07 September 2009
05 September 2009
Debbie also hipped me to the existence of a great planning site I'd never heard of: So You're Engayged . She did some blogging for them if you'd like to hear some more about her planning process. Much luck and love to them...
02 September 2009
and then the rain came...
01 September 2009
Dade and I keep playing a game we like to call, "Where will you be next week?" My answer today is Cairo. Have I mentioned that the average temperature in Egypt in September is 95 degrees? A bathing suit will be in order for a dip at the end of the day. For me shopping for swimwear is difficult, as I'm sure it is for many, many people, but I have really specific "problems."
The first of these is that I have gigantic scars on my back from the rounds of surgery I've had over the last 5 years. If sun meets scars, the result is horrible purple and red lines forever. I have to keep my lower back covered. Bye bye bikini. Next up I have a new scar on my collarbone, and one on my hip. Bye bye anything strapless or cut too short. Next, I basically burn if I think about the sun, so lots of coverage along with SPF 70+ is a must. Bye bye anything plunging and strappy. This basically leaves me with a retro style one piece. The good news is that I gravitate towards these anyway. Here were my contenders.
In the end, I went with this Juicy Couture suit in aqua. I found it in a store for 1/2 price which was a bonus. I love that I can get a coordinating cover up (Nordstrom) to ensure as much sun protection as humanly possible.