Wednesday, September 23, 2009


We got in to St Louis late last night. Today we woke up and got right to some wedding errands. Including going to the St Louis County City Hall to get out marriage license!

Just one step closer to getting married! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Last Day!

Today is my last day of work for a week and a half. Five o'clock cannot come soon enough. I am so excited to get on the road and be in St. Louis. Yesterday, at work, I went to our regular Monday morning "stand up" meeting and they surprised me with a cake. It was so unexpected and nice. A lot of people had also signed a card with lots of really nice things and advice. I had no idea anything was going on. So nice of everyone. Well I better get back to work so 5 gets here quicker. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneak Peek!

4 1/2 more days to the wedding! :) I thought I would give you all a little taste of what is to come. Nothing is too revealing I think. Here is just a little of what I, along with the help of others, have been working hard on over the last few months. I can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Last weekend was Steve and my's 6 year anniversary. It was the last one we will ever celebrate for dating each other. Next year we will have to start all over, back at one and just 13 days later than we would normally celebrate. :) We are so busy with wedding stuff that it was nice to take a Sunday and celebrate. Steve scheduled us a nice dinner at one of the nicest restaurants in Kansas City. The restaurant is on the Plaza, so we went down early to shop a little and just walk around. The weather was great. There was even a jazz band playing outside some of the shops that we sat and listened to for a while. Before we had dinner we sat on the patio at Baja 600

Steve and I having margaritas and mojitos on the patio at Baja 600.
Dinner was one of the best we have had. We ate at The Capital Grille. Steve had told them it was our anniversary so when we got there we had "Happy Anniversary" and heart confetti sprinkled on the table. hehe

All of the food was amazing! Below is lobster mac and cheese. Yummm!
My steak, already halfway eaten, was delicious! It was also took up that whole plate!
We also got a to die for flour less chocolate cake for desert, on the house for our anniversary. And they took our picture and put it in a nice card/frame to commemorate the night.

It was a lovely way to spend our last anniversary together. And I am so glad we got to try out The Capital Grille. Thanks to Steve for planning it all. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

high of 74 degrees

We have entered into the 10 day forecast! Woohoo. I know 10 days is a huge amount of time in the weather world and this could stay the same or change drastically, but it is still fun to check and see what the weather may be. Right now I would say it looks like a perfect day to get married. :)
I am not really worried about the weather though. We are getting married rain or shine! :) The only bummer with rain would be pictures, but we could figure that out. Steve has access, through work, to this massive weather database. With it he was able to look back at the weather on September 26th through a number of years. I would say, from what he found that historically it looks like we picked a great day.

In the past 5 years on Sept 26 it has been an average of 66-70 degrees. It has not rained since 2003 and that’s the only year it rained in this decade. In 2004 it was an avg temp of 54 which is the only year it seemed kind of cold and in 1999 it was an average temp of 76, hitting 89, which looks to be the warmest in the past decade. The avg precipitation on Sept 26 is .1 inches and high is 2.26 in 1884.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Being that it is getting so close to the wedding it was time to start working on programs. I know a lot of people wait till even closer than I did to the wedding to do their programs, but I didn't want to haul all of the necessary pieces to St Louis and assemble them there. So I started a few weeks ago looking on the Knot for program layout ideas. Below are some of the styles I liked.

When Lauren spent the night a few weekends ago she helped me get a Word document laid out and ready to format with everything I would need to be in the program. Over the last couple of weeks I have gotten everything needed for the program ready. Friday I had them printed up and Saturday night Lauren and her mom were so kind and came over and assembled them with me. Together we got 90 of them done! I could never have gotten that many done in one night without them. They had also just done all of this a few months ago for Lauren and Nicks wedding, so they had more expertise in program assembling than I do. hehe. Sunday Steve helped me out and we got the rest of them done. I am so glad to have such a big thing to cross off my to do list! Thank you sooooooo much Lauren and Terry!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ceremony Music

Pretty much everything for the wedding has been planned out by now, except for minor details. One thing that Steve and I had not put much thought into though was music for the ceremony. The people at the Piper Palm House mentioned that a lot of people use ipods or something of the like for music. At the time this was alright with us, so we figured we would go with that and work on it when the time came. Well it was time to figure out the music for the ceremony over the last week. I put Steve in charge of it. Then one night he tells me that he needs to talk to me about it. He is no longer happy with the idea of having someone press play on a cd or ipod and he worries that it could ruin the wedding. I tell him everything will be fine no matter what, its just music. Little did I know he had really thought all of this through and researched people to play at the wedding. So sweet of him! So now we are having a string duo play from Noteworthy Music.
There will be a violin and a classical guitar playing. We picked out the songs from their list last night and we are super excited about them playing. And now with the music picked out I can finalize the programs and get them printed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Today is the first day of September. That means....
- 4 weeks till the wedding
- 25 1/2 days till the wedding
- only 15 of those days are days I have to work
- 3 more weekends till the wedding weekend
- 7514 hours till the ceremony
- 450840 minuets till the ceremony
- 27050400 seconds till the ceremony
- only 2 more trips to St Louis, one of those for the wedding