Taking A Break

I know, I know...another break. But it's necessary.

The past few weeks I've been extremely stressed out. All of the tiny details that go into moving TWICE in 2 months, plus starting my new job, and getting everything taken care of for J to start school and the Reserves.....on top of both of us working full-time and getting myself ready for school.....it's just too much.

Blogging has always been my outlet for relieving stress and keeping in touch with you wonderful women, but if something needs to take the back burner for a bit, it's the blog. Everything in my life has been very quickly unraveling and I need to concentrate on what NEEDS to be done rather than what I WANT to do.

We've only got 3 weeks until we're outta here and then we're headed to Washington to visit my little brother, so its crunch time, and then I'll hopefully be able to jump back into blogging, full steam ahead.

Just know how much I love and adore each and every one of you! See you soon.


Last Minute Wedding Details

This post isn't too interesting (sorry!) - just a few pictures of my trial hair and make-up and dress alterations. :)

My momma and I at my first of many alterations appointments.

The details before they were snazzed up.
The dress before being snazzed up and pack away for the ceremony!
Hm...think this is hot enough for a wedding up do?
Gettin' my hair did by the lovely Adair. If you need your hair or make-up done in the suburbs of Chicago, give her a call! She's amazing.
The finished product! :)
So there you have it...my alterations and trial hair/make-up. Exciting stuff! ;) We're approaching the grand finale so stay tuned! :)


My Second Shower

Back to the wedding madness!

My second shower was hosted by the Women's Ministry of my parents' church back home in Illinois. For every bride-to-be they host a shower where many of the women in the church chip in for gifts and food. It is such a fantastic outreach and I'm so blessed that I was able to a part of this great tradition!

Gorgeous flowers.
Mmm. :)
These were so good!
The yummy spread!

I loved how they incorporated our wedding colors.
My beautiful mother. :)
The lovely hostesses, Wendy and Jodi.
One of my bestest friends, Chelsea!
Chelsea, myself, and her mom (one of my many "mothers"), Pam.
Chels and I with our mamas.
Some of the ladies from the church.
Kathy (another one of my "mothers" and I.
I have no idea what we were talking about. Haha!
Kathy did the devotional, based on the book Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. I highly recommend this book!
Opening gifts.
I cannot tell you how many wonderful women attended this shower and gave us gifts (as well as love and support) because there were just too many, some I didn't even know! As I said, Joshua and I were incredibly blessed to be a part of this ministry and I hope to be able to participate in more showers for others over the summer while we're in town.