Thursday, July 29

It will all be worth it...

I'm 3 stressful, crazy, long, intense, drama-filled, wonderful, beautiful, hectic, and amazing days away from marrying my best friend.

Then everything will be worth it because he will be my husband.


Sunday, July 25

Six Days

I know its been a little while but I didn't have internet while we were in Florida! What a great trip!!! I've spent the last week in FL with my family and KJ came along too.  We went to Disney, soaked up the sun on the beach, saw some sites and celebrated my mom's 40th birthday. My entire family, grandparents and aunt joined in on the vacation. It was a fantastic time and trip before everything in my life changes. My brother leaves for Basic a week from tomorrow and I will be married on Saturday.  This trip allowed us to spend time as a family and make more memories that we will cherish forever!

Here are just a few of my favorite shots. 

I must say...My Cannon  and I reached a new level in our relationship as we took over 700 pictures together. =)
I'm pretty sure my love for photography is out of control and I never want to set my camera down. Everywhere I look I feel as though I'm only looking through the lens of my camera as my mind searches for anything and everything that would make a great picture! I'm afraid I won't be going back to little pocket cameras anymore, my Cannon Rebel and I are bonded for life. Just as it should be. =)

I really can't believe the wedding is so close. I"m so excited and words can't even express how much I'm enjoying this time. There are plenty more details to be hammered out but all in all things are pretty much coming together!
Spending this whole week with KJ was so special and made both of us that much more excited to be husband and wife. God is SO good, and His timing is always perfect.

Sunday, July 11

So much.

Crazy. Insane. Hectic. Wonderful. New. Fun. Fast. Change. Excitement. Nervous. Love.

I can't even begin to express everything that I have been feeling over this last week. I only have a minute but let me give you a little update!!

July 2 - ENGAGED! Friday, July 2nd 2010 KJ got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I with no doubt in my mind said YES! I feel like the most blessed girl alive, and can't wait to be his wife, forever.

July 4th-PICKED the Date, July 31st! Because my brother leaves for basic training in the first week of August we decided we were going to go ahead with this and get things rolling. 4 weeks, we had a total of 4 weeks to plan a wedding.

July 6th- Register at TARGET! Wow, how much fun was it to walk around with my fiance figuring out what we would need for our new life together? So MUCH fun!! We had a great time wandering around the kitchen aisle dreaming and gushing over the memories we would soon be making!

July 7th- Invites MAILED! Let me tell you ladies, this was an emotional moment in my life! I mean come on..I mailed out my wedding invitations!! Crazy! Not was the reality of what I was doing intense enough but then this 80 plus year old lady comes over asking me why I was sending out so many letters! I told her it was my wedding invites and she became like a 12 year old all over again. She grabbed my hand to admire my ring, asked about flowers, colors and my dress then proceeded to ask the date. As I told her it was in 4 weeks on the 31st she dropped my hand and as tears filled her eyes she stated.. " The 31st would have been mine and my husbands 70th wedding anniversary, he died almost a year ago". I of course started to cry as complete strangers went in for a warm embrace! We hugged for a few minutes on the sidewalk and I told her I was honored to share her special day! What a beautiful memory I made and one I will never forget!

July 8th-10th.. LIFEST! :) One of the greatest Christian Music Festivals ever.

July 11th- Yard work. I am exhausted. I got home this morning from camping at Lifest around 12pm and didn't waste anytime as my entire family and I began working in the yard in preparation for the big day. We trimmed branches, chipped them then spread mulch around every tree in my yard. I know it will all be worth it but today was a bit overwhelming! I can't believe I am getting married in 3 weeks.

Alright, that is a little update for now. This week will be even crazier as I get more wedding stuff finalized and then my entire family leaves for Florida on Thursday. I am so glad we all get to take this family vacation but I guess its not really coming at the most perfect time! :)

Good Night.

Tuesday, July 6

July 31, 2010

Changes. That is an understatement!  In a few short weeks, I will be a wife. I can't even believe it. My excitement level is through the roof and I can hardly contain myself!

I am mainly writing this post to let you know that I am planning a wedding in a short three weeks so I am going to take a break from blogging. 
My brother leaves for basic on Aug 3 so that is why we are doing the wedding so fast. Not to mention we really can't wait to be husband and wife.

Stay tuned though, pictures and updates will be coming. It just might be slow!

Friday, July 2

July 2nd 2010

One of the best days of my life.

I'm engaged to my best friend.
I really couldn't be happier.....

details to come soon! :)

Thursday, July 1

You Capture.. Hands. Chair. Green.

Two very different pictures..but I love them both.

Catching Up

So, I know I missed my Wednesdays full of Wisdom yesterday but I was at the Dells all day. Then I went to my friends and spent the night so this is the first time I've had a computer in two days.

Just because I have been busy, doesn't mean God isn't teaching me something everyday. He is so good and His faithfulness  never ceases to amaze me.

This week I watched as one of my best friends had to go through an eptopic pregnancy. Her baby attached to her fallopian tube which would cause death to her, and the baby. This resulted in her having to take Chemo shots to terminate the pregnancy. I've known her for 18 some years ( practically my whole life) and I've never seen her go through anything so hard. Her and her husband were in a deep valley and though it was extremely painful, they stood strong in their faith and trusted God with their lives. I admire them so much.

This week is short, the lesson God taught me was to simply CHOOSE to love Him no matter what. It's easy to get angry, and put your faith in yourself but as my friend put it last night.. "I choose to not be angry with God".
We must love God through everything, because His plan truly is best.

Jeremiah 29:11
 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."