Sunday, March 17, 2013

Couples Shower

Grants best man and his girlfriend Diana who is one of my dear friends hosted our couples shower this past weekend. Grant and I were so excited to have our couple shower and to see all of our wonderful friends! They hosted it at our house and so Grant and I helped get things ready and then were sent upstairs about 5 while all the secretive crafts came out! Diana did an amazing job decorating and all the crafts! When you came up the stairs there was a wood sign with Grant and Jami on it! There was a burlap wreath with a gray bow and yellow "J". As you walked in on our side table she had gifts for the Ladies and Gentlemen! The ladies got flower bookmarks and the men got little alcohol minis!!! She decorated with burlap and mason jars. She also made two burlap banners that were so cute and perfect!!  We had a wonderful meal that she cooked herself!! Everything was perfect and we enjoyed every minute of it. We loved celebrating with our friends and family. We are so thankful for the amazing things everyone has given and done for us during this special time in our lives.


Thank You to our wonderful hostesses!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Construction Under Way!!

As everyone knows back in september we had a major leak coming from our upstairs master bathroom. The leak had been going on for a couple of months but of course we had no clue. Well one day it finally decided to bust through to the downstairs. After many months of staring at a hole in our ceiling we are finally getting it fixed. We are having our couple shower at our house on the 16th and I wanted the ceiling fixed. Of course we wait until 2 weeks before to finally figure something out. Well saturday Grant and his friend James decided to watch a video on youtube and fix it themselves (With the help of Grants step-dad who used to do some sheetrock work). So Saturday we went to home depot and got the first round of supplies which cost about $30. Came back and the girls started on dinner while the boys tackled tearing down the ceiling to make a square. The next day they worked on putting up the sheetrock while us girls went to my basket shower! The next weekend the boys had to paint the ceiling, had a little trouble with the color but turned out just fine. They had only planned to paint the part that they had fixed but because the paint wasn't quite the same color they ended up painting the entire ceiling. I give them so much praise. Overall we spent about $300 dollars which to get it done professionally and painted would been a good $1000. I love the way it turned out, its a little darker than the walls but looks fabulous!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

School Bridal Tea!

I work at the best school ever!! Two of my sweet Kindergarten teachers wanted to throw a bridal tea for me to invite all my co-workers to town! They are so sweet to offer up one of their sundays and homes to celebrate this wonderful time with me! They did a wonderful job with the planning from the invitations to the table decorations and food!! They added touches of burlap and little wood hearts to keep with my rustic elegance theme. I love these two ladies to death, they are great co-workers but also some of my best friends! I would be lost without them in my life. Love you Lois and Jennifer!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monogram and Mimosas Shower!

Three of my sweet sweet bridesmaids though me a Monogram and Mimosas Shower. Everything was decorated so beautifully and elegant. My friend Meagan opened her beautiful home for the shower. Everything was perfect from the food, decorations to the friends that joined. Sarabeth planned a game for us all to play where they had already asked Grant questions and I was to answer them. If I got them right I was given a piece of Chocolate and if I answered wrong I had to put a piece of bubble gum ball in and chew it along with all the rest I was to get. It was a lot of fun and by the end my mouth was full lol. We opened up all the gifts and I got some great stuff with monograms on them!! I gave each girl a bath robe with their monogram on it as a hostess gift. Thank you girl so much for this wonderful shower. I am so blessed to have each of you in my life. I can't wait to celebrate with each of you standing by my side. I love you all very much and my life would not be the same without each of you being apart of it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

BOY or GIRL.........

Gender Baby Reveal Party!!
This past Friday night my very good friend Ashley had a Gender reveal party for the birth of her second child. I am so beyond excited for her and her husband Jeremy. She has been through a lot and I am so happy for her and this sweet little baby. Everything was decorated so wonderfully in pink and blue. We all wore the color that we thought the little miracle baby would be and took pictures either with TEAM BLUE OR TEAM PINK! After everyone chatted and enjoyed some yummy taco soup it was time for the big reveal. Ashley gave everyone a black balloon to pop and as we popped it the confetti color would tell us the gender of the baby. As the popping sound started we all were so overwhelmed looking for the color of the confetti that I didn’t get pictures of the popping!

IT’S A ………………..

Monday, February 18, 2013

Basket Shower

On Sunday February 17th, I had my first shower! Some of my wonderful and amazing friends hosted a “Basket Shower” for me at one of my sweet bridesmaids Allison’s House! I invited friends and family to celebrate with me during this special time. Each person is given a secret basket and they are to place items in a creative and unique way. I was very excited to get my showers started so that I could see all my wonderful friends and family during these next couple months as we celebrate! My 5 wonderful Hostess did a great job planning and getting everything ready for the shower. We all ate and chatted before getting started with opening the wonderful and beautiful baskets. Grant came at the end to open the last basket, which was from his mom. She had “His favorite things” basket.  Grant and I are truly blessed to have some of the most amazing people in our lives. We can’t wait until May 4th to celebrate with all of you! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Will you be a bridesmaid?

I always knew that I wanted to ask my girls in a special way to be a bridesmaid for my special day. So when I got engaged I started making plans for a special and unique way. So after searching pinterest for a few hours, I finally came up with a very special way. I bought these boxes from Michael's and stained them, then I wrote the words FAITH, HOPE, LOVE. In each box had a special poem and the colors of my wedding. Here is the poem for the bridesmaid.......

Faith, Hope, Love ……The greatest of these is Love

Faith has taught me God has a plan for me.
He wants me to be Happy, Joyous and have the Love
of someone to share my journey.

As girls we played house with our dolls
and hoped one day to have our own family to love.
My time has come for that journey to begin.

On the day that I marry this wonderful man,
I hope by my side you will proudly stand.

The one thing on which I could always depend,
was an open ear from you my friend.

Thank you for all the support that you lend,
but mostly I thank you for being my friend.

So on my wedding day, I will need you more than ever.
Please say you'll be my bridesmaid now.... and my friend forever.

Here is the one for the MOH- My sister of course!!
Faith has taught me God has a plan for me.

He wants me to be Happy, Joyous and have the Love
of someone to share my journey.

As girls we played house with our dolls
and hoped one day to have our own family to love.
My time has come for that journey to begin.

To get ready for a wedding there's just so much to do,
from choosing bridesmaid's dresses, to finding something blue.

I see so very clearly, how this wedding's only one,
of the many times you've helped me, when things needed to be done.

Simply to say thank you, just doesn't seem to share,
the feelings here inside me, when I see how much you care.

You are so very special and my heart is grateful for
the friendship that we share and will be forevermore.

Now on the day I marry, you will be the one to stand
as my maid of honor, near me close at hand.

Of memories we've shared, this day just would not be,
the one that I had dreamed of, without you next to me.

And though our lives keep changing, I will still look forward to,
all the many things we'll share, as only sisters do. 

And for my sweet flower girls I gave them each a headband with my colors and a hankercif with their initials to go with a poem for them.

You are so very young, but the years will pass by
and you'll too be a bride, in the blink of an eye.

While you may not remember, the day that I married,
the part that you played, or the basket you carried.

There will be a day, that will burn bright like an ember.
The day you will wed, you will always remember.

So here is a hankie, for the day you will say...
"I need "something old" for my wedding day"

All My Love Sweetheart.