Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30th

Tomorrow's the first...which means today was the last day for our guest's to RSVP to the wedding.

The final count is:

86 Yes
16 No
18 Unanswered

The ironic part is that all of the unanswered's are either members of my family, or members of our wedding party. This is the conclusion I have come to. Even if you KNOW that you are going to be in our wedding, please have the decency to RSVP so I don't have to hunt you down and feel *tacky* by asking you v.i.a. email, text, or phone whether or not you're coming to our wedding just so I can sleep at night, or if you are a family member please don't assume that I think you're coming to our wedding because some of our family members actually RSVP'd as No's and well if nothing else...you know what happens when you assume! Ok now that that vent is ova----onto my next dilemma:

Seating Chart or Reception Cards????

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bridal Shower!

Today was my bridal shower thrown by my amazing bridesmaids. I can't thank them enough for all the hard work and effort they put into my shower today. It was amazing, and exactly what I wanted! The shower was a bridal brunch at The Smithville Inn. The brunch was served buffet style in a beautiful room with windows on every wall that allowed you to see out to their garden and lake area. It was a gorgeous view, and we lucked out with sunny summer weather! We played games, had girl talk, ate so much yummy food and opened a ton of presents! My girls and family are the best and truly a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who was at the shower today and to those who sent presents we are very grateful. Here are some pics to share!

Table set up--the small flower pots are the favors, aren't they adorable?!


Me with my rehersal bouquet one of my MOH's made for me!


Prizes for the winners of the games we played!


The best bridesmaids in the world!!!!

Yard Sale!

Just wanted to write a quick blog about my day yesterday. Our development had a yard sale and for us it was VERY successful. Confession: When I turn 50 I so badly want to be a 'driving around on Saturday morning's, carrying change in my fanny pack, picking through other peoples trash to make my treasure yard sale hunter!! We were able to get rid of a lot of baby stuff that was taking up room in our house...only to make room for more stuff that we needed to bring out of storage lol! I was able to spend the entire day outside with my two sons and soon to be sister in law, and thankfully we were having good weather here in jersey!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Tomorrow is my bridal shower...and i'm so excited!

That is all :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Buying local!


So today on my way to have my first dress fitting in Williamstown I passed about 6 fresh fruit stands. I couldn't help but remember all the posts from fellow blogger, Holly, about Jersey fresh blueberries and how delicious they are--not to mention loaded with antioxidants and lets face it I'm determined to eat healthy and drop another 5 or so pounds before my wedding in August. So i stopped at a local produce market and bought fresh blueberries, peaches, bananas, and a watermelon for myself and my family. Can't wait to cut them all up and start making some yummy snacks. Recipes to be posted later!

*Bonus* it feels good to buy local and support our local farmers and their families :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Taking a break from the wedding stuff tonight.

Too much drama in too few days.

I thought weddings were supposed to bring everyone together---not push them apart?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Retail Therapy

I hear pocket's on party dresses is the big trend for summer so of course I went searching for the perfect bridal shower dress...with my MOH in tow of course! After looking for what seemed like forever I was about to give up when she suggested Macy's. Yuppp the store I have a credit card to and NEVER, ever shop at-go figure! Get this it was originally $69.00 and was on sale for $20...NO JOKE! How wonderful is that? Ahhhhh can you say excited??! Here is a sneak peak of my heels to go with it!


No words

I feel like I hit a wall-and there's no one to pick up the pieces of me.

Those who I thought would, are bystanders just watching.

This too shall pass.

It always does....and I always grow stronger.

Monday, June 15, 2009


It hits me as hard as running into a cement wall.

It feels like plummeting 500 feet into freezing cold water.

For a second I can't breathe.

I feel myself falling into the moment.

I try to pull it together before anyone sees.

I can't fall apart.

I'll keep going until the next time this happens-get through it-and keep going again.

That's what life is all about right? I'll make it through this.

Give me strength.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

ching ching baby bring it over here

Angel and I turned in our change today that we have been collecting for-E-V-E-R. Obviously we're putting it towards the wedding, cause that's where all of our extra money goes these days! We were surprisingly shocked when all of our money was counted we had a grand total of....

..... $492.oo!!! Yippeeeee! Centerpieces here we come :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Wedding shoes are in...
and you guessed it-just like with everything else
I'm on the fence about them!

Can you blame a girl for always thinking there's something better out there?!


Tonight: Putting the boys to bed early and having some wine with my other half :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

To photo booth or not to photo booth?!

Trying to see if we can fit one of these into our budget!!! Ohhhh can you imagine all the pictures, haha.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ohhhhh mother's guilt how I hate you.

73 days

Wedding shoes...ordered

Reception shoes...bought on Friday and L-O-V-E!

Bridesmaids Shoes...finally decided

Undergarments...found crynolin need bra top

First fitting...scheduled

Count so far: 36 yes 5 no

P.s. I am trying really hard to keep all of my RSVP's in the same place...and if you know me, you know what a feat that is!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I'm tired of being exhausted allllll the time. . .

...when do I get a break?