1 week from today (Saturday)

In just 1 short week I’ll be married!  It’s going to be one heck of a party!

Things are mostly ready to go…  just a few little details to be taken care of still.  JT and I continue to work on wedding surprises.  I continue to check the weather forecast every 3 minutes.  Both weather.com and accuweather.com are saying that it will be sunny and 60s on Saturday, so I’m crossing my fingers that they don’t change their minds in the next 7 days, and also that they’re both accurate.

Anyways, since there’s been some concern re: the candy bar, I want to assure you all (and especially Dr. Probability Theory) that we’ve got over 40 lbs of sugary substances waiting eagerly to be devoured.

Eek.  1 whole week.  I can’t believe it’s coming up so quickly!  All of the planning and scheming and we’ll finally get to see it come to fruition.  I am really excited, a little nervous, and even a tiny bit sad that this crazy wedding-planning ride will be over in a week.

I took Barley to the doggy park this morning while Jason ran some errands.  He had a great time, and came home covered in sand.  He got several compliments on how pretty he is – in fact, if I get half that many compliments next week, I’ll be a happy bride.  We spent the afternoon bathing him, cleaning the house, and bottling beer for the skating party.  Barley’s exhausted now, and I think JT and I are, too.


September 27, 2008 at 8:34 pm 2 comments

1 week from today (Thursday)

I’ll be at John Hawk’s Pub boozing chatting it up with the wedding party and out of town guests!

Weather.com suggests that there is a 60% chance of rain next Saturday.  Accuweather.com says it will be sunny.  Now, I know I have no control over these things, but I am inclined to go with accuweather’s take on things.  (and I am also inclined to obsessively check and report on the weather for the next 9 days).

Tonight we’re working on finalizing the ceremony, filling out a worksheet given to us by the photographer, and preparing one of our wedding surprises.  Just a few last minute details, although it seems silly that the ceremony should be one of the last things that we prepare, since it is actually the most important part of the day!

I’m getting more and more excited about being surrounded by our loved ones every day.  How great will it be to have (almost) everyone that we love in one room at one time!?!

September 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm 2 comments

1 week from today (Wednesday)

In exactly 1 week, we’ll be in Milwaukee for the festivities!  It’s hard to believe that after spending the past 13 months dreaming and scheming about the wedding, it’s actually happening.  I mean, I always knew it would happen, it just always seemed so far away.  And now?  It’s almost here!

A few months ago, the planning got really stressful and hectic.  There was so much to do and only 3 months to do it in!  And things got bad.  Very, very bad.  And I got stressed out.  Very, very stressed out.  And the last 2 months have been really hard.  So much to do and so little time to do it in!

But now?  I’m finding that I am less stressed out and seriously more relaxed.  Sure, I still have my moments (apologies to my mom and Jason who have witnessed most of them), but they’re fewer and farther between.  I am happy to find that this is the case – in fact, I would have thought it would be the opposite.  But I think that, at this point, the wedding is going to happen, and it’s going to be great regardless of whether I’ve got menus printed or seating cards perfectly made.

Having said that, I do hope everything goes according to plan.  I hope I’ll have the time to finish these last  minute projects and relax.  I hope I’ll get a chance to clean my very. dirty. and. disgusting. house before we leave next week.  But, well, if it doesn’t happen, at least we’ve got our vows written, right?

We’ve spent much of this week finishing little odds and ends…  lots of printing, cutting, and using my sticker maker (best. wedding. purchase. ever.).  We’ve both hit the salon for some wedding hairdos (mine only cost 10x what Jason’s cost… yikes!), and we’ve been plotting some top-secret wedding surprises.

And, now that we’re only 11 days out, I can start compulsively checking the weather.  Let’s hope that the rain scheduled for next week doesn’t continue into the weekend…

September 24, 2008 at 10:53 pm 4 comments

our to do list is getting shorter

(expect nothing but wedding-related posts this week and next. it’s all I can think about.)

We got quite a lot done this weekend! Which means that our pre-wedding to do list is getting shorter.

Table assignments. check.

Candy bar candy. check.

Rehearsal dinner dress. check.

Honeymoon arrangements. check.

Menu cards designed and printed. check.

Stickers to seal the candy bar treat bags. check.

Doggy arrangements (thanks Aunt T & Uncle M, Andrea, Jeff, & Sanna). check.

Fiance with a super-pervy-looking moustache. check.

September 21, 2008 at 10:42 pm 4 comments

Facial Hair

Check out this guy:

In exactly 2 weeks, he’ll be my husband.

Let’s hope he has a little less facial hair at that point… Because the food that gets stuck in that facial hair is seriously grossing me out.  But, it is funny to see how amused Jason is with his facial hair.  (one of my friends has lovingly dubbed JT’s facial hair the “molestache” – because he looks like a molester.)

September 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm 2 comments

2 weeks from today…

I’ll be in Milwaukee, rehearsing for one of the biggest moments of my life.


Is anyone else in complete disbelief that I am actually a bride-to-be? It just hit me the other day.

There is so much to do!

I know I should just take a deep breath, and remind myself that, hey, if everything doesn’t get done, so what – the best part of the day is that I’ll actually be getting married to my best friend.

But then I remember that we don’t even have our vows written yet.

September 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

RNC woes

Before I launch into a full-fledged recap of my life the past month that you don’t want to hear, but I can’t resist sharing, I need you to know that the Republicans have come to town.  And the press.  And the protesters.

And I wish they’d go away.

It’s a little reminiscent of Christmas Fest at St. Olaf…  We’d curse Christmas Fest for bringing the flocks of people and the smell of Lutefisk to our lovely campus.  “Go away people!” we’d whine amongst ourselves, and one year we even officially blacklisted Christmas Fest.  Who wants to hear a bunch of choirs sing Christmas tunes anyways?  (Okay, I’m guilty.  I’ve been to Christmas Fest.)

Anyways.  Back to the present day action in the lovely little metropolis that is Minneapolis-St. Paul.  The convention?  In St. Paul.  So why has my bus (which only goes through Minneapolis) been 30 minutes late the last 2 days?  And protesters?  Don’t even get me started.  I appreciate our right to freedom of speech.  But, PLEASE, don’t come to my city with buckets of urine and smoke bombs with the intent to harm.  And don’t steal the signs in my city.  Boys and girls, my taxes are paying for the damage you create.  So, enough!  I don’t visit your hometown carrying excrement and explosives, and it would be nice if you could return the favor.  Can’t you just march in a little circle with some signs like good little protesters?  Thanks.  Then maybe I won’t count down the days until you leave and bar close returns to 2 am.

And while I’m making pleas and complaints, I have one more plea to John McCain.  Please, Senator McCain, make an effort to be a little nicer to my best friend.  Okay?  I’m not saying you have to be BFFs on the Straight Talk Express, but how about no more of this?


September 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm 2 comments

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