I found my dress!
I found my dress!
I found my dress!

Soooo excited. Things should get rolling now. Now to decide on bridesmaids dresses.. Stupid bridesmaids. They make it so difficult :)
ward and i are having a yard sale this weekend. so last night we decided to go through his things and find some stuff to sell. (extra cash = honeymoon!) and seriously, i rediscovered the man i fell in love with 7 1/2 years ago :) he doesn't throw away anything. so i found all kinds of notes, and cute little things from 8th grade that made me so happy. all kinds of things from highschool.. awards, papers, choir folders, all kinds of things that remind me of who we used to be.. it made me a little sad, but it also made me see how far we've come. we've literally grown together. and we've made it this far.. we can most definitely make it for the rest of our lives :)

i even found all kinds of sweaters and old cologne that reminds me of him when he was younger.. i got so nostalgic! i miss the carefree kids we used to be, but i'm so glad to see how far we've come, how much we've grown, and how much our LOVE has grown :)

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Well its Friday. And 4th of July weekend :) It sure doesn't feel like it. Summer is flying by...

Oh and traffic: is. ridiculous. I almost got hit 3 times in an hour!

I think on Sunday (July 4th) Ward and I are going to pack a lunch and go fishing at Red Hills :) I'm pretty excited. We've been looking for good "free dates" and I think that's one of them :) I can't wait!

Happy 4th of July holiday weekend everyone.. Be safe!
so.. i've definitely been MIA. but i'm still here :) wedding things are kind of changing and changing as we go on, and all the stuff we thought were 100% aren't. the date is still the same, but nothing else is. we're probably having a reception now, and it will more than likely be outdoors if we can find the perfect location.

i realized sometimes i have to just let go and let things happen. and yes, our wedding is supposed to be about US- just ward and i- it will more than likely be about us and our families. and i'm okay with that. hey, if they're paying for it, they get to have opinions. i've been all caught up in the details and every little specific thing, and i've come to realize that its about the bigger picture. ward and i will be married on june 11.. and that's really all that matters. don't get me wrong, i want our wedding to be beautiful. but its about our marriage not about our wedding. and right now i'm at the point where i'd let someone else plan it and i'll just show up.. all i care about is that i'll be marrying my best friend in the world and we'll be happy :)

plus, there are tons of other frustrating details to worry about. like where we're going to live. and, once again, looking at the bigger picture, that's a little more important than where we're having a wedding or reception. we've toured some modular homes and some other places, and looked at a lot of books and websites, and wrote lots of side notes and questions, and i'm sure we'll come to a decision soon. we need to. then its off to all the scary, intimidating details. like a loan. ahh.

anyway, i just wanted to update everyone on why i haven't really blogged all kinds of planning details. because there aren't any right now.. but other than all that stressful stuff, life is good :) my sister was here for 10 days with my beautiful niece and we had a really good time. its summer, i'm tan, i'm in love, and i'm happy :)
I haven't had much to blog about lately, and I still don't really, but I just wanted to pop in and say hi, I'm still alive :)

Wedding planning has become.. Stressful. And some things might be changing, not sure yet. We aren't 100% sure about what we're going to do and when we're going to do it. We just know we want to get married haha ;) There might not be any changes at all, but for right now, its up in the air.

So keep me in your prayers. I'm going insane, my head is spinning. And I might have a nervous breakdown :)
"We often think of great faith as something that happens spontaneously so that we can be used for a miracle or healing. However, the greatest faith of all, and the most effective, is to live day by day trusting Him. It is trusting Him so much that we look at every problem as an opportunity to see His work in our life. It is not worrying, but rather trusting and abiding in the peace of God that will crush anything that Satan tries to do to us. If the Lord created the world out of chaos, He can easily deal with any problem that we have."
-Rick Joyner

Maybe I should have this tattooed to my hand so I can look at it every time I need it. (Meaning, every second of every day.)
Ever since I can remember I've been a follower not a leader.
I realize that isn't a good thing.. But somebody has to follow, right?
The problem is, I also have this whole "need to please" thing.
And it makes things very difficult for me with this whole planning thing.

If I love something, and am excited about it, but someone doesn't like it very much.. I automatically don't like it. And its definitely a subconscious thing. Its not like I decide not to like it. Its just that as soon as I get a negative opinion on something, there is automatically a negative feeling attached to it. I assume that because I liked it and someone else didn't, then I am wrong about it and everyone else will hate it. Does any of this make sense? I've been struggling for weeks now to put this into words because it really stresses me out.. Because how do you plan a wedding (which includes picking things out and getting opinions on it) when every time someone disagrees with me I decide not to get what I originally wanted? Ugh.

So is it bad to want to do things alone? All of this kind of makes me want to look at flowers and try on dresses alone. But that's sad, don't you think? To plan your wedding alone? Geez louise. Is everyone else as confused and frustrated as I am just after reading this post?

On a different note- I'd just like to add: No matter what or where I am, no matter how long I have been staring at it, no matter how ready for it I am, when toast pops out of the toaster, I jump. NO MATTER WHAT! I'm such a scaredy cat.

The End :)