Family of Four

Family of Four

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bridal Shower

Yes, this did happen quite a bit back, and YES I have been promising pictures for, ummmm... ever, but better late than never, right? Enjoy!

The Room Before Everyone Arrived
Didn't my mom do a GREAT job?
We used tea sets from Mac's Grandma Marge

Me and my Grandparents

 Me and my soon-to-be family
I couldn't wish to marry into a better family

Me and my future sister-in-law
<3 her!

Me and one of my fabulous bridesmaids, Christy

Me and another fabulous bridesmaid - Barbara

My shoe cake - adorable, right?!?

Me and my family

Bow bouquet for the Rehearsal
compliments of my darling sister/maid of honor

What a great gift for a big sap like me
Christy gave us a basket full of things she hoped for in our marriage. Each item symbolized something different! :)

Well I hope they were worth the wait. I had such a blast and am so thankful to have such amazing women in my life. Between friends, family and soon-to-be family I couldn't be surrounded by a better group of women.

Well, I am a little more than halfway through printing now. So this may, or may not, be the last post for the evening-depending on how smoothly everything goes. Stay tuned to find out :) I REALLY should try to go to bed and get some beauty sleep though. Nobody like a bride with saggy baggy eyes, right?!?



License to wed

As I sit here waiting for the 400 pages for my wedding programs to print out, I am still beaming for this afternoons adventure. For those of you who do not actively facebook stalk me, we finally went down to the court house to get our marriage license. I MADE Mac take a picture at the courthouse because I am a big sentimental goofball and enjoy things like that.

I am beyond excited about this. It is really starting to feel like I am almost married and I am about to be HIS WIFE. It's funny because people keep asking me if I am nervous and 100% and truthfully, not in the slightest. I have known I wanted to marry this boy for years now, we were just waiting to be a little bit older, a little bit wiser and a LOT more financially sound than two broke college students. Once we were in that place he asked and I of course said yes without a doubt in my mind. We have been together for over 5 years now and he really is a part of me. We are completely independent of course, nothing can change that, but we make each other the people we want to be (as corny and cliche as that sounds).

Okay, okay enough of the sappy stuff. I do have to admit that last week I did have some serious nervousness, not about getting married but the wedding itself. My checklist seemed to be never ending and I was fearful that I would never gt it all done. But with the help of our parents, and some assistance from the handsome husband-to-be, I looked at the list last night and almost everything is done and over with. There are a few things left to do (hence me typing a blog at 12:45 in the morning while my program pages print) but with the marriage license was the one thing that I didn't have done that absolutely NEEDED to be done sooner rather than later.

REALLY, now that we have the license, if not one more thing gets done for this wedding, it's ok. The absolute necessities are taken care of and the rest is just for "fun". I am so beyond excited for Saturday and the really good thing is that the temperature dropped from when I first looked and it is only going to be 92 degrees! It was 90 yesterday, so let's keep our fingers crossed that we can push it down to the mid 80's? heehee, wishful thinking, I KNOW, but hey, why not? Right?!?!

Well, as always, thanks for reading and keeping up with my poor blog who gets neglected every so often when I feel too overwhelmed to write or just don't have that second to spare.



Thursday, May 13, 2010

We are on the 10 Day Forecast!!

It's my next big countdown milestone! Our wedding date is finally on the 10-day forecast. I am so excited. The wedding day is getting beyond close now and I can't wait. Can't lie, I definitely gasped a bit when I saw how hot it's going to be, but we knew that was a likelihood when we set the date for the 22nd. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this will change and cool down just a bit – send positive thoughts to the weather gods people – my dress is too big and layered to be that hot J

0% Percip. Chance
May 22
9 MPH winds from South/Southeast
9 days until wedding day, 4 days left at work (I'm taking the 3 days before the wedding off) and the to-do list is getting smaller and smaller! Can't be a happier girl than I am right now – well that's not true, I'm sure I may be a bit happier come wedding day, but I am pretty dang happy right now!!!



Monday, May 10, 2010

12 days?!?

Wow! We have been beyond busy this past week. I feel like the jump from 30 days to less than 2 weeks happened overnight. How are we only 12 days out from the wedding? Don't get me wrong I am head over heels excited and ready to do this, but geez there is still a lot to do. Just to give you a taste of what has happened in just the past few weeks here is what we have been up to:

At the end of April I flew out to Vegas to celebrate one of my last weekends as a single girl with a few of my close friends. It was literally one blur of events after another and let's just say we all happened to come back alive J A few pictures are included below.

Me and Elena, she planned the entire weekend for us!

All the girls on the first night

Second night in the Hugh Heffner Suite

The cute old man we found at McDonalds at 4am

The next weekend Kyle and his boys went to Vegas for the Bachelor party and a bunch of us girl's had a local girl's night/bachelorette party. I don't have pictures of this yet though, sorry.

Finally after all the partying was finished we had to get to work with the planning so we booked the rest of our dance lessons, we are going 3 times a week, had a group dance lesson with our parents, met with our DJ to finalize everything with him, talked with our videographer to finalize items with him, met with our day of coordinator to discuss the timeline and drop off finished items that need to be at the ceremony and reception, met with our pastor for a final meeting, met with the church coordinator to finalize the ceremony timeline, I had my final dress fitting and we finished our seating assignments.

You would think that with all of that we would be done, but no! We still have a handful of stuff to do, top priorities being, finish dance lessons, get our marriage license, write our vows, finalize the ceremony program, get candy for the candy bar, create and print our seating assignment chart and finalize our ceremony music choices. There are few things here and there that still need to be done, but those are really the only big ticket items remaining. As each day passes I truly get so excited and I know that as long as those last few items get done, there is nothing else that absolutely NEEDS to be done, so if there isn't time, there isn't time and I am not going to stress. I have loved every minute of planning and if I could do it all again I'd definitely would, especially now that I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve.

Thanks for reading!




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