Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 30, 2009. Be there or be square!

I would just like to say that I am getting married in 3 days and the next time I write on this blog I will be married!!!! :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

One week tomorrow and it will be the wedding day! I can hardly believe it! Time has been going by so quickly these last few weeks. Tonight is my bachelorette party and then Saturday-Monday is Britt's bachelor party. His friends are taking him to the Illinois river for a float trip. I think they will have a lot of fun although I am going to miss him while he is gone.

Britt's two older sisters come into town tomorrow. It will be really good to see them!

Today is my last day working at the capitol. I had a job interview two days ago and I am waiting to hear. They interviewed several other people and so I am just keeping my fingers crossed. I know the Lord has it in His hands and if He wants me to have this job I will get it, no problem. If not, then He will provide something else, something better for me.

This weekend after my bachelorette party my good friend Hannah is going to stay at Britt and my apartment with me while Britt is away. I should be really good! We plan to get a few things done that we need to do but also just relaaaaax. Oh yes!

This next week will be a lot of wedding preparation. Monday-Wednesday I will be doing last minute things, getting stuff together, and TRYING to relax a little. Thursday and Friday will consist of a lot of decorating and such things... And then we all know what is going to happen this next Saturday! :)

Sine this post is about as random as they come I thought I would post this really cute pic that Brooke took on her phone and edited while we were working on our apartment....

Isn't it cute? lol... I think that our personalities really come out in it.

Well, that is all for now. If your calendars are not marked for next weekend, Saturday, May 30th at 2:00pm you should mark them and come to our wedding!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

James 1:2-3
2Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

I think this will become the theme verse for Britt and I during this first year of marriage. Don’t get me wrong, I knew it would be hard. God is already allowing trials to come our way but I am confident that if we seek God and walk through this with Him it will only bring Britt and I closer together. I am so glad that I will be able to walk through trials with him too as his wife, one with him. God is faithful and I am confident He will work it together for His good.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

God gave me a chapter for this time that we are walking through. It is Psalm 86…

1Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.
2Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You. 3Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.
4Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
7In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
8There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.
9All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And they shall glorify Your name. 10For You are great and do wondrous deeds;
You alone are God. 11Teach me Your way, O LORD;I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. 12I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
13For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 14O God, arrogant men have risen up against me,
And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.
15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
16Turn to me, and be gracious to me; Oh grant Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid. 17Show me a sign for good,
That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, O LORD,
have helped me and comforted me.

I have read that chapter about 10 times in the last 24 hours. I know that God is faithful. I know that He hears my cry. I am praying that my hearts cry will be His desires.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Things are still crazy!

Not that I expect them to be anything but crazy... haha. The wedding is 19 days away. It is so weird because I know that 19 days is not long at all but it still feels like the wedding will never come. I know of no other way to explain it.

We are both still praying for jobs. I have a few leads but leads is all that they are. I am praying that something will come of one of them but if nothing happens then that means that God has something else in mind. At church on Sunday morning pastor said "If you aren't trusting God you aren't obeying Him. The two cannot be separated." Let me just say, that was convicting for me.

Britt graduates this week! That is so amazingly, wonderful and crazy all at the same time! Pray for him as he is taking all of his finals! For those of you wondering about the graduation he has actually decided to not walk. He said that he would rather just do something with his family then sit through a 4 hour ceremony where they call his name once and that is it. So... Some of you may think that is great and others of you may think he is crazy but it is what he wants to do and I am just happy that he will be done! *Hallelujah!*

We move into our apartment this weekend! Well, we are moving our stuff and Britt is moving in. I keep telling people "We are moving in this weekend!" and they give me a funny look. haha...

I will try to take pictures. Maybe even some before and after shots. No promises though... haha...

Monday, May 4, 2009


I feel like….
I always start my blogs now with how many days until the wedding. I can’t help it though! It is getting so close! 26 days! :) haha….

We had our second shower this past weekend. It was really good. We truly are blessed! My personal shower is tomorrow night and I am excited about that as well. It should be fun!

Britt has 2 more weeks of school! I can hardly believe it and I know that he really can’t! It is so crazy! He is happy about it. I think that if we were not getting married it would be more difficult for him but he has that to look forward to and I think that it helps.

We are still praying for jobs, one for Britt specifically. He has been looking at some positions at Hobby Lobby Corporate office and we are praying that something will possible come of that. It would be a great place for him to work!

I was thinking today about my birthday. It is coming up… It is actually the day before our wedding. I am sure that my birthday will get lost in the excitement of the wedding. I don’t find that to be a bad thing at all… I would WAY rather be getting married then celebrating my birthday. But…. At the same time I will be 21. It is exciting in a way! Most of my “Birthday gifts” our actually wedding things but if I could make a “Me only, Birthday wish list” this is what it would be….

-Wicked Tickets
-A Massage
-An ipod touch
-New Tennis shoes
-Gift Cards to: Target, Charlotte Russe and New York and Company.
-Tom’s Shoes
-Smash Box Photo Finish
-Bare Essentials gift card
-To go Swimming
-New Shorts

What is really at the top of my list though…getting married and a week all alone with Britt. Which… I will be getting! I am a happy blessed woman!!!