Sunday, February 14, 2010

This Week...

Disneyland - So last Saturday I took eight 14 year old girls to Disneyland to celebrate my daughter's 15th birthday - apparently she is the oldest of all her friends :)  We were so amazingly blessed as it did not rain once in the entire 11 hours we were there!  And yet, at home, all the parents were telling me how it was pouring showers just 20 minutes away from D-land.  We were really watched over by the Lord that day and had a great time.  It wasn't too packed either so we barely had to wait in lines over 10 minutes or so.

Birthday Dinner - Tuesday night me, Mr Fix It, my mom, my daughter, her dad and his mom all took Little Miss out to dinner for her official 15th birthday.  So much fun to just celebrate my little girl turning into a little woman.  Afterwards, me and Mr Fix It went back to my place and listened to a message on finances and investing given by the pastor who is marrying us in preparation for our next pre-marital counseling meeting.  Only two more to go!

DJ Planning Meeting - Last Friday I had such a fabulous 2 1/2 hour meeting with my two DJ's, Pete and Justin.  Justin is a serious music officianado and I am so excited about what the two of them are going to do at our big event in just two months!  We finalized our time line of events for the ceremony and reception and I shared me and Mr Fix It's idea for what we want to do with the grand entrance.  Pete and Justin had some great input and ideas to fine tune everything.  Then I showed them the beginning of the video that I am surprising our guests with at the ceremony just before I walk down the aisle.  They both laughed and said it is their favorite part of the wedding so far.  :)  Justin is also excited to get to see our strolling magician at the cocktail hour.

Photog Planning Meeting - This past Friday I met with my talented photographer, Robert Mullins to finalize the schedule for the wedding day since we want to be sure to get all of our pictures done before the wedding ceremony.  Robert is amazing in that he puts up with my anal controlling need to share all kinds of photos with him that I save off of blogs to give him an idea of the style I am looking for on our big day.  I hope he doesn't think I am over-directing him.  :)

Wedding gifts - We got our very first gift purchased off of one of our three wedding registries last Monday!  And it was one of the more expensive items, too - our knife set.  It's a 20 piece set of kitchen knives and steak knives that sits in a very cool modern black block.  Can't wait to see who bought it for us!  Yes, I stalk my registries online to see if anything was bought!

RSVP's - The invitation responses continue to roll in daily.  It's so fun to rush home and check the mailbox to see who has returned their reply.  So far, everyone that has responded has said they're coming, except for my grandparents who live too far away and cannot travel and their daughter (and her son) who will be on a missions trip during our wedding :(


Bicoastal Bride said...

It sounds like things are really coming together for you! And I’m so happy it didn’t rain at Disneyland! I can’t wait to head there for my bachelorette party when I’m in Cali during March/April. :)

very married said...

aww! i LOVE disneyland! it's joke in our family that it really is the happiest place on earth and you HAVE to smile when you walk through the gates. the "smiles" we make are hilarious!

buhdoop said...

You get some gold stars for handling eight 14 year olds at Disneyland (or anywhere).

Looks like you had an exciting week :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh, things are really progressing nicely! Have a wonderful weekend with your family - February must be super packed because of the birthdays and so fun!

Gaynor said...

Yippee, Disneyland, the best place to spend your birthday! Despite it being my 28th, I went to Epcot in Florida for my birthday in December as Disney were letting people in free on their birthday in 2009!

Otherwise sounds like things are super busy for you guys too, we have a meeting with our minister to finalise the service this week, im trying on my dress for the first time and hopefully can buy the rest of my accessories and jewellery!

Mrs T said...

Sounds like it's all coming together. So lucky you live so close to Disneyland! That blows my mind.

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