Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Let's just catch up and write about what we did today. This is a very special weekend as it's the first one I've had off since starting a new job two months ago.
We went to the bank to sign our mortgage papers so we are officially in a huge debt!
We finally went knife shopping with (best man) Matte at a culinary implements supply boutique. He promised us we'd find something so amazing we'd throw all our other blades away. With his guidance, we walked away with this beauty:
Oh wait. Oops. That was our grocery shopping trip to find stuff to chop. Here she is:
It has more layers of folded steel than I can count (one, two three, four, five, huh?). Matty let me have the first cut so I sliced the unfortunate vegetable and we both uttered, "WOAH..." and got all giddy. This thing's so lightweight and SHARP. We then decided such a significant event in our lives had to be documented on film. This is me slicing cucumber:
And this is Matty slicing cucumber:
Matty's opinion on the new knife:
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Do. Not. Want.
Aaaand the audio:
Matty was getting ready for work, i.e. surfing the 'net. I wondered aloud if those guys out there would let me take a piece of the tree trunk. I get so sentimental over trees, especially when they're being sacrificed for condo construction. (This one in particular is a fruit tree... don't remember what type but Joan, our downstairs neighbour and most senior resident, has been living in our building for the past fifty years and remembers that tree, and now it's gone. This upsets me... and probably Joan to some extent.)
Matty and I agreed if I were to ask them, they would likely say yes, so I asked my husband to please go ask them to spare me a couple slices of tree trunk. Now that we're married, he's more likely to do whatever I want him to do... within reason... I suggested if he were to tell the men his wife asked, it would go over better. Somehow, I like how the phrase, "my wife wants blah blah blah..." makes a bizarre request seem much more reasonable. Try it sometime...
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Bride's attire: black strapless knee-length dress with heels;
Groom and Best Man's attire: tailless tuxes with black shirt and vest. Peacock blue ties.
Maid of Honour (Best Woman): uh...
This probably falls into the more casual side of semi-formal. Shirt & tie for guys. Girls, this is a chance to wear a dress if you want. All in all, neither the bride nor the groom have any preference regarding their guests' attire as your (possibly naked) presence is what we will cherish.
If still unclear, please feel free to ask us for a more confusing explanation.
Time to get some sleep.
This means we need to seek another officiant in order to make our marriage official. We wanted to have someone we know perform the ceremony to add a more personal touch so we had Em get ordained on the 'Net. She wrote this beautiful speech for us and I've already wept as I read it. She is still so totally going to marry us.
The "official" part will take place, oh, whenever we can book something at North York City Hall on Apr. 1st. Hopefully it will be first thing in the morning and we'll just go over in jeans and t-shirts and drag my sister and her bf over to be our witnesses.
The official ceremony -- in our eyes -- will be the one conducted by Emily on the (hopefully) grassy hill between York Mills and Lawrence at 3pm. Only family members and wedding party will be present, I think (we are humouring our parents and grandparents by including them to witness the ceremony but I refuse to wear a huge taffeta wedding gown. Reception guests, however, are more than welcome to wear those pouffy white gowns to the restaurant). Really, you won't be missing out as we say,
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"I do," to each other and get pronounced husband and wife and smooch. It's a fifteen-minute ceremony. We've already picked up our rings and we couldn't wait to wear them so we're wearing them now. Matty looks very sexy wearing his. Terri is always sexy.
We promise to take lots of pics and maybe videotape it so we can post it on facebook. Now how much more intimate can it get?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Seasonal vegetables individually prepared, served with Italian cold cuts and cheeses
Roasted butternut squash on romaine hearts served with grape tomato, red onion drizzled
with a white wine vinaigrette.
(A choice of…)
LEMON SAGE CHICKEN
Linguine with chicken sage in a lemon sauce
Served with a saffron risotto and julienned snow pea
(a choice of…)
Barolo braised short rib
Baked crispy supreme cut chicken with a caramelized onion sauce
Grilled red pepper glazed Atlantic salmon
--ALL SECONDI WITH A CHOICE OF GARLIC MASH POTATO, SWISS CHARD OR
ROASTED MINI POTATO
Vegan Option to follow soon. If you can, please let us know what you would like in advance so it's easier on the restaurant.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
If you are a fan of maps, like me, please enjoy the lovely map that our friends at google kindly provided in a blog post friendly format. Just so you know, street parking shouldn't be a problem, and there is a green P (municipal parking lot) about 200 feet to the west.
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FERRO bar & café
769 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto
hors d’oeuvres 5:30p.m.. to 6:30p.m.
dinner 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
We'll be hanging out at the back of the venue. It's super cozy and intimate and the food is to die for. Menu to follow in a later post...
In the meantime, feast your eyes on their website!
***** Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, kosher, carnivore, cannibal, etc.) or food allergies. We will try accomodate your needs as long as you let us know before March 26. *****
Maybe you can help us figure out how to set up this wedding stuff.
Anyway, here are the deets:
APRIL 1ST, 2009.