Friday, March 27, 2009

Current Happenings

Lately I've been packing (sort of) and getting ready to move into our CONDO. We get our key this Sunday and officially start moving in next week. YAY!

Tonight is my bachelorette party and tomorrow is a shower and some girlfriends are staying with me, then Sunday Doug and I have our final marriage class with both sets of parents, brunch, the "key-receiving" ceremony, and then I am baptizing Doug that night at the Village. Busy? Yeah, a little. But I'm so excited about everything!!!!! Bring it on!

I will post pics of everything soon.

Until then, have a great Friday. I'm zooming out of here today at noon. :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Last night I visited to a AACWP Chapter Meeting (basically that's an organization for wedding coordinators) (Shout out to Staci Freeman.) It was at the Orion Room in the dirty south, A.K.A. Oak Cliff.

Interestingly, the topic was "Blogging for Your Business" which made me want to pat myself on the back for being more ahead of the game than I realized.

More later about why I was at this meeting in the first place, but that's another post for another time.

It also made me realize the importance of giving shout outs to the people I've been using as vendors in my wedding, so here are my SHOUT OUTS! I found out about all of these just from friends who knew friends who knew ..... so I'll spread the love!

Dress: Lulu's Boutique in Uptown
Venues: Heritage Chapel First Baptist Dallas / The Women's Museum at Fair Park
Caterer: Jim Lee Events
Invitations: Kayla Barker (She's AMAZING folks!)
Cake: Delicious Cakes
Photography: Captured by Shan Renee Ingram
Coordinator: Staci Freeman @ Stardust Celebrations

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sharp Dressed Man

I was contemplating a change on my blog for awhile, and decided today was the day.

BTW: The new pic was taken by Shan Renee Ingram on a chilly February afternoon at sunset. We had a great time with her and Daniel her husband while they tried out some cool photog tricks. One thing (and I had never heard of this!) we stayed very still while her husband held the camera, and Shan held a remote flash and walked around us in a circle taking the same photo from various points around us. She's then going to put them all together - she called it "painting with light." We also spent a good bit of time at the Dallas World Aquarium, I'm excited to see what they look like with sharks and fish, etc., all around us.

Lately, Doug's been taking the Dart rail up to Richardson where his current client is, then he rides his Razor Scooter the half mile from the train station to his office building. Of course, yesterday it rained, and Doug ended up getting soaked.

He had already worn a hole in his work shoes from riding the scooter each day, and then of course they were ruined in the rain. Not to mention yesterday at work he accidentally ripped a hole in his khakis, which also later got soaked. Lastly, tomorrow night we're having dinner with Doug's granddad in Houston at a restaurant that requires a coat. ....all that shaped up into the makings of a shopping trip.

I met Doug at the Gap in West Village and he was just SOAKED. It was the salesman's first day on the job and we may have done him in. But we walked away with 2 pairs of trousers, a yellow v-neck sweater and a buttondown with yellow and blue stripes. Then, we walked to Banana Republic in the rain (by now I think we just gave up on even trying to care) and Doug got an awesome new blazer. Then I bought him a gray and white buttondown, and an orange and gray v-neck sweater to go with the pants he got from Gap. I left at that point and went to Home Group, while Doug went by himself to Nordstrom and bought out some Ecco loafers that I found online earlier that day. So proud. All that to say, if you see someone walking down the street in Dallas looking supa fly - it's Doug.

And on that note: watch this ZZ Top music video. They just don't make music videos like this anymore. And the 80's hair.... it's hilarious.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Savage and Serene

Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This pretty accurately describes my life right now. Sometimes easy going and laid-back, and some days anything but. Amy B. and I have summed it up into one word: anticipation.

I am anticipating the move to our condo, all the travel we have coming up in the next 3 weekends, and of course the WEDDING!

Amy is leaving for Qatar for the summer soon after the wedding - so we are packing up our little home. Which may or may not be a huge mess if you are to come visit.

Doug created this awhile back and it's fun to watch the seconds tick away: