June 29, 2009

Night by Elie Wiesel


I read this book recently. It's great. It took me only a few days. If I hadn't been so busy at the time or had a full time job it would have taken me only a few hours. It's short but very very good.


In Memory


I am wearing the watch I got on my 30th birthday back in October all week. I wear it a lot already but just to show some respect I'm not taking it off this week.

June 26, 2009

Wedding Ceremony Pics


If you want to see all our pics you can click the title bar and it will direct you to all of our pics on Flickr. Or you can go to this link :)

Now these are only ceremony pics. I don't have reception pics to post yet. I am excited to these though. The reception was a blast.

It was the best day of my life. I am one of those people now. I never related to people who have said that about their wedding day before. 

Best part of the day - How happy I was.

Worst part of the day - I don't like the way I look in a lot of the pictures. I was a little too relaxed that day, wasn't paying attention to standing up straight, sucking in, blah blah. It was nice to not worry but at the same time it's not pretty.




The ceremony turned out great. Short and sweet yet meaningful. The Chaplin did an outstanding job. Everyone seemed to enjoy it - hopefully. 

Our ceremony photographer was Jamie Weeks. I've known Jamie for about 3 or so years now. We work together as assistants so she gets to hear my gripes all day. I think she did a great job. The best part was that it was free (ok it was a perk not the best part) since is starting her photography business she wants to use them in her portfolio.


June 25, 2009

Legend




I can breathe now

Each night this week I have been designing our Thank You's to send out. I am done with designing and printing them out now I just need to sign and send. (that's the hard part) I will post a pic of them after I send them out.

It's so good to be back home. We had so much fun on The Day and our Honeymoon. 

Here's a sneak peak...

We're Back and Catching Up

So we're back and I have so much blog catching up to do. Before I go into the wedding stuff I want to start off from a week before - my Killer Bachelorette Party!

First a big thanks to Daisy Cherice Rachel & Jeni for putting on a great show! And thanks to everyone else who came and gave me all the kinky gifts.

I opted out of having a traditional bridal shower. I just did not want one. I just wanted to have fun (Ok, ok to get drunk). I don't drink often but when I do I make it worth it. Ha! We had lunch at the Red Iguana, they have the best Mexican food. And the staff there is great. Our server was fun, he offered to be the entertainment. 

If you want to see all of the pics you can go to my flickr page by clicking on the title bar or by simply clicking the link below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandaleeb/sets/72157620409521147/

I am only posting a few of my favs on here. Enjoy! I sure did. 

Most everyone who came is in the pic plus an extra (Can u see my pal Jorge chillin in the background?)

My MOH Jenni & Me
Bust a move! Cherice, Jenni & Me We were the only ones dancing. Well at least I think so...er...ha! Blasting Madonna tunes!


Yes, I planned out my outfit for this day.

June 16, 2009

Yeay!

The perfect follow-up to the perfect day.
Newport Beach 6-15-09

See you back next week!

June 12, 2009

June 4, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - The Return 6-3-09

Fleetwood Mac


Had a damn blast last night.
The story: 14 years ago Jenni and I saw Fleetwood Mac in concert with REO Speedwagon and Pat Benetar. Yes I said 14 years ago. The thing is Stevie Nicks was not there but it was still fun.

Last night she WAS there and totally rocked it. These guys are pushin 50's - 60's and have more energy than I do. Besides the losers that sat on their fat asses it was a total blast.

I am very thankful to Jenni and for Lynn for getting her the tickets and letting her take me.

June 1, 2009

12 Day Countdown

o Unpack! – Done. Still missing a box of pans!! Maybe there was a pan thief during the move. I’m NOT accusing anyone who helped us but it is possible someone walking by could have swiped it up. These pans were NOT CHEAP! Although they do hold a bit of bitterness from a previous life I lived so maybe it’s a good thing they are gone. Whatever! They are the coolest pans and I want them BACK!
o Engagement pictures – I don’t know if we are going to do this. So, sending pics with invites didn’t work out but that is fine because most people outside of UT don’t do it. Plus we did it with our Save-the-dates.
o Find someone to marry us – Done. We are having a long time family friend do this, Chaplin Green of the Utah County Jail. He is a great guy.
o Set up pre-marital counseling with the Chaplin – Done. We lucked out and only needed to go to two of them. Our last one was Thursday and it went very well.
o Find ceremony venue - Done.
o Get passports – We no longer need them since Cabo is not happening (I don’t want to talk about it).
o Order grooms cake - Done.
o Find Tyrone a shirt, tie and shoes - Done
o Find tables and chairs - Done. Wedding Dreamer located in American Fork. They are letting us have them the WHOLE weekend and they were not expensive.
o Finish centerpieces – I am 80% finished with them. This is taking forever just to make 11 pom-poms.
o Make and Send Out Invitations – Done!! Guest lists are never ending. Why is it that I have to run into people that I haven’t seen in YEARS two weeks before my wedding? And of course I start to feel guilty but then I let myself digress and I say F* It!! I told my mom that the less time I spend in the town I grew up in the less it will happen.
o Register for gifsts – Done!
o Buy Food & rest of Misc. items.
o Make Cookies – 4 batches of 60…equals 280…is that enough??
o Marriage License - Done.
o Ty’s shoes – Done.
o Favors – Done!
o Dye Hair – black, black, black baby!
o Dry clean Ty’s suite
o Make picture backdrop – this is 95% done.
o FLEETWOOD MAC – June 3rd! I so need this to happen, I can’t wait!
o Bachelorette Party! – June 6th!
o Get ring cleaned
o Get a Tan! – I have free tanning where I live YET I have not done this. The more I think about it the less I care if this happens.
o Schedule Mani - Pedi’s – So I got a GC for a free oxygen facial that I have been dying to use but it expired today. I just could not find time to get this done. Ty is NOT happy I didn’t use this. He got it from a customer at his last job and gave it to me. So sweet, but since I am a procrastinator (or just plane busy as HELL) I never scheduled it. I’m not sure the Mani - Pedi thing will happen either. I’ll probably just end up doing them myself.
o Bolero – Since I don’t have enough things to do I decided to make myself a bolero/shrug for the ceremony. I think it might be a little chilly that early in the morning (or not, I just really wanted one).
o Surprise! – So since we first got engaged I’ve been planning a surprise for Ty but it involves me coming out of my shell in a BIG way and I’ve started to second guess doing it all. I want to do it so bad but I’m both scared and lacking availability to practice.
o Get married!

Memorial weekend was full! That Sunday we helped my mom paint the shed, garage, and fence AND re-roof the garage. Although she’s has helped us out tremendously I think she is getting a pretty sweet deal out of this wedding. Her yard is lookin fabulous.

This weekend we helped Pickle and Rae-Rae move. I feel like our lives have been nothing but moving boxes and planning weddings for the last 4 months. Yesterday was busy but awesome! We spent most of the morning cleaning our place (Ty was ready to freak out because I’ve let the cleaning and cooking go. I decided that I can’t do that and make EVERY thing for our wedding.) After we cleaned we went down to my parents to do laundry, finish the idea for our gift “table”, paint our picture backdrop, wash Ty’s car, spray the lawn with mosquito repellent, and fit in enough time to roast wieners and eat strawberry shortcake around the fire pit. Yummy!

This morning I slept through my alarm. I was an hour late to work.

I am exhausted.

Sleep is overrated.

Thinking about taking up a brief crack habit, just to get through the next 2 weeks.