Yesterday, Krystal and I went and had sushi and then to Spirit Halloween Store so she could pick up a costume for Storybook character day at her campus. I saw the PERFECT Halloween costume, except it was $50... And not anywhere near my size. I was upset, but I resolved to come up with a solution. I had gotten as far as a plan that included an oversized shirt, leggings, and puffy paint.
So I turned to the internet which seemed like it was going to be a bust. But then I went to Hot Topic's website. I knew this was going to have one or two outcomes--either I was going to be crying from happiness or from hopelessness (thanks hormones!!!) but I persisted. After being slightly delayed by TARDIS slip on shoes (think TOMS), I found what I was looking for. And in my size! I couldn't believe it. And then, as I was caught up in my frenzy, trying to frantically order this because WHAT IF THEY RUN OUT OF MY SIZE?!, Michael walked in to check on me. I showed him what I was ordering, and he innocently asked me "Does this mean that I have to be insert character name to your insert character name?
And then I died. Not really, but I did burst into tears out of happiness. And then there were tears, hugs, more tears, and snot.
So I added Michael's costume to my cart. When I tried to check out, the Hot Topic website failed me. I couldn't get the website to load on my iDevice. I moved on to the living room, switched to a computer, wrestled with the website accepting gift cards (which it wouldn't), and finally got PayPal to go through.
But finally I got my confirmation page, which the guarantee that I will have my order in time for Halloween. And I am beyond excited. In fact, I don't think I have been this excited about a Halloween costume since around the third grade. Incidently, I went as the same thing that year as I am going to be this year. I'm even more excited to be able to go dig out the accessories from the original costume (yes, I still have them, no judgements please!)--it's going to be perfect!!
If you didn't know me back then or if your memory sucks, I'll leave you with this clue. Once I receive my package, I'll reveal it.
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When I met my husband (at the airport!) we both marveled about how we were from small towns. And then he told me where he was from.
Sure. a Texas 4A high school and minutes from Ft. Worth. That's a SMALL town. Or so he thought.
I grew up in a TINY Texas town. Nestled between to slightly bigger towns on a major interstate, south of Dallas, you find MY hometown of Rice.
That's right. RICE.
I don't live there anymore. But after 8 years of avoiding the area, I came home to one of those slightly bigger towns that Rice was nestled between. And as much as I loathe being here and away from a metropolitan area, I love being back too.
But here are somethings about my hometown:
1. When I graduated high school, we had the biggest graduating class at the time of 50 people.
2. My sister and I didn't go to the same high school... because our town didn't have one yet.
3. The roads are dangerous. Seriously. They were paved once upon a time, but now if it rains pretty good you can go fishing from them.
4. There are no stop lights.
5. The Sonic that has been there for the last couple of years is the only fast food restaurant in town. In fact, its now the only restaurant in town.
6. I can remember when there was a soda shop, antique store, and laundromat in the downtown area.
7. Nothing was ever open in our town, and if it was it was closed by 8pm. (See song above. Its kind of like my tribute to my hometown).
8. It's home. And no matter how hard I try to escape it, I always find my way back. And usually on Thursdays for Father-Daughter-Granddaughter date nighs.
What's something that you can recall about your hometown?
Let's just say I'm addicted to I love TLC programming. Shows like 19 Kids and Counting and Little People Big World are my addiction. I've been watching them since the Duggars had 13 kids and one television special. Same thing with Little People Big World.
I also like Cake Boss and DC Cupcakes, but those shows make me want cake and they aren't showing new episodes right now. Plus I've watched all episodes of those shows on netflix.
It seems like this fall is the season of weddings for the Duggars and the Roloffs. Currently, we are watching the process of Jill Duggar getting married. She is absolutely precious. Her fiance is also precious, and they are an adorable couple. Usually, I keep it together fairly well, but tonight's episode caused me to lose my composure.
They go wedding dress shopping. And its just so sweet. And I cried.
Jill is surrounded by her sisters, her sister-in-law, and mother. The love that is being showered upon her is breathtaking. And then they each read a letter to her. And there is crying.
I lost it when Michelle was reading her letter to her daughter. Picture me sitting on our living room floor doing some upper body weights and bawling. Thankfully, Michael came running from the kitchen to console me.
That part was hard for me. As most of you know, my mom wasn't around when I got engaged or married. She had already passed away. Choosing my wedding dress was difficult, because I was without my mom! My sister had had the distinct pleasure of having our mother involved in the wedding dress selection and even the wedding planning.
Thankfully, I had two wonderful people with me when I went dress shopping--my Aunt and my sister. In fact, I don't know how I got married without either of the two of them (or my two other besties, or Michael's entire side of the family).
Point is... weddings are a special time and having family with you is important.
What was a memorable family moment from your wedding? If you aren't married, what are you looking forward too?