25 May 2008
i'm so excited that we're getting married in just 5 days! it's bittersweet, though, b/c my family and i are doing the "lasts" of some stuff: the last time i'll be home again without grant (for a while, at least), last heath-only trip to the lake, last time they'll help me move without grant, last family cook-out, etc. it's been really fun spending quality time at home and being with them during this last month of engagement; i would have missed this time later, had i not spent it at home. my fam and i are really really close and they're all kinda sad that a new hero has stepped into my life--new family, new home, new love, new allegience--but they're so happy that its grant and they love him so much, the love outweights the longing in their hearts. i am using this time to really saturate in prayer and meditate on the ceremony and what the next chapter of my life will hold. we've waited so long for this week, counting down from the 130s, and i'm so glad it's finally down to only 5 more days.
15 May 2008
09 May 2008
so, if you remember from roll call, april totally sucked except for my sweet bach weekend, which made up for everything all year long! but may, in striking contrast, is much better than the papers and projects of april. this month represents many great things. my birthday. our wedding. finishing a semester of grad school. my birthday was really sweet and totally special, but very low key. grant knows how to make me feel celebrated. and i got to talk to some of my very favorite ladies. xoxo. i got to hang out with nids and take her to the air port and spend some time with a great new friend, kate altmix (check out their website here). my family and i are moving my house (my life) into mine and grant's apt. so much fun! it makes it feel real: bringing all our stuff to one place we call home (or soon will call home). i got an internship with a sweet historic home in roswell (1.4 miles from our place. yay! check it!) and i'm really excited about starting. that means: school credit plus experience plus an "in" with people that could potentially hire me equals eeeeee! (steph, you're my fave; that's a shout out to you xoxo). we're just tying up loose ends: wedding programs, rehearsal dinner invites, new addresses for a few of the wedding party, and choosing scripture and music. it's so much fun. and a dear dear friend of mine just got engaged too, mary catherine caldwell, and is getting married to syman (love him) october 4th. this is truly a season of love. i couldn't be more blessed. wish us well on setting up shop with the help of the 'rents! can't wait to see our place full of furniture not boxes.