Archive for June, 2008

Monday June 30, 2008

today

Saturday June 28, 2008

Today is the day! It is finally here — it feels awesome! We are so excited!

Yesterday afternoon we had a rehearsal out at the farm with family and friends and it was beautiful.

Then we ate at the Dock Cafe in Stillwater and it was so wonderful I couldn’t believe it. As I sat at our table and looked around to our family and friends I just tried to take it all in – everyone was enjoying the food and drinks and conversation — people were laughing and everyone was happy.

Today is going to be just the same.

3 days

Wednesday June 25, 2008

There is only a Thursday and a Friday and then it is THE SATURDAY!!!

Three days until we tie the knot.

It has been busy busy busy leading up to this week — I had to work all last weekend, Jake had his bachelor party with his friends on Saturday night, we got our marriage license on Monday – which just happens to be the last possible day to get one for our marriage to actually be legal on Saturday – then that night I went out with my girlfriends for my bachelorette party – dinner, cosmos, Sex and the City – it was the best! We drove to the farm on Tuesday to deliver bottles and jars, finalized the wine and beer, I picked up my dress, Jake picked up his suit, we gocco printed all 215 favors, we finished up with all our must play songs, we edited the ceremony draft and picked two readings, we double checked with the ALL the vendors – the tent, chairs, linens, etc, the caterers, the cake, the jimmy jonny’s (don’t ask!), the audio equipment people, the farm, the photographer, the officiant, the dog kennel, and the harpist. OH MY GOSH.

If you are out there and you happen to be coming to this fabulous party – please have fun! Tell us you are having fun! And then tell us again! Drink, eat and DANCE – please dance! And stay late. Stay until the smores!

We can’t wait to see you!

5 days

Monday June 23, 2008

I found something Jake had made for me five years ago….I can’t help but share it:

I still don’t know what it is about you Anne.  
Maybe it’s those looks that you give me.
The ones where you just turn around and melt me.

Or maybe it’s the way you so easily reach out to the world around you, and it always seems to 
reach 
right 
back.

Whatever it is it just grabs me.
I just know that everything is right in the world when I’m with you.

How do you do this to me Anne?
How do you just make me know?

You kiss me and I can feel all the beauty in the world.

Then we kiss each other, and all I feel….

is you.

Happy Valentines Day Anne. I love you.  2.14.03
In five days I get to marry my best friend!  I am so excited!!!

bachelorettehood

Thursday June 19, 2008

I am currently in bachelorettehood.
So what do I do with all that time?

I have been cleaning, organizing, and preparing the house for….marriage, I guess?
I have been telling people that I am nesting.

There is no stopping me — house, garage, basement, closets, kitchen, and yard projects have consumed the last month of weekends.

It has been exhilarating!

So now we have two new side fences, a fenced vegetable garden, shelves and tool organizers in the garage, potted plants in the front, basement shelves, organized containers stuffed and labeled (yes, we bought a label maker!!!), organized linen and bedroom closets, and a office paper filing system firmly in place.

I have done this all while planning the wedding —– and played fetch with Judy everyday!

I am exhausted and ready for vacation. I mean, the wedding…I mean, the marriage.

After this weekend (which i will be working) I have THREE weeks off. I can’t remember the last time I had three weeks of vacation. I am so so so very excited.

I might have forgotten to mention that Jake has helped with all these projects…I couldn’t have done them all myself!

Also, Jake planned our honeymoon — and we are going to Martha’s Vineyard!!!!! I don’t know any other details, other than the destination, so everything else will be a surprise!