Sunday, September 26, 2010

What's his is mine.. and what's mine is... well... it's mine! hahaha

No, not really. But kinda.

We got married yesterday, and just like everyone said, it went by really fast.

It was beautiful and everything went off without much of a hitch... again, just like everyone said.

I will have a full update on the festivities soon... but first I need some water, ibuprofen, and a blueberry muffin.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Demise

It is said that more times than not, a bride will almost always get sick right before her wedding. Usually due to stress or whatever. Not this bride... Or that's what I thought a week ago.

Had an awful sore throat Sunday and Monday that lead into a temperature Monday evening. I missed four days of work with a raging fever and awfulness in general. Went to the doctor on Thursday to find that I have a pretty bad sinus infection. They gave me antibiotics and prescription mucinex. My doctor told me to give snorting saline solution a try.

I figured I'd just take the antibiotic and mucinex and call it a day. It's worked in the past, why the need to get fancy with saline solution up the nasal passage?

I'm two and a half days into my antibiotic and expectorant.

I still feel AWFUL.

Well... not that awful. Not since I squirted saline solution up my nose.

Around 9am this morning I finally gave in and asked Eric to go to Walgreen's and get me a Neti Pot. He returned with a "Sinus Rinse Kit". It's not the Neti Pot, but it's made by NeilMed who makes Net Pot. Pretty much the same concept though. Fill with warm distilled water, add saline solution packet, squirt up nose.

I really wish I would have had Eric take video of me using this thing. It definitely would have been YouTube worthy, but alas, he's nice.

Now, all I have to do is conquer this nagging cough by next week.

Oh yeah... 7 more days until I am a married woman!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I'm not quite sure how they managed to pull it off, but they totally did. My BFF (Matron of Honor) Jen and Eric managed to keep something from me for TWO MONTHS.

I had a surprise bridal shower yesterday and it was pretty fantastic. I usually hate surprises, but seriously was thrilled to see my family gathered. And cake too. I love cake.

Jen had my back and made sure there were no silly penis games. I opened really awesome gifts. I guess the theme was "Anything that reminds you of Kat."


Aside from all of that and having a fantastic day yesterday, I came home after festivities and crashed out pretty hard. I woke up this morning with a sore throat. Hopefully, it's just a little cold and will be gone in no time. We will see.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I found the stats tab on blogspot.

Yep. Took me that long to actually pay attention and see it.

It's quite interesting.

So, I'm not the only one who comes to this page and pets it and reads it and loves it...

well... Maybe just the only one who pets it and loves it....

But there are others who read it.

I'm beyond curious now. Please leave me some love and comments. Let me know what you think about my babble talk. Am I boring? God, I hope not.

But seriously... Readers in China and Canada?

I wish it showed me which states were coming to my page. Then I could narrow it down. Oh well.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Oh man.

I know I've been planning my wedding for nearly 10 months now. And I've been excited about having a marriage, and planning the future along with the thought of "Marriage". But, for some reason, in my head, wedding hasn't equalled marriage. Not until yesterday.

Let me explain. Wedding has equalled big huge party with cake and dancing. Wedding has meant to me a time when I can see all of my family and friends in one place. Wedding has meant a gathering of people who support me and Eric and our future.

Marriage has meant so much more to me than that.

We got our marriage license yesterday. And although I'm 100% committed to being with this person for the rest of my life, it finally became tangible in a way I never recognized before. Wedding = Marriage.

Holy shit.

We went down to the marriage license office yesterday. On the way over, I got nervous for the very first time. It wasn't a bad nervous... but it was definitely nerves I was feeling. A little barfy feeling and a lot sweaty feeling. Gross. But totally awesome. There I was at this office filling out things and deciding upon my last name and all the while standing next to my future. Not only am I doing this... but so is he. He's committing to be MINE for the rest of his life.

Holy Shit. That is so EFFING AWESOME.

And so it is. In 16 days, I will belong to him. But he'll belong to me as well. And although the wedding has become suddenly VERY real, as has the sudden stress of getting it all finished, the relief that I get to have this person be there for all of my milestones and stresses and fears and happiness and *sigh/gush*. This is incredible.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Post Alley

About three weeks ago, the family and I drove up to Seattle to get in some much needed visiting time with our "extended family". While we were up there, we had also made plans to meet up with our photographer to do our engagement/getting to know you photo session.

I've been photographed by Natasha Reed before for other friend's weddings. I do have to say it's a little bit different when you're the focus of the camera. Truth be told, I'm not nearly the cam whore I once was and over the years I've grown a bit camera shy. Natasha and her partner James did an amazing job making both Eric and I feel completely comfortable. We both had a great time and we can't wait to have her shoot our wedding.

We started out at Seattle Center, but the minute we arrived it started to rain. Good ol' Seattle never fails. It was a bummer too because it had been beautiful all day long. But Natasha and James were professional, quick, and dealt with the moody weather with the finesse only Seattle-ites can have. Luckily, Eric and I are from Portland so we weren't too surprised to see those rain clouds roll in and rain on our love fest.

On our way back to the car, James found a little hallway inside to warm up and take care of some essential needs. Natasha and James saw an opportunity to snap a few more photos of us.

Toward the end of the night, we found ourselves at a closed Pike Place and Post Alley. We joked around, goofed off, and Natasha and James really captured our playfulness. Eric and I are a couple of nerdy kids who goof off constantly. I'm beyond pleased with the way they managed to capture it on film along with the love that we feel for each other.

I can not praise Natasha and James enough. They were incredible. Fantastic. AMAZING! They put us at ease and joked around with us and the whole experience was, in general, plain good fun.

Natasha Reed Photography