Friday, June 27, 2008


Sunday, June 22, 2008

5 days!


So, still no pictures from shower #2, but I did have shower #3 and it was a fun one too! Bethany (with the help of Kelly & Rachel) threw a great bridal shower! There was muffins and juice and presents and games and all kinds of fun stuff. It was also good to catch up with friends - thanks to Laura, Kara, Amanda, Courtney, and Ra for making it to the party!

After the party, Bethany, Kelly, & I made a trip to Washington Square to spend some gift cards. A few hours later, we came out with awesome purchases.

Now I am home, in Bend, with Kelly, getting everything together for Friday. Bridesmaids will be arriving on Tuesday & Wednesday and then the party really begins =)

Stay tuned for more events (& maybe some pictures)...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shower #2

Last Sunday, my wonderful sister-to-be threw Sam and I a couple's shower in Sandy and it was great. I was a little nervous because I don't know all that many people, but Laura did a great job setting up (with help from Donna, of course!) and all the little touches meant a lot.

Laura made up a game called 'Fact or Fiction' using different facts (some true, some false) about Sam and I and had the guests of the shower decide if they were true or false. It was fun and people learned a lot about the two of us. Sam's grandpa also gave us a little prayer and Laura did a sweet devotional that I will forever remember.

Sam and I also got a lot of cool stuff from some generous people! BBQ, patio table & chairs, KitchenAid mixer, Fiestaware, etc. It was awesome! Still can't wait to move into the house and play with all our toys!!!

The party ended with a touching prayer from Matt, Sam's younger brother. I really am marrying into a great family!

Oh and on other news... KELLY IS HOME!!! I was lucky enough to steal her away for a couple hours on Sunday to bring her with me to the shower. She looks beautiful and we just fell into the way we used to be... it felt SO good! I can't wait to pick her up on Sunday and be practically inseparable for 2 weeks -- watch out Bend!

Last day of work is tomorrow and tomorrow also marks the 2 weeks countdown... I'm excited!

Stay tuned for pictures and more!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Phil!

I'm sure glad to call you my father-in-law in a few weeks =)

p.s. Happy Birthday (yesterday) Dan!


That's right, my best friend, my roommate, my maid of honor has returned from the land of Thai to stand next to me as I embark on this next big step in my life (I'm getting married in 24 days!).

When I looked at my phone to see who was calling, my heart skipped a beat when I saw her name on my caller ID. She knows so much about me and has always been a supporter of me and I could never ask for a better best friend.

Although I don't get to see her until Sunday, I can sleep soundly knowing that I do get to see her in less than a week. Oh boy, she's awesome and if you don't know her, maybe you should.

I love you giraffe! <3

Sunday, June 1, 2008

DIRT! Lots of it. Actually 16 yards worth of good top soil. Sounds fun huh?

Sam and I are trying to landscape our back yard and since it was about 90% rocks and clay, we have to cover that with top soil and then put sod down (sidenote: we might not be doing it right, but it the only way we see it working for us). We are hoping to have this done before I move down there in 26 days, but who knows.

We definitely have a busy month ahead of us, so I'll keep you updated.

Kelly comes home in 2 days! Woohoo! I can't express my excitement, so explanation points will have to do !!!!!!!!