June 11, 2009
June 9, 2009
May 21, 2009
I'm trying very hard to be positive about it, because the wedding is supposed to be a celebration and I don't need it to be causing me stress. I'm just ready for the next 9 days to pass, so it can FINALLY be May 30th.
our honeymoon in Las Vegas!
Other countdowns I've started:
May 18, 2009
May 15, 2009
Since the day Marcel proposed to me we've prayed to always realize what is really important in the wedding (to us, hardly anything, besides the vows) and that the bigger thing is the marriage. The show made me re-realize a few things:
- We will forever put the other person's hopes, dreams, desires, needs and wants before our own
- Life will get messy and we'll face things we never could have dreamed, but God prepares us for all our challenges
- God brought us together nearly three years ago (1 week shy!) and He'll keep us that way if we keep him in our relationship
- There are rewards to marriage that you can never imagine until you are experiencing them firsthand
- I'm blessed to have found Marcel when I did, so that we could experience everything in life together.
- Marcel loves me more than I ever thought someone could be loved--he told me today that he loves me 85 trillion times more than I love him!
May 8, 2009
I am officially 100% moved into our new apartment and hoping to get the majority of Marcel's stuff there in the next week or so (I don't think he knows that's my plan!) so that we don't have to do it so close to graduation and the wedding which are only 7 days apart anyway. I'm shortly headed to my old house one last time to make sure it is in fact clean before I meet our landlords after work tonight. My roommates (I'll probably always call them that) and I had a great last few weeks at our house and while we're all very excited for the next step in our lives we are just as sad to walk away from 3-4 years of living together.
So I'm 100% moved in but wish I was 100% unpacked. I just sit in our house and see boxes and boxes and don't really know where the stuff inside the box should live. I have been able to get a lot done but our "office" is still looking very scary. Wish me luck for the next few days to make sure moving and unpacking haven't driven me crazy.
I'm enjoying only being 22 days away from our wedding. Things are still coming together nicely, as they have throughout the planning process. I'm finding a lot of little, yet important, things to get done that I had never thought of before. We continue to pray daily that God will prepare us in every way, mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually to be ready for the step we are about to take together and that we remember that the wedding is only 1 day in the rest of our lives together!
April 24, 2009
The fountain outside the Keller
Grease is the word!
Before the show
My driver ;)
After the show waiting in the parking garage
April 22, 2009
The next generation percussionist
The happy couple on a very happy day!
I also took video of the performance, but only the first minute or so. I realized his mom was doing the same thing and Snoh (Marcel's brother) was getting restless and is very fascinated with digital cameras.
I am so proud of Marcel for such a big accomplishment. He's one step closer to graduation!
April 20, 2009
The Bridal Party
Sunday, the day after the shower, we went into town and I was finally able to wear my dress again! They finally brought it from Idaho, and we went to David's Bridal because I decided I wanted a veil for the big day. It was nice to have it on--it made me realize May 30th is actually going to be here and I'm not planning for a day so far away. I cropped the picture below to cut out my dress even though Marcel doesn't know how to read my blog just to keep everyone in suspense. Only my mom and sisters have seen it on and it will be that way for 40 more days!
My lovely sisters who have been tremendous help the last 7 months!
April 19, 2009
April 17, 2009
Sisters reunited at last!
The big winner
April 13, 2009
(in the garage, because it was trying to flood yesterday!)