Pics as promised…

June 30, 2011 at 3:58 am (Intro)

Our photographer was Vincent from Passion Art Photography and he was amazing! He was very affordable and fabulously personable.  We could not have been more satisfied.  All of these photos were his creations.

Our favors were grow-your-own flowers call Love in the Mist and were wrapped in teal and then white tulle. The tag served as a way to tell people where to sit.  These were from the Dollar Bins at Target.

Having a sweetheart table was the best choice for us.  It allowed us a few private moments but people were able to approach us.  Also, we mingled quite a bit.  There are advantages to having only about 25 guests.  Oh, and the red backdrop? It hides a drum set that couldn’t be moved.

Our wedding bands were custom designed.  My band was specifically designed to line up with the diamonds circling 1/3 of my engagement ring, and Hubs just loved how his band looked with two-tone white gold (matte and shiny) and little side steps.My sister-in-law was my bridesmaid, and my best friend from high school was my maid-of-honor. Hubs had two best men (friends from high school) and two groomsmen (friends from college).My mom is so petite and in these pictures we three make a fun set of stepping stones.Here we have the pastor, my handsome groom, his two bestmen, and his two groomsmen.  We bought the flowers and made all of the bouts ourselves.  My Maid of Honor used to be a florist.I initially saw flower initials on Weddingbee.com and it was fun and easy to make these out of styrofoam and fake flowers, all from Michaels.

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Wedding?

June 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm (Intro, life, wedding) (, , , )

Hey y’all.  I love posting on weddingbee.com, and I am definitely a lurker over there, but lately it hasn’t let me post.  😦  This is hard because there is such a sense of masquerade, well, rather anonymity.  I can be me but don’t know anybody over there in real life.  I’ve linked to this blog in my facebook (once!) and would love to have friends or family follow, but I konw nobody does yet, and I know it’s my fault because I don’t promote it.  I’m not sure if I am ready for all of this of me to be out there for everybody.  Hmmm….

Anyways, I saw absolutely all of that to say that I never recapped our wedding.  Hubs and I had a wonderful wedded day and I wanted to recap some of the day for the blog-o-sphere. So let them commence!

We were wed on December 19, 2009 in Scotts Valley, CA at New Hope Church.  Our rehearsal was on the Thursday preceding and our dinner was held at Cafe Carlos (which was amazing!).  I had two  ladies stand up with me and Hubs had 4 groomsmen. I originally had 2 maids-of-honor and 2 bridesmaids, but drama ensued.  ugh. How about some pictures?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s almost noon and I’m still in my jammies.

June 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm (family, life) (, , )

Happy Summer! Even though school let out two weeks ago, today is my first day to relax!  I’m not up at Mom’s house helping her unpack, and I am not rushing to work, but that’s okay.  Let me give you an update on what’s been happening in my life:

Mom is all moved! For the first time ever she has her own place that she doesn’t have to share with anybody.  This is a huge thing for my mom and I am so proud of her.

We’re moving!  We found an awesome condo over in Concord, had some drama, got a lease signed, and now the packing commences.  Oh boy.  I really do hate moving, but it will make Hubs’ commute go from an hour to 25 minutes.  Plus, it is close enough that we can go to our church still.  Yay.

I’ve a new/old job.  I am back working for my textbook company.  My old boss was so excited to have me back and to be honest, I needed her enthusiasm.  It was so different from what I’ve been feeling from others lately.  I’ve gotten really discouraged about work lately, but this makes things a lot better.  Also, there is a huge amount of flexibility so I can work when I want to and all will be well.

Money is TIGHT.  Ugh.  Paying a month’s rent on two apartments, but the security deposit means that there are no splurges happening right now.  That being said, clipping coupons and seeing how much I have to spend (or not spend) is like a game to me.  My current goal is to get groceries for this week for under $25, and based on talking to Hubs, we need quite a bit.

My mom is coming for a brief visit.  She comes down a few times a year, but this time is significant because we are trying to get her together with hubs’ parents too.  The last time they were together was at the wedding, which was over a year and a half ago.  We are hoping that a late Friday dinner will work, if not, we will aim for a Saturday brunch.  This is super important to us right now…tell you why soon.

So there’s my life in a nutshell.  God is faithful, and though our worlds may fall apart a bit, Hubs and I are holding on tight to God and his plans for us.

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You say toe-may-toe…

June 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm (life) (, , )

You say toe-may-toe.  I say ewwww.  Ok, so this post isn’t about tomatoes (which are gross), rather it is about apartments.

Lately Hubs and I have been looking for a new apartment.  Usually I do most of the search for apartments or whatever else we need, but with work lately, I just can’t keep doing that.  Lately though, I have been telling Hubs that he needs to help.  I will look on craigslist.com and find 4 or 5 that I like and then let him vet those few and get ahold of the people.  This may mean that he calls/emails all 4 or 5, or none.  I was feeling really bad about this because I felt that I was making him do so much of the work, but he totally surprised me a few days ago.  Hubs grabbed me and told me “Than you for encouraging me to do more of this.”  ummm…..anytime?!?!?

Just when I was beating myself up for not doing more and having him take over, he tells me that he likes doing more.  This really made me feel so much better.  I love how God does this for us sometimes.  Just when life gets to be so very much, He reassures us that it’s all a-okay.  Be encouraged folks!

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