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I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What have I been up to...?

Well, I believe Brian and I are procrastinators. We haven't made one full pinwheel yet. We have several made and we have several sticks... We just haven't done them yet. sigh...

This past weekend, after constructing that totally awesome practice bouquet from my last post, I helped Brian clean out his garage. Oh my goodness was it crowded with junk. Sorry, Bri... It's true... But it wasn't all of Brian's junk... There were some pretty questionable things in there from the people that lived in his house prior. It was a pretty big task...

Yesterday I had gotten a quote from my friend on the wedding cakes. It was a number that was very startling. And Brian and I both decided that we could not pay the amount and that we'd most likely have to find an alternative. Which we have...

Coming up with wedding stuff...

Thursday: Brian and I will be dropping off our four sand vessels to a friend of mine that will be doing some etching into the glass. There are three small vessels for the three colors of sand. My sand color is a calming green and my vessel will have "Amy Faith" etched into it. Brian's sand color is a calming blue color and his will have "The Brian" etched into it. Our officiant's sand is a cream color and his will have his name etched into it and he may keep that forever and ever... And cherish it. ;) Then our main, larger vessel will have "The McKinley's" etched into it.

Friday: Brian and I have dinner with Colleen and Johnny; the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies. I'm pretty excited about this. I specifically wanted them for this wedding role. Along with being my time keeper / BFF on the day of, they will be making a speech at the wedding. I'd like them to include a few pointers for Brian and I or a "what to look out for" kind of thing in their speech since they themselves were recently married. And also, I think it's pretty neat that they'll be the first people to announce us as "Mr. & Mrs. McKinley." :)

Saturday: Since Brian will be busy making a website, my brother Robert will be going to GR with me. I have several stops to make. I'll be stopping at David's Bridal, Michael's Craft Store, and several other dress shops so that I can FINALLY find a flower girl dress. I haven't really been too impressed with some of them that I've been looking at. Then, later that night we'll be meeting the DJ again to go over some more music.

Sunday: The only thing on our agenda is church. Which I'm sure we'll end up either making another trip somewhere... Or we might actually get that time to stop procrastinating and actually finish a pinwheel.

Then next Thursday Brian and I will be taking a few hours off of work to go apply for our marriage license. YAY! It's getting down to the nitty gritty now!

And on the 6th, we'll be having our final meeting with John, our officiant. We're exited, so I'm sure that John is super excited. :)

And now... A random picture...


  1. Good picture! I'm blogging about you! No peeking!

  2. PS- Get Brian the book "Surviving Groomzilla." It is hysterical and he would so love it. It's hip.

  3. No peeking!? Oh, c'mon! Fine... I'll have to look eventually.