Happy Sunday!! I hope everyone had a productive DIY weekend! I did a little bit but was mainly side tracked by all the Christmas decorating and I also picked up a new hobby that I am super PUMPED about! I went to my first session of Muay Thai and I cannot move today haha..in a good way! I'm going to start doing this 4 days a week...I can't believe I am going to be a fighter lol!
ndvidul-I am so glad you two worked it out! I was scheduled to have this talk with my friend but she got called into work..so we are still on the rocks! I hope you got a lot done this weekend and had your wine
Originally Posted by ndvidul
Coco & Jamie ---- thank you for the templates! Excited to play with them tomorrow and figure out what I want to do. Coco, love your postcards!!! Tasteful reminder for your guests to get their butts in gear, LOL. So pretty too!
Update: My MOH & I had a lengthy, emotional conversation tonight. Lots of tears, listening, and talking. After we finally started really listening to each other and really trying to see things from the other's perspective, she decided that she'd make it work and would definitely come. YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! I was so proud of us as it was a very challenging conversation, and we kept striving for a win/win solution even though it was hard. I would have been happy with any Win/Win solution, but you know I'm super pumped that this turned out to be it --- her coming to Cancun!! Couldn't be happier. Our 19 years of friendship is still going strong.
As promised, here are the pictures from my early morning printing! Unfortunately, I will have to print tomorrow as my printer friend decided that he wanted to do some smudging. And since I went against my golden rule of brining the entire pack of paper, I didn't have any extra. So tomorrow I will have to print 15 more (I always make extra for cutting errors, to save for myself & to keep as samples just in case ;-). Anyway, the back of the postcards are the same for all as pictured below, the front have 5 different variations (I had 6 but didn't care for the picture once printed.) I wanted to do something vibrant to get everyone excited! This postcard will be sent out the first of the year to remind persons of the final payment due on Feb 3rd and about their passports. These print 2 to a page so I printed 5 sheets of each with the exception of my absolute FAVE which I will print 10 sheets of... I'm biased as it has our colors LOL
Back of postcards (these print with 2 on each page)
Okay ladies I need to vent a bit. So I called my mom yesterday to ask about when they were thinking about reserving their rooms and if they need me to pay the initial amount since I owed them some $$ from college anyways. Long story short my parents end up telling me that because crops were so horrible this year (Dad used to be a farmer but is going blind and now only does the business side of the farm) they have no money. They are selling everything they own except their house and vehicles, remortgaging, Dad is quitting farming and getting a job, Mom is quitting college (I was so proud she is going back for her bachelors) and getting a job or two... ect. I know money was tight and they had already had said no Christmas gift this year
Anyways my fiance and I- we both make good money right now, were trying to figure out how we could make this work. We were going to try to pay for them if his parents would maybe pay for some of the things when we got to MX (music for the reception, ect). He went over to their house to talk to them and a little while later told me to come over too. I guess when his dad found out that we were considering changing to a wedding back home he said "What does Natalie (me) want? If she wants to get married in Mx we'll pay for them all to get there."
So now FI's parents, who were already paying for them, us, his brother and SIL, and his grandparents to come are paying for my parents and 3 of my 4 siblings. As grateful as I am for them and as honored as I am that they love me so, I am just put in a hard position here. My parents think we are the ones paying for them, but now his parents must think bad about my parents, and FI is a little upset my mom and dad didn't come to me sooner, which I understand. My parents live on the other side of the country and now this is how FI is going to think of them- as poor people who can't support themselves instead of the hard working, loving, great parents they are who happen to run into bad luck.
But also- After all of that my FI and I sat and were talking and he said "what about your 12 and 16 year old sister and brother? Are they getting no Christmas presents?" He was so upset by this we decided to call my parents and tell them we will be their Santa this year. I'm excited to go shopping And am reminded of how much I love that man!!
Sorry this got really long. Lots of tears last night but I'm happy to say I'm still a Moon Palace Bride! And my mom, dad, and siblings will be there- and that's all that really matters!