Tuesday, April 28, 2009
As you can imagine, I have a TON of recapping to do regarding the past few weeks! In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few photos stolen from my friends off of Facebook (thanks, guys! haha) Without further ado- the marriage of Lulu and Mr. Wonderful!
Friday, April 17, 2009
I guess no mater how much you plot and plan for your big day, there are truly some things that you cannot control. I'm also having an internal battle with something I never thought I'd worry about with a spring wedding in Arizona- the weather. I was born and raised in Colorado, and still have many close friends and family that call the Rocky Mountains home. There is a radical snow storm expected to come in tonight, and at last update there are flights being cancelled left and right. Worst-case scenario, I'll be missing a bridesmaid, a reader/favorite uncle, ring bearer, and a ton of amazing family friends. Please keep your fingers crossed that all comes out alright!
I hope to catch up more tomorrow! Need to tuck out now to finalize our DJ song list, corral information for a wedding party timeline, and finish the glass of hot champagne I'm drinking to de-stress from all the chaos.
Big kisses from Wedding Central!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I had a stress-free Saturday morning packing for the trip (and I *never* have a stress-free packing experience) and tidying the house for my 2 week departure. My flight from New York to Phoenix was truly entertaining. I spent much of the time talking about marriage with the 60 something year old man next to me, who was 27 hours deep into a flight from Pakistan to Phoenix to await the arrival of his grandchild. I also taught him how to use his personal airline TV set, which was quite a kick. The adorable attendants from JetBlue also comped my entire beverage bill! I never realized the effect the phrase "I'm getting married this week!" had on people. Thank you, lovely Jetblue ladies!
My parents and their little yorkie Talulah picked me up from the airport, and ushered me back to the resort to begin one of the best weeks of my life. The hotel catering manager Lindsay hooked me up with the greatest room, I feel like a queen to be posted up here all week! I walked into my awesome new digs to find the piece de resistance- my wedding dress hanging on the closet door, fluffed out in all its glory. It's so surreal to have it right here- makes me realize that I'm actually getting married in that dress. THIS WEEK!
Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes about my health! I'm still battling a bit of a cold. It's lightened up quite a lot, but I still have a pretty hoarse voice and need NyQuil each night to prevent coughing fits. I had to miss Easter mass, which was a bit of a bummer, but have been getting lots of well-needed R & R in preparation for the big day. We've also checked some big to do's off the list. I had my hair trial this morning (loved it!), picked up our wedding rings from the jeweler, and met with Liene, who is the ultimate wedding logistics guru. I can honestly say that I am still stress-free about the whole event, especially after the productive chat my mother and I had with Liene. I don't know how to ever thank you enough, Liene!!!!!!!
Tomorrow brings a meeting with the florist, more quality time with the parents, and hopefully a much-needed pedicure! I'm also full of excitement to see Mr. Wonderful, who arrives late tomorrow evening.
We've had wonderful weather and smooth sailing so far, cannot wait to see what the next few days bring!
I'm missing you all, and can't wait to catch up more soon!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I'm in total awe.
I leave Saturday morning to head off to the glorious Arizona weather, not a moment too soon. (It snowed here yesterday for a little bit ladies... SNOW in the middle of April!?!?! Come on.) I'm actually even able to check the weather on my wedding day now, since we're within range of a 10-day forecast! We're looking at mostly sunny, 89 degrees and 0% chance of precipitation. Since we're having an outdoor garden reception, that's just what I like to hear!
I'd realyl appreciated of you could send up a little prayer for my health this morning- I am battling a serious head and chest cold right now. The thought of me sniffling and coughing on the alter gives me serious heebie jeebies... Please pray I get over this cold in time for my big day!
I can't wait to get settled in Phoenix for the week, so I can fill you in on the latest!
Monday, April 6, 2009
1.) I'm going to admit that I still haven't purchased Mr. Wonderful's wedding gift... I have NO FREAKING IDEA what to get the man!!!!!! What did you married girls buy your husbands? What do you creative gift givers think would be the perfect groom gift?
2.) Conversely, I have no idea what to politely hint for as *my* fantabulous wedding gift! What do you ladies think would be a dream come true wedding present to get from your groom? (And let's be semi-realistic here, don't think I'm going to walk outside to see a Jag with a big, red bow on the lawn... haha!) What did you newlyweds receive as a precious wedding gift from your grooms?
*Pretty please* help a girl out! I'm completely clueless on both fronts!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Having something like this almost makes me want to do the dishes! (Almost.)
I hope you all had a happy and eventful weekend!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Seriously, ladies? *Miracle* product over here. You literally just grab a bag out of the freezer, toss it in the microwave (no venting needed), and cook the sucker for about 5 minutes. That. Is. ALL! Perfectly steamed veggies for the laziest of cooks- no chopping, no mess, nada. It's obvi a bit more pricey than just buying the veggies and steaming them yourself, but find it WELL worth the extra coin (which I am still watching like a hawk, despite being employed again).
I'm munching on a bag of broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower right now to accompany my Weight Watchers Smart Ones (Lasagna Florentine, if you're curious). Consuming the entire bag is a scant 1.5 points! There is more food in my cubicle than I could possibly consume right now, which never seems to happen when I'm watching my point intake.
These little frozen pouches are miracle workers at home too, since they're a painless way to get in your veg at dinnertime. The Mr. and I have gone through 1-2 bags a day since we discovered them, and feel SO much better knowing that we're getting in a good daily dose of veggies now.
You should pick up a bag and let me know what you think!
Happy munching, girls!