Thursday, March 28, 2013

easter pastels...

Is everyone ready for the long weekend ahead? I have been looking forward to it for weeks. Tison just got back from a work conference in New Orleans, just in time to wash clothes and pack back up again to hit the road early tomorrow morning for Houston, Texas. That's right- we are having a FrEaster (Friends- Easter) weekend with Emily and Richard!

We haven't been to Houston since 2011 and another visit has been long over due. Our days will be spent watching baseball games, lunching with friends, and enjoying the sunshine. I hope your Easter weekend is filled with as many happy pastels as these found on M.E.'s head and Russell's beard!
Happy Easter everybody!
{see previous Easter celebrations here!}

Monday, March 25, 2013

purple pom poms and pretty people!

Yesterday afternoon I found myself surrounded by women that I have known for years. Women that have supported me almost my entire life; they have prayed for me, loved me, and laughed with me. To consider myself blessed is an understatement. I am honored to know them and lucky to have them in my corner. My mother has shown me the importance of friendship, not only through her words, but through her actions. She has friends she has known since she was a little girl, friends from her first job as a nurse, other mothers she has met through schools, church, or her zillion other craft groups and activities. Without her kind nature and loving heart that she shares with others everyday, I would never have known such kindness. These wonderful friends have reached out to offer their time and efforts to me to help celebrate our marriage. Thank you, Mom for always being an example of how to be a woman, a mother, and a friend. I love you.

Thanks Mrs. Gerry for taking pictures at the shower! And thanks Aunt Susan for traveling in from Texas for the shower. To those that couldn't make it, you were with us in spirit! -xoxo-

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

the hands of time...

As little as 2 years ago I wouldn't have imagined that my St. Patrick's Day (really any day) would be spent along side my dearest friends with their respective child or in some cases children! Looking around at Russell's 30th birthday party, where green was the most popular color of the day, I was struck with the realization that most of my friends have produced an offspring! I can't wait to see Easter egg hunts this time next year when these newborns have learned how to use their legs! :) I don't know what kind of time table I live in, but it is very unrealistic and I'm okay with it. I just graduated from high school....riiiight?!

 In other news, does anyone remember Darby O'Gill and the Little People from when they were younger?!? I didn't realize it until now, but the main character is Sean Connery! Nothing like St. Patrick's Day to put you in the mood to watch this Disney classic.

Friday, March 15, 2013

bride brain...

Hey there.
My name is Lindsey and I've got bride brain.
Symptoms include: feeling overwhelmed, highly emotional and sensitive, forgetful, selfish at times, excited, and craving anything chocolate or any movie involving a bride storyline.

I've been engaged for 8 months. I have about 500 lists of ideas and things to do for the wedding in different notebooks scattered around me at all times.

This week's tasks involved coordinating with the calligrapher for my invitations, ordering stamps online and forgetting to do the math*, finishing the wedding list and the bridesmaid luncheon list, ordering pages for my wedding guest book, making an appointment in Dallas to pick out a veil and shoes - later cancelling that appointment because I got sick, calling hair and makeup for a bridal session, speaking with photographer about ideas for bridal session (which reminds me that I need to call the florist about a bouquet) and finally making an appointment with Aly B's about the wedding cake....

My two wedding mantras are "Is this the hill I want to die on?" (per Fr. Gallagher) and the ever faithful Serenity Prayer.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

 These two mantras, plus this little meme my fiance just sent me, remind me that it's all worth it- that love is in the details and I'm about to marry my best friend.

*I went to because I didn't like the USPS stamps they were offering...I found a pretty colorful bouquet that I liked and thinking that zazzle would be the same price as USPS for stamps- I didn't do the math. Later though, when I realized I was paying 65% more than I should have on something that everyone throws away- I was having trouble breathing. How could I have not worked this out in my head? What was I thinking? Guys, I've got bride brain.

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