Monday, April 23, 2007

Senior Portraits (college seniors, that is)

On Saturday, all of the Fat Tuesday girls went out to take pictures in the bluebonnets. We found a really pretty field in front of someone's house. We asked the owner if we could use his yard, and he said yes. I'm sure he was envisioning a few snapshots, not the all-out photo session which ensued. Emerald does NOT take snapshots! It was a lot of fun, even though the wind was blowing at least 30 mph, and we all got stickers in our "tookus" as Kalyn calls it. Here's a couple. You can see some more on Emerald's blog. I would highly recommend making friends with a photographer. It definitely pays off (not that that's the only reason I'm friends with you, Em :) )

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My First Shower

Yesterday was my bridal shower at Westgate. My mom, Darby's mom, and my mom's friend Judy all came from Waco to be there. Also, my cousin Amy, who is one of my bridesmaids, drove all the way from Dallas. I didn't even know she was coming until Friday afternoon. She is so sweet!

Here's a couple of pictures from the shower:

My mom, me, and Darby's mom

All the hostesses and me

We got a lot of things we had registered for, which was great. Several people gave us some of our dishes. Here's what they look like:

My mom had given us all of her china, which she never uses. Darby's mom surprised us by finding a lot of pieces in the pattern to supplement. She found a platter, coffee mugs, a sugar and creamer set, etc. She had to really search because the pattern is discontinued, of course. It was exciting to get all of that. I didn't figure we'd be able to find many more pieces. I can't wait to have a fancy dinner someday!

The women at Westgate are so sweet, and the food was delicious! It was such a fun, pretty shower. I can't wait for my next one!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Post-Easter Update

So, I went home to Waco over Easter. Em came with me and we took my bridal portraits on Friday, which was very fun. The weather was beautiful (although too sunny for Em's liking). I felt like a princess since I couldn't move in my dress without someone holding it up to keep it from dragging the ground.

Friday night, Darby's parents took us to the Northwood Inn, which is pretty much the nicest restaurant in Waco. The waiters wore tuxes, and when they brought out my Coke, it was in a goblet with a cherry! How fun! It was nice to get to go to a fancy restaurant, especially since we weren't paying.

Saturday, it SNOWED! A LOT! I wasn't very happy about it, though. I really only enjoy seasonal weather. Snow in April is just not right, especially since my heavy coat was at the dry cleaners. Oh, well! I got to eat dinner at Johnny Carino's with my friend from high school Desiree. It's always fun to catch up with her.

Easter Sunday was my grandpa's birthday, so after church we took him to La Fiesta for lunch. (Obviously I ate a lot this trip). All in all, it was a great weekend. I was sad to have to come back to work. BUT, my shower at Westgate is on Sunday, so I'm excited. Yay!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Some Certainty!

Darby and I reserved an apartment today! I'm not going to go into too many details, so weird stalker-like people don't find us through my blog. But I will say it's a one-bedroom apartment at a complex near ACU. We can move in May 4th! (Well, Darby can move in, and I can move some stuff in; I'm staying at my sister's until the wedding). We have our name on the list for a two-bedroom, and if one becomes available before we move in, we'll get that.

It is such a relief to finally know where we are going to live. It kind of makes me wish we had just decided on the apartment from the beginning. But I don't think I would have been as satisfied as I am now. I would have wondered, "Could we have found something better?" But after searching for over a month, I am now certain that no, we couldn't have found something better (at least within our budget).

So, yay! We will not be homeless newlyweds!