Sunday, July 31, 2011

Apartments, 12 days to go

Hi everyone!

Justin and I are getting closer to getting an apartment. Please continue to pray!

We went to see one Saturday, and we will hear on Monday if we can get it or not.
Please pray that if we do not get it that we will trust the Lord that He has the perfect home for us somewhere else.

12 days to go!

God bless,
~Rebecca

Thursday, July 28, 2011

16 Days!

So, 16 days to go!
The wedding is on the same day as my youngest brother's birthday.
He asks me EVERY day, "How many days till my birthday???"
We are planning a surprise for him at the reception.

For me time has been dragging by..... Very. Very. Slowly.
For Justin time is flying by!
He tells me I am crazy to think it is dragging.
:) Maybe.

We are getting closer to finding an apartment, I am praying we could get it early enough to start moving our things in. The Lord has blessed us with a table and chairs, a couch, and a few other pieces of furniture.

I am pretty much done packing. Just a few things left to pack up, like my bed lamp and clock and so on.

I have been out shopping for things for our home, mostly now its cleaning stuff I have been buying. One of my bridesmaids gave me a shower gift of home essentials, like dish soap and garbage bags. BIG blessing! Thankyou Jordan!!!


Question for my readers...
I am hungry all the time and it is driving me crazy!
I keep trying to eat more protein and fruit, doesn't help.
For the past four weeks I have been dealing with this and its getting very annoying. Anyone know if this is cause by pre-wedding stress?

God bless,
~Rebecca


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ponies


Justin went to a local comic convention a few weeks ago and while there got this little portrait of us done as "My Little Ponies"

I just had to share this with you all because it is just so cute and funny! The artist even gave him a goatee!!!

Anyways, thankyou everyone for your prayers and encouragement, we have found several more apartments to look into and pray about! And I am doing better trusting the Lord.

God bless,
~Rebecca





Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Rings


We got our wedding bands!!!

God bless,
~Rebecca


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lord, I Need You


Hello everyone,
As I write this post in my heart I am praying and praying.
The past two weeks have been very hard for me.
I have struggled so much with trusting the Lord.

With just twenty days to the wedding, I am excited and happy...
but I am also worried.

We still have not found an apartment, and have looked at eight so far.
With each new apartment that doesn't work out my heart sinks lower.

I want to trust the Lord,
not worry about the apartment and focus on the excitement I should be feeling now that I will finally marry Justin.

My friends have been so encouraging, and so many people are praying for us.
I really want to trust the Lord. But it has not been easy.

I would greatly appreciate your prayers for us.

God bless,
~Rebecca

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Corsages and Boutonnieres

What do you do,
when you need corsages and boutonnieres for your wedding,
and real flowers cost $186 total?

You find another option.

I created all the bouts and corsages needed for parents and grandparents for my wedding.
I bought fabric flowers (roses, leaves, small daisies) at a dollar store.
I found at home 2 shades of purple ribbons, floral tape, craft wire, sewing items and wire cutters.
I looked up images of corsages and bouts online and then set to work

The finished product.

All in all I made about 14 (parents, grandparents, and other assorted wedding assistants) over the course of 6 hours

What would have cost $186 cost only $6

I saved us $180!!!!!

God is good!

God bless,
~Rebecca

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

O Rejoice in the Lord



This song blessed my heart recently when I was so discouraged with the wedding planning and the hunt for an apartment. The other night that Justin while trying to comfort me sang this to me. It worked. :)

God bless,
~Rebecca

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wedding checklist


With less then a month to go I thought you would all like to see what is going on in my world....

Wedding Music
- Had meeting with Pianist-trying to arrange a meeting of the singers with the pianist to practice. Our tenor dropped out... we are looking for another one. This was unexpected.

Order of Ceremony : finally completed and a copy has been sent off to pastor

Wedding Dress: Had the last fitting and its all ready!

Hair test: went very well, I chose a style, it looks awesome!

Decorations- arch, lights, tulle, curtains - we need to find these at the church. They seem to have vanished. The last wedding at my church was in 2008, and since then things got moved around. There will be two more weddings besides ours between August and January, so they need to be found.

Reception: -I have a meeting the 26th with the hall to confirm things, guest count and so on. I think we are discussing the cake then too.

Bridesmaids and dresses- check- but all the dresses have to be altered. :( That is being worked on. Jessica's dress came in way too small. All the others are the right size but fit very odd.

Groomsmen and whatever they're wearing: -check, Justin is getting the guys sizes now. I believe they are renting.

flowers: - have been ordered from the florist, I will be making the silk flower bouts and corsages for parents and grandparents this week. (hopefully)

Aisle runner: $20 one at Walmart

Rehearsal and dinner- I have to work on that. Dinner hopefully is pizza. Nothing fancy.

Pictures: checked off Had the meeting with the photographer, all set there. please pray for our Photographer as his wife recently passed away.

unity candle: Check, $7 for my set
autograph picture frame: Check, found one at A.C. Moore
card basket: Check.
rings -We have Justin's ring, mine is ready but hasn't been picked up yet.


other things...........
-Need to find someone for the sound system
- I have to figure out the who whats when and wheres for the morning of the wedding.

- I need to make table numbers for the reception.
- I will be working on seating chart this week hopefully.
- Justin and I are going to do the marriage license next week
- I talked to Justin about what we want for video and we are going to discuss it some more
- getting ready to start packing for honeymoon.


- Apartment....
We would both greatly appreciate your prayers as we are having some difficulty finding a place to live. With less then a month to go the lack of an apartment has me very worried. I am trying not to worry about it and trust the Lord, but it has not been easy.



I keep getting asked if I am "nervous" about marriage yet................

Well..............

No.

I am very excited!

The wedding itself? Now that is a different story.
I am worn out and can't wait to wake up August 13th give my hubby a hug and shout at the top of my lungs.....

"I DON'T HAVE TO PLAN A WEDDING ANYMORE!!!!!!"

That will be awesome!

God bless,
~Rebecca

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sparkles

Guess what I picked up today???


:)

And that is the only hint that you are going to get.

God bless,
~Rebecca :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Fun!

To take a break from wedding planning,
You splash with your little sister in the pool!
We sure had fun!

God bless,
~Rebecca (and Kitty!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

1 month to Go!

One month to Go!!!!!!!!

Our Honeymoon is booked,
Reception decor is all bought,
Flowers have been ordered,

and...
Still searching for an apartment.

God bless,
We appreciate all your prayers!
~Rebecca & Justin




Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Bridal Shower

My Bridal Shower was just this past Saturday! It was quite the event, and to be honest, rather odd for me to be the center of attention!

A big surprise was who my maid-of-honor and my mom picked out to do the devotional!
This is Sarah B., she actually taught several classes Justin and I took during college! Sarah and her husband have been a huge influence on our lives, and such a wonderful example of a godly marriage. She talked about Psalm 37.

It was a very weird feeling to be at the shower... I am really getting married? This is all for us?
Crazy! :)

Many wonderful friends and family from near and a few from far!
I saw some faces I haven't seen in years!

Such lovely bows, ribbons, cards and gifts! Many cards were filled with such sweet words from people who have known me since I was small!

Opening the gifts! The two little girls there were very "helpful" :) One is my sister, Katelyn the other is my cousin Madison.
At one point they both said "I think you have enough gifts now, you don't need anymore!"


A pretty wedding rings blanket was one of the gifts! Justin's mom gave this to us!

Haley and Galina helped put all the gifts away! :)

A special thanks to
  • Galina- Maid of Honor
  • Jordan- Bridesmaid
  • Haley- Bridesmaid
  • Jessica- Bridesmaid
  • Stephanie- Jr Bridesmaid
  • My Mom
  • Justin's Mom
  • My grandmothers!
  • and....... Janierra!!!!!

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God bless,
~Rebecca

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Hampshire Wedding Trip

I recently attended the wedding of one of Justin's friends.
The trip up to New Hampshire was long! I went with Justin's family and a friend who was a bridesmaid for the wedding.

Since we "kids" (Justin and I, Jessica and her friend Jenn)
all fell asleep on the way up there was no
"Are we there yet?"
:)

The wedding was held in a catholic church,
and I had never been to a catholic wedding before, so it was interesting.

Heather and Eric

The Kiss.
Awwwwww.
I was crying at parts of the wedding. lol.
Only because my own wedding is so close now!

The Happy Couple.

Justin's family.

My Man and I.
With only 5 weeks till the wedding, things are getting stepped up a notch.
Every day I realize that I need to do something, call someone, or go somewhere. Or that I have forgotten something!

Justin's apartment hunt is still going strong, although he has looked at a few already.

There are moments I realize just how close the wedding is... and its crazy!
After two years together it is still hard to believe we are finally getting married.
Its hard to believe that in five weeks I won't be living at this house anymore, but at a different place.
Its hard to believe I am leaving my family and starting a new one.
Its hard to believe I am leaving my church to join his.
Its hard to believe that I am finally going to be with him.

Its hard to believe.
But its all real!

God is good,
~Rebecca


Monday, July 4, 2011

Family Trip

We recently went on our last family trip down to the coast.
We visited a fort and an aquarium.


Mom and I

My favorite pic!
Mr. Penguin says hello to my brother!


My and my little siblings at the penguin exhibit!

My other favorite photo.

Mom and Dad with the little ones!

The 5 little people!

By the Beluga Whale exhibit


We had a great time together!

39 days to go till the wedding- that is amazing!

God bless,
~Rebecca