Saturday, January 30, 2010

They're here, they're here!

Last month, I wrote about picking out the bridesmaids' dresses and shoes. Well, they're here! Ok, let me back up a minute. When the girls ordered the dresses back in December, the store told us that they would be in on January 27. I was skeptical. Mostly because I had heard horror stories about dresses taking forever to come in, and when (if) they did, they were the wrong size, wrong style, or wrong color. But that's why we ordered them early, in case craziness like that happened. So imagine my surprise to get a call mid-January from David's Bridal..."Your dresses are in!" I was (am) in Cumming, GA for clinical, but since I don't work on Fridays, I rushed to Augusta to pick them up. (Mom or Cary would have done it, but it was a good excuse to come home for the weekend.) The store was packed because social was coming up in Augusta, but I was promptly waited on and given the (beautiful) dresses. I look over them with a fine tooth comb to make sure that everything was perfect. And they were!

Next, the shoes. We had picked out shoes the day of dress shopping, but we didn't order them that day. The plan was to wait until Payless had a BOGO sale, buy one get one half price. The saleperson told me that there would not be another BOGO sale until January, so I checked their website everyday once 2010 rolled around. I even caught wind of a rumor that the sale would start January 18th...and low and behold, it did. So I placed the order a few days later for four pairs of cute sandals in bright pink. Not only were they "BOGO," I didn't have to pay shipping! {If you haven't heard of Payless' new line, Unforgettable Moments, check it out. They have several styles of closed and open toe satin shoes that are dyeable in 64 colors. And affordable.}
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So, my beautiful bridesmaids are set! Their dresses AND shoes are in, they already have their jewelry, and I have one little surprise for them to complete the outfit! I'm so excited because I know they will look beautiful, and even if they don't "wear it again" I didn't break their bank accounts!

I've had several people ask me what my wedding colors are, and they are surprised when I say Navy Blue and Fuchsia. So, here was my inspiration:
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

We spent this weekend in Cumming celebrating Kelly's birthday. Kelly's parents treated my family to dinner at Provino's (where we are having the rehearsal dinner). Her dad had not met my brothers yet, so it was a good opportunity for everyone to get to know each other.
(sorry Kyle)As most of you know, I'm a couple of days late posting, but Kelly got an unexpected birthday present this year and the timing was worth waiting to blog about. You might remember the goats we bought Kelly's dad last year for his birthday (or check here)...a mom, two babies, and one other male. Well, on Kelly's Birthday, one of the "babies" had a baby of her own. Check out the pictures below...That's the new Mom on the left. The other goats are still getting used to the baby and aren't sure what to make of her/him yet.

We aren't sure if it is a boy or a girl yet, but do you have any suggestions for a name?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Let it Snow!

I'm up in North Georgia with the snow...well, what's left of it. The pictures are from Saturday morning. And while it looks gorgeous, it caused tons of problems in Atlanta and the surrounding area (like a 29 car pile up on that little road called I-285).
The pond in the neighborhood is completely frozen.
How about skating?

Saturday morning, Cary traveled the roads from Augusta to Cumming, so that we could meet with a possible florist together. Luckily, Augusta didn't get as much snow as Atlanta (none, to be exact), so the roads were not so bad. The meeting went well, and we were both pretty impressed with her. We might have one more thing checked off the list!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back to school...

Happy New Year

Kelly and I started back to school with our last clinical this week with mine being at MCG's hospital in Augusta and Kelly working at Select Physical Therapy in Cumming. I'm back in my condo in Augusta while Kelly is spending the next 12 weeks living with my parents. It will be an adjustment to once again be living 3 hours away from each other. But at least it will be the last 3 months we will have to do it. Then comes a BUSY May with 2 weddings in addition to ours, graduation, mission trip to Peru, and our honeymoon.
Looking back on 2009, I see the many changes we had after becoming engaged. I also look forward to those ahead in 2010. Over the next year, Kelly and I will graduate, get married, take boards, and start our careers. Lots of changes ahead and we'll continue to chronicle them along the way (for our own sake but also for who ever is out there reading this thing).