Saturday, September 14, 2013

21 days to go!!!

With only 21 days until our big day, things are busier than ever, but things are coming together. Right now it's down to a lot of last minute details and pulling many loose ends together. These past days and upcoming weeks are filled with meeting our florist, DJ, church, photographer and others involved in the wedding. 

This Friday started with a very early morning rise and a trip downtown Chicago to meet with our florist. I don't often cry in public, but when I walked in Alexandra's studio and saw the flowers waiting on a preset table, tears came to my eyes at how they turned out!!! I gave her a huge hug and asked "are these really for my wedding???" And she said "yes, of course they are!" I was blown away by her talent with flowers and creating something even beyond what I had described and shown her in pictures. I'm so blessed with everyone's help and efforts in bringing the details of this wedding day together. 

The rest of the day was spent running more wedding errands around the city. And as with most trips into the city, we come home pretty exhausted. I came home and immediately ran for my pajamas and some X-factor :) it was time to relax and unwind. 

Charles and I are getting soooo excited for the big day!!!  But for tonight, we are enjoying ourselves at a friends wedding and practicing some dance moves! Back to more wedding planning tomorrow!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Sunday Currently, vol. 12

Thinking: that last nights lingerie party was such a blast!!! Thank you Lauren and Debbie for hosting such a sweet wine and cheese evening, it was soo much fun! We had the best laughs and nice girl time together. I love all these chicas! Friends are awesome, especially when they fly in all the way from MN =) thanks Rachel, you're da bomb!

Wishing: that this weekend wouldn't end. I'm not ready for Monday and I want Rachel's visit to last longer!

Loving: this fall-ish weather and the pumpkin spiced lattes I couldn't resist. 

Wanting: the next three days to be amazing for my sister. I'm taking her to camp timber lee with her school. 

Wearing: Zella stretch pants and a grey Nike sweatshirt. Comfy!!!!

Drinking: Stella Artois Cidre (cider) and its amazing!!! I think it would pair well with a warm cider doughnut :) thanks for introducing me to this new beer, Rachel!

Driving: to Mens Wearhouse to finalize the tux style for the wedding. 

Happy happy fall Sunday!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A day with no plans!

Sometimes one just needs a day with no plans!!! We can only go, go, go for so long. Plus, with this week being insanely busy every single day, we needed a Monday with no plans. 

Today I was in charge of a few of my siblings and wanted to go with the flow and at their pace to meet their needs. My loving fiancĂ© is always incredible with my siblings and has been such a huge help to me this past week (and every week for that matter =) 

Our Labor Day Involved:
- lots of morning cleaning and chores
- laundry 
- bath time 
- cooking stir fry!
- a Starbucks run
- a last minute trip to the pool which was beyond relaxing (bye bye summer!) 
- a fun phone call from a sweet blogger friend Tina !!!
- a trip to Blue Cherry for frozen yogurt =)
- Pinterest browsing 
- more cleaning and making beds
- just chilling on the sofa with my love

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Sunday Currently vol. 11

Anticipating: a trial run of the hair and makeup this week and meeting with our wedding photographer!

Enjoying: a semi relaxing Sunday with Charlie and the kids. Charlie took us all out for a great breakfast. He knows how to stress right off my shoulders and make life easier. 

Sipping: a homemade iced vanilla latte! I want another one now. :)

Wearing: Black Nike running shorts and a tee shirt. It's too hot out to wear anything else. 

Loving: the fact that pumpkins spiced lattes are now here to welcome in Fall.

Listening: to the Three Stooges playing in the background.  

Wishing: that I could press a pause button for this weekend. I have so much I would love to get done, but know it won't all happen this weekend.  Knowing how busy this upcoming week will be, I know it will fly by!!!

Have a very happy Sunday!