03.28.06

4 year anniversary:)

Posted in 5 months apart at 10:39 pm by Nora

March 26 was our 4 year anniversary!! We weren’t together on our special day, but I got the sweetest card and the most beautiful earrings and necklace from Julio! He always does just the right thing:) We haven’t been together for many of our anniversaries b/c we always seem to be in different states, but we have many, many more to look forward to together!

It’s hard being apart, but only 21 days til we see each other in Charlotte for Crown and Kate’s wedding! We’re both in the wedding and we get to see some of our friends from Logan so it will be lots of fun! Can’t wait!

 

03.23.06

Bridesmaids and groomsmen!!!

Posted in All the details at 11:05 pm by Nora

These are the people in our wedding. They are our best friends and we can’t wait to have all of them standing beside us on our special day!!

Chris Chris is the best man. Chris has known Julio since they were freshman at Westminster Christian H.S. Chris’ family is a great, loving family who is like a 2nd family to Julio. Chris is planning to get married in October of 2007.

Matt Matt is one of Julio’s best friends. He’s known Julio since junior high, playing basketball & football together. Matt is currently married to Beth and has a beautiful daughter, Jada, who is also in the wedding as a flower girl.

Aaron Aaron went to Chiropractic school with Julio in St. Louis. Aaron was Julio’s good friend at Logan. Aaron is from Alabama and currently practices in southern Illinois.

Crown Crown also went to Chiropractic school with Julio. Crown and Julio were good friends at Logan enjoying many good nights at the bar & many nights studying. Crown is from North Carolina and currently practices in Charlotte, NC. Crown and Kate are getting married in Charlotte on April 22 and Nora and Julio are both in the wedding!

Emil Emil is Julio’s middle brother. Emil has a loving personality and has a passion for music. Emil graduated from Florida Computer & Business School and is working for a small business company.

Cecil Cecil is Julio’s youngest brother. Cecil is currently a Freshman at Barry University. He also has a passion for music and is DJing as a hobby.

 

Lindsay Lindsay is the maid of honor in our wedding! She is Nora’s best friend and always keeps Nora and Julio laughing:) She and Nora were roommates Freshman year and played softball at Barry and were friends right away!  Now Linds lives in Kansas City, MO and she just signed a contract to buy a house!

Jessica Jessica is Nora’s longest friend! We met when we were 2 months old. Our mom’s knew each other and we became friends before we could even talk!! We went to Pipe Preschool, Hope Valley, Githens and Jordan together and have remained friends for 24 years!! Jess lives in DC and is in law school at American University.

Kat Kat is Nora’s friend from Barry. We played softball together for 3 years and became great friends! Kat always got Nora out of the house to do all kinds of fun Miami adventures, like camping in Key West and finding the yummiest little cafe to eat at on the beach!! Kat is the Assistant Softball Coach at College of Charleston.  

Regan Regan is both Nora and Julio’s friend from Barry and is a big part of why we started dating!! She and Nora played softball together for 3 years and were roommates for 2 years. She and Julio were both athletic trainers and got together to study all the time. So, Nora and Julio got to know each other as friends and after a year and a half, he finally asked her out!! Thank you roomie! Now, Regs lives in Seattle and is getting married to Michelle this summer! She’s taking classes to get ready for med school.

Jenny Here’s Jenny in her sombrero at El Maguey on her birthday! Good times:) Jenny is Julio’s friend from Miami. They went to high school together, stayed in touch throughout college and ended up in St. Louis for grad school. Jenny and Nora are now roommates livin it up in Chesterfield and have gotten to be great friends!! Jenny’s headed to Omaha in May.

Fatima & Ben Fatima is Nora’s sister-in-law and the mom of the cutest ringbearer ever! Fatima and Nora’s brother Nate have been married for 6 years and live in Silver Spring, Maryland. She works at HUD in DC. Fatima has had wonderful wedding advice for Nora!!!

03.20.06

More Friends

Posted in All the details at 12:32 am by Julio & Nora

Artie, Chris, Julio    Mark, Julio, Ryan     Julio, Veeral, Crown, Aaron

I’m out w/ Artie & Chris at downtown Miami. I’m w/ Mark & Ryan at our graduation. Me and the boys are hanging out after a Cardinals game.

Melissa, Nora, Julio     Kat & Nora dancing     Hana, Nora, Anna

We’re out w/ our good friend from Kentucky, Melissa. Nora’s getting crazy w/ Kat at the club in Hard Rock Ft. Lauderdale. Nora is w/ her friends, Hana and Anna, from Durham.

Crown, Wayne, Emil, Aaron, Julio     us at Pink Galleon     Girls at Nora's bridal party

We’re at the Broadway Oyster Bar after a Cardinals game. My baby & I at Pink Galleons. Nora and the girls (w/ peter) at her bridal/bachelorette party.

03.10.06

Crazy Miami Airport!!

Posted in Bridezilla at 10:23 pm by Nora

So, I missed my flight leaving Miami on Tuesday night. I was so upset!!! It was definitely a Bridezilla moment! I was so mad b/c people in the airport were so rude to me! It was definitely my fault b/c I thought you had to check in at least 30 min before boarding but it’s actually 45 min w/ checked bags. There was an accident on the highway so we had to take back roads and then Miami airport is always so busy so I had to wait in line and the e-ticket check in was closed b/c it was a late flight. The line took too long and I didn’t think I needed to hurry as much (or try to check in curbside) so I missed my flight!!! It wasn’t that bad b/c I got to spend more time w/ my baby, but I’m so type A when it comes to things like that…anyway, it all worked out of course b/c work was there when I got there the next day and Baxter was ok for another day in the kennel. It was just funny b/c Julio’s so laid back in those situations and I’m not!! We’re a good balance! Moral of the story - if you’re flying to Miami for our wedding, get to Miami airport in plenty of time!! Or, fly into Ft. Lauderdale airport (like I usually do)!!!

Workin it in Miami

Posted in Miami Style at 10:04 pm by Nora

My trip to Miami was full of things to do as always. A night on South Beach, an art fair in Las Olas, looking for a place to live, meeting with Sylvia, registering for our wedding and  hanging out with Julio and his family kept me very busy. It was so much fun to be down there, but it’s always so hard to leave. The day we met with Sylvia was fun. We were late getting there of course because I never remember how bad traffic really is, even at 10 a.m. After a 3 hour meeting, we chose the cake, the centerpieces, the tablecloths, chair covers, the menu, bouquets, and decorations for the church. Yay! We got so much done and it was great to get it all done at once since I’m not in Miami right now. The bouquets were actually the hardest part for me b/c I didn’t have any good pictures of what I want. Sylvia kept giving me ideas and putting books of bouquets in front of me and we finally got something on paper. Julio was amazed at how long it took…he stepped out of the room for the bouquet decisions and Mrs. Pardave and I tried to make some choices. She’s great to have there to help!! I’m so glad we found Sylvia b/c she’s basically our wedding coordinator. Thank you Mrs. Pardave!!! We didn’t really realize how much she does for us but she’s so organized and it’s wonderful. I can’t wait for more fun things to do!  

03.04.06

Going to Miami!

Posted in All the details, Bridezilla at 10:43 am by Nora

I’m headed to Miami today to visit Julio! Yay!! We’re meeting with Sylvia, our reception hall person on Tuesday morning to decide most of the reception details so that is very exciting! We’ll know what kind of cake, food, centerpieces and everything after Tuesday! It will be very nice to get all of that decided. And I get to spend a few days with Julio!!!!