Mini-Getaway A couple days after the wedding, Andy and I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA. Since we’re saving up for a extended honeymoon next year, we set aside a couple days … Continue reading My August Wedding, and Mini-Getaway
My David’s Bridal color swatches shipped out today. I’m looking forward to their arrival…I need to discover which shade of yellow could work with the purple I selected for my color scheme. This yellow shade will be paired with the other color in the reception area.
Next year will be a busy one, since the wedding will now be eight months away. I need to search for flower girl dress ideas, for when Ana and Nadia go for their outfits. I’m hoping for the best.
The free time passes by so quickly! It seemed like Friday was only a few hours ago, and now I’m up at 5am once more, readying myself for work. I did have a relaxing time with relatives and reading. Ana is growing so quickly! She’s even talking more clearly, the ‘child-like’ sound of her speech fading away. I felt a bit wistful whenever I heard her speak. Her mom is still convinced that she bears no resemblance to her. I see Ana’s recent smiling photos, and a younger version of Brittany still looks back at me. It makes me laugh.
One thing I need to do is arrange a time for Brittany and Joyce (the other bridesmaid in my wedding) to get together and coordinate. I don’t necessarily think of minute details, aside from dressing in the color I gave them. Everyone else is concerned about matching outfits though. So the three of us can meet, and they can work out that detail. If Brittany can pin down a time to meet up.
Thursday was such a hectic time for me after I left work. I didn’t think that was possible, but it was. I finally had a medical appointment that did so many tests, and I need to follow up next month. It was all necessary, yet I was taken aback at how much I needed to take care of. I meet with the doctor again at the end of next month.
Afterward, Andy and I met up with the deacon to discuss marriage preperation. We only have one more meeting coming up, then we meet up with the priest giving the wedding. That one will be a couple months before the wedding. This meeting was also emotional, but this one dealt with communication. It was all a good experience, a lot was discussed.
I’ve made some progress in Liane Moriarty’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’. So far, it seems like the ‘wellness resort’ that Frances and the other participants are staying at is certainly not what it seems! The multiple- perspective voice in the story keeps the momentum going also. I’m hoping to keep my reading pace going this week.
I also want to add on to my wedding registry this week. I wanted to head to a store yesterday to add items, but time passed too quickly, and I never got around to going. Thankfully I can look around online for the things Andy and I need. I also need to search for ‘just right’ shoes for my wedding. A small heel would be what I need, nothing too high.
The days are getting colder…not that much to be inside all the time, but a chill is definitely in the air. I’m taking advantage of all the seasonable days I have. Winter will be here before we know it.
I got in contact with my cousin yesterday, to see if we can get together to find shoes for my wedding. It’s so impossible to get in touch with her for anything, but she and her daughter will be in the wedding, so I would like for her to be involved in some way. I will see what transpires.
This morning I began looking through the ‘Together for Life’ readings we need to select for the wedding next year. At first glance it feels overwhelming. So many passages to choose from! Some feeling too lengthy, too short, or too limiting. As I spent more time searching, my mind settled somewhat. The readings all were meaningful, I just need to find the ones that will apply to mine and Andy’s big day. The book details the entire service, so I found myself imagining our day as I’m reading each phase of the ceremony. It made me feel a little excited!
There are so many other details that I now need to worry about, such as florals and aesthetics. And finding a way to include my mom in the ceremony. Knowing that she’s no longer here, yet having her with us.
It will soon be August before I know it, and I want my wedding to be a memorable experience.