Thursday, December 9, 2010

Almost 6 months!!

This Saturday is 6 months until our wedding day!! Hard to believe we've been engaged for well over a year now. We had gotten so much done early on that for a while we've been able to relax and focus on recover from surgeries. Now that we are hitting the 6 month mark it's time to get back into planning mode. The thing I'm stressing about most is flowers and decorations. Everything from centerpieces to bouquets for flowers and lighting and table set up for decorations!

So I decided for this post to get y'alls input on some of the bouquets that I'm looking at for myself and my bridesmaids. I was thinking of having the bridesmaids bouquets different from mine, but I'm not sure yet.

I've said before my colors are maroon, black, and white....being a hardcore Aggie :) ..... so I want maroon and white in the bouquet somewhere and the bridesmaids dresses are maroon/chianti and black.

Bridesmaids dress

So what do y'all think?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!!

It really is the most wonderful time of the year and even in the middle of my recovery I can't help but be cheerful!! It hasn't be easy getting around on crutches wherever I end up going to celebrate this season, but I've kept on pushing so I never will have to look back and wish I had. Last Friday night, I went to dinner with my parents and after to our annual downtown Christmas stroll!!

Our beautifully decorated courthouse square

We missed the lighted Christmas parade because of dinner, but we made it in time for the local bands to play Christmas music and eating all kinds of free goodies in the downtown shops. One place had the best wassail I have ever tasted! Do any of you like wassail as much as I do?

Saturday, my wonderful fiance had pre-ordered the new Eclipse movie for me since I got him addicted (really he'll admit it!) and we watched it before driving to town to look at Christmas lights. Since it's still early in the month not very many houses had decorated yet, but it was still great to get that time together just enjoying the season!

Sunday, I had been looking forward to all week because my church decided we should all go to the Lights of Tejas display. Every year we have gone to Santa's Wonderland in College Station so this year we wanted something different. It took quite a drive to get there but it was worth it when we did. Lights of Tejas is on the outskirts of Giddings at a Christian-based campground called Camp Tejas. They had over 800,000 lights decorating the trees and some of the buildings. It was kind of hard for me to get around on my crutches and it was VERY cold Sunday night, but I'm still glad I went. They even have moon bounces and a climbing wall with a zipline that my dad actually went down!! The man is 62 YEARS OLD! I still can't believe he did it, but he is the youth leader so he was looking to get some laughs and HE DID! I wish I could have gotten pictures, but it was too dark. :( So I am addicted to kettle corn and Quade knows if it's around I want it! Once we discovered they had it, he generously bought me a bag and we sat next to one of their campfires enjoying the crackling noises and munching on my treat. :)

From our campfire spot

Smiling now that we're finally warm and toasty..and enjoying kettle corn :)

Unfortunately, their light show was too far away for me to be able to get to, but Quade said he would take me back if I wanted once I get permission to start walking on my ankle again on the 15th!! Instead we stayed in the cabin where all the food was sipping hot chocolate...ahh so nice!!

And I fully enjoyed putting together the new Christmas playlist that you are hearing now so ENJOY! I also hope you like my new layout...I spent way too much time probably on Elf Yourself doing our picture, but it was still fun! These are just some of the things I've enjoyed doing getting in the mood for the CHRISTmas season!! You'll see me put CHRISTmas just like this a lot because I fully believe that Christ needs to be put back in CHRISTmas! He is the reason for the season and so many are trying to take Him out and it just breaks my heart.

This coming weekend I have 2 CHRISTmas parties to go to. Friday night is my dad's business Christmas dinner and Saturday is Quade's first Christmas dinner party at his new job! I can't wait because it is at Cafe Capri in downtown Bryan and it's going to be a five course meal! I've never been, but my friends have said it's great. So excited!! :D

What have y'all done to get in the mood for the CHRISTmas season?