change of plans.

[*editor’s note: I will share the week in photos tomorrow].

[J] + I have a favor to ask all of you.

please.

we have ambitiously entered ourselves our engagement video into a competition, of sorts.

engagement_video // LLinaBC.com

[photographed at medieval times right when we started dating // march 2008].

the company that is helping us plan our destination wedding is sending one lucky couple on a romantic 6-night getaway to the all-inclusive sandos cancun. I know, I know we’re already having our wedding in the dominican republic, why do we need to go to cancun too? we don’t. but we’d love to. and we’ve made the executive decision to skip a honeymoon ..but if we won a trip – that just opens a new door.

if you could, visit destinationweddings.com’s facebook page, watch our engagement video [it’s under “recent posts by others”], and “like” it ..I would be so grateful. [J] too.

[by “liking” the video you’re submitting your vote].

per usual, we’re a tad late to the party. voting ends on monday [nov 18th] at 9PM.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! :)

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big plans for the weekend?

my mom is coming to town today. our plans consist of shopping, and hopefully a glass of wine. or two.

have the best friday.

I’ll be back tomorrow with ‘the week in photos’.

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much needed update.

I’m back.

in more than one way.

on christmas eve [morning], I woke up to a broken cell phone. perfect. sadly, my phone is my livelihood. how else am I supposed to capture every food & beverage put in front of me? thank goodness, [J] came to the rescue .. & my replacement was shipped that day!

I hope you all had the best christmas!!

we are in colorado now, extending our holiday celebration. we left chicago late on christmas day [after dinner ..& dessert], headed for des moines, IA. where we met my parents. loaded suitcases into their car. and joined them for the rest of the road trip to colorado.

we arrived yesterday. I love colorado. it’s beautiful.

let me show you a mini recap of what has taken place the past few days.

[J]'s parent's beautifully lit street.[[J]’s parent’s beautifully lit street].

before proceeding: go to {TwoCoins Gingerbread House Voting} and vote for your favorite gingerbread house. we had a family competition. ten houses were made.

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this MAY or may not be mine. but regardless – you should vote for this one ;)

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thanks grandma for the christmas slippers for christmas morning.

wait this is better - christmas mimosa.

wait this is better – christmas mimosa.

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don’t judge. but we called ourselves JELSEA [jeff + chelsea]. this is the gift [J] got me ..he’s the JE of the LESEA :)

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he’s a clever man. & I would NOT let him wrap my cole haan coat. so he did this …

[but he also got me {kate spade neon pink studs}. love].

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heart melted.

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the family pup [lexi] – a great road tripper!

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[J] & lexi got the front seat.

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“are we there yet??”

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helllllllllllllllo rocky mountains!!

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tell me this isn’t the most beautiful, hand-cut colorado christmas tree?

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I’m currently posted up at the island in my aunt & uncle’s kitchen. drinking beer my dad brought me from his work trip to germany. loving life. & the holidays!

see you tomorrow :)

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