A Friend of mine has a great web store selling wonderful Disney Collectables and other great gifts!  He is having a special “lisa” sale right now.  If you go to his site and buy anything, anything at all, you can put in the Coupon code “lisa” and get an extra 20% off!  GO CHECK IT OUT!!!


I just got home from a wonderful weekend in Ocean City.  Pete and I had a great time and spent way too much money.  Here is a list of  updates cause I am too tired to type out a real update entry.

  • Working on Day 4 – Wedding Day Update!
  • Bought lots of Christmas Gifts
  • Need a bigger house (to put aforementioned Christmas Gifts)
  • New Bed comes on Tuesday!  Hip Hip Hooray!
  • Need to clean room and make space for new bed
  • Been married almost a month and it is still wonderful
  • Alyssa is getting so big
  • Hoping to finalize plans for New Years Trip
  • Made Reservations for Bed & Breakfast Getaway (Christmas Gift to each other).
  • Need to get Alyssa a Baptism Gown
  • Need more sleep….can’t wait for new bed!

Ok, that’s all I can think of now….Have a good night!


My friend Vanessa is a finalist in a contest to win a great photography package and flowers.  This is from her:
I have always dreamed of a Disney wedding but I couldn’t afford one ..
I have now settled for the next best thing a Swan & Dolphin wedding and I am as happy as can be. I entered a contest and now I am a finalist to win I am so excited for the prize! It is a chance to win some beautiful photography and floral…Finances are really tight right now and it would mean a lot to my DF and myself to win this. I am very excited if you can take the chance to read my story and Vote for us.

We are Vanessa and Rafael Thank You

Sneak Peak

One of My Favorite Wedding Pictures



I registered to Vote while I was in Highschool.  We were allowed to register in February of 1996 if we were going to be 18 before the next elections.  I registered Democrat.  I only did because my Mom was a Democrat and I had no Idea what I was.  Through the years I thought I was republican and voted as such in the past two elections.  In reality I am not sure what I am.  I believe what I believe and I don’t fit into one category or the other.  I need a “Lisa” Category.  For instance, I believe in same sex marriage, I don’t like the idea of universal health care, I believe a women has the right, or at leasta choice if she wants an abortion.  I believe everyone has a right to bare arms (responsibly).  These are just a few minor issues.  There is much heavier issues at hand in this current election.  I urge all of you to vote.  It is your American given right.  I have my absentee ballot and I need to fill it out soon and mail it back in.  Even though I will be out of the country on Wedding Election Day I want to make sure my vote counts.  Watch the Video above, it is sooo funny!

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!


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.


Serving Bowl

Bath Rug



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


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!

Shocking Pink

I dyed my Crinoline Fuchsia tonight!  I love it sooo much!!!!  It is going to look so great under my dress.

Rit Dye

Dying my Crinoline

Crinoline Dying

Rinse Cycle

Hot Pink Crinoline