Posts from — May 2011
after making the big engagement announcement, i promised i would be posting all about our wedding plans, whether you want to hear them anymore or not. well, up until this week, the plans have been seriously limited. spencer will be filming a movie this summer, and we had fully intended on waiting to get married until he was done filming and beardless. but then something crazy happened. we decided that we didn’t want to wait until the fall to be married. so we called up the temple, set a date, and we are getting married in LESS THAN 7 WEEKS!
[insert photo of crazy wedding planner jana here].
we are getting married in the LDS mount timpanogos temple in utah, and having a simple backyard wedding dinner afterward with all of our favorite people that can make it into town on such short notice. mom, you asked aunt linda if we can use her backyard right? i should probably check on that.
luckily, i was bored the other night and started designing our wedding invitations for fun. but it turns out spencer’s name has to be capitalized… so we are going to have to do a little tweaking on those.
i bought an actual calligraphy pen and started practicing this week. everyone told me it was going to be really hard. apparently those people don’t know how awesome i am.
you may or may not have noticed my ring in my glitter nail post, but erase that image from your mind. that is the ring spencer proposed with [and he did a fantastic job of picking the closest thing to what i wanted that they had in the store]. but we decided to have my ring custom made by wilson diamonds. aka, the place where i am now employed.
speaking of rings, i had the craziest dream the other night that it was the day before the wedding and i realized i forgot to buy a wedding band for spencer. “i work at a store that sells rings! how did i forget that?!” but then i realized that it was really a month before my wedding, not a day. and then i realized that i was really just dreaming and i have almost 2 months before my wedding. phew.
i have always wanted a wedding bouquet of peonies. always. and by always i mean for about the last year since i learned what peonies are. turns out, peonies do not bloom in july. remind me to have all my daughters get married in may so they have a better selection of wedding flowers. i actually found the bouquet above that manages to look amazing without any peonies at all. does anyone know how i can recreate this with shades of white + gold?
i went wedding dress shopping. it was a really cheesy place, but i had been engaged for almost 2 months and my body just needed to try on a wedding dress. turned out, i loved the first dress i tried on, except for the fabric. and turned out, that i looked good in a few styles i didn’t think i would look good in. turned out, wedding dress shopping was really good for my self esteem. and it turned out, i am not the biggest fan of satin, or most of the fabrics they use for wedding dresses. remind me not to be so picky in my next life.
and yes, in case you were wondering, i realize that this post is crazy and scattered. just like my brain.
May 31, 2011 4 Comments
have you ever had a sore throat that hurt so bad you thought you might throw up? no? well, let me tell you… it is awesome. it is so awesome in fact, that it will keep you up until 5 in the morning without any hope for catching a wink of sleep. if anyone in the area wants to bring me a sleeping pill, it would be well-received. heck, i would take a whack across the head with a frying pan at this point. whatever gets the job done.
since tossing and turning is basically the most awful thing in the entire world [besides dogs dressed as humans], i did what any sane person would do at 3am. first, i read my scriptures. then, i watched the season finale of glee. naturally. oh, and i also ate the second half of my box of mike and ikes. not because i thought sugar was the best thing to be consuming in my state, but because i thought my stomach was going to cave in and i was a little scared to go downstairs and get a piece of bread. pathetic?
speaking of mike and ikes… spencer calls them mike and ites. with a t. at first, i’m pretty sure he just thought that’s what they were called. but now, i think he does it to bug me. just like my mom says “carl’s jrs” because she knows i hate when people add an s at the end of a place where no s belongs. like nordstroms. seriously, it’s nordstrom. my mom also continues to mess this one up, but not on purpose.
in happier news, we set a date. like, a date for our wedding. like, we called the temple and made a reservation. is it called a reservation or an appointment? i’m not really sure. both sound kind of weird. anyway the lady asked me for spencer’s address and i gave her his old address because i don’t know his new one. but really, i was just impressed with myself for remembering any address at all. i mean, what would i need to know my fiance’s address for? and just so everyone knows, setting a date is the third worst thing in the world [directly behind tossing and turning and dogs dressed as humans]. oh, and in case you were wondering where we were getting married, it’s going to be here:
also, post-wedding, i really want to chop all my hair off. quinn fabray style. what do you guys think? spencer isn’t exactly on board yet, so everyone leave a comment telling him how awesome it will look. strength in numbers right?
but onto things more important than hair: the bachelorette. did you watch it? did you love it? my friend recorded it, so i watched it last night with her and her husband. let me just tell you, her husband has the most hilarious commentary. i’m going to start taking notes on what he says and then post it on the blog. but i will give him the credit so it won’t be plagiarism – don’t freak out guys. here’s just a little taste. “you know what i think they should do? during the rose ceremony, make all the guys take their jackets off and lift up their arms so we can see how much they’re sweating. i think that would be awesome.” yes, ryan. you’re right. it would be awesome.
also, bachelorette ashley isn’t as annoying as i thought she would be, so that was really nice of her. also, did you guys notice that guy who looks JUST like that guy from sweet home alabama? i think he’s darling. i don’t even care that he’s just a salesman. and also, you guys wouldn’t notice unless you dated the same boy as me [which some of you might have because he's gone on a lot of dates], but the guy who got the first impression rose reminds me SO much of this boy i dated. even his mannerisms. it is so weird. it creeps me out almost. i also used his real name for a second, but then i changed it because he might still be in love with me and read my blog and that would be weird for everyone. [kidding. insert laughter here].
ok guys, the sun is coming up and that’s disgusting. and by disgusting, i mean me not sleeping… not the sun… i’m not a vampire or a communist. and on that note, i am hoping i am exhausted enough to fall asleep. and while i’m sleeping, could somebody be a dear and tell me why my twitter isn’t working on my computer?
good night! good morning!
May 25, 2011 4 Comments
spencer said not to post these pictures because they are from a year ago and he thinks that’s lame. [even though most of his photography that he posts is from WAY longer than a year ago. just saying].
but since i wasn’t showing spencer’s face a year ago, and i don’t want these pictures to just sit in a folder on my computer never to be publicly viewed on the internet… i decided to post them anyway.
ps. these pictures were all taken on my baby camera. but you can view more professional pictures from our fishing adventures in this post.
isn’t he handsome? yum!
and there he is again. so delicious. i can’t tell you how excited i am for october when he can shave the beard off.
May 24, 2011 No Comments
Damas y Caballeros,
Here are some pics that I took a little while ago, and I thought that if any of you were in a picture viewing mood today you might like to see them. Enjoy.
May 23, 2011 1 Comment
So I went to Wendy’s the other day and ordered a double stack burger… Apparently Wendy was playing Polly Pocket at the time they made my burger…
I just asked Jana to read that and she said, “Umm… I don’t get it.” For those of you who are like Jana, and are a little confused, the burger is tiny… the size of my thumb. Like a Polly Pocket Burger.
She also wanted to know whose elbow that was… so random.
May 20, 2011 4 Comments