29 January, 2011

And You Can Totally Wear It Again...

Friday night was a blast! My lovely bridesmaids (minus one) and I went out for dinner at the delicious Copper River and then headed over to David's Bridal to try on their dresses! It was a total girls night with one cute, fat little baby as the exception! :)

It was so good to have all of us together. Everyone had previously met except for two of the girls. Everyone got along so well and I am so blessed to have so many beautiful, talented, and gracious women as friends. I have been HORRIBLE about taking pictures this semester. So I don't have ANY pictures from  Friday night.  :(

So the next time you see all of their lovely faces together will be when they're wearing these fabulous dresses! And I mean they can TOTALLY wear these dresses again. (Not that every brides doesn't say that, haha) But seriously, it's a LBD! ;)

19 January, 2011

WILW + Wedding Wednesday

I can definitely tell you what I'm loving today... GOOD NEWS!

Yesterday, amid a day full of class, I was surprised with some FABULOUS news! My wedding dress is in! An entire month earlier than expected. I am so excited and ready to go home for a fitting. :) So, with the exciting news of my dress' arrival, my mind has quickly flipped from sociology reading to wedding planning! Only 115 days! :)

16 January, 2011


Wow, this post, a true post, is long overdue. I have rarely updated my blog or checked any other blog for that matter, but I would not have had my Christmas Break any other way. By unplugging from the computer I was able to truly enjoy time with my family, old high school friends, and my love. It was so nice to not be tied to my laptop needing to checking email, Blackboard, Facebook, and Blogger. (okay, not so much NEEDING for the last two.)

But now I'm back. Back to school. Back to being miles away from my love.

Heading back to school was hard, harder than it has been in a long time. I'm hesitant to start my last semester because it will all be so bittersweet. I have so many things to look forward to... BIG things. I'll become a college graduate and a wife all in one weekend. I will have an amazing adventure ahead of me. The opportunity to live in another state with the man of my dreams. But while this adventure is exciting it's also scary. I welcome these changes with open arms, but also with the realization that change is never easy.

So I am reminded once again how little control I have over things and how important it is to rely on my loving Savior. He knows what is best for me and he GIVES me hope.

He intends for me to be optimistic. He gives me expectations for something good to happen. He instills a desire for good things. So why should I worry? God has a plan for me. His plan is the best. I could create nothing better. And not only does he create that plan for me, but gives me hope and an overwhelming sense of comfort that the plan He has for me while occur.

Now I am going to live a life full of HOPE.
A life with optimism of His plan; confidence in His will for my life; faith in His grace; trust in His word; belief in His power; conviction of His love; and assurance of His promise.

12 January, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving that today is my birthday.
I'm loving that today is my 22nd birthday. (My favorite number!)

I'm loving that my fiance surprised me by driving over today.
I'm loving that he's kicked me out of the kitchen to cook a wonderful birthday dinner. :)
I'm loving that he made snowcream as a before dinner treat.

I'm loving that it snowed!
I'm loving that I got to play in the snow with some of my favorite people.
I'm loving that the snow is melting and will be GONE soon! :)
I'm loving that the snow/ice was around long enough to cancel classes.

And lastly, I'm loving that in 122 days I will be marrying the most amazing man!

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