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Sacramento, Cali, United States
38 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Today's the day

It's 4am on my wedding day. I've been awake since 2:40am after a whole 2 hours of sleep. I suppose insomnia was expected but I still hoped for a good 6 hours. Oh sleep I can't wait till you stop avoiding me!
My head is swimming with details. Fantasizing about how this day will go. Wondering if I'll make it down the aisle before the tears start to flow. Anxious to start this new chapter in my life and in the journey that started 2 years ago when I met Devin.
So much work, planning, time, and love has gone into this day I know it's going to be amazing. And at the end of it I leave behind the single and sensational and embrace the wedded and wonderful.
To my mother, you have been my right hand through so much of this. From searching out venues to hunting for dress pants that fit E you were there to make it happen. Always willing to drop what you were doing to come along and find all the pieces it took to create my dream wedding. I love and appreciate you more than I could ever express.
To my bridesmaids, you ladies are awesome. No...seriously. I have some crazy talented women in my life and you three blow my mind. The time and love you've poured into me and this day is something I'll never forget. I am so grateful I picked each of you for the job!
To my family, friends, and soon to be in-laws thank you. All of you that have helped in any way have made the day that much more special. I love that each flower arrangement was made by hands I love. Each cookie and pie baked with love. Specialness at every part.
To my son, the "mommy's busy" answers are almost over. I'm so proud of you and I can't wait to shower you with the attention you've been missing these last few months. Know as we settle into a new life that you are so loved. And to my almost stepdaughters,  you are beautiful and I can't wait to see you walking down the aisle.  Our memory making as a party of 5 is going to be epic. I adore you both.
And lastly to my husband in matter of hours. Your patience and support through these last 6 months should earn you some sort of medal. I am so grateful for your love, so happy to say I Do, and so excited to grow old with you. God has brought us together and He will keep us together. Thank you for making me your bride.

Now that these thoughts are spelled out I pray I can fall asleep. 2 more hours at least please?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Falling....with style

12 days people. 12 DAYS!

This weekend has been non-stop wedding prep. At this point I would tell all future brides to simplify! Every DIY project you find on pinterest is at least 75% more work than it seems when you re-pin. But I'm feeling good about what's been crossed off my wedding spreadsheet and getting so excited for the BIG DAY!

I've never planned anything this big. I have certainly never spent this much money on any one thing. Except maybe a car. Hmmmmm...nope. I have had a break down or two. But as the vision I've had in my head for the past 6 months takes shape in front of me I get outright giddy. I know things aren't going to go exactly as I planned, I have been warned to set my expectations aside that day and just go with the flow. Know that no matter what happens it's still going to be the best day ever. Even if I fall flat on my face I'm going to look good doing it!

Falling with style, just like Buzz.

Yeah I took these right after the haircut photo's in my last post.  It was the last time I had my camera in my hand. I can't wait to take it to Maui on the honeymoon and get re-acquainted.  Ahhhhh... Maui.

In 12 days I am going to be a Mrs.  I can't wait to start a new life with my man.  My Mr. Wonderful.

I love you baby!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

E meets clippers

I have never let anyone else cut E's hair. Not because I don't trust anyone else, I'm no barber. He's blessed with curls and it makes for a very simple grab and crop process for haircuts. Why pay when his curls forgive my hack job? But Devin has been wanting to give him a cut for a while using his clippers. E agreed!

It wasn't quite as easy as my method, not easy at all in fact. But E was a trooper and I sort of love the retro circa 1990's skater do he has now.

He always looks older after a fresh cut.