Eliana Reine Varner

Eliana Reine Varner

Monday, July 4, 2011

Best. Week. Ever.

Lyrics regarding this past week: (just the first 1min, 10 seconds)

Sidenote- I would love to do something like this for our first dance.
Downside- We already chose our first dance song... it's been "our song" for two years now. Still brings tears to Jeff's eyes. :) It's not a funky dancy song though.

(that was not the point of this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The point was... I just had the time of my life!!!!!!!

Jeff and I had planned on going for our summer trip to Creation Festival like I have done for the past 13 years (him, for the past 2)... but due to saving every penny for the wedding- we couldn't afford it. So, instead we had a staycation. Or atleast that's what I called it. The family he lives with was on vacation as well so they welcomed me to stay with hiim for a few days. We had a blast. Typically we see each other once or twice a week... and very very very rarely do we spend the night together. So, this was quite a treat!!!!

I have about 5 posts in my head that I want to do to make up for it to share all the awesomeness from the past six days. So, here's a sneak peak.

We felt like real adults. First night we cooked together- he was in charge of shrimp scampi. I made spinach & artichoke bites (my original recipe using won ton wrappers). Yum.

Jeff's shrimp scampi. Delicioso- I'm blessed to be marrying an Italian man that loves to cook!!

We worked like nuts on wedding invitations!!!!My man working on woodburning 30-some hearts for the invitations. :)
He's a trooper!!!

And we took an unplanned trip to our reception venue to more accurately plan our festivities!! Oh my goodness, I can't wait!!!!!!!!

Many many many more pictures and updates to follow!!
Also, anyone else interested in/planning a surprise first dance???

I'm curious.


  1. Oh my word, I LOVE your invitation workstation! You look so adorable! In a few days, that's going to be me and my FI--I can't wait, though I know it's going to be a ton of work!

  2. OOO sounds like a great weekend of some quality time (and wedding work) that you two had! Sometimes staycations are the best vacations ever!!! Can't wait to see your upcoming posts!

  3. Aww your post made me realize how much i need to appreciate the fact that my fiance and I live together and we get to spend every day together..I guess at times I take it for granted. Thanks for reminding me how special small moments are.