Saturday, May 31, 2008

This is it!!!

After 4 years of friendship, over two and half years of love, and 11 weeks of planning....

I'm getting married!!!!!

Tomorrow is the big day and I'm absolutely beside myself! I have run every gamut of emotion that you could think of on the positive end :) On the one hand, I absolutely can not believe this is happening, and on the other hand I can't believe it hasn't already happened. I am still tearing up knowing that I will never be tucked into bed by my dad again (yes, I'm 22 and it's still my favorite ritual). BUT! I will never tire of the joy of finally getting to fall asleep with my man and wake up next to him. This is going to be the most amazing change in my life! My emotions are definitely running on overdrive right now.

A little over a year and a half ago, my most amazing friend Joy got married. When I went to visit her at her new home in Michigan, I saw a wooden sign that she had over her bed and I knew right away I wanted the same sign to hang over mine. My oldest sister, Abby, got me this sign for a wedding gift (which of course sent me into another crying moment)...and I can't wait to hang this in my bedroom. "Always kiss me goodnight".

I'm off to my rehearsal dinner...without the rehearsal, which is actually taking place at 8:45 tomorrow morning. And tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. I will begin a new journey..a new story...a new chapter. One that centers around this amazing man that has won my heart over and over and cherishs me and loves me with everything in him. One that promises my heart, my honor, my respect, my support, my everything to him for the rest of our forevers.

I absolutely can not wait for that moment.

I am the most blessed woman to be loved by this man.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Eric and Tricia Engaged!

When I asked Eric and Tricia how 'this' happened - the love, relationship and engagement - they're answer was simple "we missed each other". Both of them served 18 months overseas, one in the army and one in the national guard, and when they got back...the rest was history!

They share such a sweet sweet love. I loved watching Eric just smile at her in adoration, and Tricia gazing at him with sparkling eyes. When Tricia's goofy side came out, Eric just laughs at her and shakes his head. They fit so perfectly together, balancing each other out.

I'm so excited for your August wedding you guys!! And I don't want to hear one more word about your photogenic abilities...I wanted to pick 200 photos for this slideshow!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tricia and Eric: Sneak Preview

I had to post just a few from Tricia and Eric's engagement shoot today. This shoot has been rescheduled an unbelievable amount of times due to the weather, but Tricia and I agreed that it turned out that today was the prettiest of every day we've scheduled it for!

One of the first words out of Tricia's mouth today was "we're not photogenic".

Well...I'm sorry to tell you, my beautiful bride...but you are VERY photogenic. I still can't get over how beautiful you are. Eric, you are the luckiest man in the world!
Here are just a few to tie you over until the whole show goes up!

Stay tuned for more coming!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm Alive...

....barely!! Last week was such a whirlwind week with my amazing friends here which included, shopping, being sick, white sox game (let the record show I'm still a cubs fan!), painting my new apartment (YAY!), moving, unpacking and and and.....


We moved all of Nick's stuff, and all of my furniture, into the new place on Sunday. The rest of my stuff will slowly move over the next 19 days, but I needed some stuff to stay with me at my parents house, so right now my room is a DISASTER because all of the stuff I had on tables/bookshelves is now on my floor. It's my goal tonight to make some sense of it!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Visitors my life for the next week.

....and it makes me the MOST EXCITED EVER.
Gitti, my amazing and beautiful friend from Germany is here for a week and brought her two men with her - her unbelievable husband, Tarek, and her "eat me I'm so cute" son! It's been two years since we've seen each other and it's amazing to talk to her without typing. I hadn't yet had the chance to meet her two boys, and I have immediately fallen in love with them both. Tarek is funny, sweet, friendly, and an AMAZING father and Jakim?? I've already told Gitti she's going home without him because I'm going to keep him!!! He's SO precious, so active, and so so so cute.
Stay tuned for more on our adventures!