May 26 - 29, 2006
Camping with Brian's family! Brian and I went camping last Memorial Day, so we decided to make it an annual thing. This time, we invited his mom, stepfather, and siblings. I am sure it will turn into another "let's see who can build the biggest fire" contest. Afterall, isn't that what camping is all about? Anyways, we are going to the same place we did last year, too -- Autumn Lakes Campground in Sunbury, Ohio. If you are around the area and want to come visit, click here to get to their website. The more the merrier. And oh yeah, bring some WOOD.

June 4, 2006
This is a late entry. Brian told me I forgot his birthday. So there it is. This is Brian's birthday. He will be 29. Just wait til next year honey, when it WILL BE a BIG deal.

June 10 - 16, 2006
My best friend Lori brings her mom, daughter, and my mom down for a functional, yet fun visit. Lori, Lorynn (her daughter), Brian, and I are heading to King's Island on the 12th. The rest of the week is to get everything around for the wedding (that thing that is farther down in the "our future" listing). It is sure to be a fun time, and I am even trying to get Brian psyched that he doesn't have to eat my cooking for that week!

June 30 - July 4, 2006
Although we are looking forward to this trip up home to Upstate NY, we are not looking forward to the drive. We have to go up there, as well as on Labor Day Weekend, to try to finalize things for the wedding. We have to meet with the reception coordinator, photographer, officiant, and a few other people I am not remembering right now. If anyone rich is reading and would like to offer us a private jet ride, we have no problem accepting charity;) At least the trip back down will be broken up, as we are stopping in Cleveland to catch the Indians/Yankees game. This will be the first time Brian and I are at a baseball game cheering for different teams. That might make the drive home more interesting.

September 1 - 4, 2006
Another trip to NY. Ugh, are we going to be sick of driving by the end of this year. Next year, my family can expect to see us...pretty much at Christmas only. On this particular trip, we have to finish up all of the rest of loose ends for the wedding (like, get our marriage license). Brian and Brett (Lori's husband) are going to go golfing while I am at my wedding shower in Addison. Then, on Sunday, Lori and I are going to join our men and go golfing. That ought to be hilarious. We suck...not just a little. We really suck at golf because we have pretty much never played. Then, that Sunday night we are having a picnic with Lori's family (her family and my family get together once a year or so for a picnic).

October 5 - 15, 2006
No way -- another trip to NY. Except this time, it is to get MARRIED. Woohoo...finally the day will be here. I am sure a smattering of things are going to go horribly wrong on this trip, but we are just going to have to take them in stride. You know, chocolate cake on my beautiful dress, or a huge zit on Brian's nose. After we get married on Saturday (the 7th) and go to brunch with our families and out of town guests on Sunday, we head to Columbus to jump on a plane to Orlando. On Monday we leave out of Port Canaveral on a Carnival cruise to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau. I have never been to these places on previous cruises and Brian has never been on a cruise, so it will be super fun. Brian said all he wants out of his honeymoon is to NOT WORK (me too), lots of sex, and lots of food. Check, woohoo check, and check;)