Archive for May, 2007

Productive Memorial weekend

Posted 30 May 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category wedding whatnots

Good thing I had a long weekend – I needed all three days! Although my actual “completed” list isn’t all that long, I did get two big things finished – my first dress fitting (Louise is THE BOMB), and also – the invites are ready to go out! the fiance’s mom and I sat at her dining room table all day Monday and addressed all of them. I had assembled most of them prior to Monday, while watching TV or whatever – and it still took us a good 4-6 hours to wrap everything up. We lost our sanity a couple times, ate a lot of french food and desserts from Patrick’s, but all in all – got everything completed! I took one of the invites to the post office one final time to be sure we only needed a 41 cent stamp, and according to the machine – we’re all set. I’ll be putting them in the mail on Friday – so – keep your eyes peeled!

A week from tomorrow the fiance and I, along with his parents (and his brother who’s flying in from NYC) are headed to Seattle for his sister’s graduation from graduate school. Yay! It’ll be nice to get away from Minneapolis for a while, although I doubt it’ll be a vacation from wedding planning. I don’t think my brain will allow it.

As far as the rest of my life is concerned – work is lame. My computer’s been a jerk for about 4 days and I’m FINALLY getting a new one tomorrow. Then I can start working again. :) The fiance is starting a new job after we get back from Seattle, and we’ve decided to hold off on house shopping until after the wedding so we can not be distracted with other things, and we’ll have our finances (and brains) in order.

That’s all for now!


Posted 17 May 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, wedding whatnots

I just spent a whole 10 minutes reading a blog I started in 2000. It’s only got a little over 20 entries, but it brought back some lovely memories of college. If you want, you can read it here. I actually said something along the lines of “I’ll never quit working at Urban Retreat” because of the free monthly massages. Little did I know that I’d be working at Capella and one of my old spa bosses would be bartending at my local favorite dive bar because of the crooked bankruptcy claims he and his partner filed. Muah-ah-ah! I’m glad everyone got out of there.

The fiance also finally found a photo album full of pictures from the first years of our relationship that were pretty fun to look at. I can’t wait to get this slideshow together. Or, actually…I can, because it will be a lot of work.

Bridesmaid dresses came and they’re VERY cute…I’ve just about got the accommodations/directions cards completed and ready for the printer, and other wedding details are coming along well.

We’re going to a friend’s wedding this weekend. I’m going to be taking notes. :) My first alterations appointment is a week from Saturday, and I have to find my “undergarments” before then. Yikes. Nothing more that I’d like to do this weekend than go corset shopping. Sounds like fun.

94 days and counting.

Posted 08 May 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category wedding whatnots

So, let’s see. I would talk about wedding stuff first but since I just got back from my orthodontist appointment I’ll talk about that.

My front teeth are loose. Like, wiggle-when-I-touch-them loose. They took the wire off today so they could replace the bands, and while I was brushing my teeth I had the sensation that one of the brackets was loose. So I poked it with my finger and was convinced the bracket was loose, until I realized it was my whole tooth moving, not just the bracket. The doc says “they’re within the normal range of mobility” with braces, but I have to get an xray “just to be sure” the root hasn’t shortened at all. I am like, scared crap-less that I’m going to lose one or both of my teeth. I’m sure I’m just over-reacting, but that’s my greatest nightmare. Not to mention I’m getting married in three months! If shit hits the fan and I need work done on my teeth, when will it get done?!

Okay, panic attack is done. (for now)

Back to wedding related news…we found a flower girl dress for Malaysia on Saturday (a steal at Macy’s for $23!), the invitations are in, and the bridesmaid dresses should be at my desk by this afternoon! I also got my veil $14 at an ebay store, and have my practice hair appointment scheduled. The fiance and I are going to need to pick out wedding bands this month, and the invites need to be assembled and mailed in 4 weeks! Still, busy busy busy! We also picked out the tuxes on Saturday, and have yet to agree on a tie color for the boys. Two weekends ago we had the tasting at Crowne Plaza, and I am so excited to eat that dinner! Everything was just FABULOUS. (The vegetarian meal was exceptional…not your average vege type dinner. I would even recommend it for meat eaters!)