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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Scents of Summer

I needed a break.  A little getaway.  I yearned for some fresh air and time to myself.  I laced up my shoes, grabbed my ipod and hit the pavement.  I spent the next 30 minutes taking in the setting sun, good tunes, and scenery from the river.  I loved all of the different smells.  I smelled bleach from the inground pools...bug spray...some juicy burgers on a grill (charcoal, I think)...rain that had fallen a few hours prior...something sweet, yet slightly chemical - maybe a  boat wax... and honey suckle, oh sweet honey suckle.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random Observations and Babbling

  • I love looking at my ring.
  • I love the fact that I am now a part of that "club".  The "I have a ring on  my finger" club.
  • I love seeing other girls out and about who are in that club too.
  • I love to hold my hand out the window as I am driving, but fear that I may lose my ring.  It doesn't stop me though.
  • I finished making and packaging the special jewelry gifts for each member of the bridal party yesterday.  Their baskets are almost complete....except I don't actually have the actual baskets yet.
  • My veil will be finished by the weekend. It is gorgeous.  I want to wear it around the house.
  • I love my dog. He makes me so happy.  I just want to kiss his smooshy face
  • J has a ballgame tonight and because of my work schedule, he may be late.  I am feeling guilty to the point of telling him to just go home without me.
  • J's surprise party is this weekend.  Good thing he doesn't read my blog!
  • I hope he is surprised and knows just how loved he really is.
  • I am beyond excited to make my first trip of the season to the farmers market tonight to buy some yummy produce.  On the list: garlic, cilantro, tomatoes.  On the menu:  my kick-butt salsa. Om nom nom.  It is soooo good.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm gonna rock it.

A birdcage veil, that is.  It is a bit more high fashion, a bit timeless, and a bit fabulous!  I love the look.  I am making it this weekend, along with my trees.  Oh how busy I will be.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Trying to exhale

This is supposed to be a weekend of relaxation, fun in the sun, and sharing good times with friends and family.  I am trying to do all of that..."relax and go with the flow" as Jerry so kindly suggested...but it is hard when I am in planning mode. 

I now have less than 3 months to get everything done.  That is less than 12 weeks.  I cannot comprehend taking a 4 day weekend at this time.  Especially because that 4th day in this long weekend is my Monday. only day off this coming week. I even have to work the weekend.  I have stuff to get done.  Not only wedding stuff, but stuff in general. 

For starters, I have 5 pounds of ground beef and 10 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast in my fridge waiting to be sorted, packaged and stored.  I have $50 worth of fruits and vegetables that need to be washed and prepped for easy access all week long.  I have a daily workout that needs to get done, but doesn't seem to happen when you wake up hungover, tired, and bloated from that 1am cheeseburger you had to eat on the way home from the bar.  I don't want to put my real life on hold for this weekend.  I am resisting for now. But I have a feeling that come 4pm, when I am faced with a pitcher full of Kim's delicious sangria, I just may give in to the temptation and try to "relax and go with the flow". 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Mighty Fine Day

I woke up this morning with such anxiety for the day ahead.  I couldn't imagine how I would get through our wedding day if I couldn't even get through engagement photo day.  We prayed together last night and again this morning for this day and for safe travels for our photographer.  God came through, as always!  We had such a great day.  It was F-U-N.  Our photographer, Erin (, is beyond amazing.  She is fabulous to work with - up for anything and so great at what she does.  I loved that she gave us direction and told us where to put our hands and our feet.  She even helped get this bug out of my hair and eased the fear telling me it was gold and pink and pretty.  Lol!  She was being honest about the gold part, but the pretty and pink was just to calm my nerves.