Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break = SO BUSY!!

Oh my gosh! Spring break has been SO busy, SO fun, and a little stressful at times. Overall, thanks to my amazing mother and incredible MOH/bridesmaids/friends, progress has been made!

Last week was CRAZY busy at school! I worked at Brandon Woods Sunday and Monday nights, and then I had parent-teacher conferences Tuesday and Wednesday nights! The week actually went by some-what quickly, and Thursday came before I was ready for it (we hadn't finished cleaning the house - ha!). Krista (MOH) arrived in KC on Thursday night, and I picked her up at the airport. We hung out that night and watched Intervention before calling it an early night (Krista was SO SO SO sick!!! Thankfully, it didn't last too long!). I slept more this night than I had in DAYS!!!
Most of Friday was the kind of day that I miss SO much from college! Basically, we didn't really do a whole lot, but I spent the ENTIRE day with people who make me laugh and smile: ) I worked out in the morning, and Krista finished up some work. Then, we went to Ingredient for lunch (YUM!), and ran some errands. We went to the post office, Target, the liquor store, and Old Navy, and then we had our nails painted: ) I NEVER paint my nails unless I am hanging out with Krista: ) I LOVE painted nails!! I still haven't gone for a pedicure, but I promise that I will before the wedding; ) Our errands didn't last too long, so we watched more Intervention (haha!) and ordered Jason's Deli. SJ and Steph reached my house at exactly the same time! It was like our own little reunion - SJ even had her grandma's sugar cookies with her! We drank some wine, put together favors, and laughed! SO fun!!!

Saturday was the shower and bachelorette party!! Krista and the bridesmaids did an AMAZING job putting it all together!!! I was blown away by all of the details! The invites were super cute, the food was delish, the house looked great, the favors were SO cute and thoughtful (LOVED the Nick and Lauren stickers on the kisses!), the cake was YUM-O, etc., etc., etc... It was amazing! Thank you to everyone who came and who contributed! I still have not shown Nick all of the generous gifts, but I know he will be equally excited and thankful: )

After the shower, we went back by the house and packed for Kansas City. We stayed at the Capital;s;sfj; - it was beautiful! Krista picked a suite for us, so we were able to all hang out and beautify together! The bridesmaids made me this awesome shirt:We had a "table of flare," way too much food (leftovers, a deli tray, AND pizza), and drinks (including street painters!). We walked to Power and Light, and spent the evening bouncing around. We settled in for the end of the night at Shark Bar - SO SO SO fun! My favorite parts were handing out flare, taking black and white pictures with only the green in color, laughing SO hard that my fake eyelashes fell off (HAHAHA!), dancing in glittery glasses with my bestest friends, and eating pizza for the second time in one day: )

Really, the entire night was amazing, and it was most definitely the most fun I have had in a LONG time! Look how happy I was...
HAHA! Thank you to everyone who planned, participated, listened to me worry about my hair/eyelashes/etc., danced, sang, ate, etc. The shower, b-party, and weekend were AWESOME! I love you guys SO much!

Sunday night I worked at Brandon Woods, and then Monday the wedding preparations began...

- 10am met with the Eldridge about the rehearsal dinner
- showed the tuxes to mom
- worked on thank you notes

- 9am meeting at Spring Hill Suites about the reception site
- 10am meeting at Maceli's about the reception food
- 11:30pm meeting at HyVee about the flowers

- trip to KC
- Group USA (purchased my veil (free with $25 birthday gift certificate!), looked at a headband, looked at MOB dresses/jewelry!)
- JoAnn's (purchased my headband with a 40% off coupon)

- Hobby Lobby (purchased 50% off ribbon for invitations)
- Kinko's (picked up the printed invitations and cut background papers)

- met with the organist at church
- met with wedding coordinator at church
- tried kalamata olive bread from Wheatfields (for reception?)
- put together ten invites

We are officially DONE with meetings for now. I have about two weeks to finish up the invitations, so we'll work on them a few hours at a time. I have lots to discuss with Nick in order to make some final decisions, but I do feel like we are in good far!


Anonymous said...

So glad that you had a great time... you always sound so organized. I love all of the pictures that were awesome! So sad I missed it but glad that it went off without a hitch! Love J

Anonymous said...

The pictures are so great! Thanks for including 'me' in the festivities. Looks like you had an amazing time. Glad to see plans are going well. Can I give you a call soon? When's good?

Love! Lisa

Anonymous said...

I'm getting weepy today ahhaha. I LOVED hanging out with you SOOOOO much! It was like good ol' times for sure. Julia & Lisa you were super missed! Love you all tons and can't wait for June!! -KW