Friday, February 15, 2013

So Close!

Today is Friday, February 15. That means there are only four more days until I become Andralynn Conelly. I have a little over four hours left of work, and then I will be gone for two whole weeks. The past couple of weeks have been a little crazy. I had bridal showers and temple recommend interviews to attend, not to mention packing up my apartment and trying to get moved out. I was stressed and anxious, and my emotions were always close to the surface. Luckily, Andrew is amazing and simply lets me cry when I need to.

On Wednesday night, I went to the temple to take out my endowment. Let me just say that the temple is amazing. It was such a wonderful experience. My parents, my brother and sister-in-law, and my roommate were all there to support me, and while it was a small group, it was a good group. I felt the Spirit so strongly, and all my stresses and worries melted away. I have felt so much better the past two days, and it has been a real blessing. Being in the temple with Andrew made me so incredibly happy. He just kept grinning at me, and I can't wait to see just how much we'll both be grinning and crying when we enter the temple together again to be joined for time and all eternity.

And now, it is the weekend. The weekend before my wedding. Tomorrow, Andrew and I will pick up his parents from the airport and head to my mom's house for my family bridal shower. Monday we have our luncheon. And Tuesday . . . well, you all know what Tuesday is. Thursday we fly out to Washington. Saturday we have the open house in Tacoma. And Sunday, we fly out to Hawaii. I cannot wait.

I can't believe it's already so close. So close! A mere four days away. When we first got engaged, four and a half months seemed like an eternity. But it's here. The day is fast approaching when the rest of my life will finally start.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Random Music Moment

I'm bored. Work is so sllllooooooow. Even knowing that I'm leaving at noon isn't helping it go by any faster (mostly because I'm not looking forward to driving to Salt Lake in potentially bad weather, so leaving early is no fun). So to temper my boredom, I give you the next 20 songs that come up on shuffle.
  1. "All the Way Down" by Glen Hansard, Once
  2. "If I Didn't Know Better" by the Civil Wars, Live at Eddie's Attic
  3. "Mind Eraser" by the Black Keys, El Camino
  4. "Paranoia in B Major" by the Avett Brothers, Emotionalism
  5. "When You Got a Good Thing" by Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
  6. "Bad Romance" by Lady GaGa, The Fame Monster
  7. "Funnyman" by KT Tunstall, Drastic Fantastic
  8. "Round and Round" by Imagine Dragons, Continued Silence EP
  9. "Garbage Truck" by Sex Bob-omb, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  10. "Houdini" by Foster the People, Torches
  11. "I've Got This Friend" by the Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
  12. "Closer" by Ne-Yo, Year of the Gentleman
  13. "Where Are You Now" by Mumford & Sons, Babel
  14. "Dust Bowl Dance" by Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
  15. "Kick Drum Heart" by the Avett Brothers, I And Love And You
  16. "Fairytale" by Sara Bareilles, Little Voice
  17. "Fired" by Ben Folds, Rockin' the Suburbs
  18. "Whispers in the Dark" by Mumford & Sons, Babel
  19. "One Flight Down" by Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
  20. "Lovelier Than You" by B.o.B, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
And . . . there you go. If you read this pointless post, kudos to you.

(On a separate note, I get married in 11 days! It's coming so fast, and I still can't believe that I'm actually going to be married. It's so weird. But I'm so freaking excited.)