Monday, April 28, 2008
The photographer, Ross Oscar Knight, has a beautiful website with lots of photojournalist photographs. I love all the slide shows that he has of some of the weddings and the other engagements that he has photographed. The way that he takes pictures, it seems to put you right in the moment.
Looking at their engagement, makes me thing of my own proposal. I think that if my fiance' did anything like this young man did, I would think that he had changed places with an alien. He is romantic, in a romantic comedy type of way. Each proposal is special in it own special way, based off of what is special to the two people involved. You really can not compare proposals or even weddings to say one was better than someone elses, even though we try, because it special because some loved you enough to ask you to spend the rest your life with them (that's a long time). My proposal, will be something that I will hold dear to me for the rest of my life and everyday that I look down at my left hand I am reminded of it.
Please enjoy viewing this couples proposal and another proposal from Knight's website,may they give you inspiration in your relationship.
( I am so going to find that CD, so that I can have that song in my wedding)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I plan on using chair covers for my wedding, since I am having everything in one place. I was thinking of alternating aqua and brown sashes since colored chair covers are more expensive and so that I can stay within budget I will need to use white.
I even found some cake ideas with the colors.
Monday, April 21, 2008
With all the list of things to do for my wedding, I did not think of needing insurance for my engagement ring. When I signed up for The Knot, reminder checklist for my things to do for planning, the first thing on the list was to get my ring insured. So after being engaged since December 26, I finally took the ring paperwork to work last week and faxed it to my insurance agent to have the ring added to our (Chuck and I) homeowners insurance. Well to my surprise I received the adjusted homeowners insurance today in the mail with the addition of the ring. I was thinking that it would be lot more for us to pay a month due to the appraisal of the ring, but it just added a whole $8.00. I think I can swing that.
In looking at the insurance paperwork, I noticed a few things that the company would not replace my ring for,
- In case of rebellion or civil war
- Confiscation by customs
- If the ring is damaged by any weapon deploying atomic fission of radioactive force.
- Loss due to insects.
- Seizure of destruction under quarantine.
I could not believe that these were listed under my policy of coverage. I want the persons job at the insurance company that sits and thinks of these things, so that the insurance company does not have to replace anything but continues to charge you premiums. Of course, there more than just these but I found these to be the oddest. I am sure that my anal retentive fiance' Chuck will be happy to see the paperwork sitting on the table when he comes home. Now only if I can get him to find the paperwork for our home security system that I need to fax to the insurance agent so that we can get a discount. Well, one more thing off of my 1,000 things that I need to do.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I original stopped by Wendy's to see what they had for my bridesmaids, since I did not have a scheduled appointment. But once I was in there, I was a few wedding dresses on the mark down rack that I just had to try. The store squeezed me in (thank you) to try them on. Of course, once again the ones that I picked, were not what I was looking for even though the price was great. The consultant Lil, was real helpful and selected some other gowns that I looked fabulous on me.
At this point I have 4 dresses to choose from. The best part of today besides trying on some great dresses was the fact that some of the dresses that I tried on were to big and I was in a smaller size than I normally wear. I want a dress that is elegant and light enough for me dance in. I really like all of the dressed for all different reasons. I have decided that I am going to make a few more bridal appointments and make my final selection by the end of May since both consultants stated that it takes 6-8 months to get a dress in and 2-3 months for alterations. I will definitely take their advise, since I do not want to be stressed about getting my dress. The whole process was exciting and a little overwhelming, but I guess that is expected when you are trying to find the perfect dress.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
These sites are just a few. There are hundreds on the Internet that includes peoples' personal wedding websites and blogs where you can find inspiration from. Whatever you do make your wedding your own.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Ben has a great sense of humor, beautiful blue eyes and a great laugh. Ben helps me learn to appreciate the simple things, because a lot of times it hard to remember that with all of life's issues.
According to the Autism Society of America, autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. 1 in every 150 American children, and almost 1 in 94 boys are diagnosed with autism somewhere on the spectrum. Autism is treatable. Children do not "outgrow" autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.
Since it is Autism Awareness month, several TV shows will be having specials about autism, like "Autism: the musical" on HBO and CNN programming will focus on various topics on related to autism.
Ben has been in previous therapist wedding where he was the flower boy. Which was perfect for him at that time because picking up and watching the flower petals hit the ground was a sensory experience for him. Since he already had practice I was thinking, he could be the flower boy in my wedding. I was overruled, by Ben's mom and Chuck, they both said that he is a little to big for that now. He is now an usher and is going to hand out programs at my wedding. We will have to practice this so that he does not take the programs back from the guest after he gives them to them.
I think that many people, forget that these children are just that children. They have hopes and dreams like the rest of us, but may need assistance with on how to get to accomplish their dreams. My hope for Ben is to have a full life of doing the things that he wants to do. I want him to be able to live on his own, with assistance, go to a job, continue taking swim class, loving to eat a potatoes, playing his Playstation, obsessing about a topic and continue to see all the movies that he wants to see. I want him to continue to make me watch Power Rangers with him, making me look through the movie ads to tell me that he can not see R rated movies, to tell me that he is going to bed at 9:00 pm on the weekends and to continue to give me hugs and kisses every time I come to see him. These things and for so much more is why I love Ben. He will always be apart of my life.