Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wedding updates

As previously discussed, life has been crazy.  Things are coming together and we are settling into our new "normal". 
As I type, I am sitting at home sick, with strep throat and a cold.  Yuck!  I was sick all Easter weekend and now two-days off work and I'm still not feeling 100%.  I can't wait to feel better.  I was just getting into a great routine of running and working out, now it will probably take me weeks to regain my strength and endurance because this cold is now in my chest too.
On to better news, we ordered our save the dates!
I found our save the dates on Etsy and by chance, the designers are local to Columbus, OH (even better). 
(Save the dates will be printed on brown craft paper and sent in a white envelope.)

The designers are Alaina and Joshua Cherup of Cheerupcherup on Etsy here.

We also purchased a custom stamp for our return address.  We plan to use it for our Save-the-dates, wedding invitations, and thank you's.  It was another Etsy find.  Seller is ampersandity available here on Etsy.  The item purchased is listed below and rather than try to fit our first and last name on the stamp, we kept it similar and are using just our first names (good for use before and after we are married).
We plan to use a brown ink pad for the address stamp.  I will also be attempting my best calligraphy to address each envelope, also in brown ink.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I love my life...

I was gone for a while.
What have I been doing?  I've been loving my life!

Family.  Drama got a little out of control and at 26 years old I've finally learned how to stand up for myself and the new little family I'm buildling.  I have had to keep a firm barrier up around me and so far that has been working.  I don't want to talk about the past and I don't want negative thoughts and people around me.  I think this rule is going to stay with me forever.  Life is too short to constantly live in the past. 

Work.  It has been busy, crazy, and rewarding.  My bosses see how hard I work and hopefully some day soon I'll be getting more responsibility.  I like my work life a little bit more when I feel like I am the master of my own universe.  (I never thought I'd want to be a boss, but maybe I would...  We'll see.)

Health.  I went on ProActiv and IT WORKS.  I'm not going to plug anything on my blog (unless the ProActiv folks wanna hook me up with free product).  All I have to say is that I finally have clear skin and I'm just sad it took me this long to figure out how to get it.  It was totally worth the cost. 

Fitness.  I have been running!  I went to our local running store and got fitted for proper running shoes.  I love running.  I'm not very good at it (yet), but I get to spend time by myself and really work on me.  I really love sweating (gross, I know) and pushing myself towards something.  I feel strong and capable and as a side benefit, I'm losing inches. 

Wedding.  Planning is going well.  We finally have a DJ, I bought wedding shoes.  Things are certainly under way.  I feel bad for Danial because he is having a hard time finding a suit that he likes.  It is even harder to find a suit in his size (36S) and in a vintage fit, that fits our price range.  Danial is currently refusing to pay J.Crew prices for a suit.  We will see if he comes to my side.  Honestly, it is a suit he'll have for a long time, why not shell out good money for a good suit?  We have finally narrowed down a honeymoon (more to come) and I'm getting really, really excited about it.


All-in-all, I've really been trying to focus on my relationship with Danial.  After my parents' divorce things were hard for me.  Its hard to take and deal with when you are planning on getting married.  It really forced me to deal with tough relationship stuff and I'm glad we got it out of the way.  Danial and I have had tons to talk about for wedding planning, how we want to raise our future babies (Danial has started talking about it openly now).  We are on the same page about life's most important things and that feels really really good. 
Our life isn't grand, but it is wonderful; it is ours.
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