Tuesday, September 28, 2010

i like the way you work it*

(me blowing bubbles at a recent wedding)

hey kids, its been real. i'm going to be posting almost exclusively over on the new blog now. i realize i still owe you a honeymoon post and i will let you know when the professional photos come in. otherwise, i promise to keep reading your blogs.

see you around!

*they played 'no diggity' at the above mentioned wedding. sad you all missed my 'bag it up' dance moves

Thursday, September 23, 2010

one of the reasons I married my husband...

I got this email this morning:

"I received notification today from the president of Germany that the European Union is issuing a proclamation that Lisa D. (new last name) is awesome. I don't think it comes with a cash prize, but small Swiss children will be cheering your name and singing songs about you all day. I know the Spanish have a parade scheduled.Me, I will be celebrating in a more quiet way: just thinking about your awesomeness every second. I may also get drunk.I hope you have a nice day today."

Sunday, September 19, 2010

coming to a mailbox near you...

(hooray! now just to write & send them all!)

how was your weekend? mine was great!

Friday, September 17, 2010

happy friday!

hello friends! I am going to need your assistance soon in:

1- deciding on a haircut (yes i want to do the post wedding chop, my hair is too long for someone as lazy as me! i'm thinking shoulder length)
2- thank you cards input (I want to do something fun like our invites and save the dates but I am also at the point where I need to get them done and send them out)

Thanks in advance & have a great weekend! what are you up to??

(congrats & good luck to the weekend brides!!!)
((also, please check out my new blog: http://craftmylife.blogspot.com))

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm up to something....

...and I hope you will check it out.

Until then, I leave you with this:

(Stop! Hammer time; Sorry no pictures of me doing the hammer dance)

Also, did you guys have a good weekend? I did! Got some cleaning done, made jam and applied for a mortage! We got a million grown up points for the mortage which we quickly lost by watching Justin Bieber peform at the VMA (it was strangely mesmerizing)

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Sorry I have been mia! I've been really busy with life in general. I've been preoccupied with the following things:

1. thoughts of babies
(you can order a custom portrait from this etsy shop)
2. (hopefully) buying our home
(print from here)
3. withdrawal of caffiene
(print from here)
4. more baby thoughts
(from this shop again!)
5. this guy

(my husband, of course)

promise to be back for real soon! also, promise to be back commenting soon too!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

let's get this sh*t done!

Alright people. I've put off recapping long enough so here goes:
Basic summary: food, dancing, chatting, hugging, laughing, drinking, more dancing, more hugging.
Longer summary: After our first dance, we did mingling, first seperately then together. I basically just had a couple jokes and kept using them over and over. Observe:
(why am I so weird? what story am I telling to our officiant's husband?? why does my hand look like a claw??)

Me: 'Hi everyone! Having a good time? Enjoying the food?'
Everyone: 'Yes!'
Me: "I feel like a politician here, running around kissing babies and shaking hands. When I leave people are going to look at each other and ask 'Wait...what are we voting for??' Ha ha ha.

And repeat.

So after we made the rounds, we sat down at our table and our brides/groomspeople gave speeches. They were incredibly touching and definetly one of the highlights of the day. Also, me and my girls wept like babies but I loved everyone second of it. Also, I swiped my sister's notecards after the wedding and put them in my photo album. Then my sis called up my dad to dance with me. I loved that he had listened to the song and knew the words to sing along. We did some kind of weird fast shuffle dance since the music was a little faster than most slow dance songs (Tenderness on the Block by Warren Zevon)
(I love the face my dad is making here)

Ryan and his mom danced to a great Talking Heads song (or maybe David Byrnes solo? I think maybe it was a David Byrnes solo song). Then Ryan made a great speech thanking everyone (his stepmom for making breakfast that day, his cousins for running the show etc etc). He also told people to eat cupcakes and use the photobooth (we didn't do a cake feeding thing; the photobooth shoutout also made a ton of people go use it too which was great). Then we danced. I spent most of the time dancing with my friend's 2 year old who loves Lady Ga Ga. Then it ended. It ended so much sooner than I thought it would. I was sad I missed saying goodbye to some people but glad I got to give some extra hugs to others. We stayed late with our photographers to take photos by the lake. Then we went home and ate late night BBQ and read our cards together. We read our postcards the morning before our honeymoon and that was a great way to start our day. Some were sweet, some were sassy and almost everyone wrote one (some wrote 2 or 3).
(Me carrying our loot; I just liked the look of the suitcase for cards, it ended up being a great idea for transporting them away too)
Next recap: honeymoon aka the first time I milked a cow! stay tuned (hopefully it won't take me weeks to post!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

more procrastination! woot!

So ya still feeling like I need something more substantial to post anymore recaps. All I have saved to my drafts is half a post about dancing and eating cornbread leftovers. Not even a little bit exciting/good/worth reading. In small updates: I am loving calling Ryan my husband. I love calling him my 'house husband' when he does amazing things like water my garden and organize our home. I am still locked out of those computer programs. I am in serious baby mode (will you guys still read me when I post baby crazy things???). Was planning on weaning myself off caffiene but instead had a large skinny vanilla latte and 3 diet cokes today (oh and coffee gelato). Still catching myself looking down at my ring finger and smiling. Still have a giant green hat in my craft room (Jill, let's get together soon?). Still facebook stalking people who went to our wedding to see if they post any new pictures that they just didn't tag us in. Needless to say, I am a tired sloppy mess right now. So in an attempt to post something wedding related here is a series of photos of me making weird faces:

(what am I thinking/ doing in these pictures??? now that would be fun to go back and put thought bubbles in like in the bottom one I'm thinking 'oh god i left the iron plugged in' etc etc etc)

***also, just getting around to responding to comments/ commenting on your blogs, sorry for the delay!

we interupt these recaps (again)

Sorry everyone! I need to get back into the swing of writing recaps before I write something worth reading. Here is what is going on right now (that is actually wedding related):
1- changing my name
2- contemplating what to make for thank you cards
As far as the name change goes, it is pretty ridiculous. I took an early lunch to go to Social Security but haven't had a chance to go to the RMV since I've stayed late everyday (even just a few minutes means I won't make it in time). I told people at my work about the change and some people were faster than others about changing it and I got locked out of all my computer programs. Regardless, I am psyched about the new name. As far as the thank you's go, I am at a loss. I want to make some pretty cool ones to be on par with the invites. I'll keep you posted.
So I hope to get back to actual recaps soon, but work is kicking my butt (I think I mentioned before I work at a college and the kids are back so its a little nutso). Lastly, I just want to wish one of my favorite people in the world (my sister) luck on moving into her 1st apartment! LAD, wish I could come, good luck with the start of school (and the start of pumpkin lattes) and I love you to pieces!!! Call me :)

(me and my sis)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

recap 4: first dancin'!

So after some posing on the porch (formal portraits, serious face ache from smiling), we went inside the lodge to where the action was. We were announced by Ryan's cousins and our bridal/groom parties joined us too. Then we danced a little to the song we came in to (Party Hard by Andrew WK). We forgot how long the song was (Anyone else notice how looooong things seem when you are standing in front of everyone? Attempting to dance? By attempting I mean some hyrbid version of "the mashed potato" and "the lawnmover"? Or my patented jazz hands and bob your head move?) Anywaaays, my advice? Play a snippet of your chosen song then move right into something else. In our case, we moved right into our 1st dance (Book of Love; Peter Gabriel verison nice hybrid of Ry's PG love and my love of Magnetic Fields and just about anything Stephen Merritt does). I loved it. Every awkward second of it. I know a lot of people do things like take dance lessons prior to the day but I kinda loved how fresh and unrehearsed ours was. Also I spent the entire time spinning Ryan and scoping out cute babies to hold and hug after the dance.

( top to bottom: one of my favs even though its blurry, we look happy and everything felt like a blur so it sums up the day nicely; not sure whats happening here but i like it; so art school but again i love the idea of everything whirring around me and i look so calm and introspective, i'm probably just thinking of holding babies and being so in love with Ry; i really wish i knew what he is saying to me here, love this picture too; baby success! hoo-rah!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

a slight hiccup & a happy friday

I realize this post should be another recap but this week has been nutso. I am slowly writing that post but in the meantime, thought I'd check in and say hi. To tide you over, here's a picture of me playing the crap out of an inflatable saxophone:

(Left to Right: tutu'd Liz, jazzlady Lisa, stocking cap'd Jill)

Congrats & good luck to the weekend brides! Especially Jen! Have an awesome day tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

recap 3: things are happening!

I cried just a little. The under 10 minute ceremony talked about how we first met and what we love about each other. I put the ring on the wrong finger.

In the words of a true Boston girl: it was wicked awesome.

up next: party hard!

Monday, August 23, 2010

recap 2: morning of!

So my first memory of the morning of is waking up and smiling, pretty well rested for falling asleep so late the night before (keep in mind, I'm an old person who likes going to bed at 8pm). Then hearing an excited squeal, I went into the bathroom and at quarter of 7 in the morning, my sister was in there doing her hair. I hope my sister doesn't mind me revealing this here but her side bun was fake hair. She had me hysterically laughing telling me the story of buying the hair. She went to Sally Beauty Supply and the girl ringing her up said ''hey girl! be careful. I was at the club the other night, ya know drinking and dancing? and my friend was all 'girl your hair is on the floor!' and my hair was on the floor!' My sister then asked her how many bobby pins she had used and she said 'one'. Classic. I love it so much.
So after a very relaxed morning of coffee and bagels with the girls (advice: eat the morning of! you will need something in your system when you get your drink on later or just good for calming nerves), we caravaned over to the camp and I got a chance to give hugs and thanks to all my helpers (can I discuss how much I love the family I married into? tons and tons of love!!!). These are some of the things they were doing:

(table breakdown: flowers in center with table numbers and disposable cameras, postcards and bibs at people's seats; if you do disposable cameras: I recommend not spending too much on them since not everyone will use them and when you go to develop them you may have a lot of black blank film from people not using the flash. More people than I would have thought actually wore the bibs so that was really fun. I also highly recommend the postcard idea to everyone! They were so fun to read together! Almost everyone did them, some people wrote stories, some people wrote about the wedding, really really fun)

(As I mentioned before, my aunt did the flowers. I really liked them! Lots of color, nothing too crazy. Also, most people kept their hooray flags since Ry's cousins handed them out as people sat down. My little cousin ripped the flag off and made some kind of sword I think, so theres that too!)

(Sorry realize you guys have seen these a zillion times, but table number close up)

(Ah! To finally see all the garland in action! It was all over the outside of the place. We really lucked out with amazing weather and got to decorate and have our ceremony outside. And on another cool note, the camp liked my decorations so much they too pictures to put in their catalog! also, the bartenders said they go to hundreds of weddings a year and mine was their favorite ever! and they said it a bunch of times!! what what)

(Close up of pinwheels on windows. They were hung across the full windows and on the stage too)

(cupcake tower, little cupcake "topper" I made)

(The wreaths in the entranceway. So psyched the R didn't fall off, it is hotglued on there like craaaaazy)

(favor close up; good feedback on the favors! people love giganto marshmallows)

While all that was going on, here we were:

(my sister doing my hair; one thing I really loved is getting ready in that room with the windows; people who walked by like various cousins and family could peek in and say hi to me. Lots of people came in to visit me and I liked that so much more than being alone. Our officiant, Ryan's best lady, Ryan's mom and aunt, my mom and our awesome photographer. I loved being able to see them and spend time with them before. Also, a drunk fisherman stuck his face in through the window to congratulate me)

(More makeup than I've worn in quite some time. Felt very glam. My sister did an amazing job on my hair and makeup. She is the best!!! The necklace is something I bought my mom when I went to Italy in college)

(Me and my awesome awesome ladies! How fabulous are they? They looked amazing. after taking this photo, I proceeded to hyperventilate and pace the room, repeatedly almost tripping on my dress. No idea why I was so nervous, I think just taking in the day. Whenever I smile in pictures, I always feel like it looks like I just ate something delicious, like I'm thinking 'yummmm'. Liz looks happy and calm. So does Laura, but I know she is secretly nervous that what the Sally Beauty salesgirl prophesied would come true. One of the 3 times I cried that day was when my dad came in. Stay tuned for great pics of my dad looking freaked when he is about to walk me down the aisle!)

next: ceremony & happenings!