Sunday, February 20, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

As our first and only Valentine's Day as an engaged couple, I thought it was only appropriate to blog about it :) I actually had a dental meeting all day but luckily Brandon got off work at 2 so he had planned to cook dinner for me! When I got to his apartment, he had flowers and Hershey Kisses on the table for me! He cooked chicken fettuccine alfredo and my favorite garlic bread! After dinner, we opened the cards we got each other and watched our shows the rest of the night! It was the best Valentine's Day I've ever had and can't wait until the many more we will share together! Here are a few pics of the occasion!

He did a great job and I loved everything :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I hope you feel lots of love today and everyday! I can't wait to spend the evening with my Valentine! He's making me dinner :) I'm so excited!

This time of year always makes me a little sad because I remember my Great Grandma, Edna Hartman. She always made us Valentine cookies that were so yummy! She would give us a large, medium and small, heart-shaped cookie with pink icing. I absolutely loved this tradition and it's something that I think about every Valentine's Day. It also happened that her funeral was on Valentine's Day, 3 years ago. I thought it was fitting because her famous Valentine cookies were one of my favorite traditions she started :) I miss her everyday, especially when I'm cooking or baking things because she was such a great cook (I even have her hand-mixer!)

This is Grandma Hartman :) I have so many fond memories of her and everything she did for us! I love you Grandma!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's been far too long...

It has been far too long since my last post :( Anyways...not a lot has been accomplished in the wedding planning process! I'm already stressed out and it's only begun! We have decided on the venue...the wedding ceremony and the reception will be at Central Christian Church in Ark City! It's the church that I grew up in and a place I absolutely love (I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else)!

For some of the decorations we are using, our families have bought close to 40 Christmas trees that will be placed in the reception area. We are planning on using clear lights to decorate them and have them all over the place, which will help create the winter wonderland theme I'm wanting! When I was younger, I went to a wedding in my church that was decorated with over 50 Christmas trees and it was truly magical. That is what I'm going for! As far as the centerpieces for the tables, I don't know what to do yet so if anyone has any ideas let me know!

We have decided who will be in the wedding party but haven't talked to everyone yet so that will be revealed at a later date :)

I've also started my last semester of college (I'm getting my bachelors in dental hygiene) and I will need all the prayers I can get!

Hope you all have survived the blizzard of '11!