Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Moon

You want the moon?
Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso and pull it down.
That's a pretty good idea.
I'll give you the moon, Mary.
~Its a Wonderful Life

I have a long time love affair with the moon. I think every romantic does and I'm no exception. There is something magical and special about it, something that draws you in so you can't look away.

This morning as I was driving up my long gravel road, I was almost blinded by the large yellow orb! It was so beautiful!! I remember my mom singing to me a bedtime song about the moon shining bright and I sung it softly to myself with a half smile on my face, entranced by the glow. Thankfully Jesus was taking care of me while driving because I totally have no remembrance of the 25 min ride into work... the moon held me captive.

Friday, February 26, 2010

If I Were a Rich Man

"Dear God, you made many,many poor people.
I realize, of course, that its no shame to be poor.
But it's no great honor either!
So, what would have been so terrible to have a small fortune?"
~If I Were a Rich Man, Fiddler on the Roof
I'm going to Fiddler on the Roof tonight with my guy at our little community theater. And all I can think about is the song Tevye sings "If I Were A Rich Man" and how lately I can totally relate with him! It seems everywhere I turn I'm constantly wondering, "If I were a was a rich man... i could do this, and this and this at my wedding!" Yes, Tevye, I can totally sympathise! Show me the money!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm sad today...

I'm sad today. My friend and her guy might be calling it quits... and its very painful... for everyone involved. Even little 'ole me. I love this friend. She is special. I've known her since middle school. We've played sports together, learned to drive together, talked about boys together... laughed, cried. Grown up.

So when she came to me on a day when she should have been overcome with joy and instead came with tears, my heart broke for her. And I wanted to cry too. But I'm selfish too. My guy and I love this couple as well. We have grown together as friends over the years and have loved the time the 4 of us have spent.

pooh bear

So what is the final breaking point, my friends? How do two people that have committed to each other reach the final breaking point when they say the end... Two people who love each other, invested precious time and energy and seemed so happy for so long. How do you know when you can no longer work through the problem at hand?

I'm sad today...

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Valentine

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good
~For Good (Wicked)

Yes, I have been changed for good (because of him)! For Valentine's Day my guy took me to see the broadway musical Wicked!

And it was so good! There are so many reasons why I love my guy, but one of the many is that he is totally into cultural things like going to musical! Not only going but enjoying them and he is totally able to appreciate them! I just love him! We had such a nice night! I could just gush about him all day!

I did put a little something together for him. I had gotten this great wooden frame a while ago and I love this E.E. Cummings poem, I Carry You In my Heart. So I just put the two together! I then decorated the table with old Valentine's Day cards I'd made for other people when I was really really young that my mom had saved. We had fun looking at them! I also decorated with a Do it Yourself I stole from the Ashley Ann Photography blog, the cutest blog ever. Makes me want to have some kids! I think they added a nice touch!

Then I just lit some candles and turned on the fireplace... I thought it was romantic anyway... :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

And then it Started to Snow...

I was driving home from my sister's house today and coming down my drive... when it started snowing! Big chunks! It was the most beautiful thing ever!

And it just kept coming...

And coming...

It was so beautiful! I love it! I just wanted to roll around in it!

Daddy's tractor... Everything looks good in snow!

I wish it hadn't gotten so dark so fast! It is so beautiful outside!

The woods are lovely dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
Miles to go before I sleep
~ Robert Frost

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The List

So I'm trying to widdle down the wedding list... and it is so freaking hard! I originally wanted only 100 guests at my wedding. Well, I wanted the smallest number possible. But how does one cut someone who has watched you grow up for the last 25 years? Its so hard. I thought I could be cut throat, but come to find out I'm a softly.

BUT, living in a small community, growing up in the same church for the last 20 years, having a huge family... doesn't help me out one single bit! Who new I knew so many people. Who new I had so many friends! Its all very distressing...

Whats a bride to do... How do you decide who gets the ax?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My bossom friend

My best friend is right now in the hospital about to give birth to her second baby boy! And I should be asleep right now seeing as I'm about to head into that hospital in the wee early hours of the morning for work but I'm so excited for her!

Not only is she my best friend, we are also first cousins, and have lived 3 mins away from each other our whole life! As Anne Shirley would say, "she's my bossom friend (how do you spell bossom), a true kindred spirit". Thinking and praying for you tonight my bossom friend! And your new little one!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Guys

This is the look my guys are going for. We've already gotten the vest in and are currently looking at ties and pants.

And this site has the cutest ties ever! We're tring to chose between 3 now!

Truly Scrumptious

Fell in love with this cake! Someones going to make it happen! :)

"truly scrumtious, you're truly truly scrumptious,
scrumptious as a cherry peach parfait,
when you're near us, its so delicious,
honest, truly,
you're the answer to our wishes...
our hearts beat so unruly,
because we love you truly,
honest, truly, we do..."
~chitty chitty bang bang