Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just because

So...This is going to sappy so get your tissues ready!

I've known since day one with Double J that he is a great guy and absolutely not like most men. He is kind, sensitive, funny, caring, smart, loving..and many more things that I won't bother you with at this point. I secretly told my friends after dating him only 2 weeks that he would be the man I would marry. I've dated enough jerks to know that I wasn't going to let this guy go.

Last night..he got home from work...we ate dinner, cleaned up (he helped), then we chilled on the couch and watched a movie (my choice) and after that..we went to bed. I know this sounds like a typical night to some of you (those of you without children). I got into bed...and just looked at him and realized how lucky I am that he loves me just as much as I love him.

I just watched a video on you tube of two otters floating around the water holding hands and when the one otter started floating away...the other otter swam up to her and grabbed her hand and pulled her in close, I couldn't help but think that I could picture double J and I floating around a pool holding hands just like those two otters and if I ever start floating away, he will be there to pull me back in!

Love you Double J!

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Honeymoon!

I know that with just under 7 months to go until the big day, I'm probably a little silly to be excited about the honeymoon-but the eternal planner in me has been searching and researching honeymoon destinations for a while now.

If we had an unlimited budget we would have chosen Turtle Island in Fiji...It's this magical place where the movie The Blue Lagoon was filmed, all inclusive super exotic, just plain amazing island that I long to visit. At just over two grand a day, it was slightly (ok HUGE-ly) out of our reach.

After much internet time logged-we decided on the Breezes Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Many reasons can be listed for why we chose this, but the one that is on the top of the list
-All Inclusive (including drinks!)

It's actually one hell of a deal. We will be there Sunday-Sunday and with flight and the all inclusive-ness of the resort, it was affordable for us.

We booked it last night and ended up getting a free room upgrade because they were running a special (I think it helped that we are coming on our honeymoon)

All we have to do is get our passports, get hitched and pack a swimsuit and we will be ready to go!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Save the Dates!

My mom told me it was too early to send out my save the date cards (it's the first weekend of March right now..and my wedding is the first weekend of October- 7 months from now!)- I kindly reminded her that it is never really too early to send out save the dates!

Double J and I knew that we wanted our save the dates to be magnets...partly because we liked them, but mostly because they are practical! Plus..who doesn't want a pic of us on their fridge!

After scouring the internet for literally MINUTES...I found Totally Magnets-every sort of magnet you can imagine. The part that I liked the most is that I could design my own save the date magnet. If you aren't inclined to do that...they do have ones that you simply insert your photo into. Krista at totally magnets was great....I called her with questions and she was on the ball. They send you a digital print of your design before they go to press just to doubly make sure you are happy with the product. They were pretty in-expensive if I do say so myself. 150 magnets + shipping was only about $130.00-sweet.

I sent out a bunch yesterday- not all of them - still waiting on Double J to get me some addresses!

Hope you like!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I really wanted Double J to wear a snazzy suit for the wedding...he was not into it-at all. So we decided on the traditional tux-minus the bow tie.

A local place, Nelson's, had a February special-Ring Bearer & Groom's tux free, and free shoes for the entire wedding party. So, last week, I went to Nelson's and picked out great tux's for the wedding. They ended up being Ralph Lauren ones. We also decided on the regular windsor tie.

My dress is not crazy formal so I didn't think the tux's should be.

They even had ties to match my bridesmaids dresses.

All in all...30 minutes...and I was done.

Check that puppy off the list.