August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

101 days to go!

The future Mr. and I decided on what we want to serve at our reception. Our guests will get a choice of roasted pork loin with a apricot chiptole sauce, chicken marsala, or veggie pasta. We will also have a kid option (probably chicken strips but we havn't decided yet). I'm so glad that we made the decision and I'm happy that we are going with a plated dinner. It's so much classier and easier (I think).
I got prices back from the printing place on our invites so now I just need to go in and approve colors.
Our guest list is growing by the day. We keep thinking of people that we forgot, so do my parents.
Mom got the proof back for our can coozies. They look nice but the blue in the proof is to bright. So I have to call them and see if they can do it in a darker blue.
On Saturday my future MIL and I took our flower girl shopping and we picked a dress for her. She's so cute. Love her.
Right before I went shopping with those ladies the future Mr and I met with the pastor. I was nervous but it went well. He answered all of my questions about planning the ceremony and he got to know the future Mr a little better. I feel much better about the ceremony now.
On Saturday the future Mr. and I tried to go register at Target. We got there and the computers were down. Target was doing a nation wide update of their regitry things. Crap. So we went around the store and took pictures of everything that we watned and tonight I'm going to register with one of my b-maids. Hopefully all goes well.
Last Wednesday (8/24) I got a phone call that my dress is in!!! A woo hoo!! Tomorrow my sister and I are going to try it on and pick it up. I'm so excited! It's really real!!
Things are coming together.

Wedding #5:
Kody & Megan Galbrecht
August 27th 2011

Overall experience: 8. It was fun and it was nice to see the future Mr's family (the bride is his cousin)

Dress: 7. Her dress fit her well & it was pretty but it didn't really have a wow factor and I didn't like the way that it bustled.
Food: 6. It was served buffet style and the choices were all over the place. There was corn, pasta salad, meatballs in red sauce, chicken, and buns. The buns were great, they were my favorite buns- the kind that you like but you never buy for yourself because you know you'll eat the whole package by yourself. The corn and meatballs were good but the chiken was dry. And there was no lettus salad!! Instead of cake they did cupcakes, which was cute. I like cupcakes. But they had flavors that were very taste specific. I really think that at weddings you should have flavors of things that appeal to the masses.
Venue: 8. They got married at the same church that the future Mr. and I will be getting married at so it was nice to see how a wedding works there. It was nice to see where the guest book and gifts went as. It was also helpful to see how much room the family needed.
They had pew bows with flowers which to me just seems like extra work that isn't really worth while. We will not be having pew bows.
Their reception was at an event center in the next town over. The event center alway has white twinkle lights up and trees with lights behind the head table. Not like Christmas trees but trees with only branches, no leaves. It looks nice. But they didn't do any other decorating really. They put cupcake trees on some table and plates for cupcakes on other tables. I know that decorating is not everyone's thing, but I was excpeting a little more.

Overall it was fun and they bride and groom were happy which is what matters most.

Love, a future Mrs

So What Wednesday

It's time for So What Wednesday again!
Here's what I'm saying So What to this week:

*if I didn't play along with SWW last week? I wasn't on my computer at all last Wednesday.

*if I hate doing dishes?

*if part of me is excited about the cooler weather that's coming? I live in northern MN I have lots of clothes that I can only wear when it's cold, I've missed those clothes!

*if I shamelessly blog & facebook about giveaways on other peoples blogs? I really want to win one! Like this one that Little Miss Momma is hosting. You should go check it out- it's sweet.

*if I haven't won a giveaway yet?

*if I'm going to register for wedding gifts with out the future Mr. tonight? Read my Wedding Wednesday post to find out why :)

*if I like the pinterest app on my phone more then I like the pinterest website?

What are you saying So What to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to see what
everyone else is saying So What to this week!

Love, a future Mrs.

August 30, 2011

Jon & Kate + 8

When Jon & Kate + 8 first came out on TLC I loved it! I watched it every week. I thought it was so neat to see how these seemingly normal people ran their lives with 8 children (8 cute children!). I loved the sign that Kate had on the dining room table that said "Plan Ahead" but the a and the d in the ahead were smaller. I loved that they were trying to do what was right for their kids. They fed them organic food & tried to make healthy choices. I even understood why they went to TLC. I mean, lets be real- who can afford daycare for 8 kids?? So she had to stay home. And his salary as a techie guy wasn't going to support thier family of 10.

But then things got weird.

They got famous. They got famous for all of the same reasons that I liked watching their show. People liked them because they were real and they seemed like a wholesome family.

Then things crumbled.

They got divorced and it was nasty.

This post all stems from the fact that I caught the newest episode of Kate + 8 on TLC last night. In one shot she is prepping food for the camping trip that she's taking the kids on and hanging on the wall right behind her is a professional photograph of all 10 of them when the kids were little. Seeing that picture really jolted me and made me think how different their lives are and how much they have changed in the time that they've been on TLC.

Kate was always organized and stressed. She yelled. She wanted things a certain way. And in the begining I understood. With 8 kids you have to have some organization and I'd probably be stressed that someone was going to get hurt too. But last night, while I was watching them on their camping trip with friends I thought "My gosh, how does this woman even have friends?" She went from organized & stressed to dictator. She wanted to control everything that they did. She freaked out when kids took too long to pee. She got upset when people tried to take pictures of them without asking at Mt. Rushmore. She thought that clay on the river bank was poop (although once she realized it was clay, she did play in it with the kids). She got mad that the other two ladies were playing with the kids while she had to make dinnner. When one of the other ladies wanted to rip the lettus for the salad, Kate said it had to be cut.

I want a big family some day. Not as big as Jon and Kate had but bigger then what I grew up with. I only have 1 sister. I think 4 kids is a good number. But I really hope that I can find a balance between organized/stressed and fun/easygoing.

Love, a future Mrs.

August 26, 2011

I have to live with a boy!!

My title today is from one of my favorite episodes of FRIENDS. It's the episode where Monica & Rachel are packing Rachel's things because she is moving out and Chandler is moving in. Towards the end of the episode, Monica breaks down in tears and says "I have to live with a boy!"

It's totally how I've felt from time to time during our engagement. The only boy I have ever lived with has been my dad, and let's be real, he doesn't really count as a boy- he's my dad!

Earlier this week the future Mr. and I were talking about moving his things here this fall and where they're going to fit. Thankfully he still lives at home so we don't have two houses worth of furniture to combine. But my house is very much a girl house. I have a few pretty wreaths that I switch out with the seasons for the dining room table, they sit atop a mirror and they house 3 pillar candles. I have a fake fireplace in my living room that has candles in different shaped glass jars in it. I have pictures of flowers hanging as art on my dining room wall. I have old barn windows hanging as art in the living room. I have a white comforter with navy blue and lime green flower details on my bed. I have a pretty nightstand. I have pillows that look nice and that is their only job- they're not really functional. I have uppercase living words on the wall in my bedroom and a small sparkley metal star between my bedroom windows. I just got two sparkley wooden/twine stars to hang by the living room "fireplace". I live in a girl house.

Well my future Mr. wants to know where his things will go. I told him that some of his things will have to wait until we have a house of our own that isn't a rental (like his mounted deer head. Good job hunny! But it isn't going in my house anytime soon.) And he has a lamp that has deer and nature scenes on it and some paintings of deer and nature scenes. None of these things jive with my girl-y decor.

But I want him to feel like this is his house too. Ya know? Maybe he's feeling the same way about my girly stuff. Maybe he doesn't like it. I don't know how to do this. I don't know how to combine our styles. Help?!?

We were also talking about our clothing situation. The house that I live in is probably 100 years old. There is a closet in my bedroom but it was definately added as an after thought. And my stuff doesn't even all fit in it. There is another room in my house that I don't know what to call. It's right in the middle of the house and I'm pretty sure it's where the stairs were before the house was split into a duplex. Anyway, I use that space a closet/storage. There is a closet in there which is where I've been keeping dresses, jackets, jeans, pants, skirts, & shorts. I also have a shelf in there for sweatshirts & sweaters. Earlier this summer I cleaned off the shelf, got realistic about what I needed & cleared off two of the four shelves for the future Mr.s sweatshirts. Today during my spring cleaning I cleaned my closet in the bedroom then put everything from the 2nd closet into mine to make room for my future Mr. My closet in the bedroom is seriously full. Hopefully everything fits when I'm done doing laundry!

So we'll just have to learn how to mold both of our styles into one and we'll have to figure out storage issues.
Hope you're having a great day!
Love, a future Mrs.

August 25, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I need to do some spring cleaning.

You're probably thinking "Sarah, spring was a long time ago. Why would you say you need to do spring cleaning now?"

Well, if you've been reading this blog for a while then you know that I work in a church. This spring, Easter was late. All of April I was prepping for Easter which was the end of April and then all of the events I had in May. Which included confirmation, graduation Sunday, driving to MO for my cousin's graduation, graduation parties in my northern town, and the on-set of summer which included 3 1/2 weeks at Bible camp.

I didn't have time for spring cleaning.

My house and my office have suffered from this. Tonight and tomorrow (I don't work on Fridays) are spring cleaning days at my house. Next week, Mon-Wed will be spring cleaning at work. My desk, my shelves, my drawers, the youth room (all of the shelves & storage in there needs to be gone through). I seriously have check list for what needs to be done in my house room by room. This afternoon I'll be making a list of what needs to be done for spring cleaning in the office.

It's not going to be fun. But I'll feel better when it's all done.

Love, a future Mrs.

August 22, 2011

Back to the grind

It's offical. I am done going to camp and traveling with kids for the summer. I have one more over night retreat left for a board that I serve on but that's all.

So we're back to the grind on weight watchers. I really tried this summer but it is so hard to keep track of points at camp when you don't know how things are made. So I just kind guessed. And I took smaller portions then I wanted. WW is hard at the cabin too because there is ALWAYS snacky food out!!

I've still been weighing myself almost daily. I bounce around a little bit in about a 4 pound range. I'm still lower then where I started in May but I'm no where near where I'd like to be right now.

So here we are. 110 days til the wedding, it's crunch time. We're getting serious about WW again. And walking. And maybe Zumba. A mom/friend from church does Zumba twice a week. I have to find out when she goes and go with her. I'm not good at doing things by myself. I need accountability.

My sister posted pictures on facebook from WE Fest and I was really not happy with the way that I look. And I promise I'm not being one of those girls that is pretty and skinny but is being hard on herself. I really do need to lose some weight to be healthier. The doctor even told me so. (What a boost for the self esteem that one was...)

I will keep you posted. As hard as it may be.

Love, a future Mrs.

August 18, 2011


Sorry for the lame title but today's post is going to be full of random thoughts:

I can't get my camera cord to work in the church computer either. I now have no way to get pictures off of my camera. Grr.... It may be time for a new camera. Which isn't so bad, I've wanted a better camera for a while now. I bought mine last January and it's just a small Samsung digital camera. And it's pink :) that's my fav part.


Last night we had jr hi youth group at my house. Only 3 girls showed up. I grilled burgers & hot dogs. I have lots of left overs. I hate left overs. They never taste as good as they did the first time.


I love my iPhone. I'm on it all the time. But I don't know how to get picutres from that to here. Help? Please.


I can't wait to go to the lake this weekend. I love the lake. And I live in one of the few counties in MN that doesn't have a lake in it! I grew up in a county with more then 400 lakes in it. Srsly- there are 416 lakes within a 20 mile radius of my parents house. I grew up with a house and a lake cabin.
Now I live in a town where there is a river going through town. You'd have to pay my a lot of money to go in that river. It's cold and dirty. I'll take my lake any day thank you.
And I'm 3 and 1/2 hours away from my lake now :( I wish it was closer.

That's all I've got today.
How's your day going?
Love, a future Mrs.

August 17, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

115 days to go!!

Things we've gotten done since last time:

*I met with the florist. Such a great meeting! I felt a little unprepared because I don't know the names of flowers. All I know is what I like when I see it. So we got the book out and she showed me all kids of pictures & silk flower samples.
Everyone will have real flowers except for the flower girl. I wanted her to carry a pomeander (a ball of flowers that she'll carry with a ribbon). It would cost twice as much to do it with real flowers. So she's carring silk flowers.
I picked a bouquet that is made entirely of white flowers. It is a combination of lots of flowers including roses, hydrengas, mumms, and something else. Like I said, I'm not good with flower names.
I picked bouquets for my b-maids. They will carry smaller versions of my bouquet.
I picked corsages and boutineers for everyone that needs them.
We talked about the reception and the florist told me that they are a "weird" floral shop. They will let me bring my own flowers in & then they will clean & prep them. So she told me to buy in bulk from Sam's club because it'll be way cheaper. She also told me that you don't have to have a Sam's club membership to order flowers online. I sure hope she's right. Otherwise I'll be calling my Aunt Mary and sweet talking her into letting me use her Sam's membership :)

*the future Mr. and I met with the tux guy. We picked tux's & colors for all of the guys. Again, I felt a little unprepared. I'ver been to my fair share of wedding this summer but it didn't dawn on me that the guys had different things one. So the future Mr. will be the only one with an ivory vest & tie. The groomsmen will have royal blue vests & lime green ties. The ushes will have lime green vests & ties. And the dads will have black vests & ivory ties. But they will all have white shirts & black tuxs. I'm trying to talk the future Mr. into a black shirt. But we'll see.

*I finished the bouncy ball favors!! I have picutre for you but if you'll please refer to yesterdays post, you'll see that I'm having camera issues right now so I can't share them with you! Grr...
But just to give you an idea...
Bouncy Ball Valentines
This is kind of what they look like except they say "Hope you had a 'ball' at our wedding" and the paper at the top is royal blue with a lime green strip that houses the wording.
As soon as I get my camera issues figured out, I'll share the real thing you. I promise.

*I decided on shoes for my b-maids. I found plain white flats at Wal*Mart and I saw a sweet craft on Pinterest for making them sparkely.
Wedding shoes?
You can check out all of my Pinterest wedding ideas here.
So my bmaids will wear flat shoes that have been covered in lime green glitter to match the sashes that they will be wearing.
I have a $200 credit at the store that I got my dress at. The intent is that the credit is used for a veil or the puffy skirt you wear under the dress but I already have both of those things.
So I'm thinking I'll use the credit to get a dress for the rehearsal dinner & plain white heels that I will into sparkely blue heels. But I have been keeping my eyes open for a cheapo pair of heels that I could use for this project also.

*my future in-laws decided on where to have the grooms dinner. It will be at the Holiday Inn as well. My future MIL was so worried & stressed about this. I'm glad that she finally made a decision.

*the future Mr. and I picked invites. I orderd some samples from 2 different online companies and we picked one that we like but they don't offer it in the color combo that we want. So I'm going to take the one we like to the printing place on our hometown and see if they can duplicate it but in the colors that we want.

*my mom found a dress! Yay mom!

*we have a full wedding party. The future Mr. finally picked his usher & last g-man. I'll introduce you to all of them soon.

*I asked my aunt Mary to be one of our hostess. And we're going to ask his aunt Linda to be the other. Neither of us have uncles that would be good at being host's or that would even like being host's. So we opted just to have our aunt's do it. I think they'll be great at it.

Wow- I (we) got a lot done in past two weeks! Go us!

Love, a future Mrs.

So What Wednesday

Normally on Wednesdays Shannon from Life After I "Dew" hosts So What Wednesday.
But this week she is celebrating her super cute baby's first birthday!
Srsly, go check out picutres of that babe- she's a cutie!

So I'm doing So What Wednesday on my own this week and
here is what I'm saying "So What" to this week:

*if I didn't participate last week? I was busy on our mini mission trip.

*if I only cleaned the part of my house that my youth group kids will see when then come over for our grill 'n game tonight? Those parts would include the kitchen, bathroom, dining room, & living room. Craft room & bedroom are still kinda messy (but my bed's been made!)

*if wine and cheese equals a cheap-o bottle & goldfish crackers in my house?

*if my landlord had someone come trim the bushes outside of my duplex & I think the guy she hired did a horrible job?! Srsly they look like trees instead of bushes now. Everything from eye hight down has been chopped off.

*if when I get up in the morning I need to make my bed just so that I don't get back in it and go back to sleep?

*if I havn't had diet coke since Saturday? I used to drink a can or 2 a day and I'm really trying to cut back.

*if I'm still wearing my jammies? All I've done so far today is clean & eat lunch.

*if I did fall calendar planning at church & I'm scared of this fall? I have no idea when I'm going to get all of our wedding stuff done while still getting all of my work done!! Ahh!!

What are you saying "So What" to this week?
Head on over to Life After I "Dew" to check out Shannon's cute little girl
and come back next week to see what everyone is saying "So What" to.

Love, a future Mrs.

August 16, 2011

Camera Problems


I had a beautiful post planned for today called "From Inspiration to Creation".

I found some great projects on Pinterest that I've done. I took cute pictures of the things that I made and I have whitty things in my head to say about my pictures/crafts.

But I can't get my camera or memory card to work. I tried putting my memory card in my computer at the church and nothing. So I tried plugging the cord in here on my home computer and still nothing. I'll have to try the cord at work tomorrow. So maybe you'll get my crafty post on Thursday.


Love, a future Mrs.

August 15, 2011

I Made It!!

I did it!

I made it through my first mission trip that I planned with sr. hi kids from church!

A woo-hoo!!!

I did some nervous cleaning last Tuesday night. I cried on the phone with my mom. I packed my bag. I tossed and turned for the better part of the night. I woke up before my alarm on Wednesday. I got my errands done (I hate when I forget things that I need at Wal*Mart). I got a bagle from McDonalds for breakfast (I know that it's bad for me, but I was stressed). I got to church, got the things I needed out of my office. Put my stuff in the church van. Brought my car home, walked back to church. And braced for the madness.

But it never came.

Everyone was on time. Even the pastor who is late for almost everything had his son there on time. We left the church at 10 after 8. All 8 high school kids rode in the church van with me and our other chaperone drove her own van. We made it to the cabin shortly before noon. The kids all put their suits on and bee-lined for the lake. They didn't even want lunch. The other chaperone and I made a quick grocery list and I headed for town while she supervized.

Our little secret- while I was in town to make sure I knew how to get to Habitat for Humanity and to buy groceries I also stopped at Kohl's to get new Nike sandals cuz mine are falling apart after 4 summers of being worn ALL.THE.TIME. :) I love Kohl's.

On Wednesday evening we just hung out at the cabin. Had a bonfire. Bonded as a group. It was awesome.

Thursday morning we had pancakes and bacon for breakfast- yummie! Then we headed into town for our Habitat day! First we got a tour of the ReStore that they opperate and we got a history lesson on HFH. I think myself and the other chaperone are the only ones that paid attention to the HFH lady. But that's ok, the kids were quiet. Then we followed the HFH lady to the work site. We got to work on a house for a single mom with two boys in jr. hi. Our kids worked so hard and they were so well behaved and well mannered. I am so proud of them. They got to build a shed in the back yard and they got to build a small deck on the front of the house. I was so glad that they got to do tangeble things, that they got to do things they could see. After we were done there we went to Dairy Queen because last Thursday was miracle treat day and $1 from each blizzard went to Children's Miracle Network. So in one day we got to help 2 great causes!

Friday we went to Nisswa, a little touristy town, to do some shopping (they have a great candy store!), we did some swimming, and we went mini golfing.

They had fun (or so I've heard). Yesterday morning in church the Grandma of one of the boys that went with told me that he had such a great time. And that when he's retired, after his "real" career he's going to volunteer with HFH. I thought my heart was going to explode I was so proud of him.

My dad was at the cabin with us for a while on Friday afternoon. He asked me if I was more confident in my ability to lead a trip now. I told him he'd have to ask me again when I'm getting ready to do another trip. So we'll have to wait and see if the nerves come back.

But I did it! I successfully led a trip with 8 high school kids, a trip that I planned.

Love, a future Mrs.

August 9, 2011

nervous wreak

those two words describe me most of the time. i'm always nervous about something, i hate conforntation and i cry easy. not good.

tomorrow morning at 8 am, we will leave for our mini mission trip. it is the first time that i am taking kids somewhere for an overnight that isn't bible camp. i'm scared out of my mind. i don't feel prepared or adequate to do this. i couldn't fall asleep last night because i kept thinking about things that needed to be done before we left, i kept thinking about what i'm going to do with these kids for the time that we're gone. (we'll be home saturday afternoon, it's not like we're going to be gone for a long time.) one whole day will be spent working with habitat for humanity and the other full day that we're there will be our "fun" day. we're going mini golfing and shopping in a little touristy town. then we'll come home. it's really not a long trip. but i'm so nervous. i'm nervous that i'm forgetting things, i'm nervous that things will go wrong, i'm nervous that kids will get hurt, i'm nervous about what the council president will have to say when we get home, i'm nervous that they won't like the food that i make, i'm nervous that they'll be disrespectful when we're at habitat. why do i worry like this?

and this is normal. sometimes i'm nervous when my dad calls me, i don't know why. i haven't done anything wrong but i'm nervous that he's goign to get mad and yell. which is weird i only remember my dad yelling at me like twice in my life. everytime i look at the calendar in my kitchen i'm nervous that i haven't paid my bills. i know that i have. i remember writing the check but i usually have to double check in my checkbook to make sure that i paid them. i'm nervous that our save the dates didn't get delivered to the right addresses and that people won't get their invitations. i'm nervous that my dress won't fit when it actually gets here (which is redic! i haven't gained or lost hardley any weight since i ordered it). i'm nervous when one of the pastors that i work with wants to talk to me. i'm nervous when i have to go to meetings that i know the church council president will be at.

i have to figure out a way to deal with this or it will ruin my life.

August 8, 2011

WE Fest!

Heaven in 2011!!

I grew up in a great place called Detroit Lakes, MN. It is great for a lot of reasons:
*lots of lakes (412 in the county, 416 within 20 miles of my mom & dad's)
*fiance (& family)
*winter, spring, summer & fall- we get a great taste of each season
*the street fair
*the county fair
*water carnival
*polar fest
*Zorbaz (the original)
WE Fest!!

If you havn't heard of WE Fest it is a county music festival that is held every summer, the first full weekend in August in Detroit Lakes. It runs Thur-Sat and depending on who you're talking to there are anywhere from 40,000-50,000 people there. I've heard numbers higher then that but I don't know what I believe.

Anyway, it's kind of a big deal and there are a lot of people that come to it.

There are 3 days of concerts with 5 concerts a day on the main stage (there is a smaller stage, kind of a bar like setting that has another concert later at night). This year's headliners were Brad Paisly, Sugarland, and Rascal Flatts. But Easton Corbin, The Charlie Daniels Band, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lynerd Skynerd, and Sunny Sweeny were also there. Next year they have already booked Toby Keith, Alabama, and Jason Aldean. And we already bought tickets! Thanks dad!!

Last year for Christmas dad bought us all tickets. So the future mr and I sat with my parents, my sister, and her bf. My sisters friend's also sat with us because the people that were sitting next to us were never there, so her friend's just "barrowed" their seats.

It was awesome! I love country music. I love that we didn't have to worry about anything. We just walked 2 blocks from my parent's house to get on the shuttle bus, and then the bus dropped us of right at the gate. So we didn't have to worry about driving or parking. But I did learn somethings at WE Fest this year:
*there are lots of girls (and some guys) that must think they are a lot smaller then they really are. I understand that I'm not a size 4 therefore I cover up a little bit. No body wants to see this. I wish other people understood that too.
*kind of related- I don't want to see your bra. I get that the shirts with the arms cut off and basically the whole side gone except for a little connecting piece at the bottome are great for the gym or sports practice but pu-lees! You are out in public- I don't want to see your bra. Or your man boobs.
*my future mr is antsy at 1 in the morning when he's waiting for a shuttle bus in the rain. I don't think I've ever heard him complain like that before.
*I really like having somewhere to sit down (I knew this before this year). When I was in high school and early college I just got a general admission ticket. This meant that I stood in what is called the bowl and watched the concert. But there are lawn chair seats called reserved seats, this is where the future mr and I have sat every time we've gone together. And I love not having to be a part of the mob. Plus we're closer and we have a better view.
*I'm poor and cheap (yes- they're different). Excuse me but $5 for a hot dog? $6 for 16oz of french fries? $7 for a beer or a mike's hard lemonade? Uff-da. Good thing our tickets were a gift from dad.
*all you have to do is ask for things. I went to the ticket office towards the end of the day on Saturday and I asked if I could have left over programs (that normally sold for $1) because there was a coupon in there for the Holiday Inn that will still be good for our wedding. The lady in the office just let me help myself! Whoop-whoop!

I'm sorry but I don't have pictures to share with you. My camera went dead during the second concert of the weekend. My charger was at my house and I was 100 miles away from my house. Hopefully I can get some from my sister- she took a lot!

The future mr and I also managed to get some wedding stuff done this weekend in the midst of WE Fest! But I'll share that with you on Wednesday :)

How was your weekend?
I hope you're haivng a great day!

Love, a future Mrs.

August 3, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

129 days to go!

I don't really have a whole lot of wedding news this week.
Our save the dates got mailed on Friday.
I got supplies to make canvas totes for all of my girls.
My b-maid Lacey and I work on favors this weekend.
(Sorry I don't have pictures yet- I forgot to take some)
I have a meeting with the florist tomorrow.

Hopefully I'll have more to talk about next week...
Hope you're having a great day!
Love, a future Mrs.

So What Wednesday

It's that time of week again!
Time to link up with Shannon at Life After I "Dew"
for So What Wednesday.

Here's what I'm saying So What to this week:

*if I couldn't figure out how to get a registry printed off at Wal Mart? Maybe the future Mr's cousin won't get a shower gift from me after all...

*if last week (the last 2 weeks actually) I haven't been able to think about things to write on here? I had to force it to find things. And this week? I have post ideas coming out of my ears.

*if I hate wearing sunscreen? I'm paying for it after this past weekend at the lake.

*if all I really want to do is be a stay at home mom and run an etsy store? That would be perfect! I would love to craft all day long and hang out with my babies (when I have them).

*if I ate tacos for the last 3 meals? I had a big taco craving and when you live by yourself a pound of taco meat goes a long way- there is still some in my fridge.

*if I still havn't packed for the weekend? I'm going home either tonight after youth group or tomorrow morning... it'll get done.

*if I've been questioning my career choice lately? How do you know what you're suppose to be doing?

*if we got "permanent" name plates on our office doors and I'm going to make them change mine in 4 months? The one they put up had my maiden name on it, which is fine for now but it's not going to be fine in 4 months (& 7 days).

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Love, a future Mrs.

August 2, 2011

Life Lessons

Last Wednesday I took my last camper to camp for the summer of 2011. Yes, I only had one camper. She is a sweet little girl who is going into 3rd grade, and she likes to talk. I basically listened for 2 hours :)

As we were getting close to camp I made a comment about how it's kind of a boring drive and there really isn't a lot to look at between church and camp. (Seriously- check out a map and look north of Grand Forks, ND and west of Bemidji, MN- there is nothing.)

Well Eryn said to me. It's ok. At least there are trees to look at. I like looking at trees because they're all different, kind of like snowflakes, unless you cut the snowflakes out of paper, then they can be the same.

I was blown away. I have driven to camp plenty of times this summer (and last) and it had never dawned on me to really enjoy what was around me, to really enjoy creation. I'm usually busy making sure kids aren't hitting each other, or making sure that I don't miss a turn and get lost, or I'm worried that we're running late, or I'm worried that the kids won't have fun, or I'm thinking about the work things that I need to get done while we're at camp. I never just enjoy it. Then I got to thinking about all of the other driving that I have been doing this summer. I haven't really enjoyed any of it. The driving has just been a means to an end. Like when my sister and I went on the Zorbaz tour I didn't really enjoy what was around me, I was focused on completing the challenge.

All it took was a sweet little talkitive girl who is going in to the 3rd grade to teach me a life lesson about slowing down and enjoying what is around me instead of focusing on what is to come.

So, thank you Eryn for opening my eyes to the creation around me and helping me to enjoy it. I owe you.

Love, a future Mrs.

August 1, 2011

What a weekend!

This past weekend was high school weekend at the cabin. No, I did not spend the weekend at the cabin with a bunch of high school kids (that happens next week) I spent this past weekend at the cabin with my friends from high school!

Well actually 2 girl friends from high school, 1 of husband of a friend, and a friend from Bible camp/college. And my future Mr. we can't forget about him, or my daddy.

The future Mr, my dad and I went to the cabin on Thursday evening. Cabin weekends always start with dinner from McDonalds on the way out of town. Once we got there we unpacked and relaxed at the cabin for a while then we went to Zorbaz on Gull lake for a drink since Thursdays are skirt nights there (if you wear a skirt you get a drink for a $1). Dad wore his kilt so that he could get $1 drinks too. And he wasn't the only  guy there in a skirt. The other man had on a woman's skirt tho. And he was weird. But dad was a hit. He makes me laugh.

On Friday morning we went into town to run errands. The habitat for humanity re-store, lunch, fleet farm, the grocery store, and the gas station to get propane to be exact. But then we got to play in the lake. Thank goodness it was a beautiful day! Friends started arriving around 3 in the afternoon so they played in the lake with us.

Saturday morning we had storm come through that knocked out the power. This would have bothered me much less if I hadn't put my eggbake in the oven 10 minutes before the power went out. It took the power company almost 2 hours to get the power back up. So we grilled for lunch instead of having eggbake for brunch. Oh well. The eggbake still got baked and eaten later in the weekend. After lunch it cleared up and we spent the afternoon in the sun again.

Sunday was nice from the get go. We spent the morning and afternoon in the lake. And I am sunburnt to prove it. Ouch. It hurts to shower. It hurt to put lotion on this morning. I couldn't find a comfy position to sleep in last night. Hopefully it will turn to tan soon.

This weekend also brought some time to craft. My b-maid Lacey is the friend from Bible camp/college that was there this weekend. She and I worked on the favors for the wedding. Hopefully I can finish them this week or next, I'm so close to being done with them! My other craft project included white t shirts and rit dye. I should have pictures to share later this week. Hopefully my new love of pinterest will keep fanning the fire under my craft-y behind!! I have more motivation to do things now that I have inspiration :)

I hope you're having a great day!
It's still hot and humid here in northern MN, I sure hope this humidity breaks soon.

Love, a future Mrs