No new wedding related news since yesterday (other then I forgot to bid on two veils I really liked on eBay, and only remembered about ten minutes after the action had ended, hehe, good one!).
Still waiting for my dress to come! (is it stupid that I don't wan to leave the house in case the postman comes?)
However... I did finally find the right camera cable!! And the right CD-rom!!!
Sooo, I have pictures!!!
Ok, there are still a lot of them to go through, and since it's a new-to-me camera I am still, uhm.., learning.
But here are a few just for you!
Yes, this is a pineapple lamp.
My pineapple lamp. And yes, it does have a pink shade
I like it like that.
This is my cat, Luna.
She looks all sweet and lovely, but I'm pretty sure she wants to kill me.
I'm only half kidding here, I'm pretty sure she does actually wants to kill me :p!
This is the Buddha I got from my mother right after her father had passed away. We had seen it together in the same village as my grandfathers care-home was (funny note: I live next to that home now, in that same village!) when we would visit him. I had always loved it, but it was too expensive for me. My mother bought it for me as a 'thank you' because I was there and tried to help those last weeks of her father live. It has great sentimental meaning to me and I will always love it! Whenever I move house, this fella sits on my lap during the car ride (I'm not the one driving!), to keep him save.
Oh, and I should mention that Joris made this picture.
The top one, in yellow gold, with the big(ger) stone is not my engagement ring. It's my 'we-are-buying-a-house-together-and-going-to-live-together' ring.
When we bought the house (before we were engaged) we singed a contract. A 'living-together' contract. I am not making this up. This really does exist! It's a legal document for people who live together. Not just for lovers, but also for room-mates or when you are an adult and are living with you siblings/parents. It states which things belong to whom, what happens to the house when one person would pass away, who gets the house if we were to separate, all those fun things! We kind of saw this as a promise ring (and call it that). By that time I knew Joris was going to ask me to marry him someday, and I knew I wanted to marry him, someday. Little did I know we would marry within the year!
I really like how we got this ring. It was something we really did together.
We wanted something to symbolize the moment (we signed the contract 10 December 2010, signed for the house on 13 December 2010), and I wanted a ring :p!
We looked and looked, but our budget was too small to find anything.
I had this ring, with a single diamond in it. I bought it when I was 19. because my grandmother always told me to put my money in jewellery, so I did. When I was 19 I had a little bit of money and bought this simple ring, with an old diamond (the diamond was old, the setting new and not pretty), as an investment (stupidest thing ever, by the way!) but also because I felt as if nobody would ever love me or would buy me a diamond ring. So I did!
So we looked and found an old setting on eBay. It had belonged to the sellers grandmother and it was believed to be from the 1930's-'40. His grandmother died, they lost the diamond (or took it out) and the ring was sold as scrap-gold! But I loved the design and we figured we could have my stone put into this ring.
So we set our alarm for 3 AM for the action, and we got it! It was a great moment we shared together!
Unfortunately having the stone put in the ring was not something the jewellers around here wanted to do (never understood why..), in the end we found someone who wanted to do it, and they did a wonderful job! However, because it was November they were busy and the ring wasn't finished until my mothers birthday, 5 January :p!
But that doesn't matter, I still love that ring and it still symbolises how we worked together to get what we wanted.
The other ring is my engagement ring. Again, our budget was tight (and I am speaking tight!) and I wanted something old. And, we wanted something I could wear with my other ring, the promise-ring Yes, I do like diamonds (and most other stones) but I want to be sure (as much as possible) that they are non-conflict diamond. And seeing I like old things (this goes for a lot of things, not all though :p) getting an affordable vintage ring was a good option! Since Joris asked me to marry him in an spontaneous (and emotional) proposal he did not have a ring (and I doubt he would have dared pick out a ring for me. Knowing how picky I can be.. But I'd like to think I would have love anything he would have picked out!).
So we went looking together, this time in real live stores. This was the first ring we saw! We didn't buy it right away. We wanted to 'look around' but it soon became apparent that this was a lovely ring at a very good price! I was getting all nervous because we did not have time to go back to this store and had to wait a few days before Joris could go back there! Do you know that feeling, where you get all nervous, not in a good way, because you are convinced someone else must have bought it by now?! I had that, a lot!
But we were lucky! Unfortunately we had some trouble with the jeweller so I had a bit of a bad taste in my mouth for a while, and Joris has even worn the ring when I didn't want to (yes.. he fits my rings.. he's even a halve size smaller then me.. Sigh.. one of those thing I don't like, but hey, what can you do about it?!?). I think that probably did the trick tough and now I miss it whenever I'm not wearing it!
This turned out to be quite a long post! And the pictures didn't turn out the way I had thought they would (not so much the pictures, more they way Blogger uploads them and their size on the blog..)
Remember, I'm new to this whole picture making thing, so be kind ;-)
I'm sure I'll be tinkering a bit and changing things and try some new stuff!
So far, no package today...