Sunday, September 7, 2014


I feel so many wonderful feelings right now. And I just had to stop and take a minute to share them with you.

I am in a whirlwind of blessings. It’s just amazing how many wonderful and amazing and exciting things are keeping me busy.

Right now, I’m sitting on my couch, watching Dawson’s Creek on DVD in our new condo.

That’s right. JOSH AND I BOUGHT A CONDO!!!! The whole experience has been such a crazy thing… happening right before our wedding. Which is in less than one week! I mean, how did we even get here?!

Once we hit two weeks out from the wedding things got very exciting. We’re coordinating with all of the vendors, doing the favors, place cards, menus, programs, decorations, seating charts, bridal party gifts, music, etc. And my dress! And Josh’s suit!

Amidst of all this joy, we’ve also experienced some sadness. My mom had to put down her horse and my childhood dog Max in the same day. Last week hit us all hard but especially my mom. We are lucky because Max and Ladd had very long, very happy lives, but losing them still hurts. It put everything for the wedding in perspective a bit. As my mom grieves, our family has rallied around her. Her friends and those of us in VA and even out of the state have come to be present for her and to remember Max and Ladd. I had a moment (of course feeling very sad over Max) where I looked around at my Aunt, cousin, step-dad, and mom eating Chinese food and mourning Max and Ladd and I realized that this is what life is about. It’s about the people (and animals too!) in our lives. It’s about being together. Being present for each other. Consistently and without fail.

That is what I want in my marriage and that is what this coming week is all about. My family and my friends are coming from far and wide to celebrate with me and be by my side as I choose Josh. I haven’t cried once in my wedding dress but I’m crying just thinking of all the love that will surround me this weekend. I cannot wait to get married and I can’t wait to say my vows in front of the people who mean the most to me in the world.


I have so many posts to write with all the details of the house, and the wedding prep and my bachelorette party and just everything. But this update will have to do for now. I’m a little busy being grateful for all the wonderful things keeping me busy. ☺

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