Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner

Count it!

Kelly and I spent this Christmas break deciding on the Rehearsal Dinner location. We wanted a non-chain local restaurant that could seat everyone together and accommodate AV setup. After checking out a couple of places with no success, we actually found a hidden jewel by accident. My brother won a free dinner to Provino's Italian Restaurant from school and gave it to my parents. They were so impressed with the staff and environment, they suggested Kelly and I check it out. We went on a (crowded) Wednesday night and were also impressed with the food, environment, and staff. Kelly's glad to have one more thing checked off the list.

Make that two more things, the invitations came in the mail over the holidays:
(That's only the envelopes...don't want to ruin the surprise)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Merry Christmas!!
(a little early)
Only 149 more days until our wedding!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bridesmaids' Fitting

This past weekend, my girls, my mom, and I went to David's Bridal in search of the girls' bridesmaids dresses. We were met by our consultant, Angel, who helped us find just the right dress for the occasion. While I won't show the dress here (I don't want to ruin the surprise), I will tell you that they will be navy blue!

I originally wanted each of the girls to wear a different style dress in the same fabric and color, and I knew David's Bridal would be the best place to do this. Also, the prices are pretty reasonable...especially for a dress they probably won't wear again. However, they ended up liking the same style, and since it looked great on all of them, we went with it!

Sandy, Me, Kelly, and Courtney (Jill couldn't make it)

Afterward, we went shoe shopping and then grabbed lunch at Cheddar's which had just opened in Augusta. Thanks for lunch, Mom!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Time in Savannah

My time in Savannah is coming to a close. I have been living with my aunt and uncle while attending my student clinical experience for physical therapy school. The first rotation was an acute in-patient setting at Memorial Medical Center and the latter was at Southcoast Medical Group, an out-patient setting.

I've spent most of my free time with family, attending Georgia football games, missing Cary, and of course, planning the wedding.

The black and white pictures are from a trip to Jekyll Island with my grandmother and two of my aunts back in September. We spent the day on the beach at St. Simons and later went to Driftwood Beach on Jekyll to get some amazing pictures of the erosion.

I also attended a Bridal Expo with my Aunt Nancy where we saw some amazing stuff! It was a lot of fun to sample all of the cakes and food as well as see the season's bridal fashion show.

Cary and I made it to the Georgia/South Carolina game as well as the Tennessee and Auburn games. For the Tennessee game, I flew from Savannah to Knoxville, and we stayed with the Patterson's (Thanks so much for hosting a few Georgia fans once again!).

Luckily, Cary was able to visit me in Savannah. We made Weston and Julia's bears (discussed in an earlier post) and watched the Dawgs lose once again to the Gators.

However, the loss to Florida wasn't the saddest part of my time in Savannah. My beloved pet of 16 years, Newt, passed away. I also dealt with a flooded car...luckily Hondas are tough and it made it through all that water (after some new carpeting). No, I did not attempt to drive through a flooded street. I left my car parked out in the street, went to a movie with my aunt and cousins, and when we came home, well, call the insurance company!
So all in all, I would say that I had a great time in Savannah. I would recommend it to anyone. Come visit, enjoy the food, the sights, the beaches, the history. Just park your car on high ground!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to my Aunt Nancy and Uncle Wayne who graciously opened their home to me for 16 weeks. I cannot thank you enough for being so hospitable and generous to me!
At Picnic in the Park in Forsyth Park