Posts Tagged ‘My family is the best’
This was a VERY busy weekend. Friday night was spent at home hanging out and dealing with wedding stuff! Then Saturday we woke up and started our very productive and amazingly entertaining day early as we headed to Hollo’s Paper in Brunswick, Ohio for wedding envelopes.
Have I mentioned that I LOVE LOVE Hollo’s before? I’m sure I have but is seriously one of the most magical places on earth. If you are looking for bulk cardstock paper or envelopes I don’t think you could go a better place. Not only do they have ridiculously reasonable prices, they also have a huge selection. Of course we opted for the regular bright white ones but still our choices were by no means limited.
So after the envelope fun, we headed to Greystone (our reception site) to do our taste testing. We were stuffed by the end of the it but it was a really great day. Pretty much no one in our families had seen the facilities yet (Tim and I just like to make decisions and move on) so it was nice for them to get a tour and get the history behind the beautifully decorated building. Dinner choices were picked, alcohol was chosen, details were worked out and then we walked around Akron for a bit looking for good picture locations.
Akron is no the prettiest place on earth so I didn’t leave that whole experience feeling very warm and fuzzy BUT I truly believe that we have the best wedding photographer on earth (Scott Duncan) so regardless of backdrop I am confident that Scott will do an amazing job.
After the stroll around Akron my mom and I decided that we should go to mall to do some casual shopping. I had received a stellar 50% off up to 3 items at The Limited that I was determined to take advantage of and so I did!
Meet my new favorite dress:
I’m wearing it right now and it is so comfy and just another color for me on a Monday! I’m pretty much obsessed and have decided that it will be a shower dress for sure! I also picked up a new top and a new set of earrings
Another thing I am wearing today! I just love those cute little things.
I pretty much love the look and feel of this dress so I am really considering a few others… (and it feels like wedding expense for the honeymoon right?)
So now I am just waiting on another wonderful coupon to arrive in the mail or in my e-mail so I can purchase some goodies!
After some successful shopping (and a cute shirt from Cache as well) we went to The Rail to meet my dad and Tim who were already a few drinks in.
Well what do they say? If you can’t beat um? That’s right. We joined them.
And a few hours later, martinis and long islands in our belly, and Donatos pizza in hand we well we had a good time.
It was a pretty long evening and an even longer morning but Tim and I enjoyed a nice lunch with Peggy- out fabulous cupcake woman that own Just Desserts in Medina, Ohio. Not only is Peggy the most amazing cupcake maker in the world but she makes a hell of a chicken, spinach, and apple salad and is just truly a pleasure to be around! We make a quick stop at Mom and Dad’s to watch my big sister teach her beautiful 3 year old how to swim
And then we headed to our first “marital counseling” course! It was a really great day of just spending time together, with people we love, and just getting lots of wedding stuff done! It always feels good to cross things off the list =)
Well now that I have essentially gone online shopping during a post I think I’ll sign off!
I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend! Stay tuned for house updates- Tim and I are getting the house painted this week!!
Yet again another Mother’s Day rolled around and yet again this morning I woke up and thought to myself “what can I do today to really show my mom how much I love her and how much I appreciate her?” I realized that this morning (yep- took me 26 years) that I don’t think I will ever really be able to tell my mom how much she means to me. Not all the real hugs and kisses or even those written and typed XOXOXO’s cannot really tell my mom that she is the most amazing person in the world! But she is amazing and the world deserves to know!
I actually have been really blessed to have many amazing mom’s that surround me each and every day. My sister who is amazing to our little bundle of trouble Peyton, Tim’s mother who loves me like one of her own, Tim’s cousin’s Katie who has shown me that a mother’s love is endless even when it spans over 2 babies at the same time, and I am constantly reminded that how hard but truly wonderful being a mother can be.
When I was younger my mom would come to my soccer games, braid my hair, rub my back, and provide me with all sorts of support and guidance that guided me along the way. As I grew older she was my shoulder to cry on when someone pushed me down on the playground, when my boyfriend smiled at another girl, when I missed that last winning goal, and really for any random thing going on in my life. After that she helped me learn how to put on makeup, she took me to get my nails done, and she still hugged me when I was sad. In college she told me “F” was for “Fantastic” not fail when I bombed that calculus test and drove 4 hours just to watch a movie with me if I had a bad week. When I moved to Boston she traveled miles and miles to come visit often, she left me cry for hours on the phone because I missed home and assured me that everything happens for a reason even when you don’t believe it in that moment. When I moved into my own house with my husband to-be she helped carry boxes up stairs, picked up sushi for dinner, and stocked the fridge with goodies. She was there at my First Communion and was there just a few weeks ago when I finally made my confirmation. I still see her at my soccer games on Sundays and now we enjoy runs and workouts during the week.
Now that I am in the process of planning a wedding we have crossed a whole new world! Full of wedding planning that leads to talks about colors, vows, wedding rings, and everything in-between. But more than that we have started talking about life, kids, marriage, struggle, winning, smiling when things are tough, crying when you need to, maintaining your sense of self through all of the crap life sometimes throws at you, work is hard but it’s better than not working, and friendship is a choice not a obligation and I can assure you that I wake up every morning and CHOSE to have my mother as more of a mother… as a best friend. She is with me every single day… even the days we don’t talk. I hear her voice saying “do a good deed, make a new friend”. She is truly amazing and I cannot thank her enough for being all of the things a mother should be and MUCH MUCH more!
So to all of the mommies out there…. you are amazing. I am not a mother so I know I can’t say for certain but I think that is a really really hard job. A job that takes everything out of you sometimes but rewards you in the most amazing ways.
And to my mother, you are truly amaze me. You inspire me. You motivate me. You make me want to be a better person each and every day. I love you!