This past Saturday Brade and I booked our photographer for our wedding! Which is, you know, KIND OF a big deal. Hooray! She does fabulous work and oh my dang we are SO excited! Check out her website: http://www.melissakelseyphotography.com/
This is by far the best description ever given of the feeling you feel when you're in love. Here's to love! And remember, IT CAN EVEN HAPPEN TO YOU!
Flower: [about two birds fluttering around] Well! What's the matter with them? Thumper: Why are they acting that way? Friend Owl: Why, don't you know? They're twitterpated. Flower, Bambi, Thumper: Twitterpated? Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You're walking along, minding your own business. You're looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head's in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you're walking on air. And then you know what? You're knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head! Thumper: Gosh, that's awful. Flower: Gee whiz. Bambi: Terrible! Friend Owl: And that ain't all. It could happen to anyone, so you'd better be careful.
[points at Bambi] Friend Owl: It could happen to you…
[points at Thumper] Friend Owl: … or you, or even...
[Flower looks at Owl shyly] Friend Owl: Yes, it could even happen to you!
So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows… but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. And it happens when you least expect it. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them.
This post is not about a scary movie. I have had many requests to see pictures of my engagement ring. Your wish is my command! It's incredibly beautiful. Braden picked it with the help of our two awesome sisters, Berlyn and Jess. He did such a great job! It's just right and I couldn't have picked better myself.
(Below: shameless plug for the jeweler they went to, but we LOVE THEM! Thanks again, Stan!)
This is one of my favorite parts to the ring. This little extra diamond is custom. When Brade gave me the ring, he said that this diamond represents me and the way I stand out from all the rest. Isn't that adorable???
Including this stone, there are 29 little side stones on my ring. It was only after we set our date (July 29, 2009) that we realized the significance. Cool huh? :)
This year I took a little trip to Temple Square with my soon-to-be family. We had such a great time (apart from some frozen-toe situations)! We commented on the fact that this may be the last time we set foot on the temple grounds before our wedding day! Anyway, we had an amazing first Christmas together with many more to come.
Here are some pictures. Enjoy!
We have such great friends. :) Braden and I have picked our attendants. These are the people that are near and dear to our hearts and we are so excited to have them in our wedding! Brittany's attendants: Maid of Honor: Berlyn Prince (my dearest darlingest sister) Bridesmaid: Jessalyn Davis (Braden's dearest darlingest sister) Bridesmaid: Brittany Peay (my dearest darlingest roommie) Honorary Bridesmaid: Charisse Horne (my dearest darlingest missionary best friend) Braden's attendants: Best Man: Paul Cave Groomsman: Stephen Cook Groomsman: Benjamin Newbold
Groomsman: Kyle Humphrey Yay! Weddings! So now these people have signed their souls over to me for the next six months. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!