Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
What I love about her: We share a name! But more importantly, Ms. Kryland really loves Jesus. Like a lot. She is so passionate about the poor and seeks to love others with a humility and relentlessness that inspires me daily. I love that she tries not to let society get the best of her and that she strives to seek the unloved and unwanted. I also love how funny she is without trying to be. I like how she sends me pictures of her poop and tells me funny stories that only could happen to people like her. I love that she is usually extremely joyful and fun to be around. And above all, I love that she loves me for what I am and what I am not. Our parents may have gotten married together other, but as the saying goings "Sisters by chance, friends by choice." I have definitely found a good one in her.
First Impression: "Who is this albino chick in spandex that is super excited to meet people she barely knows?"
Tonight I begin the second part of Mr. Scott's and my new life together (Part One was simply getting engaged)...moving into our new place. It's so hard right now to stay focused because the market is horrible and hence a perfect time to find a place to buy. However since Mr. Scott and I have no money, it looks as though renting will be our thing for the next few years. We found a great 2 bedroom 1.5 bath that actually has a lot of space. I have to be out of my apartment (goodbye roomie! :( ) by Tuesday next week. So tonight begins the packing and this weekend, Mr. Scott will be moving my stuff in while I get showered in SF.
Honestly, I am actually pretty excited to move. I will miss Ms. K but I am excited to move into our new home and begin creating a new family with Mr. Scott. As my current apartment is already overrun with all things wedding and Mr. Scott is not moving in until after the wedding, I have decided that I have no intention of "moving in" or unpacking until after its all over. Then I can really "set up house". I kinda can't wait!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I just returned from the most wonder bachelorette party a girl could ask for! My girlfriends are amazing and I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such love, friendship, and support. I’ll post a few shots and details soon, but in the meantime, let me just say how honored and loved I felt. The whole weekend was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time with the ladies.
Moving on, lately it’s been hitting me how soon I will be a Mrs. It’s actually pretty crazy to think about all the changes that are coming and how far we have come. People have often told us to “enjoy” our engagement time. Mr. Scott and I are getting married so quickly after our engagement that it’s honestly been a little hard to enjoy it because there is just so much to do. We have really tried to enjoy it though and I am so proud of us both for taking time for each other and to maintain the proper perspective throughout this whole process.
In a little over 30 days, I will marry my best friend and truly the love of my life. I cannot imagine being without him and the love he gives me. I feel so blessed by God both to have received this gift, and to have been able to focus on the commitment we are making to each other before God during this time in our relationship. We still have so much left to do and plan…LIKE A LOT! but we just have so much to be grateful for. Often, as I read all of these wedding blogs, I hear about these awful tragedies….floods or the power going our during the wedding, or a photographer just not showing up. We have yet to run into a single problem and it just fills me with gratitude to God for his faithfulness and provisions. OK OK, enough with the sappy emotion and on with the inspiration, DIY, and planning…I'll be back later.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Then we tried the house salad which actually turned out to be our favorite!
Then we had our main course...Chicken Dijonaise with red rosemary potatoes. We asked to change the veggies to asparagus for both the look and taste. This is us looking very satisfied after our tasting!
Then it was off to get our marriage license. I was obviously very excited!
YAY! It's official! We have 90 days to get hitched...hooray!
This weekend my maids have planned a super bachelorette weekend! I will have a full report when we are done.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Why she was chosen: Ms. K and I have been through each others relatively short yet extensive dating histories. She has seen heartbreak and happiness. Ms. K has been there since day one of Mr. Scott and I meeting and has supported us 100% through it all. As my current roommate, she has gone above and beyond to lend a helping hand and listening ear. Her patience (especially lately) with my lack of time is incredible. Not to mention, I had to have Ms. K around for her "no nonsense, no stupid white frilly girliness that means nothing to your big day" attitude. :)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Also, I have become obsessed with birdcage veils. My dress doesn't allow me to sport one, but I am warning you that if I find one, I may need to then purchase a going away outfit to then wear one. I love this first one from birdcage veils.Finally, I have been, and will continue to be, obsessed with old fashioned coupe champagne glasses. I have always loved them and the thought of toasting with some at my wedding is almost too delicious for me not to go out and buy some. Lucky for me, my already stretched pocketbook is keeping me from doing so!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
* Dress Fitting
* House Hunting
* Reception Food Tasting
* Meeting with Site Coordinator
* Meet with Wedding Coordinator (sorta)
* Look for places to take portraits post wedding
* Work on more DIY projects
* Meeting at Rehearsal Dinner Venue
I'll keep you posted and let you know how it all goes!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Anyway, as there is 7, I couldn't ask my bridesmaids to help me with my "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, & a sixpence in your shoe". So I decided to ask the ladies of Mr. Scott's family and my family to help me. I basically assigned each woman a different category. Mr. Scott's Mom, Mr. Scott's Grandma, my Mom, and my Grandma are all very special women and I cannot wait to see what they come up with. I put them in the mail already so I have no problem posting about them. :) SO, here is my first completed DIY project details!
I started with blue cardstock and used a silver ink with one of my border stamps from Paper Source to line the edges.Originally I had printed the note I had written on the vellum paper but soon realized it would be harder for people to read. (The close up below shows the fun print on the vellum paper.)So using my paper cutter, I placed a sheet of white paper behind the vellum with glue dots. (I could probably write a whole post on how much I LOVE glue dots!)
Then I simply punched two holes at the top and attached the vellum. TA DA! My completed notes to the ladies!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Why she was chosen: Ms. J was chosen because of both our friendship and her friendship with Mr. Scott. She has been a good friend to us both, as well as a cheerleader for us, confidant, and friend. We have become so close in such a short time and I know our friendship is only going to develop further from here. I cant wait to continue making memories with her!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Moving on. The dress originally was designed in all black with a white sash. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the white sash, and since it was attached to the dress, I opted for black on black thinking I could always add a sash. Well this sash idea has certainly stuck with me and once i found these fabulous broaches for a VERY decent price, I couldn't resist!
All photos courtesy of someecards and Pugster.