Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What's today???

I love a long weekend.....everyone does. I love them for the reason though that it means D is home!! This long weekend we went up to Cleveland where he grew up! It was a lot of fun. His sister and nephew that live down here did too. We had a 3rd bday party for Caleb, I saw the smallest parade in my life, met my other sister-in-law and her family, hand lots of laughs and got some news about a rockin' wedding gift his parents are giving us.....A NEW BED!!!!!

The only problem with a long weekend is that it throws me off schedule and it takes me a couple days before I figure out what day it is. It's even more difficult b.c I don't have a "traditional" day job. It's all good though.

I'm seriously hoping the jewlry store calls and has my rings back today. I'm missing my engagement ring. I keep teasing D that I think I remember what it looks like.... Also, I got a couple more things set for the wedding yesterday. Invitations are ordered and DJ is booked. Rock on! With the exception of flowers and finishing up discusions with the photographer (my wonderful friend Amby)the big pieces are pretty much done!! YAY!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

It's sinking in....

Of course it's not like I didn't know I was getting married, but come on! Things are really starting to sink in. NonRefundable deposits are being made, details with the pastor at church and how the ceremony will go are in the works, registries are almost complete. It's not that we didn't know we were getting married, but it just seems to be sinking in a bit more and things are becoming a reality as it gets closer. Sure we have 4.5 months until the wedding. Yes, we have a lot done, but somehow at the same time it doesn't feel like enough granted I'll get it all worries there.

Last night we worked on our Registry at one store. Tonight it's the other. Why 2 stores?? Well, we didn't find everything we liked at one store. Another one of the stores where we did find almost everything (or at least I did) is too expensive for our taste. The two stores we are looking at are EVERYWHERE and you can order online from them. It just seemed right. Plus that way we are able to price match between the two and make sure everyone is getting a good deal for their money.

Not too much other than house cleaning and wedding planning today. I guess that's enough though!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Big Dreams = Big Goals

There's nothing like a double dog dare. We got one the other day from our National Sales Director the other day to order and sell 20 of the brand new satin hands sets by the end of the month. WOW...Can you believe it??? 20 of them!! I have a big dream to earn my car by my wedding.....therefore I need to take this huge challenge. Can you help?? Of course you can!!! All you have to do is click on my website and place an order. It's THAT easy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Proposal

Ok OK OK.....So D and I may have done things a little bit backwards, but we had to in order to be able to tell our parents and get the ball rolling on the wedding planning. D officially proposed to me on Sunday.

Saturday we had plans to go to the jewelry store. We went....I tried on what seemed like hundreds of rings and combinations. Everytime I tried one on I asked him, "what do you think?" (knowing full well he wasn't going to answer) After a while I asked him if he wanted me to leave...and I did....went shopping at a couple of the stores in the same place. He came home with the rings that day! It killed me to know they were in the house. We actually came home to clean out the garage (so we can fit 2 cars in the 2 car garage!) and he just put them inside the door so they'd be out of the way. When I opened the door he said to me, "Look at them and you don't get them." Man that's hard to take!

Sunday after church and running around with his sister and nephew I was exhasuted. He told me to go ahead and lay down for a nap because he was going to go out and get some gas and go to the grocery store. I knew he wasn't going to the grocery store...he HATES going grocery shopping by himself. PLus, he left the list on the table. Knowing him, and the fact he's got a horrible poker face, I knew he was up to something regarding the rings. Well, I was watching a movie and fell asleep.I half woke up when I heard him come home, but I didn't open my eyes or anything. A few minutes later he asks, "Do you want some ice cream?" I reply, "no." The stinker had driven all the way to Lexington to get us pints of Greater's ice cream as that's where we had our very first date. Well then after some quick thinking, he comes over to the side of the counch where I'm still half asleep. He looks at me and says, "Well you may not want any ice cream, but I think you might want this." I roll over and there he is on one knee in front of me with a pint of Greater's ice cream, spoon in the ice cream standing up and my ring around the spoon. He then looks at me and says, "so, will you marry me?" I said, "You betcha!" And the rest as they say is history.

Yesterday I took my rings to be sized....4 weeks!!!!! UGH!!! I'm SO bummed out that they will be gone for 4 weeks.

OH! You are probably wondering what they look like.... My engagement ring is a colorless, round diamond in a white gold cathedral setting. My wedding band is so cool and different! My engagement ring actually "snaps" into the center of it. Both sides are the same. On either side of the center are chanel set diamonds and then in the center is a heart that has a little bit of a yellow gold "ribbon" coming off of it. Otherwise the rest of the ring is white gold as well.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Hope I don't jinx myself....

So far so planning is going great. We got an AWESOME gift from my mom the other night. She's setting up an account for wedding stuff and is putting 5K in it!!! I just started to cry when she told me. As far as the other things go:
  • we have the church booked
  • I'm ordering my dress this weekend as I have it all picked out,
  • invitations are pretty much done
  • photographer is scheduled (thanks Amby!!!)
  • cake maker is picked
  • florist is picked (just need to go and make final decisions as to what we want)
  • Honeymoon destination picked...actually, it's what helped determine our wedding date.

Things are well on their way. I went to see my "brother" the other day and he was starting to ask if I could pull off a wedding in 5 months......Then he goes, "What am I asking....If anyone can pull off a wedding in 5 months it's you!" So that's what I've been busy doing.....pulling together a wedding in 5 months.

Monday, May 08, 2006

BIG NEWS!!!! I know it's been a while since I've posted but that would be because D and I have been gone spending time with family to let them in on some very big, very exciting news!!!! That news would be.....


Yes, it's true. We are so excited and can't wait. Why put off what you know is right??? So we're not....well not totally. We will be getting married Friday, Oct. 13. YAY!!!!

Monday, May 01, 2006


on posting that is...not on life! Things have been crazy busy this last week. Working tons! We painted the's GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!!! D's parents came in town this weekend. While he was working on Friday, I spent the day with his mom, dad, aunt, uncle, sister and nephew. Now, you know you're "in good" when you can spend an entire day with your significant other's family while he's not there. Not to mention, some of the comments that his dad makes! lol

*funny story* so we spent the day Friday at the Shaker Village in Harrodsburg. It was a fun day! OK, so you know that I don't know a stranger and can talk to anyone....well, his dad makes me look shy in that respect. Nancy (D's sister) and Caleb (nephew) and I are walking outside to let Caleb run. We over hear dad talking about not expecting to be back in KY ever again ( he was stationed at Ft. Knox back in the 50's). As we're walking out, you hear him say, "That's my daughter and grandson." We thought nothing of it until he says, "And that's *long pause* (I'm expecting to hear my son's girlfriend) my future daughter in law." Nancy and I about split a gut when we got outside. There has never been any mention of any kind of marriage to anyone in his family. I guess that his dad likes me and approves of me! LOL

Moving on, It was a long work week for D as he had inventory this week. It made getting up this morning a pain even though it was totally over. Our weekends just seem to fly by anymore. I know this coming one will too as we are going to Cincinnati to spend time with my family.....Does the craziness ever stop?? Well, in all actuality though, it's really not that bad and we do get to take some time to ourselves. Plus every night this week isn't booked solid as it was last week.

Ok...that's all for now. Catch ya later....maybe!