Wednesday, May 9, 2012


This last weekend the wedding showers began! And they are continuing on through the rest of this month. Needless to say, Casey and I are super excited! Not only to have wonderfully thoughtful gifts to fill our apartment, but to merge both families.

So last Saturday we began with the Call/Butterfield family shower. It was so much fun! Can I just say how spoiled Casey and I are? Very lucky! My sisters and mom were alongside me as we met Casey's extended family. They are the sweetest people on the planet. We really enjoyed ourselves and were so happy and blessed to have met them all!

With each gift, came a piece of advice. My momma wrote down every single one for Casey and I to read together later. One of our favorites came from his aunt Diane. She said, "Don't do any job or task, unless you are prepared to do it for the rest of your married life. It is called Strategic Incompetence. This had us all laughing. And it is something I will definitely be using...and I am sneaky so Casey won't even know!

Afterwards we went ahead and took some of our lovely gifts to the apartment. We immediately placed the cross stitch picture that Casey's sister Camille made for us, on the wall. It really looks like it was meant to be there this whole time. We then placed the rest of the gifts away, just ready and waiting to be used until we are both finally there!

We are so excited for this last month of wedding planning fun! And we are so grateful to all of our family and friends for making it happen. It is going to be a month of chaotic and crazy adventures! Can't wait to embark on them all!

P.S. most, if not all of the pictures of the shower were taken with fingers covering the flash...haha high five Rachel!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Let The Countdown Begin!

In one month, we will be marriaged! ONE WHOLE MONTH!

It is really hard to believe that we have been engaged for 6 months. It is time to be done! But really it has flown by.

Engagement Night!

In honor of our one month countdown, we wanted to share a link to some of our bridals/groomals. Our photographer Whitney, who is GreyGiraffe Photography (this is a link to their blog/our pictures!), did an absolutely amazing job! We are so excited with these pictures so far, and can't wait for the rest! Really if you need a photographer, do yourself a favor and go to Whitney.

Also, I want to mention our florist Lizy's Lilies! My bouquet for the shoot was only a toss bouquet and it was stunning. Holy flowers! She is the best. You will want to be her best friend. So if you need a florist, Lizy should be your first pick.

So as if that didn't help us get into the wedding spirit, we planted flowers for the reception on Monday. It will be a beautiful day. MARK MY WORDS.  It will be beautiful for many reasons, but the reception is going to be like the cherry on top...except cherries are gross so it will be better than that.

Shout out to my lovely cousin Laurie for doing my hair . It was perfect! Casey loved it!

Happy May 9th!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Coon Hunting!

Our newest discovery: Our apartment has raccoon's! Lots of them! Probably babies too!

You can imagine our excitement, especially after being told that there is a strict no pet policy for the apartment. It is like our own little secret, we are such rebels...except we already told the landlord. Not only are they mean, but they are rabid and loud. But that is ok, it is just apart of having coons living in your wall/used-to-be fireplace.

I have also taken it upon myself to name them after our future dogs. For now we have Chewy (for Casey) and Keith (for me). We aren't exactly sure how many there are but if I had to guess I would say at least three? The other one goes unnamed because I am mad that it is there. It is like we are living in Where The Red Fern Grows but at the same time it really isn't at all. I just know they hunt coons in that book and the dogs die. It is horribly sad. Especially since they didn't hunt all the raccoon's in the world so now we have them in our apartment.

On a positive note, I have always loved the Pocahontas movie and she has a pet raccoon. His name is Meeko. It is like I really am Pocahontas. She changed her name to Rebecca you know? Coincidence maybe...

Anyway, for now we are just going to try and force them out with a lovely selection of tunes. Hopefully that will do it and more extreme measures will be avoided. Here is to hoping our upstairs neighbors love Linkin Park as much as Casey does!

Happy coon hunting everyone!