After we woke up in Seaside, OR we went to a charming little breakfast place (I think it was called Auntie M's or something like that) where Ryan got a muffin but I got a delicious ham, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich on a croissant. Unfortunately, our sunny weather was gone...it was gray, cold, foggy and drizzling. We didn't mind the drizzling and cold so much but the fog pretty much made any scenic viewpoint useless because all we could see was fog. Doh! We traveled south down highway 101 all the way down the coast, stopping to see a lighthouse and some tide pools. The tide pools were pretty neat because you could see star fish and such in them. There was also a sea lion on the beach and tons and tons of seagulls around.
Earlier this year, Ryan asked me if I would like to go on a vacation with him in May, right before Memorial Day. We normally go to Colorado to see my mom and run the Bolder Boulder 10k on Memorial Day. Ryan said that he wanted to plan a vacation and that we would still go to Colorado but the week beforehand, we would go on a vacation together. Of course I said yes :) But when I asked where we were going...he refused to tell me. It was a secret :) Everyone tried to get him to tell them where we were going but he didn't tell anyone - not his parents or my parents or his siblings or even any friends or coworkers (but they all tried really hard to get him to tell them). Finally we left for vacation on Thursday 5/17 and he still hadn't told me where we were going. All I knew was that the temperatures could range from 30 - 80 degrees, that I did not need a swimsuit, and that I should bring tennis shoes, clothes that can get dirty and possibly some rain gear. We flew out of Orlando and had a layover in Denver and then I finally got to know where we were flying to - Seattle! Neither of us has been to Seattle or really anywhere in the northwest so I was pretty excited.
I bet you guys almost forgot this was a sewing blog didn't you? Well sorry for all the other randomness but there is indeed still some sewing going on. Here's what's up:
My Mom's Tablerunner:
I finally completed the tablerunner for my mom's christmas present and just in time to mail it with her mother's day present. yay. It came out pretty good, but I don't have a pic, sorry!
Step 1: Find a reception and ceremony venue and set the wedding date...DONE
Vero Beach Hotel & Spa on the evening of 12/7/12
Step 2: Hire a photographer...DONE
Thirteenth Moon Photography
Step 3: Hire an officiant...Meeting with one on Wednesday
Step 4: Find a DJ...in work
Last weekend I went to a super awesome bachelorette party for my good friend Michelle. It was so much fun but i drank way too much, lol. A few weeks ago, she asked me if i would be in her wedding because one of her bridesmaids was going to be unable to make it to the wedding. Of course I agreed (I was a little surprised but it's her wedding...I'd be more than happy to be in it if she wants me to). The place we went to for dinner was a tad expensive but it was super tasty and then the rest of the night we were at City Walk and we were being crazy and fun :) I hadn't had that much fun on a night out in a very long time.
After Ryan and I got engaged, I asked him when he was thinking he would like to get married. I thought he would say March or April 2013 (about a year from engagement) but instead he said November 2012 (only 7 months). Aahh! So soon! Could we even find a venue for that soon? Over the past couple weeks we have been scouring through venues looking for something that holds enough people and is in our budget (and is pretty and has good food, haha). There was one place I liked but it was at the max end our budget and meant I would be paying for quite a bit of the costs out of my own pocket. Plus they didn’t have any Saturday availability until May 2013. So we kept looking and looking but we couldn’t really find any other venues. Some were private clubs only open to members, many held a maximum of 100 people (we need at least 125) and some were just too expensive (over $150 per person before tax and gratuity). We decided to consider doing an outdoor wedding with a tent similar to Nate & Kayla’s wedding we just attended.