Friday, February 22, 2013

Cake is the Most Important Thing

     It’s been a minute since we’ve talked wedding.  There are only about 600 new developments and three ridiculous dreams.  I’ll be starting with the new developments.
  • Never ever ever ever ever ever ever (I’m serious) get married on June 22.  I’m not trying to hog the day and say that it should be a national holiday just for me or anything…although I like the sound of that.  This is real advice.  Every single pastor you ask to officiate will be out of town.  Every. Single. One.  Keith and I just asked our fifth pastor to officiate.  He thinks he’ll be able to…I’m holding off on any and all excitement until I know for sure.  It’s a good thing I know every pastor at my church…I wouldn’t have wanted to have to just find any old body.
  • We have cake!  My mother and I met with the cake people and talked ideas, and that is set.  We got to sample some too…obviously that’s the most important thing.  I’ve sent a few pictures so they know what we’re looking for, and I cannot wait.  These are the same people who did my sister’s wedding cake, and we knew from the first minute of planning that we wanted the same.  I am not kidding you when I say this cake is sinful.  So. Incredibly. Good.  They don’t do the traditional all white, dry, tasteless wedding cake.  I just think if you pay for cake it should be good.  Really good.  They don’t do shortening and egg whites.  This is a real eggs and butter cake with buttercream frosting…no fondant.  I can’t wait.
Our plan is to combine these two cakes.  The bottom layer will be fluffy like the one on the right and then alternating up – fluffy, flat, fluffy, flat (four layers).  I’m still not sure what our plans are for a topper, but I’m on the hunt.
  • I’m heading back to Ballew Bridal tomorrow to pick up my veil.  I still love it.  I’ll be coming home and putting the dress and veil on together.  If only I could wear it every day…
  • Now onto these dreams.
    • 1.  A few months ago I woke up sad and angry because in my dream Keith had turned our wedding into some sort of laser show.  It was ridiculous.  No one was there that was supposed to be, and there were laserslasers
    • 2.  Several days ago I dreamed that my church booked another wedding on the same day as mine.  I don’t feel like this needs any more explanation.  Also…someone had brought a kite to the church. 
    • 3.  Last night, I had probably the worst wedding dream ever.  I had taken my dress to be altered, and they cut the bottom of my dress (which I’m still not telling you about) off and sewn it onto my veil.  My dress was jagged and knee-length, and my veil was cathedral length.  It was all orange.
     The woes of wedding planning.  I’m trying my very best to have zero wedding stress, but it’s been a difficult few weeks.  I’m so excited to see everything come together though that it’s all worth it.  We still have to pick out invitations and suits/tuxes (haven’t decided which) for the men to wear – hopefully soon.  Aaaaaaand…we’re registering next weekend!  I can’t wait.  I’ve been doing lots of research and am so excited to outfit my future home.  I’ll definitely have to recap all of that.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

No Apologies

     No apologies for being away.  Life has been busy and full lately.  I spent three weeks substituting for part of a maternity leave and loved every minute of it.  If you ever want to have your heart squeezed every day, a three-year-old class is the place to do it.  It has made me so ready to be in the classroom…I’m not the greatest at waiting.

     I know I’ve been the lamest blogger lately, and I’m not even busy, but I’m okay with all of that.  I’ve, of course, been keeping up with all you ladies, but I just haven’t had much to say.  This summer, I was just chatting up a storm with all of you, and now things have slowed down.  I have a feeling they’ll pick up again, but for now I’m just floating along. 

     On the lighthearted side of things?  I made another burlap wreath today!  I’m going to try to get pictures of it soon…maybe tomorrow.

     On the heavier side of things?  These are not my stories to tell, but please please pray for the doctors and staff at St. Jude and LeBonheur.  Pray that they will have incredible clarity as they treat their patients.  Pray that the Lord will work powerfully through them.  In the past three weeks, two people I know have been admitted or readmitted with serious conditions.  I would definitely call myself a realist, but I also believe in miracles.  100%.  To be honest, these conditions do not look promising, but I believe in the Healer.  I believe in the living God who still works miracles, and I believe in the power of prayer.  You don’t know these families, but I am asking you to please pray for them.  My heart is so heavy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I’m a Patriot…and a Micromanager

     I promise I’m alive…just a little boring lately.  I’ve been working as a sub and trying to get all my ducks in a row for the next few months, and by the evenings, I just don’t feel like there’s a ton to say.  Plus, I don’t have any pictures of life lately – so sorry.

     Let me be totally honest.  I am feeling very uninspired.  I know I shouldn’t compare, and I’m really not…BUT…lately it seems like everyone has so much going on!  All you bloggers are doing fun design projects, and having babies, and getting married, and going places, and I’m still playing the waiting game.  I am so incredibly thankful for this job and what I’ve got coming up, but the waiting is still frustrating.  I have such peace about where I’m going and what I’m doing, but there is still apprehension.

That’s me (except I’m younger).
Also…I’m using those binoculars to peer into the future and plan details that don’t exist yet.

     Let’s stop looking ahead for a minute.  Am I the only one who practically cried at least once during every quarter of the Super Bowl?
     1.  Jennifer Hudson singing with the Sandy Hook kids – so precious.
     2.  The Star Spangled Banner…needs no explanation.  Plus the players were getting so emotional, and that always gets me.
     3.  The coaches are BROTHERS.  That is the sweetest thing.  I really wanted them both to win.  #TeamHarbaugh.
     4.  That Clydesdale commercial.  I want that little baby horse.
     5.  The farmer commercial!  Love.  Plus Paul Harvey’s voice is total weepery.  I love it.
     6.  Seeing the brothers have their little moment at the end of the game.  I felt like they both needed a hug.
     7.  Seeing the 49ers just sitting on the bench with all that confetti falling around them.  Hugs all around, guys!
     8.  And almost tears of joy for the Ravens. 

The Super Bowl makes me feel so patriotic…and patriotism makes me all misty.

P.S. I promise I’m not as nutty as this all over the place post makes me sound.  Or I am.

I’ll try to do something exciting soon so I can tell you all about it.