Hope everyone has a Happy and safe Halloween! Can't wait to see pictures of everyone dressed up! We are heading downtown to a Halloween Party supporting Newborns in Need with our friends: Dawn, Chris and Marcie! Can't wait!!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friday, October 2: Pre-Wedding Events galore
After the brunch, a group of us headed to the salon to get our nails done. So relaxing and time for some bubbly! The girls made sure I had a "unique" glass.. Nothing like a Halloween green glass. Gotta love them! After we finished at the nail salon, it was time to get ready for rehearsal. The rehearsal was at 5:00pm at the church. Unlike myself, I was late. I forgot to pick up the unity candle holder and remembered at the last minute. Oh well, so we were 5 minutes late. B might not let me live it down. Our rehearsal was literally 15 minutes. It was awesome. We had the best wedding party ever!
After Rehearsal it was time to eat!! Our rehearsal dinner was held at River Birch Lodge and Brian's parents did a wonderful job hosting it. The decorations were great. Since Brian is a UT grad, the rehearsal dinner colors were UT orange and white. We had a great time enjoying the company and having a wonderful meal. We presented the last name prints at this time as well as the groomsmen gifts. I used this time to give Brian one of his presents, since it was so dang big. He loved the Dodgers Stadium print. Oh...and the cake.......It was so yummy!!!
How cute are my dad and brother? They wore orange ties! I love them!
The dinner ended around 10pm and after a long day, it was time for some shut eye. And I will be the first to say, I slept like a baby the night before the big day!
Saturday, October 3: Wedding Day Breakfast
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Are you a big fan of date night? Do you and your spouse plan date night to just get away?
Monday, October 26, 2009
This year one of the departments at work challenged everyone to wear pink. The memo that went out stated: "Pink Day" to promote breast cancer awareness month, Radiation Oncology is inviting everyone to wear "pink" on October 23rd, 2009. Please show your support!!
And that's what we did. Brian even wore his pink tie on casual Friday!
Does your workplace do anything to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
and here are some of the after shots. Our beloved mixer (who shall be called Martha) gets a spot all her own. She's big time. We love the stainless steel look. If only we had stainless steel appliances.... guess a girl can dream?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Drum Roll please.........
Grand Total = $232.32!!!!!!!!!!!!Needless to say, we didn't spend it all on our honeymoon. Our honeymoon was at an all-inclusive resort. So we put the rest in savings! Man, I love saving our change!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
After high tailing it 3 hours from Taylorsville to Raleigh, I arrived in time to help prep for the second shower of the day. This bridal shower was for my best friend, Colleen. It was given by her bridesmaids and we had the best time. Colleen's one request was for the shower to be very laid back. We honored her request and had a laid back good time!
The shower was a success and it was nice to meet some of the girls Colleen works with. Can't wait to see everyone on November 7 for their beautiful wedding!
Can't wait for December 5, Z & T!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Brian completely blew me away with his gift. Seriously, I have the best husband ever! He made me a jewelry box! Yes, he made it. And even had a monogrammed name plate on it with my new initials. And inside was one of the most beautiful bracelets I have ever seen.Next up: Parent gifts, I promise.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Doc Hendley, a fellow North Carolinian and bartender by trade, is doing his part to help alleviate this problem. Doc's dream, and now the goal of Wine To Water, is to quench the thirst of the needy in a way that sets them apart from the rest of the world. "If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." (Mathew 10:42)
Wine to Water hosts wine events across the country to educate people about the need for clean water and to raise money. In turn the money is donated to the countries in need and educates the local people about clean water & uses local resources to build & maintain their own wells.
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Get educated and do your part. To learn more check out: http://winetowater.org/
Thursday, October 15, 2009
For Tracy and Courtney, I gifted them these pretty necklaces with their initial... and for the girls that had kids (Sarah, Rebekah and Ashley (my cousin and mom of one of our flower girls).. I had these necklaces made for them with their kids names on them. If you are shopping around for a necklace like this, check out Silver Me Pendants on etsy. She was amazing to work with and the quality is second to none. Each necklace was a little different and I loved that. Sorry for the poor picture quality... All the girls absolutely loved their gifts. The necklaces were a big hit! Each of them mean the world to me and we couldn't have had our wedding run as smooth as it did without their help! Thanks girls for everything!
Next up: Parents gifts, Wedding coordinator gift and a gift to all.