Bridesmaids

Time seriously flies when you are having fun!  My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary this Monday.  It feels like just yesterday that we were still in the midst of planning!  I figure it’s finally time to start sharing some of the DIY projects I did for our wedding!

First on the agenda was asking my girls to be a part of our wedding party.  I started with my two sisters, my Matron and Maid of honors.  I have seen some super creative ways to ask, so here was my take:
 Not that I had any doubts they would say yes, but I was super happy that they agreed to share the responsibilities and were as excited as I was!  And who doesn’t love a little bubbly?
I also asked my best friend and future Sister in Law to be bridesmaids.  It was fun to incorporate our colors, and the sunflowers that I was so desperate to base our flower scheme around.
  Now that I had my girls, Brian gathered the guys and we had a well rounded wedding party!
Next up, save the dates!

Time Flies!

On the Jetty, just after the proposal!
Well hello there! I cannot believe how much time has passed…it has been a whirl wind of a summer.  I’m here for a life update!  Many things have happened since February.  One of the biggest and most exciting…Brian and I are engaged!  He proposed in April on our Cape Escape 🙂  We walked way out on one of the Jettys during sunset, and he dropped down on one knee.  It was beautiful and perfect, and we couldn’t be happier!!
Back at the Hotel, ready to tell the world!
Shortly after, I was excited to come home and ask my girls to be in the wedding!  My older sister Katie, will be my Matron of Honor, and younger sister Becky is my Maid of Honor.  I also asked Brian’s sister and my good friend to be Bridesmaids.  I put a cute little tag on a bottle of champagne, and the rest is history!
Will you be my Maid of Honor?

Now the real planning has begun!  We have set a date of 10/13/13.  So far, we have the church, venue, photographer, and I got my dress!  Major things out of the way, since we knew Brian would have no time during wrestling season, but those are also the most expensive!  Stress over money has already gone into full swing.  But, we know that the day will be perfect, and that’s all that we can ask for!

This summer was also full of many more fun things.  We celebrated 4 years together!

Made it to Fenway, even though the Red Sox are not having the best year…

Visited the family in Maine for a short trip.  Even though the weather wasn’t great, we went Kayaking, and made it to a fun Wine tasting.

On top of all the wedding planning, we still had time to relax and have fun.  Which is hard to do, when you’re also working full time!  The summer felt like it flew by before I even blinked.  But I’m happy with all the memories we made and can’t wait for the year to come!

I’m now into my second year of teaching Kindergarten.  They are such a great age, but surely keep me on my toes!  We started off the year with one of my all time favorite “first day of school” classics, The Kissing Hand.  We made cute little hand prints, with our heart stickers in the middle, and a little poem for moms and dads.

We are now into our first full week, and I’m home sick 🙁  I can’t believe I’m sick already, but I’ve had some kind of nasty stomach bug.  I managed to make it through the day yesterday, but by 4:30 this morning I knew today would have to be a stay home and take it easy kind of day.  But I’m resting up and can’t wait to get back tomorrow.  We are on a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme, and I have lots of fun stuff planned!

Hope that you all had great summers too!  Glad to be back checking in!