Tuesday, June 30, 2009

FBC Shower!

Aaron and I are extremely blessed to have so many thoughtful people surrounding us! Last Sunday, my church hosted a shower for us and it was absolutely great! The hostesses did such an amazing job with all of the decorations and the food was delicious!

Here are 9 out of 10 of the super sweet and fabulous hostesses!
Aren't they all so beautiful! We are so thankful for each and every one of you!
Left to Right: Allison (getting married in December!), Mrs. Debbie, Mrs. Payton, Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Reynolds, Cassie, Mrs. Bridges, Melinda, and Meagan (also getting married in July!). We were missing Mrs. Denise!

Here are some pics of the great decorations! (Shout out to Benfield Photography for the great engagement pics!)
The hostesses did such a great job incorporating our colors!

Look at these adorable cupcakes! They have H's on them! Everyone knows I love a good monogram! :-)

Here are 4 out of 6 of my bridesmaids!
I just adore every single one of them!

Left to Right: Leah (MOH), Nichole, Haley (MOH), and Michelle.

It is such a blessing to get to share each and every exciting moment of this time with such special people! I love you girls!

This was Nichole's first shower, so we were both soooo excited to finally get to see each other!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped with the shower and thank you to everyone who attended. Each of you made it so special! Thanks!

***Also, we want to say a huge thank you to Aaron's Aunt Amy.
(In the middle, in the purple) She drove all the way from Mississippi, on Sunday morning, to make it to the shower! How sweet is she??? Then, after the shower, she drove straight back to Mississippi! Thank you so much Amy for coming! We were so glad to get to see you and share some wedding excitement with you in person!

Friday, June 26, 2009

4 WEEKS!!!

Wednesday was the 1 Month marker and I completely forgot to blog about it!!! But today is.....
We are both sooo excited! Aaron is home this weekend and playing in a softball tournament. Also, Sunday is our wedding shower at my church. Needless to say, we are going to have a VERY busy weekend! But we couldn't be more excited!!!

I didn't want to post without a picture, so here is a picture of an awesome gift Aaron got at the Honey Do Cookout. We both LOVED it! It is a HUGE Razorback wall plaque from Aaron's parents and both sets of grandparents. FABULOUS!

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Honey-Do Shower: The Man Toys!

Finally, you get to see all of Aaron's new man toys! He was so excited when he found out about the "Honey-Do" Cook Out and even more excited when he saw all of the neat things he got!

So, here they are! All of Aaron's new tools and gadgets he gets to play with!
Here's a list of the new toys : a shop vac, vice grips, a water hose with three nozzles, hedge cutters, DUCT TAPE!, hammer, measuring tapes, laser level, wrenches, extension cords, drimmel and drimmel head attachments, screwdriver set, leaf blower and vacuum, drill set, and a few gift cards!

A big thank you from both of us (from Aaron-for the toys, from me-for suppling my future Mr. with all he needs to complete my future lists!) : The Albey's; Mama and Papa; Jason and Jess; Tommy and Lori; Leah; Michelle; Steve and Marilyn; Memaw and Pa; Nathan; my Dad; Murph; Donald and Becky; Aaron's Dad; Janice. Thank you so much!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Honey-Do Cook Out: Decorations and Guests!

So, I've been really busy this week! Didn't have as much time to blog as I would have liked, but I'll have a little more free time, now! I just finished teaching the junior high dance team three routines for the coming year. I had a great time and the girls were all so sweet! It will be nice, though, to really focus on the wedding!

As you know we just recently had the Honey-Do Cook Out and it was a blast! It almost rained on us, but luckily it held off! Lori Richards and the rest of the hostesses and hosts did such a great job with the entire cookout. Every detail was attended to! Here are some pictures of the layout!

Lots of our family and friends were able to attend the cook, which made it so much fun! Here is a few pictures of some of the guests!

We all had such a great time! I love the idea of preparing the Groom for all of his tasks on his "Honey-Do List!" (I know how you love those lists, Aaron!) More on the gifts this weekend.....and on the bridal portraits! (I was able to view them for the first time today! No sneak peaks for anyone though!)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bridal Portrait Session!

Last week was such a busy week for me! It is all such a whirlwind, but worth it! In all of the hustle and bustle, I completely forgot to post about my bridal session! I couldn't believe this to be true intially, mainly because I have been thinking about the session every day since then!

So here is the low-down on the session:


I had the best time! I traveled up to Fayetteville on Saturday, the 6th. It was pretty tricky trying to get all of the stuff that I would need for the shoot, up to Fayetteville! It was even harder trying to get it all into Aaron's house without him seeing it!

When I got there, Aaron and I went to look at a house he found earlier in the week. We spent a while looking over the house making sure we both loved it, which we did (more on that later!!!), and then went to dinner.

On Sunday, Amberlee from Wild Ivy and my mom drove up to Fayetteville to help me get ready for the shoot! When they got to Aaron's house, we kicked him out! (We love you Aaron, but you have to wait until The Big Day to see me!) It was so sweet of both of them to drive all the way to Fayetteville! I couldn't be more appreciative! And thanks Aaron for keeping yourself busy that day!

Amberlee did my hair and helped with my make-up, while mom helped me get dressed at the end. It was like a mini-rehearsal of the big day! We were able to take our time getting ready, which is always great! It was such an amazing feeling once I was completely ready, from head to toe. I could barely hold in all of the excitement!

Finally, we were off to meet up with Dale and Meredith. It was so great to see them! (Aaron was a little jealous that I got to hang out with them, again!) The shoot was perfect! It was a little warm outside, but there was a slight breeze which helped, A LOT. Plus, it was partly cloudy, so Dale and Meredith had sun when they wanted it and shade when they didn't. I think that will make for a great variety of pictures!

All in all, it was a perfect day! Amberlee and my mom were so helpful! I don't know what I would have done without them! They helped me carry my flowers, my dress, etc., as I moved around from spot to spot. Amberlee even brought her "Everything Bag" and sprayed my hair when the wind made it wild! Everything played out just as I hoped it would.

I'm still anxiously waiting to see the pictures, as I'm sure you can imagine! Once I see them, I'll let you know what I think!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Honey-Do Cook Out: Hosts and Hostesses!

Last Saturday, we were honored with a cook out shower! It was one of the neatest showers I have ever been too! The theme was "Honey-Do" which meant tools and gadgets for Aaron. He was so excited and so was I because we all know the boys don't get as excited about china as we do!
The hosts and hostesses are part of the group that Aaron's parents tailgate with at Razorback games. They were all so sweet for throwing us this shower! I couldn't believe how much work they put into it! They truly went above and beyond! We, both, absolutely loved it and so did all of the guests!

So, here they are! The "Tailgating Crew!" (minus the men!)
Left to Right: Lori Richard (and Tommy), Marilyn Jordan (and Steve), Lita Gattis (and Keith), and Becky Fulcher (and Donald).

Again, thank you all so much for such a great time! Everything was perfect! Y'all are the BEST!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

50 Days!!!

***Short post because I said I wasn't blogging until next week to give me some time to get stuff accomplished!


Is it just me or is that totally exciting!!!

As most of you know, Aaron and I were friends for four years before we started dating. We went on two dates within that four year period. Then, one night we went to see a movie (Friday Night Lights to be exact!) and the rest is history! Just for fun, I thought I'd show you a picture of us from that one night that started it all!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Teacher Shower Thank You's: Towels and Home Decor!

More Wedding Shower Fabulousness! This post will finish off the teacher shower because I'm going to be pretty busy over the next week. I've fallen a little behind on 'Thank You' cards and other wedding tasks, plus, I'm choreographing 3 routines for the junior high! I am NEVER a procrastinator...it literally drives me insane if I do procrastinate...but, this wedding blogging is so much fun! But, still...its about time I get things taken care of!

Let's start with china and crystal! I can't wait to have a china cabinet so I can display all of this gorgeous stuff!
Thank You: Ms. Donna; Ms. Lisa and Melanie; Ms. Counts; Ms. Orrick; Mrs. White, Mrs. Hammer, Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Wiedmeire, Mrs. Qualls, Mrs. Stillwell; Mrs. Lovell and Mrs. Alsobrook; Ms. Brenda; Aaron's Memaw and Pa. Thank you all so much! Its all so beautiful! It'll be such a treasure to keep in our family for years to come! .....Our Family..... :-)
Next...Towels! Towels are such a great gift because no one can ever have too many!
Thank you: My Mom and Dad; Leah; Mrs. Cates; Mr. and Mrs. Coffman. Thank you soooo much! They are all so soft and pretty!
Next...Home decor! This stuff is so great! When we decorate our house (which we are still looking for, by the way!) it will be sooooo nice to have a few things to use to make it feel like a home!

Thank you: Ms. Faucet, Ms. Nalley, Ms. Jacobs, Ms. Jordan, Ms. Elmore (the coasters are another part of the Drake Design Home Collection! Fabulous!); Mrs. Bethel (the red pinecone Christmas ornaments! If you know me, you know that I LOVE Christmas decorations, so they are perfect!); Ms. Wright; Ms. Betty Berry. Thank you all so much for helping us make our future home more "homey"!

Now for the gifts that weren't pictured, like gift cards, etc.! We are so thankful for all of your gifts too! We just want to make sure you know it! So, Thank You: Ms. Herzfeld; Ms. Curtis; Ms. Butler and Ms. Perry.


I have my bridal portrait "make-up" session on Sunday with Dale and Meredith from Benfield Photography!!! If you remember, my last session in Little Rock was cancelled due to crummy weather. This weekend's session is going to be in Fayetteville, which I'm pretty excited about because our photogs are from there and really know the area well! They are so good at choosing awesome locations that turn out so GLAMOROUS in the portraits!!

I am so super pumped about it! I haven't seen the photogs since January! Aaron and I had such a great time with them during the Engagement Session, so I know this one will be a blast too! I hope the portraits turn out fabulous! All of their bridal portraits are super "fashion-y" if that's even a word!!! I am soooo excited to get in to that dress I can't hardly stand it!!!

The girl who does my hair will be going up to Fayetteville, too, to do my hair and such! Yay! She is so sweet for coming along.

I will let you know how it all goes!

Monday, June 01, 2009

House Hunting and Thank You's: Serving Pieces!

Aaron and I did some house hunting this weekend. We found a few that we like, but nothing for sure yet. It'll be sooooo great once we find a place so we can start getting it settled in!

We still have some great gifts that we haven't shown you, yet! So here's a look at some serving pieces! I love pretty serving pieces because some day I want to be a FAB hostess!!
Thank you to all of the following for some really great pieces: Grandma Fullington; Mr. and Mrs. Brown (Part of the Drake Design Home Collection!); Mrs. Stout (She made the off-white bowl with the red distressing! Isn't it GREAT!?!); Aaron's parents (The salad bowl to match our other pieces!); Ms. Baker; Mrs. Schrader; Ms. Rankin and Ms. Arflin (gift not pictured, sorry! but we love the Razorback serving piece!)
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!