May 12th, 2009

misc - fluffy


There is no feeling like browsing for two hours in the used book store and walking out with $86 spent on good stuff to read.

I should be happy for a week or so. :)
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misc - bridezilla

Wedding stuffs

Dress: Found, ordered, will look amazing.
Slip: Found, ordered, who cares how it looks?
Posture bra: Found, ordered, see above.
Shoes: Found, bought and paid for.
Panties: No, they ruin the dress line
Hose: To be purchased, can do that whenever

Garter: Gotta make this if I want one that fits over my ankle.
Headpiece: Undecided, but I am leaning toward an updo or french twist with orchids in my hair

Sam's shirt: Will be made to fit by [info]farmleaf

Boy's shirts: Purchased, packed away at Nita's house to protect them from smoke.

Amy's dress: Will be ordered when I'm there with her to help her choose.

Bonnie's dress: Still waiting til we know if she's coming

Lexi's Flower girl dress: See Bonnie

Catering: Will be done by my friends Catherine and Buddy, for, get this (!) $1.50 per person! (This does not include drinks, dishware, etc). Service will be buffet style.
Cake: Buddy is making me what I call a 3 tier mafia cake. Exactly what I want.

Like that, but three layers.

Beverages: This is a teetotal wedding. Soda, punch, coffee and tea, and we'll get a case of sparkling cider or sparkling white grape juice for a toast.

Dance music: We still haven't decided whether to have an indoor or outdoor reception. I'm leaning toward outdoor in the evening. If so, there's this awesome HUGE gazebo in the park that will be perfect for the dancing. Music will be CDs, I'll make a bunch of mix CDs.

First Dance: The Road That Never Ends, Keali'i Reichel

Last dance: I Will Be Here, also Keali'i

Flowers: Leis. No bouquets or boutonnieres.

Still need to get beige/tan Docker style pants for the guys, and sandals for them all.

Also need to remember roses for his Mom and Nita, for rose presentation.

Must also get family pendants for all the kids for family unity ceremony.


I need to send out save the dates and make the invites! :D
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    Keali'i Reichel - I Will Be Here
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family - amy and me 2009

Feeling blessed tonight

I'm in a remarkably happy and contented mood tonight. I feel blessed in my family, in my friends, and in my life in general, although I'm still wrestling with finding something that is JUST MINE. It will come, I just don't know what it is yet.

I was looking at pics of Amy. I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, being that I'm off to her HS graduation in a couple of weeks. She was the sweetest looking baby. People used to stop us to gush over how pretty she was. And as a small child she was fairylike and charming as anything.

She's grown into a truly remarkable young woman, and I am grateful and amazed that I gave birth to her, that I've been a major part of her formation. She's young, bright, sweet, beautiful, she has her whole life ahead of her, she's secure in who she is and knows where she wants to go and how she wants to get there. That's pretty amazing for an 18 year old. She's got a good head on her shoulders, and an open and loving heart.

I'm gushing, I know. But hey, she's worth gushing over, and she never reads LJ much, so it won't embarrass her as much as me calling her and doing it at her. :) Besides, if I do she'll get crabby at me, because it's 1:30 AM there and she'll be all "MAAAA I HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!" at me.

So, she's not PERFECT. But she's the closest thing to perfection I've ever been a part of making.

The other thing I love is her outward beauty. Her Dad and I are not ugly people, both of us are fairly attractive, but nobody would call us gorgeous. Somehow she got the best from each of us, and it combined into a face that would melt the hardest of hearts. I know that outward beauty fades with age, but hers never will, at least not to her mother.

I'm so looking forward to this SF trip this month. Seeing her, seeing her Dad (who is one of my closest friends), seeing my Uncle Jack and the friends I moved away from there. I'm blessed to be able to do this.

Thank you, God. :) For everything.