Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gentle Snowflakes

I hope everyone has had a truly beautiful holiday and looking forward to a wonderful New Year! I'm guessing most of you got to enjoy a white Christmas this year, which is pretty much a first for us Alabama youngins, and had probably the best Christmas of your life! I know I did! Here's a few photos from Ft. Payne and the Gatlinburg trip.

I have more and better pictures but...they're on Tom's phone. But I do love these. I loved the snow. I loved watching it float gently, quietly to the ground, making everything it covered beautiful. I love the silence it throws over the woods with nothing moving but the red birds. I loved its icy touch on my face and the light clumps it left in my hair and eyelashes. And as I was watching the flakes fall, I thanked God for it. And I thought, silly as it may seem, that He sent it for us, for our family. He knew it was going to be a hard Christmas without my Pawpaw and so he gave us snow. Quiet, gentle, peaceful snow to comfort us and bring some unexpected joy on an otherwise bleak Christmas morning. God just dumped a little joy all over our mountain! And I'm in awe once again of the beauty my God can create.

This will probably be my last entry of the 2010 so until then, here's to you bloggers! May the rest of your year be merry and bright! See you next year :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Super Short Blog

Hello Bloggers!

Guess what... I GOT MY RING BACK!! early! Which is awesome because I wasn't supposed to get it until after Christmas. The waiting almost killed me! Also while we were picking up my ring we finally picked out wedding bands! Well sort of. I found the perfect one and Tommy narrowed is selection down to two. The ring-picking process taught me the difference between boys and girls (well, besides the obvious ones). While I chose my band by how well it complimented my engagement ring, Tommy asked about a hundred questons all centered around how durible his would be. Hey, at least one of us looks at the important side of jewlery.

On another note, I have finally selected my bridal party and gotten responses back from everyone! I debated for AGES on who to ask. You guys have no idea how hard it was not to have 20+ girls up there, but I figured I should at least have a few people in the audience. I narrowed it down to eight bridesmaids, one junior bridesmaid, and four flower girls.
Bridesmaids: Sydney Baird- MOH, Leslie Crow- MOH, Kara Ledford, Anna Katherine Cabaniss, Holli Snow, Meghan Kelly, Keli Barnett, and Savannah Crawford
Junior Bridesmaid: Kylie Lowery
Flower Girls: Abby Boatwright, Sara Boatwright, Brooklyn Wright, Katie Lowery

That's all I have for you tonight. Now I'm off to Hooligan's with Meghan and Blayne on a school night because I'm offically a graduate! Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas :) 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Venues and Ringtastrophes

Since school has been in I haven't gotten hardly any wedding planning done. I've got the whole living arrangements thing on lock, but the wedding is a completely different story. Back in October I went to look at the Robertson barn. I'd have seen barn weddings and thought they were beautiful, but the ones in the pictures were very rustic and this wasn't exactly what I'd had in mind. I'm on a super tight budget and I would have had to buy a million flowers to decorate. Have you seen the price of flowers lately?!?! It's outrageous! Especially since they'll just die in a few days! But I went ahead and booked the barn because I wasn't sure if I didn't like it or if I just wasn't in the mood to like it (I had appointment to see it only a few hours after finding out that my Pawpaw had passed away). Don't get me wrong, it was wonderful, just not the picture in my head. But then last Wednesday I went to view the Battle Friedmon and fell in love! It is PERFECT!!! It's classic and old and beautiful! And it is covered in FREE flowers! We're getting married under the gazebo which is shaded by a giant magnolia tree and roses cascade down the side. So I am offically getting married July 7th that the Battle Friedmon home! Yay!

I don't know if you've noticed, but Tommy picked me out a fabulous engagement ring all by himself. It's is my most valued material posession and I love it so much! I never take it off except for when I'm sleeping, but last Thursday I went to Peterbrook for the Ambassadors' Christmas Party and well...that was my first ringtastrophe. DUN DUN DUUUNNN! I had to take my rings off to put my gloves on and I was so preoccupied with gleefully eating my weight in melted milk chocolate that I left my rings in the apron pocket!! But lucky for me, the wonderful Caitlin Golden drove all the way back to Peterbrook to unlock the store and let me inside! Ain't she great?!

But that Sunday I had another ringtastrophe...I looked down at my ring and a diamond was MISSING!!! WHAT?!?! Yep right on the band there is a big black gap. It looks like a pulled tooth! Thank goodness Tom thought ahead and bought insurence! Last night I had to give the ring's sad...and I'm back to wearing my promise ring for a while. Oh well...hopefully I'll be getting it back soon!

Needless to say, it's been an eventful week.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Little House of Treasures

So I am super excited this week! Would you like to know why? Of course you would! That's why you're reading this, isn't it?! Okay I'll tell you.... WE HAVE A HOUSE! It's sooo precious! or at least we think so anyway. But if you'd seen the crappers we've looked at, you'd think of it as the Taj Mahal too! Seriously it's exactly what we've been searching for. It's tiny but not rediculously so. It has a big bedroom for  it's size (which will be important in 222 days if you catch my drift), an itsy bitsy fireplace, and a medicine cabinet! Personally, the medicine cabinet is my favorite feature because I've wanted one since I was a little girl so that I could keep my lipstick in it.
For those of you who have been on my facebook recently, this is old news since the lease was signed Monday. Truth be told I just haven't had time to blog about it and when I did I was without internet signal. But if you're feeling a little let down by the lack new information, I have a surprise for yooouuu...we now have stuff to go in it! We haaaaavvvvee livingroom furniture, new washer and dryer set, tv, entertainment center, freezer, and a grill for those All-American cook outs!

this is it! better pictures coming soon! i hope.
I am so incredibly excited and humbled by all that's been done for us and how God has blessed us. It has been really, really amazing. This year has had more extreame ups and downs than anything my mind could have cooked up but if we can make it through this one, we can make it through all of them.

Have a lovely today and an even better tomorrow! 

Ps. I'm in need of a cute music player. Help? Song for this post is Mushaboom by Fiest.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Story

Hello All!

Welcome to Bride to Bee! This is my first ever blog post and I am so stoked!..even though I'm sure my mother will be the only one to read it. I suppose I'll devote this post to story-telling, which you should know is one of my very favorite things to do. Hmmm..where to start? The beginning would probably be best.

Super-Quick Recap of the Beginning
I met my fiance, Tommy, June 2007 right before my freshman year. We were introduced by a mutual friend on, and I'm wincing as I type this, AIM. Yes, it's lame but, hey, we were 14 and that's the way it went. Over the years we've had our ups and downs but it's always been me and him, ever since day one. He has become my very best friend and I can't imagine my life without him.

Baby Tommy  :)

Side note to youngsters: Results are not typical. There are creepers online and you should not for any reason talk to strangers on the computer.

The Proposal
October 1, 2010- Homecoming
Tommy and I have talked about getting married for quite a while by now. He says he's always known I was the one for him. Personally, I think he got the short end of the stick because that boy is waaaayyyy too good for me! But I'm not complaining! Anyway, I've always told him that if he were going to propose I wanted it to be public. I wanted everyone I cared about to be there plus some spectators. And that's exactly what he did.
It was the Homecoming alumni program, in which SGA and the Drama Club (I'm a member of both) pick a theme such as music, movies, tv shows, or dances and act out fads through the decades. This year we decided to do Dances Through the Decades. It started with the swinging twenties and only got better when our biggest football players reinacted a scene from Glee and danced to Single Ladies. My skit was at the very end; a human video to Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars for 2010. I was feeling pretty down about it because Ben and I hadn't practiced very much and Tommy had told me he wouldn't be there to watch because he had an interview for a new position at work. But then...well why don't I let you see for yourself.

Now Here We Are
I'm counting down the days until my December graduation (31 to be exact) and he's dying to be done with his first semester of college. Checking Facebook Marketplace every day for cheap things to furnish our rented house with and learning to save our tiny paychecks. Planningplanningplanning. Places, guest lists, music, cakes, dress, photographer, invitiations, yada, yada, yada... There's is more to do than we imagined! But with God's help we'll get it all done before July 7th, or that's the plan anyway! And if doesn't quite turn out exactly as we thought, well that'll be just fine :)