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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday....

....To my wonderful future husband!! We had an AWESOME weekend... Friday night we went to dinner with a bunch of our friends, yesterday we went to the Fantasy of Lights with one of my nieces and this morning we are lounging around after a delicious breakfast (does it matter if Matthew is the one who made us breakfast on his birthday??)!!!!!!

I have to say this has been one of the best weekends ever! Check out some of our pics!

The group at Benihana 



Our favorite display at Fantasy of Lights

Shai Pie enjoying a toasted marshmallow

Shai telling Santa she wants real Alvum (Alvin) & the Chipmunks for Christmas
He said he'd see what he could do ;)


One week till Christmas!!! :) :) :)


Thursday, December 15, 2011

10 Days Until Christmas...

...and SURPRISE!  I'm not done shopping!! :) I'm never done until Christmas Eve!! I finally figured out what I'm getting my Secret Santa for the Dickson family exchange and I'm pretty darn excited about it. We finally put up our Christmas tree and I have to say it looks pretty cute. I didn't think I wanted to do a Christmas tree this year because our living room is small and awkwardly set up so there's not a good space for a Christmas tree. We ultimately decided we couldn't do a Christmas without a tree so we made some space and put it up! I snapped this adorable picture of my baby bug sitting in front of the tree earlier this evening.

Really, how cute is he?!


I also just ordered part of my gift for my bridesmaids and am REALLY excited about it! I wish I could show someone. It's going to be hard keeping it all to myself!!

Happy to report that I've been working on my fitness! And it's a good thing b/c we have a little less than 5 months left until the wedding. I for one am not noticing a difference which definitely DOESN'T help with motivation. Yet, I continue to do it... 3-4 days a week... :)

I'm in the process of scheduling our food tasting which is tentatively set for January 4th! This is something we are really looking forward to. I feel like it will make me feel like the major planning is officially done and it will just be those little things left. OH, and we have a date and place for my friends bridal shower! 

Matthew and I went and ordered  his wedding band on Saturday and I'm OBSESSED with it! It was a preferred customer's weekend at the jewelry store and we walked out with a set of Waterford drinking glasses - for FREE! Matthew's ring was special ordered because of the finish we wanted and we were told it would take about 5 days to get it in. Imagine our surprise when we got a phone call on Tuesday that the ring was in! I rushed over after work to pick it up, super excited to have Matthew try it on as soon as I got home! This really nice guy helped  me out and said that yes, our ring had definitely come in. He goes to the back to get it and take it out of the little plastic bag it's in and........it's not our ring. ;o( so disappointing. Apparently the ring we want had the same SKU as a different ring that's shown online and that's what was sent in place of ours. Definitely a disappointment but we were able to easily get over it considering we weren't even expecting it until the end of the week anyway. I'm hoping for a phone call tomorrow to let us know the one we actually ordered is in! In any case here is a picture of what the ring looks like...
I love it because it's very simple but still very masculine. I'm glad Matthew loves it as much as I do!

So far this planning process has been pretty stress-free and I love that!   


Sunday is my wonderful future hubby's birthday so we're going to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner tomorrow night with some of our friends! Can't wait to have some Benihana in my belly!! I love when Matthew's birthday rolls around because we get to  be the same age again for about 25 days! ;)

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Why haven't I blogged in what seems like forever?! Probably because I don't have much to report on! We're getting in the swing of the holiday's and I must say I am very excited! Probably not as excited as I'll be next year when we don't have a wedding to pay for ;o) We had a great Thanksgiving and I can't wait to get together with our friends/familiy for Christmas and New Year's too.

I can't believe Matthew and I are getting married in just a little over 5 months! I'm WAYY excited but also getting nervous! I feel like i am going to be worrying about everything in the days leading up to our big day, not to mention worrying about everything on THE day! I guess that's why we have a wedding coordinator... but really, I'll still be worried! I know all the worrying and nerves will be well worth it at the end of the day. I'll be Mrs. Matthew Dickson and not long after we'll be on a plane on our way to St. Lucia (we still need to book our honeymoon)!!

People keep telling me that once all the "big" stuff is out of the way I'll really be bogged down and stressed over the little stuff. Still haven't figured out what they mean by the little stuff! What little stuff?! I guess I'll find out soon enough!!

This weekend while I'm babysitting my handsome nephew I'm on a mission to find SHOES! What girl doesn't love shoe shopping right? Umm... me. When I have NO idea what I want! I mean... I know what I want but I feel like I'm never going to find it! I've been searching online but haven't quite found the shoe. Hmmm.... maybe this is one of those "little" things. Ha.

We're also expecting to hear from the coordinator from our venue this month to schedule a tasting. Super excited about this! Who wouldn't be? I know Matthew is excited too - the emailed us a specialized menu they came up for us and we're having a hard time deciding what we want to try!

My FSIL found the cutest favor ideas on -where else- PINTEREST! Here's what we're thinking about...