Sunday, June 28, 2009

Updating my progress

Here was my list of things to accomplish in 1001 days. It never made it to 101 but I got a solid 35 out. To update a few items:

6. Grow my relaxer out and cut off my hair. I cut most of the relaxer out when I got my hair cut last week and I am not putting another in, ever!

9. Become an ESL teacher. I completed mi clase de espanol with a B+ and I am taking the tests this fall so that I can start the career switcher program in February 2010.

11. Wear makeup more often. Now that my hair is shorter I have begun to put on more makeup.

17. Take pictures more often. I have been taking more pictures and purchased more rechargable batteries so I am always Kodak moment ready!

35. Increase my veggie and fruit consumption. I have been eating more salads and I going to the grocery store today to buy fruits and veggies.

If you are working on some goals, how are you progressing?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sharing a few more wedding pictures

For anybody who happens to read my lil blog who hasn't seen them on FB....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

To do list- The newlywed edition

Now that the vows have been exchanged, cake has been cut, and the honeymoon has been enjoyed (check out the view from our suite)....

It is time to get to work on some things. Here is my to do list for the next few weeks:

1. Finish writing all thank you notes and figure out who the heck gave us the Foreman Grill?!
2. Find a home for the gifts that I wrote all the notes for.
3. Cut my hair. I am seriously considering the cut that Tia Mowry has. And I gotta cut out this relaxer. I am going natural!!!

4. Get my oil changed
5. Scrapbook the last 2 years of our relationship so that I can be ready to scrapbook the wedding and honeymoon.
6. Run a wedding announcement in the local paper whenever we get the pro pics back.
7. Plan the next trip :-)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wedding lessons learned

I'm back and I'm a Mrs! The ceremony was beautiful. The reception was fun. I learned a few things that I will take into my future work as a wedding coordinator (something I have always wanted to to). I have a few things that I wished we would have done differently. I kinda wish we had hired a different wedding coordinator. She did do her job and she pulled the day together but... I don't feel like we were really heard during the whole planning process. So, my advice to anyone who is still in the planning process:

1. If you hire a coordinator, pick someone who respects your budget no matter what it is.

2. Be really detailed with what your vision is for each element of your wedding. Make sure that the person who is in charge of the day has a thorough understanding of that vision.

3. Things will go wrong. Don't sweat it. The morning of the wedding I woke up to a text from my hair and makeup person saying instead of her arriving at 8:00 she would be there at 12:00. I didn't freak out. I just called the necessary people and readjusted the day.

4. If you make a bridal survival kit, like I did, (it contained tissue, stain wipes, chapstick,band-aids, mints, etc), make sure someone actually brings it along. I had four bridesmaids who each had a kit and no one actually brought it to the wedding. And we needed it, several times.

5. Dance all night, don't let you new hubby get pulled away too much, and try to eat more than just the one bite of cake.

I feel a little strange now that this big event is behind me. What's next? Back to work for this week, then off to our one week honeymoon, my 27th birthday, moving to a bigger house soon (within one year hopefully), and just enjoying being married.