Posts Tagged 'wedding'

Well it’s Back to Reality

Oh man. What a whirlwind the last 2 weeks have been. I am now reporting to you as an “old married lady” as my friends now call me. The week leading up to the wedding was, let’s just say eventful. The Tuesday before the wedding, my sister/maid of honor was hit, head on, as she was driving home from work. After totaling her car, fracturing her sternum and having a significant amount of bruising, she still looked absolutely beautiful. Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, my car was broken into. What did they steal? A GPS with a screwed up display and almost out of battery, and oops, they didn’t take the charger for it. And they also stole my Straight No Chaser CD. If you don’t know who they are, they’re an acapella group from Indiana University, and they’re fantastic. Watch this video of them singing the 12 Days of Christmas in a way you’ve never seen before. So after those two snafus, the wedding went off without a hitch. It rained, but about 30 minutes away from where my wedding was, and the rest of day was absolutely beautiful. I only have a few pictures from the day so far, but below is one of my favorites of what I do have. :)

The reception was a lot of fun, too. Oh boy, I did not know wedding dresses could get so heavy and hot as the day goes on. It’s alright though. I had so much fun. As soon as we get our wedding pictures back, I’ll be sure to post some online. It may take a while though. They took close to 1,500 pictures and they have to edit them all. Definitely not a job I would want.

The honeymoon was a blast as well. We went to Yellowstone National Park and the Tetons. After seeing a bison take out the front panel of a car, almost hitting two wolves as they ran out in front of us, watching black bears and grizzly bears snack on some berry bushes on the side of the road, and horse back riding, we can honestly say we had a blast. We had a lot of fun. Pictures are below.

We hiked a lot, too. I would definitely go back.

This week, however, is a 40-hour work week.  Benjamin gets the week of from work, so he has a “honey-do” list. The first is buying a washer and dryer!!! I however, will be working hard at finishing my training for GE, catching up on what I missed at both jobs, and preparing for the summer camps MSE offers. It should be a fun filled week.

And so I sign off, for the first time, ever, as Amanda Wenner. Have a great week everyone!


Officially Almost Complete

Well, now that I finally have Internet back, I figured I would get a good post in before things got really busy this weekend. Since my last post, I have moved, started a new job and this Saturday will be my last day at my job of 3 1/2 years. Sad face. But, as with everything else, all good things must come to an end.

So, my first day at GE – well, my first two days. They were fairly uneventful. I did a lot of safety training – A LOT! The other CO-OP, Rana, took me on a tour of the plant. She said it was like the blind leading the blind because she had only been there a week. It was really interesting, though. I’ve never been in an industry setting, much less a union setting. There is definitely a very unique culture. The vast majority of employees have been working there for 30 years or so, and then a small percentage were hired within the last two years. It’s just a very different vibe from the two sets of employees. On Tuesday, I got to see the production of black lights. Apparently GE only produces them once a year, and I was lucky enough to be there. It’s really awesome. I’ll try and take some pictures, but I’m not sure that would fly, because of proprietary information, etc, but I’ll see what I can do. For now, I do have a picture of my 50 minute drive to Bucyrus on my first day. It’s a nice drive, and very scenic, but very long.

My drive to work - country roads, take me home...

I know, not safe to take pictures while driving, but at least I stopped. I figured there was no one coming either direction so it was ok.

Next week should be more exciting. I’ll get into the training of how to set up job postings and manage them, and schedule people for interviews and do phone interviews, etc.

I also moved into my new apartment over the weekend. Again, more pictures to come, but I do have pictures of my new bed and dresser. :) It’s a great apartment. Internet was installed yesterday, I finally have my mailbox keys, and even though we’re next to a train track, it’s very quiet. We can’t even hear the next door dog barking all of the time. I feel like he barks at his shadow. Oh well. Once we have more stuff unpacked, I’ll take pictures and post them.

In wedding world, my bachelorette party is this weekend, on Sunday. Should be fun. My sister is planning it. It’s weird to think my wedding is >>9!!!!<< days away! That’s crazy. Mostly everything is done, just small stuff now. We met with the DJ and our caterer to confirm everything, the honeymoon hotel is confirmed, and we should be set. Now we just have to make a list of everything we need to remember for the honeymoon so that we don’t forget something important…like a camera.

Tonight is our MHR 854 final. Thank goodness. I’m worn out due to having to remember everything at once, and it will be so much better to be able to be done with this school year. So far the grades that have come in are looking pretty good – no final grades yet, but an A- on the 854 project, a B+ on the 856 final, and who knows about 865. I’ll just be glad to be done with this quarter. It’s been rough.

For now, I’m off to study and get lunch. A shout out to Rob Chabot, the fearless leader of the My Fisher Grad Life Bloggers. He sent me a really nice email, and I am officially signed up to continue blogging through the summer and next school year. So, be on the lookout for more shenanigans being broadcast to the world.

Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this weekend. Be safe on senior crawl tonight!

~Amanda


So Close, and Yet, So Far

As a side note, my fiance tells me I have “random song association disorder”. Basically, I randomly think of songs at the most random times that somehow seem to fit perfectly into whatever situation I’m in. When I was typing the title of this post, the song “So Far Away” by Carol King. So anyway, if you know the song, I think you might agree it somewhat fits.

So this week, for all intensive purposes, is finals week. Tonight is our staffing final, tomorrow is our compensation final, and our FastCat paper is also due tomorrow. Thursday we, thankfully, do not have a quiz in MHR 854 because our papers are due. And next week, during finals week, we only have a paper due on Tuesday and our MHR 854 final on Thursday. If I can make it through tomorrow night, I’ll be smooth sailing into the weekend. My part is done on all of my papers, minus 2 1/2 or so pages for our staffing paper, which is the one due next week. Shouldn’t be too bad. I’m glad the majority of finals and papers are this week because I’m moving on Sunday! The scary part isn’t the moving part, it’s the fact that this is the new place with my fiance – which means the wedding is right around the corner! At this time, in 18 days, I will be all dressed up, getting ready to be married. Such a weird thought and feeling.

On Monday, June 7, I start my internship with General Electric. I’m really excited. It seems like it will be a great fit. when they phone interviewed me, they asked me why I decided to be in HR. It’s taken a while to really figure out what I want to do, but I told them that I’m really interested in training and development and a little bit of recruiting and staffing. I really want to be able to help an organization find individuals who are a good fit for the company and also making sure that the company is a good fit for the individual. And, along the way, I want to develop training programs to continue to build the skill sets of employees. After my explanation of what I wanted to do, Dan, the HR manager told me that what I described is exactly what the intern would be doing. That really excited me – to find an internship which would allow me to do what I think I want to do for a career and help me decide if it truly is my career path. And another perk is that I told them I would only be able to work 25 hours or so with my Graduate Assistantship, and they were fine with it. It just seems like the perfect job. I’ll be sure to update everyone on my first day and how things go throughout the summer.

For now, it’s time to work and attempt to get some studying done along the way. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day and that you spent it remembering those who gave their lives to make sure that we have the freedoms we do. Also, read this post by my classmate Mandy Molter. It’s good to show support to our troops, and also those who are civilians who are working overseas to help other countries build their resources so that they can be self-sustaining.


Two Weddings and A Formal

What a weekend. I’m sure I would have updated sometime before now, if I hadn’t been in a car all weekend. Since Friday, I have dressed up 3 times, was almost claustrophobic at the Fisher Formal, went to two weddings in two different states, and both of the brides names are Megan (the grooms had different names, Kyle and Chris – so still a “kuh” sound, but that would be too strange if they had the same name), and now I’m finishing up my IMS project from forever ago that practically got put on the back burner with everything else going on.

I promise to post pictures from the formal and the weddings, but there’s just too much to do right now. This week should be more relaxed than the last several have been. I only have one, maybe two group meetings, the rest is just writing papers and finishing the projects. Nothing too terrible.

Since school is relaxed right now, I’ll give a brief update on the wedding. My dress has arrived! I tried it on last Friday, I go for alterations this Friday, and it shouldn’t be too bad, really, just hemming and letting out the lining/slip thing on my hips. So, not too bad at all. Tomorrow, my mom and I go to our final cake consultation. I’m excited. It’ll be one more thing we can check off the list. About two weeks ago, we went to look at the reception hall to check up on the renovations they had during the winter, and it’s a good thing we went, because we found out the tables hold 8, not 10, so we had to buy more centerpieces. It’s good that we found out now, instead of two weeks before the wedding. Speaking of, t-minus 33 days. Isn’t that CRAZY!?!?! For all of you who are married, I’m sure you remember the month leading up to the wedding and feeling like you were freaking out. If you have any advice for me on how to calm the nerves, that would be amazing.

For now. I’m going to finish getting stuff ready for dinner tonight, finish my project, and head off to campus. Happy Monday!



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