Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mini-Bachelorette Party

I mentioned before that I work with the coolest people in the world, but I have to keep bragging about their awesomeness. On Tuesday night the ladies I work with threw me a mini-Bachelorette Party at Santana Row in San Jose. We went to a wine bar and had AMAZING Cakebread Chardonnay. Then we had a delicious dinner at Maggianos. They even got me a crown and a sash (which definitnely drew some attention... especially on a Tuesday night). Here are some pics of me and my beautiful, thoughtful, Accenture ladies:

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Wedding Band

I decided on the Micropave Ring. I like how it's dainty and can even be worn on its own for traveling or events where a big engagement ring is not appropriate.

Here's a close up of my beautiful new ring. I can't wait to wear it!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I Think I have Emotional Issues

Maybe it’s the stress or the fact that getting married is an emotional time in a girls life, but I flew to Chicago this weekend and on the plane I wrote letters to my bridesmaids and my parents to give to them at the rehearsal dinner. I got pretty choked up writing my letter to Laurel (my MOH) and I full-on cried writing my letter my Mom and Dad. I know that I’m a crier (which is getting worse with age, not better!), but this is ridiculous.

I guess emotional issues run in the family. My Mom cries at sentimental commercials and don’t even get me started about her during a sad movie). My Dad told me already that my Grandma is going to cry non-stop at the wedding and he’s worried he’s gonna cry during his song.

I’m worried that I’m going to bawling during my wedding ceremony. My one saving grace is that adrenaline makes it hard to cry and I think I’ll have a ton of adrenaline pumping during my wedding. If I do cry I hope I don’t make an “ugly cry face”. See example below (courtesy of Mrs. Lovebug from

Any suggestions for how NOT to cry at my wedding?


I’ll be the first to admit that I work with/for some of the coolest people in the world. Everyone says Accenture is great because we have great people and I couldn’t agree more. Well, it turns out that they are total pranksters too. This is what happened to me on Thursday…

I had an end-of-week sync up meeting with Trinity (my Manager) but right before the meeting she says that Darren (my Sr. Manager) is going to join us for the meeting because he needs to discuss and “HR Issue” with me. So I mildly panic and start racking my brain with “what did I do?!” So Darren and Trinity join me in the conference room and Darren start telling me HR called him regarding something I did/said to another co-worker. At this point, I’m practically shaking and all I can think is “oh crap, I’m fired and I don’t even know what I did!” Then Darren suddenly says, “we’re joking” and Trinity whips out a Wedding Present from for Darren and her: A gift certificate for a fancy dinner for two (dinner, drinks, dessert) at Ruth Chris in Maui! SUCH an awesome present and they TOTALLY punk’d me, which makes it ever better. I love my job.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ONE Month!

O.M.G. Our wedding is in one month! I'm so excited and trying not to panic.

All of our vendors are set and ready. Our Pastor is ready to marry us, the band is ready to play, Carlee is ready to coordinate, and Kim is ready to photograph.

What's making me panic are all of the minor decor items that I have left to do - table numbers, menus, programs, favors, escort cards, baskets, signage, and out-of-town gift bags. All of the things that allegedly "make it all come together".

I'm so glad that I decided to take two weeks off of work before the wedding.

Note to Friends in San Diego: I'm hostessing a "favor, program, placecard making party" on Saturday August 9th or Sunday August 10th, so save the date.

These are the thing that make me lose sleep:

With THIS ring?

So I had some wedding ring drama ...

I ordered the matching wedding band that "goes with" my Engagement ring and I HATED it and returned it. It was too big and not age-appropriate (e.g. I looked like the old ladies who stack up their bling). So I starting thinking a plain band was the way to go, but others (like Jonathan and Megan) disagreed, so right now I have TWO potential wedding rings: a plain platinum ring
and a diamond micro-pave ring. Take a look:

(Left side= micro-pave, right side= plain platinum)

I'm about 90% sure I'm going with the Micro-pave ring. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

Spending the week in San Diego by myself has given me lots of spare time to:

a. Work
b. Drink my parent's expensive wine (I mean the cheap stuff)
c. Work on wedding stuff
d. Scan a ridiculous amount of childhood photos of myself so I can use them for wedding stuff
e. All of the above

If you guessed E, you are correct. And if you guessed E and mainly D, you get a bonus point. Get up and get yourself a cookie, you deserve it.

I spent all of last night combing through photo albums and I managed to scan and save 70 photos of my childhood. Thanks to my future Mom-in-law I already had 200+ scanned baby pictures of him. So now my plans for adorable baby pics of us on the guest book table and a slide show at the Rehearsal dinner can come to life!

Here is a preview of our young lives:

Age >1, age 3, age 5, and age 17.

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