Thursday, June 11, 2009

100 Pushup Challenge Update

I haven't updated about the 100 Pushup Challenge lately, but Arden and I have been doing it. Today is Week 2, Day 2. For W1,D2 we did 12, 14, 8, 8 and max of 11(which isn't what we were supposed to do, that was 10, 12, 8, 8, and max of 12, but I didn't have computer access since we were in a hotel, so I just guessed). W1,D3 was 11, 15, 9, 9 and max of 13. W2,D1 was 14, 14, 10, 10 and max of 15.
We've been keeping up with the amount we're supposed to do are are doing it every other day with a two day break between weeks. Arden is struggling a bit more than I am, but that's because I'm doing my pushups on my knees and he's doing them on his toes. I'm not sure if I see a difference/improvement, but that will show when we do the exhaustion test at the end of this week. I'm hoping I can do around 25+ for that.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wedding Update

So Arden and I went home last week to do some wedding stuff. I wanted to go to LMC and pay more on the reception hall, but we forgot to go, oops! We spoke to two photographers, two florists and three bakers and we've made a decision on all three.
We've decided to go with Charles Dykstra( for our photographer. We had a really hard time choosing, since both the photographers we spoke to are amazing, but Dykstra is just a little bit cheaper. We're not really skimping on quailty by going the cheaper route, so I don't feel bad about it. We just need to decide which package to go with. $995 vs $1350 isn't really that hard of a decision, but Arden really wants the photo album that he offers with the more expensive package. I'm thinking I could make an album off shutterfly that would be equally nice.
For florists, I made the executive decision that I'm going to be doing our flowers. The first florist we spoke to was 428 dollars, the second one was over $600. If I can make them for around $200 then I feel that's the better way to go. If it turns out that it will be a huge hassle then we'll go with Tara Florists, the $428 one. But I'm determined to do it myself.
For bakers, we decided to go with Sandra Kay's Bakery( It'll be around $250 for a sheet cake and a smaller cake to display and cut. Arden liked her better than Elliot's Bakery, even though a few people have told me that they love him and his cakes. Arden said his cake(probably the frosting) left a funny aftertaste in his mouth. We haven't really decided what flavors we'll do or what it will look like, but at least we decided on who to use.
So it was a productive week wedding-wise. We really need a Church and a DJ though, those are the next big ones we need to tackle.

Monday, June 1, 2009

100 Pushup Challenge

So I started the 100 pushup challenge today. ( Today was Day 1, Week 1. I did 10, 12, 7, 7 then 11 for my max. Total of 47 pushups. Day 2 on Wednesday. I want my arms to be ripped!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cake Topper gone...

So Dawn ate my cake topper. I am beyond pissed. At least I don't have to start completely over, the J survived...

Monday, May 25, 2009

DIY Update

DIY Projects(italics are done)
  • cardbox (have frames and hardware, need to assemble and get engagement photos)
  • unity candle
  • cake topper (Dawn ate the P and the A so I need to do them over)
  • centerpieces
  • invites (got the kit-120 invites. Just need the information to print them)
  • table numbers (need engagement photos)
  • place cards (need finalized guest list and returned RSVPs)
  • flowers (not doing until May 14, 2010, for obvious reasons)
  • Save the Dates
  • Guestbook (need engagement photos, will be doing a photobook from Shutterfly)
  • ceremony programs
  • rehearsal dinner invites/information

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Unity Candle

So I bought and finished our unity candle today! Got the most basic set from Michaels(29.99 with a 40% coupon=17.99). Printed our monogram on some vellum paper then guled ribbon on all the candles. Arden says if he didn't know any better, he'd think I bought it that way :) I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New direction for invites

So Arden and I decided to go a different direction with invitations. I was going to completely DIY them, but we decided to get kits from Michael's and just do the printing and putting together ourselves. I think the main thing Arden was concerned with was them looking uniform and all of them looking nice(although it's not like different people are going to compare them and say "oh, mine is slightly different from yours" or something like that). But this will save some time and hassle, so I'm ok with it. It will also be cheaper, so I'm really ok with that! We'll probably be getting this kit in either brown(shown) or blue. Or we could even get two in brown and two in blue. But for some reason I don't think Arden will go for that...