Wednesday, June 16, 2010

hola! gracias! besos! si si si...

That's about all the Spanish I learned while in Spain this time last summer. Well that and churros con chocolate (yum!) and chica guapa... However, I will be needing it again, as tomorrow morning Patrick and I are headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! We will be meeting his family there and will be spending a week relaxing in the sun.

I have been working my butt off trying to get lots done fort he wedding before we leave, and I have accomplished a lot I think... Well at the very least we've gotten all the paper goods ordered so that I can finish all the DIY-projects I got myself into. We also booked our hotel room for the wedding night. And we have a contract for our transportation in the works, and we're working on "sharing" a tent with another wedding so that we can split the cost! Hopefully it all works out... 45 days and counting!

So I am signing off today, I'll be back next week with fun and fabulous Mexican details! Ciao!

PS: Another thing to cross off the list... finding a house! We are finally ready to sign a lease on a pet-friendly duplex with a fenced in backyard at the beach! Check out our view of the ocean...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

eye candy

Since the last post was so long and boring... I am treating you to these never before seen pictures from our engagement shoot. Courtesy of Mrs. Melissa Barrick of !

countdowns galore

There's nothing all that exciting to report on the wedding front recently. Basically just tying up loose ends. Oh, we didn't win the contest. You would have heard immediately if you had. Slightly depressing, but none the less we will survive. We are no worse off then we were before.

Things we're working on...
- Ordering more paper to make the programs
- Visiting a FedEx Office
(because apparently Kinkos doesn't exist anymore?) to see if it's possible for them to do the manual labor (aka printing and cutting) for all 1,000 pieces of paper that will go into making my 250 4-page programs
- Ordering favors for the wedding and the bridal shower
- Reserving a wedding night hotel room
- Reserving a tent for the deck
(they say it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day, and am I jinxing it if I say I'm very scared that we'll get 'lucky'?)
- Reserving transportation for post-reception type events
- Getting an insurance policy for the wedding
(did anyone else know this existed? because I was clueless)
- Getting a 1 day liquor license to serve adult beverages at the wedding
(silly me for thinking this was covered by the caterer)
- Oh yeah, and getting a
marriage license (minor detail)
- Ordering gifts for VIPs
- Meet with florist
- Meet with DJ
- Have final walk through at CBF
- Get a haircut/dye job
(my roots are growing minorly out of control!)

Gosh, it feels like I have done
nothing thus far! What have I been doing?! Sitting around on my butt being lazy?! It doesn't feel like it, but it does at the same time!

Recent things we have accomplished... because I swear we are getting work done
(well I am at least)
- May have found a house at the beach to move to possibly
before the wedding!
- Got ties ordered for all groomsmen and both dads!
(and I love them)
- Got about half the playlist done for the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception
- Made prototypes of ring pillows and programs
(I might have already mentioned this but I'm desperate for details here)
- Cake topper arrived! (see above notation in regards to desperation)
- Got all the jars we'll be needing for the reception centerpieces (again, see desperate notation above)

Thanks for reading my To Do list. It helps me keep track of everything I have going on. So this post is really more for me then it is for you. Sorry, but it's true.

Oh yeah, I started off with a post-title ready to talk about countdowns. I got a little off track...

countdown #1: 9 days until we head to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!
countdown #2: 22 days until Eclipse is in theaters! (my twilight-obsessed neighbors and I already have a date to go see it)

oh and wasn't there something else??? right...
countdown #3: 53 days until we're married! (I hope our wedding bands arrive soon... maybe I should add call the jeweler to my To Do list?)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

short & sweet

That's what this post is going to be. You see we are in the midst of a torrential downpour slash thunderstorm and my dogs are freaking out! Jacko and Win are barely letting me type this, let alone get my workout done that I have been attempting to finish for the last hour.

Today is the day they announce the winners of the $10,000 prize for the contest we were finalists in! I am peeing my pants waiting to hear and Patrick has been calling me just about every 30 minutes to see if there's news. Silly boy, doesn't he know I'll be calling him non-stop when I find out if we won?! And he already promised me I can get a kitten if we win. So money aside, I want to win so I can get this adorable fluffy thing that's $free.99 at the pet store (apparently someone brought in a litter to give away).

Anyways... that's all I'm doing today... trying to stay busy. I think I'll take my pups back to bed and put on a movie so they can't hear the thunder and snuggle up to waste time so I'm not checking my email every 5 seconds.

I'll leave you with some pictures from last weekend. We went to Pat's cousin's wedding in Southern MD. Congrats Rob & Karrie!