Thursday, November 26, 2009
This last week I was so privileged to be with my sister, Lindsey, her husband, Drew, and their new little girl, Stella. I loved them- every moment. I really miss them, but I am so thankful that I was able to get them, see my niece, and help Lindsey even if it was only for a short time. I am also very thankful that Lindsey and Stella (shortly followed by Drew) will be coming in 2 weeks, so it won't be quite as long between visits this time! (You might pray for her as she is driving her 1 month old from Louisville, KY to Fort Worth, TX- at least 13.5hrs depending on who's driving.)
I am thankful that on either side of my trip to Kentucky, I was able to see my fiance and his lovely family. (my soon to be family!) We had a great time sorting through a lot of stuff we'd received from showers and deciding where to put things in our apartment- how fun to say is that? It's very fun for me and Cal. We had a good dinner last night and a great breakfast this morning. I am so blessed that I got to see him when I originally didn't expect to.
I am thankful for all the safe driving, despite the one small parking stint on the side of the road for my gimpy stomach to release its contents.
I am thankful for being able to come home from my long trip and be loved on by my family. They had lots of food prepared for our big fun family dinner and it was completely delicious. It was so great to get to talk to so many people and my cousins even came over later to see me! (and others I'm sure) We had a great time and we even looked at baby pictures. They're out because we are working on the wedding slideshow, so everyone had fun looking at embarassing photos of me. I will refrain from posting any of said pictures, but if you're friends with my dad on facebook there are some available in his "mobile uploads" section.
I am thankful for every one of the 23 days left until our wedding that we will get to enjoy with friends and family.
I am thankful for a sweet and considerate fiance that is daily a piece of sanity and calm nature in my crazy brain. He is such a Godly man, always pointing me in the right direction. I also am thankful for/love his consistency. I can be a very very loyal person, so his consistency and his devotion really does mean the world to me. (love you, nuke!)
I am also thankful for so many friends that have really impacted my life by allowing me to be a part of theirs this year. Thank y'all.
Signing off, this a big day of thanks and I hope that I have more than one of these days a year.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I loved being Belle (Joanna Jones made the lovely dress I was wearing) and seeing how everyone dressed, plus we had so much hanging out, playing games, and opening presents! I had to guess who bought me what gift, so hard!!
Then we had the first bridal shower in Fort Worth! The sweet Jennifer Hughens as well as 7 other wonderfully generous ladies hosted this party. I got to see so many sweet people that I hadn't seen in ages and have lots of wonderful conversations. We had petite fours (love!), punch in champagne glasses, sausage balls (mmmm), and lots of other goodies. The next shower we had was in Clinton, Mississippi! I got to meet so many people that had meant a lot to Cal and his family throughout his life. They all seemed like such sweet people and I look forward to getting to know them better. There were 13 hostesses all of whom did an amazing job putting together a beautiful shower. The cake was incredible!! (pictures to come) It was in the shape of a purse, shoes, and a shoe box. How fun!
Where is your cell phone? Couch
Your hair? Bun
Your mother? Lovely
Your father? Sarcastic
Your favorite food? potatoes
Your dream last night? Nightmare
Your favorite drink? Sprite
Your dream/goal? Ministry
What room are you in? Family
Your hobby? Everything
Your fear? Alone
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Texas (haha)
Where were you last night? Starbucks
Something that you aren’t? Spontaneous
Wish list item? Wedding
Where did you grow up? Texas
Last thing you did? Write
What are you wearing? Pajamas
Your TV? Bones
Your pets? Chaz
Your life? Busy
Your mood? Sick
Missing someone? Cal
Something you’re not wearing? shoes
Your favorite store? Target
Your favorite color? Green
When was the last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Prayer Dinner
Your best friend? Cal
One place that you go to over and over? Church
One person who emails you regularly? Lindsey
Favorite place to eat? Home (parents)