Monday, February 16, 2009

50,50, 50!

So I know red is kind of a bright color, but I need bright to tell this exciting news. First of all, I had been putting off posting for awhile because I really wanted my 50th blog to be special. 50 blogs! Wow! I can't believe I stuck with this whole blogging thing. Anyway, I wish I could have a drum roll on here, but here is the big news.

I'm getting married!!!!!

Big T proposed very sweetly and romantically on Valentine's Day. It was perfect. I can show you all the ring, but it is being hand crafted in Dublin, Ireland. It isn't here yet, but it will be. For now, I am going to order the cheap cubic zirconium version so I have something to show people. You gotta love the innocence of broke college kids. :)

I have also picked out a dress that I would really like. I have known, like many girls, what I have wanted for a long time. It is just simple, but I love it!

The sash will be brown instead of red, but I love the way it flows straight down, and I love the simplicity of it. I also love that I can throw in a splash of my own color to tie it all into my Fall theme.

With the help of my older sister, I have already picked out my invitations at Michael's. They were on clearance! They are orange and yellow with paisleys, and I love them! I also got my thank yous, and they are brown. We picked up some flowers to play around with for my bridal bouquet, and we humorously dug through a huge pile of clearance ribbon to get the colors I wanted.

We are thinking of a September wedding this year. I never wanted a drawn out engagement. I know he is the one, and I want the wedding to be here. I can't wait to have my own wedding day to cherish, and I know it is going to be beautiful! I have so many wonderful women in my life that can help me, and I know my mom will be floating around me the whole time. I just can't wait or contain the excitement, joy, or honor I am feeling that someone wants to spend the rest of their life with me. Me!!

I can show you the gift I made by hand for Big T for Valentine's Day, too. I think this gave him the real push he needed to know I was the one for him. ;) You'll see the humor, too. :)

If any of you have ever seen Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, you might recognize this little guy. It is a loom knit Jack Skellington doll! Nightmare Before Christmas is Big T's favorite movie. He has a collection of interesting things that are Nightmare Before Christmas including but not limited to: this doll, a quilt my sister made and put iron on scenes from the movie, notebooks, t-shirts, and a set of Russian dolls, the ones that stack up inside of each other. If you don't know who this is, google Jack Skellington and click on Images. You will see that my version is quite overstuffed, but Big T loved him just the same. :)

The flowers he is pictured with are my creation from this morning. I think this will be my bridal bouquet! I love it, and I am so excited to have another thing to cross of the "To Do..." list.

Yes, I am as overwhelmed as you all, but I hope you have enjoyed my pictures and you are feeling included. I am so excited, I can hardly stand it, but I will try not to get myself in too deep and actually enjoy this process. ;) Much love to you all! xoxoxoxoxo


  1. I think you are both lucky to have found such good people. I am happy for you both and just let me know what i can do to help...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  2. Very, very exciting!! Beautiful dress and I love the idea of a fall theme. Cute nightmare before christmas guy!

  3. My head is spinning just reading the post, so I ought to be great help through out this process!

  4. Still sooo happy and bubbly for your news!! You know when you have found the right one, even though sometimes you just want to ....., but you know it and you sure have it with T!! congrats and I will help with what ever you need, just let me know!

  5. First off - Congratulations! This is a fun time! I'm still an newlywed (1st anniversary is in May) so I remember the uber excitement, and stress, I felt. Take it all in. :)

    Secondly, I always knew exactly what I wanted in a dress. Let me tell you though, after you start trying them on, you will be amazed at what really makes you happy.

  6. Wish I lived closer to help you. I am so happy for you both. I had a feeling it was coming you two are perfect for each other. Sounds like you have everything undercontrol. WOW!!!!!!! Let me know what I can do to help. If I know ahead of time I might be able to sneak home a couple of weekends. Love Ya....You are going to be BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!!!!!!

  7. Congratulations! That's great news, I hope you have a lot of fun planning the wedding, that dress is just beautiful.
    The little Jack Skellington is so sweet, you're really talented.
    P.S. Thanks for the tip about the crochet book, I'll look it up at the library.

  8. Congratulations! I love your ring! It is stunning. Best wishes to you!