Thursday, October 28, 2010

Engagement Photos!

Our engagement photos arrived on their DVD yesterday after getting lost in the mail (the photog had to mail a new dvd to us). They were taken by Vanessa Kruse at Flourish Studio Photography, and we LOVED working with her!

We took our photos at an amazing pumpkin patch/corn maze called Rock Creek Farms in Westminster, Colorado. They were absolutely awesome and let us photograph there for free for over an hour, so of course we paid them back by buying a lot of pumpkins when we left. They also allowed us to bring our apricot toy poodle, Loki. He was very well behaved.

We started out at the corn maze. Nobody else was there, so we had full run of our little section of the world.

Vanessa told us to just love on each other and have fun. We thought it would be hard, but when you have to kiss the guy you love, posing gets easy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


In the past few days I've gotten excited about the prospect of bouquets. As a bride-to-be who isn't a huge fan of flowers, I've been putting my thoughts into alternate options than the traditional bouquet that will die soon after the wedding. I'm having a hard time thinking that spending a ton of money on flowers is worth it.

My search first started with the brooch bouquet. I've seen the idea mentioned in various places - WeddingBee, Offbeat Bride - and it seemed like a good one. They're unique, lovely, and fun!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Say Yes to the Dress!

This weekend I spent some time watching "Say Yes to the Dress" as I worked on my Halloween costume. As a person who doesn't much enjoy reality TV, I was admittedly enjoying myself as I watched brides try on various dress styles. SYttD feels like a show that celebrates happiness more than reveling in cattiness, though they did toss in the troublemakers (be it the bridesmaids, mothers, or clerks at the store) where they could.

One thing I found I wished they would do would be to put up notes on the dresses the brides tried on. A few times the designers/dress styles were mentioned, but the information comes and goes so fast, it's hard to know what you've just seen. The way I view it, women are probably watching this show, in part, to get dress ideas. Knowing what style or designer was tried on would be a great boon to women who want to see the dress on a real-life model.

I've never subjected myself to any of the other bridal shows such as Bridezillas. I think I'll stick to SYttD.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Workout Breakup

When Dr. Light and I first got engaged, I told myself I was going to work out like crazy. I was going to lose those 10 "happy" pounds I'd put on since we had met. It seemed like a good goal, but my only issue has been, well, that I don't work out.

I started out pretty strong. I bought an awesome DVD called 30 Day Shred, and it really kicked my heinie!


The only issue is that there is so much required squatting and knee-intensive activities, I found the DVD painful to do for more than two days in a row. I have pretty bad knees, to the point where the first time I walked upstairs in Dr. Light's condo he asked me if I had tic-tacs in my pocket because my knees cracked that badly.

It gets especially bad when I have to go down stairs in the days after workouts to that DVD. I've had to start lifting myself down them.

So, that leaves me with the thought that I'm going to have to figure out some other way. I've used the exercise room at the condo to do the elliptical machine, and that's pretty nice. It's just the gumption to walk outside and go up to the facility that challenges me.

I know that this is all dependent on my own will power, and it's a challenge I'm gonna have to face or dodge. I just wish that my knees were better. I'm really not looking forward to the replacement surgery that will inevitably happen in the years to come. I figure that I shouldn't hurt them badly now, though.

So, 30 Day Shred, as much as I love you, I think it's time for us to break up.