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All I Want for Christmas

December 23rd, 2010 Comments Off on All I Want for Christmas

By Valerie Gonzales

Christmas is finally here! I am so glad that David and I are lucky enough to have some time off for the holidays. Everything has been a mad rush the last few weeks with work, wedding planning, and getting ready for Christmas. Oh, and don’t forget the solid week of rain we had here in LA.

While we do have plenty of things to do over the next few days,I’m looking forward to having a little down time. One of the fun things I get to do is my hair and makeup trial! I have a few ideas on hairstyles, but makeup will be interesting. No ideas there! Maybe I’ll come out in full mime makeup, or clown makeup… Guess you will all be as surprised as me on Feb. 20! 🙂

The Eagle Has Landed!!

December 18th, 2010 § 1 comment

By Valerie Gonzales

The dress is in! It fits perfectly with no alterations needed that I see :). Can’t wait to show it off for you all! Now to find a good pair of shoes…

All Systems are GO!

December 15th, 2010 Comments Off on All Systems are GO!

By Valerie Gonzales

If you are reading this for the first time, odds are you have received your invitation! It is a good thing I double checked that all the invites had stamps! Well, after a few days of unbelievable business and yes, a little stress, I am breathing a sigh of relief that this important task is done.

I hope you all find the site easy to navigate and the RSVP tool easy to use. I am so proud of my husband-to-be. I watched him spend a lot of time developing and caring for our website, much like he cares for me and our relationship. I am so lucky to have someone who listens to all my hopes and fears and tries to do all he can to make me happy. I can be a handful sometimes, but David is constantly supporting me, even if it is just by giving me a hug.

So, now that invites are hitting mailboxes across the country I guess the wedding is really happening. The next few months will likely be very busy, so I’ll update when I can. Goodnight world!

Time keeps on ticking…

December 7th, 2010 Comments Off on Time keeps on ticking…

By Valerie Gonzales

Several months ago, I thought about all the time I had before our wedding and felt pretty much under control. Sure, there were tasks to accomplish, but I would not be one of THOSE brides who flip out over every little detail. I guess part of me is still laid back in a way, but the practical side of me realizes how many small tasks there are and how quickly time moves forward.

Simple tasks such as making time to shop for a pair of shoes, or playing with some crafty ideas for a few Do-It-Yourself touches seem to fade off into the distance as more realistic jobs fall into my lap. No wonder some women start planning from the day they get engaged and don’t stop until the trip down the aisle…there really is enough work to make it last! It is important to just take everything one step at a time, and focus on the result. Lucky for me, at the end of this journey I get to start married life with the man of my dreams!

So, on the plate for the remainder of this month are invite preparation, table numbers and seating cards, and finding the perfect pair of wedding shoes! If I have time, maybe I’ll throw in some Christmas shopping too 🙂

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