Thursday, April 30, 2009
We also received our homework assignment to work on for the next meeting. It's about money. Hopefully it isn't about money and the Bible, I'll probably fail again.
The most interesting thing was when Jim talked to us about misinterpretation and the Bible, getting only part of the verse and not reading things in context. To all my great aunts and uncles who are following this, thank you so much for teaching me "Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people." It helped yesterday!!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I wonder if the questions will be harder than that? If there will be checklists, or packets. If we will have to talk about what would make our marriage fail. I'm excited and nervous all at once.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Deciding on a final for the invitation is at the top of this week's "to do" list. The "Save the Date" was so easy! There are many "cute" or "pretty" options and we're trying to pick the one that says "us" the best. We also need to pick a company for our wedding favors and a design for surprising the bridal party, and something for the teenagers in our lives who are participating in the wedding.
My officemate told me that her great grandparents got married on a Tuesday after lunch. They walked to the church, the minister married them, her mother made pie and the newlyweds moved to a small house on the family property that night. My mom could make stiky buns, maybe the minister could meet with us on a Thursday before scouts? Too bad I don't want to live in the shed behind Brian's parents house, we could have made this a lot easier!
The wedding day will be something that we will always remember and we have already decided that this is an event for all our guests. Many brides talk about their "big day". What I really want is a fun day for all the people that we love!
Monday, April 27, 2009
My old neighborhood is a little rough (ok so there was a murder less than a half a mile away not so long ago and a shooting less than 3 weeks ago) so we got up REALLY early (left my house at 0500) on Sunday and moved stuff out of my garage over there to the new house. It is amazing that our "oversized" two car garage is almost full.... thankfully we are moving mostly furniture and current clothing from our two homes into the nest. More thankfully, we bought during garage sale season and we will be having a GIANT sale. Now to find the time to price and sort.
Friday, April 24, 2009
This weekend we will be moving more things into our new nest, Erik will compete in State Piano competition and the three of us will have a picnic with our scouts. On top of that is more homework. Seriously, I will somehow find time to get the master bedroom painted so that Brian can get moved in!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Happy Earth Day everyone! Do something meaningful and green!
Monday, April 20, 2009
On the way home from Ord, we were talking, that we are both REALLY looking forward to the wedding. This is one of those events in your life that, at least for us, is hard not to be excited about. This haircut was kind of a metaphor for the wedding. A very different end that what we have now, but something to be REALLY excited about at the same time. We want all of you to be excited also. We want you to join us on our special day, and we really want you to have fun!!! This is going to be a fun wedding. Kind of similar to getting a new hair style!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Our bell choir played for Jane today. (Brian and I both ring bass handbells) It was hard, sad, and full of love for her. After the service strangers walked up and told us that it was a beautiful tribute to her. Some of them knew who we were, even if we didn't know them, and some of them knew that we were getting married. Jane shared not only her happiness, but also the happiness of others. She was excited for us. We were excited to have her expertise as a part of our special day. On the day of our wedding I want us to do something to memorialize Jane. Something that we will know and can share with others. She has touched my life forever.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This weekend we will be taking Erik to the "Spring Game". For those who don't live and breath Husker football this is the spring scrimmage to see what the team will look like for next year. On Sunday we will travel to Ord, Nebraska (I don't know the exact number of people but let's say less than 500) to see the Duryea's and hopefully get something done with my hair!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Yesterday morning we lost a dear friend that we did not get to love nearly long enough. Our sweet and loving friend Jane died of complications from diabetes. Last summer we spent our week in the Boundary Waters with her son and husband. She was probably the most loving and giving woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and she will leave a hole in the lives of all that she touched. Today say prayers for ALL the people that you love. I am trying to remember that Jane got to spend Easter with Jesus and that she is lucky for that. But I confess, I am sad that she wasn't with me.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Next weekend my mother and I hope to start the seeds for the live plants and flowers that will be at the church and reception hall on our wedding day. If you know of hardy, and pretty purple or white flowers that will still be blooming in September and look lovely in either an arrangement or potted please let me know. We will take all the help and suggestions that we can get!