Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's all Coming Together!

So today I found myself only 10 days away from my wedding day! I can't explain to you the excitement I am feeling knowing I am about to marry the love of my life, and best friend! For those of you who haven't been blessed enough to know my fiance Josh, he is truly the most amazing man in the world. I can say that our engagement wasn't always easy.
We were engaged at midnight on New Years of 2007! So this has been a long three year process for us! The engagement was absolutely perfect and romantic. I unfortunately had to pull a double at work that day, and didn't get off until 10 that night. Joshua came to work to see me right as I was getting off. We had thought about going out, but opted on staying in, mainly due to my tiredness. Josh went to get something for us to eat and I met him at his Mom and Stepdads house (where he was living at the time). When we got there all I could think about was a shower and PJs, followed by a long backrub! :0)
Joshua and I began to make our way downstairs after eating. While walking down I noticed a fuzzy light coming up. I didn't think much of it, until I noticed there were candles lit EVERYWHERE and a bottle of wine chilling on the coffee table. Josh took my bags and told me to go shower and get comfortable! I followed his directions, seeing as my steak perfume was a major mood killer!!
I could tell that Josh was anxious about something, but I was so exhausted that I didn't want to think, but just enjoy this amazing night together. We were watching the MTV NewYears party, so we saw the ball drop an hour ahead of our time. After that Josh turned the TV off and we layed there talking. He received a few odd phone calls, now that I think about it! It was his dad asking if he'd popped the question yet! haha Shortly after the clock struck midnight Josh looked at me and told me he wanted to ask me the first question of the new year. He told me how much he loved and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and proceeded to give me my ring and ask me to marry him.
I smiled from ear to ear and happily agreed!! I didn't think of crying until I called my parents and talked to my daddy! Josh had been very sneaky and had gone to them weeks before with the ring to ask their permission! And now here we are almost 3 years later, a little over a week away from the big day! We couldn't be more ready than we are right at this moment! No regrets to the long engagement, or the way our relationship has played out! We have learned, and grown together! There were times we weren't on the same page in life, but we got through it with patience and understanding for one another, but mostly love! I am the luckiest woman in the world right now!!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Ran over by a bus!"

So after an exhausting weekend with my bestfriends in Nashville, I have realized that I a more ready than ever to get married! We went down this weekend for CMA Festival and to have my bachelorette party! Don't get me wrong, we had a BLAST, but today I felt like I was ran over by a bus and crushed by a steam roller! Apparantly I was bound and determined to dance the entire night in my three inch heels. This resulted in muscle cramps and what I am sure to be a few pulled muscles. Rachel and I sat and talked the entire ride home about the good ole days. I used to be able to go out at night, be up at eight for class, many of which were dance classes for me, go to work, and then to a rehearsal and do it all over again! All while keeping a 3.0 and higher GPA. Now if I spend one night I seem to be in recovery for atleast twenty-four hours.
I am glad, however, that Joshua and I took thee time to get all of this out of our systems. I am being honest when I say I feel like I am getting married with absolutely NO regret. I don't feel as if I am being thrown into a prison of responsibility and stale life. Instead I get to wake up everyday next to my bestfriend and love of my life. Joshua and I always have an amazing time together, and life just seems better when he's near. This past yearhas been tough on our relationship, but we made it through and I believe our relationship is stronger because of all the ups and downs. I am truly the luckiest woman in the world and the next two weeks couldn't go by fast enough!!

God Bless

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Luckily it wasn't your nose!!"

This morning started off as any other, you know a few hits to the snooze button!! Just when I was about to get up and begin to get ready for work I got a phone call telling me there was no need to come in! Lucky me! You see yesterday my brother and I were on our way to the mall to get him measured for his tux! He was following me in his charger! I guess he assumed I had gone through a light, and while not paying attention he rammed into the back of my Ion! My head went shooting forward and whipping back before taking it's place back to center!! We were glad to find that both of our cars were fine, just a couple of minor scratches! Unfortunately though I woke up this morning unable to turn my head without sharp pains running down my side! I am very fortunate to have amazing friends and as soon as one heard about what happened I had about 7 missed calls making sure I was ok! While talking to Brianne (a bridesmaid) she helped me to remember that life can always be worse! She asked me what I would have done if my head went jsut an inch or two more forward and it was my nose hurting me this morning!! I laughed and thought I am sure makeup can do wonders! haha so even in the most painful of times, there is still good news!! :0)

God Bless

Productive Day!

So today I have gotten a LOT done, which makes me feel accomplished! I wrote our vows and organized the ceremony, mom took me shopping for my honeymoon wardrobe (my birthday gift) and now I am taking a pause to write this before I move on to programs! I'm not exactly sure what I am going to do with my free time after the wedding! It's pretty much taken over my every thought and decision! Hmm, I had no idea! I guess I will have to play grown up and get a "real job"! Thank goodness! Because as good as Longhorn has been to me, I am completely tired of waiting tables! Not to mention it's like highschool all over again! I guess it keeps life interesting! The ridiculous drama almost makes me feel like I am in a living soap opera (ehh aren't we all)! Maybe I will miss the craziness that is "the Horn"! Doubt it, but maybe! So I just wanted to give everyone an update on today's events and say I hope life is going blessed and amazing!

"The future depends on what we do with the present" - Ghandi


Sunday, June 7, 2009


Gavin got very excited about all of our presents and came running to me yelling, "Ashy, Ashy, you give dat ones to mes!!" ha, he is too funny!

Align Center
Everyone say PRESENTS! The best little helpers ever!

My guess would be that we opened up something and weren't quite sure what it was!

Us showing off Mamaw Sander's quilt surrounded by the most amazing helpers!

Too cute right?

There's not too much for me to talk about today! I did go out with my cousins Nadina, Jill, and Robin last night for a private bachelorrette party! I am sure you are all thinking that should be an entire page of story, but I would like to keep this blog a PG rating if at all possible! haha I will say that we had an amazing time! I always love getting together with my familiy! We laugh more than anyone I know! I wish we could do it more often, but schedules are hard to match up! So since theres not much else to talk about I thought I would share some pictures of the excitement that has been our lives the last few weeks. Hope you enjoyed them!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Big 23!!

So today I get to realize that I am almost in my mid twenties! I have to say it's nothing like I thought it would be! By this time I had planned on being a broadway star with a couple of tony's under my belt! Haha But, God has other pans for me! No, I'm not disappointed in myself! I am actually for the first time content with who I am and happy with my life! I don't deserve any of this, but am amazingly blessed! I owe it all to Him! He never promised we wouldn't have struggles, but that he would be with us through them all! So I guess this is the realization I have come across on my 23rd birthday!! I'm growing up, and that means change! The change and path that is best for me! Remember you can always be happy, if you want! You're only a smile away!
God Bless!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Day in the Life of a Bride to Be!!

So the stress is never ending. Today I finally finished all the thank you cards, sign sealed, and delivered! You should all receive them by next week!! Thank you again everyone for the amazing gifts! Josh and I were both so humbled by the thought that so many people love us enough to think of us during this special time! I also got all of my bridesmaids gifts in and all the groomsman gifts on order! The out of town invites were sent out on Monday, and last night me, mom, Angie (Josh's mom), and his Nana spent 4 hours cutting and making all of our table runners!
As stressed as I am I truly am enjoying this time! I'm trying to live in the moment and make sure I enjoy the last couple of weeks as Ms. Driver!! CRAZY!! If any of you wives have suggestions or tips for me, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Well I am going to go enjoy some icecream and a movie with my parents and Foster! So God Bless!! And remember you can always be as happy as you want!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Hello everyone! Ok, so this blogging thing is new to me, but it seems to be a neat trend that I could definitely get into! As most of you know Joshua and I are getting married on the 27th!! This is definitely an exciting time for us, but no one warned me it could be so stressful!! Between the pictures, tables, chairs, bows, flowers, outfits, work, and just down time, life seems to just be flying by!! I know it's important to slow down and smell the roses, but it's easy to forget! And on top of it all I am trying to get ready to move to North Carolina, and help my parents in their move! Basically just a LOT going on! But I guess I wouldn't change it for the world! There's no other feeling than knowing you are going to get to spend this rest of your life with your best friend and love of your life! So I am going to just sit back and enjoy this amazingly hectic ride! Check back with us! We will keep you posted of all the pre-wedding jitters and post-wedding stress! HAHA!!

**God Bless**