Thursday, June 17, 2010

Work, Wedding & Baseball!

Ok... so I must start off by saying... WOW! I am terrible at BLOGGING! Please don't hold it against me... k... now that that's out of the way lets start with a story!

So... both Frank's extended family and my extended family are from the same area... Southern Idaho... Like, we have relatives that live in the same town (Malad, ID)... that's how crazy it is... AND YET we did not meet each other until 2008 at OIT which is 800 miles away from Southern Idaho... After we met, we started hanging out a lot... we took a trip over to Ashland to watch OIT's volleyball team play SOU's volleyball team... and on the way over we started talking about our childhood and one thing led to another and we figured out that we basically grew up 30-minutes from each other in a county 800 miles away from Klamath Falls, OR [my time there was only summers of course (Malad, ID) and he actually lived there (Downy, ID)]. So we started texting and calling our family members to see if they new each other... and they started texting us back saying that we might be related!!! AWKWARD! haha... only because this was after we had our First Kiss...Thankfully, later we found out that there was no relation... haha but of course... we laughed about it and still had fun!!!
Wow! So we have so much wedding stuff going on! Making that trip to San Diego at the end of last month changed EVERYTHING (for the better of course)! It was so awesome to be down there! Some of the changes I can think of off the top of my head are... The location! and The Wedding Colors!
Ceremony Location - So we got down to the beautiful San Diego! What an amazing place! If you haven't been down there COME TO OUR WEDDING! haha! We went to visit the old wedding ceremony location (The Dana at Mission Bay) and although it is a nice place in the heart of San Diego... it just wasn't what I was picturing... I called and asked if we could cancel our reservation... and they agreed to it! So that was a blessing! Then we were back at square one looking for a location to have the ring ceremony and reception... We didn't find one until after Frank and I returned back to Oregon... We searched online for a few days when we stumbled across Ocean Palms Beach Resort. I gave them a call, than my loving Brother, Sister-in-law, niece and nephew went to look at it for me! One thing led to another and it is now our ring ceremony and reception location!
Reception LocationRing Ceremony

Flowers - We went to visit Carlos! My sister-in-law Sharon hooked us up with our flower guy Carlos! He is amazing! He has a beautiful flower shop in San Marcos, CA! Sharon, Cami, Frank and I went to Carlos' shop to pick out flowers... when we went there we were thinking we wanted yellow and white calla lillies and lillies... but after Carlos showed us all that his flower shop has to offer we came out with two more wedding colors and totally different flower arrangements. Our new colors are BRIGHT pink, yellow and orange along with White and Grey! Our flowers are now Gerbera Daisys and Lillys! They are going to be sooooo beautiful!

Bridesmaid Dress - Sooooo the long stressful hunt for bridesmaid dresses is OVER for the COOKE/CHARLTON wedding! haha Wow! I can not tell you what a relief that is! They are so cute and everything I wanted! They are gunmetal grey and just awesome! They will be here in two weeks and then we will just have to get them fitted! Thank you bridesmaids for putting up with all my craziness! Shoes are the next thing... Bridesmaids if you have an idea for shoes let me know!


What we are working on now - Well this list can get pretty long... but I think the main thing is getting invitations ready to be sent out! Sharon, Bert, Caiden and Cami took some amazing engagement photos for Frank and I while we were down in San Diego last month! It was fun! I told Sharon she should go PRO! haha Here are a few...

Last night Frank brought me a "Just Because Present"!! He got me earrings, a bracelet and a couple sweaters! They are so cute! I am the luckiest girl in the world! Honestly, Frank is truly amazing! And I love him so much!
Today, Frank left for Folsom, CA to play baseball. For those of you who don't know, Frank is pitching for the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs this summer! He is doing very well and I am so proud of him!!! Here is a little info. from the MailTribune (Medford newspaper):
"RiverDawgs claim series
June 15, 2010
The Southern Oregon RiverDawgs' pitching staff was sharp in the rubber game of a three-game series against Sonoma Monday.
Frank Charlton threw six shutout innings and Jordan Lewis masterfully sealed the 6-1 victory as the RiverDawgs at Harry & David Field.
Charlton, who earned his first win, allowed four hits, struck out four and walked four.
Lewis, gave up one unearned run on one hit and a walk in three innings. He fanned six and got his first save.
The RiverDawgs (4-2) broke it open in the sixth inning with an RBI ground out from Ryan Hayden and a run-scoring single from Travis Wolf to gain a 5-0 advantage.
Shawn Freeman launched his first home run of the season for the RiverDawgs, a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth."
In the first game Frank pitched for the RiverDawgs he pitched 7 great innings and their team WON!!!
As for me... my agenda today is work, lunch with Val and Diana, wedding planning and hanging out with the family! :) and MISSING MY FRANKATANK!
Lesson for today: Treat everyone with kindness! You never know how things may turn out...

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