Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Busy Busy Weekend!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their long weekend, I know that I did. I am trying to get back into the routine of going to bed early and waking up even earlier. After this weekend I am exhausted yet I feel somewhat refreshed. The FIN and I accomplished so many things this weekend that even I am impressed. On Saturday we met (along with my Mom) with the florist and came up with a game-plan for the ceremony and reception. The FIN jokes and says that I am not the typical female because I'm not a fan of flowers. I never have been and I think that they are unnecessary in most situations, attract gnats, and some even smell like nursing homes. Out of all of the things that we have done/or are in the process of doing for the wedding the flowers was the thing that I was looking forward to the least.  We had an appointment at Noon on Saturday and when we got there I was a bit apprehensive and didn't want to even get out of the car. It was in the seedy part of town and I couldn't imagine anything in these crummy looking buildings being what I wanted.

STEMS, LLC... Looks can be deceiving!

Oh how I was wrong. Granted her shop was an organized chaos of vases/bird cages/stands/and arrangement baskets but her demeanor and confidence was so contagious my mind was set at ease. I had done my research and was armed with photographs that encompassed what I had in mind. We discussed different situations/color palletes/styles and my mind was opened to the world of florals. Granted, I am not wanting a dozen roses for V-Day but I am way more open to the idea of using flowers while entertaining and even incorporating them into everyday decor. I didn't have a chance to take any more pictures as there was another Bride-to-be and her Groom waiting to meet with the florist too. All in all the flowers were a SUCCESS...

After the flowers we took a lunch break (the FIN was hungry and we needed to keep him fed to keep him happy....) and headed to pick out the tuxes. I didn't know what to expect I just knew that I wanted black, and more black. The FIN was a trooper and we ended up picking out everything and getting all of the Groomsmen's attire registered too. 

So Patient....

Such a trooper...

His smile hides his angst as UK Basketball tipped 
off while he was waiting to be measured... GO BIG BLUE!

We had a successful weekend and we even played racquetball on Monday. Let me tell you I wish I could watch us play. By "us" I mean me because I am sure that I look like a scared/slow rabbit as I try to hit the ball. I asked the FIN if I could take a picture of us in our goggles and with the racquets and he wasn't thrilled with the suggestion so everyone will have to use their imagination, hahah!

Its halftime with the CATS, so I am going to try to watch the last little bit of the game! Happy Wednesday, its almost the weekend.

GO BLUE & Happy Flowers!