Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Can't live with it and I sure can't live without it

My iPhone! I seriously LOOOOVE it to pieces and I really know for a fact I cannot function without it. BUT I think I got a freaking DUD! My phone has given me MORE trouble than anyone's iPhone that I have heard of. I mean, when I spend 2 and 1/2 hours (last summer) on the phone with a guy from apple and he says "Hm, miss- I've never seen anything like this before!!" OH GREAT!!!!!!! That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside- GEEZE. Anyway- that phone conversation ended with me having to restore my phone to its original setting with them PROMISING me everything would still be there. And guess what? THEY WERE WRONG. It was NOT the end of the world, but it wasn't fun.
Anyway, so last week my phone started acting up. Not taking pictures, all of my emails AREN'T mine and they are all from 12/31/00 (and I'm not even kidding here folks), I can't make/or receive phone calls, and WORST of all- you guessed it NO TEXTING!!!!
Now, please don't think I'm a phone-a-holic, but the girl does enjoy texting her friends and family. And its SO frustrating. I send someone a text and my phone just SHUTS OFF.
Are.You. Kidding. Me?
So I go to AT&T fed up yesterday about to buy a new phone and they nicely inform me that they can "fix" it because the iPhone 4G will be out in a month! Okay, shouldn't have listened because they "fixed" it and here I sit with NO CONTACTS! Love my darn iPhone!!!
But all is good in the world, going to take my the love of my life to swim lessons! Yippie!!
{ahh... you have given me lots of fits lately, but I still love the services you provide for me}

Hope everyone has a fantastic day. Please let me know if you think you've been given a crazy dud of a phone like me!? I'd love to hear your stories!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nice and relaxing day

I had a nice relaxing day with my dear friend Jacquelyn. I feel like I haven't seen or talked to her in ages due to our equally busy schedules that have completely consumed our lives for the last year. She is getting married in October and it was nice for me to hear every detail of the wedding thus far. It was also nice to hear some advice that I know will come in handy since I am just beginning my journey down this fun "Wedding Planning Road".

It was so nice to have a relaxing day, where I really didn't think about my lack of job situation and just talked weddings! I love my friends so much and really take for granted how wonderful each of them are. God has blessed me with some very wonderful ladies in my life and for that I am very thankful! I hope everyone had an equally wonderful day.
{me and jac a few years ago}

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Need your help

As I mentioned in my last post, the wedding planning is indeed in full force around here. We are almost approaching the "one year" mark, as our wedding date is June 4, 2011. It seems SO far off, but the last six months have literally flown by. ANYWAY... I need some of you CREATIVE ladies help.
You see, I would consider myself pretty creative. I honestly think that being a teacher I am constantly creating stuff, so I come by it naturally BUT I have literally been racking my brain trying to come up with a clever and cute way to ask my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. I've been waiting until its about a year out and that is right around the corner. My bff Lindley asked us with the cutest little poem and a martini glass. It was very thoughtful and original (i like that). SO, if you could help me out in any way possible with suggestions of how you asked your bridesmaid or a way that you have been asked. Please email me at because I know some of my sweet little ladies creep on my sometimes! :) I appreciate the help!!!
Since I despise a blog post without pictures, I'll leave you with some cute ideas I have seen brides use to ask their favorite gals.

I stole some of these pictures- so thank you in advance to those of you I stole from, you will know who you are ;).

{here is how Lindley asked us}

{very sweet card}

{LOVE this cartoon}

{very cute cookie idea}
{cute handmade canvas}

Now, do ya get my picture a little? I need some ideas and/or a little inspiration because I have some really special gals, who deserve something wonderful. SO, again.. if you have been asked a unique way or you asked your girls in a neat way and don't mind sharing I would LOVE for you to help me out a little. Please email me at! Thanks SO much. Hope you're staying dry and safe in all of this rain.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hi... My name is Hillary

I am BACK, with Masters degree in tow!!!! I cannot explain how amazing it feels to be back to my "normal" (I hate that word) but really... my real non-stressed self! I LOVE it! As much as I couldn't wait until I was free from "working"- I have eaten my words. I have been subbing every single day since my internship was over. It has been great experience for me... and its a novel idea - BEING PAID FOR THE WORK I'M DOING- WOW now that's the best thing I've ever heard. As much as I have adored the last year, it was hard to go day in and day out without getting a single penny for the hard work. But, hopefully all of that hard work will pay off with a job! I've had a few interviews and now its just a waiting game. The teacher hiring process is a long one and one that doesn't occur until later in the summer. So, for now, I'm just praying that God will teach me a few lessons through this: TRUST and PATIENCE. If you could keep my in your thoughts and prayers over the next few months which I'm sure will be pretty trying.
On a MUCH happier note, for the first time since December I've actually got to enjoy really being "engaged". I've been so overwhelmed with school and my internship that I have completely neglected my wedding! But...its on now! I'm currently just SO obsessed (even more so then normal) about working with the BEST photographers in the world, Dale and (soon to be) Meredith Benfield. Ahh... every time I stalk their website it just give me chills! I CANNOT wait until they are taking our pictures...eeek!
I'll leave you with some images from my new found "life" lately....

{my loves}{the best day ever!!!}


{celebrating our accomplishments with the fam}

So... there ya have it! I appolize for not blogging for the last year, but believe me- I'M BACK and I'll be better than ever. I do appreciate you guys thinking positive thoughts for me in the job area!! Talk to ya soon!!