Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lindsay & Aaron's Wedding!

Yay, Linds & Aaron tied the knot! It was such a beautiful wedding and they are soooo happy. The reception was at the same place that Jeff and I are having ours in June so it was crazy being there thinking we would be doing the same thing about this time next year! Here are some pictures I took last night...

As for today, I'm sooo tired from the weekend but I have a gigantic to-do list for today...

Finish accounting homework, clean the house, mow the lawn, do laundry, go to BodyCombat, grocery shopping...oh and of course watch True Blood at 8:00...only 2 episodes left!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Last Night's Rehearsal Dinner Pics

It's been such a fun weekend! One of my dearest friends got married and I want to share some of the pictures from this awesome weekend...enjoy!

First up...the rehearsal dinner.

Here is the most awesome couple ever!

And of course I made Jeff take a picture of me so you could see my outfit for the evening! =)

Me with the beautiful bride-to-be!

Me and Hillary

Me, Tara, & Hillary

Mother and daughter listening to speeches

Telling Lindsay that she secretly cheats at Candyland too...SO HILARIOUS!
We were all cracking up after that
Lindsay's mom "coaching" Courtney on what to say in her speech!
Future sister-in-law

Ben showing off his skills...
Little did we realize until after we showed up at was 6 years to the day that Barrett and Ben won their Hall of Foam plaques on the bar! RANDOM!

I think Bokker was trying to pay me to drive him home in the pretty car, HA!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pergola Party

Well the big backyard project is finally DONE! Except for getting new furniture because the stuff we wanted was out of stock. But we can always register for that later on next spring right? Yay for wedding registries!

On Friday we got the scoring and the staining of the concrete completely done and I am SO happy with how it turned out! It almost looks like a pretty decorative rug.

So to celebrate, we called friends Friday night and told them we were having a short notice Pergola Party on Saturday night! Jeff brought his table set over so we would have a couple of seating areas and we had bagg-o, burgers, and beer! It was a really fun time and I can't believe I didn't take one picture! My camera was sitting out the whole time but we were talking so much I just kinda forgot, I hate when I do that!

Let's see, to catch you up on the week...
  • Jury duty sucked but thank goodness I wasn't selected!
  • I signed up for an adult dance class that starts in September. It will be on Thursday nights and will be a combination of ballet, modern, and hip hop. I'm excited!
  • I hosted our first Junior League Public Awareness committee meeting at my house on Wednesday night and it went really well. We have such a good group of girls on our committee this year and I'm so happy to be Vice Chairing such a great committee!
  • I finished up my last class of the summer semester on Thursday night with a final presentation and paper. Unfortunately my new class starts TOMORROW =( Accounting I come.

I hope you're all having a great weekend. I'm off to church with Jeff then Lindsay, Tara, and I are going to BodyCombat this afternoon. Tah tah!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Court Is In Session...Boooo!

Guess where I get to go tomorrow?....Jury Duty! Yeah, I can't decide if I'm excited or super excited (sarcasm)! I got a call Friday morning telling me I had to head down there Tuesday morning, so cross your fingers that they don't select me to be at the trial cuz I'm way too busy! Seriously, it's the last week of my class, how bad is that timing?!

We joined Central United Methodist Church yesterday morning! It was awesome, everyone was so sweet and welcoming, we definitely chose a fantastic church to belong to for the rest of our life! My parents came up too so it was a great morning.

Besides jury duty and the final week of class, I'm also hosting my Junior League Public Awareness committee meeting (which I am Vice Chair of this year!) on Wednesday night. So I'm trying to figure out what kind of goodies to make for night. Any suggestions?

We finished building the pergola and laying the rock in the backyard and it looks fantastic! Next up on the schedule this week...wiring outdoor speakers, staining and scoring the concrete, getting some pretty decorative pots and flowers, and buying new furniture! I'm excited to get it all done, it's going to be awesome for entertaining!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yes, I'm Alive!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted! I apologize =) My life has been ridiculously busy lately so it's nice to relax and connect with my bloggies! I have a lot to catch you up on....I've asked my oldest childhood friend to be my Maid of Honor, Jeff and I are currently going through the process for us to join a new church, my new job has been CRAZY busy but I love it, we're working on a huge project at my house outside, and Jeff got baptized last Sunday! See? Lots!

So, first things first. My friend Aubrie has been in my life literally since we were both born. All my baby pictures are with her and I love her sooooooo much! I'm glad that in the business of our lives we can still get together and it always feels like we're just sisters meeting up to hang out. She was very excited when I asked her and there were a few tears shed by both of us! I have one more person to ask but I won't see her till October and I want to ask everyone in person so it will just have to wait till then!

Jeff and I have been going to classes and meetings with the pastor to become new members of Central United Methodist Church! We've both been going there off and on since we were in college but about a few months before we went to Italy we decided that it was the church we wanted to join and the church we wanted to get married in. We get to do the official joining at the service on the 16th and we're very excited!!

Jeff also got baptized last Sunday! It was one of the most touching things I've been a part of in our relationship and I'll remember it forever. I cried like a baby of course! After the ceremony we went out to lunch with my parents and I gave Jeff a BEAUTIFUL European leather study Bible NIV edition with his name engraved in it. I'm very jealous of it! My parents got him a really neat men's devotional too.

Work has been crazy busy but finally started slowing down a bit this week. We finished our modular relay so the hard part is behind us (but comes again in January!) and now I'm learning the other side of my job, lots of analytical reports, Access databases, things like that. I really love it so far. I was so bored with my old job, it's actually nice to be busy and feel productive again!

So, onto the BIG PROJECT! There are currently about 6 guys including Jeff, his dad, and my dad outside right now working on our pergola for the 3rd weekend in a row. It looks awesome and it should be done tonight! I'm currently searching for some nice looking furniture to put out there but it's all so dang expensive! I want to get a new, bigger table and chairs, and a conversation set. They're laying the rock right now and it should be completely set by tonight. I'll try and get some good pictures of it after it's completely done tomorrow and post them for ya!

Tonight we're having the official "Parent's Dinner" at my house! Our mom's will come up this afternoon then we'll all get to cooking and enjoy a nice meal together. They've all met before we've never really had time to sit down alone all together, it's mostly been at birthday parties and things like that. So it will be fun, then we'll go to church tomorrow, I'll do homework, and hopefully get a little sun and reality tv time in?! =)