aunts, cousins, Mom and sister-in-law
Wanna know one of my favorite things about wedding planning?
People who love you are amazing! I feel so humbled and blessed by the people who are surrounding me and celebrating with me during this time!
I've been reflecting on all of the people who have helped and are helping me (some of whom are pictured above!) and I am just humbled, in awe, sooo grateful and BLESSED!!!
Here's a sampling:
Adrian ~ is always there to encourage me, tells me he appreciates me planning our wedding, is my "idea man", cares for me when I'm stressed and in tears, reminds me to have fun planning because isn't that the point, is all around WONDERFUL!
Bible study and church friends who are so happy for us and want to hear about wedding plans, suggest photographers and videographers and florists, etc. and are there week in and week out
blog friends, some who I know in person and some who I don't who offer encouragement, advice, opinions and just share in a camaraderie during this time
My sister-in-law Mandy who was my right arm while I was in Houston, listened to endless wedding talk, went with me to register (such fun!), shopped with me, helped me with errands and was just all around fabulous and supportive AND has one of the cutest kids in the world!
Brad and Britney who came over for ice cream and to share their wedding pics
college friends from far and wide have told me that they pla
n to be at my wedding, knowing that someone will fly from Alaska or Tennessee or Oklahoma or Arkansas or wherever to be with me and celebrate with me is a blessing beyond words
my Dad - for being so generous and for encouraging me to just not worry about any of it, for sitting down and creating an excel spreadsheet with me so I could get my mind wrapped around the money part of this venture, for helping me to get to this place in my life
my friend Darla who offered that even though we don't see each other that much anymore, she'd love to help me with things!
My friend Jenny is Mo for a wonderful weekend there planning!
Dee Dee and Katie who advised me on engagement pic locations - you guys are great!
my aunt Gail for offering to help sew tablerunners, tie bows, etc. Priceless and so appreciated!
My friend Meredith for designing invitations and for sooo much more!
my cousin Jonathan for helping me sooo much with the entire invitation process!
my cousin Emily, Aunt Terry, Uncle Lynn and the whole family for being excited for and with me, helping me in the search for cake plates, helping to sew table runners and planning a yummy surprise for the wedding!
My Aunt Terry's sister, Gwen for offering to do just anything!
My grandma, Sweetie, she is doing so much! She helped me wrap little bottles of bubbles, polished silver for us, will make things, bought cake plates, is so interested in everything and reads and e-mails me a response to every blog post!
my friends Emily, Rachel and Sarah for talking with me and listening, calling me, being interested in ideas, Rachel offering to host one of my showers in her home, emily and i having long phone chats long distance and for her prayers, Sarah going shopping with me, you girls are jewels! This all bowls me over!
My friend Marla, for hosting a shower, coming to showers, doing as much as she can with a little teeny tiny baby in tow! :) Remembering important things, being an all around encourager and prayer, she and Trey being wonderful "couple friends" as well.
my sweet friend Erin and her husband Adam and their wonderful kiddos throwing us a "typing the knot" dinner party, giving me such a neat bride stationary set, doing fabulous shower invitations, being wonderful "couple friends" to us, being interested in plans and details, giving advice and on and on!
friends here and there who have given their heartfelt and exuberant congratulations over e-mails, phone messages, cards and even gifts - it feels good to know you're loved and remembered
Missouri friends - Dave and Karin who gave me a fantastic chair in the wedding colors and searched through the barn to find their supply of old blue glass canning jars for me to use! Priceless! Sally and the Wendy, Micaela and Amanda for going on antiquing adventures in the midwest looking for wedding decor
even my mom's co-worker's daughter who lives in the city where the wedding will be held and is going to ask around for a good hairdresser for me! how kind is that?!
My friend Holly who went with me to visit a florist, sat through the whole meeting with me, took notes, asked questions I hadn't thought of and smoothly kept the whole thing on track! It was great! She unselfishly served me and I sooo appreciated it and we had a great time hanging out.
people in Houston and Dallas, from my present church and from churches I've attended in the past, high school friends and college friends throwing me showers - it is an amazingly humbling feeling! I appreciate it soo much, you guys! (More about the shower later!)
I am sure I have left someone out and I do not mean to at all so please forgive me if I have! Thank you all! Kelly