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On Tuesday, the girls at my office through me a fun bridal shower at the Carriage Club. Patrick and I received all kinds of lovely things for our new house…if we ever close on it.  Then today, my niece (who is my maid of honor) hosted a bridal shower for my family and friends.  It was lovely.  There were typical bridal shower games and of course wonderful gifts and lots of time to chat with friends and family.  I can’t believe that in two weeks I will be married to Patrick!  I can’t wait!!!

Generous gifts and sweet cards make me blush.

Dish towels from my Aunt Mary Jane.

Cute retro popcorn popper from my cousin, Christen.  I think Patrick said this was his favorite gift.  He does love his popcorn.

Gumballs.  I loved all the pink!

My niece cut the tops off of gerber daises and had them all over the table for decoration.  It was quite cute.  Love the black and white plates and cups.  That bowl back there got filled with an amazingly addictive citrus punch.

My niece made the cupcakes (strawberry) and decorated them herself.  Super cute!


St. Patrick

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

So in Love

So there’s this boy. I met him…online…and then at Starbucks. Quickly after that first meeting I became smitten. Completely smitten. He has the most amazing eyes. They are this gorgeous blue green color that literally sparkle when he wears anything blue. When we first met he had this long hair that was sorta rockstar sexy. Now his hair is short, but he is still one sexy rockstar to me. He has this completely amazingly sweet personality that makes me swoon. He’s always polite and romantic. He can make me laugh like no one else. It was quickly after we met that I knew. I knew that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. He’s the one I want to marry. I want to have babies with. I want to grow old with. He’s my perfect match. My soulmate. I could not imagine my life without him. Seeing him, getting a text from him, just the thought of him always brightens even the darkest of my days.

I love you, Patrick. I’m so thankful that I have you in my life.


Thoughts and prayers are going out to all those touched by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around what I saw on the news this morning.