Balls for Brains

I’m all over the place.

I don’t know what I want to do from one minute to the next.

Right now, I just want to plan something!

I called my Mom on my way home from work and told her about my idea for a family cruise for her 50th birthday. She was like “ok” and then when I mentioned Disney Cruise, she became more excited. She really wants to do something Disney. So, Greg and I began our number crunching for 8 adults and 2 kids (Amelia will be 2.5 years of age and Olivia will be 2 come July 2009). It’s looking pretty good.

I have to work on Greg’s 30th Birthday ‘party’. He still doesn’t know what he wants to do and we’re running out of time. I’ve begun ‘cake shopping’ as I would like to get him a special birthday cake; I’m thinking a Mario Bros. themed cake with a picture of Mario jumping up to hit a  block and a star is rising out of the block that says “Happy 30th Birthday”, or maybe Mario kicking a turtle shell with ‘Good Bye 20’s” on the shell. If not a Mario themed cake then it will be an O’s themed cake. I’ve been looking for locations to host the birthday ‘party’; I don’t know if I should do something in the city, such as The Camden Pub, or something closer to home. Eh, I’ll send an email to Greg’s co-workers and see what they suggest (since it will be them that will attend, I hope).

Tonight I asked Greg what he wanted to do for our wedding. I am beginning to feel… hmmm… I can’t think of a word, but what I am feeling is lack of interest, so to speak. The wedding date, 09.06.09, is so far away, yet I want to start working on it. Which is why I probably feel the urge to organize something, anything, and have been going balls out on planning a family trip (yes, I am aware that even that trip is in July 2009 – not much of a time difference from the wedding date). Back to the wedding, Greg and I feel different about the ceremony; I am content with a Justice of the Peace ceremony (which is what Adam and I did) and Greg feels that is too ‘white trash’, for lack of a better description; yet, he doesn’t want the whole ‘pomp and cercumstance’ type ceremony (standing at the ‘alter’ with his best man waiting for me to walk down the isle). And, he stated that the ceremony has meaning to him (whereas, for me it doesn’t – is that a little weird?), so he wants something special as a ceremony. Hm. up shitz creek sans paddle? I don’t know. I asked him if I should continue searching for ceremony and reception location all-in-one’s and he said yes. So, we’re back to square one. I just want to know what we’re doing for our wedding. Oh, last night I thought I found another location to add to our list, Overhills Mansion. This morning I received an email from the site and I shared it with Greg; to which I was informed that was the location that he and his exe booked their reception – so that became a big, fat, NO. Which is a shame because we could bring our own alcohol (and that would cut down a huge expense) and they would serve it. As Greg and I were looking at the Disney Cruise information for next year, I asked him how he would feel about compromising our wedding budget for multiple mini-vacations and have our wedding in Vegas (which he felt would be better than a Justice of the Peace ceremony). He was keen on the idea until we became stuck about the topic of children; Vegas isn’t a place for kids (or, at least the hotels/casinos).  Oh well, the search continues… if I know what I’m looking for.

Our trip to Michigan is getting closer and closer! That is something I am looking forward to.

Greg received a wedding invitation for his cousins marriage. The wedding is in Alabama; we don’t think the grandparents know we were invited. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to attend. The wedding is on May 16, that is 6 days before we go to Michigan. I’m going to mail the RSVP card, along with Crystals (there wedding is on May 25 in New York) indicating our decline. I should check to see if they have a registry and send a gift.

That’s all for now, folks!

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