Saturday, May 27, 2006



Now I can concentrate on wedding and becoming a homeowner. The homeowner part should be completed this week. Kinda scary but the best thing.

We picked out flowers today. They are going to be really beautiful.

Did I mention that school's out for summer?!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Shower

On Saturday I had my 2nd bridal luncheon. The first was at school. It was nice but the one put on by my friends was amazing! I never had any doubt that it would be anything less. Kimmie and G are so creative. I am truly touched by their hardwork. I know that they are probably relieved that it is over and going to sleep for days. To all the friends that came, Thank You. You are truly best group of friends and family that a girl could ask for.

RESPONSE CARDS! Please send them even if you are not coming. I am collecting them to keep in a wedding box. If you feel so inclined please write a short message on the inside.

Getting the dress altered on Sunday. Things are coming together. Hoping to have most everything done before June 2. I will be traveling to Wisconsin to celebrate Livi and Kalena's momentous graduation from college and high school. Everybody is celebrating big things. I can't wait to see everyone!

Monday, May 15, 2006


School is wrapping up. It is kind of bittersweet. I am glad that I will have my first year behind me. I have developed attachments to my kids. There is one in particular that drives me crazy but I can't let him go. He has said and done some pretty bad things for a 4th grader but this letter he wrote to his mom shows that he has a heart. I have taken out his name due to confidentiality laws. You will know who he is. I haven't corrected the spelling either.

Dear Mama

Happy Mother's Day! You are the cooliest. Thank you for bringing me in this world. All I just think about is you when Im at shcool. I love the food you cook. Thank you for all the things you do for me. Like pay for football help with home work by cloths feed me. I love you Mom. Some day Im going to by you a big house. Im going to make your life good and big. I love you and God more than any thing.

Happy Mother's day,
Love your son,

Not really a wedding post but something that I wanted to write.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

a HUGE thanks

I just thought that I would stop and give a big thanks to the people that are really helping make this wedding. Without Mom and Clay the wedding, reception, bedroom furniture and cruise would not be possible. We really don't know what we would do without them. Thanks so much for all you do for us! We love you.

Music -- we have hired a jazz harpist and a bassist to play at the wedding and reception. Check out their website at I think that they sound great and will make the wedding and reception really nice.

The trip to visit Preacherman Phillips was really nice. We love the area down there and Cole's church is more of what Mark and I wish we could find up here. Very laid back and focused on the message instead of all the other stuff. He is excited about the ceremony and will make it what we want.

Hopefully everyone has their invites by now. I hope you like them. It took a little bit of time to make the decision. Please return your reply cards even if you are not coming. I just want to have them as a memento. Also, if you feel inclined to please write on the inside of them. Someone has already done that and I thought it was a great idea.

The wedding shoes. Great deal and will go with the dress really well. Next up is flowers, favors, getting the dress altered and the bustle added.