Monday, August 30, 2010

100 Days and Counting

We've been married for 100 days. I can't believe it...the time is just flying by. We've been busy with work, and we are getting excited about college football (and fantasy football, although Cary is the only one excited about that). We are planning to go to a few games this season, and I can't wait.
In the meantime, while we are eagerly awaiting kickoff, here are some pictures from the ceremony.

Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cumming, Georgia

Rev. Ron, Cary, and Brandon entering the sanctuary.

Weston and Julia get ready to go down the aisle.

So cute!

Going up the stairs to the sanctuary.

Down the aisle with Dad.
(I love picking out friends and family in the pews in this was all a blur when I walked down the aisle. I hardly remember anyone else even being in the church!)

A view from the balcony.

The Kiss

And we're married!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Attendants

I wanted to share some more pictures from the wedding with you, specifically, photos of the bridal party. Here are some great shots of my bridesmaids.

Jill, one of my maids of honor

Courtney, also a maid of honor

Kelly and Kelly :-)

Sandy, my sister-in-law

And a couple of me...

Cary and his groomsmen

Cary with his best man, Brandon

With his brother, Blake

Cary and Noah

Busch and Cary

And a couple of my husband...

Thank you to our bridal party for being a part of our wedding!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wedding Season

Kelly and I went to two weddings this Summer (outside of our own). Both weddings were for our classmates from PT school and both were tons of fun. It was a good time to get together with classmates and share stories as being newly licensed therapists.

First, was Jenny and Wade's wedding, held in Alpharetta, GA.

Wade thought up a unique way to get the garter...

The Mission Impossible theme song is playing...

And Wade gets the garter.

Another classmate of ours also got married this summer. Leigh and Jason married on August 7 at Villa Christina in Dunwoody.

Of all the weddings we have been to, this was the first cupcake-cake we had seen.

(I'm on the far left in the green shirt helping lift during the horah.)

Congratulations to the two happily married couples!
We wish you many, many years together!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cake Envy

Our baker, Natalie, is the owner of Cake Envy, and she specializes in "over-the-top" wedding and special event cakes. You may remember from a previous post, that she met with us last minute in late March to design our wedding cake when Publix disappointed us.

I thought the cake was gorgeous and turned out really well. It towered over us as we cut it. So much so that when Cary and I accidentally hit one of the plastic separators with the cake knife, we were afraid it was going to topple over on us.

It tasted delicious, what little bit Cary and I tasted. But our guests told us it was delicious, too...all 4 flavors. Each layer was a different flavor: chocolate with Bailey's filling, vanilla with raspberry filling, lemon with lemon filling, and carrot cake (our top layer, which we kept, was the lemon cake as well).

So if you are in the Cumming/Atlanta area, give Cake Envy a try. Natalie does beautiful work that is delicious, too! And just for fun, here is the original sketch:

(We decided to add the last layer at the end of the meeting, so it isn't completely drawn in.)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Bridal Suite

Since our wedding photos finally arrived on DVD, I can share a few of them with you all. I really enjoyed looking through all the pictures that we received because it reminded me of the all the fun moments that just went by so quickly! It is so true what they's a blur and you will hardly remember a thing! So I am going to blog about the events I do remember.

I figured the pictures of my girls and I getting ready in the bridal suite was a good place to start the wedding recaps.

My dress! I purchased it from The House of the Bride in Augusta, GA. My consultant, Beth was amazing. So patient and sweet...I never felt rushed or pressured. And while we did look at another store, the best dress (and the best price) was found at House of the Bride.

My bridesmaid and sister-in-law, Sandy, made me a beautiful hanger cover with my new monogram! Doesn't it look amazing? I think she needs to go into business with these.

Kelly (a.k.a. Kmont) helping me with my veil just before I got dressed. Then it was time to slip into the dress.

I remember being cool and calm the entire morning, but as soon as the dress was on, I immediately got nervous! It made the whole thing real.

Mom shows the girls how to bustle the dress.

Then it's time to put on our heels. I needed a little help with mine!

I wanted to say a quick thanks to my mom and my bridesmaids for helping me get ready and keeping me calm throughout the day. Ya'll were awesome, and I couldn't have asked for more!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My new truck

I've been looking at getting a new truck for several months and after carpooling our first few weeks for work, we realized it was about time. I spoke (and negotiated) with 3 different dealerships and found it to be an enjoyable experience. After leaving the second dealership at which I played some serious hard ball, I commented to Kelly "that was fun." She replied "I hated that! I was sweating the entire time." Needless to say, Kelly did not attend the final negotiating session.

When looking at buying the truck, price was the primary negotiating factor. Most dealerships had multiple colors of the same package I was looking at, so for me, it wasn't about who could wow me but who could give me the best deal. And to top it off, Clark Howard recently talked about many new vehicles being cheaper than their used counterparts, which I found to be the case with mine after looking at used models from 2007-09. I decided on a 2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Prerunner.