Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
So the wedding was awesome! I would not recomend my coordinator to anyone however. There was one point at which we were lined up ready to go down the aisle and not only did she yell at my wedding party about smoking, but the caterer spilled some marinara sauce on the upper level of the cabin deck right in front of us and everytime they tried to wipe it up more spilled down, she did nothing. I had to ask them to stop wiping until we walked through. But it was a beautiful day, and I am so glad I am spending the rest of my life with my best friend. Now for some wedding porn, like I know you all are looking for:
Steve and his best lady Janice waiting for the entrence of the bride. That's Mike, Janice's brother, in the back ground, he was our officiant.Steve got teary eyed as I walked down the aisle.
That's our awesome photographer Leah Lee in the background.
Ok so this is a lot of the wedding party right after Grace, the flower girl and Mike's daughter, and Richard, my cousin the ring bearer, entered. My maid of honor Lauren is in red and my sister Susan is in purple, you can kind of see Amanda in blue there too.
My sister doing her reading from Corelli's Mandolin.
Matt, brother of Mike and Janice and uncle to Grace, doing his reading from Oh The Places You'll Go! You can also see Jeremy in this pic.
Our first Kiss.
Some of my family coming up the aisle after pictures, that's my Momma in the front with her head bent.
The whole wedding party!
Lauren giving her toast.
Janice giving her toast.
Steve giving his toast, he got teary eyed again
My Dad giving his toast.
My Godfather Tom giving his toast, made everyone cry.
Our first Dance, we danced to I'm Your's by Jason Mraz.
My cousin Zach sang the processional, Such Great Heights and then I'll Follow You Into The Dark at the reception. It was awesome.
So that's the wedding, more later.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
How stinking cute, right? Here's the blog post: http://talesofaretromodernhousewife.blogspot.com/2009/10/celebrating-150-followers-with-giveaway.html?showComment=1254929298662#c7933033757883244589. Take a look at the whole blog it's too cute!
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Sorry for the rant, like I said, I'm a bit sentimental lately.
Monday, September 21, 2009
So we called the owner of our condo a couple weeks ago to see if we could renew the lease for another year and she says, "Oh, I meant to call you, my rate is about to adjust, so I'm just going to let it go into forclosure." Lovely, don't call us to tell us that, don't worry about the people who have made their home there. I'm a little frustrated that we are going to have to look for another condo, yet again. I mean it's one thing when you're ready to move, but to be forced out is another deal entirely.
On a happier note, I'm totally enjoying being a football momma (well step momma, but you know). We had a game on Saturday, we were beat, but even still, the kids are really starting to play well and munchkin is super-cute with his football uniform. I am getting a little sick of people not understanding that I think of Chris as mine and regardless of whether or not I birthed him he's my little munchkin and always will be.
I have my bachelorette weekend coming up and I'm really looking forward to it, but not sure about what to expect. I'll keep you all updated. Also, I'm doing my hair trials this week for the wedding so I'll post pics of that when it comes up.
Monday, July 13, 2009
So there you have it, I also ordered the bird cage veil and the flower you can kind of see in these pictures.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Marseilles Dress SHABBY APPLE GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, but I didn't want you all to feel like this was a ranting blog, so I've avoided blogging all together. I'll post another blog later today with more knitting/wedding content. I promise, not so much bitching next time.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
The Big Read (http://www.neabigread.org/) said that, on average, adults have only read six books on this list. So … copy this list, remove my yeses and nos, and add your comments (favourable or otherwise) about the ones you have read. Don’t forget to include a total.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - Yep
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien – Yep, the entire trilogy infact
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - Yep
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling – All, and listened to the audio books, both British and American versions
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - Yep
6 The Bible - Yep
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - Yep
8 1984 - George Orwell - Yep
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - Nope
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - Yep, to see if any of Dickens' stuff was to my liking, it's not
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - Yep, one of my favorites
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy – Nope
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller – Yep
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – Yep, my Mom had it in the house when I was a kid and I read through it in Jr. High.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - Nope
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - Yep, had it read to me as a child and then read it on my own when I was older
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks - Nope
18 The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - Yep
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - Yep
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot- Nope
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - Nope
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - Yep, also thought it was over rated
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens- Nope
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - Started it, never finished
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - Yep
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh - Nope
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Nope
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - Yep
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - Yep
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - Yep
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - Yep, see previous comment about Dickens
33 The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - Yep
34 Emma - Jane Austen - Nope
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - Nope
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Yep
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - Nope
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres- Nope
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - Yep
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne – Yep
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -Nope, pretty sure I was supposed to in High School though
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - Yep
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Nope
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - Nope
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - Nope
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - Yep
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy - Nope
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood - Yep
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - Yep
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan - Nope
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Nope
52 Dune - Frank Herbert- Yep
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons - Nope
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - Yep
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth - Nope
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Nope
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - Yep, first I read of Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - Yep
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon - Nope
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Nope
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck – Nope
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - Nope
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt - Nope
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold – Yes, hated this book
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - Nope
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - Nope
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy - Nope
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - Nope
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie - Nope
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville - Nope, want to though, Steve seems to like it
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - Yep
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - Yep
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - Yep
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson - Nope
75 Ulysses - James Joyce - Yep
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath - Nope
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome - Nope
78 Germinal - Emile Zola - Nope
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray - Nope
80 Possession - AS Byatt- Nope
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - Yep
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - Nope
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker -Nope
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - Nope
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert - Nope
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry - Nope
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - Yep
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - Yep
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Yep, at my grandparents when I was young
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton – Nope
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - Nope
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupe – Yep
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks - Nope
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - Nope
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole - Nope
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute - Nope
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas - Nope
98 Hamlet – Shakespeare – Yep
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - Yep
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -Yep
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
So those will be going out in a couple of weeks as soon as I can get everyone's mailing addresses nailed down. I am so excited and this wedding is feeling more and more real as the days go by. I can't believe that I'm going to be lucky enough to get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Have I mentioned how much I love Target for having awesome little DIY kits?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So what's your favorite coffee place and what's your drink of choice?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
That's my awesome Wustof cutting board that came with my awesome knife for Christmas from my parents this year.
Monday, February 09, 2009
I love them, they crack me up, we'll see if we can find our other choice for toppers!
Sunday, February 08, 2009
This is what I wore to go whoopie pie tasting today, and let me tell you, they were wonderful! I can't wait to serve them at the wedding.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I found it because lovely 50's Gal posted a pic of the pattern as something to make. Go read her blog, it's a really interesting experiment that she's doing. I love reading it and I love her even more now that she helped me find my wedding dress, for the record it's going to be the shorter version. I'm planning on making it in a peacock blue silk shantung, but not until late this summer, as I want to lose some weight before I get to that point.
I love this idea for a Save the Date Card:
Makes me want to steal it!
So that was followed by lots of conversation in which I found out that my cousin JoQueta thinks that because of all the economic stuff going on that we are all going to have to move to the family farm in Oklahoma and live off of alternative fuel sources, also a whole seperate post. But then, it was time to do the cake and Zane's 4 older siblings were sweet enough to get him a tiny pink cake as a joke to try and make him cry, sweet right? Well then Zoie, thinking that her sweet youngest brother wouldn't retaliate smashed his face into the cake.
Well Zane being super crafty decided it would piss his sister off more to get it in her hair.
She was none to happy.
The real cake was a cookies and cream ice cream cake and was super!
I am happy to report that Jim was good enough to keep the demon dog outside the whole night and none of us were attacked. Although he did ask if he could let the dog in at one point to which my Dad replied, "Don't you dare let him in, I'll kill that f***ing dog." Which is weird to hear from my father the owner of 2 dogs and a cat and the former dog shows man. Tells you how evil this freaking dog is, half Rottweiler and half Chow, not a good mix, especially if you don't train it.