Monday, June 30, 2008

Showers Galore

Dessert Surprise

Friday at work my coworkers surprised me with a dessert celebration.


Chocolate Cake

Eclair Cake

Edible Arrangement

There was also peanut butter pie! It was great!

Recipe box with all the delicious recipes inside.

Couples Cookout
Saturday night my parent's friends hosted a WONDERFUL cookout for Josh and I. There were so many people there it was great! Everything about the evening was perfect. It was supposed to be outside by the pool but the rain put a damper on that plan. It was just as beautiful inside.

Jenny and Dianne...working hard!

The food was FABULOUS! Pork tenderloin, grilled pineapple, slaw salad, potato wedges, and rolls.

For dessert we had cookies and key lime pie!!!

Mark was the grill master and did a great job!

After dinner we all gathered together and people took turns giving us marriage advice. It was great. Josh and I really enjoyed ourselves. It was a perfect end to a perfect evening.

NWA Shower

Last night I had my Northwest Arkansas shower. It was just as great as all the others! I really am blessed with some great friends.

The Hostesses and Me: Laurie, Kelly, and Shannon

My Sister, Me, My Mom

The food was great! And the petit fours were heavenly!

Shannon and Cozelle

Heidi and Ashley

Laurie, Katie, Katie, and Paige

My mom got me this pitcher I've been wanting! They said I looked funny when I held it up so of course I posed for a picture!

Shannon and Cozelle got me some of my every plates and bowls from Pottery Barn. The bowls were on back order so Shannon made me some...with little pearls and all!
I've had such a good time lately with all my wonderful showers. People have blessed me far beyond what I ever could have imagined. Thanks again to everyone for all you've done!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ozark Shower

This past weekend I had a shower in Ozark. Ozark is special because that's where I grew up. We moved there when I was 4 and left when I was 15. My family made lifelong friends while we were there and they are the ones who went together to give me a wonderful shower.

The Hostesses

Pinning of the corsage


Food Table with DELICIOUS cakes (PLURAL) and cupcakes! They know me well!

I got to take these beautiful flowers home!

My roommate had a canvas painted and I get to keep it! I'll probably display it at the wedding too!

I did the opening, Holly did the writing.

My Mom, Me, My Sister

I had a wonderful shower! Thanks again for all who helped give it and all who came to celebrate with me!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Siesta Summer Bible Study

Last night Shannon hosted our first Siesta Summer Bible Study. This is a study Beth Moore and her blog world are participating in this summer. I'm really excited about it. First thing we did was eat dinner (very yummy!), then watched a video Beth posted on her blog...

Elizabeth and Shannon

...and then we got down to business. Our first meeting was just the introduction so there was lots of extra time to chit chat about "other" things.

Shannon, Me (yes I did wear this outfit on Saturday), Katie

I can't wait to get started in my book today! The Bible study is set up so we meet every other Tuesday. That means we have to have two weeks of lessons done when we meet again! Yikes! I better get busy. I think this is just what I need at this time in my life.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Zach Attack

Look who came to see me yesterday!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lots of Grass and a Shower

This weekend Josh came up to Fayetteville early to help me with my yard. It has been growing a lot lately but since my mower is broken I have been unable to do anything about it. Josh brought one up and took care of it for me. He's my hero!

Then on Saturday Josh and I had our first wedding shower. It was a family shower so guys and girls were invited. We had a great time and got lots of great gifts.

This is my grandmother and her two sisters.

My grandmother got me the cupcake pan from William Sonoma. I was so excited!

We got 8 sets (of one) of our everyday dinnerware. Josh and I are both excited about these. We got 2 yellow, 2 green, and 4 red.
I think everyone should know that even though the shower was for Josh and I we were not the star of the show. That award goes to my cousin Grace.

Here she is playing with some of my presents. Isn't she cute?

I'm sorry I don't have more pictures of my family to show you. My dad was in charge of the picture taking and let's just say he has other things he's good at! :)

Also, earlier in the week my mom sent me these:

Aren't the pretty? I have the best mom in the world!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Alvin and Some Wedding Planning

I went to Little Rock again this past weekend. Josh was a groomsman in a wedding. He was so gracious to let me skip out on the rehearsal dinner so my mom and I could do some wedding errands. We went to Hobby Lobby and got things for my wedding/guest book (half off...I love that place). Then we went to the mall for a few things. After that we came home and spent a good majority of our time watching Alvin...or Simon...we're not sure which one.

Here's the little chipmunk in the food my mom left outside.

Here he is stuffing his cheeks.

And here he is ready to devour the pile mom set out for him. He should be set for winter!

After we watched Alvin for a while we looked through old pictures. We're trying to get some together for the slide show that will run at our wedding. We aren't going to have one set to music or anything. We're just going to loop one for a little while on one of the receptions walls. If people want to look at it they can and if not they don't have to.

I love this picture!

Saturday we got up and around so we could go do a few things before Josh had to be at the church for pictures. Our goal was to get the suits ordered for the groomsman. I'm really excited about the ones we picked because they were buy one get one FREE!!

After that we dropped Josh off and went to eat and do some more things before I had to get ready for the wedding.

Mom and Dad at Buffalo Grill
The rest of the day mom and dad drove all over Arkansas (well just Searcy and North Little Rock but my sister went to Ft. Smith) to round up enough ties for all the men in the wedding. I found the one I wanted and so we had to get them fast! Josh and I missed out on all that because were at his best friend's wedding.

Isn't he handsome?
Then on Sunday mom and I headed to Paris, AR to meet with Scott, our florist. He is great! We talked with him for 3 HOURS but we got it all settled. It's going to really pretty and I can't WAIT!!!!!!!!
And I'm sure I will have more to report on the wedding front soon. My mom is coming up to Fayetteville today and we're going to spend today and all day tomorrow working on some things! Only 101 days left!