Saturday, April 24, 2010

I can never think of titles...

So I thought I'd update here. Look at that more than one per month! =0

Well, last Saturday held some unpleasant events. First I learned that a teacher at Lubeck passed away very suddenly. She was only 37 years old. She was on a scouting thing w/her son & husband and just collapsed and they couldn't revive her. It has been pretty sad working at Lubeck this past week. I didn't know her well but Lubeck is a tight-knit community and school so everyone felt the effects.

And also, something that stuck with me perhaps even more. One of the girls I went to school with, who was finishing her student teaching this year. She's 30 I believe. Anyway, her 31 year old husband was killed last week in an ATV accident. Not only that, he was wearing all the protective gear & wasn't doing anything stupid... just a freak accident. I couldn't get that whole event out of my head all week. I just keep thinking about his wife, Erin. They would've celebrated their one-year anniversary in May, and I know she was soooo happy with him. I know that God has his reasons and we can't always understand it, but at the same time I kept thinking that something like that could've just as easily happened to Brew. I honestly can't imagine being in Erin's position because I couldn't imagine what I'd do without Brew. It's not something I've thought a lot about because well- we are young and not often faced with our own mortality. Nevertheless, I guess it just brings to new meaning that "today might be your last". All the more reason to never go to bed (or leave) angry and without saying "I love you".

On a more happier note.... wedding plans are coming along. We picked out our cake! :) We're doing a two-tier white cake w/raspberry filling, white buttercream icing w/these little white curlycue designs on it. (Yea, fondant is gross) and it will be decorated w/silk flowers that I'm going to bring in to them. It's from The Little Stirr which makes AMAZING cake! We also ordered two large sheet cakes (one white, one chocolate) since that was the cheaper way to go :)

We also got the tuxes taken care of for the guys. I pretty much just let Brew pick everything out cause I didn't care. I only requested that the color match haha. Brew's going to be wearing a white vest/tie and the guys a light blue that matches almost exactly w/the girls' dresses. AND we found a flowergirl dress for Miryan (and on sale- we only paid like $15 for it) Mom needs to take it in for her cause it's a little big on her, she's a little squirt ;) Pretty much all that I need to do now is finish ordering reception goodies. And actually mail invites, which I've started on and almost finished- I should be able to send them out this coming week :)

The only thing I'm nervous about is getting our house ready/together before the wedding. It's coming along though, three rooms are ready to paint now. :)

Alrighty well I'm going to head to bed since it's getting late & I am sleepy! Until later!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Hey! Well I thought I'd give the April update since I don't know when I'll get the chance to again anytime soon. I'm actually babysitting right now- though the kids are playing together (and playing WELL together) so I don't have much to do.

Easter & my birthday was good :) They were the same day this year lol. The day before, Saturday, we had dinner at Brew's sisters. :) I always enjoy spending time w/his family. I just have to say I'm super excited to be getting a couple of adorable nieces too! I already can't wait till Miryan is old enough for Uncle Brew & Aunt Melissa to take her places and do all those fun things that only aunts & uncles get to do.

On Sunday (my actual birthday) we went to the Easter Breakfast and service at church in the morning, then went to dinner that afternoon at Fusion (my family's choice bday place, since it's too expensive to go there unless it's a special occasion). Then that evening we went back to his sister's house because I'm a genius and forgot the girls' Easter gifts the day before. lol.

On Monday Brew took me to the Charleston Mall as my birthday present. I could pick out something, anything, as my gift, and he took me to dinner at Chili's as well. :) I ended up picking out a couple books because I was having NO luck in the clothing/shoe department lol.

Our wedding plans are coming... Saturday afternoon is my shower! I'm super excited to be getting lots of goodies :) I'm going to try and wrangle Brew into going and picking out the guys' tuxes Saturday morning too so that'll be done. So there's 80 days till my wedding. Holy crap. Lol it's sneaking up on me major. But I'm so excited! :) More than the actual wedding I'm just excited to be Brew's wife!

Tonight we are going to dinner w/my uncle and new aunt lol. We're going to talk about us moving in and when and what we want to do, etc. I'm hoping to be able to start moving in ASAP, and get the painting and everything done well before the wedding. I want to be 100% ready to live there once we get back from our short honeymoon!

Prayer request- Brew has an awesome potential job (well, career) opportunity. CSX Railroad is hiring a signal worker. If he were to work there, he'd be the 5th generation railroader in his family. It's an awesome job, 8 hr days Mon-Fri, starting out at $21/hr, great benefits/retirement. Basically everything that we really need right now. For some reason though he can't find it on their website to apply (though his dad has already checked and the job is legit.) so he's got a call in to the head hancho in charge of all the signal workers in the region to get some more info. I'm really praying this works out. It would really put a lot of my financial worries aside.

We got our engagement pics done! I will get the CD tomorrow! :) I'm excited! I hope they turn out good!

Alrighty well I suppose I ought to go check on the kids again, though I haven't heard any screams so they are probably still getting along just fine :) Until next time!