Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Isaac here- Its been a long while since I have written in the blogger world. I am not a huge fan of status updates, tweets or even blogging but I write every once in a while. I appreciate all the time and effort Whit puts in this blog. Don't you? She is so creative!

I'll give a little update on a couple of things that are going on and that are upcoming -

- So pretty soon we are going to go register for our wedding. I don't know what to think about it?!? I always thought registering was weird and was going to be a long process. I don't know why but I did. You go scan things you want into this little scanner and people buy those things for you. I guess its better than people giving random gifts. (if your reading this and you are one of those people that will give us a random gift, that is ok. I will still like you: ) ) If I had it my way I would be at Best Buy all day with a scanner in my hand. :) But I don't think it works that way. I am pretty excited though and hope we can find essential items that we can use as a married couple.

- We are also looking at houses. We have been thru some and are searching online. We haven't decided yet on what we are going to do. I am not a fan of renting but if we have to for a while then so be it. There are some pretty sweet lofts in Bloomington and I am excited to go thru some. Shoot, I am just excited overall. I have been a home body all of my life and being able to have a place of my own excites me! We will keep you updated!! In the mean time enjoy future posts by the creative and talented Whitney and some by the not so creative me. :)

Love - Isaac

Monday, September 20, 2010

Battle of the Wedding Bands

Finding a ring for Isaac has been a journey in and of itself. I started searching the internet for inspiration the moment we got engaged, a good 7 months ago. If you haven't noticed already, Isaac and I are a little more out of the box so we don't like most 'run of the mill' rings... like this one...
So looking through countless amounts of pictures really helped me form an idea of what I wanted for him, or rather what I didn't want. Rule #1. NO RINGS THAT LOOKED STRAIGHT OUT OF THE 80'S. I feel like the only person that would wear this ring is a Casino owner.I liked the look of diamonds but didn't want too many that it looked almost feminine... like this ring. I can imagine homosexual males wearing a ring like this one.... and, SURPRISE! Isaac isn't a homosexual male, so this isn't the ring for him. So rule #2 NO FEMININE RINGS

Then I tried searching for more modern looking rings. And this is no easy feat, let me tell you, because when I typed the word 'Modern' it apparently thinks I typed the words 'John Gosselin' in the search bar and brings up ugly rings like this one.... trashy, classless, tacky... Isaac is none of those things. Rule #3 NO JOHN GOSSELIN RINGSFinally I found a ring that I liked but felt needed a few changes... like a black band and all black diamonds... but when you start to customize something, it becomes pretty pricey. I went through three different jewelers to try to make this ring work. But sadly, my bank account was screaming at me, and I had to put my customizing ways behind me. Rule #4 NO CUSTOMIZED RINGS
So I prayed and I prayed and I prayed some more that God would put my search to an end and show me the perfect ring.... one that wouldn't scratch, one that was in my price range, one with a black band and a few diamonds- the perfect style. That's when I stumbled upon the Triton website. I found this ring- Thee Perfect Ring!!!! It was only HALF of the amount I had originally saved for Isaac's ring, leaving me with a nice bundle of money to put towards my flowers!!!!!!

So my search is over and my heart is happy. God is good.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wedding Dress Woes

What do these pictures have in common?

I'll give you a hint... it's the same problem I have with my dress....
Still not getting it?
Ok I'll tell you.
Little and Big. Big and Little. Large and Tiny.
A few weeks ago I received an email saying that my wedding dress had been shipped and was ready for pick up... in California. So it worked out that we had planned a trip over Labor Day to go see my parents and the new puppies they just bought!!! But anyways, I brought my mom and one of my best friends, Katie, to the store, keeping in mind that my dress was probably going to need a lot of alterations... but what I hadn't prepared myself for was that I would be SWIMMING in the dress.
The sample dress I had originally tried on was a size eight, and that was big enough on me that I still needed them to clip the back to keep it on.....
So one would think that maybe...just maybe... I was a size SIX.....
but NO....
My smart sales lady ordered me a size TWELVE!!!
Did you hear that? My dress fits around the top.... and I do not, nor have I ever had size twelve boobs. I could make TWO dresses out of the one she ordered me....almost.
So here I am, in a little bit of a dilemma... trying to remind myself that this can be fixed.
Anyone know of a good seamstress?????