Our "Save The Date"

I really just wanted to check it off the list, as quickly as possible. Which is how it became an email rather than snail mail… but I have to say, how it turned out is far better than what I imagined.

While my Dad was taking pics of us for the “Save the Date”, he was also filming us (which we didn’t realize!), so when he nonchalantly showed us the film we were surprised and thought “this would be so much easier/cheaper to send out!” haha I’m a bit of a frugal fanny.

I love it so much, and I love that we’ll have it forever. Take a peak…. 🙂

https://vimeo.com/79054481

Thanks, Dad! You’re the best.

Sleepy

I’ve been wanting to update this little blog of mine for the last couple weeks and every time I sit down to do so, I’m instantly overwhelmed by all the things I want to write about. Naturally, this interrupts my interest in writing anything and I typically travel over to people.com or Facebook – this is what I do when procrastinating in any facet of my life. But tonight I’m taking a stand and posting!

Do I talk about how happy I am with the people I have in my life? Because I am. I have great friends and am reminded by this every time I get together with the girls! Do I mention that George and I have decided to move in with my parents to save money for a house? Because we are, and I’m so excited about this! The idea of us having our own home is thrilling to me. I’m also very happy to be moving closer to all those girlfriends I mentioned a minute ago. Or maybe I should talk about the wedding plans we’ve been making? Because they are fully underway and progressing fairly well. We’ve chosen a band – big step! And many of the smaller details are coming together, giving me the chance to really see what this day will be like for us.

Wait, I know what I should talk about… it’s 11:30 pm and my alarm will be going off at 6 am. I should be talking about NOTHING. I should be sleeping.

Goodnight 🙂

Just because I love this pic 🙂 

A Love Letter (Sort Of).

Dear Geo,

Before I say anything else, let me just list out a few of the reasons why I love you.

1. For finding and bringing home a dirty glass bottle because you knew I’d like it.
2. For going to Boston Market and knowing that their corn is my favorite.
3. For being open to a, let’s pack up our bags and move, adventure.
4. For agreeing to a pricey wedding band because I love them.
5. For loving ice cream as much as me.

These are just a few reasons why I’m so excited to marry you.

But something I don’t love and I’m not sure I’ll ever understand is this:

It’s a good thing you’re so cute.

It Does the Body GOOOOD.

There is nothing like vacation, nothing at all. Half the fun is the build up to it, having something to look forward to and knowing that you’ll soon have a reprieve from the daily frustrations/monotony of life. I don’t consider myself a very high maintenance person but one thing I truly need in my life is vacation. When I first met Geo, he was pretty much the opposite. However, I’m happy to say that I think he’s come around to my way of living 🙂 We really treasure our escapes and that’s why pictures are so important!

Here are some from Mexico that I’ve been meaning to post:

I love these top three photos because I’m never this excited about going home but this time we had such exciting news to share with our friends and family (our engagement!) that you can tell I was happy 🙂

                           

Mexico was amazing for many reasons but our family trip to Maine last week was also a great time.

First ice cream trip of the week (with many more to follow…), with the roof off. Who brought the cool kids? 

Our wedding venue offers wifi in their canoes… do I need to say more?

G’s first time looking at where we’ll be married! It was so beautiful and such a nice touch to our already lovely week. The food was delish and the DYI tour was fun too 🙂 

Liv fell asleep in the sun, so naturally her family members came to the rescue.

On a side note, Geo and I moved our mattress into the living room a couple weeks ago so that my sisters could sleep over and we’d all be in one room together (minus Geo), however the bf and I have gotten a little too comfy with it being right in front of the tv…

PS. Yesterday we ended our night by doing the NYT crossword puzzle together, it was silly and dorky and such a great way to end the day 🙂

Grooving

Ever feel like your brain is just twirling and swirling and there’s no end in sight? That is how I feel this week. There are so many loose ends in every facet of my life that need to be reeled in and sorted out.

Here are some of the issues at hand…
1. We spent much of our 4th of July weekend with Geo’s family and it was the first time we saw many of his family members post our engagement, so there was lots of wedding excitement going on. Which was great and so much fun to talk about, however I had kind of stopped thinking about wedding planning (I mean it’s over a year away, I’ve got ages to sort it out, right?), but after talking about it with them I started to think of ALL the things that need to get done, one of them being figure out the music. 
How are we going to get everyone off there butts, on their feet and GROOVING?! 
Since we aren’t serving alcohol at our wedding, we need to have killer music! We’ve started to put a playlist together but I’d love to hear if any readers (if there are any!) have song “MUSTS”. Two of our favorites are: 
AND
2. Since our wedding isn’t until October, 2014 we are going to use this year to save and hopefully purchase a house before the big day. I’ve been drawn to coastal towns for a long time and George grew up in one, so needless to say, we are both in love with a coastal town 🙂 Scituate, MA is perfectly us. 
One thing I’m not over-thinking or stressing about is my family vacation to Maine next week. I. CANNOT. WAIT.

Pinterest… I’m officially a Bride.

Being a social media junkie (personally and professionally), I’ve had a Pinterest account for quite some time now but up until, oh about 3 weeks ago, I rarely used it. Oh, have the tides changed. I go on it every night, I’m serious, every night and sometimes during the day too… and what are my searches, you ask?

– weddings
– wedding flowers
– wedding dresses
– wedding colors
– bridesmaids fun
– groomsmen attire

Snapshot of my pins! 

You get the general picture. I’ve become Pinterest obsessed and all I can blame it on is my newest title, “Bride to Be”.

Since I obviously have nothing else on my mind lately (besides getting my company off it’s feet), let’s talk about my wedding ring 🙂

Just typing it literally makes me smile! haha

I’m not a super flashy person (like, at all, I’m at Starbucks right now in gym gear, no makeup, no jewelry and messy hair – oy), and although diamond rings are beautiful, I just always loved the idea of a sapphire ring. So when Geo got down on one knee and presented me with a sapphire ring, I was beyond excited. I was even more excited when I recognized the ring as my Grandmother’s 🙂

My family was very close to my Mom’s parents, Grams and Da, so much that my Da lived with us for a few years before he passed away. My Grams passed away when I was in elementary school but I (and probably my brother, Cullen) have many memories of her and were lucky enough to spend much of our childhood with her. And my grandfather, Da was just an amazing man. Truly a one of a kind gentleman. Before he got sick with Alzheimer’s, I don’t have a single memory of him ever getting angry or frustrated, I’m sure he did but he was always full of happiness and kindness when around us kids. Beyond his kind demeanor, he was also an incredibly devoted and loving husband. Driving my license-free Grams around for their entire marriage, always going out of his way to help her in the kitchen, garden, household duties, and working overtime to purchase her this ring that he knew she loved. He really just wanted to make her happy, and he did whatever he could do to make that happen. My Mom gave Geo this ring, knowing that I’d love it, and I couldn’t be happier. It means so much to me for so many reasons 🙂