Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

We're Baaack!

Okay so we may have already been home from the honeymoon for 2 full days now, but this gal had to get the house in order before I even thought of sitting on my tushy to blog.

Sooo, the honeymoon....
Thanks to an issue with my passport we had to change plans at the last minute to travel to the US Virgin Islands instead of Mexico.

We ended up at the Wyndham Sugar Bay in St. Thomas which we lovingly dubbed the Shithole. :)

Regardless of where we were it was so very nice to be with my new husband in a sunny place with absolutely nothing to do but be together.
No, I wasn't sad to say goodbye to our wax paper sheets or Ilma, the world's unhappiest bartender, BUT I was sad to say goodbye to entire days spent with Mr. P.
It was pure bliss.

We decided this trip was only our pre-honeymoon and hopefully come our one year anniversary we'll be poolside and carefree again, but this time in good ol' Mexico (say it like your supposed to and that rhymes).

For now I'm back to baking and reading your blogs.
I'm ever so excited to catch myself up.

Then I promise to catch you all up on the past three fun filled weeks.

Much Love!

Emie Diaz-Llaneza

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Call me Houdini...

because that was some disappearing act!

Okay, that was my attempt at a lame joke to lighten the mood.

I'm so sorry I completely disappeared off the face of the earth aka got wrapped and absorbed by final wedding plans.

3 things I'd like you to know:

1. I am now officially Margaret Emily Diaz-Llaneza

2. Our wedding was better than I ever could have imagined.

3. I promise in the next week or so to catch you up on everything-pictures included!

Oh and we without a doubt have the best friends and family imaginable.
Thanks a million times over to those of you who were there with us. You are the reason this weekend will always stand out in our minds as one of the best of our lives.

My dear blog friends who I haven't had the pleasure of meeting in person, I look forward to sharing the details of this amazing time with you.

I'm not quite certain the direction this blog will go (although it hasn't really been a wedding blog for somewhile), but I'll figure it out as I go.

Because one things for sure, okay maybe this makes 5 now, I've freaking missed you!

Heading on our honeymoon tomorrow, to St. Thomas now (yeah, that's a story you'll hear about soon), but I plan to be poolside and filling you in soon.

All my love,

Emie Diaz-Llaneza

Thursday, October 8, 2009

this weekend

One of my lovely friends (and a bridesmaid in my wedding) is getting married this Saturday.

Tomorrow morning after picking up our marriage license (in South Carolina) I'll be on my way to Jekyll Island, GA with sistah and Chels.
Our fiance's don't have the day off so they'll be driving down later in the day.

I can't for the 5 hour trip with two of my favorite ladies!

I can't wait to check into our room that is certain to be darling.

I can't wait to pig out at tomorrow's lowcountry boil.

I can't wait to explore the grounds of this beautiful resort.

But most importantly I can't wait to celebrate the marriage of Missy and Matthew.

Hope you all have a weekend full of love.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Today was a good day.

Early this afternoon fiance and I set out to obtain our marriage license.
On arrival I said in a cheery tone, "we are here to get our marriage certificate".
Only to learn that you have to be married in the state of North Carolina to obtain one in the state of North Carolina.
No biggie, tomorrow we'll cross state lines to get our South Carolina marriage certificate.

Then I dropped off all 150 baby cakes with Missy's fiance Matthew.
Matthew then gave me a gift that my sweet, sweet friend Missy purchased for me.

Isn't this the cutest lil' sign you've ever seen!?
I swear Missy is one of the most thoughtful gals you could ever know and I'm unbelievably lucky to have her as my friend.
This weekend we'll be attending her wedding at Jekyll Island and I truly can't wait for the celebration.

After that exchange I treated my sweetie to lunch. We hit up Ru San's for the lunchtime sushi buffet.
Nothing better my friends.

We then found Mr. P some snazzy shoes to wear with his snazzy suit.
Man, he's going to look so handsome!

Then he dropped me off at my sisters salon where I had my hair colored and highlighted.
It looks so very pretty.
*thank you to my very beautiful, talented sister! xo

Now I'm home watching Nie Nie on Oprah with happy tears in my eyes.
She's so incredibly inspiring.

Oh and I should tell you real quick that we have a new Rehearsal Dinner venue.
We'll have cocktails in this adorable courtyard at Charleston Place Hotel...

followed by dinner in their Palmetto Room.
Crisis averted.

Now if you'll excuse me I need to go prepare myself for tonight's dance lessons.
See you tomorrow sweet friends.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

weddings, they are stressful

This wedding is driving me crazy, but you can bet your behinds I'm going to enjoy every freaking second of it! Especially thanks to the blood (okay, maybe just a paper cut, but still), sweat and tears that have gone into it.

My head is about to explode thinking of all the things (mostly e-mails to send and details to nail down) that I still need to do.

I spent the last two days doing nothing but making baby cakes (and maybe sneaking in a few chapters of New Moon in between batches).
Here's what 150 baby cakes look like:

I've been so consumed with wedding stuff that I even forgot our son Tucker's 2nd birthday.
Pepe remembered a few days after his actual birthday and my heart broke thinking of what a bad mother I've been lately.
So today I made him a little cake for a belated birthday celebration.
He ate so much that now he's lettin' 'em rip beside me on the couch.

Oh, I should also fill you all in on the most recent news...
So remember our original wedding venue closed?
Well it did.
Our new venue, Magnolia Plantaion, was the only place we could find with availability on the same weekend, however they only had Sunday open.
Well this meant we had to move our Rehearsal Dinner from Friday to Saturday night.
No big deal, right?
Well it is when the lady we were working with changes jobs and forgets to make note of the change before she leaves.
So we found this news out today and are now without a Rehearsal Dinner venue at the moment.
I could only laugh when I heard this news.
My sweetie came home with our favorite chicken tacos to soften the blow when he delivered the news to me.
Mexican food always makes things better.

Well I'm heading to the shower, then the bed.
I'm exhausted!

I'll end on a happy note-
Tomorrow we get our marriage certificate. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009


I promise to return later this evening with a weekend update (because I just know the suspense is killing you).

In the meantime please allow me to rant for a few moments about something that's been weighing heavily on my mind for a few days.

Right now on my counter top sits two stacks of reply cards, the 'yes pile' & the 'no pile'.
The 'no pile' is getting to be pretty high.
I'm okay with this because we were prepared for it.
With the wedding being a destination wedding of sorts for about 95% of our guests and with the economic times we didn't kid ourselves and think everyone could attend.
I mean people have lives, they have families and jobs they can't leave behind.

Do you know what does upset me though?
The family members who aren't attending.
The family members who didn't even bother to say "listen, I wish I could make, but I can't because....".
Instead they just simply aren't coming.
Now I'm not going to pretend my family is all as close as I'd like us to be and I accept my side of the blame for that.
BUT is it so crazy of me to expect something happy and joyous like a wedding to bring people together?
I don't think so.

I can't imagine missing a wedding of one of my family members.
I really can't.

So yes, yes my feelings were hurt.
But I'm ready to move on and be happy with the wonderful friends and family (lots of them) who are making the trip to be with us on our wedding day.

So a BIG, BIG THANK YOU to those of you are pushing the pause button on your own lives to celebrate with us.
It means more than you can probably know.

Okay, I'm feeling much better now.

Back to baking baby cakes.
See you soon my sweets.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm here!


I had my favorite vanilla bean cupcake.

Got a mani with sister and this time they gave us a little back massage.
It was very needed.
*I should tell you that while prancing around in my wedding shoes about an hour ago I tripped on the stairs and ruined a nail to avoid falling on my face.
It was awesome!

I picked up New Moon and cannot wait to do nothing but read all day Sunday.

We went to Michael's so I could pick up all the baby cake supplies needed to make favors for Missy's, one of my best gal's, wedding.
I also picked up the supplies needed to complete this little project:

Adorable, right?
My bridal dinner (that my lovely mother is hosting) will take place in the back yard of the home we are renting in Charleston.
We plan to hang a few of these from the trees as well as mason jar lanterns.

I also had my second alteration appointment for my wedding gown.
I truly love my dress more each time that I try it on.
It also looks amazing with the pretty little shoes I picked out.
I'll show you those later.

Oh and I got the photos of the simple, yet adorable tags that will be used on our welcome bags.

They make me smile. :)

Now fiance and I are going to get in a quick workout before a Mentalist marathon.

Happy weekend my sweets.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oh Twilight

One guess as to why I didn't post all day.
Here's a hint, read yesterday's post. ;)

Yes, I spent 8 hours on the couch yet again.
I only got up twice, once to skip to the mail box (I LOVE receiving response cards) and the second time to fix some lunch.

At exactly 5:30pm I finished the book.
Now I'm anxious for my next trip to Barnes and Noble which without a doubt will take place tomorrow.
Sister and I have a date planned...Starbucks and New Moon for me, Breaking Dawn for her.
Are you confused?
Well then go out and get the first Twilight book, you'll thank me-I swear!

Now I'm going to try and catch up on my favorite blogs before Bella and Edward enter my life again.

See you tomorrow my sweets.
I promise to come up for air and post.