Wedding Day

Well our wedding day has come and gone and let me just say a huge thank you to everyone who was there or sent their well wishes! It turned out better than we even dreamed it could have!

It took me a while to accept that we were NOT going to start on time, but after that it was smooth sailing!

Pictures have been uploaded to facebook but here are just a few:

Things were lovely 🙂 Expect Jessica to post about her second hand wedding dress, and why she loved it!

Tata for now!
Jen and Jess


Wedding Week Worries

As we get closer and closer to our wedding, there are SO many things to be done still! We are however being quite organized about everything, which is helpful for sure! We have almost everything bought except for a few last minute things, and we have someone to watch our dogs for us (thanks Kassy and JR!!), Hotel is booked, and everything is on the move!

Its surreal that I will be married to the love of my life in a mere, short, 5 days! We are both more nervous about the wedding going smoothly than the commitment to each other. Haha! But things are really starting to fall into place and it makes it all the better.

Bit thank you to everyone so far who have helped us with everything!:
Kassy and JR
Mom and Dad Hartman and Family
Gramma Margie

I’m sure there are many others that I just can’t think of right now, its not that you are not important, its just that my brain is a bit fuzzy right now. 🙂

Be on the look out for a Wedded Bliss post sometime early next week!
Tata for now!

Jen and Jess

Hospital Time

I don’t believe many of you are aware, but I was in the hospital for 6 days last week. For those of you who did know and came to see me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being supportive and helping me through this hard time in my life.

I went to the ER on Tuesday August 2nd for really bad stomach cramps as I had been having issues with not eating. I had basically been surviving on pretzels and gatorade. Essentially, my body was starting to eat away my muscle mass and I was getting really sick. I was admitted to the Psychology Ward that evening around 11 pm, so I spent 12 hours in the ER.

I was able to start eating again while in the hospital and have even gained 8 pounds since then! Its hard for me to realize that I have a little bit of a stomach now and I am trying my best to eat several meals a day.

I was put on medication for my bi-polar disorder and anxiety and am working through the outpatient program called ADAPT at Southwest Washington Medical Center. It has been a very good transition for me and is teaching me a lot. I still have my up days and my down days, but all and all things are starting to get better.

Bi-polar disorder, or any other mental disorder or illness is not a death sentence, and it can be managed, as well as any sort of eating disorder. I am not afraid to share my experience if it will help anyone else seek out the help that they need, and my be too afraid to ask. The entire staff at SW was wonderful to me, and made me feel like I was important to them. One of my nurses during the day was named Rick. Every morning he would check up on me, smile, and say “I’m glad you’re here today.” It really made me smile, that and he kind of looked like Santa Clause 🙂

Although I will struggle a little bit from time to time, and may need medication adjustments, therapy, etc. I feel better than I have for at least the last year, and its nice to “be back” as Jess and I have said. A big thank you again to all of you who visited, prayed, and helped us through this rough week. We love you all.

Jen and Jess