Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

66...

66 days til the Big Day!

I'm getting so antsy waiting for the day to get here. I'm enjoying all the time spending with my parents and family preparing for this event, but I'm honestly ready for it to be over too. I'm ready to start Day 1 of the rest of our lives together. But here's an updated on what we've accomplished thus far:

- We are in contact with our pastor and will start pre-marital counseling soon.
-The invitations are addressed
-The hotel rooms for the guests have been blocked
-Maps have been made
-My first shower is in a week and a half
-Bridesmaid dresses are being altered
-I have my first alteration appointment this weekend
-Hair/Make up appointments have been made
-Met with and reserved our DJ
So we are on the ball, now November just needs to get here! I have a feeling the month of October will fly by though!! We have a wedding the second week of October so I know that will really get us ready for our day! I'm in need of some help though. I'm looking for the perfect song for my dad and I to dance to at the reception. I don't want anything cheesy, too overly sappy, and I definitely need something original. I don't want any "you're my hero" or "butterfly kisses" songs being played. I want something that is completely us and completely original. Any suggestions??

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kenya

Pastor Dave and his wife Christy, Margie Helmuth, Jamie and Jolinda Lengacher, and Dan and Dana Jacobs left for Africa. They are going to be there this week to help set up new plans for a water project to try and lower the monthly cost of water for the center.

Follow their travels here.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Blessed...

I recently created a "wedding to-do list". Oh boy, am I ever getting overwhelmed! I've been working 50 hour weeks at work, then trying to come home and get wedding things accomplished, which is hard when the stores close at a certain time. So tomorrow is my day off and I'm really looking forward to getting things done! I need to finish addressing the invitations and really get set on a centerpiece. I keep going back and forth with some things and I just need to make a decision. Yesterday was a much needed break though. Mike's mom, Bonny, and I took the day off and headed to Merrillville for Mike's birthday. His grandmother is in town from Florida, so we met up at Mike's great aunts house near Merrillville to have dinner with her, his grandma, and one of their sisters. It was a great chance for me to meet his extended family. We also had a mini shower for us, because his grandma brought so many gifts along with her since she won't be able to be her for a couple of our showers! It was so nice of her! We got some really cute odds and ends, plus a crock pot and tv trays. She also had a Christmas ornament made for us and a decorative plate with the date of our wedding and our names on it. I could have cried I felt so blessed in that moment. Our first planned shower is in a couple of weeks so this made me excited for that!

Hopefully tomorrow I get a lot accomplished and get some of our vendors called. This wedding planning thing is overwhelming but I'm so excited for the day to finally be here!