thedwarfandthegiant


ATV adventure with my grandparents
January 30, 2012, 2:33 am
Filed under: our engaged fun life

Ryan and I paid a visit to my grandparents in Desert Center for a belated Christmas. They planned an ATV adventure for us.
We explored an old abandoned commune full of treasures, well mostly trash.

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a Very productive wedding planning day
January 30, 2012, 12:38 am
Filed under: wedding

This morning Ryan and I bought the bamboo plates and forks, compostable cups, pie plates, and napkins.

We then met with April Paul, our wedding coordinator to go over all the details. We measured and laid out tentative “floor plan” and schedule. She is the best and said she doesn’t want me to worry about setting up or breaking down. *sigh!!!! Love her!!!

Afterwards, Ryan and I went to Don Jose’s for lunch. After all we had to make sure the food was going to be great for the rehearsal dinner. We got a tour of the banquet room. It can squeeze 50 ppl. There were old pictures on the wall. It will be perfect! As you can see, the food was terrible ;).

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I had a vision to make a curtain of lace for behind the pie table. When my grandma passed away I got a bunch of her lace in hopes of using it for the wedding. I’m excited and love that it’s from her. I snagged a tree branch from the ground at oak canyon nature center. I think it will be pretty cute.

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Christmas and new year’s eve!
January 4, 2012, 3:20 am
Filed under: engagement

Ryan had the cutest idea to have a Christmas eve breakfast picnic. So he made coffee (from alta) to go and we went to super pollo and made our way to back bay. It was a perfect morning!

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Ry was so amazing and paid for half of my MacBook pro! I got him coffee from alta (our fave breakfast joint and coffee house), a Stanley flask, and misc stuff he wanted.

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We went to Mark Gonzales annual Christmas eve party! We celebrated our one year engagement anniversary with my close loves!

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We stayed at the Stanley’s Christmas eve and Christmas day.

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Jake made stationary and envelopes. So super cute.

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Cute poker and his santa suit!

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Ryan carving the ham.

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Instead of Tahoe we spent New Year’s eve at Scott and Kathleen’s new home. Fabian was DJ for the night and we all celebrated Scott’s bday with awesome chow mein and orange chicken.

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