Tuesday, May 1, 2012

…and we’re quickly approaching three months!

Happy May Day, everyone!

It’s going to be a gloriously beautiful day here in Omaha (we might even get a late afternoon thunderstorm!). It’s only just after 11 a.m. and it’s already 70 degrees. I believe the high today is 78. The rest of the week is even nicer – and more thunderstorms to look forward to! I am happy.

Anyway…enough with the meteorology bit. Kevin and I are quickly approaching three months until our wedding. We’re getting to crunch time, too. Lots to do!

We have invitations to start. Cake tasting and flower shopping is this weekend. We need to pick a DJ, also. Hopefully the fabric for the bridesmaid dresses comes in soon so I can go see it. I need to find shoes for the bridesmaids and order their jewelry. My jewelry is all picked out – I just need shoes. And Kevin and I need to pick out wedding bands. That’s proving to be somewhat difficult for me – but I have no doubt the right one will reveal itself soon.

This past weekend, Kevin and I finished our marriage prep class. It was all day – 8 to 4 – but absolutely worth every minute. It presented topics for us to talk about that we might not have otherwise thought to discuss. Also, my mom and I went shopping last weekend and finally found her dress – it’s lovely. So everything is starting to slowly come together – and feel more real. Not that the beautiful engagement ring on my finger isn’t a constant reminder that it’s real! But these little things…just make it even more exciting.

In the next few weeks, Kevin and I get to finally start searching for a place of our own. The leases in our apartments are both up in June so that is also a very high priority on our list! I’ll be moving back in with my parents until the wedding in August…but knowing he’ll be living in “our” place is just so thrilling. This is such an exciting time in our lives and we feel so blessed by the people who are helping to make it happen. So if any of you are reading this, THANK YOU.

On an unrelated wedding note, what an exciting week to be a nerd! Avengers comes out Friday (we’re going to the midnight premiere…boy am I going to be tired on Friday). And last night we got ready for the movie’s opening by attending Legend’s Marvel Movie Trivia Night. We got second place. There are just no words to describe how much I love being in love with such a nerdy man. We complete each other so perfectly.

And lastly…Free Comic Book Day this Saturday (May 5) at Legend Comics, 5207 Leavenworth Street in Omaha. If you’re planning on going, bring some non-perishable food items (monetary donations don’t hurt, either) for the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Also, while you’re there, you can purchase tickets for a chance to win Amazing Fantasy #15 – the first appearance of Spider-Man, valued at $5,000. Donations go to the Nebraska Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Your donation also enters you to win one of several other prizes, including a $200 Legend Comics Gift Card.

So, yeah. Visit http://www.legendcomicsomaha.com/ for more info. It’s for a good cause – and to support a very wonderful comic book shop where they not only make you feel at home and welcome, but where Kevin and I got engaged! ;)

XOXO,
MJ