Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Favorites

Can you believe summer is over already?! It FLEW by! I can't believe this weekend is Labor Day and the end of white pants/shoes (although I'll still be wearing them through September while honeymooning)

This summer's story was wedding wedding wedding with some summer fun - next summer will be all about summer fun

We celebrated Mike & Nicole's Wedding in Long Island
I booked mine and Derek's pedicures for LA - under the name Christina Sotherden :) Although I think I'll go by my full name at first - Christina Henderson Sotherden
 The travel agent and hotel concierges are handling all our plans for Bora Bora for us but we set up some LA meals and stuff this week.. including Sur..
 Lisa, here we come :)
 Once we got home on Sunday we spent some time out in the beautiful day - Nash was loving hanging out with us
Mom skipped the game on Monday night and it was just me and the boys (mine and Derek's last of the season)
 Wedding preparations every day

Dining Under the Stars this Week was at...
Dos Gringos
This week it was just the four of us - and probably our last dinner as a family of four!  We met up with Grandma, Aunt Julie, Uncle Jeff, Cale & Carly for dessert after! (DUTS is so popular now we weren't able to combine our reservations at the last minute)
We adventured around one of my Media favorites, Qunicy Market, while we waited for them to finish up
 Super excited about my new media t-shirt



Xo C

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Month in Review: August

We had some great Dining Under the Stars at Ariano and Dos Gringos
 Derek and I had the best time on a date night in the city 
 Our house went from this
... to this and much more
We had our first meal in the house, our first weekend stay, (my) first cry 
 The countdown on the big kept getting smaller and smaller 
 We celebrated some of our best friends' wedding
 Nash guilt tripped us for starting to move our stuff out
 We had a great date night at the Radnor Hotel after a big planning intervention session.
We also had wedding appointments. lots of them. so many of them. like back to back to back.
 We cleaned out some junk in the basement to prepare to move
 We had some "fall like" mornings on our walks 
 Grandmom's recovery is going well and she was cruising down the hall with her walker 
Nash was Puppy of the Week at Day Care - I mean look how happy he is in that little pink pool
We celebrated another one of Derek's friends from Sparta, Mike's, wedding and a weekend in New Jersey

Xo C

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: August Wedding Planning Review

10 Days to Go!
What haven't we done this month?!

This month we...
- had final appointments, final phone calls, lots of emails with vendors

- I had a second dress fitting (next week is my final fitting and pick up for the out of town girls' bridesmaids dresses)

- We picked up Mom's dress

- We picked up our wedding rings

- We just got our marriage license (ah!)

- Sent our last order to the stationary place for day of items

- Made lots of last minute ETSY orders

- Changed a few details for the reception before decisions had to be final

- planned our after party at the hotel (and had a great evening at the hotel bar and grill)

- Put together the welcome bags

- Made schedules and itineraries and last minute notes

- Finalized things for our honeymoon and began picking out clothes (next Monday is packing day!)

The pig is getting closer and closer to 0!

We've got started on some d├ęcor in the new house
Too bad we didn't honeymoon the same time she was there..
Taking in everything wedding in our last days of planning

One of the two "wedding rooms" in the new house - this space is now organized 

Stay Tuned for Next Week's Wedding Wednesday for our last and final planning steps...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekending: Wedding

We had a great time in Long Island this weekend celebrating one of Derek's friends from high school's wedding.

We drove up Friday night and the boys all hung out at the hotel bar so I had some wine and searched for headbands
The reception was at the Vanderbuilt Museum right on the water and the grounds were beautiful

 Two weeks exactly from our big day

The last time our place cards will have different last names

 My last wedding as a "Miss" and Kristin's first wedding as a "Mrs."
 We love our friends

Xo C