Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sweet Summertime!

I am pretty sure wayy too much has happened since my last blog update! Let's see how blogging from the iPhone works out for me today!

First off, HAPPY SUMMER!!! I, for one, have been enjoying my summer to the fullest - so who really cares if I have to work on Saturdays?! :(

I've been relaxing at the pool on my days off which is very nice! The one good thing about having Thursday's off is that The pool is usually completely empty!! I usually try to squeeze in some Mandy/Shai time on Thursday's as well and always have to stop by my mom's house to see my baby nephew Tyler!! Matt and I took him to out pool - Tyler's first time- last Sunday and he l-o-v-e LOVED it!!

We have been spending our time with friends and family and of course working. Matt has had his busiest summer yet and can't seem to stay caught up! We had a great time at Matt's parents 4th of July party and his parents allowed my niece and I to pass out candy on the back of their golf cart doing the parade in their neighborhood! Of course Shai had a blast!!

My summer has been consumed with all things wedding, and not just for my own!! My great friend, Kelli is getting married in three short days so we have had bridal showers and bachelorette parties! All of which were a blast!! Matt's brother, Mike, is also getting married on July 30th and we went to a beautiful couples shower for him and his fiancé!

We've continued with the planning of our wedding as well which is most exciting of all!!! We found our cake baker. She is A-MAZING!! Her name is Anita Kline and she works out of her home. We heard of her by word of mouth, several of our friends hired her to make their cakes as well an suggested we at least go to a cake tasting at her house. Soo we went. Not only are her cakes amazing, she is the nicest woman on the planet! We are absolutely thrilled to be worthy with her and are that much more excited about our big day!

Another piece of exciting news, you say? Wedding dress! It is purchased and hanging up at the Dickson's house! I tried it on for Matt's sister, cousin, and his younger brother's girlfriend and I'll try it on for anyone else who asks! :) oh, I also took my friend Chelsea over an showed her as well since she had never seen it!! I am still so in love with it and can hardly stand to wait nine and a half more months to wear it for real!!!

Next on our fun-filled agenda will be to register for gifts (I have a new love: Crate & Barrel), seriously that store is amazing. Who knew they had furniture? Anyone want to buy me a new couch?! After that we really need to buckle down and start searching for DJ's and florists (still dreading this) and finally, we have our engagement pictures on August 15th! I assume someone from our venue will be getting in contact at some point to discuss food tastings though I haven't heard from anyone yet. Is it weird that this makes me nervous? Also, I need opinions on taking Matthew o the florist appointments or not. Would you force your fiancé to go? Who knows, he might actually want to go!!


  1. YAY, you finally updated your blog!

    I'm excited that your e-pics are coming up soon! Do you have an outfit (or outfits) picked out?!

    As for food tastings, just call your venue...sometimes they have set dates where a bunch of clients come at the same time and sometimes they schedule private and ask!

    For your florist appointment, I wouldn't make Matt go unless he wants to contribute to what type of flowers you'll be having. Nick would have been bored to tears going with! Ask your MOH to go if you don't want to go alone :)

  2. Yey! Such exciting stuff! The dress was BEAUTIFUL by the way, but I think I told you that :) Hehe. I say leave Matthew out of the flowers ;) its just another "idea" and it might confuse you. Whatever you pick is going to be great! Anyways, I sorta recommend you just go in and say these are the colors, this is the "feeling" I want, and this is my budget, make me something awesome :) That let's them be the expert and takes the stress off of you. Who cares what types of flowers there are, as long as it looks beautiful over all? Just my opinion :) Yey...can't wait!!!

  3. Yay for a new post!!!!

    About the florist... Justin did not go to any florists but maybe Matt will. I went by myself to most of them and I think my mom might have went to one with me. You MUST talk to Flowers on Orchard Lane.... they are amazing, wonderful and couldnt be any better in my opinion. I was so thrilled with our flowers and they looked even better than I expected them to!

    If you want any flowers ideas I LOVE FLOWERS! =) and im on bedrest so I have plenty of time to look up ideas haha.