Its been raining and is super chilly in Kentucky and I think our last few warm days are far gone. My Monday and Tuesday have been fairly uneventful and I am already on the countdown for the weekend! As promised I have some wedding news to share. I have received several emails asking about the status of wedding plans and despite the lack of posting all of the major elements were taken care within the first 4-6 weeks of saying "Yes!"
A few weeks ago the FIN and I traveled to Nashville to take our engagement pictures. We were so lucky to have a wonderful photographer who made us feel comfortable (photo slideshow is another post for another day... ). The pictures turned out great and we were both more than pleased. Before even taking the engagement pictures I knew how I wanted the Save the Date cards to look. I am a total sap for all things related to stationary and I knew that I had a few special thoughts that I wanted to incorporate into our Save the Date cards.
When I first began blogging I came across a great blog that encompassed personal design and a touch of whimsy. I immediately began perusing her portfolio looking for stationary ideas or any paper product that I could monogram (I LOVE LOVE LOVE monograms). Granted, I haven't always dreamed of wedding details but once I saw the online store I knew that I wanted to work with Mary Ellen over at Mostly MEllen. When it came time to put my my thoughts on paper I provided the photo that I wanted and a few places that I wanted to include and she did the rest. I was nervous to see the final product (as that is my nature) but once I saw them I couldn't have been happier. I couldn't have imagined them turning out any better, they were better than expected!!! When I opened up the box with the cards I felt like it was Christmas, and like I was 6 years old all over again.
After checking and re-checking all of the envelope addresses against the excel list that was complied by Mommy TX and myself I felt confident enough to mail them, (I am writing about this only because the cards have been mailed and most people have already received their card). The FIN and I spent last Monday night stamping (Me), and licking (The FIN was volunteered to seal them but he didn't seem to mind, which is good because envelope glue makes me gag...) all of the invite cards.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Happy late Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I have been at home for the last several days (aka the land of no 3G service and dial-up Internet) and I have been slacking on the blogging yet again. I can say that I have been super busy these past few weeks with wedding things. I will be sure to dedicate a full post to wedding related garb in the next few days, I promise.
It was so nice to see family and friends this week and just relax. The FIN was back in TX with his family celebrating and I am so ready for him to come back to KY. When we spoke last night on the phone I commented that this was the last Thanksgiving as MKH, and that next year we will be spending Thanksgiving together away from one of our families. I know thats too much emotion for a blog post so I will stop there because my eyes may get misty:( Until then I have a few pictures from Thanksgiving for your viewing pleasure!
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
With my current work situation not looking too promising in terms of an expanding workload I had ample time today to re-read one of my favorite books, Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews. Yes, I read the whole book today in one sitting (its barely 200 pages) while atop of my throne (the uncomfortable black swivel chair).
I have read it a few times and every time I do I always wonder what it would be like to decorate for holidays with the color blue. Granted, the whole idea of Christmas decorating is a bit intimidating to me because it can very easily consume you and your home. There are so many things that catch my eye but I feel like it never ends, there are so many different themes, color schemes, and knick knacks that I would love to collect but in reality it would most likely be a jumbled mess. Since I have an exobortant amount of down time from the hours of 700am-330pm I find myself thinking about seasonal room displays and what I would someday like to decorate my home with. Blue Christmas got me to thinking about Kentucky's favorite color (Wildcat Blue) and how it could be incorporated into the festive seasonal decor.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Thursday, November 04, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Happy Tuesday, but more importantly Thank Goodness Its Election Day (TGIED). Election results in Lexington have been buzzing for the last few hours and the polls closed hours ago. Despite the massive shakeup that today was to bring to US politics I can honestly say that I am glad that today is almost tomorrow in terms of the election. I hope that tomorrow I can drive without seeing some crazy donkey (literally) dancing holding a sign that says, "Vote for ________" and I am also over the whole slanderous tv and radio ads. I know its the name of the game, but sometimes I wish everyone could play nice and act like adults. I just want to listen to my Britney Spears on the radio without any political interruptions, is that really too much to ask?
I haven't spoken about my "Cube Queen" duties as of late and I am frankly about to relinquish my spot on the throne. Since I transitioned to _________, my daily routine has been less than glamorous. On Monday my inbox was at zero and I decided that I couldn't handle it any longer. I figured I might as well be proactive since this whole wedding thing involves tons of work on the front end and I thought I've got nothing but time. On Monday morning (730ish EST) I made a to-do list for myself for the day and I was able to cross off all of the tasks that I was going to finish after work. I have listed the list below to show just how empty my day was while I was at work.
MKH To-Do List for MONDAY...
1. Successfully print-off and apply for passport (Complete)
2. Compile address list for my section of the wedding guests (75 people) and input into excel (Complete)
3. Make lists of different items to put on registry (Complete)
4. Click refresh on my email inbox just in case someone needs something.... (Complete)
5. Read 175 pages in the "Bluegrass Conspiracy," a Lexington classic (Not on my list but I had extra time)
6. Read 143 pages in "Savannah Breeze," one of my favorite books to finish the series (Complete)
7. Click refresh on my email just in case someone needs something.... (Complete)
8. Email wedding photographer/planner/invitation guru several questions (Complete)
9. Clean desk and organize non-existent paperwork (Complete)
10. Click refresh on my email inbox just in case someone needs something... (Complete)
If only I was able to do laundry, clean my shower, and vacuum out my car while at work, I would have been super-productive. I can honestly say that I finished all of the above mentioned tasks before 1pm EST. I created the excel invitation list all without making any phone calls, and I started the registry list(s) without browsing domestically centered websites. As much as I accomplished I wish that I would have been doing actual work. I can't stand being idle at work for very long and until all of the necessary steps are completed with my new employer my co-workers and myself (2500+ people) are basically idle. I can use some down time every once in a while, but just not daily.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, November 02, 2010