Break out the winter clothes

{glorious noms courtesy of Maisie Fantaisie Fabulous Cakes}

Hello from the mighty Midwest, where temperatures this morning were a beautiful 44 degrees. Something about crisp air, scarves and jackets makes me giddy. With fall on our heels, Aaron and I have a lot to do to prepare for impending nuptuals. I know in an earlier post I said we were cake tasting this weekend, but it turns out we won’t be until October during my Fall Break. I’m hoping to stop in Tyler for a couple days and then zip to Tally and see Aaron, which means poor boy won’t even get to choose our wedding cake. He will definitely be sad-o.
Many of the wedding blogs I read have been transitioning from sunny-summer style weddings to more fall and winter-like ones, which keeps my enthusiasm up for our December wedding. It’s hard to be really excited about cold (ok, in Texas, COOL) weather wedding attire, etc., when all you see are sundresses and the like. So I am ready for this season scene change.

Cake dilemma

I don’t like cake. So for our wedding, I’ve considered having a small white “traditional” wedding cake and a bunch of other fun and delicious cakes for our friends and family to choose from. I think it would look fun, too, instead of a big cake and Aaron’s groom’s cake.

Also, invitation stuff is driving me mad. I love invitations, and I don’t think I would ever be happy if I designed them because I would change it. With the wedding being 113 days away (gulp) they need to be ordered. Quick. So I’m trying to find a suite that 1. I LOVE 2. I can justify paying for etc etc. I need a graphic designer and some printing resources.
Sorry I’ve been lazy about finding pictures. I promise I’ll do better.

List of the day.

My life seems to run better when I can list things. So here’s today’s list.

1. I am taking golf lessons! Beginning September 14th I’ll be learning a game I’ve just recently had an interest in learning a “lifelong game,” as my dad says, and I found out that our campus recreation center is offering lessons for beginners.

2. I am so overjoyed with thoughts of the wedding. The planning isn’t stressing me out at all (at least not right now.) We have 116 days before the big day, and I couldn’t be more excited. With Aaron beginning graduate school 1,000 miles away, it’s been a rocky transition from his closeness for the past two years. However, I feel like we’re both doing really, really well. We haven’t spent much time on the phone lately because this is our first week, so I’m eager to begin to actually TALK again.
3. Like I said earlier today, I am really thrilled with the workout stuff.
4. JCrew catalog today. Ridiculous prices? Absolutely. But good ideas 🙂
5. Cake tasting over Labor Day weekend!

Up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness.

Yesterday I started my pre-wedding/pre-marriage fitness plan. Designed to render me incapable of brushing my hair, lifting things past my elbows and exhausting me by 7 a.m. I’m getting up at 5:45 to run to the rec and take fitness classes- cycling on MWF, strength training on TR and a “fun” class or swimming on Saturday. I’m thinking about going back for swimming in the evenings because it’s my favey.

But yeah. day 2 of the plan (weights day) and I am ex-haus-ted. Don’t try to follow my breakdown of that word because it won’t work. Also, as I stepped foot outside of the gym, the sky opened up. It sounded like firecrackers. T and I got soaked on our 4 block run back to the apartment. Sooo.
Yay for feeling accomplished with my workout by 7:30 a.m.! This is a schedule I definitely plan on keeping.