27 Oct

Sweet baby Jesus. We’re getting married in 13 days. That’s less than two weeks in case you didn’t know. That’s just crazy. I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much (well, at all really) the last week or so. I think I’ve been a bit paralyzed by everything. Man I thought turning thirty was overwhelming but a wedding is a whole different animal. There’s been so much to do and finalize these last two weeks that every time I would sit down to write I wasn’t quite sure what to share. My head felt like a jumbled mess. On top of all the stress I’m filled with silly excitement now. Just can’t wait to be married to that man.

This weekend we slowed everything down and spent a lot of one on one time with each other. We spent Saturday morning at Brian’s office using their laser cutter for a wedding project. Well, let’s be honest…Brian was using the laser cuter while I spent hours perusing the internet for a dress to wear to our rehearsal dinner. Who knew that finding a rehearsal dress would be harder than a wedding dress? I have a vision people! Anyways, after four hours of work I still had no dress but the project was done so we decided to take ourselves to The Lazy Ox for lunch before heading home. We pretty much had the place to ourselves and we took advantage of it and had a long, lazy and delicious lunch. It was exactly what we needed. Saturday night we headed to the movies to see “Bad Grandpa” which seriously cracked me up. I haven’t laughed that hard a while. I’m a sucker for that kind of humor.

Oh and we also put the finishing touches on our mini moon this weekend. Brian and I decided to postpone our big honeymoon until spring. One because we were finding it hard to plan both the wedding and a month-long trip to Asia and two because I really want to go to Bali and it’s their rainy season now. And who wants to go to Bali when it’s raining most of the day, you know? So with our big trip postponed until the spring Brian and I decided to plan a little trip after the wedding because it would have been much to depressing to go back to work on Monday. So we are hitting the road the day after the wedding. First stop…Big Sur…which is one of our favorite spots. I love that you rarely get cell service there. I love that you’re surrounded by majestic redwoods. I love the windy road up the coast with the vast ocean views. I love the quiet. Brian found us the perfect little cabin to cozy up in for a night. All I want to do is play cards, drink red wine and cuddle by the fireplace for the whole evening.


Then we are heading up the coast to Tomales Bay in Northern California for a few nights. Neither of us have ever been up there so we are both excited to explore. It’s known for its fresh oysters which makes both Brian and I very excited. I’m quite sure we will spend a lot of time eating oysters and sipping cold beers in the sun while staring at the pacific. We will probably throw in a hike or two as well. Then we are off to San Francisco for a night in the city. Not quite sure what we will do yet but I’m sure we will find something fun to get into to. Lastly, we will be finishing up our mini moon in Berkley because Brian has a work conference to attend. I’m just along for the ride at that point. I’m sure I’ll just get lost on foot around Berkley exploring.

I know these next few weeks are going to fly by and I’m trying to enjoy every single little moment.

So grateful.

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8 Responses to “13”

  1. righteousbruin9 October 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Both sites are perfect. You will love Tomales. Many blessings on your marriage. 🙂

    • katemcclafferty October 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

      Thank you so very much. I so appreciate the blessings!! I’m so excited. 🙂

  2. barbarapotter October 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    I took that same trip years ago up the coast and I loved it. Still a favorite memory of mine. Rachel lived in Berkley for a few years and managed Saul’s Deli and I spent some fun weekends there too. She might have some good ideas for you while you are exploring. Love the picture of the cabin. Yummy. Have a great wedding and a great road-trip/full-moon:)

  3. fuggiamo October 28, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    so many of my favorite places in the world in one post :). can’t wait to hear the details and more about the wedding!

  4. cravesadventure October 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    You guys will enjoy exploring Tomales Bay and if you have time check out Bodega Bay too:) I got married and turned 30 in the same year. Here’s to Taking Time For the Two of You Before the Big Day – Enjoy!

  5. di @ life of di. October 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    I absolutely love Northern California. So beautiful and such perfect weather (I prefer it to L.A. actually 🙂 ) I can’t believe there are just thirteen days left! I remember when you were posting about your wedding almost a year ago!!

    • katemcclafferty October 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

      Right?!?! Time flies! I can’t believe it either:)

  6. the usual bliss October 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Mini moon! Tomales Bay is amazing. We spent a lot of time in Point Reyes Station- happy to give you some good recommendations for restaurants, etc. We’re spending Thanksgiving there!

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