Thursday, October 9, 2008

Confessions of a Bride to Be

Argh.

Everyday I threaten to elope.

Scott and I attend an engaged couple's class held by the Stake. It's interesting to say the least. I am the oldest in there by about 5 or 6 years. The instructors preface their advice with, "I know marriage will be your first experience out of your parent's home..." Gosh, what would that be like?

Last week we talked about finances this week we talked about sexual intimacy. As a former sex ed teacher and a current trainer of financial advisers, I was bored out of my mind. Well, that's not completely true. The instructors talked about buying some red light bulbs to "set the mood"... then I had a brilliant idea-- to register for a years supply of red light bulbs on my Target gift registry! That's not strange at all...

Speaking of registering, Scott and I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond Normal the other day to register. We met Staci who kindly greeted us with a warm valley girl-like hello. I think I was old enough to be her mom (if I had her as a teenager, of course). Anyway, she talked me into registering for china. She insisted I register for 12 china place settings and a whole bunch of other china stuff. I laughed silently, winked at Scott and then said, "uh, sure why not?" Let me ask you... where in the h-e-double-L am I going to put 12 china place settings, a gravy boat, 2 platters, 12 soup bowls, and 12 crystal glasses in my 100 sq foot apartment!? It's bad enough I have to sell my 134 pairs of shoes on EBay in order to have room for Scott in our little apartment.

By the time we registered for our 1000 piece bone china collection we had enough time to register for a few more things before the store closed. Right before we left, Staci SoCal printed out the registry we had so far. I don't know how this happened, but we had registered for 8 knife sets, 8 unmatching towels, and a shower curtain (in addition to the china). That's what I get for putting Scott in charge of holding the register thingy (what is it called?) that late in the day. He is quite the jokester and a mighty lover of expensive knife sets. Yet another reason, why I love him so.

As we left the store, we had a great laugh. We thought about having thanksgiving at our apartment next year with our fine china, set out perfectly on our plastic tablecloth, laid nicely over a cardboard box that would be covertly posing as our dining room table. And then we envisioned us after the meal putting the china away in the nice china cabinet that we would also use as our dresser.

Thanks Staci, for making my bridal dreams come true!

Confession: I hate registering.

9 comments:

Borland family said...

We'll justsend you money. I think we returned just about everything we registered for anyway. Remember to realx and NOT get stressed. Who cares if nothing turns out the way you planned, you're marrying the man of your dreams!!!!

Sister Jenny Hansen said...

DON'T SEll your shoes, sell your clothing that is too large. As a former Master Shoe Fitter, I sell regret getting rid of shoes.. Of course, this is the sacrifice, giving up something good for some better! I love the red light bulbs.... it was introduced by the stake, I'd like to hear the doctrine or principle behind that one! Love ya

Natalie said...

I have been married awhile now and have never even heard of using red light bulbs! sounds painful...ha ha ha ah ah and I agree with sis Jenny DONT sell your shoes!! After marriage, things change and you may need those shoes to fill with wheat for your food storage...:) Just have fun...with it. and no worries about the registry...I'll never tell!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh! You are marrying the same person that I just married! Nate absolutely loves expensive knife sets as well. We actually registerd for two of them, thanks to our registry girl. As if ANYONE is going to buy those for us! By the way, thanks for our awesome gift! We love it. I'll call you tomorrow.

Erin said...

Red light bulbs, 12 piece china, and valley girl at the registry. Anneliesa, you and your life crack me up! Hope I'm that fun when it gets to be my turn! Good luck girl... and about the shoes, do you really have to part with ALL of them?

Sarah said...

If you elope, I will kill you. I bought plane tickets last weekend!!!

eartohear said...

I'm so glad you have a sense of humor about all that registry stuff!

April said...

I am glad that you can laugh about the registry. just have fun and stay relaxed! I as well have never heard about the red light bulbs that is really funny that you heard about it in your stake!! :)

Ebenezer Gilgal Harrison said...

That doesn't surprise me that the Stake class is missing its target so much. I can't go to Marriage Prep classes anymore -- not that I ever did. "If you're experiences don't match with my statistics, then you're an outlier and I don't have to take you seriously."