Thursday, June 25, 2009


A lot has been happening on our wedding front this past week!

I had my final dress fitting and I have to tell you, Sally Harmon rocks the world of must call her for your next occasion! I could not have asked for a better out come!
We made the final decision about my veil...for those of you who didn't know there was a decision to be made; I have said for years that I wanted to wear my moms! Well it wasn't exactly what I remembered it to be so we were debating adding new lace to it or using a new one all together! Well, when we were with Sally at my fitting we decided that my moms veil was PERFECT with my dress just the way it is and I have to tell matched perfectly, I'm totally psyched to be wearing something my mom wore on her special day!
I had my Bridal Portraits done on Monday, and for those of you who don't remember Monday's weather, I'll remind you...MONSOONS on and off until probably 3:30...I'm driving to my hair appointment having a panic attack, both hands on the wheel, trying to breath (I can not stop and throw up in this torrential down pour) , and I could not see more than 15 feet in front of me.
Praying on my knees for the weather to clear up, or for insight on a new place to go...THE SKIES CLEAR!!! I'm serious, God knew these pictures were meant to be taken outside this day! I am trying to be so patient to get them back but we had so much fun taking them I seriously am DYING to get them back!
I have to give a "shout out" to my wonderful mother! My shoot would not have been very successful had she not been there! She was jumping around, dancing, rolling, doing whatever she could to make not "not fake smile" or "give me your big laugh". I heart you so much!
And Lastly, we addressed our invitations last night and THEY ARE OFF!!! HOLY COW, my wedding invitations are on their way to you!!! We are in crunch time! Katy (Billy's sister), Emily (my bff), Lisa (my moms friend), Jess, my mom and I sat diligently working until they were completed. Jess and I have AWFUL handwriting so we were the official stuffers, while the other 4 wrote. Thank you ladies so very much for helping me...I had to much fun with you all...though it was stressful!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Real Quick...

I just thought I would take a minute and tell you how much I love my sweet Fiancee! We have had a hard past 2 weeks because I'm working 50 hour weeks and dealing with forgotten wedding tasks and he is in school from 7:30 to 5:30 Mon- Fri, so we are so exhausted by the time we get out of work and school we have little energy to put towards our distance.
I want to share a few things I love about my sweet Billy!
1. I love the way he smells
2. I love the way he is always so rational
3. I love the way me can make me feel like the only person in the world...even over the phone!
4. I love how he always makes me laugh when I'm being a grump!
5. I love how he always speaks with respect and love
6. I love that he encourages me in everything, always.
7. I love the way he is with my nieces and nephews...he is going to make the best daddy in the world!
8. I love how he motivates me to be better.
9. I love how he values my opinion and respects it
10. I love how his touch is electric!
11. I love his brutal honesty!
12. I love how he is always looking to make our future better
13. I love his eyes
14. I love his voice!
15. I love his wit and how I laugh the most when I'm with him!
16. I love him because he's him!
I even stopped on a multiple of 4 that's an even number for him!
(we are both OCD and that is one of his ticks that sets me into orbit...I must go now!)
With Love,

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Engagement Party!

Over Memorial Day weekend we were thrown an Engagement party! We are so blessed to have such amazing friends and family around to support and love us! A special thanks to the Jansen's for throwing it for us and opening your home! We will never forget your kindness and the special time we had at this shindig! We hope you enjoy the pictures!

I love this picture because it explains my feelings for Billy, completely without a doubt smitten with him!

My momma and sisters and I!
My dad toasting to us, and telling everyone he was happy to have Billy as a new son-in-law...i shed a few tears!
My in laws! Look at the way Sandra is looking at us...I absolutely love it!
Cutting the cake! Which was AMAZING!
We had so much fun!
The McBride ladies!
Us with our matchmaker!
With this man loving me for the rest of my life, my "love tank" will never be empty with his sweet gestures of affection all the time!

The party ended with me impersonating my dads dance moves and backing it up with my sister!