I've been spending my time home doing a whole lot of nothing and it feels wonderful!
Our family friends hosted a beautiful bridal shower for me on Saturday. I was surrounded by my family and friends and enjoyed good food, fun games, and lots of laughter!
My future family-in-law! Bobby's mom, niece and sister
Bobby made a special appearance in the Newly Wed game!
Bobby and I received some wonderful gifts and lots of gift cards so we can go pick out some new and grown-up things for the kitchen and house. I'm very excited!
A new picnic basket for the beach!
My mom made us a beautiful new quilt- Florida colors of course!
My beautiful sisters- even baby Sanford came by for a short visit!
Caitlin and I
My lovely friends from college were able to come up from Denver
It was a wonderful way to spend my first official day in Colorado!
Next step: the wedding!
Bobby and I are headed to Colorado tomorrow for two wonderful weeks with family and friends. I can't wait!
Things I am looking forward to:
1. Meeting my nephew
2. Seeing snow on the mountains
3. Watching the geese skate across the lake
4. Snuggling with my parents
5. Snuggling with my sisters
6. Having my nose turn red from the cold
7. All of our Christmas traditions
Our wedding is approaching fast and will be here before we know it!
I feel like I'm doing pretty well with all the planning. I'm trying to make it as simple as possible to help eliminate any unnecessary stress. Two days ago we decided on our cake: Cheesecake Factory...yes please!
Until a few weeks ago I was still wresting with a wedding theme. I had already chosen the theme for our reception back in Colorado, but still couldn't decide on one for the wedding. I was recently perusing the internet and came across some 1940's Florida postcards. I knew right there and then that our theme should be "Vintage Florida". I know vintage is totally in right now, but I am a super fan! I mean who doesn't want to look like Rosemary Clooney on their wedding day?
I decided that as long as we were getting married in Florida, our wedding should capture some sort of Florida-ish feel. Because I do not prefer the whole seashell and tropical flower theme, I decided on a glamorous vintage Florida theme. This mostly means lots of sparkles, candles, and vintage Florida postcards! I'm hoping the royal palms, balmy sea breeze, and the sound of crashing waves will help add to that feeling!
A sneak peak at my hair accessory...
Sometimes I miss the hustle and bustle of city life. People in their fancy suits carrying their Starbucks to their 15th floor offices. But I've learned to appreciate the vast openness of the Everglades. Now that it's winter, the sun starts setting as I leave the office and an orange glow settles over the reservation, glittering off the canals.