Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wedding Stress

Can I tell you how much FUN I am having, planning my wedding?!?!?!
I have many of the details nailed down and there is not too much left to do besides ordering a cake, flowers and the finishing touches...
The most difficult part right now is nailing down my guest list. When I sat down the very first time to write out my guest list, I had about 360 people on my own... Goodness did I have a reality check real quick... Then, when Rick added his list, we had over 500 people!! Needless to say, our list needed to be revised... again... and again... We are trying to keep our wedding around 300 people, but we are having the most difficult time. How in the world am I supposed to decide who gets cut and who makes the cut??
I finally came to the realization(with the help of my amazing fiance) that there are many people who have touched and influenced my life. There are people who have been there for me and given me advice to help shape the person I am today. But, as we continue to move on in this ever-changing world that we live in, I have to suck it up and decide. So I have to come to terms with the fact that I will probably hurt some people's feelings, but ther eis nothing else I can do...
On a lighter note.... I am getting married in less than 8 months!!! Yay!!
I have to decide on a cake and flowers. I know that I want calla lilies, but I am not sure about what else I want and how I want everything to be. So, I look forward to the next few months... making those decisions and hangin with family and friends as we make table decorations, invitations and favors... and put on the party of the year!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

We're Engaged!!

So, it's been a few weeks now, but I finally have pictures and I didn't want to post without pictures!!

We got engaged on Valentine's weekend. Rick woke me up at about 1:30 am and told me that he didn't want to live without me(aww...) and that he would spend each day, making sure that I knew I was loved each and every day. Then he told me that he was ready to fight over wedding budget with me. :o)
So we went and talked to my parents on Sunday, where he asked them if he and the kids could keep me on a permanent basis. My dad gave me my grandmother's wedding ring and it was "official"!!
So, we are getting married Saturday, December 26, 2009. I know, I know, people say I'm crazy, but you know, all my family can come into town for the holidays and then they will already be here when we get married!! I am super excited!!

We already have a caterer, a venue, a church, flowers, and dresses. All we need is a cake, a DJ, and a photographer. I love it!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays as much as we did. I am not ready to go back to school!! Here are a few pics from our Christmas with Rick's family...