Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quick Post

So I decided to try out a new template for our blog. I love it because it is so bright and happy! I got the idea from my sister-in-law (some times I wonder what I would do without her, she picks my paint color and tells me about good movies, what will she do for me next?), so I checked out this Blog. I instantly fell in love with the Aspen, and I thought it was fitting for our wedding blog, given that our colors are red and white. So I hope you enjoy and I will keep searching for fun blog layouts.

As you may have noticed, there is a huge picture of the band Oasis at the top of this post. I felt the need to let everyone know that we attended the Oasis concert in Calgary on Saturday August 30, 2008. It was a blast! It definitely provided some much needed nostalgia, as they played 4, count it 4, songs off of their (What's the Story) Morning Glory album, which we all know was the best (hee, hee, hee). The music was awesome, the lights so bright I wore sunglasses, but the energy was missing from the crowd and band (Noel said he had a cold, atleast that's what we think he said. Personally, I think he was tanked!). The highlight of our night was an adventurous trip on the train. We got to meet some sweet English rowdies who were willing to take a swing for us when one of Calgary's more "colorful" inhabitants smushed Anthony into a seat. Thanks Guys, you made the night!

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Wedding & Home Info

So, we currently have less than 7 months until the wedding. Everyone excited?? I know that I am, although there is so much that still needs to be done. We still need to figure out what DJ we are going to be using, what we are doing about food, and what kind of decorations we want. We still need to find a JP, do all of our fittings and pick invitations. Too much to worry about right now, but it will get done in time. I hope. Anyways, I just finished burning a first draft of our wedding favor CD and I think we have almost decided what our centerpeices are going to look like. Here's a photo:

We found stones that have inspirational words on them and thought that it might be cool to include one in each centerpeice. We bought all the ones that say 'believe', 'love', and 'hope'. I think they are super cool looking. Our only debate now is if we want them all to have black stones or if we want to alternate black and white, and then have different colored tables. Decisions, decisions.

I also went in to try on my dress. I purposefully ordered a size up so that I wouldn't have to worry about my weight. The size the store had barely fit (I had red lines down my body because it was so tight, but it did up), so I thought the next size would be a bit big, but close enough. And hey, I'd rather take it in than out. HAHAHAHA! My dress fits EXACTLY the same as the one in the store, except maybe in the bust. Now I feel like I need to loose a couple of inches, so guess who won't be indulging over christmas? Me. Not Brock, or the rest of the wedding party, but me. Can you tell I'm a bit ticked?

I also finally got around to taking photos of our new home. I'll post a few so that those of you who are too far away or unable to make it can see it. Not much, but we love it and it has lots of perks!

This is the Kitchen:

My green bathroom/laundry room (thanks Jessie!):

Our front room (yes there are curtains):

Our computer room (or the dump room):

Our room:

The perks are as follows: air conditioning (we thought we would not use it, who were we kidding?), a gas fireplace, a big back yard for the poopies (Kaida and Achillies), and lots of storage (granted it is outside, but covered from the elements). We love it lots and we think that for our first home we did pretty good. Did I mention that one of the selling features was that the computer room was the purfect size for an adorable nursary (one day, not too soon!). We also have another room (the John Deere room because it is grass green and used to be yellow, so some of the edges still show the yellow...), but I was being considerate of messy roomie Paul. Check you all later!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tiny Wedding Update

So, I have a tiny wedding update. My dress arrived today and although I am beginning to believe that the girls who work at the store that I got it at are a bit slow, I am really excited. Now all I have to do is figure out how I am going to get it altered. All in time... we still have atleast 5 months until I really have to worry about that. Also Brock made it to Calgary to pick up the vases. Currently, we have 17 vases sitting on our counter. I may need to find somewhere else to store them until the wedding, but we'll figure it out. Tomorrow we will begin the search for rocks and ribbon. Fun. Still no news on the DJ scene, nor the catering. Maybe one day I will feel like we are on top of everything! Here is a picture of our first draft of the center pieces:

Until I have more to tell you, I am signing off. Oh, and I am warning everyone to stay away from evil stinging bugs at the beach. For the second time in as many weeks, I have swollen, blistered feet from some thing that is eating my feet. The Dr's answer? Avoid the beach, so I am passing it on! Beaches are EVIL!

Monday, August 4, 2008


So, as promised, here are some photos of some fine looking people who went out to celebrate the release of Breaking Dawn. I think that these pics are awesome and that we were super hot! At the release party at Chapters, Anthony won a free book for being "Best Dressed" and Brock was interviewed by a report from City TV about Twilight. All in All, it was a fun evening, followed by a long reading session.

Also, because I was not able to send this into the people who dreamed it up, I wanted to post a picture of my contribution to the "Twilight Hour". This was a project created by a group of people not so patiently awaiting the release of Breaking Dawn. I thought it was really unique and right up my alley, so I joined in.

The purpose was to show your support and anticipation of Breaking Dawn by wearing the phrase ".: The Twilight Hour :." on your left hand around your thumb (where Bella was bitten). You could then submit your photo to a website and the photo's were combined into a movie (available on You Tube). I wasn't able to send mine because our computer network was down, but now that my photos are available, here is my contibution!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Finally Here!!!!

Ok, so I realize that everyone who reads this blog may not feel the way that I do about Twilight, but I just can't hold back today. As some of you may know, at 12:01am this morning Breaking Dawn, the 4th installment in the Twilight saga was released. This has been a much awaited event ever since I put down Eclipse almost a year ago and said to my sister-in-laws "there has got to be more to the story"! Sure enough, I soon found out that there was another book to come out someday... And that someday was today! This may seem slightly incoherent and irrelevant to be posting in our blog, but I am working on 2 hrs of sleep, so what do you want? I am pleased to say that it took me a measly 20 hrs (almost straight) to read the 756 page book, and despite some imagined worry about the way it would turn out, I am impressed. Maybe not the way I would have done things, but hey, that's why Stephanie Meyer gets paid the big bucks to write the stories, not me!I am committed to not giving anything away, so I will end now before temptation overwhelms me. Oh ya, and did I mention that we attended the Lethbridge Chapters Midnight Masquerade? Photos will hopefully be posted in the next post (if I can figure out a way to get them from my other computer to the laptop (????). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

PS: Wedding has not really changed, except that my lovely sister-in-law Renee has agreed to stand up with me, along with Jessie (my other wonderfel sister-in-law) and Michelle (Brock's long time friend who has come to the dark side and loves me more now!). We will be finishing the Bridesmaid dress orders on Monday. Here's a sample of what they look like (only in Red with White edging):