Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Saturday: A chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

I can handle that :-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We're Legal!

We received our ABC permit to serve alcohol! YAY!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Last Few Projects!

I am getting my last few projects completed. After a very, very difficult last 4 days of nonstop work, I'm back in my office, only to have tons more work to accomplish. But, I am keeping my spirits high, because I am getting married this weekend! :-)

I pulled all the wedding stuff down from our office into our dining area last night. I then sat at our table and worked on "glittering" some pumpkins. They are a pain in the ass to do, but they look so pretty. I think I am going to put them out on the picnic tables on the porch :-)

Vases of pumpkins for the tables!
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Most of the wedding stuff!
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Glittered pumpkins! :-)
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Getting Close!

I've made my final to do list on a day by day basis..... I cannot believe we are 10 days away!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Makeup Trial

Went and saw Elizabeth last night :-)

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we were going to do my hair too.... but I decided I just want her to do it how she did during my 1st b-pics.... so it will look like this :-)

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Recap!

Great weekend! State Won and we got tons of cool stuff at our "Tailgate Shower"!

I also had a visit with Olga.... the dress looks amazing! She is outstanding, I can't wait to wear it! (want to see pics? email me!

.... Wedding madness has begun to take over our dining room now... it seems to be like a disease spreading throughout our house!

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I worked on our programs, and goodie bags for the hotel rooms on Friday afternoon.... I ran out of orange ribbon so that project is at a halt till I get more....

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Friday, September 18, 2009


I keep getting asked "Are you nervous yet?"

I suppose it's a common question to ask someone who's about to get married. So for all you out there who are wondering "If I am nervous yet?" Yes. and No.

I'm not nervous to marry Jeremy. I know I could never find someone who loves me the way he does. I'll never want to wake up next to anyone else. I'll never see eye to eye on so many different things with any one else. I am not nervous about the weather. If it rains, that will suck- but at least their is a chapel to get married inside of! If it's cold- so what? People do have tvs and people do watch the weather and prepare for what to wear every other day, why is this day different? If it's chilly, bring a jacket! No. I'm not nervous.

I am nervous.... about the Thursday and Friday, before the wedding. I'm nervous about time. Will their be enough to adequately do all the things that are planned to be done. I'm nervous all 425 flowers that arrive on Thursday will be crushed, and look awful. I am nervous that I won't find mini pumpkins in time. I am basically nervous about all the little things that must be done in the few days prior to the wedding! Yes. I am nervous.

Looking Forward....

To the weekend!!!!!!!!

We're headed to Durham this evening to spend the night with Jeremy's Parents. I have my 2nd dress fitting on Saturday, then it's off to the NCSU vs. Gardner Webb football game!!!

Then Sunday is our exciting Tailgate Shower that Jeremy's sister is throwing for us! We can't wait!!!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Next Week and a half....

Are going to be crazy busy..... unfortunately, with lots of work.

Lunch meeting today in Greensboro
NCSU football & dress fitting on Saturday
Bridal Shower on Sunday
Hair trial Monday
Catering Meeting Tuesday
Wednesday-Sunday- annual meeting for work.....

Then the wedding week is here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Failed.....

to mention.....

Sunday was one year since we got engaged! Wow... seems like just yesterday!

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......... 18 days to go!!!

Table Runners... Check!

I picked up the monogrammed pieces of our table runners yesterday! YAY!

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They will look great hanging over the ends of our long tables!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Wedding Gifts.....

Jeremy has been chomping at the bit to give me my wedding gift! So, he decided on Friday night he couldn't wait any longer! He led me through the kitchen into our living room with my eyes closed, so that he could hand me my gift. I opened my eyes to find a box covered in "wrapping paper" he had made. He took bunches of pictures of us and copied them all on to a giant sheet of paper to wrap my gift with! I gingerly opened the gift, so I could save the paper, I opened the unmarked box to find an unmarked leather case. Inside the case was a BEAUTIFUL strand of pearls. I am in love with them!!! He wanted so badly for me to wear them on Saturday to the football game, but I couldn't stomach risking loosing them!!! I will most likely wear them on the big day!
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After he gave them to me, I thought, what the hell, I will go ahead and give him his gift too! I brought down a patterned baggie with my b-pic album inside. He opened it up, and flipped through those pages 100 times!!! When he got to the end, and saw the picture of Stewie.... he about died!!! I have never seen him laugh so hard!
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***If you don't remember, we (I!) won stewie during our e-pic shoot at the fair.... he will be randomly making appearances throughout our photo shoots!***

Weekend Recap

I got a bit done on Friday... but not much the rest of the weekend!

I left work, picked up our pumpkin! and dropped off our table runners to be monogrammed!
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Bought our chardonnay from Trader Joes!
Found these awesome little buckets to put 4 bottles of champagne on our head tables! (and caramel apple lollipops for the kids!)
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and.... stamped all the little candy bags with the 4-H logo.... get it? We're getting married at a 4-H camp.... and our last name will be Horton??? :-)
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner Attire....

Let me start by saying, I had NO intention of buying something new to wear for our rehearsal.... it's going to be a casual dinner of BBQ and Chicken with all the fixin's..... I have plenty of items in my closet appropriate for this type of event.


I just spotted the dress I had wanted my bridesmaids to wear on for 1/2 the price... in orange! How could I not resist!?!?!

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Making Preparations!

On Monday, Jeremy and I tore our house upside down looking for the hardware we bought for our cabinets when we first moved in last summer. We did not find them.... anywhere! I bought new ones :-(

However, this included going through our attic, which meant we had to move all the wedding stuff down into the office. Kinda a blessing in disguise. I realized how unorganized all the wedding stuff was. Well, last night I realized that with so much stuff going to different places at camp... I better get it together, or we'd be running from place to place all day Friday before the wedding, instead of actually getting stuff done! So.... I got some of our old moving boxes out and started sorting things....

We now have a box for each of the following....

Kids Playroom (kid bags, game, sign for room, crayons)
Bar (napkins, cups, candles, wine bottle opener, guest book)
Ceremony (grapevine, napkins, wreath hangers, program basket-Mel- I am using the orange one you gave me!!)
Lights (long strands of christmas lights for the rec hall posts, extension cords)
Linens (table runners, and "curtains" for porch)
Hotel (ribbon for bm dresses, hotel room labels, goody bags for guest rooms)
Bridal Party Gifts (self explanatory!)
Dessert Table (card holders, table cloths- an old set of Jeremys brown curtains!- table runner, napkin holder)

THEN..... I took on the HORRIBLE (although I didn't expect it to be bad) task of taking all 36 of those IKEA sheets out of their packaging and laying them out over the stairwell. W.O.W N.O.T F.U.N!!!! This probably took an hour and a half alone!

I also unpackaged all of the linen napkins I bought and we washed them. many little things add up so quick! Like taking price tags off of stuff! Quite time consuming!!!

I wrapped 3 crayons together and tied with ribbon for each of the kid bags, they each got 2 glow sticks.... they will also have an activity book, and a small bottle of water and maybe a sucker (they had some really cute pumpkin shape ones at Michaels!)
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Our poor office, post pack up!
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2 last things....

I saw this awesome cake pan at Michaels a couple of weeks ago.... it's a pumpkin cake pan.... it was expensive, so I found me a coupon and went back and got it yesterday! I think I might try it out this weekend!
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I stopped by World Market and bought all our Merlot!!!! 12 bottles for about $65! :-)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Booze? Check!

We got our beer ordered on Sunday from the Carolina Brewing Company! 1/4 keg of IPA and 1/4 keg of Pale Ale!

I ordered Funf 5 Riesling today, and will get the rest of the wine soon!!
Still to buy: World Market Merlot and Trader Joes Chardonnay :-)
Yay, the last few big things are getting done!!!

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Not with the wedding! Life in general....

I have made the decision to apply to Graduate Schools next fall. NC State will be offering a Parks and Rec masters totally online next fall. I am also making considerations for my undergrad home... UNCG.

Some other changes may be in the works for Jeremy and I, I'll fill you in on those if they happen!

:-) Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Game Time!!!

Headed out to Raleigh for the weekend, and we'll kick off our long Labor Day weekend with the NCSU home opener vs. South Carolina!

GO Pack!

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Only one wedding related event this weekend.... Dress fitting with Olga on Saturday! :-)

OH AND..........


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Table Runners & Dance Floor Lights

I got my giant roll of fabric out last night and had Jeremy help me unroll it out on the sidewalk in front of our house. It was 16 yards long- the length of 3 house lots on our street! This picture is awful, but I took it late... We had to fold it in 1/3rds so that I could get 3 equal width pieces to make our table runners!
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We also received our lights to hang over the dance floor! Hopefully, it will look something like this!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Photo Cards

I was so ANTI these things.... bc really who cares, right? But... after getting an email for "free" postcards from vistaprint, and seeing how everyone is uploading pictures from the girls weekend a month ago to shutterfly.... I envisioned this actually working! So in about 2.4 minuetes I created them, and paid for them..... nothing special, but here they are!

They will be placed at every other seat at the reception (I only got 100 for "free")

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and by "free" I mean.... they charge you to upload your own image, they charge you for color on each side..... whatever, they were still much cheaper than our invitation postcards (but not nearly as nice!).... after creating them, and paying for them I realized, I should have used our oh so cute "post card" image that is on all our invites.... oh well, too late!

.... hmmm maybe I'll do giant size postcards (printed by me) for our programs?