Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wedding Dress Shopping

I have found my wedding dress!  Saturday afternoon I went down to Mount Vernon with my parents and we ended up at David's Bridal.  Poor Dad headed to Red Robin for a burger while Mom and I began the process of finding just the right dress.
I had already gone shopping a few times, but hadn't yet found anything that seemed just right.  I tried on six or seven dresses this time, all of them beautiful.  Mom and I were getting overwhelmed after about two hours so we called Dad back over to get a guy's perspective.  With his help, and the help of our wonderful consultant, Leslee, I found just the right dress!  It's different from what I expected, but it's perfect for our simple outdoor wedding.
Mom's favorite part came at the end.  Once you find your dress at David's Bridal, you get to ring the bell and make a wish for your wedding.  Mom was so excited she almost rang the bell herself, but once I did she began crying!  It really was a special moment and the perfect culmination to a wonderful day.
When I got home that day I told Brady that I'd found a dress and he was so stoked!  He kept asking me what it looked like and then saying, "No, wait!  Don't tell me!"  It was really sweet and I can't wait to see his reaction on our wedding day!
I can't post any pictures yet obviously - that would be bad luck! - but I'm really excited for everyone to see my dress come July 27!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Game of Life

Before the madness began.
Long day at work today, especially considering I didn't get much sleep last night - up to late struggling to get this blog all set up.  But Brady rescued me with an iced vanilla latte from Woods and all of my coworkers are fun to be around.  And tonight we met up with Brady's friend Tom and headed over to our best friend Michael's house for an evening of beer and board games.  We made it through several six packs but only about half a game of Life before we had to call it quits for the evening, but it was a great time.  I must admit, however, that my banking skills definitely began to deteriorate after three beers!  Here's a few pictures to commemorate the night:

Brady insulted Chris...and then ended up having to pay him $5000 :)

Jayme, Michael, and Brady: First, second, and third.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Beginning

Welcome to my brand new blog.  I've been meaning to start this for a long time, but kept putting it off.  The idea of sending my thoughts into the virtual world is a little intimidating.  But my mom, Holly, of I Wish I Were a Walton, has been blogging for several years now and I decided it was time to be at least as techie as my mother.
My fiance, Brady, and I went to my parents' house today to watch the Seahawks game.  Definitely an exciting game, but I am not into football at all, so I read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban instead.  After the game Mom and I did some wedding planning while Dad watched hours of post game shows and Brady took a nap.

We arrived back at our apartment just in time for the premier of the third season of Downton Abbey.  I've only caught a few previous episodes but I am determined to catch every episode of this season!  My lovely mother was also kind enough to lend me the first and second seasons on DVD.  I can't wait to start watching them!