Saturday, September 8, 2007

Happy Girl

I picked up my sweetie at the airport last night. It's so good to have him home! When he travels, I'm fine with it for about a week. After that, I miss him terribly. He's only got one more long run this year, so he'll be home a lot before the wedding. I've got lots of things for him to do - the "Honey Do" list. He's been really good lately with the wedding-related tasks I've given him. At first, he acted like all the wedding planning was just silly girl stuff. But, once we met with our vendors and found his suit last month, he got very interested and excited about the details. It makes a huge difference now that he's enthusiastic. I feel like we're a team now. And planning a wedding requires a team effort. It's a big job.

This morning, my sister helped me customize a necklace, bracelet, and earrings set to go with my dress at redot Designs. It's another one of those sites that won't let me copy a picture. So, if you would like to see the set I chose, you can click here. I think it will be perfect with my dress, and it's something I will wear again. I can't tell you how many necklaces I considered before I found that one, but I spent hours surfing the internet. My sister really helped me narrow it down. The bridesmaids will be wearing custom-made jewelry by my niece. She's a jewelry designer, and you can see her pieces here.

Invitations went out on Tuesday, and I'm hoping to see some response cards soon. I think I'll do a happy dance when the first one(s) arrive. **** UPDATE **** The first response card did arrive in the mail today! It was from my parents' dear friends the Murrays. They have known me since I was in elementary school. It will be wonderful to have them celebrate our marriage with us!

Tomorrow night we're having dinner with our parents. It will be the first time they've met! *** UPDATE *** My FMIL isn't feeling well, so we're postponing dinner until next weekend. *** 2ND UPDATE*** Dinner is back on...

Have a wonderful weekend!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

I am so excited for you! Planning a wedding is a lot of work, but it is so much fun too.

Kristen said...

I LOVE that necklace and earring set. It's beautiful and classic. Your neice makes some beautiful pieces also.

Best wishes for a wonderful evening of "meet the parents"!!!

Kayce said...

So glad to hear that Michaels home safe and sound! LOVE the jewels for your day!! Have fun meeting the parents.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Love the jewels! Very pretty!
This is so exciting, thank you for sharing with us!

Stacy said...

The necklace is beautiful!
I hope dinner goes well. I was more nervous the day our parents met than I was the day of our wedding. It all went fine, just as yours will. :)

Welcome home Michael.

A Special Family said...

Okay, I am laughing hard here Joannah, thank you. I was reading this post and thinking "why does Joannah's lab go away, does he do commercials or dog training or something" honestly, I was trying to remember if I knew that about your dog...
now I get it....
OOPS!

Shelley said...

What a great time this is for you Joannah. I just love reading about all your progress and happiness.

Enjoy!

Shell

redmaryjanes said...

Everything sounds like it's coming together perfectly! I love weddings. I used to plan them for Hilton a while ago.

i-Con said...

It's fun to be along for all your wedding whirlwind happiness.