two years today with a super cool guy
he works so hard for us to have a wonderful life and future
he always makes sure I’m happy
here are the things that made 23 great (small & large) and cheers to 24!
1. graduating college
2. danny coming home safe from deployment
3. bringing annabel into our family
4. getting engaged
5. getting a new job
6. buying a new car
7. moving in with danny
8. starting project life
9. using pinterest like crazy for wedding planning
10. decorating the whole house for christmas
11. crafts – project life, blankets and mini books
12. seafood pasta – crab meat, angel hair pasta, butter, garlic powder and sea salt
13. my new canon printer
14. Gillian Flynn’s novels
15. printable wall art
16. dunkin donuts coffee & of course their donuts
17. curly hair + mark anthony curl booster
18. discovering and exploring my new local library + ebooks from there
19. a beautiful mess app
20. various girls nights
21. $1 bins at craft stores
22. choosing a hall for the wedding reception
23. lots of family time
I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before.
I have a wedding planning book that my mom got me that I am using and will keep forever
but I also wanted to document the process somehow.
So of course I went with a mini book!
I covered the chip board covers with scrap book paper
and used a label to name the book.
The rings I have are way too big (I need to up my supplies).
I went back to put all the events in order.
So the first page has photos of Danny and I from the day of.
And then some photos of the ring.
The ‘magic’ is a rubber stamp and the arrow is a decorative chip board piece.
I added the stamps – which were the fist purchase for the wedding – and journaling about them.
I’m really excited to continue this book. I have a few more ideas to catch up on.
I think this is a great thing that I can show my children and look back on years from now.
Just as a reminder my idea for mini-books comes from Elise Blaha Cripe
Danny and I will be getting married on October 31, 2015. So, yes, I know it’s early to be doing all this planning. But I really, really wanted to make sure we found something that was open on Halloween. Danny will be gone for a few months this year so I really wanted to get this done before he left. So we went and looked at a hall and it just so happens that I absolutely loved it! The price was right as well and so were all the options, assistance and extras provided to us.
This first photo is what you would first see when you walk in.
If we decide to have our ceremony here (which I highly doubt), this will be where we would stand.
This is another view from the entrance.
That window is where the bridal party table will be.
That is the bar. The wooden doors on the left side of it also open.
The woman wrote ‘heavy drinkers’ on her notes for our reception. HA!
This is another view of where the bridal party table would be.
At first I was thinking that we would only have Danny and I at it, but it’s such
a beautiful window and a large space that I may have everyone sit with us.
And that is looking out of the entrance.
And my mother photo-bombing.
We have our choice of table cloth covers and napkins.
And they are not strict on decorations.
I think this is a great decision and that we won’t have any complaints. (hopefully).
I don’t know if I want to say that it’s a relief because it’s not like it’s the last minute,
but I’m so happy that this part is out of the way and that the date I really wanted is set.
Danny is the best and is spoiling me with the decision making.
This is becoming real. This is awesome.
These are just some goals and/or plans for the rest of the year. I’m never one to make resolutions. I always felt that if you wanted to change something about yourself then why wait until a certain day?-just do it! But I’m one of those people who love to plan ahead so I figured it would be fun to make a list of things I would like to do. (I won’t beat myself up if they don’t happen though).
make a large dent in my school loans
plan an awesome two year anniversary celebration with Danny
plan our wedding – book the hall!
read … a lot!
finish the house
try new crafts
work my One Little Word goal into my life and crafts
visit Danny when he is away training for the Marine Corps
take more photos
focus on my health – start running again once it is warmer out
start up a new journal
take Annabel on more walks
Another year done – I can’t believe it.
For someone who has a bit of Triskaidekaphobia (the fear of the number 13) 2013 was actually a really good year for me.
Danny made it home safe after his deployment
(we made it through our first deployment)
I graduated from college with my Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology
We got a sweet little puppy – Annabel
I bought a new car
Started my “big girl” job as a data analysis for an airline
Moved in with Danny and out of my parents’ house
Danny and I got engaged!!!
Enjoying the snow with Annabel.
Marine Corps Ball
First Christmas Eve and Christmas morning spent with Danny.
I’m so looking forward to seeing what the next year will bring and
all the new memories we will make as a little family together.
So I have been doing a lot of browsing on Pinterest for wedding stuff.
We’re so far out that I’m just focusing on getting ideas and finding companies I may want to use.
So I found Wedding Paper Divas
I love the different fonts and layouts they have.
I’m definitely leaning to cards for our save the dates.
So far these are my favorites.
But we’ll have to see what kind of photography we have before actually choosing.
I love getting ideas – I may have too many.
*not my photos