Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Year... Countdown is here!

Hi friends!

It has certainly been a while since my last update!  Really so much has happened but none of it has been wedding fun - I kinda took some time off! :)  In November I turned 30 and celebrated Thanksgiving with the Wagner's and the Carlisle's in beautiful Paso Robles.  My Dad, Norma and I celebrated my birthday up in Napa/Sonoma towards the end of the month.  It was beautiful and I came home with lots of wonderful wines!  In December I was very busy at work with all the holiday parties we have planned.  I came down with a very harsh ear infection mid month and am just NOW finishing up my antibiotics.  It feels so great to finally be feeling like myself again!  Unfortunately that meant that I missed out on all of my holiday parties - the one for my company, the wine outing with Invisible Touch and my friend Kristi's bachelorette party!  Such a bummer!  Here are some pictures from November and December - aside from being sick it was really great!

With my Dirty 30 Crown
Last picture as a 29 year old
At Cardinale, Napa
My new favorite winery - Canard
Playing Dominoes at Thanksgiving
At Chapelet, Napa

The damage from Thanksgiving!
My birthday present from John!
Aren't they beautiful!
Birthday dinner at Seasons 52!
Love my future Mother in Law!

That was my picture montage from the last couple months!  So now that it is officially 2012 it definitely feels like the pressure is on.  I just put together a simple "Save the Date" card.  It was a lot of fun to create and I had some help from my wonderful friend Christy - she is so great at rhyming!  Also, I fell in love with this amazing store - Papersource.  Seriously if you have never been - GO.  If you don't like scrapbooking or DIY projects - STILL GO!  It is so much fun and so incredible.  They possibilities are endless there and I really think there is something for everyone! I ended up keeping it classy and simple - shocker I know.  I found this amazing embossing equipment and I plan to use it all over the place at my wedding.  It is that silvery design at the bottom corner of the STD... love it!  Last Sunday Norma and I got together and decided to get them all assembled and done - which we did pretty well!  What do you think?
Here is our Save the Date!

My beautiful friend Christy got hers!
So excited for Amanda!
While down in the valley, we stopped by an impromptu engagement gathering for one of my best friends and bridesmaids Amanda who just got engaged!  I am so incredibly excited for her.  They always say that everyone gets married together and has babies together - well it is certainly working out that way for the people near and dear to me!  2012 is going to be an amazing awesome whirlwind year of love, fun and prosperity!  I threw that last one in there because I am being very optimistic!  John is really loving his current job - which he has been in for about six months now.  I really feel like we are adults now - getting our lives on track for the next phase in our lives - starting our own family.  I am so excited and I truly can not wait!

As part of the Save the Date, I have introduced my wedding website!  If anyone wants to check it out, please do so.  I decided to again go simple and easy... no need to bore you all too much!  :)  The website is

Happy New Year to all!


1 comment:

  1. Yay Danielle! So excited for you. Thanks for the update.