Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'm Starting To Look Forward To This...

So when I think about my "Wedding Day" lately, I get all stressed and frustrated and I often wonder if I would even enjoy myself on my wedding day. Or would I be running around like a chicken with my head cut off? But last weekend, my parents came down and them, and Matt and I went to this huge bridal fair in Colorado Springs. They had over 50 vendors from all over Colorado Springs, photographers, DJ's, cakes (free samples of cake by the way hehe), and florists. So our goal was to cross off a few things, especially the DJ and photographer. And I know some of these people are already taking weddings for 2010. So it's all a matter of getting them reserved and ready to go. So anyways, we come out of this place with a bag full of misc brochures and papers. Matt and I sat down that night over the dinner table and laid them all out by category, and then looked at each one of them, price, what we get etc.

We narrowed it down to one photographer and one DJ. We really liked the way the DJ talked to us, and he was just a super nice guy. And at the end of the wedding, at no charge they would burn us a CD of all the music that was played that night at our wedding. Really cool. So I got him reserved! Yay, crossed that off the list!

And then tonight Matt and I went to our meeting with the photographer. And I tell you what I could not have asked for a more perfect guy. Everything I ever dreamed of on my wedding day. This guy could make happen. He was outgoing, funny and had a really good eye for capturing the moment. We toured his studio, and for a wedding gift he is giving us a free engagement photo session. I can't wait to go do that. Matt and I have never had our pictures professionally taken. So it will be really nice to get these pictures. So he wanted to know if we could do pictures before guests start arriving.

And I'm kind of old fashion and I always thought I wouldn't want Matt to see me before I walk down the isle. But when I thought about it, we wouldn't have much time for pictures and the wedding will be in the evening and the pictures might not be so great. So he said what he does is he has the bride and groom meet at a special place like Garden Of The Gods, or something and the groom faces one way and the bride comes up and taps on his shoulder and he turns around, and he can actually capture that moment on camera. Just the two of us, no one around. What a cool thought. So I agreed to that. We got to talking about other things. Matt really likes the trees and sculptures in the grave yard. Especially in the fall, what a moment to capture my white dress with some of those red red leaves. So we got to talking about Matt's grandparents being buried there, and the photographer, Charlie, thought it would be cool to incorporate a picture of us holding hands or something over Matt's grandparents headstone. Just to let them know that we are thinking of them on this super special day in our life. And I said "No way I'd start crying!!" And Charlie said "I probably would too!" But it's something to think about. Lots of things to discuss with this man. But I just wanted to share some of the progress we had made on our journey to the alter.

Another cool thing, I looked up the meaning of the sunflower. And it means longevity and loyalty. What a good wedding flower :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lisa? Are You Still Alive?

Yes, yes I am. Sorry for the lack of updates. Seems like I just haven't had any energy. And to tell you the truth I can't stop googling Hawaii. Matt and I have decided we are going to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon. I get the beaches, the ocean the palm trees and Matt gets Pearl Harbor and lava, couldn't get any better.

The part that makes me laugh the most is, Matt has never seen the ocean. So now he gets to fly over it for 9hours, be completly surrounded by it for a few days, and see it out our hotel balcony every hour of the day. Oh I can't wait. It is going to be the best trip ever. We've been watching things on TV, about the best places to eat in Hawaii, the best places to visit. We have it all planned out with Lava tours, waterfall tours, and time to rest on the beach. This well deserved vacation after planning this wedding!

It should be a fun trip, wish you all could come! Aloha!

Other than that not much else is going on. Took one of my dogs to the vet cause he was limping. Come to find out he needs a surgery on his leg that will cost $1000. And it will take a year for him to recover! (My little greyhound). Then about a week ago, my big boss from Nebraska flew into check on us. And she wanted us to stay late Thursday night. And she brought us wine!! I was buzzed at work with my boss, it was the craziest thing ever.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Let's Talk Babies

What's it like to be a mother? To know someone else's life depends solely on everything you do for it? Every thing I say, do, or want to be gets raised into the personality of my children. I look at myself everyday and relize I am becoming more and more like my mother. It's not a bad thing, but I often think about my children when they are 26 years old, out on their own and looking in the mirror thinking the same thing. Would they be happy with the person I raised them to be? Would they be happy with their childhood and not have any regrets. Would it be an honor to them to be more and more like me everyday?

I often think about my childhood. And I miss the time with my family. I wish I would have known the time I had with them was so short, and before I knew it I would be out on my own and not be able to see them everyday. We take that time we have with them for granite. I want so bad to cherish every moment with my children. I hope I can recreate every little memory I had in my childhood for my children.

But it's funny to think. What will our children look like? Will they be right or left handed, will they like sports or be a rockhound like daddy? Well if we want to get scienfic we can. According to genetics, me having green eyes and Matt having blue eyes, we have a 50% chance of green eyed children, 50% chance of blue eyed children, and a 0% chance of brown eyes. And they will probably have dark blonde hair.

So this is how lame I am. I went to where you can take a picture of you and your partner and it makes a baby. Ignore the cheesy backgrounds etc. But the kids are pretty cute Ha...



They all have Matt's lips, hehe. This was fun.

Friday, January 09, 2009

How Ironic...

Tonight Matt and I had dinner at Perkins. And after our dinner we went up to the front to pay. While we were waiting for someone to come to the register Matt went to the little vending machines. He put in a quarter in two seperate machines and got this...

I find it a little weird that we would get a ring, and a ball and chain. Haha. We had a good laugh about it.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ohhh.... I Need A Vacation!

Sorry for the lake of updates. Seems like the days and weeks go by so quickly. I barely get a minute at home. Why does it seem like we spend so much time at work? I swear, I sit at work and watch the minutes tick by and I wonder why am I here? I want to be at home with Matt. I want to be out hiking, biking and enjoying my life not sitting here making money for someone else. But what can you do? In times like this it's impossible to NOT work. I guess I should be lucky I have a job and a roof over my head. I just wish sometimes I could just take a vacation for like 2 weeks and do nothing but sit on the beach and drink cosmopolitans while watching the waves of the ocean. All I would have to worry about is the sun going down.

Matt and I have been talking about our honeymoon. We can't decide where we want to go. I think we've narrowed it down to Hawaii, Italy, or a cruise. But we will see what funds will be available at that time. :) Hey anywhere with cosmopolitans and sunshine is fine with me.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

What a cute little girl...

I was going through some pictures to put together a memory board for my wedding. So I thought I'd share a couple of the pictures.