Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sleep Sunday

So I started a new job last week as a customer service agent and it's an 8 week training. I have to get up at 4 AM Tuesday-Saturday, so by 8 PM, I'm exhausted! Today is my first day off after the first week of training and I'm so happy that I can have a lazy day. I'm going to meet a girlfriend up at a Victoria's Secret sale later this evening and then I'm going to bed early again, like usual, since now my body has gotten accustomed to early mornings. I think I'm going to try and find some wedding lingerie during the sale!

Planning has been going great! We meet with a pastor on Wednesday to talk to him about possibly being our officiant for the wedding. Plus, on Monday last week we had Angie from One Thousand Words Photography do our engagement photo session. She already finished the pictures (some of them are on her blog) and she's mailing me the DVD with the rest of the photos, so I should get them on Monday. I decided that I'm going to make photo books for the fiance's parents, my dad and stepmom, and for my mom and stepdad for Christmas this year. Once I get the photos and se how many I have to work with, I'm considering doing a digital scrapbook and then printing them out into a book through shutterfly. Plus, I'll do photo christmas cards with an engagement photo and will combine it into our engagement/wedding announcement. We're only having 20 people at this wedding and then we're planning a big party/reception for after we move to Texas, so we're going to announce our March wedding and send christmas cards out to everyone we're inviting for our big party later.

We have our menu picked out, and I talked to the pastry chef to discuss cake options. I think we're going to do mini cakes for everyone and do a black and white theme, with yellow roses on top of each cake. Our colors are a black/white damask with yellow, and I'm carrying yellow roses, so I'm really excited about how everything is pulling together.

The only thing I'm nervous about is the invitations. I decided to make my own but I don't know where to start! Having someone else do what I want costs way too much, and I can't find anything to print out that has our colors so it looks like a trip to Michael's to look for options is in order.

Alright, I really need to get off the computer and start getting some cleaning done before I go to meet Jade for our shopping excursion later. Have a great day!


Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Official!

We got engaged last night! We went up to Bellevue to go to Snowflake Lane and watch the drum line (and to see them make it snow)! Then we went to McCormick & Schmick's, which is where Mark proposed. I got a BEAUTIFUL ring, and I'm still trying to get over how gorgeous it is:

After dinner, we came back home, had a glass of wine and cuddled for the first time as an engaged couple! I love the ring of fiance'!

So, it didn't come as a surprise, but Mark wanted to make it official by proposing. We've actually already decided that we want to get married before we get our orders (which, our NY orders were canceled and now we have official orders to Ft. Bliss in June 2010). We've been planning for about two weeks already. We picked a date (March 28th), reserved a place, I ordered my dress, and we picked a photographer! Since we're leaving for Texas so soon, we're going to have a small ceremony and dinner with just our parents and a few other close relatives and friends. Then once we move to Texas, we are going to start planning a destination celebration for all of our family and friends.

I am so excited for the wedding! And to think, it's only 114 days away. Crazy. Now I have to get my big butt moving so I look great on my wedding day! :)