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Honeymoon Plans!

The honeymoon is officially official!  YAY!  And 46 days to go until we’re actually there!  I’m so excited! Soon, we’ll get “the packet” which will be full of cool information and luggage tags and papers and all sorts of neat things, and I ordered our customized maps and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets and just… YIPPEE!!!

Disney World! Mickey Mouse! Pictures! Food! YAY!

Shameless solicitation:
If you still want to contribute to our honeymoon registry (for any fun extras like souvenirs, etc.), you can do it here and search for Ronni Davis or Adam Selzer, July 2008.

Wheeeee!

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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Wedding Stuff & Honeymoon Registry (Picture)

Today, Adam and I went and got our marriage license. It was surprisingly hassle-free. There was no line, and we didn’t have to swear we weren’t drunk or there against our will. He did ask if we were related, though. Because we TOTALLY look it.

Adam & Me

Bwah.

So, the details consist of this:

Ronni & Adam’s “Elopement”
Date: July 27, 2008
Time: 10:30am
Location: Edgewater Beach (rain or shine!)

If you want a ride, Adam’s planning something with the Weird Chicago bus. Will probably meet at the Rock & Roll McDonald’s at 10am or so and head down from there. I’ll get clearer details on that soon.

Afterward, us newlyweds are heading to a cafe or some such to eat (probably one of the Nookies). If you want to tag along, feel free. :)

In the meantime, I need to do the following:
– get a new dress
– get new flip-flops
– get a new outfit for Aidan
– get a new outfit for Adam
– get a wedding band for Adam

I suppose I am allowed to treat myself to a mani/pedi (well, at least a pedi) for this, huh? :) (I already know how I want to wear my hair.)

Ivy’s and Kelly’s flights are booked, Adam’s parents and sister are all confirmed. Still need to call my parents. Anyone else coming? Let me know in the comments or through e-mail.

Also, FYI, the Disney honeymoon registry is up. Disney’s site isn’t the most stable, so if it errs, try it again. Anyway, here’s the url:

Disney Honeymoon Registry

And you can search for Adam Selzer or Ronni Davis, July 2008. ºOº

I can’t think of anything else for now, but once I do, I’ll let you know. See ya!

P.S. 86 days ’til Disney World!

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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Three Months! ºOº

Me and Mickey Part of the reason Adam and I decided to forgo the more formal wedding set up is that we really would rather to go to Disney World for our honeymoon than spend money on a whole wedding doohickey. We have a strict budget, and we knew that because of that, it was going to be a matter of wedding vs. honeymoon. When family members heard that, they kind of tossed out the idea of having a very simple wedding (or even eloping!) and spending all the money on the honeymoon. Makes perfect sense if I say so myself. I’ve been married before, so my heart isn’t set on any sort of wedding (unless I could somehow have a Disney wedding planned completely by some sort of fairytale expert). I’m way more eager to be married to Adam than to plan a wedding. When I found out that Adam’s heart isn’t set on a wedding, I was relieved. My party planning skillz have fallen by the wayside, and the thought of all the details really freaked me out. I’d just stopped thinking about it, unless someone asked me “how are the plans going?”

For the past six to twelve months, I’ve been having periodic dreams of waking up at Disney World and finding out that someone surprised me with a trip, or I’ll be on a roller coaster and realizing that HEY, I’m on a coaster at Disney World! Waking up always makes me sad. So yeah, I’ve had Disney on the brain for quite sometime. I mean, I often literally dream of being there!

Last night, Adam gave me his debit card, a budget, and told me to go to town! Basically, I get to plan whatever I want (leaving room for him to go on the Tower of Terror, Haunted Mansion, Carousel of Progress, and see the Hall of Presidents), and you should see all the papers I have! Funny, I can plan a Disney trip for hours, but give me wedding plans to work out and I want to crawl into a corner and rock back and forth for a while. I guess I’m just weird that way.

I called and booked the trip last night. It’ll be my first time staying at the Pop Century Resort (I’ve been wanting to stay there for a while!), and this morning, I made all the dining reservations. My heart was set on Garden Grill, and we get to do that, so I’m happy. Garden Grill was my first ever character dining experience (and the first place I actually met Mickey Mouse) and it’s my favorite sit down place in all the park to eat. My heart was also set on 50s Prime Time Cafe, and we get to do that! I really wanted to try a few new places, so I am THRILLED that we’re going to get to do the 1900 Park Fare, because Mary Poppins is there! And we’re doing a Princess Storybook lunch at Akershus. I’ve never been there, either. We didn’t get Chef Mickey’s (people start making reservations six months in advance, and reservations for couples are almost impossible to come by), but I can keep trying for it. Honestly, I’m so excited about meeting Mary Poppins that I’m OK with skipping Chef Mickey’s this time. Adam promised me that because Disney World makes me so happy, he’ll make sure we get back there often. ♥

Oh, and the best part (besides getting to see Spectromagic again)? I get to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!!!!!! YAY!

Here are the things I need to do before we go:
– get a hold of some bride and groom Mickey ears
– get a new multi-purpose lens for my camera (anyone have any suggestions??)
– get a new memory card for my camera (or at least clear the one I have!)

Exactly three months from now (OMG an entire season! How will I be able to wait so long?), we’re going to be lining up to watch Wishes, the fireworks show in Magic Kingdom! I am so excited! YAY!

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299 (Pictures)

Okay, so 299 is still a pretty big number, but when I checked the counter today and it said 299 days until your wedding, I panicked. Just a little. Not because I don’t want to marry Adam, but because of all the PLANNING I have not done recently. So what did I do? I hopped over to theknot.com to check on the planner. Now I am down to 168 things I need to do. Most of it needs to wait until I get some extra cash. And I have not tried on one dress yet. For some reason, the wedding still seemed so far away, but seeing that first number go from a 3 to a 2 is kind of showing me that time is indeed moving. Pretty soon, serious planning will have to take place. I have no idea what that means, but eeek.

Piggy Back! Adam hung out with Aidan over the holidays, and that was a really fun, special time. All Adam had to do was play Alpha Butt for Aidan to warm up to him, but Aidan had been warm to him anyway, and he gave Adam a hug the second he walked in the door. They played together very well, and Adam has a gentle way with Aidan that even I can’t master completely. I don’t know if it still kind of makes Adam nervous, the prospect of being a step-father, but I think he’s going to be a great one. It helps that Aidan’s such a great kid. :)

So, on the one hand, it seems like AGES and AGES until the wedding. I’m ready to settle into life with Adam. I’m ready to not be alone all the time. I mean, it can’t be healthy, how much I like being by myself. I often forget how nice it is to have someone around just to make random observations with, watch TV with, or to even bring me a cup of tea.

But on the other hand, in terms of planning, it seems like it’ll be here in a flash, and I’m not doing a damn thing about it. Eloping sometimes sounds like such a great idea, but I’m not selfish enough to do that, not when there are two families plus lots of friends who want to be there for when Adam and I tie the knot.

So, I shall prevail in the planning. Whenever I actually resume planning. Which will be soon… I think. ;)

(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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Registered, New Family, Marriage (Pictures)

Adam and I spent last week together, with his family, in Atlanta. We popped in to Target to do our first registry. Good times. :)

We both had fun with the gun, even though it yelled at us from time to time. We tried to register for things that’ll be around for a while there rather than seasonal stuff; the wedding is still almost a year away. What’s challenging is that he and I both like fall colors, like oranges and browns and reds, and those are seasonal!
Speaking of the wedding, I haven’t done anything major with plans in a while. Well, I did pop into the Jessica McClintock store to peep at some of the dresses, but that’s it. I’m not sure I should even be worrying about much until I move. It’ll just be easier once I’m living in Chicago.
But, we’re registered at Target. At first, I thought about registering at least one more place—probably Bed, Bath & Beyond or Linens & Things, but we’ll see.
I had a great time with the Selzers in Atlanta. We celebrated Thanksmas, which is a fun combination of Christmas and Thanksgiving. With Eli & Melissa in California, myself in Ohio, and Adam in Illinois, it’s hard to travel a lot this time of year for both holidays. Sooooo, Adam’s mom, Sharon, decided to combine the two holidays.
It was a lot of fun. Sharon had told me once that I really fit in with the family, and I really felt like it all last week. :) I hear these stories about in-laws not getting along and I feel fortunate that won’t be a problem for me. I’m going to like being a Selzer.

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