Saturday, August 30, 2008

Is it Fate?

(click to enlarge)

Maybe I'm just lucky that in the whirlwind of weddingness and showers and events that are to come, I won't even have to remember our names.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bringin Down the House

So I have enlisted the help of my three favorite cousins to be the cute girls at the front of the church as everyone arrives. 

Be sure to say hi :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Signed, Sealed, Not Yet Delivered.

They're here! The invitations arrived today and they are so much better than what I had hoped. I ordered them off of the internet, without a sample in hand (kinda scary) and they are so perfect! But you can't see them yet, you'll just have to wait.


So today when I got home, there was a suspicious package in my mailbox; upon inspection (and I mean, Wiser opened it because I thought it was maybe a leftover from the Unibomber) it was a prize!! It's "Positively Ageless Lifting and Firming Night Cream" (full size, not some dinky trial size). Oh, happy day! I'll be bee-yoo-tiful (and Positively Ageless) for my wedding :)
Thanks Aveeno!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lloyd & Sally

My Grandma Sally (mom's mom) lives in Houston so we have not been able to visit her in person since our big news :( 

However, she is the greatest penpal I know (snail mail and e-mail) and she has already sent several special keepsakes to Oklahoma to be included with what we are compiling to use in the wedding. She sent us our very first engagement card:

G-ma knows how much I love to look through all of her pictures, so she was really quick to send her wedding pictures up here, too. She also sent the pin that my grandfather gave her on their wedding day (you can see it on her suit in their wedding pictures). Our family still has the cake topper from their wedding (first picture in post) and it has been used in 5 weddings since then (soon to be 6)!

Love you Grandma! (Come north soon!)

Don & Bertie

Early on in the planning process, Mom and I went out to the Bass Family Farm in Cashion, OK to collect and create some special memories with my Nana (my dad's mom). She got out her gorgeous wedding dress for me to try on, she shared her precious wedding pictures with us and even let me choose a handkerchief from her wedding keepsakes to carry on my wedding day. It was such a sweet time and I will always treasure that memory.

(Sorry kids, no frontal shots,
that dress wasn't even close to being buttoned.)

Several things to note: Her mother was a buyer for John A. Brown's department store so Nana was able to get her dress shipped directly from NYC (so haute couture). And can I just point out: my propensity for shopping must truly be an inherited gift, traceable all the way back to my great-grandmother.

All Things Grow with Love

We are incredibly blessed that we have so many people that have played meaningful parts in our lives and who we want to include in this significant time, but coming up with a manageable invite list is the dickens. Seriously, weeks of revising and re-counting. And it's still growing. So if you're one of the 900+ on our final list, just know how special you really are.

The List just might claim my sanity.

Oh, Dad, don't have a heart attack yet...900+ is a slight exaggeration.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Buon Compleanno, Wiser!

Saturday night was Wiser's 3*th birthday so both families went to dinner to celebrate; it was a really nice evening. No awkward pauses, ptl ;)

I have Olympic Fever...

...and it's distracting me a little bit from what I need to accomplish. But I just can't help it, those athletes are incredible!

We went to the Wilson's Friday night for yummy dinner and to watch the opening ceremonies. 

Hazel was as awed with the drumming army as I was.

Mindy and David were there, too, but apparently I only take pictures of Hazel anymore...sorry, mom and dad.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Meany Greenies

Finally!! We found the invites, got them ordered and approved the proofs this afternoon. They are currently in production. I'm kind of surprised that this was the most difficult part of the process so far. I don't know if I'm too picky or too cheap, but invitations sure seem like an outrageous expense.
It grieved my little green heart to order so much paper, knowing that all those pretty little invites will eventually make their way to a lot a wastebaskets. (Please please please promise me that you'll recycle them!)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

An Engaging Party

It's too hard to pick from all of the pictures from last night (and I still want copies of everyone else's!!) but I've posted a few so you can see what a wonderful night it was. It was the best way to kick off the next few months of wedding celebration...

My oldest friends, Sara and Mindy

Not-So-Baby Brother Adam and Emily

The amazing (and vegetarian-friendly :D ) spread:

(I LOVE cupcakes)
Our host David, Chris and Dad
Our photographer didn't make it into very many pictures :(
Chris and Momma Sharon
Ashley and Emily
The Best Man and her beau, Andy
Jodi and Emily
The Dads and Mandy

We have the most thoughtful, sweetest, most wonderful friends! Thank you so much for such a special night!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Shout out to the M.O.B.

I have to say, she's the best. We could hardly get her to stand still long enough for a picture ;)