Eliana Reine Varner

Eliana Reine Varner

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Excited about life!

Ordered part one of the ladies' surprise tonight. I feel really good about it!! :)

Also, along the same lines: Jeff and I are taking Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. Tonight, my purchase was made on amazon.com and for the first time EVER I used my debit card (with the VISA logo on it) to pay for my order. My money. No more debt for me! Feels great!

Oh, and the wedding registries are complete! Yahoo!!!!!!!
Jeff and I agreed on every single item, which is pretty incredible. There are some big ticket items on there, but the plan is to have money set aside by the time we're married that we will have the money to purchase what we need from what is left on the registries.

Amazon Registry

Target Registry (enter Heidi McWilliams into the search portion)

One last thing- Jeff and I started a new book together that my mom got for us. Gary Chapman's "Things I Wished I'd Known Before I Got Married". Fun little chapters with discussion questions afterward. This is the third premarriage book we're working through now... we also did "Ten Great Dates Before You Say I Do" and "Preparing for Marriage". I love having a man that wants to grow a deeper relationship with me. Praise God!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hot Dang! Flowers are picked!!!

I'm relieved and totally excited! Can't wait to see the finished products! I only have to wait 200 days. :)

For flowers, I'm definitely going with Steph at Country Hearth Flower Shop in East Berlin!
I've known her since I was a little girl and she was so helpful with helping me pick out flowers that not only worked with my color scheme, but also looked good together!

For my bouquet:
*Deep purple Calla Lillies
*Orange Tiger Lillies
*White Wax Flowers
*Green Hypernicum berries
*Orange Alstroemeria
*Curly Willow Branches

For the ladies:
*Orange Tiger Lillies
*Orange Alstroemeria
*Firestarter Gerbera Daisies
*White wax flower mixed in...

Jeff's boutonniere:
*Purple calla lily
*Orange alstroemeria
*White wax flower
*Willow branch sprigs

For the gents:
*Purple calla lily
*White wax flower

For the parents:
*Orange alstroemeria and white wax flower

And the best part: I came in under budget on my flowers!!!!!!!!!

You can google all those flowers if you want the scoop on what they'll look like. Or you can wait 200 days like me till you see them all together! :)

In other news:
I think for the ladies shoes I'm letting them choose. Since I went the traditional route and have each girl wearing the same style dress I'll let them individualize with the sandal. I am however putting a stipend on the height. :) Ladies taller than me get to choose from flat silver flip flops. Anyone close to my height can wear short wedges under 1.5" :)

As for my shoes: only my girls have seen the ones I'm leaning toward. I'm pretty excited about them. :)