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The Many Changes and Tasks

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Planning a wedding has been no piece of cake. No matter how many times I look online at a pre-made checklist, or ask friends who have gotten married, there is always something else that needs to be adding to my to-do list. Every time I am able to check something off of that list, I feel no more accomplished because I still see the many things left to do. These past couple of weeks though, I have done a lot of things to prepare for my wedding and marriage.

The biggest change so far was buying a house! Justin and I purchased our first home together and I (along with my cat) moved in at the beginning of June. Justin will be moving in once we are married. After being together as a couple for over 5 years now, and knowing each other an additional 2 years, I am so ready to be living with him. We are waiting to live together because of our religious and personal beliefs, but gosh it’s about time! It has never seemed closer than it does today though, and every day it gets both easier and harder to wait. Having a house is great though! I don’t have to be quiet or wash the dishes if I don’t want to. The nice thing is, it’s my house and I want to wash dishes!

I have gotten many things done for the wedding. We have ordered our favors, and just so you know, custom M&Ms are outrageously expensive so we didn’t go with those! We have booked our limo with Cities Limo who seem like a great company! Justin and I are starting dance lessons soon which will hopefully help me to not feel like a fool on the dance floor! Our registries are finalized, flowers, cake, and photos are paid for, and dresses are being altered.

There are still many things left to do. We (as in me, or me and my bridesmaids) have to make the placecards, finish the favors, and do 1 million other things! Our honeymoon is just about booked– we are still going to Disney! I am excited and nervous about that, since I am not a theme-park kinda girl but nevertheless it should be fun.

But in 7 weeks, and 5 days, none of this will matter. All of the stress felt, the money spent, and the hours consumed to plan the beautiful wedding of Justin and Amber will no longer be important. What will be most important is I will be married to my best friend, and we will have started our lives together as husband and wife.

7 weeks and 5 days….

The Honeymoon!

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Justin and I have spent many moments debating where our honeymoon will be, how long it will last, and what we will do.  We have considered places out of the country, a cruise, or DisneyWorld.  Leaving the country is something Justin isn’t willing to do because he is afraid that they will not let him back in the USA.  As silly as that sounds, we decided against leaving the country.

I did not want to go to Disney because I am very much against theme parks and have never enjoyed them.  Nevertheless, I have been convinced to go to home of the great mouse, Mickey.

While using Walt DisneyWorld’s wonderful website to create our trip, Justin and I discovered an incredible package that will give us many upgrades to our trip.  Since I have never been to Disney Justin will have to explain more of the perks.  The one that I am most excited about is the premium seating for fireworks and a special cruise to watch one of the fireworks shows.  I love fireworks!

We are going to be staying there for probably 13 days.  I want to go to SeaWorld sometime while we are there also.  Hopefully we will also get a day just for us!  We plan to stay at the Grand Floridian, which has the beach that I wanted!

Our honeymoon is going to be wonderful.  I am really excited.  Now we just have to book the trip!