Friday, August 28, 2009


So I thought I would participate in Kelly's Korner "Show Us Your Life" this week! I am excited to share because I just had one of my bridal showers a couple of weeks ago. My best friend Sarah and my sister did such a good job. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and good friends! Here is a picture of me opening a gift from Sarah. It is the cutest frame ever. She had it personalized with our names, wedding date, and Mr. and Mrs! I can't wait to get a picture from the wedding to put in. I will have to get better pictures of it to share with you.

Here is me with my mom and sister!! My sister is my matron of honor!

My mom and me!

My best friend Sarah and me! She is my maid of honor!

I haven't been to many bridal showers lately, so I don't really have many pictures to share. I actually have on tomorrow to go to and super excited about it! My friend Erin is getting married two weeks before we are. Such an exciting time in our life!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Praying for Papa

We just got news this week that my Grandfather or as I call him my Papa has got lung cancer. The doctors have told us that he has a year to live. They are doing a lot of different test to see if surgery can be an option. They have been testing to see if his heart and other lung is strong enough. If he has the surgery he has a 50/50 chance. We are praying for the best and leaving it is God's hands, I know he has the best plan for him! Here is a picture of my Grandma and Papa at my graduation party! It isn't a very good picture but I know they had such a good time on this trip. They live in KY and come for Thanksgiving every year and special occasions! We love having them.
Here is a picture of me with my Grandparents at my Uncle's retirement party!
My Papa is such a wonderful and nice man and I just hate having to hear about him going through this.
We Love You Papa!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ready for Fall

By then end of August every year I am ready for fall for many reasons! I love all the seasons especially fall! I think it is such a pretty time of the year and I love all the holidays! This past week I keep thinking fall is right around the corner and can't wait! I can't wait to start wearing boots and dresses with my tights or jeans and cute jacket!
I'm so excited about Halloween! I look forward to it every year! My favorite part is giving candy out. Last year was our first year in our house but we were out of town so I didn't get to give out candy. I am so excited about it this year because I am making sure we will home and plus we will be married!

Here in NC the leaves are always so beautiful in the fall! I can't wait to drive around and see the pretty colors! We only live an hour from the mountains, so I am hoping to get a day trip in sometime!

I love going to pick out pumpkins! When I was in middle and high school, I used to work our church pumpkin patch every year. I always drive by and wish I was still part of the youth group and working it! I can't wait to buy pumpkins this year and start decorating for fall!

and MOST OF ALL....I am for fall this year especially because I am getting MARRIED in October! I can't wait for our wedding! Each day I get more and more excited that it is a day closer to marrying my best friend!
When is your favorite time of the year?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Check, Check, Check

I am finally starting to feel like I have made some progress with my wedding "to do" list! I've been out of commission for the past three weeks b/c I was on vacation and then I've been sick and have not been up to planning. This past weekend I feel like we got so much done! I got my florist picked out and the flowers picked out - check, my table centerpieces for the reception - check, MOB dress and shoes - check, plates and cups - check, shoes for the bridesmaids - check, thank you notes for the shower - check and invitations are in the mail - check! I feel a big relief now! We are trying to do a cost conscious wedding because neither one of us see the point in spending tons of money on a wedding that is only a few hours long. I mean we are having a nice wedding but just not going overboard. We are getting married at my parents and I've searched for the best deal for everything! Speaking of good deals this past Saturday my mom, sister, aunt, and myself went to the mall to get bridesmaid shoes and look for a MOB dress! Well my mom was prepared to spend a $150 - $200 on a dress at least...well we picked one out in Belks and while she was in the dressing room trying it on, I happen to look on the clearance rack and found a beautiful dress marked down from $136 to $67 then to $33 and it was her size. I thought something had to be wrong with it, so I searched and searched and nothing! I took it to her and it looked great on her! Now the best part when we went to pay it came up to be $21!!! Whoohooo! Now to the shoes....we were in Macey's later that evening and my sister found the perfect shoes to go with it on clearance for $25 and they too were her size! Well when we went to pay for them they came to be $12! So all in all my mom has a beautiful outfit for the wedding for less than $50! I hope I get more deals like that! I wish I would have thought to take pictures on Saturday! It was so nice to spend the day with my mom, sister, and aunt! It was so fun!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Catching Up!

So I'll admit that I have been very bad about blogging since I've gotten back from vacation. I had every intention of coming home and blog all about our vacation...BUT...I have been sick for the past two weeks we have been home. I've been out of work for a few days last week and this week trying to get better and I am finally starting to feel better! I haven't got anything done since I've been home. My house is a mess, loads of laundry to do, wedding invitations to send out, bridal shower thank you notes to do, and more. My bridal shower was last Saturday and it was wonderful even though I was sick and could hardly talk! I'll wait to share pictures from it for Kelly's Show Us Your Life next Friday.

I thought I would finally share some pictures of our vacation!
Christian and I on the beach one evening!

Hanging out at the pool!

My family at Disney with Mickey and Minnie! It was late and we were exhausted from a long and HOT day!

My two nephews with Pluto! This was their first time at Disney and they loved it!

My wonderful parents!

Christian and I! We took this ourselves and it actually turned out pretty good!

My future hubby and I in the lobby of the resort!

My nephew Jacob and I waiting to eat at Bubba Gump's! It was so yummy! I wish we had one close to us!

And of course Christian and I had to get one with Mickey and Minnie too!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just a Blah Week...

This week has been really long even if I was on vacation all last week and sick the first two days of the week. I'm still not feeling 100% great, I guess I have a cold or something. I went back to work yesterday for the first time in over a week and oh my goodness it was hard. The day took forever to end, but luckily tomorrow is Friday! I am looking forward to this weekend because it is my bridal shower!!! I am so excited and can't wait. I will also get to see some friends that I haven't seen in awhile! I will have plenty of pictures to post. I also need to post some pictures from our vacation and I will. I just haven't been up to it this week. I haven't really done much of anything this week. I hope to have a much more productive week next week. I hope you all have a happy Friday tomorrow!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Back from Vacation

We got back last night from Florida! We had such a great time, I just wish that it was longer. I have a lot pictures to post but I haven't downloaded them yet on to my computer. I haven't felt good today. I came home from work early this morning and I have been on the couch all day. My throat hurts really bad and it is causing my ears to hurt. Hope you all had a better Monday then I did. I will do a better post tomorrow with pictures! Oh yeah an exciting note...we are getting married 2 months from today!