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Monday, June 11, 2012

12 Days

Hello, all! I have been so busy the last few weeks!

We have only 12 days left until the wedding!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited to marry my best friend!!!! For the last month, I have had to constantly remind myself that mine and Brian's wedding is just that, OUR wedding. Not my mom's wedding, not my sister's wedding, MINE AND BRIAN's! I am a people pleaser by nature, so when someone says, "I think you should do ____ this way:___", I feel like I should do it, whether or not I like it. I'm getting stressed out about the little things, like my bridesmaid's shoes. Nobody will be looking at their shoes, but it's something that I can worry about, so I do.

On the other hand, we have the house. We go in on Wednesday and review the contract and sign if we agree. On Friday (or maybe Thursday night) we get the house keys and she's all ours! I start on Friday by doing carpet and paint and ceiling!! My beautiful friend Sam is coming to help us redo the house because her bedroom is being redone and she has some "insider" tips! Plus, I'm feeding her, so it's a win-win.

The last few days, Brian and I have almost completely finished the memorial frame for the wedding reception. We had to print out pictures, find appropriate quotes for the occasion, fit those into a 4" x 6" frame and work on the font. All we have left to do for that is the "what this person means to me" section of it, and then that whole table will be done!

Mom sent me a picture of my wedding bouquet that she finished last night, and I am so excited to walk down the aisle and say "I do" to the love of my life!

I'm sorry this post has been kind of all over the place, but I'm having random thoughts just pop up. They all need my attention (just like the dishes in the kitchen sink), but I can only focus on a few things at a time.

Brian's sister applied for her trucking job the other day, and she leaves on Monday to go! She said that she will leave her computer for us so that we can do the slideshow for the wedding reception, which is very handy since Brian wants to do the slideshow, but we don't have powerpoint on our computer. Plus, on Kenda's laptop, it will be much easier to have everything set up and take care of it. Otherwise, we would have to move our desktop over to the church, then move it again, and that's just too much for me to worry about.

Because we are getting the house with 5 acres, Brian and I are talking about getting a couple dogs for the kids. We want something that will be good for outside dogs (even though Em really wants a lap dog, ugh), so we are looking at the bigger breeds (to ward off coyotes) like the chocolate or yellow Labradors! The kids kind of want a beagle because there is a little beagle that follows us and walks with us when we go on walks around the neighborhood, but I'm worried that a beagle won't hold his own with the coyotes out in the country...So we are still talking about our dogs, but we are one step closer to owning them!


  1. So exciting!! I really wish I could make it to your wedding :-( It's going to be fantastic, Emily. Definitely make sure you're able to enjoy it and make it something you want!

    As for the dogs, definitely go for a lab. They're so friendly, but they can defend if needed to. Plus I'm rather partial to labs :-D

    1. I love labs! It will be fantastic! Too bad you can't be there! Also, did you hear about Ryan Schindler?