Travel/Commitment Schedule

26 Aug


8/31-9/2 Vegas for Bachelorette Party
9/29 Work Conference at GWU
10/6-10/7 Work Board of Director’s Meeting
10/20 HACU Conference
11/2-11/4 Work Retreat (Christine managing)
11/6-11/7 Christine in SoCal
11/7-11/11 Christine in Oakland for NWSA Conference (work)
11/15-11/17 Cat possibly in DC
12/8-12/11 Christine in Ohio for Leadership Educator’s Institute (presenting/work)





9/17- 9/20 Work travel to Ohio and Indiana
Oct/Nov TBD Work travel to Texas (?)




Christine and Daniel:

9/8-9/9 California for Sara’s wedding
9/22-9/23 Boston
10/27-10/28 Penn Homecoming/Penn GSE Awards (Christine is chairing committee)
11/22- 11/25 Thanksgiving in California
12/22-12/30 California for wedding


Lighting Ideas

14 Aug

Mason Jars (For inside centerpieces): Fill with sand or woodchips and a batter powered tea light.


Batter Powered Chinese Lanterns (For outside mostly, but could work inside depending on lighting situation). Getting them battery powered would make for easy setup (because nobody wants to be running the wires for them), though we still have to figure out a good way to hang them.


The lanterns could be attached to something to look like this:



Cool LED wire lights. I don’t know where, but they’re really cool and mold-able. The site also has other decorations that could be cool, like chalkboards and the like.


Outside Spots to Decorate

14 Aug

We’re currently looking at some spots that we want to decorate.  We still have to figure the inside but at least we’re getting some ideas.


These are the different types of things to decorate outside:


11 Aug

This is totally possible.  I looked online to see how much it would cost to get a vintage suitecase from Ebay.  The ones I saw were under $20.

Found it here:

Save the Date Samples

18 Mar

We still have some time before we have to order save the date cards but I don’t know what else to do with the engagement photos between now and then.  We’re going with these ones but could also go with the non-magnet/photo ones.   Thoughts?

This one right below with the fountain: We both had an awwww moment when we thought about how this is where Daniel proposed.


This one below has a lot of color.  We can change the leaves to blue if we wanted but the colors all together also look good.  It’s actually a pretty cool place not too far from where Daniel proposed and it’s Central Park.



This is another one with good color.  Dina Kantor did a great job with all of our NYC photos.  I realize that half of my body is cut off but I love those archways.  Plus,  I don’t have legs.  You don’t need a save the date sign to tell you that.


This photo below was taken inside of Union Station in DC.  Symbolically it represents that first year we lived on the East Coast when we had to travel via train and bus between Philadelphia and DC.  By the end of the academic year Daniel knew the morning crew at Amtrak.  It has also been our gateway to travel since we moved in together.  With trips back to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and more, it’s nice to know that we have a place to depend on that’s only a short distance away from the capitol.  Also, Daniel fits in well with the station with his sweater/collared shirt combos.


We sat on the steps on our walk between Union Station and the Capitol.  I love the look of the city with the stones and brick.


What is that she’s reading? A book?  No?  No one else thinks about a Gilmore Girls episode from season 6.  Just Daniel and I?  That’s okay what else is new.  Every time I see this photo I think about a scene from the show that would require too much backstory for my taste.  In any case, we’re actually reading Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (Angst, angst angst).  It happened to fit the wedding colors we’ve considered and it’s the book we’ve been working on this month.


This particular photo reminds me 500 Days of Summer when they’re sitting on that bench in LA.  Obviously, we weren’t sitting in LA.  Our relationship between each other wasn’t falling apart in this shot nor were either of us filming a movie but whatever.


This is another photo that reminds me of a pop culture reference.  Cue Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin Album Cover.  I know, I wonder why Daniel puts up with this all day too but, then again, he’s just as bad as I am.  The real question is what we’d do if we didn’t have each other to describe things through pop culture references and obscure analogies.



In any case, we’re looking for top choices.  Any thoughts?

NYC Engagement Photos

14 Mar

I know that we’ll see the NYC engagement photos in the mail tomorrow but I’m sitting in the airport in Phoenix and need something to help pass the time.

DC pictures

6 Mar

We got our online album from our DC photographer.  The quality is my fault as I made screenshots from the digital album and then cropped on photoshop.  I just wanted a quick share.