Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friends thanksgiving

This is the second year we have held the annual friends Thanksgiving. There was lots of great food, lots of left overs, great friends, good beer and lots of football. Beavers won and the Ducks lost . We almost had to cancel it because we don't have Comcast's PAC 12 network, but luckily Kyle could stream it over the Internet.
Can't wait for next year

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wedding dress shopping

The wedding dress is a pretty important part of the wedding. Plus it's probably the single most expensive piece of clothing you will ever buy. Let the Craziness begin.

This is me wearing my future Mother In Laws Dress. pretty but not really my style 
have to admit I wasn't too excited about going wedding dress shopping, but my wedding planner insisted that I go to David's Bridal to start the process in March. Here are a few pictures from that day. Maybe a little too muuh fluff

Oh Vera Wang.. You disappoint me

EHHHH not so much my style

Still not my style, even with the black belt. Oh in case you were wondering what was going on with my shoulder, I had some cupping down a few days before and those were the marks that were left.

Ehhh maybe? The veil was nice

 Trying on dresses is a lot of work. David's bridal was a huge bust. But my bridesmaid Michelle and I had a good time.

 Here are a few more dresses from another dress shopping day.

None of these dresses were "THE ONE" And you are going to have to wait until the wedding to see what I picked out.

The Proposal

Since I started a blog about the wedding and our life after, I figured we were missing a bunch of events leading up to the wedding. The proposal was a pretty big step. John and I have been together for a just over 4 years now. We had been talking about getting married for a while and it wasn't a question of if but when. I wasn't really in any hurry, almost every single one of our friends had gotten married in the past year or so. I had graduated from chiropractic school in September of 2011, by December of 2011 I was working hard to build my practice. I had volunteered to work new years eve thinking I could see a few people and then enjoy the rest of the day. To my surprise, I ended up seeing a full day of patients.  I called John to let him know that I would be running late to catch up on paperwork, but he insisted that I come home immediately ( I was working in Canby Or at the time and it was a 40+ min commute home).

On the front porch there were 2 roses and this note

 I did what I was told. I walked into the house and John had votive candles lining the stair cases. There were also probably 100 more candles lighting the house. As I made my way downstairs to the guest room I found that he had left different items out of the bed
The Note explained the meaning of each one of the items. It was really touching and by this point I could hardly read through the tears. 
 I go up stairs to the office and on the desk is another rose and this note. He had written down about 15 reasons why he loved me

My next stop was the deck in our back yard. I go out the sliding glass doors and there is a blank piece of paper, a rose and 2 candles. I say "Hello????" And at that moment this appears in our backyard

 The next thing I know John is by my side, with a dozen roses, down on one knee saying lots of nice things, I have no idea what he actually said but I am sure the words "Will you Marry Me" were some of them. Because I said "Of Course"

Then he placed this beautiful ring (that he picked out himself).  On my hand
And that's the story of how we got engaged.

Wedding invites

Getting Ready for the Wedding!

We just received our beautiful wedding invitations made by the wonderful Katie Greer. I met with Katie a few months ago with a few images from pinterest. I am not exactly sure how she designed them exactly like I wanted ( I really didn't give her much to go off of) but she really pulled through.   They are just so perfect I can't wait for all our guests to receive them.

She put everything together for me right down to the bows and she even addressed all 78 invites. After having to do 2 myself, I am so glad she did!
I spent today putting all the stamps on them, and now they are ready to go.

What's even crazier is that our wedding is just 10 weeks away. I really better start hitting the gym.