Sunday, May 30, 2010

a dress

so guess what?
it is simple
and beautiful
and perfect
and i couldn't be happier!

i can't show you all
because bennett reads my blog
and he can't see it until i walk down the aisle towards him

i can't wait to get married...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

here comes the bride, all dressed in white

today is the day i have been dreaming of for years!
i am going to atlanta to shop for a wedding dress!
i have an appointment here today
and here tomorrow
and i am so excited that i could barely sleep last night

be back on monday with stories and pictures!
(and maybe even a wedding dress!?!?)

Thursday, May 27, 2010


tonight my baby sister graduated from high school
and i still can't believe it!
i feel like it was just yesterday that we were playing with our american girl dolls
and now i'm getting married and she's going away to college!
oh how time flies...

and isn't she beautiful?

Monday, May 24, 2010

little list

while bennett is climbing ancient ruins
and swimming in the aegean sea
i am trying to do as many things as possible to help the time pass quickly
until he comes back home to me

to do:
-babysit. a lot.
-ellen's graduation
-go to atlanta and try on wedding dresses (!!!)
-babysit more
-clean out bennett's car
-merrill's wedding
-sleep as late as possible
-go to bed as early as possible
-finish organizing and decorating my new room

one week down
two more to go...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

365 more days

one year from today
we are getting married.
he will be my husband
and i will be his wife
and we will take each other
to have and to hold
for better
for worse
for richer
for poorer
in sickness and in health
to love and to cherish
till death do us part

and i. can't. freaking. wait.

do not worry

i am a worrier
always have been, always will be
but since bennett has been gone
(which makes my worrying a million times worse)
i have found comfort in this single question:

can all your worries add a single moment to you life?*

my worrying does nothing but hurt me
it won't make things easier
it won't make me happier
it won't bring my bennett back to me faster
worrying won't benefit me in any way
so why let it run my life?

*matthew 6:27

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

3 days down, so many more to go

our love is so much bigger than 3 weeks
i can do this
i can do this
i can do this

(photo bennett sent today of him standing over ancient ruins)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

i have been dreading today for a while now

my bennett is leaving for greece today
to study abroad for 3 weeks
so after i take him to the airport
i plan on coming back to my bed and sleeping all day
maybe even all 3 weeks
until my love comes back home to me

today is not a very good day : (
maybe you could say a little prayer for him?

Sunday, May 9, 2010


happy mother's day mama!
(photos from our trip to chicago!)

Saturday, May 8, 2010



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

flood photos

as you all probably already know, nashville experienced a horrible flood on sunday. luckily, i am just without hot water right now which is nothing compared to those who lost everything. here are some pictures i took right outside my apartment building sunday. believe it or not, what you are looking at used to be a busy road and an entrance to the complex.