Tuesday, April 30, 2013

End of April Showers Bring May Flowers

I guess the world has calmed down since last week's horrific national events. I'm always in a state of tornadic confusion so my world just putts right along. We held Nick's 29th birthday party Saturday with friends at Bandito's. We had a crowd of about 15. It was a lot of fun! It was great to just sit around and enjoy friends.

Our ringbearer, Colby is too cute.
3 of the groomsmen Erichson, Matty, Geoffy
Tony & Heather
Cool Sunglasses

 Monday was our 5th anniversary so I sent Nick cookies to work. Then he cooked for me and we went to the park to walk around. After we got back we took a short bike ride. It was a lot of fun! We have been working hard on his house for when I move in come July. Trying to put the womanly touch on it as we go. He has a good eye for decor, he has bought a lot of new furniture for us. It's a pretty big house so filling it up will take some time. This is our slideshow I made, it's in low definition and will look better at the wedding, but here is the rough draft! Wedding Slideshow

Sunday my planner and I worked on crafts for the Big Spring shower. We have four showers so we need to figure out gifts for hostesses! The first one is a Couples Shower this weekend, my parents are flying in! Then the Big Spring one, then one given by five of my bridesmaids in Dallas. Sara and I made homemade sugar scrubs, oh man, they are delicious on the skin. I wanted to keep them! Slowly, but surely, we will make it to this wedding! Just took the dress to be altered today!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Engagement Photos - Dallas Arboretum

We took engagement photos last weekend at the Dallas Arboretum. We had a really nice time and the pictures came out just wonderful. We have had a crazy time planning and now as we go into May it feels as if we are on an insane rollercoaster. May brings wedding showers each weekend and new adventures. We have been working on Nick's home getting ready for me to move in come July. Getting new furniture and sorting things in different places. It seems simple, yet it is a some hard work that we enjoy! These are some of my favorite photos:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dream Harder, Sleep Sounder

Do you dream harder when you sleep sounder? It's a thought I pondered as I tried to contemplate life in the middle of the night. Nightmares awaken me out of a deep sleep and I stir trying to figure out what has happened. Light sleeping only puts our mind at rest for a short time. Sometimes we shut our eyes to the world hoping everything is a nightmare. The Boston marathon explosions, the Newtown tragedy, on and on. And some people say it's only today we must shut our eyes. Violence stems back even to biblical times. It is not only with our eyes open that we see it. They fight back in every way possible wanting to stop sells. How do you stop the selling to evil? How can you ever gauge the intent of the heart? If it isn't one tool, it is another. My gun, your sword, your fist, my knife. Every century has a weapon. What awakens the soul to bigger and better things?