Monday, October 4, 2010


There are six days until our wedding.
That is 141 hours and 23 minutes.
8483 minutes
508980 seconds

Yes, I am freaking out.

There is so much to do.
I want everything to be perfect.

I am sitting at work, drowning in paperwork, yet all I can think about is the wedding...
There isn't much I can do from work. I did call this morning and cancel my bouquet. Instead, I will be getting flowers from Pike's Place Market. Originally I ordered the bouquet because I was worried that I wouldn't have a good selection of flowers this time of year. Well, we went to Pike's Place on Saturday and they still have a beautiful selection of flowers. We will go again on Friday or Saturday and get flowers to make my bouquet. It will be gorgeous.

Family will start arriving this week. Sara's sister, Sadie, and her boyfriend, Derek, will arrive first - on Wednesday. They will be put to work immediately. :-) My Mom, Grandma, and at least one Uncle will be arriving on Friday. Sara's Uncle Jim, his wife (Melia), and Cameron, and her Aunt Lucille will arrive on Friday as well. I'm not sure if my Aunt Annie's family and Aunt Alice's family will arrive on Saturday or Sunday. I'm not sure when my sister, Michele, is arriving either. I think that's all of the out of town people. They all have places to stay, and though I love them all dearly, I'm glad none of them are staying at our house. They will probably be glad that they're not staying at our house. :-) If I'm this crazy six days before the wedding, what will I be like two days before the wedding??? Yikes! I can't even think about that.

Though I am freaking out, things are coming together. We did some shopping in Seattle this past weekend and got a lot accomplished. We do still have some loose ends to finish up, but it will all get done. I think that most of our big projects are complete. Everything left seems to be little details.

Gretchen came over yesterday and did some cleaning. That was immensely helpful. With all of the things we've had to do, our housework has taken a significant hit.

I have to leave to pick up Logan for lunch in about 30 minutes. That's enough time to do some notes before I go...

It's possible that this will be my last post until the wedding, but we'll see...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crunch time!

I cannot believe it.
There are 17 days until our wedding!!!!!!

How are we going to plan everything? accomplish everything? pay for everything?

We have accomplished a lot, but it does still feel like there is so much left to do. We have made so many lists. BUT ... we are crossing things off of our list, so that's a good thing!

Good news ... we have made 1000 cranes!!!

Last weekend we had some good friends come over and help us get some of our decorations ready. Keisha, Kristi, Gretchen, and Erika worked diligently tying ribbons, stringing cranes, and stamping! They were SUCH a HUGE help! I look at the amount of time they helped us, and am not quite sure how Sara and I would have done that stuff on our own!

We met yesterday with the wedding officiant. She has some wonderful ideas. She was able to set our minds at ease - which is a very good thing! She is going to work on the ceremony particulars and get back to us. We can't wait to see what she comes up with. We were also able to take another look at Cascade Gardens! We hadn't been since February, so it was nice to see things in bloom and green. It is going to be a beautiful fall wedding!

This Sunday we will be meeting with the photographer to discuss the particulars of the wedding and what we want photographed.

We are hoping for another productive weekend. We have several projects lined up. The projects we are doing now are fun, so that's exciting.

Tonight is the Bridal Shower. I'm a bit bummed because it's going to be all Sara's friends because mine are all busy, but that's okay. It will still be fun!! I need to go in with a positive attitude!!! It's a Pampered Chef party, so that will be fun. I'm not entirely sure what all to expect, but it will be fun. We are so grateful to Erika for throwing the Bridal Shower. :-)

Time to do some real work (at work)...

I will try to update a bit more frequently, but if I don't it's because I'm busy doing stuff and not able to write about it. :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

five weekends left

There are FIVE weekends left before our wedding ...

41 days.

226 cranes.

Though I have not been posting reguarly there is still A LOT going on! IN fact, I'm not posting because there is so much going on. Every spare moment is spent planning, scheduling, and preparing. There is so much to do. We find that we are lacking two important things - time and money!

Every time we turn around there is something else that requires money! UGH! We are doing things a little at a time and know that we will figure it all out.

We bought my dress yesterday and it should be delivered by the 8th of September. Sara is working hard to pick out her outfit. We picked out Logan's outfit, and we know what color the flowergirl is going to wear (purple).

There are so many details left to plan. We have so many lists around the house. Our thoughts are consumed by thoughts of the wedding. It's great. We talk about the wedding several times per day.

Our goal is to finish the cranes by next weekend... We will keep you posted. :-) :-)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Check one off the list!

Our invitations are done!
We are mailing the rest out within the next day or so, but we are all done making them. That is a huge relief!
I do still have fear that I forgot to invite someone, and I will hurt someone's feeling unintentionally, but I just can't please everyone.
We have already been getting RSVP's back. Hooray! We did get one back of someone that said they couldn't come, but it's someone we didn't think would come anyway (family from far away). I consider it a success that they sent the RSVP back. :-) It's the little things that matter most.
And...this is sister-in-law-to-be has ALREADY sent her RSVP back. I knew that she was coming to the wedding, but honestly I never expected to get the RSVP back. She is not the best at promptness...BUT she responded to this. Hooray!

**** On another We still haven't heard anything. :-( We will post as soon as we hear something!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Halfway there!

Ever wondered what 520 cranes looked like? Well, your wait is over!

We have been working and working and working and are currently at 520 cranes!!!

(And, as I'm writing this Sara is making more, so we're now at 522. :-) )

Friday, August 6, 2010

An apology is due...

Well.... though we have never complained directly to the person, and she doesn't have enough computer knowledge to even find our website, we feel we still owe Ms. Kathy Hobbs an apology. We still do not know if she is coming to the wedding, but she has redeemed herself. She has acknowedged the wedding.

Sara's car, our main car, is desperately in need of a set of tires. We were told today that the cables are showing and it's not safe to drive it on the freeway. That creates a bit of a problem since we are due to go to the Oregon Coast in eight days! Sara and I were brainstorming...and Sara had an idea (all on her own). She called up her Dad and asked if he would sign up for a 90 days same-as-cash program so that we could get a new set of tires. Mr. Hobbs said that he didn't think that would be a problem, but he would need to talk it over with Kathy. An hour later Sara received a phone call...from Ms. Kathy Hobbs. The first thing Kathy said was, "I hear you are asking your father for money." Sara immediately became defensive and hid her tail between her legs and tried to reason her way out of it. She explained that she had every intention of paying every dime back. After Sara was done squirming, Kathy explained that she had intended to get us a freezer for our wedding, but she would be willing to get us a set of brand new tires if we wanted them. Sara immediately said yes, to which Kathy asked if Sara would like to talk to me about it. Sara was quick to let her Mom know that she did not need to talk it over because she was pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem with it. That day, Kathy put a check in the mail.

While we certainly appreciate the gift - our first wedding gift - it is the sentiment behind it that means more. For Kathy Hobbs to acknowledge that her daughter is marrying another woman was a huge step in a good direction.

I am sure this saga will continue up until the date of the wedding...and beyond. Most people have acknowledged the wedding invitations, but not Kathy. It's okay though because the acknowledgement of the wedding is there. We are happy.