Friday, February 22, 2013

Little Bit of This

I've been keeping all of the wedding details a secret, so I thought I might share a little something with you.  I have asked four dear friends if they would help us on our day by cutting our wedding cakes for us.  This is how I asked them.
Poem found here:
Stephen took the poem and made the design.  I cut them out and glued them to cardstock.  Then, off in the mail they went.  I think they were a hit!

We went to a Mardi Gras Fundraiser Ball a few weekends ago.  We had a great time and helped provide a scholarship to a deserving high school graduate! That always makes it worth it. 

I've started crocheting a baby blanket, and I've become obsessed with working on it.  If I had internet on my phone, I'd show you a picture of it.  Maybe one day I'll catch up with the times.  Last Christmas was my four year anniversary with the phone I currently have, so technically speaking I'm still living in 2008! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

It's Getting Real

Today marks the three month countdown! In exactly three months from today we have to have everything done. All plans must be final.  Everything on my list must be checked off.  That kind of makes me queasy.  There's a lot left to be done, but I know we will get it! This past weekend Stephen had his Bachelor Trip in New Orleans, so while he was away I was able to go home and get a lot of things done with Mom.

We came to a conclusion on reception decor.  It's different than we had originally planned but way better! I can't wait to see it all come together.

I booked a videographer.  This was something that I thought we would skip all together, but in the last few weeks I really started thinking that I would regret it if we didn't have one.  I'm happy with this decision.
Mom and I have a lot of work to do to get the church wedding-day-worthy. We have a lot of ideas bouncing around. I have no doubts that that will come together as beautifully as everything else. 

I had a wonderful weekend at home.  Sunday I met with two of my favorite ladies from my church, and they helped me with my crocheting skills.  It was extremely helpful and so much fun! It was just what I needed to help get me excited about learning to crochet again.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Updated news from the school front:

Turned in my first paper today on the differences of the performance of the military during the beginning and the end of the Revolutionary War.... :/, and I have a presentation to give tonight in my education class on creating and sticking to a budget.  Let's hope all that goes well!

Updated news from the wedding front:

I think we have our invitations finalized....thanks, Stephen! :)  I've also mailed out invitations to the women I've asked to cut our cakes for us.  I'll post pictures soon.  I had a moment and thought our wedding invitations were to go out next week (the usual 6-8 weeks early) and had a panic attack.  Then, I realized I just can't count.  They are to go out next month- whew! =)  Saturday morning we have our counseling session at the church.  I think that's going to be fun- I'll let you know!

Updated news from the home front:

No one wants my house.  No one wants to look at my house either.  It's getting tiresome wearing wrinkly clothes (because it's a pain getting out my ironing board/iron in the morning and having to put it right back up....I know, that's terrible, but when I have to leave for work so early it's hard) and having to pick up every single thing behind me in the mornings so just in case someone decides to go be nosy.  I guess that's the business of this game though.  Stephen's house remodel is a slow-go.  We're still on his hall bathroom, but it's looking great!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kitchen Part II

This sweet baby came to live with me for a while. 
Counter tops.

 That's about all I have to say about that.