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Monday, September 30, 2013

We're Hitched!

Saturday was nothing short of a fairytale. All the hard work I've put in for over a year paid off and I had the wedding of my dreams (I know I should say our dreams here, but he could've cared less...he'd of been much happier just going to the courthouse). After I came back from getting my hair and makeup done I walked into our reception tent and just kept repeating, "this is exactly what I imagined in my mind." Then seeing everyone at our ceremony and reception...it was just magical.


I can't wait to share all the photos with you all, however long that may be! Now we're at Disney, basking in newlywed bliss!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Wedding Week!


Guess what? I get married in 4 days. Four Days. Less than a week. This Saturday.


I can't believe in 4 mere days my status in life changes. I'll no longer be "the girlfriend" or "the fiance", I become "the wife." What excitement and terror that term brings me. God give me patience, as I know that I'll need lots of it during our lifetime together. I'm an extremely selfish person, so that trait of mine has got to hit the road. Selfishness in a marriage is a recipe for disaster!

But before I got into a lengthy post on what I think it takes to be a wife, I'm going to talk about the wedding!

Everything is pretty much finished. Nothing major, thank goodness...so pretty much a few loose ends need to be completed. But does that mean I'm not stressing?! Ha! Think again. The fact that my face looks like a teenage boy's (and I never break out, ever) is a clear indication that I'm not in my normal "sorts." Let's hope I can get in a few workouts to ease this anxiety and that I get sleep and some relaxation. I need it. Desperately.

But I'm also going to soak up every minute of this week. Every part of putting together this day that I've worked diligently on for a year. Every moment with my parents. Every moment with my family. Every moment with Nathan before we're married. Just soaking up each and every moment...because as of Saturday my life changes.

And y'all, blog friends are the best friends. To my dearest Jordan and Katie, thank you so much for sweet wedding week wishes! You two made my day yesterday!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - The END is near!

One major piece of advice that I've heard nearly all brides say after their wedding is, "enjoy the wedding planning process, it goes so fast and after the wedding you're going to miss it."

My response to that is HA! Did they like being stressed beyond belief and having to do list's a mile long? Not this girl, I'm over it. 100% totally over it. I can see that bright light at the end of the tunnel and I'm ready to reach it. Couple that with the fact that our house is nowhere close to being finished (so we'll have another big project to work on) and I just don't think I'm going to miss this whole wedding planning thing. I'm just ready to be married, but I'm getting noticeably more nervous (is this normal?!).

I sat down yesterday and wrote out my last wedding to-list for the month, and oh boy did it feel good! Looking over the list, it looks long and dramatic...but basically it's just wrapping things up...and stuff that if I would just sit down and do it it would be finished sooner rather than later. I'm a closet procrastinator, don't judge me.

I'm only really worried about two items...
1. We HAVE to go this week to pick out my wedding bands, HAVE TO - as I've reminded Nathan no less than 3000x in the past week.
2. I HAVE to pick out the bridal portrait I want displayed at the wedding so it has time to be shipped & framed. 

Except for those two items...yeah, I'm good.


24 days to go, people...24 DAYS TO GO!