Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lets Recap...

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend! I feel like I have so much to share and I don't even know where to begin. As usual I will begin with a weather update. We had some wonderful weather in Lexington over the weekend and it was so nice to get outside without heavy layers of clothing. I have been checking the weather in Turks and Caicos (honeymoon spot) daily for about the past week and I am beginning to like what I see. I am so looking forward to lounging by the pool and taking it easy that it is making it hard to even drag myself out of bed in the morning to go to work.

Last week the FIN and I celebrated Valentines Day (yes, I haven't posted about V-Day yet) at one of our favorite restaurants, Portofinos.

Last V-Day as MKH...

We enjoyed a nice meal and it was great to relax and not talk about the wedding. We joked and said that we have eaten at Portofinos every Valentines Day that we have been together (this year makes year 3). The weekend before Valentines Day we were also super busy as we went to UK's Greek Sing. Mallory was dancing and it was great to watch and see all of her hard work. Some of the girls looked more like Lady Gaga than sweet sorority girls, and Mallory was one of them.

Watch the DG's dance...

Speaking of dance, the FIN and I took our first dance lessons last week. I was beyond excited about the lesson and I couldn't wait for Friday to get here, and much to my surprise the FIN was also enthusiastic. We didn't know what to expect as the guy that we spoke with on the phone was VERY peppy about the idea of dancing. When we got to the dance studio I was scoping out the place from the parking lot and the FIN was more concerned with the authentic Mexican restaurant next door and was saying if we come back for a second lesson we could have dinner after dancing. I thought if I didn't get him out of the car that we may get side-tracked and end up eating chips and salsa instead of learning to salsa.

Store-front...

Inside the studio...

When we walked in I think that we were both like, "OMG, there are tons of people and why are they all here?" It turns out that people like to "socially" dance and apparently its popular enough that they have between 150-200 people every Friday night (I asked the receptionist what was going on, and she started giving me the "sell" on the studio and how great it was). I had no idea that Dancing with the Stars had made an impression in Lexington, KY but I guess it has. We were introduced to a super nice gentleman that was about my age that guided us through the beginning stages of a few basic dances. He was a great teacher and he will be teaching us again next week when we go back for our second lesson.

The FIN really enjoyed the dancing... (ignore my lazy eye)

Great form... haha

Overall, it was a great night and I think that we are both excited to go back and learn more. We practiced a little bit on Friday after leaving but I think that a refresher may be needed tomorrow night. Granted we have only been to one lesson but I would totally reccomend taking private lessons before a wedding/or other special event where there will be dancing. Its completly harmless and the hardest part is actually walking through the door.

In other wedding related news.... MY WEDDING DRESS ARRIVED TODAY! I came home to find this oversized lightweight box at my mailbox.

Yes, I moved my foot mat so the box wouldn't 
get the gross cardboard dust on the floor...

All wrapped up...

Still wrapped up....

I was so glad that the dress arrived today. I have made an appointment to take the dress to the boutique seamstress next weekend for my first fitting. I had mixed emotions when I opened the box. The dress that I chose has been featured in several publications and everytime that I see it in print I always wonder if I would like it as much on the day of the wedding as I did when I first tried it on. I usually don't have buyers remorse and I am hoping that it doesn't kick in. I didn't try on the dress because I didn't have anyone to help me with it so I figured that I would just wait. I did take it out of the garmet bag and it is as wondeful as I remember it to be. Don't worry I didn't shed any tears....

The FIN and I are getting our open water SCUBA certification this weekend and I am super excited. We went and got our fins/goggles/masks/and water shoes this weekend and we both cant wait to try everything out in the water. I will be sure to take tons of pictures so everyone can have a good laugh!

Happy Wednesday!
LOVE, MKH

3 comments:

Joy D @ A Glass Act said...

Isn't it crazy to think, "why, I own a wedding dress". I remember when I picked mine up and I just couldn't believe that it was mine!! So surreal. Unfortunately, I haven't looked at my dress since my wedding day. I'm still debating whether to get it preserved or not.

Meredith said...

When my wedding dress arrived I had the same mixed emotions about opening it. I wondered if I had made the wrong decision, if I would still like it, I mean...I had picked it out over 7 months earlier. After my first fitting I was in love again and it just kept getting better with each fitting. I am sure you will look BEAUTIFUL!

Shasta Anne said...

Just found your blog and I am so enjoying your wedding planning and HELLO your amazing engagement ring! Gorgeous!

That feeling when your dress arrives is so surreal and I remember worrying if I would still love it as much as the day I chose it, pretty sure that this is a common worry for a lot of brides. I can't wait to see what style you chose and to follow you along on your journey to wedded bliss! Congrats!

xoxo-

Shasta