These are our save the date magnets! 🙂


Well, it certainly has been awhile. 🙂 Here’s what’s been going on in our neck of the woods.

November was filled with unpacking, getting used to the new house and then Thanksgiving! We celebrated with my family a couple weekends before and then spent the day with Mark’s side of the family. I think Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it doesn’t involve a lot of fuss – just eating! Mark was gone every weekend in November deer hunting, but we now have a large freezer full of venison. Yippee!!

December was busy with an audit at work, our nephew’s dedication (kind of like a baptism), a Christmas Party with friends at our house and then of course Christmas! With everything going on the month just FLEW by.

January has been a blur so far. We rang in the New Year with friends. We had dinner, watched the Cirque de la Symphonie at the NEW Ams0il Arena, made a short visit to the Bl@ckwater and ended the night ringing in the New Year and playing games. It was a fun time!

We spent a good portion of the last part of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 making a big decision. After a lot of talking, Mark decided to resign from his position at C1rrus and accept a position with Ams0il which is headquartered in Superior, Wisconsin (just across the bridge from Duluth). His last day was January 21, 2011 and he’ll start his new job on February 14, 2011. He’s going to be the Product Manager for the Heavy Equipment and Diesel area. I’m super excited for him. His old company has been experiencing a lot of turmoil as a result of the economic changes over the last couple of years and things haven’t seemed to be getting much better. This move will put him in a management position and he’ll be at a more stable company. So between now and his official start date he’ll be traveling a bit and hopefully getting a few things done around the house.

We’ve been back in wedding planning mode ever since the first of the year. On January 8, 2011 myself, my mom, Mark’s mom and my gramma went to the Duluth Br1dal Sh0w. They had a lot of vendors and everyone got to taste a lot of cake. It was a really fun day out that started with brunch and ended with a fashion show. Last weekend I went up to Gr@nd Superior L0dge with Mark’s parents to check out some of the accommodations and try and figure out where we’re going to have the rehearsal dinner. It was awfully cold, but it was a fun and worthwhile trip. In about another month we’ll be back up there for the Gr@nd Social where they have vendors, champagne and a buffet dinner that features different dishes from their catering menu. Maybe after that we’ll know what our guests are going to eat! 🙂 Right now I’m working on booking our photographer and have Maria helping me look for bridesmaid dresses. On Friday I went up and tried on MY dress for the first time. It’s more beautiful than I remembered. 🙂 I just stood there for a long while looking at myself in it. I can’t wait to wear it in August!

That’s all for now…