Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Week Closer

Another week closer and I am so excited! I am excited for this summer to be over.  I'm excited to see Ben again and oh yeah, I'm definitely excited to get married to my best friend :)

This week on Monday, I got my dress from the seamstress.  It fits perfectly! I look so pretty and I definitely felt the most beautiful I have ever felt before in my life. I'm happy that it fit so nicely after only one fitting and that I don't have to go back for more altering.

This weekend I started addressing wedding announcements.  Ben's list is entirely done.  Now I just need to work on mine.
This is only half of them!

And last, but definitely not least, my brother got his mission call! Bridger has been called to serve in the Brazil Sao Palo East mission! He leaves for the Brazilian MTC on November 21st.  I am so proud of my little brother and I'm super excited he gets to serve the Lord and share the Gospel with the wonderful people of Brazil.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Halfway Done!

Monday officially marked the half way point for me and Ben.  We are officially more than half way through the summer :) This makes me so happy I don't even know what to do with myself.  I'm just super antsy for it to be August.  I want to see Ben SO BAD! Skyping is nice, but it definitely isn't the same.

As of Friday, Ben and I have officially been engaged for 3 months.  Only 2 left to go.

Saturday, Ben was half way through Washington Seminar.

In other bits of news...

  • I got a haircut on Thursday and I absolutely love it. 
  • Tomorrow I go to pick up my wedding dress from the alterations lady.  Hopefully it fits perfectly.  She said it was a quick, easy fix to make it fit just right.  I'm hoping this will be my one and only fitting appointment.  
  • Today was my second week working in the Primary.  Last week I got called to help in my sister's class.  I help teach 12-15 eight and nine year olds.  Luckily they pretty much are all great kids.  I've got a few rowdy ones but I think it will be a great summer with these kiddos.  I absolutely love Primary.  You can feel the Spirit so much with these sweet children.  They are so smart and know the Gospel so well.  I am amazed at what comes out of their mouths and how they say what they mean and what they believe with so much conviction.  But, I have to say my favorite part is singing time, just like when I was in Primary :) I absolutely love feeling the Spirit as I sing with these amazing children.  The lyrics of Primary songs have always touched my heart and I am so happy I get to sing those on a weekly basis.  Being in Primary is definitely what I need this summer.  It helps me a lot to feel that I am needed and to feel like I am actually helping the ward instead of sitting back and not doing anything.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bridal Shower

Wedding plans are coming along! The invitations are here. The addresses are almost all collected. All of the stuff that has been accumulating in my room all summer is finally finding homes so my room now looks less like a tornado came through and spit out every purple and green thing you could think of.

Yesterday, I had my bridal shower.  It was lots of fun. My grandma planned and organized it for me.  I had friends from work and from church come and we had a great time.  I got lots of really nice gifts and I can't wait to start using them! I'm especially excited to try out my rice cooker and to experiment with lots of new recipes in my new crock pot.  I also got the cherry blossom plates and bowls I wanted from my registry :)

Sorry there are no pictures :( I'm lame and left my camera in the car.  Luckily, pictures were taken.  I should be getting them in the next few weeks.  And hopefully I will remember to put them up.