Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wedding Planning

The wedding is almost still a full year away but Snackers can't stop talking about it and we spent most of our weekend planning it, from choosing our colors and browsing dresses/tuxs online to scheduling tours of local venues where we might want to have the ceremony.  We've already made our lists of who we want to invite and have decided to keep it extremely small, topping out at around 25 people including ourselves and the officiator.  We want to keep the entire thing as small and inexpensive as possible because we'll be footing the bill on our own and with having just bought a house last year and graduating this year, money is going to be very tight.

This week is finals week in CSS but I'm all but done since I've already turned in and received a grade on my final assignment, all I have to worry about this week is participation in the class discussion.  That's good because Snackers has surgery on Wednesday and I have to go to planned parenthood for my follow-up on my IUD later that same night.  Sunday I have a long over-due appointment with the optometrist and I guess I'm going to have to find a new family practice Dr. for my "complete" check-up since no one at the discount doc will return my calls to schedule an appointment.

Next week is finals in JavaScript and I'm thinking about possibly staying in school for another two years instead of getting a second job to pay off the loans as I had originally planned.  I just don't know how I can swing paying student loans and saving up for a wedding but ... on the other hand, I really don't want to dig an even deeper debt hole for school than I'm already in.  I just don't know what to do at this point.  I'm kind of thinking that I can save more with the income from a second job, even while paying off student loans, than I could if I went for my BS in school instead.  I just don't know.

Snackers wants to have the wedding by the water and we were originally looking at renting a houseboat on Lake Mead but it's just way too expensive and that early in the year the weather can still be very unpredictable etc. so we're looking at other options instead.  We've found some nice venues in town that have lake-side options so we're going to try to schedule some appointments to go look at them.  We spent yesterday at the resorts in Lake Las Vegas to see what they had to offer but they are just waaaaaaay out of our price range (something we realized pretty much the instant we drove into the community) so we're kinda back to square one.

116 oz of water
2 cups of coffee w/creamer
1 granola bar
1 leftover chicken sandwich w/marinara
1 cup matzo ball soup
1 serving chicken dacha (boneless, skinless, cooked in chunks of tomato and capers)
1 skinny cow ice cream
Daily Caloric Intake: 1424

Yoga: 30 minutes
Walking: 6 reps of 9 min. @ 3.0 mph
Running: 6 reps of 1 min. @ 5.0 mph
Fitocracy Points:207


  1. The trick is to make friends whom own a lakehouse, it makes it a lot cheaper!!! Good luck in planning it, we were married on a dock over a lake maybe you could ask a local park about the use of one, it makes for some really beautiful pictures! I managed to plan and pull off a pretty decent wedding with about 20 people in 5 days so I imagine having a whole year gives you every advantage!!

  2. I'm trying to talk him into putting the money we would spend on a venue into having the back yard landscaped instead and then just getting married in the back yard but we both always really wanted to get married in a more nature-based setting than our back yard so it's a tough decision to make.