Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Anniversary

It was 2 years ago today that my best friend took my breath away when he asked me to be his forever.

Happy Engage-iversary to my husband  :)

I cannot imagine a better proposal...

Our first picture as an engaged couple
Happy New Year's Eve!!  Hope you have a safe and fun night!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

I just love looking at ideas for photos... I always imagine what it would look like if it was me in the pictures.  I found a really cute idea of a create bridal party picture that I wanted to pass along!

The mirror is so pretty and I love how the bridesmaids look around it!  Hopefully someone out there can pass this idea on to their wedding photographer!

You can check out all of my Wedding Wednesday pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day, and almost Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

Since it's the week before Christmas, I thought it would be fitting to include a really cute "gift" idea in my post this week.  If you are looking for a cute way to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids, I think I've found a great option for you!!!

You should definitely head over to The Wedding Chicks website and read about everything involved in making these boxes, but here's a preview for you...

This is a wooden box that was personalized with wedding colors and some major artistic ability.  Inside was info about the big day, the role of the bridesmaids (a non-demanding list with things like "wipe away happy tears" not "do whatever the hell I tell you"), who all of the girls are, info about the dresses.  There was also "inspiration board" type pictures and such.

I guess I would probably not do this if I was unsure whether or not these people would say yes because it's kind of a lot of work for someone who is going to say "thanks but no thanks", but if you have great friends who you know will be honored to stand beside you on that day, GO FOR IT!!!

You can check out all of my Wedding Wednesday pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's almost Christmas!!!

I survived the last few weeks of the semester and now I'm finally on what feels like a much needed break.

I've been so busy that I have not been able to post pictures of our decorations at home.  For our first Christmas in our new house, I wanted to decorate, but I also didn't want to spend a ton of money... we have plenty of time to add to our Christmas collection.  I'm really happy with what we've been able to do this year...

I came up to my mom and dad's house on Sunday afternoon and after some relaxation and a little bit of sleeping in, we got a lot accomplished yesterday.

Decorate Tree - CHECK!!!

Make some sweet stuff - CHECK!!!

Crock Pot Candy... this was really cool!
Peppermint Bark

Melting Snowmen... I love these

Peppermint Sugar Cookies
This is all we really took pictures of, but we got a lot more done... my mom made cinnamon rolls and I made fudge and of course, we also made dinner that did not consist of mostly sugar  :)

Today will be full of shopping.  My dad and I are going shopping for my mom and then when my mom gets home from work, we are going to do some more shopping, mostly for stocking stuffers.

We are going to wrap presents tonight, do a little more baking tomorrow and then my aunt and cousins will be here on Thursday.  Hooray!!!  This is my favorite week of the year!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

We did not do a lot of shopping around for our Save the Dates.  I had a friend at work who was also planning her wedding at the same time as I was, so when she found a magnet save the date at a reasonable price, I took her vendor suggestion and loved the results.

I found this idea and I absolutely love it, especially if you have a really good "how we met" story!!


You can check out all of my Wedding Wednesday pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Not a Bad Weekend

There was a lot on my "to do" list this weekend, and we got quite a bit done!!

  • Lights are up on the outside of the house... it looks pretty good... I'll post some Christmas pictures soon
  • We got SO much Christmas shopping done.  I'm really excited to wrap everything this week... I love wrapping presents!!  I just have a few other things to get for J and then I'll be done!
  • We did a TON of baking on Sunday.  We have:
    • Peppermint Sugar Cookies
    • Peppermint Bark
    • Fudge
    • Oreo Tuffels
    • We still have a few other things that we want to make and take to my mom's
  • I got most of my committee work done... I'm still waiting on the scoring for one more of the committee members... hopefully he gets his stuff in tomorrow... we don't have time to wait.
What did we not get done this weekend?


I wanted to get these out forever ago, then we wanted to wait on them because we wanted to put our change of address postcards in with them.  Well, now at least some people will be getting a thank you note, a change of address and a Christmas card.

I am bound and determined to get those thank yous out this week before I leave for the holidays!!!

I'm really looking forward to having a less busy week at work.  By less busy, I mean I'll hopefully be on my way out by 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm... it's still going to be a week full of meetings and stuff to get done, but I'm planning on being able to come home and get some stuff done here, too.

We really need to get the other presents we have for J's family in the mail, so that's top priority for Monday!

Hope you have a great week!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

What A Week...

This week has seemed to take FOREVER because it's been so busy... only 1 week and 1 day left in the semester... it's almost over (HOORAY!!!!) and then I'll be back to a semi-normal schedule.  Luckily the busiest week ever is almost over AND a fun weekend is about to begin!!!

This weekend I have to:

  • Do some committee work... we are choosing the best in newly constructed collegiate rec centers
  • Christmas shopping... SOOOOOO excited for this!!!
  • Making Christmas Cookies... I'm really looking forward to some fun time in the kitchen with J making a bunch of different Christmas goodies
  • Thank You Notes... yes... I know... but we haven't hit 6 months yet so I'm not violating any wedding law yet
  • Get the Christmas lights up... I only have one more week at home before Christmas so hopefully we can get the lights up so I can enjoy them for a week  :)
How's your Christmas shopping coming???

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

For those of you who may need flats because you don't want to be taller than your fiance/husband or for those of you who just want flats because of the comfort factor, I think these are amazing and there's no way you can go wrong with them!!!


I'm not a huge fan of the white things, but I do love the other stones on the shoe... they may be a little gaudy, but I prefer to call it "costume jewelry" or "I'm the bride, and I'll wear what I want".

You can check out all of my Wedding Wednesday pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Friday, December 02, 2011

5 Months

Happy 5 Month Anniversary to my wonderful husband... I love you more and more every day!

Catie's Captures