Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Mr & Mrs
I love him.
Soulmate until the end of time....
~We honeymooned in Orlando and went to Sea World, Busch Gardens and Disney! (Pictures to come...)
~My best friend got married 5 weeks after me... and true to childhood dreams, we were both each other's maid of honor.
~I am FINALLY in my 4th year in the Paralegal Program...and I have senioritis BAD.
~My Hooah-buddy and other half came to visit, she brought her adorable 30 wk baby belly for me to kiss. =)
.... half an update. more to come. I promise to be better at blogging!
Monday, June 8, 2009
two of my bridesmaids dresses were ordered 6!!! sizes too big and they take 9 weeks to be delivered (I have 5)...
I am not tan...
I am still the same size...
I have not picked out and ordered my flowers yet...
we have just begun marital counseling...
I keep double booking appointments...
I now have a regular work hours and just when it was getting easier to schedule somehow added in tutoring to screw everything up...
I STILL have insomnia...
My immune system sucks and I seem to catch every germ that blows by...which I have now given to my fiancee and my family...
EVERYONE seems to have an opinion about MY wedding... [ok well not everyone... those who love me and are sane, you know who you are and this need not apply to you =) ]
I can't decide on a first dance song...
I seem to indulge in chocolate in times of stress. meaning all the time. bad for fitting into THE dress...
I barely know any details of my best friends wedding because she is getting married a month after me and I don't have time to help her right now...
Colorado is too far away and I miss and NEED my hooah buddy and other half...
I have 9 on-going lists of things to do and no motivation to do them...
Planning a wedding is not as fun as I had imagined....
Oh, and military men who think its funny to call a bride pretending to be someone stating that their fiancee left their phone in a stripclub and need to come get it, are NOT funny and should be publically scorned for their immaturity and lack of sensitivity to a lady.
BUT... God IS faithful. My fiancee is AMAZING and no matter the number of groomsmen, matching dressed bridesmaids, new family with drama, and tired days, he will be my HUSBAND in 33 days.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
I am officially finished with this semester of school, and despite my panic I actually managed to maintain my gpa. whew. My dad received his masters in criminal justice and marched at the graduation, I was so proud of him! Josh received a promotion and was hired for a permanent position at the flight facility as a blackhawk machanic. He moved into what will be our apartment...let's see, wedding plans are insanely crazy, there are so many details left! I had my first alterations last week, have appointments to finalize catering and the cake within the next few days, and am madly gathering addresses to send out invitations! There are so many things left to do, but I know that they will all be finished and it will all turn out beautifully. Though it has been busy and sometimes stressful, by the end of the day all I can think is that soon I will be a wife. Two months from today and I will be MRS.GRIFFIN!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
beautiful. inspiring. hopeful.
wise. kind. truthful.
compassionate. perservering. humble.
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creative. helpful. thrifty.
intelligent. accomplished. determined.
playful. appreciative. joyful.
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I pray that I become a woman of grace. A figure of compassionate elegance who inspires those around me to love the Lord with every part of who they are. I pray my life never ceases to display His mercy and loving kindness.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Restore a right spirit within me. Use these hands to create beauty for your glory. From my lips may praises sing and truth resonate. Direct my steps to where you lead.
May my name bring a smile to your heart and a joy to your spirit. May my life song sing a worthy song unto you.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I have come to understand and even appreciate the dedication and service required to serve in the United States Army. Me, being an army fiancée, well I’d like to think that I serve too. Actually, we military spouses (fiancées, significant others…) should really be given an MOS for all the tasks and assignments we carry out and are required to qualify for. Needless to say, I understand the commitment and the sacrifices you ask of your men….. I do however feel the need to tell you sir, that I have spent the last 12 of 14 months without my soldier so that you could use him at your disposal. I have waited hours and hours a day for phone calls lasting only five minutes, spent night after night alone, written hundreds of letters and sent endless amounts of flat rate boxes filled with fun things to keep my soldier smiling… all this to say, I have spent the last 12 of 14 months sharing my soldier, not even sharing really, but waiting my turn. You finally let him come home to me two months ago and I have to admit I am quite possessive of him and his time, but still he faithfully goes to work for you. I am proud to be an army fiancée and feel more pride for him that I can ever express. I thank you for bringing him home to me safely, but sir, why did you feel the need to take him away AGAIN? I know it is a short trip and he is only across the country instead of across an ocean and several countries. But, I’ve waited for three hundred and (almost) sixty-five days, so if would so kindly let me have my turn, because I am NOT ready to share.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Jesus, you are so precious. Your grace abounding, endless. No one can begin to fathom the depths of your love, your glory and your grace. You see life in the midst of tradegy. Beauty in the midst of pain. Only you can bring peace to a storm with a simple word and fill us with joy when there is none to be found. Praise you Lord for your faithfulness.
Lord, you know better than I.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Heroes Welcome Home Ceremony.
Josh's homecoming was one of the most exciting, exhausting, wonderful, emotional days of my life! His flight came in at 3:00 am to the National Guard Base to a freezing 15 degrees below morning! Poor man was frozen stepping off the plane and walking across the flight line. I was so anxious to see him, to know that he was home, really home, no more goodbyes HOME, that I couldn't sleep more than an hour the entire night before. He called me from the demobilization base and from the airport....but it still seemed like a call from across the world even when I knew he was only 5 or 6 hours away. Theres something about separate time zones now...they seem to be more like separate planets. But finally we were counting the same hours. Waking up at the same time and standing in the same room! The Heroes Welcome Home Ceremony only lasted about 10 minutes. Long enough to stand in formation and hear the blessed words, "FALL OUT!" It was freezing, all the families overjoyed but half awake... needless to say, everyone was more than willing to claim their soldier and finally take them home. All day I kept staring at him, hugging him, kissing him, and asking him if he was home to stay. (In fact, its been 6 weeks and I STILL do that!)
I love my Soldier.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Finally. all mine.
so this is love...
I have no idea what he was in the middle of saying, but I was adoring him. : )
Monday, February 16, 2009
... so, now I will soon post MY Welcome Home Heroes Ceremony!...