Sunday, November 29, 2009

Favors and Dressings

This was a weekend full of wedding tasks. Everything from decorations, to extra invites, to clothing issues, ribbons, food, music and gifts! We've been incredibly busy, but tonight we have found ourselves cuddled on the sofa watching Star Trek just to relax!
We started part of the wedding favors today. Complete with our favorite candies. :) This is just a preview, but there are more delicious favors to come!
THEN! I succeeded with creating homemade Caesar salad dressing! I never thought of what's actually IN the dressing, it's kinda disgusting to think of! Luckily, it ended up being quite tasty. :) I'm very proud of myself for creating such a thing!
Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Jason's working 12 hour shifts this week. Mitchi and Kevin are preparing for the baby. Baby Eveline Rose is doing well, Mitchi's at 29 weeks, but the babies heart beat is a little faster than the doctor's want it to be. Thanks for all the prayers thus far! We love and appreciate you all!

Friday, November 27, 2009

And so it continues...

The other night Jason and I were in the mood for Chicken Ceasar Salad. They gave it to us with a heart shaped chicken! awwww And we had a dinner and movie night. That was the most relaxing night we've had together in a while. Most of the other nights have been busy with either school, work, wedding preparation, or family stuff. Don't get me wrong, it's been great, it's just nice to relax too!

Jason has been busy busy busy at work lately. They're preparing for an inspection this upcoming week. He'll be working 12 hour days next week! He's been taking on many extra responsibilities... most of which he shouldn't actually be doing, but I just keep telling him to take it as a compliment since they obviously know he'll do a really good job at whatever it is! :) Lately, he's been reading quite a bit. Mostly space and rocket books. Along with that, he's been working at memorizing bible verses with our college plus group leader. I'm fascinated by how fast he remembers things! Jason and I have also been teaching Sunday School for the 4th-6th graders! We're going through Genesis which Jason really enjoys teaching about!

This Wednesday was my last day before track break! The boys were surprisingly tame. I played Toy Story for them as a treat. My first evalutation was that day as well. I recieved good grades! :) The vice principal really likes me. So now I'm on break til January 4th! HORRAY!!! I'm so happy! Although, I will be at school 6 times during break to do some extra tutoring for some extra money! When I haven't been at work I'm trying to finish up my masters. Only 3 classes to go! Our thesis is due in 2 weeks, but once that's done, it should be smooth sailing! Other than that, it's just been taking care of family and helping Kevin out with teaching Youth Group for the time being!

This Thanksgiving weekend was very enjoyable! Yummy food and more family for Jason to meet. He was taken by surprise by my crazy Auntie Jo, but he loves it! hehe We took the opportunity of Black Friday to get our furniture set! We are very proud of our finding! It's made out of Cherry wood, we got a bed, nightstand, 2 dressers and a mirror! It was a door buster sale! Then we hung out at the Bellagio with Auntie Jo and Uncle TC and the Rents. The gardens there change about every month and the fountains never get old. It's really the only place on the strip I actually enjoy taking people to!

Since I have time off, LOTS of wedding planning will be getting done in the upcoming weeks! Tomorrow it's ring shopping and flower decisions! :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Let the final countdown being! One month?

Wedding update... well, there's a lot that has happened! 2 weeks ago was the bridal shower. By far, it was the best ever! hehe But really, I was so appreciative of all the church ladies who came and my close friends and family that were there. We had a lot of fun. There was a nacho fountain, yes you read right, a nacho fountain! We played a few games that were actually quite amusing. Among the support and love of family and friends, we have begun to receive the presents! yay! Things to start our house with! It's all so very exciting! Have I mentioned how awesome my bride'smaids have been? They're fantastic people to have around! What would I do without them?

This past weekend was surprisingly VERY eventful. Jason returned from Indiana, we hadn't seen each other for 10 days, but his trip was very productive. He even got a very nice compliment from one of his higher up bosses! I am very proud of him! He does his job quite well! He came home Saturday, the night where Mitchi, my brother Kevin's wife, went into the hospital. Quick recap, she has a miraculous pregnancy, and her water broke at 27 weeks. So we were in the hospital this weekend watching out for her. (She and baby Eveline are doing quite well, she's just on bed rest til the baby comes) Sunday we went to the air show. Jason educated me on all the jet and planes! It was incredible watching some of them fly up there! My favorites are still the bige airplanes, and the older one from the world wars!

Last night, we drove downtown to the Marriage Licensing place to apply for our marriage license of course! After driving around downtown and being somewhat lost... we finally found the place, stood in line, and showed someone our id. Simple, and well, DONE!

The reason for the month early license was because... wait for it, wait for it, we applied for Base Housing today! horray!!!! We had two choices. The house that we went to is an older house on base, that will be demolished in Aug or Sept. of 2010. So we'll move into it for the first months of our marriage and then they'll move us into the NEW base housing which is REALLY nice! We're both so excited! Although, now that I think about it, it's a little sad that our first house together will be destroyed!!!

That's pretty much it for now! More to come in the upcoming MONTH! Can you believe it's one month? Bizzare. The big details are out of the way! Now to start on the smaller details and initiating backup plans! Pray for us, and Kevin and Mitchi!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


40 days to go! Weird. Time is flying by like crazy! The big things to do are out of the way. Mainly... the invites. This was one of the to do items that I really was looking forward to doing. Being able to design something special like this just makes me relaxed. Even
though I'm a total perfectionist when I get on my photoshop program, it still lets me relax and enjoy what I'm doing. I know you may have been thinking... there are so many pictures in this invite! WELL, it was hard to choose an engagement picture to use, so we used our favorite three! I also wanted there to be some consistency to it all, so that's what you get! So anyway, that's one big thing that's out of the way!

A project I've been working on during the wedding planning is a lovely wedding planning book! I've been putting pictures, ideas, lists, and other items that pertain to the wedding in this book. Tobi helped me to the cover. One part that I JUST started is for the RSVPs! I think it's pretty cool! When I look at my book, it makes me happy! So make sure you send in your RSVP so I can add it to my collage.

Wednesday is flower and centerpiece decision day! We're going to have orange flowers! The dark orange! It'll go great with the dark purple and fern colored dresses! I'm getting more and more excited about the wedding as time goes on! Surprisingly, I'm starting to really enjoy the planning a little more now too.

When Jason comes home we're headed downtown to get our marriage license. Then we get to apply for a house on the Nellis Air Force base! It's really convenient for us both since, well, he works there and my school is about 3 miles away! So yay! That's all the update I have for now. Kinda boring this time, but whatever! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

6 Months!

Yes! It is true! Today marks the 6 month of our first date! I bet you didn't know our first date was on Cinco de Mayo.. or what I like to call Cinco de Gato (It's Dobby's birthday too!) Jason left for Indiana for an Air Force drill and is going to be gone till the 15th! Lots more wedding planning will be done nonetheless! Here's some fun pictures we took last night while we were in a weird mood. hehe

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Halloween, Jason and I picked out a huge pumpkin from the lovely pumpkin patch by my house. It only cost $10!!! This is why Jason and I are awesome, becuase we have so much fun together. As dorky as that sounds... but really, it's true. We headed over to Kevin and Mitchi's to share in our pumpkin carving extravaganza. Amazed at how huge the pumpkin was, Kevin offered to help with no questions ask. So here's what we ended up with!

Wedding plans are progressing nicely! It should turn out to be a very fun and fine day! :)