Monday, October 27, 2008

Wedding Rings

Picking out a wedding ring was a simple task for me. I had no idea what I wanted so I just looked for months until Mark and I were in a store one day and I found the perfect one. We were planning on getting them as Christmas gifts this year so we made a note of it and left. Me, being me, thought about it for weeks and then one day rushed to the store to get it. The day was St. Patrick's Day - a fitting day for a girl who's marrying a nice German-Irish boy.

A few weekends ago, Mark was in town for the weekend and so between lunch and going to work we stopped at a jewelry store and found his perfect ring. I bought it today, he tried it, it fits and so one more task is complete.

I'm already so ready to give it to him to wear forever as my husband.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Six Months and 29 Days...

This past week, it dawned upon Mark and I that we are really getting married. After having been engaged for almost 16 months that may seem like a "Duh!" to everyone else but I think it's because we finally started wedding planning.

A few weeks ago, I was riding in the car with my mom and my grandmother (Momaw) and we drove past a dress shop. In the window of the dress shop was a beautiful wedding gown. So, after a huge lunch, we decided to stop and look at the dress in the window. It was not the perfect dress for me but I did have the privilege of spending an afternoon in a Victorian house trying on dresses with my mother and grandmother. In the end, we found the perfect dress, that one dress that made me sad to take off but more than just having found the perfect dress I had shared a wonderful afternoon with two women that I love.

This past weekend, Mark and I completed our wedding registries. People who know us will be happy to see items such as a sushi set, octopus soap dispenser, and a cat statue that holds the toilet brush on our list. Life is good.