Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Happy Struggle

I feel like there is a constant struggle to maintain "the happy." I want my blog to only have happy stuff on it. The truth is I am having a hard time only writing about happy stuff because to be quite honest there is other stuff going on that isn't so great. I feel like I am only giving my readers a partial picture of my life. So I'll start with the happy...

Kyle and I went on a road trip this past weekend to see a sorority sister from college get married! It was so beautiful! Lindsay married Eric in a big church in Madison Mississippi. The flowers were all pink and the the groomsman all wore black with white roses. Lindsay's hair was beautifully curled and had a gorgeous intricate beaded dress. Her head piece was a little longer than a shoulder length veil and we all had a great time on the dance floor. We ate delicacies like fried shrimp and fried mushrooms with an assortment of cheeses and veggies. The cake was covered in swirls similar to what mine will look like, and tasted delicious.

The other thing going on in my life right now that isn't so great is my mom is having trouble with her back. She is going to have to have major back surgery right after the wedding in September. But right now she is having some more trouble.

So that is a part of life, you can pray to God in Heaven that his grace will cover your sins and his mercy will take care of your loved ones when they are facing times of trouble. Then you think of things you can do, so you don't feel helpless in the happy struggle of living your life.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bridal Photos

Yesterday was a lot of fun. I spent much of the afternoon with my mom and Lee Patterson, looking at my Bridal portraits that Lee took with Patterson Photography. It was really great and I am very pleased with the results. I was able to look at the best ones and pick them for the photo album. I wish I could show you but I want it to be a complete surprise at the wedding! Including to my handsome groom, Kyle, and I would hate for a picture to leak out to him. We also picked the picture to go with the signed frame for the engagement photos. Kyle is so photogenic, who knew? Maybe I am rubbing off on him after all, I know his sweetness is rubbing off on me...

Well, it's an early morning and the dogs are playing next to me. Ruby loves to look out the window and bark at any passers by, especially if they have a dog! I swear she is really good for protection, and trust me when I say she has her protective moments. Ever since she became a momma she is much more protective...

Today, Parisa and I are heading up to Woodstock to paint me and Kyle's new town-house. The kitchen may or may not be done, that is still to be determined. But today on the agenda is painting Kyle's office another coat of the the caramel brown and start painting the art/office for me, light blue. I think I am going to take the dogs up there with me, too. We will see if they behave or if they just play. That's what dogs do.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

After the Party, and after the after party

Holidays are usually so much fun! I really enjoy Holidays and spending time with family and friends. But where do we find ourselves after the Holiday "Party?" After the fireworks go off and the people go home, you are left with clean up and then planning for the next party. Seems like after the party my energy dips down as the music is turned down and the grill is turned off. Remembering the fireworks and the music, the hamburgers, drinks, people, and fun that is what I am holding on to!

In other news, I am having serious Mexican food cravings!! I ate at Chipotle yesterday with my fiance and all day I have been craving chips and salsa, oh and gauc! I went to two grocery stores to fill the urge: Whole Foods and Kroger. Avocados are cheaper at Kroger but Whole Foods has some delicious looking natural salsa and pico de gallo dip. The lady at the checkout for Whole Foods in Roswell was really nice too! Kroger has great prices on fresh produce, so I guess you could call it a team effort.

I'm not really feeling well today, with a bad headache and Parisa recommended some coconut water. I went with Vita COCO. It was really good served over ice, and did help with my headache a little bit. Maybe the chips and homemade guacamole will make me feel better.

Over, and Out.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Couldn't Do it

I couldn't do it. I texted and called people last weekend during my no technology weekend. Other people were using their phones and computers and I just got tempted.

We had a great time in Helen, GA! We ate some delicious food brought by every member of the small group. We each brought something, I bought the meat and hot dogs for grilling. We had s'mores! I tried building us a fire and it didn't happen because of all the rain. The first night there was a crazy thunder storm and literally the lightening bolts were coming down right next to us in our plush cabin!

The next day we went tubing and had so much fun. We tied up together 2-3 people tied up. It was so much fun! Then we went back to the cabin and watched the World Cup game USA vs. Ghana. It was a close game but Ghana pulled through and won, my friend Lauren made pigs in a blanket for the game... yummy. That night was when we grilled out and we even had tater tots. Then the s'mores... Are you seeing a delicious trend?

Then this week, when I got back I've been busy. I went to the Braves game with my Dad for Father's day that was what I got him. We had great seats in section 402 above home plate in the upper deck and we could see everything. I had hot dog, and I was looking forward to the boiled peanuts before the game but the lady said the fire went out! So we bought regular peanuts. I drank a ton of water as it was humid and really hot at the game, I also had Poweraid!

Then yesterday we had my Bridal portraits at the St. Regis in Buckhead. My photographer Lee Patterson is such an artist! His company Patterson Photography is the best, some of their clients include famous golfers and Baseball players! He took some of the most amazing shots! On the staircase, on the balcony looking at the chandelier. Then we look some sitting down lounging on an side room. I am so excited about the wedding and seeing these pictures developed! He is such a great guy and an amazing photographer!! I love my wedding dress and train! I felt like a princess!