Thursday, December 30, 2010
For work, the first weekend of the 2011 and we already have OT. Check “work OT when offered” on my list of accomplishments for 2011!
I also am going to work on getting “The Fiebig Gym” in order in the basement. Right now, it’s cluttered with patio furniture!
To go along with the gym, I see that at the Walker Fitness Center that they offer a spin class on Friday mornings that isn’t too early, that I plan on visiting this coming week! Very excited to get back on track when it comes to working out but I’m sure this spin class will kick my tush the first few times!
Besides that… I’m starting to get my tan on for going cruisin’! Only 37 days and we will be on the high seas heading to our first port of call! A new bathing suit is on its way from VS for this excited vaca!
Next weekend, we celebrate baby Reil with a baby shower for Jilly!
There are also a few special people in my life that share the birthday of January 11 that brings some more celebrations!
I have a feeling life isn’t going to calm down… but I look forward to everything it has to bring in 2011! :D
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
With that, it's time for Christine and I to start getting our thinking caps on and planning the family/college friends baby shower! :)
The invites are bought, the date is pretty much set... just need to get a theme, games, and food taken care of!
How fun! :)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Evan, our adorable nephew, was born!
Jack, the Jack Russell mix, came in to our lives!
Al and Sarah made it official!
Jason and Elyse tied the knot!
Shawn and Jill finally after 9 years got married!
Jill became pregnant with Baby Boy Reil, to make his appearance March 2011!
The cutie, Malachi, was born!
Magnus came in to the world!
Bob and Keri got hitched!
Megan and Pete took the plunge!
Matt and Tricia get engaged!
Jim became a Spartan!
Ryan and I jumped in with both feet!
Made our 2nd visit to Mexico in less than a year!
Visited the historical Philadelphia, seeing the Liberty Bell and having a cheese steak at Jim’s!
It is a year that I will never forget! So many people in my life had huge changes in there lives! In so many ways, as I look back, the year seems so surreal! How could so much love and joy fit all in to one year! It makes me look forward to what 2011 has to bring! :) But I’m sure; it will always be hard to beat 2010!
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The link below will take you to the SmugMug galleries, from there click on "Weaver/Fiebig". The password is FiebigSeptember2010.
All of the Wedding Photos
All you brides out there that are looking for a photographer who loves to use nature, has a BIG heart, is down to earth, has a special look to her photos that is all her own, check out Ashley Folkema Photography. You will be happy you did! :)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thank you again to all our family and friends that help make our wedding day something we will never forget!
Please enjoy the beautiful photos on Ashley's blog...
julie and ryan – wedding lifestyle photographer » ashley folkema photography
Thursday, November 4, 2010
|The Liberty Bell|
|The Carpenter House|
|Ben Franklins Grave|
|Best Philly Cheese Steak in TOWN - Mushrooms, American, With is how I order!|
|Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and adopted here!|
|Look down Market at City Hall|
|Inside the Market|
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We are gone for Halloween which is a bummer… I thought it would have been so cute to have Ryan as a football player, I as a cheerleader, and Jack as a football! Yes, they do make a football dog costume! But we will have to save that idea for next year!
Hopefully, Ryan and I will get to spend some time together. These last few weeks we haven’t seen much of each other. We did watch Glee and Parenthood together this week when I got but not to much after he or I are ready for bed.
It’s been hard to come home and see that his dishes are still in the sink or pop bottles have been collecting on the counter. This week I’ve been so work focused that I have let those things slide. When I came home last night, everything was the way I left it that morning. I had washed some new kitchen items I got at IKEA but they were still sitting out drying, they were already dry!
Thank goodness for vacations! Hoping to get some great shots in Philly to post! :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Jack wakes me up with a paw in the face at 9:00 a.m. because I didn't got to bed 'til 12:00 a.m. I was pretty groggy. I start by picking up whatever I see that's out of its place and before I know it its 5:00 p.m. when I'm suppose to start dinner so that it will be done for when Ryan gets home.
Have I started "thank you" cards yet... no. Have I got to put some good quality study time in to INS 22... no. Two really big things that need to happen and my day is taken up by cleaning the bathroom, bringing clothes to goodwill, and getting my extremely broken glasses fixed (hopefully for the last time). Ugh! Unfortunately, telling the people receiving thank yous and the people administrating the INS test that everyday life is a little too much right now... well that won't work!
Please can I have a day with more time in it?!? Working 10 hours a day isn't bad but it sure does take away from the "other than work" aspects of life. I know I will feel SOOO much better once "thank yous" and my test is done. But first we have to get there...
Things to get my mind off the everyday in the next 2 weeks... Chi-town with my mom and sis for a great last adventure before lil' boy Reil is around... AND Philly for a LONG weekend!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Ryan and I have been starting to get to the busy seasons at work and both plan on putting in some OT this week for starters. But when I got back... it turns out a few things had changed, the biggest for me, being offered to work 4 - 10 hour days! My day off is Monday but the hours consist of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. I haven't had my Monday off yet at this point, since I traded with another associate for Tuesdays. Hopefully next week I will get to enjoy a 3 day weekend!
The name changing has been taking a little bit... everything at this point at work still refers to me as "Julie Weaver". I still sign everything that way too! First time I had to sign my new name was for my drivers license.. haven't seen how that looks yet but I have a feeling its rough! I've got a few more small things... the credit union(s), my work badge, and my passport... which is a big one, since we are heading on a cruise out of the country in February!
Life married isn't much different... I've never questions Ryan's love or commitment for me! I know I never will either... I'm so lucky to have him as my best friend and husband!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This past weekend, I got to share my favorite place with my favorite people! Saturday, my wedding party, moms, mistresses of ceremony, Malachi, and Loraine headed up to Leland for beach time and wine sipping! It was a beautiful weekend for our festivities! We headed out of 8:00 a.m. arriving around 11:30 a.m. Grandma had created a warm welcome with a construction paper sign greeting us! When we got inside, she created a wall of Julie in Leland! :) Jill, Suzie, and Chris put together a very yummy lunch and we headed down to the beach for some sun! After spending some time in the water, we decided to head out for wine tasting stopping at some of my favorites: 45 North, Tandem Cider, and Leelanau Cellars. After Leelanau Cellars, we stopped at Just Knot a Bar for some dinner. We kept the rest of the night low key... opening the wonderful gifts the girls got me and playing a few games about how well I know Ryan. We called it a early night since all the fresh air, sun, and wine tired us out! Next morning, more goodies were out... by the way too much food! I was soo stuffed by the end of the weekend! Keri and I headed back mid-morning since a bunch of stuff was waiting for both of us at home.
Plain and simple, it was the best Bachelorette Party EVER! Love you ladies for doing that for me!
This week is motivation week... we have been trying to tie up loose ends and get stuff set up for next week. Favors come tomorrow. The seating arrangements are made, just have to put them on the Harbourfront seating map. Applied for our marriage license to be picked up Friday. Picking up my, Rachel, and Jenni's dresses tomorrow.
We are getting there! Maybe next year it will all kick in.... thank goodness I have to only work Tuesday and Wednesday next week! :)
Friday, August 27, 2010
First we have to get through this weekend of fun at my Bachelorette Party in Leland and my INS 22 test on Wednesday! AHHHHHHH!!!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My wedding is going to end our wedding season with a BANG! :)
IT’S GOING TO BE FABULOUS!
Monday, August 23, 2010
BUT I'm excited to spend time with all my closest friends and family... I'm not going to let people that aren't going to be able to make it, get me down!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
It all should be feeling real but hasn't really kicked in yet! Bachelorette Party in Leland this coming weekend... can't wait! :D
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I called another salon and scheduled hair and makeup appointments. The salon I was originally hoping to go with basically told me they could only get 2 people to do 6 girls hair and 2 girls makeup... I DON'T THINK SO! For Keri's, we had 4 girls doing hair for 7 of us. With one of those being specifically for Keri. I wanted that... I'm the bride and deserve to have the extra attention to my hair... especially since I have ALOT of hair! The salon I scheduled with is right across the hall from the reception location. So... if people get done early, they can just walk the few steps to the reception room and help with setup! I feel much better knowing that we will have 4 girls to do our hair! :) I got in next Saturday to get a practice done! :)
Also, Ryan and I stopped at Meijer to pick up pictures I had printed off for the table decorations. I've got about 28 misc. scenic pictures from Leland. Mom has some too... so we will have to take a look and go threw them to see what we want to use for table names! While there, we saw they had boxes of 36 individual bagged chips that we purchased for the rehearsal dinner. To us, the rehearsal dinner isn't as important as the reception dinner and with that, we are keeping it simple. Subs, Chips, Salads... especially since we are just using the park picnic shelter to do it!
We made a trip to the wine specialty shop right by our house to purchse 24 cobalt blue while bottles and 25 corks! That was the last element needed for the centerpieces/tables. I've already started making a wine bottle lamps but can't find my wire that I have :(... I'm sure it will show up!
My party dress is coming Monday and I'm going to nail down information with our Rev. on Monday! :)
Feels good to have so much done when we are this close! :D
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I just bought myself a new bathing suit at VS for the honeymoon in MEXICO! :)
Can't wait to get it!
Few things to do on my list this weekend... but still making lots of progress. Just need to meet with Rev. Doornbos, call on renting chairs, and figure out what we would like to do for rehearsal! After being at Keri and Bob's rehearsal dinner, we like the idea of keeping it simple with subs, chips, and veggies... I'm leaving it up to Ryan, I've got enough on my plate! :D
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
They know there stuff and are going to make the reception a party to remember!
Just a month away.... how CRAZY! :)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I feel so lucky to have been a part of such a beautiful event! The Lawton Community Center is an amazing place! Oldest winery in Michigan! The place has so much character and such a big space to take over. All this made it perfect for Keri and Bob's wedding!
I'm so proud of Keri! She let the stress go and seemed to enjoy her day to the fullest! She made a beautiful bride for her dashing groom. As she walked down the isle to him she was just glowing. I did real well holding myself together... but I do admit, I had tears many times during the ceremony!
Good food, great company, and ALOT of FUN! I can admit, I was at the photobooth serveral time with several different groups of people! I also rocked out my 80's sunglasses from Jilly-bean!
Keri and Bob seemed so happy and it was an amazing day for a wedding! Congrats again, Mr. and Mrs. Trayers! :) Love you both! You are always going to be my best friend, Keri, I'm with you for the long hall! :D
Friday, August 6, 2010
P.S. Steph and Ryan a.k.a. "the neighbors" - I would of expected you first, since not only did we hand deliver it the day before we sent them out but cause you are also right next door! :P
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
We dropped off our neighbors who thought they looked really good! It was great to hear all that work really did pay off!
I got the last grapevine napkin rings from Hobby Lobby today! We have enough for everyone that is invited... so no worries about running out of those!
Today I also met with Shelly, our florist. We narrowed down what we were thinking. Unfortunately, the bill went up... but I had to add a few more tables. But in the end, I have a feeling everything will look beautiful!
OH... biggest thing about the wedding today... I GOT MY BIRD CAGE VEIL! :) It looks beautiful! Can't wait to wear it!!!!!
Hopefully tomorrow we will cross more wedding "to dos" off the list! Hard to believe 46 days!
I found them off Etsy and even got myself one! Might even wear it at the wedding too but we'll have to see how my whole outfit(s) come together! But I know they are something that can be worn with any outfit!
Looking forward to giving the girls all the goodies I've got them! :) You'll all just have to wait and see what the girls have on the big day! ;)
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Hoping to get them out like TUESDAY!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I can't wait to see some of her other favs! She's a wonderful photographer! She figured us out, no problem! :D Looking forward to her shooting our wedding! THANK YOU, ASHLEY!