Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wedding things (plus random tidbits)

So I have (as well as Chaz) been working FEVERISHLY (what a fun word) on wedding things, packing for the move (which will occur Monday), and just getting everything ready for the beginning of our life together! :) But I knew I needed to make time for my blog followers (all 4 of you...thanks for your devotion! lol) and I was planning on revealing all the wedding details after the big day but I'm so excited and proud of my little programs I had to share!

This is a picture of the front and back of the program. Is that a word search on the program you ask...WHY YES, YES IT IS (pencil included)! It also doubles as a fan for that hot June weather! These little buggers were/are a TON of work but I think so worth it!!! More pics to come after and don't worry I know i promised pics of our new place and they are coming...once I find that stinkin cord! lol

Inspiring verse (located on the program):
"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 5:1-2

-what a beautiful wedding verse... thank you Lord for loving us and giving us Christ to express that love!

BTW did you know the slush puppy is made out of apple and grape juice concentrate? Don't think that makes em good for ya though...sorry friends ;)

Friday, May 21, 2010


Today is graduation day! As well as the year anniversary of the day I said "Yes" to the man I will love forever :) AND only 3 weeks from today until our big day! WOW how fantastic and fun! Having a big family party and SO excited! Pics coming from the new rental house Chaz and I just signed the lease on!!!!! But for now....some recent blog pics from our FANTASTIC wedding photographer Courtney Dellafiora! Please check out her blog! She is truly AHH MAZE ING!

Monday, May 10, 2010

FINISHED! wait...really? FINISHED!?!

So today has been pretty surreal! Not only is it MY BIRTHDAY..yep that's right the day my parents were graced with my parents...but I am FINISHED WITH SCHOOL! that's what i said I am completely finished! Finished with my MNT final, finished with my thesis, finished with my take home final...I'm done! And it's never felt so good! Wooo hooo...

So just a little birthday background for dad does these hilarious signs every year for my sister and I (her birthday is the day after mine...2 years and a day apart-same birthday parties every year lol). This year sadly I wasn't able to see my birthday sign however I did see that my dad made it! It's always such cheesy phrases, but each year I secretly look forward to it! Just a family tradition that's goofy but so beautiful! :)

So now for my bday celebration story...seems like there is ALWAYS a story with me! lol Tonight Elena, Lauren, and Ali decided to go to La Carreta's for my bday dinner-just a normal dinner right? not quite...of course! Announcing my bday to the waiters, they return with a sombrero, song, and...a tequila shot. Now just a little background, alcohol=not me! hate the taste, the smell...enough said. So as I was trying to refuse the shot it all happened so fast, the waiters were pouring it down my throat and end result...i spit the shot out all over my clothes and me. Yea fun mood=ruined. I was embarrassed and a little annoyed and although there were no bad intentions with this...just wasn't me and the waiters, having never met me, didn't know that! ha so needless to say, fun dinner with the girls-bad shot! :) o well, there's always next year! HA wonder if i look 23? :)

picture to come-with the move i can't find my camera cords :(

Saturday, May 8, 2010


YES, I did start this blog at 11:15 P.M. the weekend before finals week...also a month before one of the happiest days of my wedding! Why you ask? I've been DYING to get a blog going, but in a more spontaneous fashion-I was just sick of studying at the moment! So "redirected"...for the past year, I felt like Christ has been redirecting my heart in many ways

1.) I love kids...I used to not...I used to think I didn't want kids, but now I can't get enough of them! They make me laugh and I can see God's beauty in them! I want to wait a little while for kids...but not long!

2.) I want to be a homemaker...yes, the girl who was originally pre-med ready to be a doctor now wants to stay at home and raise kids, grow a garden, sew, paint, and dive into great books! I want to work for a little while, but I secretly pray Chaz gets a good job that enables me to stay home!

3.) I want to be this kind of relates to point #2, but let me elaborate. I was never good at drawing, painting, designing, or anything for that matter. But after all the book work (5 years in college) I am ready to be inspired! Planning this wedding has only fueled my passion and desire to be creative and I want to start NOW...this last year of school has been miserable because I no longer love school (yes I was that person that used to love to study and learn), but I now want to procrastinate and throw it all away to sew, paint, design, and whatever creative things I can think of. And I want to do all this creativeness for kids! :)

These are just a few ways God has directed my heart and I can't wait to see what He is preparing me for! AHH I love Him!

And now for my thing I just get so frustrated with is those word verification things. I understand the purpose is to decrease spam, but come on...who can read those things? Half the time they have to regenerate a new word for me because I can't tell the letters apart! A little help here ppl!!! I even had an example of this word verification device, but it got replaced on my clipboard with genetic metabolic disorders...ahhhh school be over NOW, please! till next time...

Here is a pic from one of the most AHHH MAZE ING websites; source of wedding creativeness!