Our invitations are in the process of being perfected - the layout is ready, it's just the font that she is working on (Oh, did I mention that Caci also designs announcements?!) You can see the engagement pictures on our wedding site here.
So the big stress today is passports. I've been trying to get ahold of the post office for DAYS but they put me on hold for hours and never transfer me to the passport guy (because here you have to set up an appointment way in advance). I was about to despair because the earliest they could get us in was July 2nd, then 6-8 weeks before our passports would arrive. My mom had the brilliant idea of calling the courthouse, and so we now have an appointment set up for tomorrow.
But here's the problem: Steven doesn't know where his passport is, and we're not entirely sure he has an original copy of his birth certificate. I'm crossing my fingers that a social security card will work as proof of citizenship, or that his birth certificate is somewhere in his room. The other stress is that if you lost your passport abroad they may do a security check which can take up to FIVE WEEKS!
We have 60 days, so about 7 weeks until we leave for our honeymoon. Passports can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks and expedited shipping only ensures that they come a week earlier, and can cost up to $100 more. Pray for us.
On a brighter note, today I got a package from my mom with a new book, a huge bar of chocolate, and a million scrapbooking supplies!!!!!! I have been saving everything even remotely memorable (receipts, movie tickets, flyers, wrappers) for our courtship/engagement scrapbook. I have already completed three pages! It is so therapeutic for me. Plus, it's something that I really want to get done for the reception, so I'm being productive as well.
Steven is not taking a break today until he gets a sale - he is so strong-willed. I am amazed at how hard he pushes himself. He is so good at finding motivation inside himself. We would really, really appreciate prayers for success this summer - Steven is a natural - he is so talented and charismatic, but sales are tricky, and we need all the help we can get.
I think that's about it for today. XOXO, Brooke