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Not sure how I missed this video

With my favorite song playing in the background.

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Wedding Planning – in the rear view mirror

I have recently started reading Live Simply Love (check out the blog, it’s great!) and in one of the blog posts Merritt writes about the craziness of wedding planning and how you get sucked into the ‘wedding planning vortex‘.

I was thinking about this and thought I’d share my take here.

We had 3.5 months to plan and (in part) thanks to a fantastic spreadsheet ‘someone’ gave me – we were able to hone in on the important details and cut out what was not important.

Plus we used the short timeline to our advantage, saying “sorry – we can’t do that – not enough time” when some individuals tried to pressure us to do this or that – items unwanted or not in the budget.

And while looking back there is one particular item I would have probably done differently / shelled out money for – mostly, I’m glad we saved money.

At the end of time – that one item does not define my husband & I – Christ defines us. And a marriage honoring him is infinitely more important than one wedding day disappointment.  (Full disclosure – 7 months in, this the truth I keep reminding myself with.  I’m still trying to let go of a small disappointment and cling to truth)



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I’m working on a iMovie. My friend Lisa (who I asked you to pray for) was unable to attend our wedding. The day of, one of my house party members took about 30 minutes of film for Lisa of the event and different individuals saying hello. I now have copies of the video files and am attempting to put them all together and burn them to DVD.  We’ll see how that goes.

I might have to upload a few clips here.


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2 months

so… the posts become more spread out. 🙂

Today, on our second month anniversary, I can happily report that thank you notes have all been written. *phew!*

Also, not sure if how much I’ve mentioned this, but at the end of last year, I transitioned to a new position at work. I’m now a Web Developer. It’s been a challenge (and occasionally, easy), but also fun.

This last week I’ve been making huge progress forward in learning and working with PHP. We had a training class (where I got 100% on the worksheet) and a practice project. The practice project is not completely done, but it did give me an opportunity to use “Pennies for Debra” as my ‘client’. (The current count by the way is 9252.)

Other than that, I’m busy looking forward to the Mariner’s baseball season starting. Less than a month until Pitchers and catchers report.

Lastly, no, I haven’t finished War & Peace yet. I did however start reading book 13 in the Wheel of Time series.

OH. one more thing – don’t forget the Shamrock Shake. It’s almost that season again. Please contact McDonalds and help us get the Shake in Texas.

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We’re Married!

So i’ve been gone for a while… 🙂

The wedding was so fun! It was beautiful. It was a whirlwind.

The honeymoon was wonderful – A week in Hawaii.

Now were elbow deep in boxes and packing material, pulling everything out of boxes. Getting rid of old kitchen stuff. Cooking food with new appliances and gadgets.

And with such generous friends and family, we have a huge stack thank you notes to write. and really, it’s almost disheartening to think that our small little thank you notes will even come close to expressing how thankful we are for our incredible friends and family.


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10! Can you believe it?

10 days to go!

and today is 11/10

I have a dentist appointment today. 🙂 ‘perfectly timed’ even though I had no clue 6 months ago when I scheduled the appointment.

(oh yeah, and tomorrow, I turn 30)

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it is coming

17 Days!  still a lot of details to be done.

Like – uhm – apply for a marriage license… kind of important 🙂

and before even that, it’s only 8 days until my birthday. 30th birthday at that.

I also have a couple bridal showers and a bachlorette party coming up in the next 2 weeks. Those will be fun!

Did you vote yesterday? I didn’t – but what I did do was vote in early voting last week.

Thats all.  my brain is pretty cluttered, so not a lot of fancy words or writing falling out onto the blog right now.

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As expected, I’ve been pretty busy. 🙂

Transitioned into a new position at work. – I’m no longer a Project Manager, but a Web Developer instead.  It’s a change I requested and am very excited about.

Also, had my final fitting for my dress yesterday, So excited! Can’t wait to pick it up in a week or two after it’s steamed.

Rangers are going to the World Series.  This is a tough one. I was rooting against them in the first round. Rooting against the Yankees in the second. I guess I’ll root for the Rangers in the WS.  On one hand, its been hard seeing everyone jump on board (bandwagon) and a bunch of people who don’t even understand the game get to have the time of their life with it – all the while, I get to sit buy and love a team that still hasn’t won.

But at the same time, 15 years ago, this happened in Seattle (well, not the get to the world series part) and that’s how I was introduced to the game and became a life long fan. Hopefully, that will be the result of this incredible run the Rangers are on.  I do appreciate the new admiration and enjoyment of my favorite game by a bunch of individuals who only a month hardly knew the team in Arlington existed. 🙂  AND maybe next year, people will actually talk baseball with me. They will learn their team, they well understand the break down of the AL West (and they will FINALLY understand why I must root against the Rangers in the regular season – they thought I was just being a jerk).  Plus, it’s been fun to explain the rules of the game and some of the finer details to this new legion of fans.

Well, off I go. I woke up too early, so I’m hoping to catch a couple hours more sleep before I go run errands.


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53 days to go…

So we have gotten a few things done in the last 11 days:

*Tuxes chosen

*A large stack of invites are out (and there are more about to go out – we’re rolling them out in bits. :-))

*The hotel for out of town guests is finalized and can now be reserved by guests. (let me know if you need the info! I’ve emailed several people, but may have missed someone. Also check our wedding web site – that has the information as well)

*Photographer booked

*Met with the Staff from our church to go over church policy

*Premarital Counseling is rolling along. (We already went to the class. Now we are doing a one-on-one curriculum with our mentor couple. It’s Great!)

*Bridal showers for WA State, San Antonio, and Dallas are in the works

*Learned that my To Do list was calculating incorrectly, instead of 288 items to do (with 121 over due) the real numbers are 104 things left, and only 21 are ‘over due’

*RSVPs are rolling in

So yeah – things are getting done.

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64 days…

Finished registering… Check.

Received my engagement ring… Check.

Successfully gathered more addresses from people… Check.

Invites printed and at my house… Check.

A method to print envelopes… Check.

(115 already printed & stuffed… Check. …hopefully in the mail tomorrow…)

Hotel for out-of-town guests selected… Check.

Bridesmaid dress… Check.

That’s about all the additional progress.

BUT last week I was in DC with my fiancé and my parents, so we didn’t do really any wedding items all of last week…. Well other than my fiancé meeting my dad in person for the first time.

AND the bridesmaid dress… took an hour from walking in with my maid of honor – to ordering the dress & accessories. so, basically, we rock. 🙂

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