May the Roots of Your Family Tree Grow Deep and Strong

May the Roots of Your Family Tree Grow Deep and Strong
"Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The shopping starts...

   I had a few things to do yesterday and I decided while I was out running my sister and I could stop and try on some dresses...just for fun! I never thought I would actually find anything, but I think I might have found my dress. My mom and I are going to go back Thursday so she can help me choose. I found three to be honest with you, two are very similar and one is nothing like I would have ever picked out. The woman at the store pulled it off the rack and said "What about this one?" I just said sure I'll try anything, knowing it wasn't was I was looking for. Then I put it on and I didn't know if I was going to be able to take it off. I know they say that you will know the dress when you see it but what if you don't actually like it on the hanger but love it when you put it on. Is that what I'm suppose to do is just try everything on then pick??? Thank god I'm not that picky and when I find something I know it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's final...

    I mailed in my deposit today so it's final, no going back now. And all of the ideas for decorating and dresses and everything are just going and going and going through my head. No one ever said how much stuff there is out there for weddings. Thank god we are going the DIY route. I now understand how so many people can go into debt over these things. I'm just glad I'm one of the happy brides not one of the crazy ones!!! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

We got it!!!

   Well today was a great day...I went to my appointment with the owner of the venue and I got my wedding date. I'm sooo excited I can't stand it. I will officially be getting married on June 30, 2012. There was already someone wrote down for that day but apparently backed out, their loss is my gain. I have the venue for both days the 29 and 30 and they even give me a place to stay. It is sooo cute and I wont have to worry about having a place to get ready then driving into a outside wedding where everyone will be able to see me, I will just walk right out of my room into my dads arms onto the isle. Here's a glimpse of my venue...


Monday, August 15, 2011

Fingers crossed!!!

    Well as of last night I think I might have my venue for the wedding it's not really the date I wanted, but it is a very hard place to get, so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I got it. As of right now it will be on June 30 and I even got it the 29 so I can spend the night there the day before. "I'm sooo excited." And got love JR when i called him to make sure the date was alright all he had to say is "Whatever you want is fine."
    For those of you that have never been to Hestons Farm it is beautiful, it's a nice laid back place right on the river with many different things, they also have a new winery and distillery they just put in. Check out their site   Just please everyone KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Begining!!!

      My name is Amanda and I'm 29 years old and just recently got engaged to my boyfriend J.R., and this is our story. A few years back at a Halloween party one of my close friends (Chad) called and said he was coming down with a few friends. When he showed up he had a friend (J.R.) that just returned from Iraq, we didn't really hit it off at first. Both of us had recently gotten out of relationships so we weren't looking. A few nights later Chad, J.R., and a couple others stopped by the local bar I was working at and J.R. had ask me to play pool. We ended up talking all night. When it was time to leave Chad told me to call when I got off, but he would be at J.R.'s house and he had no service so I would have to call J.R.. I found out that was just a way for J.R. to get my number. We had talked off and on for a while, and then it became every night, we became very close very quick. We fell in love...