Wedding Wedding Everywhere

We are sooo close now.  One Month and one Day until we leave for Florida.  Pete and I are so excited.   I can not wait to get my dress back…..I want to try it one so bad!  I miss it.  Have I mentioned how much I love my dress.  I love it sooo much.  It is the perfect dress.  It is casual enough for a beach wedding and elegant enough to wear in the Magic Kingdom. 

In the past week soooo much good has happened. 

  • We received the Marriage License Final Paper Work
  • We received our Wedding Confirmation Paper Work
  • We received our Cruise Documents & Luggage Tags
  • We received our Hotel Information and Transfers (Pre-Cruise)
  • We received our Transfers (Post Cruise)
  • We received our Guest Book & Pens for Guest Book
  • I finished 99% of the Invitations
  • Had Invitations weighted (only one stamp needed …. YAY!)
  • Printed 65 Return Response Cards
  • Made Pedicure Appointments for Pete and I
  • Made Hair, Waxing & Eyelash Tinting Appointments
  • Got an Awesome Shirt for the Honeymoon……. “And they lived Happily Ever After”
  • Bought a “Bride” Hoodie 

We are so close.

We took pictures of us signing the Marriage License paperwork tonight.

Signing Marriage License

Signing Marriage License

Other Random Pictures…….

Confirmation

Luggage Tags

Invitation

Checklist

Cruise Documents

oh and just because….

Imported Photos 01016

What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’

I have a real post for later…lots of pictures and wedding updates.  But for now here is a quickie.

Alyssa and I had a photo shoot yesterday.  One of these two are totally being printed and framed to hang in my kitchen.

Making Dinner 2 Chef Baby 4

I also love her face in this one.

Ohhh

Houses, Houses, Houses

So Pete and I are looking for a new house.  Well we look casually, but then I suggested we wait until after the wedding since it is less then 6 weeks away!  Well 6 weeks from tomorrow is the wedding, but we leave for Florida in less then 6 weeks.  We are so close and my excitement is building sooo much! 

So we had stopped looking (for like the past week) and then Laura gave us a list of what she found yesterday.  We went ti check out a few by riding by and we didn’t love any of them.  Then we went to a nearby neighborhood and found THE HOUSE!  I love it based on the Internet and the flyer.  Pete is loving it too.  The only problem is it is about 20K out of our price range.  I am hoping to low ball the seller since I have researched the property and know how much is due on the loan and all.  It really pays to work in the real estate business sometimes.  LOL  We are going tomorrow to get a good look inside.  I am nervous.  If we buy this house we can not afford to have a baby anytime soon.  We also can not afford vacations.  BUT it is a super great house! 

I will keep you all posted!

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Saturday Part Two

The drive over to Laura’s was nerve wracking….I was so excited inside. Well probably outside too! We pulled up and I called my Dad to help us with all of our things. He came out and told me how pretty I looked. It made me feel real good. Then we walked into Laura’s and they showed me my cake. I was Floored! It was so awesome. I started tearing up. They also showed me the favors. It was a tiny flower pot with foam in it holding up a Chocolate Pop. There were also packs of seeds that said “Lisa’s Shower” and the date. I am not a big fan of favors, but these were amazing. All three hostesses and my Dad worked on them. Laura painted the pots, my Dad figured out the foam, Nikki made the Chocolate pops and Crystal got the seeds. Then I went into the back room and looked out at the yard. I wanted to cry it all looked so pretty! I felt so loved. Pete came up behind me and he was very impressed too. It was all so great.

Yard before GuestsFood Tent

My Seat!!!!

The Centerpieces were awesome.  Gerbrea Daisies in vases and candles tired with green and pink ribbon.  Soo Pretty!

Centerpieces

Candles on the Tables

Within 5 minutes of me walking through the door the guests started arriving. headed out back to greet everyone. I also got out the camera and started taking pictures. I didn’t want to forget a thing. One of my favorite parts was my Seat! It had a Gerbera Daisy Umbrella instead of a frilly lacey wedding shower umbrella. I don’t think a shower is a shower with out an umbrella! Plus I get to keep the umbrella to use on all the rainy days. I mingled around trying to stop and talk to each table. It was hard work. I kept thinking that I was leaving people out.

The Food spread was awesome! For appetizers there were meatballs, cheese & crackers, fruit, spinach dip, pepperoni, and a few other things. Then for the main course there was grilled pork loin and grilled jerk chicken breast with grilled pineapples, salad, pasta salad, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, mini chicken salad sandwiches on little Hawaiian sweet rolls and I am sure a few things I am forgetting. My sister had a whole food tent set up. We also had soda’s lemonade and “Adult Raspberry Lemonade”.

After appetizers it was time for me to open my gifts. I am never nervous in front of crowds, but to day I was. I was overwhelmed by everything. The first half of my gift opening I had a very serious face. I just kept thinking to my self how lucky I was that all of these people cared about me, then I would remember to smile at the bowl I just opened. It was funny when I look back on it. I got sooo many great gifts. They are all on Flickr. I took pictures of them all Sunday night at Laura’s cause I didn’t want to forget anything.

Presents!

Serving Bowl

Bath Rug

Bows!

Visors

Toasting Flutes

Opening Presents

 So Excited

 

After the gifts it was time to eat the main course and I went around and thanked everyone. Nikki made me a plate because I had not eaten. I was too excited.

Saturday was my Grandmother’s 78th Birthday. She came with all of my aunts and I had a birthday cake for her. We all sang and it was so cute, she asked if it was her first birthday since we only had one candle. She has Alziemers and it is so sad. I miss her so much. She was my young fun Grandma. When I was born she is only in her 40’s and she was the Grandmother who drove and would roll around on the floor with us. Now she is a person who doesn’t know us. I remember only 5 years ago when my mom dying sitting there crying with my head in her lap as she rubbed my hair, now she doesn’t know us at all. I was happy she could be there with me though.

Happy Birthday Grandmom

It was time for my CAKE!

The BEST Cake Ever!
 
They brought it out and Pete and I posed for a few pictures.

Lisa & Pete

Me and My Honey

 

The cake table was set up so nice. It had bride and groom wine toppers, and the favors and plates and forks and knives. It was all so matchy and pretty! The cake was amazing. I don’t even like cake, but this was good! I loved the Icing sooo much and the cake maker wasn’t stingy with it in the least. It is funny the cake was the only Disney element of my shower, and it was one of my favorites.

 
Favors Plates, Spoons, Forks Etc.Bride and Groom Wine Bottle Decorations

After cake people started heading out. I made rounds again thanking them and saying goodbyes. Once most people had gone I sat with my Aunts and Grandmom in the basement to Visit while the clean up was going on. Pete carried all of our gifts in and we decided we would take them home this week. It was just too much.

My family all left and then it was just Pete and I and our whole wedding party! We had a few adult beverages and took some group photos and had snacks.

Me and Shannon

Sisters

Nikki and I

Me & My Girl!

Crystal and Me

Nikki, Lisa & Crystal

Me and My Girls

This is when we gave out our Attendants Gifts. I got the girls beach bags, cool hair barrettes, Earrings, Ankle bracelets, shirts that said Bridesmaid, or Maid of Honor and Mickey Earrings. I hoped they liked it all. Pete got the guys Cap Catchers, Beer buckets and Knives. Brandon, the police officer, cut himself with in a minute. LOL

Lisa, AKA the Bride!

Yum, Jello Shots!

The party broke up around 11:30pm or so and we all headed home. It was honestly one of the best days of my life. I am so thankful for Laura, Nikki and Crystal’s efforts to make my bridal Shower Day more then perfect!

Saturday Part One

I woke up at 7am because it was like Christmas and I was soo very excited.  I took a shower and got dressed just in time for Laura to drop Alyssa off to me.  I watched her so Laura could get stuff done for the shower.  I woke Shannon up and we headed out to go to the Market for a flower for my hair and flowers for the graveyard.  It was my Mom’s Birthday and I wanted to go and thank her for making sure it didn’t rain!  That’s right no rain, but it was hot as hell!!!  LOL  I forgot in my prayers to ask for it to be sunny and cool.  Oh well, no rain is great!

 

We stopped by Dunkin Donuts so Shannon could get breakfast then we went to the post office to pick up a last minute gift from Pete’s sister.  Alyssa was getting so tired, but she was still an angel.  At the market I couldn’t decide if I wanted an Orchid or a Lily.  They had Mini Orchid and Big Lilys so I got some of each.  I also picked up a birthday cake for my Grandmom and flowers for my mom’s grave. 

 

I had a mini cry fest on the way to the graveyard.  I was ok, just sad my Mom wasn’t with me for such a special day.  At the graveyard I thanked my Mom for the sun and put out the pretty flowers.  Alyssa fell asleep at this point. 

 

I had gotten Nikki and Crystal Candles as a little thank you gift for hosting the shower, so I stopped at Rheb’s and got Laura a small box of Chocolates.  When I got home I wrote out my Thank you notes and got together all of our attendants gifts.  We had decided to give them to our attendants that night instead of dragging them to Florida with us.

 

Alyssa was still tired so I took her up for a nap and I got ready and iron Pete’s clothes for him too.  We were all ready to walk out the door at 2:00pm.  I wanted to be early to check everything out.  Pete, Shannon, Alyssa and I headed to my sisters while Edwin, Kim and Julie finished getting ready. 

Friday

Sorry this update too so long.  I have out of town guests until Sunday night.  After they all left I went to my sister’s to play with my new “Toys”.  I didn’t get home Sunday until late and I crashed. 

 

Anyway!

 

Friday night after work I picked up Shannon from the airport and we went to grab a bite to eat at Mimi’s Café.  After eating and refueling we hit the Mall.  I had to drop my wedding band off to be sized.  It was a size 7 and I need a 5.5 .  Next I need my engagement ring sized, but I didn’t want to be without it for the shower.  I also picked up a tripod at the camera store.  Shannon and I had lots of catching up to do.  I was so glad we had Friday to spend together.  When we got home around 9:30pm or so our other out of town guests were still not there yet.  Shannon and I got to working making earrings and an ankle bracelet for the bridesmaids.  Edwin Kim and Julie got there around 10pm and we all stayed up way too late.  Shannon went to bed around 1pm and Kim and I stayed up chatting until almost 4pm!  Pete and Edwin went to the dinner for a bite to eat around 1:00pm or so.  I was so excited that I wasn’t the least bit tired!  I forced myself to go to sleep finally!

Stuff

I have a few randam things to post……..

  • Pete and I are starting to look for a new house.  We went to se eon yesterday that I really liked.  Price was a bit high, I am trying to work her down!  LOL
  • My shower is Saturday and People have started buying stuff off the registries!  EKKK!  You can click on the right where I have them listed to see what I got so far!!
  • Thanks for all your praying, the chance of rain has went from 50% to 30% for Saturday! 
  • Work Sucks….I am soooo busy!
  • We are having two sets of our of towners staying at our house this weekend and instead of cleaning tonight I am getting my nails done!
  • I can not wait to see aforementioned out of towners!
  • They will have to deal with a little dust!
  • My sister showed me a HUGE pile of presents all with my name on them!
  • My battery died on the laptop, why is a new one $150!!!!
  • 7 weeks until I am a wife! 
  • I use “!” a whole lot…..LOL!

Ok, break is over, back to work!

XOXOX

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