143 days to go!!
I downloaded a countdown app on my phone so I can check it all the time :)
Dorky... I know.
I haven't done much since last Wednesday (Tuesday). It's hard to do wedding stuff when you're at camp.
But I did start working on address labels on the computer. Some people have really nice hand writing or they know how to do caligraphy but I can just see my hand getting super tired and the addresses getting slopier and slopier as I worked my way through my address book.
So we're printing ours.
I started yesterday, putting the addresses into a word document that lays out the page for address labels.
Then today I got an email from USPS that our save the dats should be here on Friday!! Yay! That means that I could potentially get them in the mail a week earlier then I had planned. I thought we would be in good shape if I could get them in the mail by WE Fest which is Aug 4th,5th, & 6th. So if I could get them in the mail by July 30th, I'd be in organized girl heaven!
Yesterday I also ordered sample invitiations.
Hopefully we like them and can pick one so we can get them ordered and in the mail by the end of September.
This still doesn't feel real.
It doesn't feel like I'm "grown-up" enough for this. Or that I should be sending out save the dates for my own wedding. I feel like I just graduated high school (yes I said high school, college went by way to fast!). It will be really weird to open that box and see my face and the future Mr's face on save that dates that we're sending out to our friends and families. That's when it gets real. There's no backing out once we put those babys in the mail.
But I don't think it will really feel real until about lunch time on Saturday December 10th when I put my wedding dress on. And I hug my dad for the last time as a Harper.
I'm starting to tear up just thinking about it.
I have mixed feelings about changing my last name. I will change it. But it will be hard. So far in my life (for the past almost 25 years) everything that I have done, I have done as a Harper. It's who I am. It's what connects me to my family, it's what we all share.
But on December 10th I will become a Knopf. That is so weird to think about. I really love my future Mr. and his family, but it's a weird idea to get used to.
On a totally different note. Yesterday Moorhead, MN (about 2 hours from my house) set a new record for the state with a heat index of 135 degrees and a dew point of 88 degrees.
This weekend we're going to a wedding for my friend Becky and her fiance Bryan.
The heat isn't suppose to let up before then.
This got me to thinking. It could very easily be (or at least feel) 100 degrees warmer on their wedding day then on our wedding day. And a mere 4 months and 2 weeks seperate our wedding dates.
Yay northern MN!
I hope you're having a great day!
And that you're finding a way to stay comfortable in this weather!
Love, a future Mrs.