It’s our anniversary! Eleven years ago, I met the love of my life and we have been together ever since. One year ago today, we stood before our friends and family and vowed to love one another forever.
Tomi makes me so happy. I never knew love could be this good. She is truly my best friend and I thank God for her everyday. She is so selfless when it comes to loving and taking care of me. She is strong yet sensitive and equal parts beautiful and handsome. Our love has been an amazing adventure and I look forward to a couple of forevers with my love.
We did it! Washington state made it legal for us to be responsible for one another; to be married. It seemed to take forever to get here but September 21st, 2013 @ 4:00pm arrived and we are now Mrs. & Mrs. Thomas. The ceremony was beautiful, the food at the reception was delicious, the drinks were flowing and the DJ kept folks dancing all night long (I will shout out all my vendors in another post). I can’t say that things went off without a hitch (a very drunk Groomette and the wedding cake being involved in an auto accident) but for Tomi & I, our day was pure magic.
It was a day filled with our friends, family and SO much love. My heart was so full that I spent the day smiling and crying tears of joy. I truly felt like the belle of the ball.
I was very happy to have my parents there. My mom didn’t get to be involved with the planning because of our distance but she got to be there to help me get ready on my big day. My daddy got to give me away. Just before he made the hand-off, he leaned in to Tomi and said “She’s your problem now.” I love my dad…LOL!
One of our older girls, Michelle, was able to fly in from California to be here. Also, our two youngest girls were bridesmaids. Some of my cousins, aunts and an uncle made it over from the west side of the mountains to share the love.
What a crazy, busy time this has been! It seems that I barely have time to catch my breath lately. Things for the wedding are coming together nicely and it seems time is FLYING! I must admit that I am a HUGE ball of stress and nerves but I know things will work out the way they’re supposed to. I’ve got hair appointments, lash & eyebrow appointments, dress fittings and vendor appointments. There are 11 days to go and I am FREAKING THE HELL OUT!
On another note, we recently had our 2nd Annual Summers Over family shindig. Good times were had by all.
This past weekend I had my I Love The 80s bridal shower. It was loads of fun and it was great to see the costumes.
I probably won’t blog again until after the honeymoon and I should have plenty of gorgeous pics to share from the wedding and Hawaii.
It feels like it has been FOREVER since I’ve written and I am feeling the need. I feel like I need to play catch-up!
Wedding planning is at a stand-still. This is not a bad thing. We are just at a point where most of what needs to be done will have to wait until closer to the wedding date. I am having a hard time being idle as it pertains to the wedding but I have a couple of crafting projects that will keep me busy.
My little cousin got married a couple months ago and that was amazing. I sang at the wedding and I was very honored to be a part of the love fest.
I got my hair braided and got to spend the day with my cousin/ best friend. It’s been years since she’s done my hair and since we’ve had a chance to hang out and enjoy her sobriety. We had a blast hanging out with my mom for the day.
My honey was involved in a hit-and-run accident the other day. I am feeling very…human. It’s easy to go through your day-to-day routine with a type of complacency; like you’re always gonna be ok. Then something happens and presents you with your mortality, I mean really puts it in your face, and forces you to realize you need to live and be thankful for each day you are blessed to see.
I did it! I picked a dress! It’s absolutely gorgeous and totally me; a little bit of class & elegance and a whole lotta sexy. (wink). I tried on a total of four dresses in my search for the perfect one. I am glad that it didn’t turn into a long, drawn out ordeal because getting in out of those things is a lot of work. By the end of things, both the attendant and I were sweating and breathing hard. The only thing that would have made the experience better would have been to have my mother there with us. Having her there to see me walk down the aisle will have to suffice. The best part of the experience was that in getting measured for the dress, I realized that I am down 2 dress sizes…on top. The tush is still not budging but I am cool with my weight loss progress.
We had engagement photos taken and they turned out great so I will be completing my save-the-dates and sending them out in the next week or so. I am still trying to figure out invitation wording and figuring out when I am gonna get those mailed out.
I have to admit that I am starting to feel a little bit of pressure now. We still haven’t chosen a dress for my Maid Of Honor and we still have to figure out what Tomi and the rest of the bridal party are going to wear. I still have to meet with the officiant to discuss the details of the ceremony, I have to meet with the DJ to discuss the playlist and I have to get with the venue to discuss the seating layout for the reception. I wish that I could clone myself for the next few months. I know that I will get everything done, I work well under pressure, but I am more than a little stressed.