Sunday, May 23, 2010

Milestones and Projects

I can't even begin to tell everyone how happy my heart is! Time is flying by so fast and every day I get more and more excited! When Norman proposed it was on the 25th of September and then we had decided that the wedding was going to be about a year away. After making this decision, I had (in my mind) made little "milestones" of events that were going to happen before the wedding. I thought that by looking forward to the other little events in my life that were going to happen before the wedding then it would feel like the year wouldn't take so long. And let me tell ya, it worked!!
First it was Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then it was starting my last semester of college, getting my career started, and the last one happens next week -  graduating and getting my diploma! 
The events have come and now it it time to focus on getting excited for the BIGGEST event!

As soon as I was done with my last final, the first thing I thought of doing was updating my blog. It has been far too long and we have done so much stuff. Here is a little recap of the last few months:

Norman and I (as well as our parents) had our taste testing. It was a little mock-up of our wedding reception and food tasting. Man, was it yummy!! How can you go wrong with Cuban and Argentine food? 

Our caterer and our wedding coordinator (Lisa - came with the venue) are two very sweet ladies that just helped me dream that day. It was after the tasting that everything felt so real and like it was all about Norm and I. It is crazy when you get to make your own decisions and everyone wants to know what YOU want. How fun!

Next on the list were the 'Save the Dates'. This is a bit scary because your guest list is set in stone once you do this! And let me tell ya - the guest list is the hardest part! And let me just go on a little tangent about save the dates. In all the research I have done for the wedding, I have realized that this world is becoming lazy in their speach and writting in the sense that they like they have to abeviate everything. I am a believer of drawing the line, and let me show you why:
(Some examples)
Mother of the Bride = MOB
Maid of Honor = MOH
Father of the Bride = FOB
Engagement Ring = E-ring
Wedding Party = WP
Grooms Men = GM
Darling Husband = DH
and here is where the line should be drawn:
Save the Dates = STDs
(that's just wrong!!! STDs?!?! Really? Come now!)

Anyways, I couldn't be more happy with the way our Save the Dates came out. And I am proud to announce that Norman helped the whole way through - stamping, embossing, and cutting! Man, he's great!

And our newest project that we just conquered was picture frames. I am a HUGE fan of both displaying and taking pictures. And what more beautiful way to display them than in pretty picture frames? So our Copper colored frames were our project last weekend.

There is still more to do, but that is the exciting part and no more milestones in my way before my big day!

...132 days to go...

3 comments:

Rambling Robot said...

Loved it! You did a great job. And i'm super excited for the big day to finally come :)

Deanna said...

Thank you so much! I have been wondering for months what the heck DH stood for. I knew it was something husband. Now, I know it's Darling Husband. You have satiated my curiosity. And thank you for sending us a save the date. They were truly beautiful. We're sad we can't come but, hope to see y'all at Christmas time.

ANA-ALiCiA said...

Im excited to see how the frames will be set up! COOOOL! :)