Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chicago Late March

Location: Chi Town
Purpose: Visiting family and mending loose ends for the wedding.

It was a long 6 day weekend...but 2 were travel days. Time always flies in Chicago, which freaks me out because the next time we are there is for the wedding. Thank goodness we will be out a whole week early. However, I think it's safe to assume that week will fly by just as fast as every Chicago trip for us. Can't there be a 'pause button' for life....maybe one that you get you use sparingly?

Met our young officiant and made sure he's what we wanted- check!
We met the florist for our last appointment- check!
Picked up my reset ring- check!
Check out the limo to make sure it met our standards- check!
Took surprise engagement pictures- check!

And on top of that we had several dinners and hang time with the family. Ryane, Kyle, and Nathan are all getting so big. It is always nice to sit around and catch up with those loved ones who live far away. We are lucky. We have great family members supporting us from both sides of the family and really couldn't be more blessed.

80 days away...and HOLY COW! We are almost there folks : )

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lingerie Bridal Shower in AZ!

Just a few pics from my FABULOUS day! Thanks to everyone who made it and even those who couldn't! Nichole and Caitlin did a great job planning and decorating : ) I had a blast. We were poolside most of the day as we had a cabana from 9 am to 7 pm. We made spa appointments for every girl. A choice of a pedi, facial, or massage. Did the shower thing and ate dinner at Modern Steak. The weather was PERFECT- we could not have asked for a better day. Honestly, it was cloudy the whole week before and it has rained and been crappy every day since. My cake was very fitting- the lingerie theme!! And those chocolate covered strawberries were to die for. Nichole used gerber daisies to decorate, which is the main flower in our bouquets. It all went SO well together.

We are now at 100 days until the wedding : )

My shower was the first time that it all sank in...again. Even Mike agreed. He was SO sweet. We had an engagement dinner awhile back with friends and family in Phoenix. So, that was the last time we celebrated us getting married. Well, Mike and I celebrate and talk about it often, but we don't have a 'party' for it, ya know?

Get your R.S.V.P.'s sent off so we can get this show on the road!!

Thanks again to everyone who sent me texts, emails, gifts and those who attended the shower. You all made my day very special!! It was a memorable day- one more step closer to the wedding, one more event in our journey to becoming husband and wife.