Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's taking every ounce of me...

Not to purchase this.

They are heart umbrellas. How cute right?

I wanted parasols for my wedding but thought this would be so cute for some shots. Unfortunately at $65 a pop I will be skipping out on this purchase.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Quarter of a Century

Happy Birthday to me!
Today I'm a quarter of a century, the big 2-5!

Since ya'll don't know me very well I will send you a little trip down memory lane... to see some of my big bangs since I've turned 21. Because honestly, who went all out for their birthdays as much as they did then for their 21st?

Here is my 21st birthday. I only celebrated it at a local pub restaurant, T. Phillips, because I'm the oldest of all of my closest friends, so I couldn't go out to any of the popular bars or anything for my party because the people that mean the most to me wouldn't be able to go.

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This is me with just my Fab Foursome out at the Saddleranch for just our little girls night on my 21st, it was great!

My next birthday was even more fun then my 21st I think... all of my friends were finally 21 once I turned 22 and I celebrated at my hot spot at the moment when I was 21 (which is now no longer) -- Rockin' Taco in Downtown Fullerton.

Up next was the big 2-3. For my 23rd birthday I was so busy and didn't really get to plan much and I remember a lot of my friends were out of town that year. That's the problem when your birthday is between Christmas and New Year's. This year we went to dinner at this AMAZING restaurant in Downtown Fullerton called Roman Cucina (some of the best Italian!) and then went to the bar that I was at 3 nights a week - Slidebar. Place isn't the same anymore, but was my stomping ground for a while. I also had left my camera at home so only had a couple pix from some friends, not like me at all! :(

And one year ago, my 24th birthday which I decided to take it out to Hollywood and L.A. for a girl's nite. First we hit up one of my favorite restaurants in Hollywood, The Velvet Margarita. They have great food and well, great drinks! After that we headed to a little celeb dive hot spot for some killer karaoke, Dimples. It's an awesome Karaoke bar and they give you DVDs of all of your songs you sing and also take pix of you and your group and print out 5x7s for you. Always a good time!

Did I mention there are props and outfits? LOL

...and a stripper pole.

For my birthday this year we did a girl's night at a local dueling piano bar called "Rock the Keys"... we always have a great time there and I will definiately share some pix from the evening! Hmmm, I wonder what Mr. Mojito is getting me! :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Dear Mr. Mojito

Once again, you've spoiled me rotten. I love how creative you always get for gifts! Thank you for everything future hubs.

Future Wifey Mojito

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Inspiration

In the spirit of Christmas and only one more sleep since Santa pops down the chimney I thought I would share with you all a little bit of wedding Christmas inspiration!

Let's just say I'm not to sure about the dress on the bottom right of that last picture. But this sure has some cute ideas even for a holiday party! I probably won't be posting for a few days (besides a birthday post I have scheduled)!

Enjoy this time with the people you love!

God bless!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!!!

Congrats to Adri who won the giveaway hosted by Uprinting for 100 free custom postcards!

Adri, please contact me by Monday, December 28 at withthisringitheeblog@gmail.com with your full name and email address so that you can receive your prize.

If I don't hear from you by then I will have to choose another winner!

Thanks to all who participated and congrats again Adri!

Weddings are Bigger in Texas: The Reception

The reception was a great time. The string quartet continued to play for an hour during cocktail hour where guests could sip on wine, champagne, or a variety of beers. Once cocktail hour was over it was on to the ipod DJ. Yes, my FBIL and FSIL were one of those who decided to forgo the DJ and I thought it worked out great. Besides the fact that you couldn't see a DJ nobody would know the difference. One thing I would suggest if you are going that route (GREAT money saver) is be sure to listen to ALL of the songs you download. While people were gettin' ready to drop it like it's hot to some Snoop D - O - Double - G the song was really poor quality and someone had to go run and change it. Other then that it was fantastic.

Mr. Mojito and I insisted on trying all of the cup cake flavors...
...even if it made us sick.

The father daughter dance killed me.

They danced to "I loved her first" which is a GREAT f/d dance song.

I balled. Which isn't out of the oridinary, but still.

Love this picture of their first dance.

Too bad the photographer is in the pic, I'm sure she got a better shot then me LOL

There were some pictures I kept taking because I loved the back of that dress!

Great cake eating photo of FBIL...
Remember me telling you the story about the cake knife?

Here it is in action...

BUT, it wouldn't cut the cake.

That's why you see them with a butcher knife in this picture haha...

Here is me with my cow tounge.

That's nothing, I seriously have Gene Simmons syndrome.

Feelin' nice after a few glasses of champagne and chardonnay.

Of course I had to get a shot with the bride...

...as well as one with the whole new sibling family we've started!

Well that was my little journey in Austin for my FBIL and FSIL's wedding. I'm so happy to have these great people in my life and to be able to finally have some siblings I've never had. Yes, Miss Mojito was a lone wolf in the family. But that's okay, I liked being an only child. :)

Weddings are Bigger in Texas: The Ceremony

As I mentioned in my post from the rehearsal, the ceremony ended up being held in the library. It had big windows on one side, two other walls covered in books, and the third wall had a nice fireplace that they filled up with candles for the ceremony. The ceremony began with Mr. Mojito walking FMIL mojito down the aisle...

Mr. Mojito then took a quick exit to get back in line with the bridal party to walk down the aisle, gosh we all look so serious. I will need to tell my coordinator to tell everyone to smile while walking down the aisle! LOL

We of course can't forget the bride being walked down the aisle. I was truly disappointed I didn't get a good picture of this. It was tough being in the first aisle in the middle. Since I'm always miss photographer I make it a habit to sit on the aisle seat to get some good shots.

The groomsmen and bridal party looking fabulous... I realized how large my wedding part is since it is the same as my FBIL & FSIL. Hopefully the yacht is wide enough for all of us...

I love this picture of my FSIL during prayer, I think she just looks so beautiful...

Here is Mr. Mojito reading an excerpt from 1 Corinthians 13. It was the usual verse that is read at MANY weddings, but there was a little more added as well.

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. ..... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
There was also the reading of "i carry your heart." by e.e.cummings as well as a reading from a prophet that I don't remember off the top of my head.

I now pronounce you... husband and wife!

Ya'll ready for a dance off?!

The Table Name Game

I would like to start this post off by saying I'm a PC.
Not because I despice Macs, because clearly I would actually enjoy one.
But I just go through laptops every couple years and forking out a couple hundred vs. a grand everytime I want a new one is a little tough.
Blah, blah, blah Miss Pug I hear you...
"If you had a Mac you wouldn't have to buy one every couple years."
In conclusion, I don't know why they find the need to be SO different.
They made this project take double the time on my day off just because I couldn't figure 'ish out.
Even your mouse has to be lame, where is the scroller?

So here is how my DIY table names worked out. My dad does all of the signs for In-N-Out Burger, so because of the idea I had I needed to check out some of his resources in order to accomplish my plan. I farted around on the Mac for a bit in whatever program this is. Since my dad is a sign guy he has fonts galore and I ended up with this custom font that only they have. Apparently it was made for them for whatever reason. So I went with this font and started typing out my 25 California beaches I chose to use for our table names.

Before getting down to the official business I printed one out on normal paper to see the sizing on the sand dollars. There's aren't your typical sized sanddollars so they look small in these pix, I swear they are big enough to be table numbers.

Brought in a roll of the vinyl that we wanted to use, it's a fuschia watermelon color and works perfect with our color scheme. Note the In-N-Out palm tree wallpaper. I want some in my office or something at home, so fun. :)

My dad fed the vinyl through, typed a few abra-cadabrahs into the key board, and they printed out. He then laid them out for me on the sanddollars and they came out like this once in their little holder:

I'm really happy with the final product and I think it will be a fun little touch to all of the tables. I realized while making labels for my invitations last night we have a lot of people that live in the beaches that are some of our table numbers. I will have to make sure they don't sit at that table or they might not know why their city is on their escort card!

What are you doing for your table numbers? Are you doing something that strays away from the typical table numbers?