It’s ALIVE!!!!!!

Dear friends – 

I am very sorry for my absense (yes, yes I know. We’ve all heard this before. Blah blah blah)

Hopefully everyone will be very happy to hear that nothing terrible has happened to me during my absence and that all has been well in my life. I promise that I will very shortly have some updates for you as to my wedding! (and the joys of the name change process, which is still incomplete), our honeymoon, as well as all of the joys of our summer travels. 🙂 More information to come shortly I promise. Please bear with me during this time. Things have been more than a little hectic around here and my wonderful husband and I are (maybe?) finally all settled in. 🙂 

Thanks for your patience and for hanging in there with me during my silence.

Road Trippin’!

Hello dear friends! I’m sorry that I haven’t put up a whole lot lately. Things have been crazy out here. After Ric and I got back from the Dominican we spent a few days out with my family and opened up wedding gifts. Then we were back at our apartment for a few days and did our best to get settled in quickly. Then we headed off on what we are calling “The Great American Road Trip: Part 1”. We are traveling back to Wisconsin (or the Motherland if you ask Ric) so we can have our second reception for friends and family who weren’t able to make it out to Colorado.

The trip is going well and I promise I am taking lots of pictures and that I will put up lots of info as soon as I can. We are still on the road and having a blast! We also can’t wait to get home 🙂

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Whirlwind

Well friends it’s been quite a while since I’ve put anything up on here and I apologize for that. Just a few quick updates for everyone and then I promise that I’ll get a little more detailed later on. 🙂

The wedding was wonderful. It was absolutely wonderful and it was so special to see everyone there. I had a wonderful time and I am beyond happy to now be married to my best friend!!

Since then we spent a week at home getting a little more moved in and settled. Such a blessing!! It was so nice to have time to just relax and not have to stress about packing or flights right away. I highly recommend doing this if you are getting married and it’s possible. Delay your honeymoon for a week or even just a few days and just .be together.

After that we had an amazing week down in the Dominican Republic. What a wonderful week in paradise. Great weather and fun adventures. Can’t wait to put up all the pictures.

Now we are home for a week and I’ll try to update if possible. 🙂

The Wedding Planning Continues!

The Wedding Planning Continues!

Well friends it’s full speed ahead now as far as wedding plans and just life in general are concerned. Sorry I have been so silent these past few weeks but with leaving my job and moving home, things have been a little hertic.
I can hardly believe that the wedding is just 7 1/2 weeks away!! That’s so crazy and to be honest it does make me wonder if I’ll get everything done on time. Today though the invitations are being sent out! I love the way they turned out and thank you .ao much to my sister and all the hard work she did to design them. They look amazing! I’ll be sure to post more pictures of them soon! 🙂
Hopefully now that I’m home you will hear from me a little more often. I’m just hoping that I don’t stress out too much with these deadline looming over me. How do you deal with deadlines and pressure? Are they motivational to you or intimidating?

Meet the Ladies

Well folks – its time to meet my crew, my ladies. These are the girls who have graciously agreed to stand up with me on the day of my wedding. They have also inadvertently agreed to hear me whine, complain, stress out plan for and more or less be obsessed with all details of my wedding. 🙂 They are amazing women and I couldn’t imagine this day without them, so I would love for you to meet them!

 

First up, we have my best friend Caitlin Wilson. Caitlin is a great woman and honestly one of my favorite people in the world. While this picture may lead you to believe that Caitlin has settled down and is leading a mild mannered life, I don’t want you to be fooled friends. Her hobbies include: solving crime, hosting star studded dinner parties, and driving ambulances. According to my sources, the last one is more of an occupation than a hobby, but we aren’t going to argue over details. She really is an amazing woman though. 🙂 The love she shows to the people around her is a hallmark of her personality. Her heart for God is truly amazing and she is an inspiration to me and how she lives out her faith every day. I couldn’t imagine having this day without her by my side and I am so happy that she and her husband are going to be able to come. 🙂

 

Next on the list is my best friend Callie. She is not only a loving aunt, but also a culinary aficionado. Her main specialty is meatballs and rice with a dessert course of scurvy bars. 🙂 Time spent with Callie is never complete without cooking, movie marathons, and lots of laughter. She is completely hilarious and I love spending as much time with her as I can. 🙂 More than anything though I love her heart for God and her commitment to her faith, not matter where she is or who is around her. I am so thankful that she has agreed to be in my wedding and I can’t wait to have her share that day with me. 🙂

Last, but certainly not least, is my Maid of Honor, best friend and sister, Lucretia. She is an absolutely amazing woman, wife, and mother of three. My sister and I are 11 years apart in age, so when I was growing up, I didn’t really know her that well. That isn’t because she wasn’t a good sister, it was just a fact of life that she left for college when I was 7. However, distance and age didn’t stop her from becoming one of my best friends and an amazing role model. She has always been an inspiration to me in the way she cares for others, how she is pretty much super mom, but most of all that her faith and heart for God is what motivates her more than anything. I can honestly say that I hope that once I am married and have children, that I will be at least somewhat like she is. 🙂 For as long as I can remember I have dreamed about my wedding day and having Lucretia stand by my side as my Maid of Honor so I am beyond excited that that dream is also coming true this year. 🙂

I just want to say thanks again to each of these women for the influence they have been in my life, the amazing friends they are, and for agreeing to be in my wedding. I couldn’t have this day without them and I’m glad that you have all gotten the chance to meet them.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Only 150 days until my wedding! Although that number does seem rather small, thankfully I’m not panicking. Hopefully, with the way things are going with the planning, I won’t ever hit a ‘panic’ stage. 🙂 I’ll be sure to keep you posted about any new developments. Until then, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13