April 30, 2013

Day 81

The packing and de-decorating my current apartment has begun...

April 29, 2013

Day 82

Today the weather was pretty warm. I took lily for a walk and she got tired pretty quickly (the joy of summer walks!). Then David came over for dinner and we sat on my balcony and did our bible study for this week. I love this time of year when we can be outside so much! Hoping my allergies agree and let me enjoy it too

April 28, 2013

Day 83

Today was a wonderful lazy Sunday. Just what I needed before the next few crazy months.

Spent the afternoon with David and the evening with my mom and puppy.

April 27, 2013

Day 84

Today we went to check out the new movie theater that opened across the street from my apartment this weekend. We ordered food from their restaurant and took it to our theater to see The Big Wedding. It was pretty funny.

Now we are spending the rest of the day relaxing. A perfect weekend!

April 26, 2013

Day 85

Happy Friday!!

Tonight I got to have dinner with David which was a nice outing. We had planned to go play mini golf, but I decided it was a little gross outside for that.

So we checked something off our wedding to-do list.

A big, important something

We bought our wedding bands!!! And I dropped my engagement ring off to finally get re-sized. The lady was so wonderful and helpful and helped me figure out what size I needed (which is a way smaller size than I would have guessed). I can't wait to have my ring back and to get our bands in!!

April 25, 2013

Day 86

First of all, I am so glad that tomorrow is Friday!  Today has been a good day though.  After work I was able to go out to Mike and Erin's for dinner and evening catching up with my best friend.

Then I came home to write thank you notes while watching Wedding shows on Netflix-- My Fair Wedding is the current favorite because I love seeing all the crazy wedding themes!

April 24, 2013

Day 87

Today was full with work, a workout, dinner with my favorite guy, and bible study.

My favorite part of today though is that I got to join back in with my old small group of girls! When we started the UTD group earlier this semester I had to drop my accountability group. I was grateful to be able to go to a different group on Tuesdays with some wonderful friends over the past few months- but tonight it was nice to go back to the group I started with in the fall

And tonight was even more fun because we went out for one of our friends birthdays! It was a great night of catching up!

April 23, 2013

Cleburne Bridal Shower

So as I mentioned, my first Bridal shower was this past weekend!  It was hosted by some very sweet ladies from the church where David grew up.  It was fun to get to meet so many people--and it was definitely a blessing.

 With our moms and David's sister

 I was so grateful that David came with us to help me meet everyone

 Checking out some of our wonderful gifts!

 My awesome matron of honor who drove out to be a part of the shower!  She also took a ton of pictures so I didn't have to worry about it (for more pictures from the day you can check out her post too!)
 My sweet future sister-in-law writing down all of our gifts

 One of the many gifts we received (from David's sister)-- Tervis Tumblers-- 1 OU and 1 Baylor.  At this point I was giving David a hard time that mine was way more popular than his since a lot of his home church are Baylor fans!
Also in looking at all the pictures from opening gifts, this was the main theme--we laughed a lot--which is a good thing, I guess

 More of the lovely gifts!

With my Mom

Between having my first shower on Sunday and getting our invitations in the mail yesterday, it feels like things are getting more and more real every day!  But I am enjoying it so much

Day 88

This evening was a nice break from all the craziness of everything.  I got to meet up with my bridesmaid and sweet friend Melissa for yogurt.  We planned the yogurt date when it was warm outside (aka this morning) and by the time we went it was in the 40s--oh Texas weather--but we still wanted dessert so we went anyway.

It was such a great time catching up with her.  Definitely good for my heart to just talk about everything going on in both of our lives.  I am so incredibly grateful for the friends that have been placed in my life.

The rest of the evening has been the start of thank you note writing and watching some TV.  

April 22, 2013

Day 89

My mom texted me when she got home to let me know that the invitations came in the mail today!  It is so crazy to look at all the invitations, cards, and envelopes.  Makes it feel a little more close.

Let the marathon of addressing invites begin!

Day 90

Day 90 was so busy I came home and crashed before I could post :)

After church we headed to Cleburne for my first shower! Such a fun and surreal thing. First we met up for lunch with David's family and my wonderful matron of honor. We enjoyed catching up and then headed to the shower.

Even though I didn't know most of the people there it was fun getting to meet everyone and they were all very sweet. It's fun to see how many people David grew up with and how much they love him and his family.

I loved the way they had the shower set up. If guests buy from one of the stores in cleburne then the store delivers all the stuff and puts it on display with a card next to it. So I opened a few gifts but most of it was already out- which was kind of fun. It was a good mix of both.

When we headed home we unpacked everything into David's apartment and be worked on more unpacking of his boxes.

I didn't take any pictures at the shower- but once I get some I'll be sure to share. So I only have one picture from the day- looking at it all I can say is we sure are blessed

April 20, 2013

Day 91

It has been a really nice Saturday. I met up with my friend Sarah this morning and she asked if I wanted to go check out a craft superstore with her. And I'm so glad I did because I found ribbon!

I've been on the hunt for ribbon and couldn't find the right color, so I was resigned to having to buy it through David's Bridal. But then I found an almost perfect match! It was really exciting for me :)

Sarah and I then enjoyed catching up over pedicures.

Then I got to spend the rest of the day with my favorite guy.

When my sweet fiancé asked me yesterday what wedding stuff we needed to get done this weekend, it was nice for both of us that there wasn't too much on the agenda.

We enjoyed lunch and then went to a movie at the theater for the first time in a few months. We've enjoyed relaxing the rest of today.

Tomorrow will be busier, but a lot of fun. Stay tuned ;)

April 19, 2013

Day 92

So glad Friday is finally here!

This afternoon I went to the florist with my mom.  Flowers are so not my thing--I think they are pretty, but I just don't care about which ones go where, what color, what type, etc.  So it was very overwhelming for me.

My mom and I were each given books to look through to get ideas.  We came away with some, but still some researching to do

Then we headed to have dinner with David's family for his dad's birthday.  It was a great evening with them.  Looking forward to a great weekend!

April 18, 2013

Day 93

We got the first part of our invitations in the mail today! And because of a coupon I had I was able to get some fun thank you cards too!

April 17, 2013

Day 94

Tonight was our last group with our international friends at UTD. This year David has taken on the role of coordinating the outreach of our young adults group to international students at UTD. Part of that has been a small group discussion of what Christianity is and answering questions.

Last semester they had a group of guys meet at David's house. This semester we made it co-Ed and moved it to the student union at UTD. We've had some great discussions about truth, the bible, who Jesus is, is there only one God, etc. tonight we opened it up for any unanswered questions anyone had. And we had a really great discussion.

We're taking a break now since the end of the school year is coming and is full of projects and studying for finals.

I snapped this picture of David and my international friend ivy toward the end of our evening.

Engagement Pictures

Here's a few of my favorites from our engagement picture session last month!

And the outtakes where our photographer took pictures of us getting to the middle of the creek--I thought it was funny that he included these!

April 16, 2013

Day 95

Well 95 days out, I feel like I should be more motivated to eat well and workout and blah blah blah.  But I still have some good days and several bad days.  Today started out well, but then a lunch invite for chick fil a got the best of me :)

But I did work out tonight.  My gym membership ends at the end of this month, so I brought out all my DVD workouts again last week to get back in the swing of working out at home.

Here's the one I did today:

Seriously, why do I need a gym when I could do a workout video every day and still only do each one twice a month.  Crazy!

So today is 2 days in a row of working out.  Gotta start somewhere, right?

April 15, 2013

Day 96

Today was a Monday for sure. My mind is boggled about the bombs at the Boston marathon. I have a friend from high school who ran the marathon today- I was grateful to see a post that she and her parents are ok- but I can't imagine having been there.

One of my favorite things about Mondays is that it's the only weeknight David and I both have free, so we usually get to spend the evening together. Most Mondays I make dinner and we watch TV and hang out.

Tonight we took advantage of the newly warm weather and took a walk at the park. Then we came back and I made dessert

Banana ice cream! And it's just frozen bananas. That's it. We tried it last week with peanut butter, but decided tonight we like it better without. I just slice 2 bananas and freeze them for a couple hours. Then I put them in my food processor and it turns into ice cream consistency. It's like magic ;)

I had seen this on Pinterest before, but was skeptical. But we've loved it so far. It's a great thing for us because I love dessert but am trying not to eat too unhealthy. And David loves all things banana!

April 14, 2013

Day 97

We spent the afternoon continuing the saga of unpacking the boxes at David's apartment.  We were able to unpack all the boxes he had put in the closet and find a place for everything (some of it in give away or trash piles).  We also got some shelves put together.  It's not much, but the Den closet is now set up with shelves and a specific place for everything in it--just having one part of the apartment that set up feels good.

Now many sessions of unpacking continue... and my stuff moves in in May so that'll be a whole other story finding places for all of that!

April 13, 2013

Day 98

We're spending the weekend at a marriage conference that David's parents bought us registration for. Today was the longest day with 8 hours worth of sessions- but it's brought up lots of good conversations so far.

We head back tomorrow for the last half day

April 12, 2013

Day 99

I took off work today because I had a doctors appointment so my mom took advantage of the day to run some errands.

We went by the florist but have to go back another day

Then we headed to pick up some stuff for the centerpieces.

This is what 36 vases and 168 votives looks like. I love buying things in bulk. :)

Happy Friday!

April 11, 2013

Last 100 days of single life

So we are officially 100 days out from the wedding. In some ways I know that's a lot- in others I know they will fly by

So in an effort to slow down a little and enjoy every part of these final days I am planning to take a picture each day and post them. One of my friends from college is getting married in may so she is doing that on Facebook and I loved the idea. I want to remember all of the little details and all of the fun day to day things. And I know there will be a lot of fun things happening in the next 100 days.

On day 100 we did a lot- I spent the evening at my mom's and we finished designing and ordered invitations and all the enclosures.

But we also got to look through our engagement pictures! David and I went through them last night, but I got to show my mom all the ones we like. More on those to come too, but it was definitely a great part of my day


I'm still deciding if I'll post every day or post a weeks worth at a time- if you have any thoughts let me know!

April 4, 2013

Easter 2013

We had a great Easter weekend.  Friday we (and I mostly mean David and a couple of his friends) moved David into the new apartment.  We made an impromptu trip to buy a new bed that afternoon.  Then we spent Friday evening having dinner with Mike and Erin.  Erin and I have been trying to find a night to "double date" and our schedules all finally matched up.  It was a great night of dinner, dessert and games with friends.

Saturday we spent the day unpacking boxes.  It was a long day, but we made good progress.

Then Sunday we enjoyed Easter at Woodcreek followed by church with my family at my home church.  We came back to my mom's and Chase had an Easter egg hunt.
 Since it was his seventh egg hunt this year, he was a pro.  He loved the "melmo" eggs.
And as soon as he picked them all up, he plopped down in the grass to start opening them.

We ended Sunday by having dinner with David's parents.  It was a great weekend overall