Friday, July 22, 2005

Looking at Dresses

Brittney, my beautiful niece and maid of honor, met me at the mall last Sunday to look at bridesmaid dresses.

The scoop . . . Johnny and I drove to the mall and I met Brittney in the dress department of Dillards. Johnny headed for Borders (more accurately, the book magnet in him was drawn to Borders. If he had struggled, which he did not, it would have been to no avail).

At Dillards, we found some beautiful dresses, and the gorgeous girl--no, young woman!!--fit into one of the very small sizes perfectly. I tried one on, too. It was fun trying on dresses with her. Precious aunt and niece time. Amy, my dear friend of nearly 20 years and other bridesmaid is gonna go to the mall and try one on when she has a chance.

After the dresses and on the way to hook up with Johnny, Brit and I talked about shoes for the wedding and stopped in a shoe store to peruse. Then we met up with Johnny in the local section of Borders, looking at bike maps of Denver and the surrounding area. Then we were off to one of our favorite restaurants, Tokyo Joe's. Over healthy Japanese food, Brit gave us all the details of the cruise she, her dad and brother had taken in June. Sounded like a blast. We had a lot of fun talking with her. She goes to college in less than a month!!!!!!!!!!!! I still think of her as my little baby niece. Gonna have to start sniff letting--her--grow--up.

Friday, July 15, 2005

3 months and 7 days

Unless you're a stranger to me, anyone reading this blog knows that Johnny and I are engaged. We were engaged 6 days after my last posting! We'll be married on Saturday, October 22nd.

So, what's the deal with me not having posted since then? No excuses, except busyness with wedding plans and John moving to Denver, etc. But I still could have blogged. Anyway, I won't dwell on that, but just keep moving...

I thought I would try to post something at least once a week so that my family and friends with whom I'm in touch more often or less often could know what's going on.

John moved to Denver on June 5th and we are SO HAPPY to live in the same city after more than a year of living about 1600 miles apart. The closing on his house is next week, July 20th - praise the Lord! He doesn't have to be present for it. John and I have been taking evening bike rides and loving it. He is such an encouragement to me!

Where we are with wedding plans:
We have our church, Christ Episcopal Church, reserved. We have the reception site reserved: 2/3 of the ballroom in the Driscoll Center at the University of Denver. We have taken a pre-marriage class with 2 couples and will be having a few meetings with the priest who will be marrying us. My wedding dress is in and I will be going in soon for the first fitting!

More soon... feel free to make comments on the post - I'd love to hear from you!