I just had to let you guys know what's going down after this.
- My Guy and I aren't "officially" engaged...
-We've been planning our wedding anyway because there is a narrow window of wedding opportunity between med school graduation and moving away to residency
-The date is set: May 30th, 2010
-The venue chosen: ski lodge in Flagstaff, AZ
-Our families, and most of our friends don't know we are planning a wedding as we aren't officially engaged yet....so I guess you could consider it a secret?
-One of my first cousins just announced his engagement and wedding date...May 30th, 2010 (as in...the same date as ours...awesome)
-This entire side of the family (with only a couple exceptions) live in the midwest and my cousin's wedding will be held in Chicago...so we can nearly gaurantee that my family will be attending his wedding. Not mine. Ehh.
I spent an entire evening of stressing, freaking and kindof being pissy at My Guy once we heard of my cousins plans. I kept thinking that they "beat" us to it. So, we talked about moving our date...changing our location...in circles and circles. Funny how a night of sleep can put things into better perspective. I found myself calm and collected this morning.
We need to be fair to ourselves. We'll keep our date. We initially chose it because it's the perfect date for us. And really, with the psycho schedule I'll have next year, it's a date we can't really fudge on. (I will be moving to a different state every month for 10 months beginning in the fall. Please pray that I survive!) Also, we already booked our dream venue which typically books out at least 18 months in advance.
We'll miss having those family members with us, but the celebration will go on!
We are staying put. Crisis resolved.