Thursday, March 26, 2009


Its official!
We have ordered the majority of our Wedding Stationary! Here is what we have ordered:

Wedding Invitations
Wedding Invitation Envelopes
Response Cards
Notecards (Thank You Cards)
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Rehearsal Dinner Envelopes

All of these items have been customly designed for us to fit our wedding theme! Even the envelopes have a special design on the flap to match the invitations! They are gorgeous and I can't wait for you all to see them! Printing should be taking place within the next week or two!

Here is the stationary we have left to design and order:

Ceremony Programs
Reception Table Place Cards
Favor Tags
Matchbooks ( light the sparklers for our exit!...not for encouraging lung cancer!)

What do you think about custom designed matchbooks???

I am currently trying to schedule a lunch/invitation addressing party for my mom, Aaron's mom, and my bridesmaids. I can't wait to get together with all of them at once! It will be a great way for everyone to get to know each other, if they don't already! Plus, who doesn't love free food?

Also, my mom and I conquered the catering today with Mrs. Yvonne Cates. We had such a great time with her! I gave her my ideas and she seemed to get so excited to make it all happen! I'll tell you more about it on another post...I've done so good this week already! 3 posts in one week! Whew! I need to start drawing it out some more to keep you all coming back!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Knight in Shining Armor!

I realized it has been a while since I have posted a picture! This is a recent one of Aaron:

Here he is! My "Soon-To-Be-Hubby!" Wow...that is a crazy!!! Fishing is one of Aaron's favorite hobbies. I swear, he could do this every day for the rest of his life and be just fine and dandy!

How handsome is he?!?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



Aaron proposed on November 28th (the day after Thanksgiving) and we are officially at the half way mark! This means that in exactly 4 months I will be walking down the isle! Isn't that fabulous? We can't believe how fast the first half of our engagement has gone by! July 24th can't get here fast enough. We are so ready to be married!

Last week was my "vacation" from work, so I had some extra time to get wedding stuff taken care of. I made sure to relax and have a good time, though, by going up to Fayetteville to visit Aaron. We went to two Razorback baseball games! I swear I think its one of my very favorite things to do. I could sit out there all day as long as its nice weather! Part of my 'having a good time' is tending to all the wedding details. I just love it! I know it will all be over and done with in 4 months, so I am trying to soak it all up!

Last Friday my Mom and I went to Events Rental and Floral in Conway. We spent approximately 3 hours there browsing and brainstorming! It was fabulous! Everyone there was super nice and helpful. We finally got everything finalized and I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

On Sunday we had our first pre-marital counseling session with my pastor. We both loved every minute of it. He had such great advice and topics for us to discuss like conflict resolution, love languages, and other stuff like that. Its hilarious how similar Aaron and I are, but we're different in just enough areas to keep it lively! God made us and brought us together and I don't think He could have put together a better match. When we left my pastor's office we were both so googley-eyed at each other that it was ridiculous! He has never appeared more handsome, confident, and strong as a man of God than he did that day. It was such a delite to get to listen to his different answers to questions concerning me and our future! I can't wait to marry my "Knight in Shining Armor" and become his "Princess" (according to my pastor!) I love it!

We are still in constant contact with our wedding stationary consultant from Hobarts Printing. Every so often she will send proofs of envelopes, thank you cards, etc. for us to approve. Its wonderful seeing all of her creative designs. Its especially great seeing it all come together perfectly!

On Thursday we will go meet with our caterer. I think this is the last 'Big' thing we have left to finalize and pin down. Everything else is simply minor odds and ends left to tie together. Its amazing how perfectly and quickly things are coming together!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thank You Tuesday: Everyone!

My birthday was Saturday and I want to say 'Thank You' to everyone that helped make it very special!

Aaron came home Friday night, which was special enough, and we went to eat at The Butcher Shop. It was delicious! I had all my favorites...which includes crab cakes and creme brulee :-)

On Saturday, Aaron and I went to eat a very early breakfast at the good ol' Waffle House. Usually this is very delicious and we both loooove to eat some hashbrowns. Well, let's just say that this was a very 'different' experience. That's all I can say without getting nauseous...ugh...
Moving on! Saturday was kind of cloudy and dreary so we relaxed all day at my house, just enjoying not having to rush around being busy. My mom had bought a special sweet treat for me to enjoy! Aaron's mom stopped by to visit for a little bit and I opened a few presents before dinner. Aaron and his mom really think alike because they both wrapped their gifts in black, white, and green like our wedding colors! Here is a look at Aaron's fabulous wrapping job that usually takes him about 45 minutes per matter the size of the present :-)

Part of Aaron's gift was two of these apothecary jars. I adore apothecary jars. i think they are perfect to use for decorating. They make so many different shapes and sizes, but this one is perfect. I can't wait to put them in our house...which we don't have yet...but, I'm sure it will look beautiful!
Afterward, Aaron and I met my family for dinner. At the end of dinner a cake was brought out for me and here is why it was so special! 1) my sister and her family made it 2) it was my favorite...yellow cake with chocolate icing! 3) Jimmy, my brother-in-law, was very involved in how it would be decorated, apparently, and even made his family take an extra trip to Wal-Mart to get the right color icing :-) Hilarious! 4) this was sitting on top of the cake:

Cute, right? Here is the reason behind this: My brother-in-law is REALLY into Nascar and he's a HUGE Earnhardt, Jr. fan. He, also, despises Jeff Gordon. So, Aaron and I have always loved giving him a hard time by telling him that we were going to be Jeff Gordon shirts and toys for his two daughters. He gets so worked up about this and its too funny! Trying to be a wise guy, he put the Jeff Gordon car on my cake, as if to say that I'm his biggest fan! Plus, I turned 24 which was perfectly coincidental!
Today I had an appointment with Events Rental in Conway, but they had to cancel due to over it. I was really hoping to get a lot of wedding tasks completed this week since I am off work. Hopefully we will reschedule for Friday. That would be ideal.
Since I'm off work, I'm heading to Fayetteville for a couple of days. There are baseball games today and tomorrow that Aaron and I are going to. We are so excited to have this extra time to spend together! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 13, 2009


I am officially back from the world without internet! Blogging on my cell phone just isn't as fabulous as bloggin on a REAL computer. Our internet problems are now gone and I'm capable of updating you on wedding planning progress...FINALLLY!

Last Tuesday, me and my mom went cake tasting at a couple of different bakeries. I've already told you about our initial trouble with choosing a bakery and the expensive delivery fee (even though it was going to have to be delivered from Rick's in Fayetteville to Benton!) So, when we sat down with the wedding consultant from Community Bakery we were ecstatic! Their cake's were delicious! The consultant was very friendly and accomodating to all of our needs and questions. I took several pictures of ideas I had for each of the three cakes (rehearsal dinner cake, wedding cake, and groom's cake) and she seemed very pleased to have such an "organized Bride" ! Hahaha! I promise I do try to be! If there was ever a question that the cake designer would not be capable of doing something consultant would go to her and confirm that she could. It was wonderful because, on a couple of our cakes, we wanted to be very specific about what they looked like. I don't want to spoil the surprise just yet about what the cakes will look like, but I will tell you this...I think I am more excited about the groom's cake that we designed for Aaron! Shouldn't there be something wrong with that? I think I am going to love it every bit as much as he will! So, all three cakes are ordered and it feels so great to be able to check another thing of my lengthy "To-Do" list!

Aaron is coming home tonight after we spent the past two weeks apart. Needless to say we are super pumped and can't wait to see each other! We are meeting in Little Rock on his way through to go eat for my birthday, so I am really excited. Tomorrow we are going out to eat with my family to celebrate on my actual birthday!

Today is my best friend/MOH's and my "joint birthday"! Her birthday is the 12th and mine is the 14th, so for the past couple of year's we have tried to celebrate on the 13th. Tonight, we both have celebrations going on for our own birthdays, but I still want to wish her a happy "Joint Birthday"! Can't wait to celebrate with you, Haley! This is a picture of her 2 years ago at our birthday dinner:

Monday, March 09, 2009

So much to blog, So little time!

Since the last post lots of things have taken place that I want to share with you!
Aaron and I spent the past weekend apart, again. It truly gets tougher each time. Luckily he gets to come home this weekend to help me celebrate my birthday on Saturday. Woo hoo, 24! This is my 5th birthday to share with Aaron!
I am off tomorrow and plan on tackling a long to-do list that includes getting a new driver's license and tasting cake. Wish me luck! Hopefully it will turn out better than at Rick's (but I promise I'm still a fan!) I wish Aaron could join me and my mom, but some places only schedule these appointments on certain week days.
I'll update on how it went tomorrow, hopefully! My internet has been giving me fits, so we'll have to wait and see if we will be getting along tomorrow evening!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Weekend Recap & Wedding Cakes

Last weekend was my long weekend and it was so great. I needed a little break and time to relax. Its always extremely nice to get to spend a little extra time with Aaron, too! I went up on Friday and we went to the baseball game. It was freeeeeezing, but we won and it was a blast. Baseball is my favorite! I love sitting out there just relaxing and Aaron loves the kettle corn :-)
It snowed mostly all day on Saturday, which just seemed crazy. I was gearing up for spring weather and getting pretty excited about it! Since the baseball game cancelled, Aaron and I spent our morning indoors. It was super nice to spend a Saturday relaxing and not rushing to this place and that place. We watched a movie, I organized some of our wedding gifts, and he cleaned the house. It was fantastic. It's so fun for us to catch these little glimpses of what our life is going to be like. We couldn't help but get excited about it! The little things mean the world to us.
Aaron and I had an appointment later that day at Rick's Bakery to discuss wedding cakes. I was a little disappointed at the amount of money they wanted to charge to deliver it. Of course they would've had to deliver it to Benton, but was ridiculous. So....that lead me to start searching for another bakery. This is a very hard decision for me because I am a devoted Rick's Bakery customer! We have a couple of appointments next week for tasting and consultation, so wish us luck! (Aaron had a little car trouble on Saturday, so say a prayer for the Pathfinder. We need it to stick around a little longer!)

Sunday was such a fun day! The 1994 National Championship team was in town for 'Celebration of a Championship.' We got in line to go inside around 11:30. It was freeeeezing and they opened the door 15 minutes later than they said they would. I literally thought my fingers would never work properly, again! (Remind me to tell you about Aaron's groomsmens' gifts after the wedding. Some of the guys still don't know and its such a great idea!)

Aaron and I stood in line to get some autographs from the players and Coach Richardson. It was a blast! We missed the viewing of the Championship Game, but caught glimpses while getting autographs. We stayed for the basketball game (which we won!) and then met up with his parents and sister for dinner. Its always so good to see them!
So, even though our wedding cake consultation didn't end with us having the cakes taken care of, we got a good idea of what we want! Hopefully our next 2 appointments will go better!