Lanie and Chris's Wedding Blog

Why my wedding ring kicks so much ass
April 20, 2009, 4:55 am
Filed under: Photos, This and That


This video from Current_ made me remember why I love my wedding ring so much. Aside from the small, conflict-free brown diamond and the eco-friendly gold, the fact that it was purchased from an independently owned boutique in our neighborhood AND the fact that it was handmade…..Chris didn’t have to decide between it and paying rent. I F-ing LOVE it and wouldn’t trade it for any zillion dollar piece of jewelry. Same goes for Chris.

Here’s the Video!


R.I.P. 1995 Nissan Sentra…
April 18, 2009, 6:27 am
Filed under: This and That

While we love our cute, new, practical, fuel efficient Yaris, it was with heavy hearts that we bid a fond farewell to the beloved Nissan.  If Chris asks, the tow truck driver was taking it to a family who has lots of non-operational cars way out in the country…

Love Nest
April 16, 2009, 5:51 pm
Filed under: This is the rest of my life??!!

So today Chris is sick, and like the loving wife-to-be that I am, I folded down our couch and constructed a sort of sick nest for him.  Note the quilt, nasty bathrobe and requisite mug o’ broth.  The laptop and remote are out of frame, but certainly within arms reach – don’t worry.

Sneaky cell phone pic

Sneaky cell phone pic

I do find it just a wee bit curious that his sick day coincides with the first game at the new Yankee stadium, but the nose-blowing sounds from the shower lead me to believe he’s not faking it.

As many of you know, I simply don’t get sick.  I just don’t.  I’ve spent my entire life surrounded by either sticky, gooey children or other people’s used silverwear, so bring it on!  Chris seems to think he only gets sick when I don’t cook for him…..riiiiiight.  Looks like somebody should’ve licked more subway poles growing up……..

Happy 1/2 Price Cadbury Egg Eve!
April 12, 2009, 5:45 pm
Filed under: Reception, This and That, Uncategorized, Wedding Planning

images-41On this Holiest of Holy days I ask myself, “What would back-from-the-dead Jesus do today?”  I sure hope the answer has something to do with going to the flea market to look for vintage buttons and salad plates for his wedding dress and reception………

A face only everbody and their mother loves
April 11, 2009, 5:07 pm
Filed under: Calliope, This and That

I think I’ll end up enjoying having a dog more than I could ever enjoy having a child.  Our dog Calliope is most likely the result of some kind of scrappy-dog love fest.  She could be black lab and some sort of wire haired terrier or maybe a brunette miniature Irish wolf hound mixed with Griffon…

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Whatever the case may be, there is this weird pleasure I get when people walk by and point and laugh at her face.  Plus since I didn’t genetically create the dog I don’t have to say, “Thank you” when people say how cool looking she is.  I just get to gush right along with them.  You just don’t get that kind of satisfaction with a child.

Damn Yankees
April 10, 2009, 8:38 pm
Filed under: This and That, This is the rest of my life??!!

So I just set up this blog so Chris and I can share info about our upcoming wedding (and also so I can learn how to blog).

It’s 1:30pm on a Friday and I’ve been trying to type this one paragraph for what feels like 6 hours. images

Chris ordered the MLB Extra Innings package through Time Warner cable and his baseball obsession is in full swing.  It’s not just his real-life, blaring-TV baseball obsession that’s interrupting my severely underdeveloped writing process…it’s also the FANTASY baseball world that’s cramping my style.  He literally gets the shakes if he doesn’t check his fantasy stats with OCD regularity.  Just as I typed that he asked if he could “jump on for a sec.” Sheesh.

Hello world!
April 10, 2009, 7:36 pm
Filed under: 1st Post Ever, Ceremony, Photos, Reception, Travel, Wedding Planning

announcementOh, hello there! Welcome to our blog. Chris and I are super excited to share all the details of our wedding and some of the details of our non-wedding lives with you. We’ll be posting travel info, things to do and see while you’re in the New York, Northern California, Southern California Joshua Tree area, info on the ceremony and reception and of course all the fun tidbits that come with planning our big day.

Click on the picture of our dog to go to the main page – OR – on the left side of this page you’ll notice a list of categories. We’ll be posting travel info and other logistical stuff under links there when we get a little closer to the wedding. In the meantime please enjoy Our Blog!