I just have to say that I have the best Mom in the world. It's so true :) We have always been so close and enjoyed so many of the same things. My entire life, she has been there for everything (as well as my Dad). She has always sacrificed to make sure that my brother and I have everything we want....and even though I am 26 years old, she is still the same way! She has been so unbelievable throughout all of this wedding planning. I said in my previous post that I think she is having more fun than I am (if that's possible). She has morphed into this incredible wedding planner and I don't know what we'd do without her!!! She is truly one of my very best friends - I love to shop with her (which we always find an excuse to shop for something when we're together), catch up on all the latest news with her, and just plain spend time with her. She is the best! She has learned to put up with a lot in our home - primarily because she is the brunt of most of our sarcastic humor....She's a tough woman!! Haha. Seriously, I hope to one day be the wife and mother that she is.
I just thought I'd send a little shout-out to my Mom today....thanks for all you do!!! I am so thankful for the bond that we have!!! (Dad, I love you, too...more than you know!!!)
For Spring Break, Chad and I went home to Marietta for a marathon of wedding planning. My mom has been wonderful through this whole engagement (I think she's having more fun than me...if that's possible?!) - she's helped in so many ways, considering the fact that Chad and I are 8+ hours away from home and trying to plan a nice wedding. This Spring Break was a wonderful time to see our family, but not much was spent relaxing. From the very beginning we had meeting after meeting after meeting...
On Tuesday we met with our Cake Baker, Jennifer, and picked out the wedding cake and Groom's Cake. Jennifer is from New Orleans, so we instantly hit it off with her. We love her and are so excited about the cakes. Not only do they taste fabulous, they are beautiful!!! Following our meeting with Jennifer, we met with the florist to finalize table decorations for the reception and the floral decorations for the Church. Poor Chad, I know his eyes were rolling in the back of his head by the end our meeting. I was even tired of talking about flowers (you know, me and my short attention span). Thankfully, we got all of that finalized and I am so excited about everything.
Wednesday, we met with Jim, my pastor, and talked about the wedding ceremony. It is going to be such a sweet time to have him as part of our ceremony. He's been my pastor since I was in the 4th grade. On Thursday we met with one of my best friends - Mandy. She will be the pianist in our wedding. I was in Mandy's wedding and our day just wouldn't be complete without her there. She is amazing! Thursday we finalized all of our music selections and talked about the order of worship for the service. Of course, this was the most fun for me. :)
All week long we worked on the invitations. Whew! I hand addressed all of them and then Chad and my Mom helped me stamp and stuff all of the invitations. Fun! Fun! I'm sure Chad is so glad to be done with all of that. So, that was our week. Full of fun wedding stuff. I feel relieved and now can move on to another list of things that need to be done before June 13. We have our first wedding shower in Bruce this weekend and Chad will be ordained into the ministry, as well. This will be a special time for our families and we're looking forward to it. (Pictures to come).
**Random Picture: This is a fun picture I came across today :) This was taken at a Sushi place here in NOLA right after Chad and I met in September of '07. Seems like just yesterday...who would've thought we'd be here....
Okay, I set out not to be "one of those people" that never updated this thing. My apologies. Life is crazy right now and it's only going to get more crazy! We went home to ATL for Chad to speak at a DNOW this past weekend. Whirlwind trip! It was great to see my family and be back "home" for a few days, but I despise long car rides now. Don't get me wrong, I love spending the time with Chad --- but, I'm always worn out when we get back....and I don't even do the driving. (Isn't he great, he doesn't even make me drive?!!)
Anyways, we have one week until Spring Break and then we're heading back to ATL. The week is already packed with wedding "stuff" and appointments - every day! June 13th will be here before we know it. After that, we have our first wedding shower in Bruce, MS the weekend of March 29th...along with Chad's ordination into the ministry. Such exciting and busy times! I'll post pictures as they come.
Mississippi boy meets Georgia girl…in New Orleans! Yes, we met in seminary…and now we are married and living in Jonesboro, AR. We love traveling (which seems to be all we do these days), going to eat at the great restaurants in NOLA, and spending time with each other. Life is exciting these days. Hopefully, this will be a great way to keep in touch with our friends and family!