Tuesday, October 22, 2013


So in addition to having a blog, I have decided to start vlogging. I think the blog is a kind of open journal to keep family and friends updated on how we are doing and what is going on with our life as we go through changes. I think of the vlog more as a way to share fun times and keep video memories. You can find my YouTube channel through my Blogger profile. We have a few videos posted already and I am hopping to post more as we go. My hope is to be able to update this blog and the vlog at least weekly for now since Aaron is not yet home.  Once he gets home, hopefully we can make more fun vlogs. Go check out our funny videos and subscribe if you like them!

Here is a link to my YouTube channel in case you can,t find it on my profile:

Now back to business. This weekend, even though we didn't have a whole lot of time, Aaron and I went shopping for some wedding supplies. I know.. it's pretty much all I do on my weekends. We had a great day even with mother nature's wild ride, and ended up finding something we had been looking for forever! We couldn't wrap our brains around how we would make part of our favors. We were looking for fabrics and just could not find the exact right one, until... MIRACLE! Fabricville happened. We thought for sure they would not have it since it's an odd fabric. Cheese cloth anyone?? Go ahead and try to figure out what this will be for! We debated for about 20 minutes while the girl at the store looked as us funny, until mister mathematician man agreed that I was calculating the right amount needed. Oh nerds!

We also did a lot of back and forth between stores to find one single pen! One lousy pen! It had to be that exact one, otherwise the effect we are looking for just wouldn't be there. It is a chalk pen.. ouhh more clues! I wonder, by the time the weeding happens, will someone have guessed our decor?

That was pretty much our weekend. It went by so quickly! :(

But hey great news.. I don't think I mentioned this yet, but we have officially booked our venue!! Yay! It is kind of last minute, but who are we kidding here, I am doing everything last minute it seems. I Like to think I am proving a point; I can and will have a wallet-friendly and not-over-the-top, planned-as-I-go wedding!

Now that we have the venue and the dress, I feel like the last big step is confirming the photographer and that is almost done. Once that is set, the rest will be fine tuning. Choosing the meal, adjustments on the dress, decorations, orders, wedding party attire and .. hold on I have way more stuff to do! Oh well, better keep on going then. Thankfully, a lot of people said they would love to help. Thanks guys!

Now for an update on Aaron: I was wrong last week when I said he was going to be in the woods. That is actually happening right now, so I can't talk to him :(. Last week was a normal week I guess, the excitement was on Friday since they had to do tear gas training. He enjoyed it, go figure why, but apparently not everyone did... he had quite the funny stories to tell. Next weekend, when he comes home, we sadly won't do very much fun stuff or even wedding stuff as we have car stuff to do.. I hate car stuff it's the worst!

That's it for now I guess... go check out my YouTubesssss !

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Productive weekend

Well this was somewhat of a productive weekend... and we managed to not stuff our faces with turkey! Yay! We actually had Chinese food for thanksgiving.. it was absolutely delicious! Food aside, since Aaron got a long weekend, we managed to find the time to do some wedding stuff. I am actually quite pleased with what we ended up doing.

It was not #1 on my priority list but considering that winter is coming, it was probably a good idea to do this. What we ended up doing was our dessert stands. Since our theme is related to nature we wanted to incorporate nature into our decor. We ended up cutting up logs (or I should say Aaron did) and assembled them to make stands. We are very happy with the final product and I am especially glad we decided to do that this weekend. I did not want to be stuck with trying to cut logs by hand and I am not about to start handling a chainsaw. Also, considering that winter (and snow) is coming, we might have ended up with soggy logs had we waited too much longer. I am hoping that next weekend Aaron can start on the outdoor seating.

Top view
Side view

One more thing to check off my very long list.

I am also very pleased with my weekend since we managed to tentatively book our photographer. He has been recommended to me by a few people and I really do like his work. I got in touch with him a little while ago and he had sent me some sample albums to looks through. I was tempted to book him right away but wanted to explore all my options. When my mother and I went to the Bridal Show, I entered a contest to win a discount on a photo shoot and I did win $150, but through emailing the photographer we found out this weekend that she is actually booked for an other weeding on our date. We wanted to use her services to save a few bucks. I panicked a bit at first I wont lie, but I think it worked out for the best since I much prefer the work of the first photographer. I didn't think photographers would charge this much but having really good photos is very important to us. Shopping around, I found out that the photographer we want is on the lower price range for what he offers and the quality of his work, so I am very pleased. We just need to meet him and confirm, but he did say that he has put us in his agenda and is reserving the date! I feel like a weight has been lifted. This whole wedding thing is so stressful!! Thankfully, we also have a friend who is willing to take videos of our event. We are so happy he has agreed to do this for us. And it's all thanks to my amazing maid of honor and her awesome boyfriend! It is very fortunate for our budget friendly event!

Oh and here is a sneak  peak of our chosen wedding picture location. I just have to make sure there is no restrictions. How amazing would our pictures look if we did a few there? We want a few different locations but this one is just fantastic.

I can just imagine the light coming through the little windows in our pictures... I can't wait!

Update from Aaron: We had a great weekend but now he is back on the base. I believe this week he is doing in field training and he is really excited about it. I think he is welcoming the change of pace and not having to go through the same old stuff in the barracks, like inspection! Hopefully he gets next weekend off, we still have so much to do!! plus he said he would change my car's oil... oh men, aren't we glad we have 'em.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ripped arms

Very short update...

It is october 3rd and I just did my first day of Shaytober. Check it out on youtube. I got a good workout done and I am happy with myself. I got a nice surprise when I got home. I had a nice letter from Aaron, it was like a reward for my efforts. Now I gotta keep going! I want to get back in shape and then hopefully get my arms all ripped for the wedding. Maybe I need to start doing push-ups before I open my letters from him!

I managed to get more flowers done for the wedding this week. I finally sent out my Save-The-Date emails! I am so happy with them! I got them to look just the way I wanted them and they reflect some of the decorations we will have at the wedding, so everything goes together well! I can't wait! Things are coming along. We almost have our venue booked. The gown is purchased, only need alterations closer to the date and a few more big things to decide on. Hopefully I can relax a little bit after that.

I already received about half of my save-the-date notices back so I have a good idea of how many people will be attending.

Oh I also got my frames done. One is gonna be for place settings and the other are chalkboards to give a few indications to our guest about different aspects of the wedding. I just need to get my hand writing all nice to write those messages with chalk.

Update on Aaron: He is hopefully coming home tomorrow for the weekend. His car broke down which sucks but he can get a ride. We will probably be talking with my dad about making benches for our guest to sit on during the ceremony. My dad and I collected some palette wood recently for this project. Aaron will have to do that project. That's mostly his only project. Good thing it's a big one that I dont care to do very much. BTW Aaron just told me to write, like right now on the phone, that theres a bunch of idiots on his platoon! And I can vouch for that, every time I talk to him, I hear morons in the backgrounds screaming like morons basically!

Oh and Robear is being totally adorable lately! I just love her!