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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lazy Day

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Cinderella Can Suck It

I love Disney and I love the characters that Walt & Friends have created.

But as far as I'm concerned, I'm going to be the prettiest princess EVER on my wedding day. (Take THAT Snow White! In your FACE Sleeping Beauty!) My dress came in and I was able to pick it up this past Saturday... To say the least, it's prettier than I remembered!

I stood there, in front of the mirror, looking at myself and thinking this is real; now I get to wear the dress. For someone who thought (for a long time) that this day might not come, it was a bigger deal than I let on to my mom and bridesmaids who were with me. A rush of emotion came over me but all I could do was giggle and ask WHAT NOW? Our wedding is still six months away and I have to wait THAT LONG to put on the dress! UGH, this may be the best kind of torture there is!

When I was a kid, there was a standard measure of a good dress: how high does the skirt go up when I spin around in circles? The higher, the better. This standard has not worn off over the years... This past Saturday, when my bridesmaids were looking at dresses in the store, my mom and I went into the dressing room to start to put on the wedding dress. I had to first put on the petticoat/underskirt and as soon as it was on, the twirling began. I haven't done that in YEARS and it felt so good! From my perspective, it was a beautiful sight - just to watch the air rise from under the skirt and lift it to a low spinning cloud of white... MAGIC, I TELL YOU.

I doubt I'll have a chance to twirl or spin on my BIG DAY, but to do it in that dressing room with my mom at my side made me feel five again. The giddiness continues...
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Sunday, March 01, 2009

First Photo Session

Yesterday Blair and I had our engagement photo session. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! Our photographer suggested heading up to the snow for a couple of hours of silly fun (and maybe a few romantic moments, too). Indeed, it was more than we thought!

We spent about 4 hours in a town near Big Bear Lake; in two different locations. The first was in a woodsy clearing, near a creek, with a beautiful bridge. It was an amazing setting against a beautiful backdrop. The sky, too, seemed a bit brighter than normal. Our second spot was truly in the snow. We nearly froze our asses off and everyone agreed that our feet going numb was well-worth the opportunity to get some gorgeous pics. I only hope...

Our photographer is trying new photography that he calls "fusion photography." It is a blend of still and moving shots. It's not quite videography, but a close variation. For the first time ever, Blair and I were interviewed about how we felt toward one another. Not being prepared for this made the moment raw and real... Sitting there, talking about how we felt, I was never so in love with my fiance. This, after thrown several snowballs at each other and being completely wet from head to toe!

The added bonus of our perfect day was bringing Bailey along! This was her first trip up to the snow and she was HILARIOUS. Bailey absolutely loves the snow and she was a bundle of energy hopping through and crashing face-first when it got too deep. We fed her snowballs to eat; if dogs could grin, she was smiling ear to ear!

I can't wait to see our pictures and will share a few at the first opportunity! (UPDATE: See the post of 5/14/09 for the pics!)
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