Friday, May 28, 2010

no more excuses

Saturday will be 6 weeks until I get married. I haven't worked out or been very active for a month plus. I have no time left to procrastinate!! Please share your ideas and suggestions for workouts as well as eating healthy.

I already cancelled our plans to go out tonight and I'll cook instead. We're going to the Dodger game on Monday and no dodger dogs for me!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Got Postage??

My friend Eva along with others have made comments about blogging more. I said people don't want to know about wedding planning and baseball games. She assured me they do!! So here is my first wedding planning post!!

Things have gone really smoothly and we've done all of our taste testing!! I've gotten really good ideas from friends and family as well as lots of help, especially the days before!!

I'm really annoyed at the Post Office. I went to buy all the stamps for the invitations, we were told 61 cents per invitation. We took the invitations stuffed, labeled and stamped to the post office for mailing. We were told that it was $1.05 to mail an invitation to Canada, no problem paid and sent.

Two days later we went back to buy a couple more stamps and send last minute addresses and were told it was a $1.05 for U.S. addresses....what?? We just mailed 200+ invitations with only 61 cents!! Most people seem to have gotten their invitations with no problem but a few people have postage due.....very frustrating when we did everything correctly.

Let me know if you received your invitation with or without postage due.

We got some help stuffing the envelopes!!

I'm so embarrassed to make people pay for postage with our wedding invitations.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Denmark - football & friends

Last August I went to Europe for a month and visited my friend Line in Denmark for a few days. Line and I met about 14 years ago when I was in Arizona and she was an exchange student.

It was great meeting her husband and adorable daughter Anna. I went to my first European soccer game and ate the best sausages. Danes are better sports fans than most Angelenos. They clapped and said it was okay  when a player had a bad play where as here in LA fans boo when a player makes a mistake.

Jens was so excited to see his favorite team play and it was an incredibly high scoring game.

The BEST Sausages!!

Convenient drink holder, so much better than the cardboard trays with a high spillage rate we have in LA.

Incredible fans, they stood and cheered  waving their flags the entire game.

A great Danish soft/sport drink.

Precious Anna and Line

 I have a lot more pictures to post about Denmark but I started with my favorites!! I had a great time and would love to return with Allen, especially since he served his mission there.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Breast Cancer

We did the Revlon 5k at the Coliseum Mother's Day weekend. It's the fourth time my mom and I have done it, second time for Lisa and Emily as well as the first time for my cousin Tori. Tori was the rock star fundraiser this year!! Rumor has it that more will be joining us next year. Let me know if you want to come, it's early but worth it!!

Emily and I ran the first mile and she did great!! Last year she struggled a little bit to finish but no hesitation this year. Hopefully, next year we can run the 5k together!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


My life has changed drastically in the past several months. I've changed from wanting to teach school overseas for the Department of Defense to getting married this summer.

One corner of my apartment is now dedicated to wedding reception decorations, favors, and invitations. It has been a lot of fun planning everything and getting ideas from friends.

I'll try posting more often but no promises. I won't attempt to update my blog about everything that has happened during the past several months. Hopefully, at some point, I'll post all my Europe pictures (or at least some of them).

To see more pictures: