Wednesday, April 22, 2015

From first wedding gift to flat tire

This past weekend was a fun one! I spent time with my family on Friday night. We went to dinner and then walked around the square! I absolutely love our little square in my hometown. During the summers they have the farmers market there, and in the winter it's where they place a huge Christmas tree and light it up. There are all kinds of events that take place up there and a ton of cute stores and restaurants on it. The weather was great so we enjoyed just walking around and talking

Saturday afternoon I went to a spring tea with Matthew's mom for his grandmother. She lives in an assisted living home and every year in the spring they have a spring tea for all the women there, and they get to invite female family members. This year was my fourth year going and I have really enjoyed them. I love seeing all the cute elderly ladies that live there get all excited and dressed up for it. All of the ladies that live there got to pick a rose out to take back with them to their room and she had me pick out which one I liked best. I chose pink because it matched my dress!

When I got to Matthew's house to meet his mom to go to the tea he told me we had a wedding present waiting for us to open...Our FIRST wedding present!!!!! How exciting!!!!!
We were so excited to open it that we didn't think about taking a picture so we went back and recreated opening our first present lol

The silverware we picked out! My aunt and uncle from Michigan sent them to us since they won't be able to make it down to the bridal shower, so sweet! We are so thankful for sweet and caring family members. What a fun first gift!! :)

Saturday night my family had our first cookout of the summer...there is nothing better than a good ole cookout with your family! Daddy grilled some delicious burgers and we had carrot cake for dessert...YUM!

Sunday after church I decided to run by Jimmy Johns and grab a salad wrap. I have been OBSESSED with these delicious things. SO good and SO much better for me than all that bread, even though Jimmy Johns has some of the best bread...period. We are having our engagement pictures taken ONE week from this Sunday so no bread for me these next two weeks!
Anyways, while I was there I must have ran over something because as soon as I pulled into my driveway my tire pressure light came on and advised me of low tire pressure. That has happened before so I honestly didn't think anything of it until I parked on our patio and got out. That's when I heard it and saw it, the air was definitely leaking out...quickly. 

I went inside to get my dad and he came out and put the spare tire on for me. So handy, seriously he knew exactly what to do- good thing because I had NO idea. They should teach that in high school or something. 

After he put the spare tire on we looked on the old tire and found what I ran over...
We have no idea what that is other than a piece of sharp plastic...gross!

Daddy told me I couldn't go over 50 mph with the spare tire on. I didn't think it would be too hard until later that afternoon. We were on the way to church and we were on 840 which is a state hwy. The speed limit is 70. Matthew drove behind me with his flashers on but it was just too dangerous, and I knew it would be even worse driving on the actual interstate, at night, trying to get back to Cookeville. I called my mom and she met me and took my car and I took my dad's truck. He took my car to the shop on Monday morning for me so they could put a new tire on and I drove his truck and came home on Monday afternoon to switch back. I am so thankful for my parents!! They helped me a lot and I really appreciated it!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Flowers

Last Saturday morning I went with my aunt to pick out our flowers for the wedding. 
We went to a place in Nashville that is considered a wholesale flower shop, whole sale = lower prices...perfect!
I already had in mind what I wanted but we needed to go see them in person and talk with the florist to see when we need to buy them. My aunt is actually going to be putting our flower arrangements, bouquets, and the guy boutonnieres together!! She has done a lot of weddings and I have seen them and they look beautiful. I am SO excited, and SO thankful!!
Here are some ideas we have found on Pinterest:

The flowers:
They are my favorite. Every since I was little my dad has grown them and they come up every year late spring to early summer in the prettiest soft pink, and every year daddy has cut me a few and put them in a vase on our table. When I moved out he started putting some together for me to take back to my apartment. So really it wasn't even a question, peonies are just beautiful. If we were getting married late spring/early summer while daddy's peonies were still coming up I would use those in a heartbeat. I am still holding out on maybe just a couple that decided to come up later (fingers crossed!!)
I love the way these look and I have found multiple ideas of mixing peonies and carnations and loved them all! 
Baby's breath
It seems to be very popular theses days, and I really like it as a filler. I wanted to look at other greenery filler options but there wasn't much that I just really loved, especially the prices. Peonies and baby's breath is going to look so good together!
There are a few other flowers we are looking at still but those are the main three!!
-My bouquet is going to be mainly peonies with maybe a few carnations and some baby's breath.
-My sister and MOH, is going to have a couple of peonies and mainly carnations with some baby's breath.
-My bridesmaids are going to have carnations with baby's breath.
-Matthew is going to have either a white peony or carnation, his groomsmen are going to have a pink carnation and some baby's breath. We are still working on the guys flowers!
What flowers did you ladies have in your weddings?! 
Y'all, I am getting SO excited!! We hit the 100 day mark last Thursday and I am pretty sure I was on cloud 9 all day lol.
95 days to go!!!! Double digits! 
We are getting engagement pictures made early next month, and I am SO excited about them. I have been planning our outfits and finding places to have them made. Praying for pretty weather the day we have them made!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bee Rock and Good Workouts

Whew! I feel like life is flying by and I can hardly come up for a breath.
The past week has consisted of:
Wedding Planning
Spending time with family
Some REALLY good workouts
Some good times with friends
and of course, some REALLY good food ;)
Wedding planning is going well! I went this past weekend and picked out our flowers with my aunt. It was so surreal, a lot of this wedding planning has me feeling that way. It seems like it was just yesterday we were picking out his suit to wear to senior prom and boutonniere for senior prom and now, these past few weekends, we've picked out his suit and and boutonniere for our WEDDING. As in what he will be wearing when I walk down the aisle to him and we become HUSBAND and WIFE. My emotions are just through.the.roof.
I got to see most of my family this past weekend. The kids had their annual Easter egg hunt while I enjoyed some chocolate ;) My mema mad a huge lunch on Sunday and, of course, it was delicious. Her ham and potato salad are to die for...and calories don't count on holiday weekends, right? ;)

Last Monday we had a GOOD workout. I'm talking about the kind where you push yourself and feel amazing afterward. Love workouts!! We didn't go to the gym everyday, but I still did some workouts at home!
I went to bee rock with my sister and best friend. I had never been there but Matthew's brother, Nathan, talks about it all the time so we went! It was well worth the drive, too.

 Also, campus is SO pretty right now!