Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hillside Forest

Today we went to Hillside Forest with my parents and Eric's mom overseeing and signed the purchase agreement. We're official now!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute

Today in the mail I received my letter of acceptance to the Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute!!!! I need to get my OCC transcripts sent over there, and get a bunch of books from the suggested reading list, and get 3 people to write letters of reference for me. Then I need to decide whether or not I'm going to do my student teaching this year or next year, I don't want to have too much going on this year with wedding plans and stuff. But I'm really excited I decided to do this!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


After talking to all of my go-to people, I decided to try to get into the Montessori program this year. I sent in the application last week and haven't heard back yet. I applied at the Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute in Adrian, Michigan. In this program, I go to Adrian every other weekend from Friday to Sunday and learn all about Montessori and teaching by Maria Montessori's philosophy. If I get accepted this year, my first weekend will be August 18th-20th, and my last weekend will be May 18th-20th, just in time for all of the wedding festivities to begin.


On Saturday, we made the first down payment on a condo in Farmington Hills. It is currently an apartment complex, but a condo company bought it. So if someone buys a condo, the person in the apartment is notified that when their lease is up, they have to move out. Then they tear down the inside and rebuild with all brand new stuff, that we get to pick. We get to choose types of flooring, cabinets, lighting, colors, everything. We are going back on Sunday to sign papers. We have a huge book to read before then about living there and legal stuff and mortgages.
It is a ranch condo on the upper level, and it is an end unit with a balcony that overlooks protected wetlands. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Some pictures of the model (with every upgrade imaginable so it won't look exactly like ours)


In some ways we are very far ahead in our dress has been bought, as well as the bridesmaids dresses, and bridesmaids shoes. We have the church, the reception hall, a videographer, and a caterer. But Eric has yet to ask his guys to be groomsmen, and we still need a photographer, among other small things. For those who don't know, or have forgotten, my maids of honor are Samantha and Janelle, my bridesmaids are Kana, Alex, Kelley, and Melissa, and my junior bridesmaids are Jaimie and Jenna.