The day started off with a huge breakfast - french toast, bacon, eggs, OJ, etc - he cooked while I cleaned. We then sat at the dining room together and stuffed our faces while I snuck a few peeks at THE CITY which was on in the background. We then got dressed and made our way over to some random bank to cash the check from my most recent makeup gig over the weekend (sweet). We hopped back in the car and ended up at a pizza shop which had the best pizza that I've tasted since moving from New York. Every bite brought back memories of roaming the streets of Manhattan with my friends while eating huge slices of pizza and cracking jokes. Somehow after that we ended up at Jenny Craig where I (re)signed up for a program which I will be starting (again) on Tuesday. I only have one pair of jeans left that I can fit in, and I guess that pizza was the last straw for me, lol , I dunno but I plan on loosing the weight that I gained last year.
Across the street was a Barnes & Nobles which I stopped in and picked up the premiere issue of Southern Weddings Magazine (which I adore, I love it). We picked my fiance's cousin, dropped him off at the airport and then drove into the area which we had planned on getting married. My fiance had never seen the church except online, so he was finally able to see it, although now we will no longer be using it. There is also a park next to it (which we had planned on using to take pictures) that you can also be married in. We bounced around the idea of getting married at the park and then walking over to a local spot to have dinner, but I could tell my fiance wasn't excited about the park so we scratched off that idea.
Finally we decided to head home and discussed whether we were going to get married this year, or if we were going to push it back to have a wedding. We both agreed that we wanted to be married and didn't need to have a "wedding" to do that. We settled on a wedding at home. Originally we were going to be married in the church and have a catered reception at home. Now we are considering having both the ceremony and reception at home. We are not going to go the traditional route of paying per plate for catering, but will order food by the container (or whatever) from local resturants, while some of the dishes will be prepared by members of our family - that's going to save us lots of money. My mom and I are going to take care of most of the decor and I'd found a really reasonable florist months ago to do the floral arrangements - more on our home wedding later.
At some point today in between eating pizza and Barnes & Noble, we made a stop into Jareds to look at wedding bands - more on that later.
My fiance is putting on his baby face so that I will get off the laptop and watch "JUMPER" with him, so I guess this is it for now.
In the words of Ice Cube, "TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY"...it's funny how running aimlessly all over town today was one of the best days of my life - I LOVE THIS MAN