Wednesday, May 26, 2010

the time is near!

its getting close! only ten more days! its gone by so fast! this whole week i have been working (m-s, 830-530!) not so much fun but i will be able to have all of next week off! (for those of you who don't know i work in an office for a small carpet cleaning business) i normally don't work EVERYDAY, so i have had about it with answering phones.. and its only Wednesday! I'll give you an example that probably almost happens everyday!

Ring Ring:
 Brooke: Thank you for calling chem-dry of the west this is Brooke how can i help you?
Customer: hi i need a price on some carpet cleaning, i have a 3000 sq. ft. home.
Brooke: Okay what exactly do you need cleaned?
Customer: My carpets.....
Brooke: okay soo a living room dining room, 2, 3, 4, 5 bedrooms???(thinking.. you just called a carpet cleaning place.. do you want me to guess what areas in your house are carpeted!!! geezZZ!)

Lets just say I'm ready for it to be the weekend!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Am i going crazy?

This Friday there will only be six more weeks left for planning our wedding….!! I feel like I’m starting to go crazy! Last week I think there was something wrong with everything that I was planning,well trying to plan! Dates were being changed, pictures weren't right, announcements were printed on the wrong paper..  I’m to the point where I feel like I have to do everything to make sure there are no mistakes… OCD... Just a little bit! ah ha.... please tell me this is normal! It will be here before I know it, I still have much to do… right now I’m working on finding a wish tree... I’m looking for Manzanita branches, I’ve looked online, don’t care much for buying things I can physically touch… Anyways that’s my main focus right now! 

i really like this one! when people come in they can sign our guest book and write you a "wish" hence the name of the tree... the directions can say...
We invite you to send a special wish to the
Bride and Groom
as they begin their life together 
and hang it on their wish tree.
     Need some inspiration? 
    words of wishes 
    marriage advice 
    memories of your wedding 
    draw a picture
    Have fun and don't forget to sign your name!

    These cards will be
    for our wedding book
    a modern twist
    on the standard look.

    As we begin our Journey
    As the brand new Mr. and Mrs.Ridley
    We could surely use 
    Your good Wishes.

    Jot down a Memory,
    A reminder of the day.
    Draw a doodle or picture

    If your not sure what to say....

    Share with us your Wisdom
    About Marriage, Love, and Life,
    The secret to being a good Husband
    Or a thoughtful, loving Wife.

    Please don't forget
    It would be such a shame
    to hang your card on the tree
    Without signing your Name.

    i think they are both cute and informal..... 

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    Center Pieces

    i finally got my large center pieces out of the way!  Still working on what is going to go in the middle of the tables besides candles.. thinking of a flower ball,, but a rectangle, it seems that they don't make rectangular plastic liners.. so if anyone knows where i could get some let me know! oh anyone have a lemon tree..? i need about 150 lemons, who knew they were 87 cents each! Here is a sample center piece my mom and i did:) they are about 41/2 feet tall!
     Were getting ready to send out our announcements, hoping by next week! time has gone by fast! Still so much to do, kinda makes me crazy...On the flip side my sisters and mom are Preparing for the bridal shower.. what should i wear.. cute huh.. ??

    Sunday, March 28, 2010

    Bling Bling

    Brooke and I went to Newport Beach yesterday for Brooke's birthday. While she was laying out on the beach I was messing around with my camera and took a few shots of Brooke's wedding ring. I always catch her looking at in the car, at church, when we are holding hands.... She always says, " Its so sparkly!" Very Cute..... These pictures are the best pictures of the ring so far. She has had the ring now for over 2 months and we really haven't posted a lot of pictures showcasing the ring. She loves the ring and so do I.... but there is a little story behind the diamond.
    My mom has been wearing that diamond in her wedding ring for the last 29 years. My Great-Grandfather had that diamond hoping to give it to his first born son. Unfortunately he never had a son to give him the diamond. So he decided to give it to his first born grandson.... My dad. To keep the diamond in the family my dad decided to give the diamond to his first born son... Me. Now its in Brooke's ring for the next 20+ years until our first son will get engaged.

    Saturday, March 20, 2010

    He lights up my life...

    76 more Days!

    When we first go engaged I thought that this would be a LONGGG engagement... Now that I think about it… it really isn’t! Only 76 more days, 2 ½ more months, some odd hours and minutes, time goes by so fast! Everything is progressing so quickly!!! I go for my first dress fitting on Wednesday! 2 out of 4 of my girls are already fitted, and their dresses are on their way! The next main thing I’m working on is center pieces for the tables... It is so hard, to pick something… I just don’t know! I feel like I have looked at everything! Could use some help in this department! Getting married is wonderful thing… planning it... ehh NOT so much for me. When you’re planning a party for 200 people, I would definitely advise getting a planner, worth the money. (I don’t have one, wish I had one!)
    D&C 42: 45Thou shalt live together in love.....