instead of shadowing i was THE coordinator for the rest of the night at the biggest wedding of their season! (things that hadn't happened before she left: speeches, toasts, cake cutting, special dances, and dancing with the DJ)
5. i was on my feet from 1pm till after 11pm that night- I could barely walk when i got home my feet hurt so much, and i wasn't even wearing heels:) - i need new shoes!!

all in all a great first day and night. i was born for this. i loved it and was super excited to show not only the clients but my new boss my professionalism and poise amidst a crazy situation on my first day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

...the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air...

Today most of all I want to say thank you. i know memorial day is in remembrance of those lost to us in our fight for freedom, but i want to extend a thanks to those still serving and protecting us. Thank you to all of those men and women and their family and friends who have sacrificed time, money, comfort, and convenience for my freedom! You are our national treasures and are worth so much more than a medal, pay increase, or stripes on your uniform. Thank you for each time you choose to put on your uniform and walk out the door to protect me and our country. I pray blessing on you and your loved ones. May you remember what you are fighting for, what waits for you at home. Come home, walk in that front door for a hug and kiss - its all worth it for that hug and kiss, that giggle, those smiles, and little feet running down the hall to say "I love you" one more time before bed. Be safe, use your head and be smart. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you...

Monday, May 18, 2009

No more Con-way

Ladies and Gents in case you haven't heard I got fired for the first time in my life about 3 weeks ago. it was a crazy and surreal experience that i don't want any of you to go through. it has been the Lord's hand in getting me where i really want to go, so all in all it has not been a bad experience. i learned a lot at Con-way and finally had the big corporate job i thought i always wanted and needed to be able to live the way i want to live. but i was still not content with what i was doing.

Now that i don't have a job i am free to pursue what i really want to do, which is event coordinating and wedding planning. i have found a part time job, miraculously within a week of getting fired that will allow me to work on coordinating the day of the wedding. this is usually the last thing you get to do when entering the wedding world, but the way this venue is set up its what they need. THE LORD IS SO GRACIOUS- click here to see where i'll be working. its cute and not too far from where i live, even better.

Please pray for wisdom, grace, and perseverance this summer as I learn about my dream and try to take hold of it. Also i am still looking for another weekday job that pays pretty well so that i can live... let me know if you hear of anything:)

A Month in

Soo as you can see it has been a month since my last post in which i do think i promised pictures soon of my apt. welll my camera is broken so no pictures as of now... but i'd love for you to come visit and see it in person instead!! have a wonderful trip to Portland- see ya soon!