Monday, June 23, 2008

Couples Shower!

Noooo... not a couple IN a shower..... a wedding shower for a couple! :) This coming Saturday Aaron's Aunt & Uncle are having a shower for us and we can't wait! It'll be great to see Aaron's family & our friends that will be in town for our bachelor & bachelorette parties that same night! Yay! I can't wait to see everyone - and after moving and starting a new job - it's the perfect timing to get together with friends & family!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Something BLUE!

I just ordered my wedding shoes! I hope I'm not jinxing it! I hope they fit!! :) I really like them!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


I saw this great idea on Weddingbee ( posted by Mrs. Penguin ( I'm going to try and make something like this ... well lets say I'd love to have something I make come out like this. hahha! I love the eyelet idea and how it fans out. I'm going to have to try it out sometime - sounds like a tirp to JoAnns or Michaels in the future!


Eureka has landed! Friday we got a shower gift from Aaron's parents - a Eureka Vacuum! How exciting! We had a little Dirt Devil that we had to PUSH across the floor - this one actually propels itself - yay! I've already vacuumed twice since yesterday! It's funny how vacuums can be exciting! I love the handle - it's massive and cool looking! Thanks Karen & Lyle!

Apartment Shmartment

So, here are pictures of our apartment - I'm not thrilled about this apartment - it's a one bedroom (not pictured due to complete messiness) and we just have too much stuff for a one bedroom - plus we need room for guests & office stuff. We've already been looking at new bedrooms for when our lease is up at the end of October.
(Living room - standing at the doorway)

(Living room with dining room behind & our little computer station)

(Dining room filled with shower gifts on the side and non matching chairs)

(Our lovely OLD kitchen - I can't stand it - but new appliances help it out - our new trashcan from IKEA ($4) )

(Looking out into the living room and door)

(Our Lanai with our Michigan Chairs - we also have a storage closet out there that is really nice to have)

(Our bathroom - it also has a closet in here that is not pictured - so that helps us stash stuff in there)

Does the color have to match exactly??

So the groomsmen are going to wear the solid green tie and I found a striped green tie for Aaron - well of course I didnt have the green tie with me when I bought the tie for Aaron to wear - well Aaron doesn't think they match close enough. We may keep looking - what do you think? We are still looking for ties for the dads that have the green in them - so we may change Aaron's tie if we find something - we definitely will bring one of the solid ties with us. :) (You'd think the bride would care more about the exact color, not the groom! haha!)

Favor Boxes

I put together one of our favor boxes for the welcome bags & added a sticker - tada! I got the favor boxes from JeanM ( and the label/stickers from My Wedding Labels ( I'm planning on filling these with m&ms. :) But I'm trying to decide if I should put the boxes together down here, and fill them up in Michigan so the weather does melt the m&ms in route to MI.


I made it to Florida! Aaron flew up to Michigan and drove down with me! It definitely made the time in the car go fast. The first night we drove to the border of Ohio & Kentucky - we stayed in Covington, KY - we got to the hotel at about 13o am. The second day it never seemed like we'd get through Kentucky, but we did and we made it through Tenessee as well. We stopped at Sonic to get a bite to eat in the humid & hot weather, well lets just say both our meals ended up in the garbage - it was not as good as it was supposed to be. So we continued until we found a Fuddruckers in Georgia. We spent the second night in Valdosta, Georgia - we were able to get a little more sleep and wake up a little later this time. We headed out at 10am to Tallahassee, Florida to visit Lynn & Matt. It only took us about 1.5 hours to get there it wasn't bad at all! We spent a couple hours in Tally - we got a nice tour of FSU's campus and then had lunch at the FSU golf course and headed back to their apartment to hang out before we left. We headed out around 245pm and made it to Ft Myers (after picking aaron's car up at the airport) around 930pm - this included a stop in Sarasota at a Chick-fil-a! The first week in Florida - Aaron's coworkers got together for a cookout and a game of catch phrase (battle of the sexes) - of course the women won!

(Lynn & I)

(The soon to be Mr & Mrs Small)

(Aaron and I at the cookout)

(Danielle, me & Ashlee)

(Dan, Ali, Brian, Danielle, Aaron, Me (w/eyes shut), Ashlee & Russ - no one in this picture is from Ft Myers, FL - Ashlee is the only one BORN in the state of Florida)