Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Adam kindly reminded me that today marks the 4-month mark:
Four months of being engaged.
Four months until we're married.
Does it surprise me that I've overlooked this fun fact?
But that's only because I'm making sure that I haven't overlooked the fact that:
- invitations are addressed
- birdseed is wrapped
- bridesmaid gifts are purchased
- wedding photography time line is complete
- wedding bands have been purchased
P.S. - Adam will be traveling intermittently during March Madness depending on how the Vols advance. He's on the road to Charlotte, NC today!
As you can see from our website, our honeymoon is booked!
Adam joined forces with my Dad to plan a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Located 8-ish miles off the coast of Cancun, the Island of Women is a low key Caribbean getaway with Corona-esque white-sand beaches but with plenty of Dos Equis and Modelo.
As we began thinking about honeymoon locations, we took into account all-inclusive luxury resorts marketed towards newlyweds.
However, smitten with adventure and local color, Adam and I quickly agreed that we wanted the freedom to roam and eat as we pleased with a fair degree of confidence and comfort in where we were staying.
Having traveled to Isla several times with my family (and Sara!) - my parents happened to be on the island when Adam and I decided on it for the honeymoon - the decision was fairly simple.
And thank goodness! Had we waited a few more weeks, we may be facing increased rates and travel headaches as Yahoo Travel recently voted Playa Norte on Isla one of the top 10 beach destinations of 2011.
In all the hoopla, keeping our accommodations a surprise from me was more tricky. My dad accidentally spilled the (refried) beans when he told me Adam made reservations at Na Balam which is located on Calle Zazil-Ha No. 118, Playa Norte.
Until then, I'll be working on my Spanish.
p.s. (upside down exclamation point) Gracias, Adam! Te amo.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The stats don't lie- I haven't blogged in quite a while.
There have been too many registries to complete, showers to plan and marriage counseling sessions to attend.
To put it simply, I'm exhausted.
I've got good blogging material... it's just being held captive behind my eyelids.
Thankfully, in the midst of the hoopla, I have finished our wedding website. That alone allows me to cross off 23,329 things on my to-do list.
Activating our wedding website means that I have:
- entered guests into the online guest list manager (I'm still amazed that the guest list is finished!)
- compiled blurbs on members of our wedding party
- confirmed all event information
- provided various driving directions via Google Maps (it's 2011, people)
- booked a block of hotel rooms for guests (thanks, Mom!)
- completed all wedding registries
- compiled a list of our favorite Knoxville sites/sounds for out-of-town guests
For all that and more, please click here.