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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Accountability

Tonight after Bible study (which was awesome for me for the first time in a long time) Toby and I sat down and talked about our intimacy issue (we get a little too lovey dovey hubby wifey, especially right now because I'm staying with his family until I can find a job and another apartment). We committed to some pretty strict standards with a VERY harsh consequence (no kisses, not even a peck) if we slip up AT ALL. We realize that even though we didn't ask for the circumstances we're in directly (I didn't quit my job when he was changing his, I got fired) we need to work through the challenge set before us. I'm actively looking for a job, ANY job, and either he or I (him if he finds a roommate before I find a job and vice versa) will be moving into an apartment, with again, very strict standards and rules. Neither of us wants to lose the privillage of being able to kiss each other, but if that's what it takes then that is what it takes. We're going to call Mike and Deanna and ask them to hold us accountable for this commitment ASAP, but I would like those of you who read this to hold us accountable as well in confidence. I know we can do this and will do this... We have the rest of our lives to be together...

Monday, July 17, 2006

Katie, Cake, and Carmel Apple Pops...

Today was awesome... I hung out with one of my bridesmaids, Katie, who is quickly becoming one of my closest friends, this morning. We went out for lunch and chitchat. She's so great (I know you're probably reading this, but I don't care :-P), one of those friends who always knows what to say and remembers/thinks of things that are perfect for the moment. When we were eating, we were talking about when we first met (planning Toby's birthday party). She came with me on a whim to pick up supplies at WalMart with Mark and Adam Healton (LoL). We found out that we have tons of random stuff in common! Anyways, while we were shopping, I insisted on buying a big bag of Carmel Apple Lollipops and told her about when Toby and I first met. He was 14 and I was 16(ish) when we met at Quaker Meadow camp. He developed a little crush on me over the course of the week and on the second to last day we were there he bought me a whole box of Carmel Apple Pops (which were one of my favorites) to "share with the girls" (including my maid of honor, Grace). To date one of the sweetest thing ever done for me :). Katie remembered this little story today while we were having lunch and said that we should have Carmel Apple Pops on all of the tables and that Grace could share this story in her toast (with which we'll raise the Pops to instead of champange - dry wedding and all). Now how perfectly cute is that?!? I would have never thought to do something like that in a million years! We also went to Ettore's bakery to try a slice of Green Marzipan covered Princess Torte (by far the best cake I've ever tasted) and to get a business card to schedule a cake tasting. I told her I'm giving Toby most of the reigns on cake flavor (I've already picked the design) but we decided that even if he doesn't pick Princess Torte for the wedding cake (or even go with Ettore's - muy expensivo) we'll order the Green Marzipan round for the bridal shower (It's a perfect polka dot!). Mmmm... cake...

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Finally

We have an official date, July 15, 2007. We booked the Croation American Cultural Center this morning... Sucess! Now I can really get the ball rolling... My next step is choosing the Save-the- Dates and getting my mailing list together to get them sent out...

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

P.S.

At the moment I would rather plan my wedding then level my Shaman... :)

Rollin...

Okay, the ball that I thought had compleatly stopped is now on the roll again... We are finally going to book our place on Wednesday! My parents came up on Saturday and we went rafting on Sunday down the American River... Nice and relaxing... After a "future in-law" BBQ we decided to meet with the owner of the Croation American Cultural Center (no, neither of us are in the least bit Croation)... Since all of the Saturdays for the entirety of next summer are already booked, we decided there was nothing stopping us from having the wedding in July... We are going for July 15 or 22 (both Sundays) in the evening... Should be nice... I'm all excited again! Went and bought 2 more magazines that I've been wanting for a while... I have my place, my officiant, a good portion of my guest list written and approved by mom, my bridesmaids dresses roughly picked out, and a cake design, even the menu is roughly decided on... My cousin is getting married in November and his fiance was surprised at how much I've decided and planned already... I'm an impulsive type of person and tend to lean towards my first impulse... The Croation Center is the only place I looked at, but I love it and I know it will be beautiful...

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