The Where I've Been Post

In a nutshell, I’ve been planning a wedding, managing a household of eight people that are not always under the same roof—or in the same country—on any given night, trying to finish a book, redoing a website, frantically looking for work, and, OH! Planning a wedding!

That will take place in 9 days. So, no biggie. I checked the weather and all the thunderstorms and warnings should dissipate by the night before, so we can have a partly-cloudy but not-very-chilly ceremony outdoors, in my mother’s courtyard in Capitola.

And for those who haven’t been following on Facebook or Pinterest (where, to my embarrassment, I’ve been hanging out for administrative ease instead of updating here like a sane person), you can check out the photo gallery below of collected images that will make up our big day.

I’m so excited to become Mrs. Guy. Y’all have no idea.

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Guest list: check. Six kids, Guy’s mom and dad, my mom and stepdad, and… our photographer. Whom I already love like a sister so I will try to get her loaded even though she swears she will not drink on the job.

Decorations: check. God bless Martha Stewart crafts and Between them and Ace hardware, it really is coming together nicely.

Rings: check! Actually, credit card. I paid cash for his but mine was a little more. We re-set my grandmother’s heirloom diamond into a custom, vintage-looking setting, a simple solitaire with matching thin platinum band.

Dress: check. I can zip it, I won’t trip over it, and flats will keep me from towering over Guy.

Flower girl, Ring Bearer, and other four boys: check. You would not believe what it cost to buy khakis, simple white shirts, bow ties, belts, and shoes for five boys. I’m not even going to mention socks. They are on their own.

Moms: check. Dresses chosen, all excited.

Food: check. Will be dropped off and we will descend like velociraptors, eating buffet style on the deck.

Cake: check. Did the order over email, trust is something I find easy to bestow. I’m not hard to please. I mean, I’m decorating with burlap, twine, and mason jars, am I right?

Honeymoon: double-check. Guy’s parents gave us one of their membership resort weeks in Puerto Vallarta. Squeee!


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6 Responses to The Where I've Been Post

  1. Audrey at Barking Mad March 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I’m so happy for you.  

    I’m working on a requested book outline, and then trying to rebuild/remodel my site, which includes a move off of TypePad to WordPress and there’s no way I could manage that with a fraction of what you’ve got going on.  It would take medication that doesn’t exist, in order for me to manage all of that.  

    You seem to be managing it all beautifully.   I’ve been following most of it on Facebook and your updates always make me smile! 
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  2. mindy March 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Aud, you always make me feel better. : )  Moving from TypePad to WP is NOT easy, at least it wasn’t when I did it in 2005. Write if get stuck, I may be able to help.

    P.S. I said I was doing all of those things; I didn’t say I was doing any of them well!

    P.P.S. I have some awesome medication. I can hook you up. :)

  3. Sonia March 4, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    That button bouquet is gorgeous! Good luck with your wedding!

  4. Tracy March 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Congrats! So happy for you. You certainly deserve a day filled with happiness, love and grace. (What, no corkscrew hair curls??)


  5. DianaF March 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Loved flipping through your wedding prep photos. It will be a beautiful ceremony for sure! Congrats Mindy! I’m so happy for you!

  6. Becca March 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    You deserve it the big and gorgeous day! the bouquet so unique!

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