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Entries from July 2007

standing in front of the mirror shouting, “yay!!!”

July 26th, 2007 2 Comments

or, in other words…dress number three is exactly what I’ve been trying to make for my wedding dress…the design is done except for deciding one last thing: cap sleeves or 3/4 sleeves? =) I put on the mostly finished muslin version and just felt the *click* that I’ve come to know means that something magical […]



July 23rd, 2007 1 Comment

The wedding preparations are advancing very well. There are all kinds of making going on here…today found us working on tableclothes, sundaes, and lots and lots of hair plans (should my sister Julia cut hers short?). Tomorrow brings working on tableclothes, hopefully sundaes, hair plans, and hopefully dress number three. I love you peeps. keep […]


dress number two, harry number seven

July 21st, 2007 5 Comments

The dress is getting closer to it’s final design. I made a second dress today changing a few things…and I have a few more to tweak. I’m thinking all day everyday about these little details. I am very excited for the day to get here so that life can kinda go back to normal (well, […]


tick tick tick

July 20th, 2007 No Comments

Now I understand. I’ve been a bridesmaid more times than I care to count (wait….seafoam lace, purple with flowers, red satin, lilac with pearls, and a tropical sarong…um, 5) and have always been amazed at the obvious stress the planning and preparing places on the bride. I always thought that when my day came, it […]


what do I do all day?

July 19th, 2007 3 Comments

Here you see a delicious facon hot dog that I consumed on a break from the seven hour mock-dress-fest today. I am sewing my own wedding dress. I assume that I’ll need to make a few before I narrow down the design and exact fit…and today I completed dress number one. It is red plaid. […]


the final-ish countdown

July 18th, 2007 No Comments

so…to me it’s still yesterday because I haven’t gone to bed yet…so…happy three-week-pre-versary! *yawn* I am up this late (early) looking at wedding photography sites, trying to find someone like me…who will spend an entire day photographing Garth and I in our smiles and shiny shoes, whithout charging us $1700 and without making us pose […]


the week that was

July 9th, 2007 3 Comments

This morning this house feels quiet. For the past week my entire family has been residing under this roof (that’s 16 of us…plus some extras!) enjoying the odd year Trumbull family reunion. We had lots of great food, jumped on the trampoline, watched a movie projected onto the pump house, and floated down the river. […]


the hoopfest report

July 3rd, 2007 5 Comments

I am proud to report that the Hawker family hoopfest team has a spotless defeated record for the 11th year in a row (because can you really count the times when the other team fails to show up as wins? no, I don’t think so…) The best parts of hoopfest remained the same this year: […]



July 1st, 2007 9 Comments

I love that it feels so right and natural to sleep in till 10:30am this time of year. To reward you for your kindness at stopping by I’ll promise a smash-bang entry tomorrow filled with the hoopfest report, weddingness, and maybe some squirrels fighting over cherries. you’ll dig it. laura. =)