Chimp Party!

Nick and I have a new hobby!  Party Crashing!  Every week we are going on facebook and looking for public parties/events and we are going to crash one!  This week there was a release party for ‘Chimp Party’ a  video game, so we went to the software company and ate all their chips!  Next week we’re crashing a Language School’s Christmas Party and a Beer Release Party 🙂

It was fun because the building was key-code locked and we had to wait until someone left to get in.  Then we just walked into the company’s office and knew no one!  But the people who worked there seemed cool to have two random strangers show up to their company party.  We sat on the couch and played Chimp Party with some of the developers while drinking slushies and eating chips.

 

 

90 Days Until the Wedding: June 21st

Today is the longest day of the year!

I was recuperating from my Migraine yesterday.  I did more research on all the things I want for the wedding.  Basically, if I want artificial boxwood on the walls of the reception room (can’t afford it for the patio) I would pay 200 dollars to have it shipped from the USA.

So instead, I’m going to buy 10 40 by 60 cm pads from Angela’s Flower Store on Aliexpress.com.

So now we have 650 for flowers and artificial boxwood, 200 for cake stands and maybe 150 leftover for coffee makers or vases.  That’s my 1000 dollar reception budget.

Nick stayed home from work but worked really really hard in his office.  I heard him talking on the phone.  He’s under a lot of stress.  I walked to Fotex and Silvan with my friend Lars to buy some flowers and get Nick lunch.  I came home and ate lunch with Nick then took a 2 hour nap which did a lot to get rid of the last of the headache.

Both Nick and I cleaned the house a bit as his parents are coming tomorrow night and will be sleeping over.

We had a lovely dinner, I went and got chocolate cake and Sparkly water from Netto.

We also sat on the couch and took photos!  Now we shall end the day by watching a horror movie about Fishes.  It’s called ‘Island Zero’ and it inspires me to make my own movie with Nick!  (Seriously)

90 Days Until the Wedding: June 6th “Happy Birthday To Me!!”

Today was my 36th birthday!  It’s a bit scary, but as I said to my girlfriend when she turned 30…’Unless you are a Victoria’s Secret model whose job depends upon youth’…it doesn’t really matter.  Well it does, but only when it comes to having children.  Nick and I are working on having children, but for some couples it is just difficult.  But we have a plan, and it is just a matter of implementing that plan and I think we will be fine.  So 36 will be a good year!

I woke up and staggered downstairs where Nick had a wonderful surprise for me!

I am so spoiled!

I can’t tell you how nice it was for Nick to get me all of those wonderful presents.  Nick got me a pan for making omelettes (I think that was more of a gift for himself than for me as he loves my brie and blueberry omelette!)  Then he got me a super surprise that I didn’t see coming at all…A Kahler Termokand!  Nick had asked me the other day what I wanted for the wedding registry and this was the only thing I could think of.  What I didn’t realize was that it was all a con-job to find out what I wanted for my birthday!  I LOVE the Kahler Termokande.  It is a work of art.  I would go to Bahne just to say hello to this white thermos.  Next up, Nick got me a cute wooden bench for outside the house.  My plan is to put flowers on either side and also use it as seating for the wedding reception.  Nick told me there was one more surprise for my birthday but it hadn’t arrived in the mail yet.

After breakfast, Nick worked very very hard at putting together the bench.  We put it outside and it looked perfect.

The first stop on my birthday day was lunch at a small cafe.  It was so perfect!  They had fresh peonies on all of the tables, and the smell was delicious.  I just sat at the table with my nose embedded in the petals.  I had a trout open-faced sandwich with a beet root smoothie while Nick had a green smoothie with a beet-root open-faced sandwich.  Nick kept stealing my smoothie because it tasted better.  For dessert we had an amazing frozen cheesecake.  Truly delicious!

After lunch, we went on a trip to Plantorama!  What a funny name…’Plantorama.’  I want to buy a lot of flowers for the church garden and plant them so I’m always looking for plant sales.  We went specifically looking for this small pink flower, but they were all sold out!  I did find two cute ‘fluffle’ trees that I want to put on either side of the cake table.

We bought some plant food and then headed off for the airport!  My mother was arriving at Copenhagen Airport and we needed to pick her up.  Unfortunately on our way we got notified that the plane was delayed.  So we stopped off at Flyvegrillen and had a hamburger and some soda.  Flyvegrillen is a fun hamburger stand for kids and adults overlooking Kaastrup Airport.  There’s a little playground and a raised platform so that you have a great view of the airport runway.  After watching planes take off, we were notified that my mom’s plane was even more delayed!  So we decided to continue our day and stop off at Dragor!

This was the first time in our relationship that Nick and I had gone to Dragor together.  We parked the car and walked hand-in-hand around the small village.  Then we made our way over to my ‘secret beach’ that was mentioned in Nordic Nights.  Fortunately or unfortunately, the ‘secret beach’ at Dragor is now a very large public beach with a swimming area.  But it’s still wonderful and I love it!  We sat in the sand together and chatted before heading back to the car.  We drove the airport, parked and went to Burger King for more soda as we waited for my mom to arrive from the United States.

We found my mom, gathered everything up in the car, and took her to Statement Coffee in Copenhagen where we had veggie bowls and chatted.  Now the time zone difference really hit my mom, so we took her home.  At home I was able to go through my suitcase and look at all the awesome stuff I got from the U.S.

I tried on both of my wedding dresses and one of them fit perfectly!!!  Nick saw it and immediately said ‘That’s the one!’

So exciting and such a relief!

After the excitement of wedding dresses, we all went to bed…it had been a long day…but a wonderful birthday.  A huge thanks to the most wonderful husband in the world for all of the wonderful gifts, food, and of course his love!

90 Days Until the Wedding: June 9th

Today I went to work in the morning.  The waitress at worked saw the horrible rash on my hand, arm, and neck.  She immediately identified it and told me that sulphur would get rid of it.  Ironically, I wash my face with Sulphur soap to get rid of my acne which explains why the redness cleared up around my eyes, eyelids, mouth, and hairline.  (Yeah, I was covered in fungus)

Enough about fungus (a fungus caused by a decrease in my immune system!)  After work I ran home and put on my new dress from Ivy & Oak and makeup.  I didn’t have time to do my hair.  I also got to wear my Gianvanito Rossi heels for the first time (unfortunately not pictured.)  Me and Nick went to Dag’s 40th birthday.  The food was fabulous!  Salmon, meat, dressing, ice cream for dessert.  Why didn’t I take any photos?  I should go online and steal some from other people…

At first I wasn’t so friendly, but by the end of the party I had several very good conversations with people.  Nick and I have been having Joking Arguments about the concept of ‘Self-Soothing’ a baby.  Nick thinks it’s child abuse and I think it’s a great idea.  I want my kids to be disciplined.  So Nick and I had two conversations with girls who had children and the girls were just thinking I was crazy over my obsession with self-soothing.  It was really funny though.  After talking with the ladies, I will definitely try self-soothing with my child but I think training your child with a peaceful night time routine is very important.

We had lots of good conversations at the party from whether to baptise a child, to self-soothing, to just silly stuff.  It was a great party and we had a lot of fun!

90 Days Until the Wedding: June 8th

My mother and I headed into Copenhagen this morning to try my dress on with the veil we found at Casa Lezar.  Unfortunately, the dress and the veil did not match.  My dress is a white-white and the veil was ‘white’ but had a bit of ivory in it.  So it was a no-go.  Very unfortunate!  I did try on some wedding shoes though…nice satin ones that were very comfy but insanely pricey considering they would only be worn once.

The only thing I bought was a dress bag for my wedding dress.  Afterwards, my mom and I headed to Copenhagen Central Station to get her a rejeskort, convert money, and get her on her train to Moen.  Just as we were looking around to see which track she should go on, I spotted the train!  It was just waiting for her…so in less than 5 seconds she was on the train.  Very fast and very unexpected.  We waved goodbye and my mom was off.

Then I headed to Magasin where I had a soda and walked around a bit.  Then I came home and began looking for a ‘Diamond White’ veil.  I found some but for over 250 dollars!  So expensive.

I also continued my choir bargaining over email…we still haven’t solved the choir crisis of 2018!  Then I went to bed early because I had work the next day and Dag’s birthday party at night.

90 Days Until the Wedding: June 7th

Today my mother and I went into Copenhagen to see the church, Magasin, and go veil shopping.  We stopped by Skt. Ansgar’s Cathedral and it was beautiful as always.  Then I had an idea…we were just a few streets away from the florist, Lars Jons, and this was the perfect opportunity to stop on by!  So I dragged my mother over to his shop.  We met with Lars Jons and his wonderful assistant and discussed several options for wedding flowers.

He said he would go and see the church and provide a list of options for us, so that will be very exciting!

At the florist I saw a few table arrangements that he had done…one was very clever…a glass cylinder with a potted plant inside…I think it was a small herb…and then a rose embedded into the green leaves of the live plant.  It looked beautiful!  I went home and tried to copy it…but failed miserably.  This is why you hire a florist.

Next stop was Magasin!  We went to the very top floor to have lunch.  My mom wasn’t very enthused as it had changed and her little lunch area was gone.  So we settled for some very uninspired smorrebrod.  But that’s ok…not everything can be perfect all the time!

By now both my mom and I were pretty worn out but we still had one thing left on our agenda…Veil Shopping!

So we headed to Casa Lezar, near Norreport, and took a looksie at their veils.  They had one that appeared perfect!  I made an appointment to come back the next day.

Then my mother and I headed home.  We both fell asleep until dinner.  I went to Burn & Build, my new killer workout class.  And Nick was kind enough to pick me up at Vanlose.

Nick made a very tasty traditional danish meat dish…meat patties, white sauce, with carrots and peas.  Nick is an amazing cook!

Then Nick had one more birthday surprise for me.  The other day he asked me ‘What is your dress size and favorite brand from Zalando?’ and I said Str. 38 and Ivy & Oak.

Nick bought me a gorgeous navy off-the-shoulder midi dress that fit perfectly and looked amazing with my Gianvito Rossi shoes!  I tried it on for him and my mom and both were very impressed.

After that we headed off to bed to get ready for another long day.

90 Days Until the Wedding: May 31st

In the morning I found some ‘Mother of the Bride’ dresses for my mom…My two favorite being…

But they are VERY PRICEY…the first one is $280 and the second $500.  I’m also scanning Ebay.

I didn’t do much throughout the day….I worked on ‘Dublin Diaries,’ I made ravioli, two smoothies for dinner (blueberry and peanut butter/date) and then I attended ‘Burn and Build’ at 8 pm.  Nick had to practically hold my hand before I left…but it went surprisingly well…

Before Burn and Build

After Burn and Build

Then I went for a walk…

And met a cat…

Who scratched the shit out of me!

Then I came home, had a freak-out over the cost of the wedding with Nick (Yeah…I’m hiring a choir…)

And that was my day!!!