Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ONE WEEK!!!!!!!!!

Rhode Island HERE I COME!!

Honeymoon Hotel Booked!

So I just got off the phone with the Inn at Thorn Hill in Jackson New Hampshire, where Kyle and I will be spending our Honeymoon! We are going up for 4 nights after our wedding to ski and cuddle by the fireplace (we have one in our room!) Attitash Ski resort is 10 min away and next door is a really cute lake for ice skating and sleigh rides. We wanted to go somewhere wintery since snow pretty much doesn't exist

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

They grow up so fast don't they

This was taken on Sept 1st 2008

And this was taken this morning , barely three months later

They got so big really quick huh? More to cuddle with (and more to be a pain in the ass haha)

Monday, November 24, 2008

60 Days, and Jobs

There are only 60 days left until I get married. And between that there is Thanksgiving (this week oh my) and Christmas! And I go home to Little Rhody in 8 days!!!! I can't wait for that. I am going home for 6 days and in that time I am meeting with

the florist

the pastor

the organist

the baker

...the candlestick maker...haha just kidding!

But seriously it is going to be a packed couple of days. I still don't have shoes to wear so I want to go shoe shopping during that time as well. There is a huge shoe wearhouse in the boston-metro area around 1.5 hours away from my RI house so I am thinking about going there as well.

I also need to find another suitcase to bring home with me for the bridal shower gifts. YAY my bridal shower is next week!!!!!!!!.

So about my job, it's been going well so far. I have officially been working for Scripps Health for 3 months, and it's been O.K. I am working as a medical surgical nurse, which basically is just a way for me to collect a pay check. Dont get me wrong I like to learn and I like the people I work with, I just never wanted to work with this patient population. I wanted to be in a more critical area of nursing, and I think I want to work with newborns and neonates. So I have decided to stay at my current job for the next year (while kyle is deployed) so with my next job I will have I year of experiance and no longer will be labeled as a "new grad." From then I think I want to go to a Labor and Delivery Floor, or possibly a NICU. Over the last couple of months I have decided that I think

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

DIY Photo Frame Card Box

Last night I made the card box for the wedding. You can get directions for it on Heather's Blog Road to the aisle. I think it came out pretty good. This Saturday Kyle and I are taking one of our friends, Jess, to Balboa Park to take some pictures for the card box and for our signature matte. The after that we're going to see TWILIGHT!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!

So right now in the pictures the photo frames are the generic flower pot that came in the frames when I bought them at Michaels. I still need to get a lazy susan for the bottom of it so it can rotate.

Next task is ordering the favor boxes so I can add the message inside. The guests are getting boxes filled with purple and silver Hershey Kisses. On the bottom I'm going to put a little message like "a box full of kisses from the Mr. & Mrs." very cute, and just a little cheesy....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What the F....?

I have two days off from work so I have decided to be productive and make my aisle runner monogram. My church doesn't allow the use of the aisle runner for liability reasons so I am thinking of using it as a sign for our table or for the cake table. Or for the buffet line, but i'm not sure I want 180 some odd pairs of feet walking on it.

Today I designed the monogram, printed it and traced in onto the aisle runner I purchased weeks ago from joanne's fabrics. I am finally done painting the purple F.

UPDATE** I finished it!! Here it is!!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A nose in need.....

I have a cold......bah!

I woke up this morning without the ability to breath out of the right side of my face, I hate feeling sick.

I don't think I am that sick enough to call out of work, but if I get any worse I might call out tomorrow. Right now I think the affrin nasal spray and halls i'm sucking down are helping....slightly.

I went to the post office today to mail out the invitations. People should start recieving them by the end of the week. Next two DIY projects are the sign for the cake table and the signs for some of the bridesmaids gifts. I want to finish the sign by

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sweet Sweet Acomplishment

That right there, is 110 cut, scored, embossed, glued, folded, sealed, and stamped invitations!
What an amazing feeling to have them almost done!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Day Trip to Julian California

So today kyle and I drove up north to Julian CA for lunch and to check out the town. It was about 1 10min drive up north so we left early in the morning to get there around 9:30 10:00. It was really nice to spend the day together because usually we are working so much that we rarely get to spend the day together. We both wanted to take advantage of this weekend we both had off.

The town itself is really small and quaint. It has like one main road with a general store and a few shops. The town hall is reminisant of a one room school house and the entire town is nesteled in the mountainside, very postcard old New England, made me miss home.

So I guess Julian is famous for its apples, everything is apple themed there. So we made sure to get some apple pie, apple cider, and we bought some apple butter to take home! All in all it was a really nice day, we had lunch, went to a local winery and did some wine tasting, then did a hike on one of their nature preserves near their apple orchards.

Julian Cafe, where we had lunch, and the BEST APPLE PIE EVER!

Caramel Apples we had to stare at while waiting for a table, what a tease....


Where we went on our hike, sound kind of ominious huh?

View of the apple orchards from the top of the hill

Me! (with my eyes closed...oh well)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Come Fly with me....

Last night Kyle and I bought our plane tickets to go home for our wedding in January. I am soo excited I can't even stand it. In a little less than three months we will be married!

Only 27 days left until I go home to visit!! I haven't been home since I moved in June. (which is a while considering I have never been away from home for that long) Don't get me wrong, I love living in SD, but I miss RI too, I want to go home and hug my family! and see my old buddies! 27 Days!!!!

I am excited because one of my old friends from High School (and the best man at our wedding) will be in town the same time as me! I was a little concerned about going home so early in December because I know most people will go home over Christmas, only this year I can't take a lot of time off because I am saving all of my vacation time for my wedding. So it will be nice to have someone to hang out with

This is our answer america!

"If anyone has doubts, tonight is your answer"

So we have a new president! Barack Obama! Our nations first African American President, a voice of change.

I couldn't be happier. We made history on Tuesday, thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

I was also really pleased with John McCain's speech that night, you know, both candidates really did a good job with this campaign. Too bad one of them chose a complete dingbat as their running mate, better luck next time Republicans!

Kyle and I watched the election coverage together, I made black bean and corn quesadillas and worked on invitations while we were watching MSNBC. We are hoping to have them done by's hoping!

Yesterday I went to the post office to buy the postage for the invites. $120.00 later I walked out

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am glued to MSNBC, I can't do anything else.

I am waiting to crack open a beer and toast our next president.

Barack Obama.

Like my mother told me this's time for a breath of fresh air to travel through this country....

GO OBAMA!!!!!!!

Bridal Necklace

Here is the Necklace I bought yesterday to wear at the wedding, kind of a weird pic I know but I wanted to show how it falls on my neck, beautiful no?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Long Week

Yeah so I haven't had time to post because work has been RIDICULOUS and all of my free time has been spent on the invitations. I am excited to say that they are actually kind of close to done.

My next project is the Aisle Runner for the cake table and the DIY painted letters. I need to think about what I want to do with my hair as well as decide on a centerpiece floral arrangement.

I am going to post pics of my invitation