Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Now that's we're in 2008, our wedding seems right around the corner!

How was your NYE? We went up to Baltimore to pick up Alex and left Tessa with Ian's parents. This was quite an ordeal, as his parents have never had a dog and have 2 cats in the house (Tessa thinks they are her toys and likes chasing them). It took us forever to go through the instructions of "if she does this - then do this", and so on.

We finally headed over to Jeremy and Kim's to celebrate Jeremy's 27th birthday and bring in the New Year. I also met Geoff - A Mental Fracture, Jamie - What Would Jamie Do and Ryan - Thoughts of Brick (let me know if I'm leaving someone off - and I THINK these are the correct blogs). I was very excited to learn that a couple of them read my blog sometimes. YAY! Leave me comments you guys!They are fellow bloggers who are friends with Kim. They are quite hilarious! The party was a lot of fun and I wish we would've gotten there earlier! We aren't the biggest NYE people so it was fun to hang out with people since normally we just sit around. Here are some photos from the evening:

Jeremy was wasted and I am sad to say I didn't get a photo of him attempting to breakdance!
This is Kim wiping her butt after she spilled her beer all over herself and it soaked into her butt. As you can see - this is the ideal party outfit because you can't even tell!

After the ball dropped:

Me, Alex and Ian (who kept blocking my face with that thingie)

No - I was not close to being drunk - just really a little too excited to be playing with their dogs ha.
Ian with Emily

We are doing another batch of STDs tomorrow or this weekend and then they'll all be sent out at once. I decided it is better to send them all at once so that people don't get them at different times. Here is the pile thus far:

I also was getting a little overwhelmed with all of the research so decided to hand over to my mom the research for flowers, cakes, shuttle buses for the bridal party and hotel guests (by the way, if you are planning on taking this bus, PLEASE let me know so I know how large of a bus to get!), and lighting. Ian also volunteered (okay maybe I told him I'd call off the entire thing if he didn't help me) to call and interview a couple DJs so that we can get that part done. I went to Bed Bath & Beyond and registered for a lot more stuff, as well as adding more to our Macy's registry.

Through all of this madness I have realized that although I once thought that I had a major bride gene, I'm learning that I don't really like it that much. Rather, I dislike the booking-the-vendors part. I don't like interviewing and making all the phone calls and emailing. But I do like organizing things once we decide and planning the fun things!

As I look ahead to 2008, it's easy for me to get overwhelmed. I am waiting for law school admission decisions, deciding on a law school, getting married, looking for new houses wherever we end up, quitting my job, moving, and starting law school. I've come up with a few resolutions to try to keep this year as fun, joyous, and sane as possible:

  • Try to remember that whatever law school I'm meant to be at will fall into place. It's a new adventure to go back to school and the rest of the details will fall into place.

  • No wedding is perfect. It's easy to get caught up in the consumeristic view of a wedding. When it comes down to it, it's one day. We can have a beautiful wedding without stressing about things that don't matter in the long run. What I really look forward to is what comes after - my life returning to normal, and being with Ian through all the adventures.

  • Moving is a clean start. What a fantastic way to start our first year of marriage - to start out in a (possibly new) area and buy our first place together.

And here are some small things:

  • Send out notes to friends more often. Getting real mail is so fun and exciting and I'm very lucky to have so many people around me - but I want to be better about the little things and letting them know how awesome they are.

  • Cooking a more extravagent meal with Ian once per week. This idea started because my Dad got me a subscription to bon appetit for Christmas. My dad is a fantastic cook and I think growing up watching he and my mom cooking has given me a true interest.

I'm coming up with more along the way so I'll add them as I come up with them. Share your thoughts - do you have any new year's resolutions?

If you can't tell - things are slow at work today which explains my LONG post:)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you guys had fun! I'm convinced that nobody had a good time.

    Oh and one correction... Smack Factor was NOT there (she lives in NYC). You actually met the following people:

    Jamie (
    Geoff (
    Ryan (

    I think that was everyone...?


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