Tuesday, February 27, 2007

President's Day Weekend

Missed the wedding dress shopping expedition in Portland. I would have loved to be there all weekend but I don't want to see Cheryl in a wedding dress until the wedding day. Instead I went with a few friends and stayed at a cabin at the base of Crystal Mountain. Had a great time eating, relaxing and unwinding. Even better, we had several inches of fresh snow over the weekend so we had an awesome day snowboarding on Monday.

While Greg was on the sloops, I went to visit my sister Eva in Portland to go wedding dress shopping. Still no luck, but I am sure I will find a dress. Eva and I spend all Saturday running around Portland. On that day, we have gone to five bridal salons and I have tried on at least 15 dresses. As soon as we return to Eva's apartment, I crashed on the couch and fell asleep. I had a great time catching up with my sister and seeing Portland again.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A funny moment

Once in a while, Greg and I go to work together, so we can take advantage of the carpool lane. We arrived at work and entered a *coffee stained floor elevator with two other strangers.

I looked over at Greg and noticed droplets were coming from his bag onto his pants leg.

"Greg, you're dripping."

Greg replies,"No, they were there before we got in."

"No, you are dripping! It's coming from you bag."

Greg replies back, "It was there before!" Looks down and saw the stain on his pants. Then he gave me his cute sheepish-embarassed look and ran out of the elevator before I can get another word in.

Within 5 minutes, I get an email from him. It turned out to be his Coke!

As for Valentine's Day, we decided to celebrate yesterday on the 13th instead. Greg had an all day meeting and told me that he will pick me up at 5pm. So, I sat at my desk working on the wedding and when 5pm came around, Greg walked in with a dozen roses! I was soo surprised!! I immediately put the roses in a glass beaker (for those don't know, I work in a lab), and am enjoying them greatly. Afterwards we went to Wasabi Bistro for dinner and it was fantastic!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

On the road to Marriage

Phew! We found a venue and ceremony site. I never knew how much work it takes to plan a wedding and I am only done with one part the location and date. The Hall at Fauntleroy (The Hall) is located in the beautiful area of West Seattle. Greg and I are very excited about this.

At last, we picked up our pre-marriage counseling package on Jan. 28th. The package came with several budget sheets, a book that comes with two workbooks (one for him and one for me), and 6 cds series on family life. For the next four months, Greg and I will have lots of conversations, one of them being "What are some of the things the other person can improve on?"

Looks like some interesting times ahead of us.

Starting the New Year

After my wonderful trip to Australia, I landed running in Seattle without any scissors.

We arrived in Seattle in time for New Year's Eve! We had a fantastic time! Rebecca, Sean, Katherine, Sam, Ernie and Jason were over for dinner and we played lies dice, pictionary and ImagineIff till the fireworks were set off at the Space Needle, which we watched from the front steps of the Wallingford House.

I submitted my pharmacy application to UW on Jan. 5th. The next day, Angi and her cousin went with me to the Wedding expo at the Convention Center, and left the building with a bagful of papers! Papers everywhere! I have papers about papers! Angi and her cousin were fabulous in preventing me from being overwhelmed. Thanks again!

Since the paperfiedcation, I have been looking at reception sites. This is tough, since I want the site to represent us. So far, we have come across outrageous opulent sites to "not so great" places. All of which, I can see matching other people but so far we haven't found a place. No worries. I am 100% positive that we will find something that matches us well.

Well, back to the world of ribbons and cake. yummm..cake....

We will post some pictures from Australia later.