Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Involved in Conflict or Battle...

Sooooo, the title of this blog is actually the DEFINITION for the word ENGAGED when you google it. How hilarious is that?? So when two people get engaged, they become involved in battle. Ahhhh, too funny! Thank goodness our engagement has not been a battle or a conflict...it has been a JOY!

Look at me, making a SECOND post in the same month! YAY! Watch out, blog world! As I post this, we are officially getting married in 4 weeks and 4 days! That is absolutely insane! I'm definitely starting to get some jitters, but not about marrying Justin, more about getting everything done on time! Let the bridezilla attitude begin! Haha. One of my favorite parts about being engaged so far has been waiting for response cards. Justin and I religiously check the mail now!! We even argue over who gets to open the response cards! Kinda silly, I know, but it is SO fun opening them! One thing that we are getting really excited about doing in the next week or two is going to get our marriage license! That definitely makes it seem SO close!

This is an example of the pages in the absolutely fabulous countdown that my dear friend Lissie made me! It is SO wonderful! One of our fave things to do...flip every Saturday!! : ) 8 weeks...that was SOOOOO 3 weeks ago. Haha.

One of my BEST friends in the whole wide world, Melissa, threw me a bridal shower in Pineville a few weekends ago. It was absolutely, amazingly beautiful! The decorations, the food, the friends...everything was perfect! I am so blessed to have such amazing friends, they are definitely sisters to me!

My best friends in the world! And my fabulous hostess, Melissa Ann!

My sweet Candy girl!

My mom and sister!

The amazing entrance to the shower!

Another FABULOUS thing that happened this month is that one of my best friends had her sweet baby girl, Shayleigh Grace! She was born on 8/12/10 and is absolutely perfect!

Look at this precious angel!!

Precious mother and baby!

So proud and happy for my sweet friend

We also got our engagement pictures in this month...and we LOVE them! Our photographer is Brandon O'neal...and he is awesome!! Here are a few of our favorites!

This is my personal favorite!

Woahhhh, bling bling!

Justin went and picked up my wedding ring the other day...and let me just say, it is FABULOUS! I can't wait until I can wear it, too! Love you all so much! Have a great week!!

PS: please say some prayers for my grandpa and my uncle...both are not feeling so great! Thanks!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I have been showered!

Please forgive for the lack of recent posts...I have been, um, busy? Yeah, I'll stick to that excuse. SO BUSY! Yesterday we flipped our fabulous calendar to 8 weeks! Justin does not have much more time to run!! After watching Runaway Bride one night, (shouldn't they tell engaged people not to watch this movie??) I told him, as long as he runs BEFORE the wedding and does not leave me standing at the altar, I will not kill him. : ) Maybe he could make a movie, Runaway Groom...sounds like a good one huh? Okay, just kidding, we are extremely happy and have no plans of running! Justin got his wedding ring the other day and it is insane how much I LOVE seeing that on his finger...if only he could start wearing it now! A claim on my property...ha! You all should really be so proud, we have done so much lately. (And by we, I mean I have annoyed Justin and my mom with enough questions until they finally say, whatever you want) We ordered wedding bands, got bridesmaid gifts, sent out invitations, bought wedding favors, picked out bridesmaid shoes, and set up wedding day hair! YAY! So much done!!

Here is Justin trying on wedding bands! He looks thrilled, I know!

In an urgent, nonwedding update, Diesel and Cashmere celebrated their first birthday. Here they are checking out their bows. : )

I also got to spend some time with some of my favorite babies!! And I would like to throw in at this point in the blog that I single-handedly saved one anonymous child, SGP, from bullying while her mother looked on. Parents these days. You may call me a hero. : )

We have been SO blessed with amazing friends and family throughout all of this. My friends from the Schump ER-A had a bridal shower for me a few weekends ago. It was SO sweet and fun. It was my first shower and absolutely perfect!

Our beautiful host, Traci! You are such a good friend to me and I love you!

It was also a baby shower for my dear friend Nikki!

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, great friends = puuurrfect!
I have much more to blog about, but at this time my computer is flashing a yellow light with a little bubble that states, "Critical: you have 8 minutes remaining!" Dear sweet fiance' has not gotten me a new computer yet and his computer is quite finicky. Thus, the blog ends here. There will be more soon though! Love you all! Have a great week!!
The light is now REDDDDD!! Ahhhh, must hit publish!!