Saturday, May 30, 2009

3 weeks

John and I have been getting ready for the wedding/vacation. I finished the favors and programs last night. Those favors were a 3 month deal. They took forever! We used to make one day a week about the wedding. We would shop, usually on a Saturday, and that would be it. However, the closer it gets we have to talk about it alot more. From the beginning we said we wanted our life to be about us and our relationship and not revolve around the wedding, and we've done a great job with that. Now we almost have to make a night Not about the wedding. There are so many things we still have to do and think about. Craziness. This is one corner of a room! Between wedding gifts, fathers day, and John's birthday, we have alot of things going on. Tonight we're going to his aunts house for dinner and tomorrow we have a b-b-q at Bob's house. Bob is John's best friend. Next weekend is John's birthday and we'll be going to dinner and a bed and breakfast Sat. and Sun. The week after that is Wicked play Friday night and then our bachelor/bachelorette parties Saturday night. The next weekend we're getting married! So, our lives are so crazy right now!

We are looking forward to the wedding but I think the biggest and best part is being able to see all of our families and spend the week at the beach. It is (hopefully) going to be really relaxing and laid back. I'm looking forward to alot of reading and hanging with family. We'll be there for a week and 1/2. I hope it doesn't fly by.
We're already starting to pack. Our list of "To Bring" is getting longer by the minute. Well, I hope everyone has a great week and I'll see you all in 3 weeks!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Painting and the Weekend

We had a great weekend. Friday night I went to a Couples Shower with my friend Kate. He boyfriend had to move a few hours away for 6 weeks to do clinicals and she needed a date. It was a cocktail party and was lots of fun! I got home about 1am and had to wake up at 8 for a garage sell. John's aunt had a garage sell and we took some of our things there to be sold. We made $18!! :) Sunday was spent doing some wedding shopping. I can't believe it's only a month away. These pictures didn't turn up in the order that they should have so try to bare with me. John and I decided to paint. When I moved in it was totally his room and I didn't really care about it until I thought we're getting married, the bedroom should be "our" bedroom. So we decided to paint. When I say we, I mean John. He did 95% of all the painting and he did an amazing job!! The walls couldn't be more perfect!! We're still not done with the room yet. We're looking for bedside tables and we went to Target and bought a bunch of black frames for our Europe pictures. I'll post when the room is really done but that won't be for awhile so I thought I'd just show the walls at least.
This is the after picture. Right below is the before. I LOVE the plum color. John picked it out and it's perfect!

Before.


This is an after picture. Like I said, we're still not done with the room, we're just looking at wall color : )




This is before.




This is after. Our new quilt matches perfectly! We got 2 large black frames for the plum wall.I can't wait to see how it all turns out! Thanks John for working so hard on this!!
Next weekend is Memorial Day and I have a 3 day weekend. Yay!! We also leave school early on Thursday and no school next Friday for Shavuot (Jewish holiday). 3 1/2 day week next week so I'm really looking forward to that!




Monday, May 11, 2009

Indy shower and mini-vacation

Last weekend was my Indianapolis shower. John's sister, Amy, and his 2 cousins, Joanne and Jerilyn, threw an awesome shower for me!! They put alot of work into it and it was amazing! My mom and Keith decided to surprise me and called Saturday morning to let me know they were on their way. It was so exciting!! Lots of people came to the shower and John and I got lots of great gifts. We played a game called "How well does the bride know the groom". Thank goodness I did well or John would never let me live that down!!! Mom and I at the shower. I'm so happy she was able to come. She was the only person from my family that was able to make so I was thankful for that : )
This is a picture I got from Jerilyn's facebook and I can't seem to make it a bigger size. But it just shows how much work and thought they put into everything to make this day special for me.

We FINNALLLYYYYYYY had a warm/ sunny day last week! We grilled out, had the windows open, and got to wear shorts!! I can't believe it's freakin May and it's barely 60 degrees. I'm having a hard time keeping my true feelings about Indiana to myself but my momma thinks I better get over it because I'll be here for awhile. I hope John realizes how much I love him. There aren't many people in the world that I would live up north for.
Anyway, HAPPY MOMMAS DAY TO ALL THE MOMMAS OUT THERE!! I knew my mom wouldn't have her kiddos with her this year for mothers day so i decided to try and see her. I found a pretty cheap ticket, booked it, and set off Friday night after work to Charleston, SC. The weather was perfect. In the 80's and sunny. We shopped downtown at the market Saturday and ate real food (seafood) and shopped the rest of Saturday. It felt so good being in Charleston. When I spent 4 summers in a row there when mom lived there before, they were the best summers ever. I lived at the beach or downtown. I have so many great memories that it was fantastic being there again. Sunday was beach day. We were out there about 2 hours and needless to say I am burnt. I was told to put on sunscreen, but did I listen? Of course not. There was alot of good eating and relaxing. Now I'm home, getting ready for the rest of my week. Every weekend is booked until the wedding. It's crazy. But I hope everyone has a great week!!!!