Monday, February 28, 2011

The Wedding Party and Moving (180)

Well, the wedding party has officially been decided! Michael's cousin, David will be his groomsman. :)

We did finally figure out how I'm going to get all my stuff moved out to Nebraska. I'll be going out in June, and then my mom and dad will drive out to Salt Lake City with my car and his truck pulling a trailer with all my stuff in July and Michael's parents (and any tag alongs ;)) will drive out there in the truck and take the trailer and my car back out to Nebraska.

Such a wonderful thing to have that finally figured out!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Nightmare! (184)

I had my first wedding nightmare last night. I'm actually surprised that I haven't  had one sooner. In my dream, I had odered these beautiful, simple invitations. They were pretty expensive, but I loved them so much that I didn't care. They were a half sheet of white cardstock with a raised off-white border and were blank so that I could take them to Office Max or somewhere to get them printed. Anyway, I had ordered them and they finally arrived. My mom called me while I was at work and told me that they were there and I was so excited that I couldn't focus. When I got home, I ran into my room and opened the box to find the ugliest wedding invitations ever! They were these tiny cards with a black and white picture of a glass of water and a wedding dress on the front. When I opened the card, had yellow and hot pink stripes on one side of the paper, and on the other it said:

"Bride ______
Please come."

It had all these paper inserts inside too. There were like 8 of them and they were all different sizes and colors and they had random words on them...they were different in each invitation. I remember that one of said "going" and another said "ice cream." I threw the box of invitations into my trash can and I sat down and cried.

As I woke up this morning, I was tearing up, but then once I realized why I was crying I couldn't stop laughing. Oh boy :P

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Photographer (186)

Check out our awesome photographer's website! I'm so excited to have Nina and Vitaliy shoot the wedding :D

Monday, February 21, 2011

More Guest List Stuff (188)

Michael was so patient with me last night while I read through the guest list over and over again trying to get this all figured out. I started by putting all the family members and church members on the final list. With just those two groups, we have 165 people. After talking it over for a few hours last night and more this morning, we were able to bring down the number by a lot. Not very many people outside of Heartland and our families will get an invitation, but I think that they will understand. We plan on sending out announcements after we get settled.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snip, snip! (189)

Well, I'm getting ready to work on the guest list again. I'm going to go through and highlight church people (all of Heartland is invited as a group) and family members. Then I'll go through and pick out all the friends who are like family and we'll see where we are then. This will hopefully be the final cut so that I can send out the save the dates!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I can't focus! (190)

I'm having trouble focusing on anything. Tonight, we're supposed to have a real discussion and figure out who and what goes where when. I am going out of my mind. I can't wait till my parents get home so that we can have this discussion because it's driving me crazy not knowing when I get to see my man again!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Real Simple (191)

I splurged and bought this magazine in the airport in Fresno when I had that nasty 5 hour delay. It hurt to pay 15 dollars for paper, but the free 1 year subscription to Real Simple and valuable information inside softened the blow. I think the most helpful information was about how to handle a "B-List." I really didn't want to have to make one, but it's inevitable, so I might as well learn how to handle it. :) The pictures are also fantastic and it was just fun to look at. :)   

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The final stretch (192)

This is it! I flew back to Fresno last night and I won't be going back until I move to Nebraska for the wedding! It was weird saying goodbye some ways, it was harder than usual. I've gotten spoiled because I got to see Michael a lot in the past few months (in the past 100 days, I've spent 45 days with him) and now I won't see him till as late as June 14th. On the other hand, I was pumped to get back here, tie up all the loose ends and MOVE! Either way, this is the last stretch and I'm excited about finishing it up! :) 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hydrangeas (201)

I think I want to carry hydrangeas down the aisle. They're so simple and beautiful, and it doesn't take too many to make a full bouquet. I really am considering using fake flowers, at least in my bouquet, so that I can hang on to it forever and display it and show my kids because I'm a sap like that. I think I'm going to stop by Michael's sometime soon and see what they have. It won't be too terrible if I just go when I have a 40% off coupon, and I have over 6 months, so it shouldn't be a problem. :) 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Photographer!! (202)

I'm so excited to announce that we have our photographer booked! My friend from Fresno, Nina Kuchkovskiy and her husband, Vitaliy will be shooting our wedding for us! They gave us an awesome deal, and I can't wait to have them here :) They're such a sweet couple and the pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

In other news, as of today, Michael and I have been engaged for 6 months today :D Yay! So that means we're almost half way through the engagement period. I can't wait to marry this man :)

I'm in Nebraska now, so, as usual when I'm here, I probably won't be posting as regularly. I'm super excited to be here on Valentine's Day because even though Michael and I have been a couple for two Valentine's Days we have never spent it together. I'm not sure what we will do, but it's sure to be fun. :) It's going to be a fun trip. The Valentine's banquet at church is on Friday, I think, and on Thursday, I get to go see Mary Poppins with the girlies. I'm so excited!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Dear Brother (205)

"Will you still be going to Disneyland for your funeral? I mean...honeymoon?"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Amtrak (206)

After A TON of input from various people, I've decided that Amtrak should work for us. Just to clarify, we're not planning on using it from Omaha to Anaheim - just Anaheim to Fresno. So we won't have to worry about spending the night or anything. I looked it up, and it's going to be about 70 bucks for the two of us (AWESOME!) and will only take about 6 hours, which is totally do-able :)