Saturday, December 31, 2011

And we are down to 5 months!!

We have hit the 5 month mark! That may not seem like a big deal to you but it is to me! I know I said in an earlier post that I wasn't going to count down to the big day but it isn't easy! To justify it I am only counting months, I have not started counting days..yet :)

Everything has been going so great!! A lot has happened since I last blogged about the wedding. Colors have been picked out! I have found a wedding dress and i am IN LOVE! It is perfect!! I can't wait for everyone to see it!! All the bridesmaid dresses have been ordered, suits have been decided on, along with the ties for the groomsmen!

We went ahead and ordered the napkins and invitations and they both have arrived! It is so exciting to get things like that in the mail! The invitation made it feel so real that I was actually marrying Adam Tait on May 26th!!  The reception has been planned out and the food that we are serving has been chosen. I feel like all the major stuff is done, (minus the fact that I can't decide who I want to do our cakes. If you have a suggestion let me know) now we are down to just the little details! That's a good thing to me because my planning book says to have it all done by the 6 month mark!

Adam and I took engagement pictures back in November and we have ordered a few of those! They turned out great! I am in love with our photographer, Wendy Wilson!
This is one of our favorite pictures from the engagement session!
I am not sure if other engaged couples are like us but we loved registering for things for our home! I felt like we registered for everything in every store we went in but everyone has been telling me that is a good thing...people like variety:) Can you believe we have already had our first wedding shower? I know, crazy! I have some of the sweetest friends in the world. Johanna came all the way from Illinois to host the shower for me! Johanna, Hilary, and Elizabeth thank you so much for hosting the first shower! Y'all are the best!
-I plan on posting pictures and more details from the shower. It was too great not to share!!

While I was home for Christmas I got a few smaller things accomplished. Mom had a list of things for us to do and I think we have just about crossed off everything!

Have a great New Year! Exciting things to come!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Memories

This Christmas has been wonderful, and it is not over yet! We aren't officially having our family Christmas until the 30th. But so far it has been a Christmas to remember!

I wanted to recap the last couple of days!

I headed home Christmas Eve, I don't think my car could get me to Toxey fast enough. We have a Christmas Eve tradition at my house, which consist of basically whoever that wants to stop by does and we all eat boiled shrimp-per my grandmother's request, shrimp is her favorite!

These cuties helped me...
cut out Christmas shapes! We had so much fun!

Christmas Eve at Mammie's house! (What the girls call my mom)
These four have my heart! 

 My mom and I had gotten up early Christmas morning and made our rounds to the little ones house to see what Santa had brought. Santa wasn't stoping at my house until Adam arrived!

Christmas Morning Coffee Date with my grandmother!!

Christmas Day was wonderful..full of laughs, family and making memories.

Adam came to Toxey Christmas Day. I could not wait for him to get here. This will be our last major holiday we spend apart, thank goodness! (PS: we are down to the 5 month mark before the big day. Wedding planning is moving right along. A wedding post update is coming in the near future.) I could not wait for him to get to my house! All is right when Adam is with me.

Santa was good to Adam and I! We got a TV for the house!!

Santa brought me a sewing machine! I have made my first pillow.
 I can't wait to dive into the sewing world! 

Adam also surprised me with this adorable necklace and a Michael Kors watch!

We are beyond blessed. We have so much to be thankful for. It is so nice to be with family and to make memories this time of year. I pray we never take that for grated. I pray we always remember the true reason we celebrate Christmas. It is about Jesus Christ. It is about how He came to this world, fully God and fully man. He came to die on the cross, so that we may have eternal life. He is the real reason for the season.
Never Forget..
This picture blessed my heart. 
We told the girls they could decorate the Rice Krispy Treat however they would like.
We came back and this is what they had written.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
Luke 2:11-14

(The Tait family Christmas card!)