Friday, September 30, 2011

he & she (september 2011)

:.. he and she ..:

They had a busy September.

And are exhausted....clearly. 

She headed to Buffalo to be a bridesmaid in two very special people's wedding

He is still going strong in the real world and is enjoying his job.

She continued to sub a bit.

He has been a huge encouragement to her. 

They worked on their house.... A LOT.

And are pretty much over the painting....

They finished marriage counseling. 

She had her very first wedding shower.

They were blessed abundantly by friends and family!

They will most likely have an even crazier October.

But are okay with that since it just means the wedding is getting CLOSER!! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blessed...Completely Blessed

It all started with the invite. I mean, I had to know that this was going to be the most perfect shower!
The decor in itself deserves its own post.....
Delicious cake....
Love all of my decor for my house!
Little details...
K's everywhere!! :) 
Pictures of my sweet fiance and I....
Brett and Laura tic-tac-toe! haha..
Delicious food!
Adorable gifts! 
So many sweet friends and family members that celebrated with me!
The best matron of honor/hostess in the world!
Beautiful gifts...
A blessed and overwhelmed bride!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to my sweet hostesses! Amy, Linds, and Aunt Amy, you all did so much to make the day so special and I could not be more grateful! Thank you to everyone who came! I felt so overwhelmed with all that I received and everyone that came to celebrate! Brett and I were both so amazed at all that we received and just feel so blessed and loved! This shower made the wedding seem even closer and more real!! I cannot wait!! 

46 DAYS!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Few Things On Friday

1. My first wedding shower is this weekend! I am so excited! I have seen a few things for the decor and lets just say that Pinterest has come to my house thanks to my sweet sister!! 

2. My aunt Amy and sister-in-law, Lindsey are helping throw the shower so Aunt Amy, Olivia, Linds, and Virginia are all here! So much fun!

3. My cousin, Olivia loves to ride horses so we set it up for her to have a lesson while she was here. Yesterday, we headed out to Silver Lining Farms which happens to be quite close to where we are getting married. Here are a few pictures from our afternoon...
It is BEAUTIFUL out there...
Liv did such a good job. She loves it and I was so impressed!

3. As I mentioned.....this little angel who also happens to be the flower girl is here!!

4. It is the official first day of fall!!! Hoping for cooler weather very soon but if it doesn't get here until November 12th then that's fine! :)
5. 50...that's right 50 days until this is my new monogram!! :) I am just a little bit exited!!

I hope you all have a great weekend!! More on my shower after tomorrow!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

fifty-nine days

That's right.....we are so close! So little much to do!!
The days seem to be flying by! We are busy busy around here! Fixing up a house, lots of little details, bigger details :), subbing some, etc.  Not enough time in the day! Plus I have my first shower next weekend! I am so excited! I have no doubts that it will be so cute! If I am basing it off the invites then it definitely will! More on that later!!

 See you soon St. Thomas! EEEK!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Proposal and Engagement Albums

A while back I found a blog that I fell in love with. I was inspired by the albums that she made for her engagement pictures and her wedding pictures. I knew that I wanted to do something similar for my pictures. I was lucky enough to get pictures of the day that Brett proposed. For this album I followed Elise's instructions almost exactly. I even used the same little mini binders that she used. Now, I enjoy creating things like this but the whole cutting it down to size and all of that, I was not a fan of. I just did not have the patience for it at all. I know...I know...not that hard but somehow, I got frustrated. In the end...the album turned out cute. Not perfect but I was pleased. Here are a few of my favorite pages...Sorry about the quality of the photos that I took....
I kept the cover pretty simple. I just used chipboard letters. 

Photos in the book were taken by Judson Meherg...We are so blessed that we have these pictures!

I actually created that book a long time ago but am just now sharing. This one of our engagement pictures I just finished and I am WAY more pleased!! I really love it!! I bumped up to an album that would fit 8.5x11. Now, yes, you do use more ink and since I printed all of these pages at home that is something I had to take into account. I thought it was worth it. I just like seeing the images bigger. I chose a Kolo album/binder and was so pleased! If I do this with wedding photos I will probably use another one of these binders. Here are all of the pages in this album. P.S. the images in the book are amazing images of the album, not so much. Sorry! All of these images in the book were taken by Bayleigh Murray. I cannot say enough great things about her!!

I love both albums but especially the larger one. A couple of differences in the text of the books....For the proposal one, I basically told our story of how we got engaged. It even was almost a letter to Brett..I called him "you" throughout the book. I started doing that for the engagement album but scratched the idea. I decided to go through 1 Corinthians 13 with the text on the pages. I also added a couple of other passages of scripture as well. All in all, LOVED creating the pages in Photoshop! I really loved the digital scrapbooking and that I got to decide how the pages were going to look. 

Thanks for listening to the rambling. I just thought I'd share how I decided to create everything so that these pictures were all in one place! 

In other news.....65 days until I am married. Gracious....hurry up! :)
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