Thank God Snow is White - It Just Works, You Know?

8.13.2012

"I'll tell you what I'm doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is a bunch of trusting nit-wits who will pay for everything they don't need rather than make a stink. Well they're not ripping of this nitwit anymore because I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!"



I've not had any George Banks level meltdowns, but I am definitely tired. In between the summer flying, the wedding planning, the packing and moving and shaking - a honeymoon sounds like the greatest thing in the history of the entire world.

HOWEVER.

In the midst of the craziness, I have been so humbled by the way our friends and family have loved us. Extravagantly. 

By attending and throwing showers.

By offering to help us with anything and everything.

By carrying the burden when it just feels like too much. 

I never anticipated how much of a learning process an engagement really is. I loved Bryan the day he proposed to me, but it's been fascinating to see how much more I love him since four months ago. Like how he can see my chest tightening and anticipate a potential aneurysm when I reach wedding planning saturation. Okay, not that dramatic. But really - he's kind and patient. I knew that before, but I know it in a sweeter way now.

It's going to be such a (insert every great adjective) day and it's going to happen in 26 days.






*all images by the lovely Cailyn&Brian.
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20 comments:

  1. 26 days?!!! That's so exciting! I didn't realize it was so soon. I totally get the meltdown thing, but it's so nice to have someone who loves you in spite of that and tries to help you pull your shit together.

    And as for the breakdowns? Beer. Beer helps. My wedding was a month ago today, so I know how that goes.

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    1. "someone who loves you in spite of that and tries to help you pull your shit together" hahaha that is a perfect description, thank you.

      I'm more of a red wine girl. And thanks to the showers we have some great stemless glasses to enjoy it in. IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS.

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  2. You are such a beauty! So happy for you and Bryan, God has blessed you girl!

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    1. Thank you, pop culture kindred spirit! He really had. God is really good.

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  3. I had hotdogs for dinner. I always think of that scene everytime I eat hotdogs. What's new pussy cat? Whoa whoa whoa whooooa whoooa. Seriously though, a year ago at this time I was days away from my nuptials and in uber stress mode. I cried. A lot. And the wedding reception was on my parents farm. Stress overload. Where was Fronk when I needed him??!?

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    1. I counted the hot dog buns on a whim at the grocery store (what is wrong with me? don't answer that) and I think because of George Banks they finally produce them in the same quantities as the hot dogs.

      Oh, the crying. I was already a crier. And now it's just crying for any and every occasion. It builds character, right?

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  4. so much beauty and LOVE in those photos!!! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Corinne! P.S. When I see you comment I always want to call you Corinneth Paltrow. That's what we call my little sister Carynn as a nickname. Haha!

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  5. Obsessed with those pictures, can't wait to see the rest! 25 Days!! Ahhhh!!

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    1. Oh my gosh that number just gave me hiiiivessss!! Phone date. Tomorrow.

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  6. 1. You're gorgeous.
    2. I'm so excited for you all.
    3. Can't wait to hear all about the wedding.
    4. Where are you all going to be living?
    5. Are we ever going to meet?

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    1. 1. You're sweet to me. Thank you.
      2-5. I need to meet you. And Jen! And Angie! We need to make it happen! I need hugs!
      (We're moving to Newport - I am really excited slash overwhelmed by wanting a proper Pinterest apartment).

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  7. Gahh! your photos are GORGEOUS (like you)! so excited for you two!

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  8. this is so sweet! one of my college roommates just got married and so i've been watching her go through the same thing.

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    1. Thank you! I have to keep remembering to enjoy the process of it and not be hoping for the end result. But isn't that most of what life is? You know - being present :)

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  9. I LOVE THESE YOU GUYS ARE BEAUTIFUL

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    1. Thank you for shouting your emotions, Megan. GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART :)

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  10. Okay, I know this is forever ago, but I found you through (I think) I Like Beer and Babies, and I'm reading through your blog. This post made me laugh at our wedding synchronicity: http://the12thofnever.blogspot.com/2012/08/ruh-roh.html?m=0

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  11. WHY DOES APPLE HATE BLOGGER?!???!

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