basket, book and pen

i purchased our flower girl basket, guestbook and pen the other day at hobby lobby. they have some pretty wedding items there! luckily, i was able to find the three in matching styles. i just *love* them! aren’t they cute??

39 days to go

wow. is the wedding really just a little more than a month away?? joe and i spent about an hour and a half in linens n things yesterday registering for household items. joe thinks we registered for too much. i don’t think you can over-register. he says the only things he can remember are towels, towels and towels. hehe.

we scheduled our marriage blessing at the synagogue. it will be aug. 25. i’m excited. i need to find something to wear. this is a good excuse to go shopping. the next day are our bachlor/bachelorette parties. joe’s sister is planning mine, so i know it’ll be a blast. i can’t wait. that next morning we have to be up early to head to atlanta for an event at joe’s school.

we have something scheduled for every weekend from now until the wedding. at least we’ll have a whole week to ourselves afterward!! we’re hoping that since tennessee only requires four counseling sessions for the marriage license discount that the cantor will let us out a week early. that would give us a sunday to do our yard sale. we need to clean our apartment, and our storage unit, out. it would be nice to get down to the smallest storage unit.

our engagement announcement was supposed to run two weeks ago. it didn’t run then, and it didn’t run yesterday. i really hope they get it in before the wedding. i’ve called and emailed the newspaper’s lifestyle department, but haven’t gotten a response. go figure.


i’m bummed. i just found out my sister won’t be able to come to my wedding shower. with a husband and three kids, she has a lot going on this summer, so she won’t have a free weekend until the one before the wedding.


it’ll still be a blast. it just sucks that she won’t be able to be there.

bringing home the bacon

my brother just told me he got a job as a campus safety officer at my alma mater. i laughed for about 10 minutes. we made fun of campus safety officers when i was in college. they were the students who drove around campus giving out tickets, especially to those of us parked at the campus radio station while working at night. we called them vegecops, since it’s an adventist college and we eat vegemeat. my brother’s going to be a vegecop. nice.


i went to a local bridal store to look for a tiara today. while i was there, a girl came out of a dressing room in a wedding dress, smiling widely and looking excited. i realized i missed the rush of wedding dress shopping. but then, i remembered my dress at home, hanging in the closet and protected in its white garment bag, and smiled knowing i already have my dream dress.

our postal service at work

i just re-mailed three invitations that were sent back for additional postage. it seemed a little odd since they were weighed and measured to be sure the postage was correct when they were first mailed. i explained the situation to the post office employee, hoping our theory that these three got spit back out during the sorting process was true.

post office employee: you need 13 more cents.
me: but the others went through just fine.
post office employee: well, you may be getting those back too.
me: they’ve already been received.
post office employee: then maybe the recipient was charged.
me: i think they’d mention if they were charged 13 cents.
post office employee: well, then maybe you lucked out and they just didn’t get caught.
me: you’re telling me that about 100 of these just ‘slipped through the cracks’?
post office employee: i guess so.