I can't believe it is here!!!

Hi my PW friends!

I have missed you all so much the past week or 2. I have tried to get on and say hi, but so much has been happening. I wanted to give you all an update before this weekend.

FI's aunt came to live with us 1 1/2 weeks ago. She is on oxygen 24-7 and has emphazemia. My mom came down earlier than planned to be here with her while we went up to my grandparent's house last week for my grandma's memorial. The memorial service was beautiful and emotional and I am really glad we were able to make a weekend out of greiving and celebrating my grandma before the wedding this weekend.

Last night we had our rehearsal and it was a lot of fun but a little sad because my grandma wasn't there (I wore her pearls for the rehearsal because I am wearing other family jewelry for the wedding). We had our rehearsal dinner at my cousin's house afterward and it worked out great considering we had 40 people to feed. And I have to say I am really proud of myself for getting it done for $50 under budget (budget was $400). My aunt's boyfriend also made a movie slideshow for us that included our bridal party re-enacting the lunch scene in My Best Friend's Wedding when they sing "I say a little prayer". It was absolutely fabulous. Once I get the DVD I am going to try to get it uploaded to YouTube so I can share.

A few lessons I have learned this week that I wanted to share:

1. Don't put off til tomorrow what you can do today. It really is a true saying. On top of everything else we have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to get everything done (it doesn't help that my mom misplaced our cake servers and we tore apart the house for 1 1/2 hours looking for them).

2. Having the rehearsal & dinner a few days before the wedding was great because it made us get more done so we won't be doing it the night before the wedding.

3. Enjoy spending the time with your family and friends. They are there for you and all the little stuff isn't as important as you think.

Well, I am off to work on our programs and a few other paper items that need to get done for Sunday. Tomorrow is pampering at the nail salon with 11 of my closest friends and relatives, dinner with my dad's fam, and relaxing at the hotel with my 2 MOHs before the craziness that will be Sunday.

For all of you getting married this weekend: Have fun and enjoy every minute. I promise I will try my best! :)

If not before I will be back Monday (hopefully with some pictures!) :)

Sorry for the long post!
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm
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Posted on May 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm
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Congratulations!! I hope you have a great day. And thanks for all the help you've offered me personally.

Blessings to you and yours!
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm
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Congratulations! Thanks for the advice. It sounds like you really enjoyed your rehearsal dinner. Enjoy your day!!
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 2:11 pm
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Kohler: I really don't know how, but for the most part I am calm. It is very surreal. Let me tell you, I just love our photog! We had her print some of our e-pics for our guest book and she had them printed on this special paper that makes them look like they were printed on shiny silver, such as foil. I don't know how to describe it, but they are amazing.

Paddys: You are so welcome. You know, I was saying to someone the other day how I don't know how people want to become planners after this, but a girl at my dentist's office is getting married and when I was there yesterday I was giving her all sorts of pointers, tips, and vendor ideas... And I have to attribute some of the info I shared to all these girls at PW. :)
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
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caribear,

Congratulations!! I hope you have a beautiful day!
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 2:45 pm
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Congrats! Have a magical day
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm
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Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the pictures!
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm
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congrats and have lots of fun...can't wait to see pictures.
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 3:43 pm
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congrats caribear!!
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 4:05 pm
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Have a great one, Cari! Congrats to you and Rob! I know it'll be beautiful and it's so awesome to know both the groom and the bride that are officially tying the knot!

Yay! Can't wait to see the photos! =D
Posted on May 17, 2008 at 3:05 am
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have fun darling, congratulations!!
Posted on May 17, 2008 at 5:01 am

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