Tuesday, October 28, 2008

oh blah

I have a bad case of the posting blahs. I have nothing to post about..or too much to post about but I don't want to do it. All I have is random tidbits...I guess that's better than nothing.

  • I loved One Tree Hill last night (that I watched tonight). It made me laugh out loud..
  • I had a yummy Chick-fil-A dinner tonight, along with a yummy Dr. Pepper
  • I finished all but 2 of my parent conferences today
  • I started the new part of my grad school class with my new professor..she's ok..she makes us do stuff though..I don't think I like that.
  • Last night I left my candle burning at my house..for 4 hours while I was at class.
  • Thank God my house didn't burn down.
  • I can't find my sunglasses.
  • This really irritates me.
  • Bryan bought be a beautiful new winter coat.
  • I love that it's been cold enough the past two days that I could wear it.
  • I love him.
  • Bryan and I are taking off school on Friday to meet with the counselor for our wedding.
  • I'm tired.
  • Some people are a lot different than you think they are. No matter how much you try not to, we all end up judging people...and most of the time, we judge them wrongly.
  • I put up a new wedding countdown. All you people need to make sure you count down with me!
  • I love Bryan Mitchell Moss.
  • This week I've heard about friends, or had family members who had vehicles vandalized all during this week. Seriously, who does stuff like that?
  • Jacque made me laugh..really hard today!
  • Gas at Walmart tonight was $2.16
  • Hopefully when I go get gas tomorrow, it will be even cheaper!
  • I'm going to go to bed now
  • Goodnight!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

wedding photographer,CHECK!!

We officially have a wedding photographer now! Whoo hoo! What I have failed to mention, is that several months ago, Bryan and I already booked a photographer from Waco. I'd had several friends that used her, seen some of her work, and loved it! Well this was back when I thought our date was June 20th INSTEAD of June 27th. So..fast forward to us getting the church and me having to change the date. I contacted our photographer to tell her about the date switch, but I then looked at her online calendar and saw that June 27th was BOOKED. I'm pretty sure my heart stopped. I freaked out slightly..however, I got over it, told myself it would be ok, and started the hunt for a new photographer (P.S. our old one was really nice and gave us our deposit back since it was so early and she couldn't do our date..praise Jesus!).

I researched for HOURS online on The Knot, talked to friends, family, anyone I knew, and got tons of recommendations. After a significant amount of research, I narrowed it down to
Fairy Tale Photography. I loved the website and I loved the prices! I discussed with Bryan, my family, and my matrons of honor ;0) and we figured out the perfect solutions at the perfect price! What was so awesome was that I actually got the new phototographer for a cheaper price! Jacque and I went tonight to meet my new photographer, Austin, and talk about what we wanted for my wedding. We had a great time and J and I really liked him. We were on the same page and he said he was really excited to shoot our wedding! I'm just so glad this part is over! Now on to more fun stuff! Make sure you click on the link and check our their pictures!

Thanks Emily!!!

Here's one of the things that made my day today!

Emily, one of the girls that my mom taught with in Lorena just got married a year ago, so my mom put us in touch with each other when I was thinking about getting married in Waco. My mom had also been keeping her updated with me and Bryan! Emily was great about giving me lots of information about her wedding and really helped me out! It turns out that Emily's husband just got a job in the Dallas area, so they moved here. Emily e-mailed me asking about information on how I found my house, because they were looking for one. I e-mailed her all my information, and they ended up finding a house! Emily e-mailed me and told me they found one and then asked for my address. I thought she might mail me a thank you card or something but THIS is what I found when I checked my mail today!
It's the Bride's Thank You Note Handbook and the cutest card ever! AND Emily made it herself!
That package totally made my day and I'm so excited about my first gift! I can't wait to use it!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

new wedding news!

Well, I decided that I should probably write a new post, since I haven't written in a week. However, in my defense, I've been waiting F-O-R-E-V-E-R to put that post up, so I just wanted us all to savor reading it! :0) Hehe..

However, I guess we should move on to more exciting things now, such as WEDDING PLANNING! Whoo hoo!

I will confess to the blog world that actually Bryan and I have been talking about getting married since this summer. He asked my dad's permission to marry me on September 20th, so I knew he was going to be proposing sometime soon! I didn't know when exactly, but I had my theories! He did a wonderful job of surprising me though! I just didn't want to actually say that I'd been researching/planning stuff until he ACTUALLY proposed. Now, that it's official ;0) I can talk my little heart out! Hehe.. I will warn you that my wedding (I love saying that) and my fiance' (I love saying that too!) will more than likely be all that I talk about from now on. There, now you've been warned! :0)

On to more exciting things, we have officially chosen the date!!! We will be getting married on June 27, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. It's always been my dream to be a June bride, so we knew it was going to be June. However, I wanted the 20th originally, and Bryan wanted the 27th. The date actually came down to the availablity of our church, so the 27th it was! We are going to be getting married at Heritage Chaple, at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. It is GORGEOUS! I love, love, love everything about it! You have to go here and check out their blog. I loved that they had a blog! There are all sorts of pictures on there, so check them out! It was actually a complete miracle that I even got the chapel. When I researched churches in the area, I came upon their website and then went to look at the blog. I fell in love with it, so I contacted Meghan Mazolla about the chapel for the 20th or 27th. She said that it was already booked on the 20th, and she was waiting to get the paperwork back from another bride who already reserved the 27th. I of course was so sad, but she said to check back in a week or so because there was always the chance that the bride would change her mind.

About a week later, I e-mailed Meghan to ask if that bride turned her paperwork in, but I didn't hear back from her, so I just gave up. Fast forward to me getting engaged, then me telling everyone at school (that was a lot of fun!). I talked to a coworker and she suggested some other churches to research, so I did. I found a prospective church that looked pretty on their website, so I called and set up an appointment to tour the church this past Wednesday. That same day, I e-mailed Meghan one last time just to make sure. You'll imagine my emense happiness when she e-mailed back with great news and said that that bride had chosen the 2:00 in the santuary, so the chapel was available for the evening of the 27th!!!! Praise Jesus! I immediately set up a time to tour the chapel on Wednesday. I went to the other church and toured it Tuesday evening, and I liked it, but didn't LOVE it. That one was my plan B church! I went Wednesday to FBC Dallas (and got lost on the way..stupid exits!), met Meghan, LOVED the church, and immediately signed the papers to reserve my date!! So that's the long story of how I got my church that I'm so in love with! :0)

I'll update more details later! I was browsing through all my posts and found this one. Who would have known back then that we'd be here now! I didn't then, but God did! Thank you Jesus!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Well, it's the post you've ALL been waiting, asking, and anticipating for!!! I'm glad to announce that Bryan officially asked me to be his wife last night, on October 10, 2008! Of course I said YES!

One of my best friends Jacque had called me the week before and said that we needed to go out on Friday night and have a girl’s night out. I was excited because we haven’t had a girl’s night out in forever, so I said sure and let her set everything up. Jacque told me that she wanted to go get manicures and pedicures and that a friend that she teaches with had suggested a new restaurant in Dallas that we should go try. Little did I know, Jacque was in complete cahoots with Bryan and a big part of distracting me from figuring out the proposal!

Moving on, Jacque came over to my house, we got ready and headed off to the salon. We had so much fun and we’re having a great “girl’s night”. When it was time to pay, Jacque looked in her purse and told me that she had forgotten her wallet. I told her that I thought I saw it on the floor when we left so she was like “oh man, well we’ll have to go back to your house and get it!” During this time, I thought that it was very funny that her husband Jason kept calling and texting her asking where she was and what she was doing. I admit that I was teasing her about it and telling her to call and tell Jason to leave us alone on our girl’s night out!

We finished up at the salon, and then headed back to my house to get Jacque’s wallet. She called Jason so I decided to call and say hi to Bryan. We talked to him on the phone for a while and then she told him, “I’m turning at the light now, so you have to get off and let us officially get back to our girl’s night.” We got to my house and I told Jacque I’d run in and get her wallet, so she could stay in the truck. I got out, but she got out too, so I was like whatever. I walked into my garage and opened the garage door and it hit me. I saw that my laundry room door was closed (which I NEVER close it) and then I smelled candles.

I opened the door and in my living room, I saw Bryan standing there. He had moved all of my living room furniture out of the living room and made an isle of roses and rose petals were everywhere. Hundreds of candles lit the room as he played Keith Urban’s “Your Everything”. I saw my other best friend Morgan, in the background taking pictures. I walked up and started kissing Bryan. He then sat me down in my kitchen chairs and told me that since I always complain that he never gives me any cards, so he got me these. He had me open four cards one by one. He said the first card he wanted to give me after we first met. The second card was the one he wanted to give me on my birthday. The third card was the one that he wanted to give me after he told me he loved me for the first time, and the last card was the card he wanted to give me today. After I opened and read all the cards, he took my hand and said let’s take this ring off (my cross ring that my parents gave me when I was 16, basically my purity ring). He then said, “Chelsey, I can promise you two things. One, that I will always love you. Two, that I will love you like Christ loved the church. I will be the servant of our household, putting you and our family first. He then reached behind him and pulled the ring box off of the book shelf. He stood up and then got down on one knee, took my hand, and said as he opened the ring box, “Chelsey Snodgrass, will you marry me?” I said, “well, let me think about it….haha..just kidding! I said YES! He put the ring on my finger and we just started kissing some more while Morgan was in the background snapping pictures of us! I then started talking to Morgan and then I asked Bryan where Jacque was. He said, “Well let’s go into your bedroom and see who else is there”. We went and he opened the door to my bedroom, and then I saw Jacque and Jason (Jacque’s husband), Chris (my best guy friend from high school and Morgan’s boyfriend), and KYRBIE (my best friend from high school)! It was really funny because I didn’t cry at all when Bryan proposed to me, but the moment I saw Kyrbie I started bawling! I just knew how much preparation had gone into the whole proposal and the fact that she drove almost 5 hours meant so much to me! We all stood around talking about our stories and hearing about how everyone had been involved for so long. Bryan told Morgan first (she’s been Bryan’s best friend for about 19 yrs and was the one who introduced us!) and then started planning the proposal and involving all of my friends over a month ago! We ended the night by eating with the friends at Texas Roadhouse and calling our families!

It was the best night of my life! I am so blessed to have found and be marrying the man God made for me. He truly is my soul mate and I love him more than life! I am equally blessed that God gave me such amazing friends who love me so much! I can’t tell you all thank you enough for making my night so amazing. I love you all so much!

Don't worry, Morgan took 400 pictures last night, so I'll be putting some of those up when I get them. Or check on Facebook soon! Love you guys!

Oh yeah, I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

no words needed!

One of my students wore this shirt to school. I think that the picture speaks for itself!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Right now, I'm sitting in bed, still in my pajamas. Why, you ask? Well because it's FAIR DAY! Whoo hoo! Instead of going to the fair (I'm waiting for Bryan), I'm being lazy at home today. Yes, that's right, instead of being at school/work, slaving away like all you other teachers/working people, I'm enjoying my day off! Not, that I'm gloating or anything..Bryan. I need to decide what I'm going to do today...hmm..play on my blog, go get my nails done, watch a movie..hmmm. So many decisions! :0)


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