A few weekends ago, Jeremy and I went to Crate and Barrel to open a registry for the wedding. We felt it was fairly early, but friends and family had asked us to do so - so we obliged. Well this was a bit like the blind leading the blind. After our hour long tour of the store by their very helpful, but also very overwhelming, 'registry guru' ...we found ourselves, standing, blank faced and bamboozled, in the middle of what seemed to be the world's largest Crate and Barrel store.
There was china, so many varieties, colors, materials, knives - do you get a set, or individual. As Jeremy has pointed out - who’s going to buy us 1 butcher knife for our wedding gift? I can just picture the card: "Dear Jeremy and Kara hope you have a long and happy life together filled with lots of joy. Enjoy the butcher knife". We might as well register for a chainsaw. And then there are utensils, and pots and pans, sheets, towels - and they all start looking the same. And - most of it we can't even look at because we are far too early, and as we learned, the entire store will turn over twice before our wedding. So...that would be futile. After mulling around the store for an additional 45 minutes - Jeremy managed to find one item to register for - 5000 jars of chocolate sauce. Yep, that's all we had on there! By the time we left we managed to remove the chocolate sauce and in its place add a soap dispenser, metal bowls and a colander. This does not bode well for our future needs. If you visit us we will be eating strained foods, out of bowls, with really clean hands.
Let’s hope round two in a few more months is a bit more successful. For now - we'll leave our three items on there and call it a day.
Tonight is try #2 for the engagement photos. Wish us luck - let’s hope it works this time! Have I mentioned we are hosting a birthday party for Punky!? Oh yes, it’s her first birthday -- there will be a dog cake, goodie bags, perhaps a walk to the park. She was allowed to invite 4 guests; it should be a raging' good time.