My bachelorette party, my bachelorette party, my bachelorette party! Where do I start? It was absolutely, positively fantastic. I had a great time. My girls chartered a party bus. A party bus. They recruited Shawn to help them surprise me. He blindfolded me and walked me outside to where they were waiting to whisk me away. We made several stops in Manhattan and TURNED OUT every single one. From the great food, the fun games, the alcohol laced snacks (they had booze in everything: the gummy bears, the fruit, the cake pops, etc.) and the err…. uh…. adult entertainment, they made sure I had a night to remember and I sure did. What a way to close my life’s single chapter! They did a fantastic job. [Read more...]
Losing weight for my wedding day and sharing the journey with you was the premise of starting this blog on Triple B. While that may have been the reason for it’s origin, it has morphed into so much more. I have found support, advice and cathartic release here. I have shared, I have cried. I have enjoyed every minute of it. This blog has become so much more than a weight loss chronicle. But with my wedding less than a month away, this week I am returning to the beginning. [Read more...]
Okay. It is officially getting real to me. We went to the courthouse, filed our paperwork and left with a tentative marriage license in hand. In exactly a month from now I will be Mrs. Royshawn Harrison. I honestly wasn’t expecting to be a nervous wreck, but anxiety has reared its head. [Read more...]
I was met with some disappointment this week. Unlike Shawn, whose family is massive, mine is quite small. I have three brothers and it meant a lot to me to have each of them play a role in my wedding day. My baby brother Trevor is enlisted in the United States Army. We had him slated to be a groomsman in the wedding party. However, because of an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, not only will he be unable to be in the wedding, but his leave request was denied to even attend. [Read more...]
To Bachelor/Bachelorette party or not to Bachelor/Bachelorette party…That is the question. For some reason this topic strikes strong emotions in my house but not in the way most would think. [Read more...]
All bridal party dresses delivered, check. Pre-marital counseling with the pastor, check. Wedding bands selected, check. Invitations in the mail…here lies the problem.
Composing the guest list has been the most difficult task of the wedding planning thus far. [Read more...]
One of the most nerve-racking things about blending two families is hoping everyone gets along. As I have stated before both my mother and Shawn’s mother live out of town. So the opportunity to get everyone together at the same time had never presented itself. My mother came to New York in June. While she was here we took that time to introduce her to his grandmother and aunt. Success!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. They all bonded instantly. It was a prayerful, crying (tears of joy) good time. Everyone got along so well we had to pull them apart or they would have had church way into the night. Out of all the possible wedding day stressors, the God family drama won’t be one of them. [Read more...]
It has been a long time Triple B. I deliberated long and hard over whether or not to share the reason for my absence. And while it was very hard and extremely personal, it is my hope that by sharing I can help someone else. [Read more...]
The original concept for my blog on Triple B was based on my attempt to lose weight before my big day. Surprisingly it has taken on a life of its own. I’ve touched on so many other subjects I never expected to hit on. I have enjoyed every minute of it; but unfortunately my weight loss attempts are suffering. With just over three months until our wedding day my body is betraying me.
One of the trickiest balancing acts you have to learn when you decide to get married is the one of time management between your single girlfriends and your new spouse. This is especially when your social life revolved around your girls before your relationship. It is delusional to think changes wont be necessary.