Thursday, July 23, 2009


this is my first ever successful picture posted!!
It's all I could find-but I had to do it.
Happy birthday to Jaimee!! 23 I can't believe it. I feel so bad I have been so stressed this summer that I have been far far less then an amazing sister. I had to remind myself just all the reasons I love my sister so SO Very much.

Here's to Jaima..
who by some miracle got me on to the JV cheer squad without any cheer skills whatsoever. honestly none.
who taught me to read before kindergarten
who has adopted herself as the number one planner of my wedding
who split the toilet with me half and half from age 2-6 :)
who spit water in my face every night before bed for at least 5 years
who never fails to make me laugh
who packed up my car and moved me away from home for the very first time
who left me homesick and crying at age 21 and came back the next day to make sure it was alright
who pathetically played the violin with me one too many times in church until we finally gave up
who assisted in getting off my baby chub..when I was 15.
who can eat all the treats in the world and never gain one pound
who I will eventually run a half marathon matter what.
who I will live in the same state as until the day I die
who completely keeps me sane

who I love LOVE LOVE..

Here's to more or less my twin sista..happy bday jaim!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Starting off on the right foot...aka introducing the 'A-Team'

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

well, I have FINALLY attempted my way at starting a blog. Or should I say WE have finally started. Lets be realistic, Shawn will mostly likely never be a big blogger. But still, I say we. we are so excited to get married!! It's coming up on us so fast. I have been going through a bit of a freak out (as excited as I still am) I always wonder what else I could have done, should do or am doing that could be better someway somehow to make ME more prepared for marriage. Maybe you never feel ready. I am almost 22 which seems pretty old. And still, I feel like I would be was better prepared to be that perfect wife everyone dreams of being in 5 maybe 10 years. I have this comfort quote above that keeps me sane. It is my little advice to myself, that the only way we grow is by jumping in and being the best we can be. "Sailing away from the safe harbor" I guess is how Mark Twain likes to say it :) I can't wait to make my attempt at being a fiance, and eventually a wife..and on that is our first step.
Engagements were taken last weekend when Shawn came to visit. It was so fun! Shawn loved the camera way more then me I had never seen that in him before. In our bridals you will see him dancing around and seriously loving every minute of it. I was ready to be done..and Shawn was saying "here i'm doing a trick off the piano, watch me" or "here i'm doing a dance watch me" I was laughing so hard. Thank goodness for his energy. I am determined to start off on the right not think anymore about how much more prepared or ready I could try to be. I am ready today to get married tomorrow and I can't wait :)
Oh ya. The picture posting didn't work out for me. I am going to talk to my wonderful sister Jaimee and figure out how and post our engagments in the next few days..wish me luck.