The holidays are over….*sigh*

Well, another holiday season has come and gone.  I can’t believe how quickly time has been passing lately, it’s really insane.  My wedding is officially 124 days away!!  In wedding news, I bought my wedding dress while I was in Ottawa for Christmas and I LOVE IT!  It’s a Maggie Sottero, and I can’t say much else b/c I don’t want my future husband to read what style it is!Now, I am a size 12 (10 in stretchy pants), so I assumed the sample dresses (size 10-12) would not be a stretch to fit me….not so!  Apparently the wedding dress industry finds it necessary to make their dresses 2-3 sizes SMALLER than normal “street” sizes, thus making brides-to-be feel even more conscious of their size and weight.  I think that is such an enormous tragedy, and as much as I want it to be rectified, I know full-well that wedding dress sizes will always be to the small side no matter how much ranting I do.  It makes to so angry that many women, such as myself, have to live their lives feeling size-conscious and embarrassed of our size.  You know what?  I’m beautiful.  Know what else?  I LOVE my hips and every single one of my curves, and I shouldn’t have to feel badly because of it.  Well, enough ranting about that….I also managed to get all the bridesmaid dresses too, also at the same bridal store where I got my dress so my ladies got a nice discount!  I let the ladies pick their favourite style, and they all wanted an Alfred Sung strapless, A-line dress in satin.  Such a classy dress, and we picked a very bright cherry-pink which will be perfect in a tropical setting like that Mayan Riviera.  I’m soooo glad I was able to get all the dresses in ONE DAY!  Definitely not my shopping style normally….haha…..In other holiday news, I finally got my coverup tattoo on my back!  I used to have a sunflower on my lower back that was meant to represent a high school boyfriend (bad mistake), and since I’m getting married soon I wanted to cover that up with something to represent where my life is at now.  So, I got another flower tattoo, this time of a starburst lily, where the stem ribbons like protein structure, then turns to a DNA double-helix, and unwinds.  The two DNA strands represent not only my nerdy love for science, but also my fiance and I coming together to form something new, the flower which represents our new life together.  Without any further adieu…meghan-sunflower-tattoo-1.jpgback-tattoo-jan-2-copy.jpg _________________________________________________________________________On to knitting!  All of my knitting presents were very, very well received and all of them fit their respective recipients very nicely.  I’ve attached pics of the bro in his Patchwork Raglan, and his gf (also my bridesmaid) in her Twinkle Shopping Tunic.  I have yet to get the pics of my mom in her Sitcom Chic and my dad’s socks so stay tuned for those.andy-sweater-front.jpgandy-sweater-back.jpgkarine-tunic-front.jpgkarine-tunic-back.jpg~M