Sunday, June 27, 2010

Check, check, check!

Only six more months until the big day!  I can't believe we've already been engaged three months.  Time has flown by.  We still have a lot of stuff to do, but have already gotten so much accomplished.

First of all, I got MY official wedding dress.  After sending two back to the designer the third one ended up being a winner.  Yay!  I can't wait to see Tyler's face after seeing me in it on our wedding day.  

We also took our engagement photos.   So fun!  Hillary, from Hillary Anne Photography, took our photos.  She's amazing you should check out  her website:  Tyler knows Hillary from Tech which is an extra bonus!  Aside from it being 100 degrees outside, we had such a great time with her, I can't wait to see what the photos look like.  

We picked our minister for the wedding.  Justin Bindel from FBC Wichita Falls will be officiating the ceremony.  We are thrilled to have someone who knows both of us do the wedding.  Justin and Amber, his wife, have been around Tyler and I since we started dating, when Tyler was working with Justin in Wichita Falls.  Justin and Amber are such a great example of what a godly marriage should look like and we are honored to have them be a part of our special day.  

That's all I have for now.  Will update on more very soon!

- Meghan

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Reception, Rehearsal and Registering

Ok, we have not posted in awhile. Yes, I'm sure you're thinking we are lazy, but nope this is not the case. We have been all kinds of busy. Apparently planning a wedding is a big task. 

We finally decided on a reception venue. I am a small town country boy (yet I do not own boots, cannot 2-step and own only 1 pearl snap shirt, which I think is some sort of crime being from Texas) so I typically like simple places, but this place is beautiful. Meghan and her family did a awesome job of picking it out. Plus, I get a free round of golf, which is AWESOME! 

As for the rehearsal venue, we are still looking for places. So if you know of any places to have a sweet rehearsal dinner in the Plano/Frisco/Carrolton area, let us know. We could have a bbq and countryfi it. Interesting....

Ok, so this registering thing is crazy. By crazy I mean it makes you want to pull your hair out. Well, not for Meghan, but for me. I will let you in on some things I've noticed during these registering adventures. First, did you know that there's like 6 billion types of flatware, aka silverware, aka those things you eat with. Now 6 billion may be a bit of a exaggeration but there are tons. Plus none of these options come with sporks, I mean really, no sporks, geez. I was really bummed to learn that, almost as bummed as I was when I learned that one-z's do not come with butt-flaps. Trust me, I've asked around. Apparently people laugh at you when you ask these questions. Next, there are tons of shades of towels. I want a towel to do 2 things; 1) dry me off...2) not leave little towel fragments all over me, well apparently towels are much more evolved than that now. Like I said, I'm a simple guy.

Now, the one thing I'm learning about marriage is dying to myself and sacrificing for my future wife. I have heard from several men and through pre-marital counseling on how this is vital for men to do, and I completely agree. Although Meghan loves to register, it is not my idea of a party, I'd rather be at a football game or something like it. But, part of dying to myself is doing things like this. I want put Christ first, her second, myself third. I encourage all men to begin to die to themselves daily, put their agenda aside and sacrifice. 

Ok, that's all I got for now...
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