Sunday, January 27, 2008

What's Been Going On

Wedding planning is extremely fun. Last night we had a conference call with Pastor Vic regarding the pre-marital counseling. It's easier than I thought. Dre and I have harmonious core values as far as living and raising a family. There will definitely be adjustments the first year of marriage, but there is nothing too big that we cant fix.

Today Dre and I met with our cake baker and finalized every detail- absolutely divine. I LOVE CAKE!!! YUM!!! I cant wait to see the final product.

We also finalized our ceremonial music - live string quartet. Tonight the musicians played for us and as soon as they played the wedding march, I was inundated with unexplainable emotion that almost caused the tears to flow down my cheeks. Mom cried, and Dre almost cried. Izzy was touched and excited to finally hear the pieces he composed for the wedding. It was just... unbelievable. No words to describe it. Beautiful.
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Eleanor & Andrey

1. What are your names?
Eleanor and Andrey

2. How long have you been together?
2 years and 10 months - getting married in 6 months. :-)

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
About a month

4. Who asked who out?
Andrey asked Eleanor out on a date

5. How old were you when you started dating?
19 and 21

6. What are your astrological signs?
Who knows

7. How tall are each of you?
5'5 and 6'7

8. Who's mother do you see the most?
Eleanor's mom

9. Who’s siblings do you see the most?
Eleanor's Brother

10. Do you have any children together?
Not yet, mabe in 2 years

11. What about pets?
Tatiana - dog. Soon = Butters = Cat

12. If so, what kind?
see above

13. Which bill is the hardest on you as a couple?
When we live together - rent

14. Do each of you work?
Both work.

16. Did you go to the same school?
Both of us went to a Christian Private University

17. Are you from the same hometown?

18. Do you live in the same hometown now?

19. Who is the smartest?

20. Who is the most sensitive?
Eleanor - she's the girl

17. Where do you eat out at most as a couple?
We don't go out to eat anymore... if anything, Subway

18. Where do you shop the most as a couple??
Grocery Store - we cook now

19. Where is the furthest you have traveled as a couple?
Seattle, Washington (Izzy went too)

22. Who has the best group of friends?
Our college buddies are 100 miles away

24. Who has the worst temper?
Ha ha ha ha... Eleanor.
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The Flat

Last Wednesday, Andrey and I took off work early to go apartment hunting. After an hour we found one we couldn't deny. Everything in the apartment is brand new and it's vast. It's a two bedroom, two bathroom flat with complimentary water and heat. The location is unbeatable. Two grocery stores are a block away, Starbucks is within a walking disstance as well as another coffee house, the gym is right around the corner, and the apartment is only two to three miles away from the main highway. I could go on and on but I'm completely satisfied. Afterwards we went furniture shopping. I glowed and smiled anticipating our future.

Today we're going to sign the lease but I move in once Dre and I get married. We're also going to get a little cat and name it "Butters." Love it! There's so much to look forward to. We're going furniture shopping this week - planning on purchasing a bedroom set. It's pretty exciting.

:-) Oh the taste of what's ahead... and it only gets better from here.
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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Half A Year Left

It's hard to believe there's about six months until Andrey and I get married. Time really flies when there's a considerable amount of things to do. I feel a little inundated by the whole process of wedding planning but at the same time I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

There's so much to look forward to. Dre and I are very excited to have a reunion with friends from the past and with family members we haven't seen in eons. We're also looking forward to decorating our apartment. He will be in charge of the hooking up the apartment with electronics and I will be in charge of modernizing our place while utilizing the disciplines of feng shui. We've already decided on how to save up money, our financials, budgeting, down to how to conduct a respectful relationship with our children. There's so much to look forward to beyond the wedding, beyond the years of parenthood, and I just cant wait to experience so many things. I'm absolutely happy.
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