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Oh geez.. four weeks left.. in a few days we will be exactly 1 month away from our big day..

Time is going soo fast.  I’m getting excited.. whenever I see him I can’t believe that we’ll be husband and wife soon.. God willing.

We’re starting to look at places to live.. even though that’s really the last thing on my mind.. it doesn’t really hurt to look.. I just want to get the wedding done.. that’s my priority.

My hair is driving me crazy.. its just getting way too long.. it’s usually at this point that I make an appointment for a nice trim and restyling of the layers.. but since I need the hair for my wedding style.. which I’m still not 100% sure of what I want.. I need to keep my hair long..

I anticipate that once the wedding is done I’ll be making an appointment with my stylist and I’ll probably cut my hair considerably..

I was watching the season premier of Bones the other night on the DVR and really liked Bones’ hair cut this season.. what’s her name.. Emily Deschanel.. her hair is really cute this season.. I’m thinking of getting it cut that short!

The wedding is fast approaching.. it makes me start thinking about how much my life is going to change.. God willing.. I’ll be someone’s wife.. I’ll be leaving home.. moving to a new city.. thinking about it makes it a little overwhelming.. but knowing I have such a strong support system in my life.. and all my blessings from God.. I know that I can handle it..

There’s still so much stuff to do in wedding prep.. we’re getting our marriage license on Monday.. that’s a huge step.. it’s all coming together.. I can’t believe how fast the year is going!

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I have to admit.. I’m cheating  a little bit.  I’m actually writing this on Thursday instead of Saturday.. but I’ve set it to post on Saturday.

The thing is.. this weekend is a tad bit too busy for my regular countdown blog entry..

I’ll be working at the Cursillo retreat.. and Joe’s living it up in Vegas at his Bachelor Party..

Five weeks left..

There’s a wierd feeling of apprehension you feel when a countdown reaches “5.”

Our family usually starts our New Year’s countdown at “5.”

When we play hide-n-seek.. we usually start screaming out the countdown when it reaches “5.”

5
4
3
2
1.. blast off!

It just feels like it’s soooooo close now! 

Yet.. there’s still so much to do!

We had a great wedding shower last weekend.. it was amazing.. and fun.. and happy.. and all those great words that people use to describe great events..

This next week we have to get our marriage license..

I have to finish the wedding shower thank you cards..

I have to get my wedding program typed out for my bestie to format..

I have to start making placecards for the wedding attendees I know for sure we won’t be shuffling around in the seating chart..

I have to start thinking of wedding thank you card prototypes..

I have to start putting together the gifts I have to give for those involved in the wedding..

There’s so many other things I have to think of that I don’t remember at the moment..

Then.. I have my Bachelorette party! 

I think I need another week.. or another month..

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. Then I’m a married woman.. it’s still so surreal..

These weeks are counting down at lightning speed.. it’s insane!

Anyway.. this past week was productive.. but at the same time.. it didn’t feel productive.  I got stuff for the wedding shower done.. and we’re ready to party it up this weekend.. it’s gonna good fun with good friends and good bbq.

I’m hoping for some decent weather.. something not too hot.  I don’t want to be burning in the hot sun.. I have to make sure I wear something without sleeves so that I avoid tanlines…

Next week, there are several things I need to take care of.. I need to start working with my hairstylist about the number of people getting their hair done, I need to talk to the people in charge of the church choir, I need to talk to the sound guy at the church, I also need to call about getting some sort of decorative backdrop for our sweetheart table..

I also need to look into the details of my guest book idea..

I need to pick pictures for our wedding photo montage..

I need to start making place cards..

I need to start looking at various “thank you” card prototypes..

I need to work on the little things for my bridesmaids and others involved in the wedding..

All that in 6 weeks..

No one ever said wedding planning was easy.. but I’m sure it will be totally worth it..

So far.. I’m still keeping my cool.. I think.. I can’t promise that I’ll remain this cool.. hahha!

New coworker: So, when’s your wedding?
Me: Next month

Oh my gosh!  We’re totally at the point where we can say “next month.”

Didn’t we just start planning?

Anyway, time is FLYING and we did get a lot done.  This week we are focusing on preparing for our co-ed wedding shower to be held on Saturday.  I got the little centerpiece things done for the benches and all the shower thank-you cards have been done..

We’re in the process of scanning our baby pictures for the photo montage.  I’m a little peeved at the fact that I have to be the one to scan our pictures for the photographer.  I’m just lucky my tech-savvy baby brother has a pretty good photo scanner.  Isn’t this task supposed to be taken care of by the photographer?  I mean.. doesn’t she know that we have a lot to take care of already?  It’s annoying that we have to take the time to not only FIND pictures for the montage.. but scan them.. them mail the CDs off to her with the pictures..

I mean.. maybe it’s a good thing that we are doing it ourselves because we can ensure that we won’t be losing any of our baby pictures in the process of sending them to the photographer to get processed..

But what if a photograph doesn’t scan well.. I don’t have the skills to “photoshop” a photo to make it suitable?

I’m just starting to second guess my choice of photographer..

Did anyone have to do the scanning themselves for their photographer?!

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So.. surprisingly.. we got A LOT done in that little half week between this entry post and the last entry post..

I got my shower thank-you cards done.. and Phase One of “project: table numbers.”

We also settled the wedding day transporation.. bling-bling in a limo!

Joe is getting his barong issue fixed and so I’m trying to remain calm about that… I know it will get done.. but a bridezilla can’t be a bridezilla without the occasional “blow up!”

We got our second set of engagement shots done with my bestie’s sister-in-law and brother-in-law.. we went to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.. and even though they were a little disappointed that they couldn’t shoot where they initially wanted to shoot.. we were still all very happy about how everything turned out.. I can’t wait to get those..

This week’s task consist of going to the Dollar Tree and seeing if I can put together some centerpieces for the shower.. starting on wedding party favors.. Phase Two of “Project: Table Numbers..” and among other things..

Eight weeks = Two months..

Oh.

My.

Goodness.

I had every intention of starting this countdown when we were closer to 9 weeks away.. but time ran away from me.. and now I have to start this darn countdown at 8 1/2. 

Oh well.. what can you do?!

Can you believe that Joe and I are 8 1/2 weeks away from our wedding?!

There is still so much to do.. so many paper crafts I need to take care of for this big event.. it’s insane!

I’m currently working on the wedding shower thank-you cards.. doing those by hand again.. it’s pretty cool.. I love it! 

And Joe’s finalizing things with the Limo service.. so that should be done soon.. but there are so many meetings and discussions we need to have before anything else..

I’m losing my social life..

There are endless decisions we have to make about music, order of events, pictures, people, blah blah blah.. yadda yadda yadda..

We just gotta keep our eye on the prize.. love and marriage..

I’ll try to keep this countdown up to date.. it’ll be fun to look back on this next year and see the madness and appreciate the marriage.. hee hee..

Joe and I recently made our first major purchase together.. a desktop Mac computer.. an iMac!

This purchase has actually helped us a lot because he took it to his house to use since we do not live together yet.  We have been doing a lot of video chatting for the wedding planning.

This is us acting silly and learning all the little features that iChat has for us to offer.

Gotta love technology.. makes a “long-distance relationship” a lot closer!


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