Thursday, January 29, 2009
"i'll be in mexico before this milk goes bad!"
"i could drink out of this carton two days AFTER christmas!"
there are other markers:
the week mark: "i'll be on an airplane in exactly one week from right now!"
the grocery store mark: "can i eat this many green beans before i leave?"
the social events mark: "i'd love to come, but i'll be gone..."
one of the best markers just happened for out wedding day. the 10 DAY FORECAST marker.
what does the wedding day weather look like? partly cloudy and 73 degrees. cloudy means good pictures, 73 degrees means happy outdoor wedding guests.
i couldn't be more excited. let's just get married already, ok?
(from my bridal shower last weekend, Chad came for the last portion of it and we revisited some rather suggestive paragraphs that the girls wrote. this is a shot of our collective embarrassment. it was awesome.)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
DONE fit into dress
DONE print invitations
DONE mail invitations
DONE get rental plates
HALF DONE make jewelry for bridesmaids (about halfway done)
HALF DONE finish making crinoline (multi-colored! awesome!Update: SO HARD TO MAKE)
DONE figure out extra silverware/napkins
print polaroid photos
take direction photos (eat this, sit here, etc.)
DONE write down cake recipes
DONE buy ties
DONE order flowers
get rock candy/white mints
DONE book hotel for kristina/jared
HALF DONE buy music on itunes for em, email em/figure out music
ceremony things, figure it out...traditional? procession/recession music?
cut/sand/stain wood photo-holding blocks
not so bad for 5 weeks, no? my mom's list looks something like this:
DONE order food
DONE put on quilts
DONE sew napkins
flowers- no bouquet holder, no throw away
bouquet of stems- 1 bride, 6 bridesmaids- no holders-
2 mini for little girls
9 bouts- ??
mothers- 2 (11 pins) (have boxes)
24-25 centerpiece vases
Orange juice with club soda and ice cream for creamsicle drink
6 acrylic scoops
basket for candy cones
2 long tables for food
2 rounds for candy and cake
glass containers for drinks
call Sharon about flowers
chad, the barbarian. me, the librarian.
Monday, January 12, 2009
No. no, no, no. It’s fun when you’re 14, but once you exit puberty, there’s something so base about scuffling with other single women for some cheap prize that you don’t really even want. As for the garter, it’s hard to make a guy reaching up a girl’s dress and pulling off an undergarment look anything other than...what it is.
I don't really feel quite that strongly about it as all that, but I do wonder what all the hoopla is about.
I realize that I'm probably opening up a can of something here, as my three married siblings did it (one as recently as a week ago)...but I'm wondering. Married people: did you do the garter/bouquet toss at your wedding? Why or why not?
Unmarried people: Do you like it? Love it? Is anyone sort of ambivalent? As married folks, is it more fun to watch or participate?
Sunday, January 4, 2009
we're going to assemble them on their multi leveled pedestals, but not until we get here, so they're easier to ship. also, we won't need to buy ourselves a power drill just yet.
but seriously, don't those look awesome? i'm stoked.
if you guessed me, you'd be correct, sort of.
my mom did most of it. and it looks awesome. i'm glad i read somewhere that another girl who made her own birdcage veil said it took her over 2 hours to get it right, so the 30 minutes or so it took us wasn't bad at all. (pardon the crappy iphone photo) also, i'm wearing black yoga pants and a white hanes undershirt, which i've found is my default outfit choice when i'm home.