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Gifts, Guestbook, and a huGe check

January 9, 2011

We received another gift!  This wedding is starting to get close!  My cousin, Emily (who is getting married in July), gave us a cheeseboard!

Now I can think of her when I cut the cheese!

Oh yeah, I totally wrote that in a wedding card to my friend, Kirsten.  She laughed!

And speaking of wedding gifts, remember when Linda gave us plates to enjoy a romantic dinner on? We used them the other night!  I know that you are not supposed to use your wedding gifts until after the wedding, but she purposefully gave them to use to enjoy.  So I picked up some chicken and mozzarella ravioli at BJ’s and enjoyed a quick, tasty dinner.

with BRUSSEL SPROUTS!

I bulked mine up with some greenery.  Matt didn’t want any!

I also received our guestbook from Shutterfly.  Along with our free Christmas cards, I received a 20% off photobook.  I took advantage and made a photo guest book. It is a 12×12 book with 20 pages (and 126 lines for people to sign).  I’m pretty excited about it.

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What do you think?

And finally a HUGE CHECK!  WE BOOKED OUR HONEYMOON!!  We will be going to Hawaii (Oahu and Maui).  At first we tried booking through Expedia, but we found better deals on the hotel and airline websites.  It actually saved us $3500 from the original (INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE) package presented through Expedia.    We are so excited, because we are staying at amazing places and hopefully seeing incredible scenery for a full 11 days!

Have you ever been to Hawaii?  What are your recommendations for activities?

And finally, randomness.  So I’d like to wear white to our pre-wedding festivities, because, I mean, when else can I do that?  But I didn’t want to buy a bunch of white clothes.  Luckily, I remembered that I had a white dress from my high school graduation.  After digging through a “play clothes” box full of old dance costumes, I found it!

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IT STILL FITS! I guess when I’m feeling down about myself, I should remember that I haven’t changed shape TOO much since high school.  Actually, I’m only about 10-15 lbs more than high school, and my chest size hasn’t really changed.  It’s my waist that changes.

Anyway, guess what else was in the “play clothes” box?

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MY GRAETER’S APRON! (That’s where I worked in high school.) I’m not sure if I was supposed to turn it back in, but whatever!

So I had a great, productive wedding weekend!

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2011 9:58 PM

    Love the guest book – looks great! I didn’t know you worked out Graeters. How fun is that?!? Ice cream is the thing I miss most since finding out I’m lactose intolerant. Black raspberry chip was my favorite!

    • January 9, 2011 10:04 PM

      OH NO!! Can you still eat it with taking some medicine? I couldn’t imagine!

  2. Emily Borchert permalink
    January 9, 2011 11:21 PM

    Yay! You got it. You can start using that too. Tell me how you like it because I put the same thing on my registry. And wow, I didn’t even think of that joke. Haha.

  3. Laura permalink
    January 10, 2011 5:07 PM

    Graeter’s Apron= Hilarious!!! Does it still smell like ice cream? I still have sone Graeter’s t-shirts that I work out in.

    Your guest book is a great idea! I love it! That’s wonderful that you were able to save so much money on your honeymoon. I’ve been to Honolulu, Hawaii. We went to Pearl Harbor, toured a submarine, went to the beach, etc. Definitely go to the North Shore for interesting restaurants and the Snow Cone place in a red building. Be sure to buy some Hawaiian Host Chocolates! My dad’s cousin’s husband works for that company! 🙂 Have fuN!

    • January 10, 2011 5:51 PM

      I sniffed it, and I think it does. I had to explain to Matt that we constantly smelled like sour milk.

      Those are great suggestions! Someone else has already mentioned the snow cone place on the North Shore. Pearl Harbor is 100% on our itinerary. It’s probably the whole reason to go to Oahu.

  4. January 10, 2011 9:49 PM

    Oh wow that white dress is wicked cute and looks great on you!

    Your guest book looks awesome as well!

  5. January 11, 2011 12:51 AM

    Love the guest book!

    I have been to Hawai’i. But I was 4 mos old. So I have no recommendations, BUT I have some very cute photos of myself with tropical flowers in my hair. 😛

    And that dress is super cute!

    • January 11, 2011 9:20 AM

      Well, I’m sure you had a great time. I hope to have cute photos of myself with tropical flowers in my hair as well.

  6. January 12, 2011 12:26 PM

    Graeters is one of the things I miss most since moving from Ohio. That’s why I was thrilled to find that my local grocery store is now stocking it… Although I haven’t yet shelled out the $5 for a half pint.

    So, my name is Emily and I’m getting married in July. Are we secretly cousins?

    • January 12, 2011 5:33 PM

      HA!! I’m very jealous that you can buy it at your grocery. We cannot in Boston.

  7. Liz permalink
    January 12, 2011 4:28 PM

    That guestbook is a fantastic idea! I love it!

    We went to Maui when I was 16 … the surfing lessons, Road to Hana (or something like that), and sunrise on the volcano (Holly-a-cala is how it’s pronounced, no clue how to spell it!) were my favorites 🙂

    And omigod I LOVE your graduation dress! Mine was so ugly (someone happily posted it on facebook a couple years ago) but I love yours! Awesome find! 🙂

    • January 12, 2011 5:34 PM

      Those are great suggestions! We’re definitely going to do the Road to Hana.

      Glad you like the dress. My mom made it.

  8. January 17, 2011 12:10 PM

    For some reason I just clicked on your blog! I saw this posting and now know why! You still rock that amazingly sexy Graeter’s apron!

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