May 27, 2008

We are finally back! Wow, it feels like we haven't been in our apartment in ages.. probably because we haven't. The past few weeks have been pretty packed full with hoping between San Fran, the west side of Michigan and Maine. All in all though I would have to say that we got a fair amount accomplished. We got an apartment, landed an adorable ring bearer and got to see family. Now it is time to step back into real life, unfortunately, which means packing and cleaning pretty much non stop. I can't believe that in about 3 weeks we will be moving across the country. It definitely has all been coming real lately. I put in my final shift this weekend at my current job (I am jumping for joy while saying this). and D only has about 3 more shifts left for his (another yay!)

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I had found some amazing b.m. dresses a couple of weeks ago. Bad news was that they were out of them online and in most stores. Oh well at least we still have plenty of time to find some different ones. J. Crew is definitely the top contender right now. I want dresses that my b.m.'s will love and as most brides today, I want them to be able to wear them again. It isn't really a tall order but it is definitely at the front of my mind which is why J.Crew is coming out in the lead.

Here are some of my favorites right now. (all of these would be in navy)
J. Crew

I love the idea of doing navy dresses with kelly green heels but I also want to include flip flops for the ceremony considering it will most likely either be on sand. ( Plus then they can use them at the end of the night for sore feet!)

May 23, 2008

I apologize for being MIA these last couple of weeks. As I said in my last post, d and i were in San Fran last week looking at apartments and from there we had one day to relax and then we headed right back out to Maine.We figured out on Wednesday that in the last 8 days we have slept in 7 different places...

Good news is, we found an apartment! It was one of the lowest priced that we had looked at and also had the location we liked the most with the most amenities. We move in June 24th so now we are just busy packing up and visiting with everyone before we leave.

On a wedding note, I had found bm dresses but have recently realized the aren't offering the color I had wanted online. Once we get back home I am going to try and track them down in stores in the area. Hopefully they will have all of the sizes i need. If not, we will just have to keep on looking.

Sorry for such a short post, I promise I will start posting more regularly when I get back home. Have a great holiday weekend!

May 10, 2008

Emgagement Pictures!

D and I had our engagement pictures taken this past Thursday! We couldn't have asked for better weather or photographer, Amy was amazing and I definitely encourage you to stop by her website or blog to check her out. I will post some of the pictures as soon as I get them but until then there is a teaser post over at Amy Carroll's Blog so check it out!

We are both so excited that everything can finally start moving forward! Once we get the pictures back we will be able to decide on which image we want for our save the dates!

I am heading back to Holland tomorrow for Mother's Day and then on Monday D and I are heading to San Fran to check our apartments, Hopefully by Thursday we will have put down a down payment on something so wish us luck!

May 4, 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. I am officially done with my undergrad degree and have been enjoying my free time lately. Last week D and I headed back to Holland to scope out some ceremony locations. We have three top contenders and now it all comes down to 1.) availability and 2.) Price. Our top 3 locations (in no particular order)

Camp Blodgett

Camp Geneva

(image is from another wedding taking place on the beach there)

Ventura Pines

While in Holland we also went downtown and got to experience the tulips before all of the tourists got there. Thankfully all of the vendor stands were already up so D and I were able to get our yearly "greasy goodness" lunch of corn dogs(for me), onion rings, and grilled sausage (for D). Later that night I also got a caramel apple which was amazing! It wasn't the best time for the yearly meal seeing as engagement pictures are coming up on Thursday but oh well, it was too good to pass up :)

After downtown we headed to the beach

our date :)

Next week I have to head home once again to get my hair cut and nails done for our pictures on Thursday. I also need to find some new jeans but unfortunately the place I usually go to at home was out of the style and size I needed in 7's. Now I have to head to royal oak to find them :(

Have a great Sunday!!