Thursday, August 19, 2010

Can it be? Seven months?

As I paid my credit card bill online today, which I always do right around this time of the month, I looked at the calendar in the bottom right-hand corner of my computer screen and stared at it and realized, it's the 19th. I cannot believe that seven months from today we will be married. That means we've been engaged for three months. I feel like we've been engaged forever. But I also feel like seven months are going to fly by. How exciting.

Did I mention we picked our colors? We were (well, I was) all over the board... couldn't decide... liked so many things... but one day we decided and now everything is falling into place, design wise. We're calling it Gun-metal and Garnet, but basically it's dark grey and deep red and ivory and black.

We've also picked the bridesmaids' dress. How beautifully marvelous is the chaos and chatter of coordinating the same dress for these girlies I love so much. It's all been really fun.

We also took our FOCCUS couples inventory last week to kick off official Marriage Prep activities! So things are moving right along!

Side note... anyone have a great recommendation where I might find some super duper COMFORTABLE shoes that are also fancy enough to be worn underneath, oh, a wedding dress? I don't walk well in heels but I want to stand really tall. I get blisters easily but I want something that doesn't look like a sock! White/Ecru/Ivory or Red. Help?

Life outside of wedding planning is good too. I fell in love with Daniel even more (which I didn't think was possible) over this past few weeks as we endured a couple pretty heavy things all compacted into a few days. Seriously, how did I get so lucky. We are learning how to communicate and love each other through trying times. It's a beautiful thing.

We're kicking off three weekends in a row of special family time and travels... Tomorrow we take off to see the Tehachapi crew, can't wait for Mountain Fest and to see the family and the nephews! Next weekend we're off to San Francisco where I will finally get to meet my new brothers and father-in-law (I'm so giddy I can hardly stand it!). Then the weekend after that we're headed up north with my family for the usual (but never ordinary) Labor Day festivities. I am just relishing this time of exciting introductions and weekends on-the-go.

More to come :)

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