Wednesday, April 20, 2011

going to the chapel.

Things are getting exciting around 
these parts!  Today is my last day of work,
my parents arrive in town this afternoon, 
and I had a great trial run of my make up
this morning. It's like we're really about 
to get married or something! 

Since I'll be busy and not near a 
computer until after the big day, this 
will be my last blog post until we return 
from our warm and sunny honeymoon. (!!!!)  
Thank you for being willing to share
in all my excitement by following along 
with our story over these past months.  
I've enjoyed this process tremendously, 
and look forward to showing off
fun pictures when we return!

Ps - check out this super sweet blog
post by sister this morning!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a tuesday list.

 A little happy list for this Tuesday!
 Mostly because my brain can't seem
to focus on anything for very long,
but don't tell anyone...
1.  We're officially into hours now.
This morning I figured out that we were
almost precisely 100 hours away 
from the wedding.  How fun is that!?

2.  I need to stop going to Target.
Yesterday I stopped in to pick up a few
little things, and walked away with a 
cute bathing suit & dress.  Ooops.
(I keep justifying that it's for the 
honeymoon, but still...yikes!)

3. I have incredible friends.
Yesterday this blog post popped into
my inbox.  (And made me a 
good way.)  I love this wonderful
girl so dearly, and am proud to 
call her my friend!
4.  Hey wedding shoes!
I was browsing blogs today and stumbled 
on my wedding shoes.  Mine are a different 
color, but it still made my day!

5.  My sister is awesome.
Not only has she done our photos 
and invites (plus host a cool bridal shower 
for me), now she's helping me finish 
lots of last minute design & 
printing.  Amazing!

6.  This skirt wants to be in my closet.
Oh Etsy, you are such a trouble maker...

I hope that you find a few happy
things in your Tuesday too!


Monday, April 18, 2011


 A few days ago, I finally realized that
immediately following our wedding,
we get to leave for vacation.  

Now, I'm not an idiot...I obviously
realized this before, but it has finally
hit me that we have a really fabulous
vacation coming really soon.

And today, it's a very 
happy distraction.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

becoming beautiful.

 Loving this translation of these verses.
Happy Sunday, my friends.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

video fun

Kudos to T-Mobile for this hysterical
royal wedding video...perfect
for Saturday viewing!

Ps - one week!!

Friday, April 15, 2011


 This spot it looking particularly enticing 
to me today.  Sometimes I think Fridays
were meant for naps in the sunshine!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

what i like about you

 Periodically throughout the wedding planning 
process, I try to step back and stop focusing 
on the logistics and million little details that 
easily take over my brain. Doing this helps me 
continue to find joy, be grateful, and focus
on how excited I am to just get married!  
This morning I spent a few minutes 
looking through fun photos of things 
we've done together, which led me to 
compose this list of some favorite 
things about my handsome guy:

1.  He takes a mean self portrait.
I occasionally scroll through my camera 
and find entire self portrait sessions that 
I had no idea he had taken.  It never 
ceases to make me smile! 

2.  Pit stops.
I love how when we're together, he 
encourages us to take little detours 
and just enjoy the day and each other.  
I'm looking forward to many 
more happy adventures!

3.  We look pretty darn good together.
Don't you think?  
(Thanks to sister for this picture!)

4.  His many bromances.
I love his goofy and completely disarming 
approach to friendships, and how 
often I get to see God working through
lots of silliness and laughing.

5.  He loves me so practically.
I'm consistently blown away by how
he selflessly loves on me. He's goes out
of his way to do sweet things for me and 
makes dinner or folds laundry when 
I'm exhausted.  I'm so blessed!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

thoughts on counting down.

 Just in case you're not so good with
counting, that's 10 fingers I'm 
holding up...which means we only
have 10 more days until the wedding!

People keep asking me how I'm 
doing, and I'm weirdly calm most of 
the time.  I don't think I've wrapped my 
brain around just how close we 
are, although periodically it hits me that 
we're in the final countdown and I 
(a) get so excited I can hardly function, 
or (b) start to freak out because
there's so much left to do.

Philippians 4:4-7 has been holding
me together whenever I start to worry:  
 "Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will 
say it again: rejoice!  Let your gentleness 
be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  
Do not be anxious in anything, but in 
every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your
requests to God.  And the peace of
God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your heart and your minds
in Christ Jesus."

And in the wise words of my handsome
guy:  "No matter what happens on the 
wedding day - good or bad - it will be
a great day, because at the end, 
we'll be married."  And 
can a girl argue with that?  :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

sunshine = hope

 It's been delightfully sunny & warm 
for the last couple of days, and 
while it's not quite green here yet, 
I have such hope for spring!  
Yesterday the handsome man 
& I stole a few minutes to lay 
in the sun, and it reminded me all 
over again why I'm such a summer
girl. Life is just happier with
some sunshine! 

Friday, April 8, 2011


Just 15 more days.
aka: two weeks, one day.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

to the sea

 I love this - because it's so
true.  There's just no place quite
like the ocean.  I always feel 
wonderfully tiny beside the sea,
and love thinking about how a Creator
that big could love & care about
little old me!  And when I can
ponder those sorts of things, life never
seems quite so daunting!  

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Ever have one of those days where
all you can think about is the yummy food
you wish you were going home to make 
for dinner / dessert?  When my evenings are 
busy and I'm running directly from work
to a meeting or event, I find myself compulsively
daydreaming about recipes and free evenings
spent in a kitchen.  But never cleaning up...
that's the luxury of a daydream!

Monday, April 4, 2011

say cheese

We're meeting with our fabulous photographer
today to talk about wedding stuff, and
I can hardly believe how close we're getting.
Just 19 more days, eeek!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

hello, april.

 As of today, we officially take possession 
of our super cute new place - and 
starting tomorrow, we get to start moving 
the big stuff in and setting it up as our
own.  I'm beyond excited!  
I think April and I are going to be good
friends, despite the cold and snowy start...