Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Thanksgiving Essay

What I'm Thankful for:

My New Husband, who came in a fully-domesticated model...he's handy!!!

My Amazing Parents who went so far above and beyond to make our wedding the most special and amazing day ever (I acknowledge that I might be slightly biased...)

My Baby Brother who is the most servant-hearted man I know...

My New Family that has welcomed me with open arms...

Incredible Friends that continue to bless me with their friendships...

Oh yeah, and the most talented photographers ever: Candi Coffman and her husband McKinney!! She has posted our wedding pics to her website, so contact me if you want the viewing instructions and password. I'll post some pics on my blog when I get the hard copies. They are totally amazing. I can't wait to share them with all of you! I feel like I just got to see the wedding for the first time and have been reliving and relishing every second of it!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Done and Done.

We tied the knot last Friday and life hasn't really settled down yet...but I'm not sure it ever really will. I've already tried to post a 'wrapping it up' post earlier this week and silly blogspot erased all the pictures I uploaded, so I got mad and gave it the silent treatment. The only problem is that MOB hasn't had any new updates in a while and I know she's having wedding withdrawals, so here are a couple to tide you over :) 

"A Bride and her Chuppah"

Some of my girls and I have planned a pic swap for this afternoon, so I'll able to add some more to this in a little bit. We are still anxiously awaiting Candi's finished product, and I'll post a link to her stuff as soon as we receive it. 
Thanks so much to everyone for all of your hard work to make our night the best ever. We will always remember the kind words and special friends and family who shared our night with us.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Next Time You See Me...

...I'll be married!

Here we go...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring...

Chris and I have been totally overwhelmed at the generosity that has been showered on us. I am speechless at all the thoughtful touches and special gifts we have received.
This last weekend we were blessed with two more showers:

First, on Saturday night, my bridesmaids had a personal shower/girls night for me and I got a lot of really nice things (but I'm not posting those pics).

My super cute bridesmaids...the perfect hostesses...pretty much the best friends ever:
And the whole group, the rest of my really dear friends 
(except for a few out-of-towners who will be here next week!):

Then on Sunday, the ladies of good ole QSBC had a beautiful afternoon tea in our honor. It was so special to be honored by the women I have known, admired and respected for literally my entire life.

There are so many hostesses to thank and pictures to post; I'm on my way to a girls night at the Perdue Compound, so I'll finish this post later!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Confucius say...

(Happiness and Good Luck)

MOB's mom helpers and teacher friends had an amazing asian-themed shower for us, coordinated with the Chirp dishes we chose. There was a special time of prayer and blessings, followed by lots of yummy food! Look at this amazing cake and delicious spread:

Every detail was so thoughtful,
down to the handmade party favors
(personalized fortune cookies)!
The lovely hostesses:

And this is Mrs. Clymer, who opened her gorgeous home to us:
The always popular crowd shots:

Chris wasn't able to be there,
but his parents represented for the Wiser side.

Oh, my shoes were there, too...
Growing up a T.K. (that's a Teacher Kid for all you non-educational vocation folks), I know first hand the long, tiring days that teachers put in; so it was so especially meaningful to me for these ladies to give this much time and effort to bless our new life together at the end of their workday. Thank you so so much!