Monday, February 28, 2011

February Books


The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Lost Island by Phyllis A. Whitney
Inviting God to Your Wedding by Martha Williamson
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Ground She Walks Upon by Meagan McKinney
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Elixir by Hilary Duff
The Bible


Someday I'll have two pups and can do pictures like this

and I'll be a mom..

and I hope I'm grateful for each day.

Today marks the last day for J and I reading the Bible chronologically. I'm really glad we did it :) And it marks 201 days until the wedding! <3 And just throwing out there - my attitude is a lot better. I really enjoyed Crosspointe's sermon on balance, and I'm aware of what an impact we can make on each other. Happy Monday!
“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” ― George Eliot

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Verse of the Week

"Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired, 
They will walk and become weary."
Isaiah 40:13

"As believers suffer, they develop steadfastness; that quality deepens their character; and a deepened, tested character results in hope (i.e., confidence) that God will see them through"
-The Bible Knowledge Commentary 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Giveaway link

Kara at Just1Step blog is having a giveaway for a plushy blanket.. enter and see if you can win!

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Coming


Some days I'm more eager to get and be married than other days. I'm excited for it everyday, but sometimes my patience vanishes briefly. Today is one of those days. Here's hoping 208 days goes by quickly :)

When you realize that every detail of your life has been leading up to this … that’s love.


"Canyons" by Chris August

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I wonder..

..if I'd be any good at designing shoes?

I'll find my dream job some day :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Girl's Night


Tonight is my friend Molly's bachelorette night. We're going out to dinner, and then having a slumber party at her house.  It's been fun to have a friend already in the planning process to give advice and to be able to see her wedding to see if some of the ideas I'd like to use too, work for us. Even more so, I'm honored to be part of her wedding and to have her as a friend :)


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Verse of the Week

"Little children, 
let us not love in word or talk, 
but in deeds and truth."
-1 John 3:18 ESV

This verse actually means a lot to me; it was my brother and sister-in-law's wedding verse. My mom encouraged us to choose a wedding verse that includes our wedding date. Their 3 year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. Today also marks 7 months until my wedding :)

*Actually my brother and sister in law picked this without realizing it had their wedding date in the numbers!  Mysterious ways! So I guess my sister/brother in law and me/fiance were inspired/encouraged to pick our own :) 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What's been going on?

So a common question for me to asked these days, and understandably so, is how the wedding planning is going. And honestly, quite slowly. Mostly I just look through wedding blogs. Watching a bunch of little videos by capture studios has kept me in the wedding mood too. I think I've really started to tackle things just one at a time. I know I'm naturally more of a beginner/multi-tasker, so by focusing, I'm making sure things actually get completed. So we have the places, the date, the officiant, the bridal party, the dress, the colors, and that might be about it. But the photographer (hopefully!) is going to met next week, and we're working on catering meetings. I think I'm comfortable with it, although I occasionally look at the stupid long suggested lists for planning and get a little overwhelmed. I'm collecting ideas, but not narrowing down too much, and feel a little nervous for those narrowing down days. I'm confident the day will be beautiful, and I can hardly wait for the life afterward :)

i love it when you read to me

i really do.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Weekend


Happy Valentine's weekend :) I'm looking forward to seeing people I love, like my sister :) 

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it! (Elf)

Dave Barnes


I used to think hearts looked really dumb. And then I fell in love and I think they're cute and appropriate. It's weird how your life changes :) 

Thursday, February 10, 2011



"Till Kingdom Come" by Coldplay 


I love interacting with other people, focusing on other life steps (not just weddings - although I am fairly deep in it), and being reminded that some things are just hard to get through. Jobs aren't perfect, relationships aren't perfect, life isn't perfect, but my God is.