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Sunday, November 16, 2014

#selfiesunday: What I've been doing + engagement photoshoot sneak peek + wedding deets + more.

Here we are again on another lovely Sunday. I've got my coffee in hand and I'm a happy girl, so I'm ready to get the ball rolling on this blogging thing today.

Well before we talk tying the knot, let me give you a run down on what I've been up to, besides school and work:

This Friday night was a night that I've been waiting for since last December. Seriously, I've been counting down. Anyone wanna take a guess at what I've been waiting for?

.......... Any takers?


Dumb and Dumber is my favorite movie of all time. And last December I found out they were making a sequel, and I was stoked. So I vowed I'd go see it the night of the premiere, and I did and I did NOT regret it! It was so funny that I'm going to see it again tonight! Jeff Daniels and Jim Carey are so hilarious together.

Okay, Dumb and Dumber rave over.

This Saturday, I did something that I've been waiting awhile to do, too. Take engagement photos!

Here are just a few that I snagged from my amazing photographer AKA best friend AKA my maid of honor (which I'll talk about later in this post):






They are mind blowing. They really are. And there are more coming, too! I'll share more when I get them all.

Slightly shifting gears from engagement to weddings, I'll share with you guys all that I can about our wedding.

We still have not set a date. Why? Well, a lot of reasons. It's not like we don't have a clue-- There are two dates in mind, and it's just a matter of which one. The thing is... well... I haven't quite figured out what I want to do with the rest of my life. The only thing I know for sure is that I want Bradley in it. So aside from that, I'm seriously weighing my options. I have several ideas in mind: I'm thinking about speech pathology, teaching middle/high school or being a professor, being an ultrasound technician, and I've even considered a career in women's rights, which would be a true dream come true. All of these careers have serious perks, and serious disadvantages. It gets a little cloudy when I try to sort through them all, and even more so when people try to but in and give me an unsolicited opinion about it. But that's a blog post for another day.
Basically, we can't set a date until I figure out exactly which career path I should take.
But my sweet ginger is so patient about it. He's basically told me: "My job is going to make the money. You do whatever want to, don't worry about money." I can't tell you what a relief it is to hear that from my future husband. I have an amazing support system in him.

However, other decisions have been made.

I chose my maid of honor, who is none other than my best friend Jenni. Any other choice wouldn't have made sense. We have been such good friends for so long, and I couldn't imagine anyone else by my side. I'm kind of holding off on picking other bridesmaids though, for various reasons that I won't disclose here. :P

I've also chosen my colors, which are coral and aqua! I'm super excited about them. They are my favorite colors and have been for years. (Other than pink of course!) Even though my wedding won't be for a little while, I feel good about this choice.
After much discussion, we have decided to open a bank account together to help save for the wedding. Each week we'll contribute to it, and that way, the wedding won't bankrupt us, and we can continue to buy little things along the way.
As far as other big decisions, that's about it. We are between two different places to honeymoon, but I won't get into that. :)

My sweet dog Lacy wanting to get in on the wedding planning too.

I'm well aware that this is the fun part; the few weeks before the wedding, the day of, and the marriage after will be stressful at times, but I know I'm up for the challenge. As I've said before, I'm enjoying this stage of the game. I'm in the process of transforming my heart into that of a wife's. In this process, God has revealed to me how selfish I can be, and marriage is strictly the opposite. It's not give and take, but give and give, on both ends.
Sometimes, I doubt our relationship, as everyone does. But then Bradley says or does something that assures me that the God of the universe brought us together, no question. His patience, his forgiving heart, and his selflessness is a direct reflection of the love that Christ has for us. And that's truly what our union is all about.


  1. Congratulations!! All the very VERY best to both of you!! God's richest Blessings for this WONDERFUL time in your life!! You seem like a great couple with fabulous priorities: trusting God, respecting each other and being committed to truly working on your marriage TOGETHER!! YAY for you both!! I LOVE your photos and colour scheme too! :D

    Mumma Marigold! :)

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words! I know I only want to get married once, and I want to do it the right way. I'll be posting more of the photos soon! :)

  3. Beautiful pictures! Coral and aqua were our colors too (and yellow), enjoy planning it is so fun.

    1. Thanks Carly! They are my absolute favorite. I've got so many fun ideas, I can't wait! :)