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Friday, July 26, 2013

Back and Backtracking!

We had an amazing honeymoon on Maui, Kaua'i, and the Big Island and returned yesterday. We're still very much on Hawaii time!






We'll be backtracking on the blog to cover wedding festivities and the honeymoon. We may be a little slow, we have a lot of thank you notes to write: 


I am currently at social security waiting to change my name. What a whirlwind! 

We're so happy to be married! And Lola and Zoe are happy to have us back. We'll remain in Austin for a few more days before returning home. 

Looking forward to sharing all the fun soon! 

<3
The E's :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What a perfect day!


We are honeymooning in Maui, but I want to share the sneak peak from Amy Kate photography!!

Our wedding was a dream come true!! 








Some reception photos from my friend Cheryl: 


 







From Brendan's cousin, Jeremy:



More to come after the honeymoon!!

<3 
S&B, now both E's :) 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Time's Gonna Fly: Hello July!

We've had a busy couple of days around here. Yesterday, I rang in 27 with a delicious raspberry truffle cake and family to share it with. Brendan gifted me with all 8 Harry Potter movies and Jurassic Park on blu-ray, and I also got wine, a lunch out with my bestie that involved tomato pie, sushi dinner, and some giftcards for my favorite things (like Yogurtland!) It was a fantastic day.


Today, we finished up a bunch of wedding projects...before we started, there were so many boxes in my room that even Lola and Zoe didn't know what to do! We were also tripping everywhere. It was a dangerous situation, so we knew it was time to put things together and clear stuff out of the room.


We went shopping, assembled welcome bags for 51 hotel rooms, assembled wedding favors for 176 guests, and wrapped 27 gifts to give at the rehearsal dinner. We also gathered all the items to take to the venue on Thursday...it basically amounted to what felt like a thousand things. At least we are organized. I'm not stressing so much anymore: it's basically to the point where we've done what we can do. We'll see how I feel as Friday gets closer.


At the end of the day, I cooked dinner, and the whole family went for a walk afterwards. No question about it: this is the calm before the storm. We're expecting 12 arrivals on Tuesday, including Brendan's family, so then the fun really begins! We are definitely ready.

At times, I felt like July 2013 would never get here, but as of 20 minutes ago, it is. I'm happy, and it also feels surreal. Is this really happening?! The honeymoon is 5 days away, but doesn't feel like a reality at all.

Everyone's holding up well: my mom is completely calm and low key (she has taken this coming week off), my dad made an emergency trip to buy a suit today when he realized he had nothing that would match well, my brother has been helping a lot, and Brendan is a huge help and taking everything in stride.

Overall, we're all in good shape. Austin even got some rain last night, which meant that temperatures went from 106 yesterday to 94 today. We are happy that these "cooler" temperatures are predicted to stay (though my brother reminds me a forecast isn't very accurate this far out).

Well, here's to July and to this week; So far, wedding week is treating us well!

<3 S, B, L&Z
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