Wednesday, August 25, 2010

happy day

i can officially announce that my best friend from high school is engaged!  the wedding is october 9 at the pavilion in shawnee mission park.  apparently the original guest list had over 1,500 people, but they cut it to only have 500 attendees.  even though i am very excited for my friends' relationship, i am not really a fan of weddings (anymore).  it's funny that before i got married i loved going to weddings and now i dread them (mainly because i have a 1 year old who does not sit still).  actually children under 11 years old are not allowed at this wedding/reception (see trimming the guest list), so i'm not 100% sure what we're going to do with parks since my whole family is invited.  dread is a strong word and i don't mean to complain because i'm sure the day will be very fun, but all of the drama that surrounds weddings can be so consuming and frustrating, and i have to constantly remind myself to have a good attitude and give my time and gifts generously.

in the spirit of positivity, here are a few pictures of heather and me...(it's too bad i lost all of my scanned photos from junior high and high school...we had some good ones!!) 
the day james and i got engaged!  heather and my sis drove down to arkansas from lawrence!
at our wedding rehearsal! (gosh my arm looks fat. i was 5'7" and 130 do my arms always look fat? i'm blaming it all on 10+ years of gymnastics muscle turned to fat :))
at the top of a 14'er we climbed!
we love the muscles pose, haha. 5.3.08!
here's to a special upcoming day for my friend where i will remember that my bridesmaidal duty is to be the best support i can be!  love yall.

1 comment:

Erin said...

1500 people... ha! They couldn't have been close to many of them, huh? I made the 500 cut, and Heather and I haven't really spoken for 6+ years. Anyway, I'm sure it will be fun day, but I'm with you on all the drama and hassle of weddings. Our wedding was wonderful, and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything, but I can definitely understand why people elope! Bummer about the no kids deal... not even for a bridesmaid? I'll probably wait until after the wedding, but do you know where they're registered?