Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Our Wedding Party at the Rehearsal Dinner
Our Bachelor/Bachelorette Attire
Sweet, sweet moment with my sister after the ceremony.
I love him so much:)
Our Bubble Exit!!!
Kisses for the Bride & Groom!
Well, the wedding was on June 20th!!!! Time has flown by and we have been so busy!!! Here are just a few snap shots our friends have taken. Professional photos should be here within the next few days!!!
Married life is going so, so good. We are really enjoying being Newlyweds. I was just offered an awesome job too, as an Administrative Assistant!! It's going really well:)
Prayer does pay off, Joey and I are doing fabulous and couldn't be happier:)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Well, it's getting down to the wire with all the Wedding Planning!!!! 10 Days to GO!!!!! I can't believe it's next Saturday...June 20th! Everyone has been telling me the past several weeks to soak it all in and enjoy every moment of it. Time has surely passed by the past year of our wonderful Engagement. I can't wait to see what God has planned for our Marriage and new life together. I'm sure it will be wonderful. We are continuing to pray for guidance and direction of where God is leading to start our lives together... We have a lot of Faith and know we will get the answer, all is his timing. I need to remember to be patient and God will provide. I am thankful for all our friends and family that will be coming in town next week and pray for safe travel, good health, and good weather!
*Photos are some oldies, but goodies;) Some of my favs.
My 21st Birthday Party
My 21st Birthday dinner at Demos'
Fourth of July '06
Monday, May 4, 2009
This past weekend Joey and I went to Knoxville for my Brother's Senior Night Soccer Game, as well as his prom. We also got to see his "College Day Signing" too!!! He will be attending University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky in the Fall. He will be on Soccer scholarship as well! He is very excited and so is the rest of the family! Wahoo:)
Things are beginning to fall into place more and more for the Wedding! It's just around the corner and will be here before we know it! We're down to 47 days:)
Monday, April 6, 2009
This past weekend Joey and I had our last wedding shower in Macon County (where he is from). Joey's Aunts and Cousins hosted the shower and set it all up so pretty. We had an Easter theme-which was pretty similar to our wedding colors-blue and yellow. It was very cute:)
The weather was perfect, nearly 50 guests came and went, lots of very nice gifts and overall a wonderful time with our friends and family.
I think one of my favorite gifts of the day was from Aunt Ruth & Uncle Bill, a 7-piece Pampered Chef cookware set!!! I screamed and nearly cried. It was a moment. My other favorite of the day was a beautiful quilt, hand made by Mama Ovie (Joey's 90 year old grandmother)...again cried. It was wonderful and we have so many nice items:)
The past few weekends have been so great, being able to spend it with my mom and very close friends...it has made me realize how truly blessed Joey and I are. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful life and we are very thankful.
We are planning on having one more shower in Murfreesboro after the wedding-just so more of our friends and family can attend a shower. April and May is booked solid the rest of the weekends and June will obviously be hectic, so right now we're planning on July 11th.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This past weekend Joey and I had two wedding showers!!!
Our first one was in Knoxville, hosted by my best friend from high school & one of my bridesmaids, Abby Snyder. We had around 27 guests there. It was decorated beautifully, had yummy yummy food, lots of gifts and lots of friends and family. Some friends were there that I hadn't seen in four years. It was so great.
Our second shower was in Maryville, hosted by Aunt Betty Sue. She is so crafty and had the table set-up so nice and family members were there from out of state. The thought of them driving in from North Carolina and Georgia meant so much to me. My Great Aunt, that is 87, was able to come too. It was so great to see her.
Joey and I were blessed beyond belief with the friends and family that came. Everyone was so thoughtful with their gifts, I can't believe the items we've received. It was such a wonderful weekend; truly full of family, friends and fun:)
Joey and I are extremely grateful for the continued caring thoughts, advice and prayers as we countdown the days 'til June 20, 2009!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
As of March 12, 2009 there are 100 Days until our wedding day!!
Joey and I are beyond excited and CAN NOT wait for the wedding to be here! It's so crazy to look back since July 15, 2008 (when Joey proposed) and see what all has happened, how we've grown and how much has changed. We are so lucky to have one another and can't wait 'til we are husband and wife:)
We have been so dead set on a summer wedding and fell in love with it being in June for a couple of reasons. My parents were married on June 21st and Joey's parents were married on June 19th. June 20th falls on a Saturday this year and we just knew it would be so perfect. It's so special to us to share our wedding anniversary with our parents within 3 days.
A year is a long time to plan a wedding, but we're both thankful for our lives together, our family and friends. It's so hard to believe the wedding will be here in no time now. We can't wait!!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Well, Murfreesboro finally got SNOW!!! We had about 6 inches from late Saturday night to Sunday morning. It was so beautiful! Here's a few pictures of Joey and myself Sunday morning-attempting to leave for church. We made it there safely, no worries, the main roads were clear.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So, I have been in the process of finding a job. I have had one phone interview, one face to face interview and received a phone call today for my second round interview. I'm so incredibly thankful for this opportunity! God is blessing me in so many ways and this is such a blessing to me.
The interview is with Special Kids-it's a non-profit Christian organization that helps families with children of special needs. Anything from mental and physical therapy, aerobics, children of all ages and for such a worthy cause.
My second round interview is next Friday, March 6th at 10am. I am praying that as I meet the rest of the team at Special Kids they feel that I am the perfect fit to the newest member of their team. It would be such an honor and blessing to work for a company for such a worthy cause.
I pray to God that it's his will for me to be hired for the Marketing/PR Development Position.
Monday, February 23, 2009
God works in some of the most mysterious ways!!! Joey and I have been praying about guidance and direction lately. We have known there is something God has been trying to tell us and it all came together yesterday at church.
Joey and I go to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church and have been attending regularly for at least a year. The first time I went to MMBC was for their Christmas program in 2005 and felt so welcome and wondered what God had in store for me.
Joey and I had talked about needing a church home here in Murfreesboro, have been praying about it for a while, and it all came together at church yesterday.
Joey and I were completely focused during the entire service. The sermon was about showing your salvation, prayer life, and lastly having a church home and joining somewhere...and that's when it all came together. At the end of the sermon we had a hymn and invitation. It was all I could to to keep it together. I could feel it, I could just feel God talking to me and wanting me to join the church, but I was praying for a sign. I prayed, "God give me a sign, let me know this is what Joey wants to do to..lead, guide and direct me and him." Well, I got a sign! Joey leans over and whispers, so sternly and in tears, "I'm joining the church!" This was exactly what I needed to hear, a sign from God, and I followed right behind him.
There was not a dry eye in that church. Everyone was so excited. Three more people joined the church yesterday too. God is so good!
So, Bro. Massey, our pastor says, "Now, I'm so proud of you two, this is a young couple, getting married in June, just a few months away, and talk about getting your home started right." "This is just amazing! I'm tickled pink!" He was so amazing and everyone was so supportive and excited that we decided to join.
It has been on our hearts and minds a lot here lately and now we just feel a piece of mind. So relived, so happy and joyous.
God truly blessed us yesterday. We feel that this was the first step to improve everything with our relationship with one another and with God. Continue to pray for Joey and myself as prepare for another leap of faith June 20th. This was truly an answered prayer and such a blessing for us both. We are so thankful that God put this on our hearts and we have a church home!!! We know that God will ALWAYS provide to his children.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The past few days have been so wonderful spending so much time with Joey. I think we have grown together so much more the past few weeks since we've had some real quality time with one another. He is such an amazing man, friend and child of God. We have went out shopping for a lot of our wedding items, cooked dinner, watched movies and applied for several jobs.
While we were eating dinner tonight (February 21st) we realized that the wedding is now 4 months away. Now this opened up a wide variety of feelings for us both: Excitement, anxious, nervous, weepy, scared, joyful and can't wait to be Mr. and Mrs. There is one, rather large problem at the moment though..neither Joey or myself have a job:( This is not a good situation. We got engaged last July thinking, we'll graduate in December, set the date for June 20th and we'll have plenty of time to find a job. Well, any other year that would be the case, but not this year with the economic down fall. I hate the "E-Word!" Absolutely despise it! For people to talk about the economic down fall just makes me sick, but it's the honest truth now. Joey and I have been looking for jobs for over three months now and have found nothing. No one is hiring:(
So, this brings everything to a quick realization as to what we're going to do with the wedding four months away, and if any of you ask, the answer is: "We have NO idea what we're going to do!" All we can do is pray. Yes we're excited and yes we are scared out of our minds. The thought of us not being employed right now is killing us both. And the simple thought of us being somewhat financially stable by June is a very high expectation. We will ride this roller coaster out though! We are refusing to give up and be like everyone else when times get tough. We love each other so much and I think it shines through. At the end of the day it doesn't matter how much money we have, but how happy we are together. That is the truth!
This is just a trial and tribulation of our life and we believe strongly that this is a test from God. If we can withstand this together, stay strong and have faith in God; we think we'll be able to overcome anything in our marriage together.
Regardless of the situation, we are saying our vow and WILL be husband and wife on June 21st. It may be scary, but we have faith in ourselves and that God will provide.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. Lamentations 3:25
Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not jealous of boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"Where words fail, music speaks."
"Dream as you'll live forever; live as you'll die tomorrow."
Well, I've just opened up this blog site to keep you all updated on my life, I suppose. I guess all you need to know is right now I'm very busy looking for my dream job and planning a fabulous wedding! Joey and I are getting married on June 20th, 2009 and can't wait to see what God has in store for both of us the rest of the year and our lives together.