Monday, April 28, 2008
They came to show Mom and Terry - Mike proposed in Boston on a trip with their good friends, Jack and Jody. It was a total surprise and how sweet of Jack and Jody to help with the logisitics! Jody took the ring on the plane to avoid any security mishaps and video taped the proposal/took pics. Love sweet friends like that!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Janie and Aunt Laura came up with the sweetest theme for the weekend, 'Planting the seed of love.' They incorporated the theme into the place settings and dessert! This was dessert - ice cream with crushed cookies in a pot...it was DELICIOUS and cute too!
Saturday morning, we had a ladies shower. It was SO special. I must say, I am getting one amazing mother in law, because her friends were SO kind to me. We had a delicious lunch and fun time visiting together. They wanted to hear all about our story - so it was fun, when Dave arrived at the end, they all sat around to listen to our 'love story' as they called it. It was almost overwhelming how much they genuinely cared. Then we opened our gifts - a Kitchen Aid Mixer and our set of knives!! So fun!
Then I got to meet with the 'Plate Ladies'. A sweet, sweet time I will always remember. These are the women Janie has been in a Bible Study with for about 30 years. They always share with each new bride in their families about marriage and a specific verse that has helped them throughout their own marriage. It was so special to listen to these women tell me about their own marriages - struggles and blessings. Sweet Julie and Kristi also shared important verses and lessons from their marriages. Then they presented me with a beautiful Christmas plate with our names and 'established August 30, 2008.' It was so neat - on the back it had the ladies' names and their verses. I was just overwhelmed with the love they had shown for a girl they had just met. They were so kind to include my mom, sister, stepmom and grandmother in this intimate moment.
Saturday night was our couple's shower. Here is the younger group - Paige, Barry, Julie, Jerry, Carl, Sarah, Dave, Me, Kristi, Scott, Marianne and Norm. A very fun group!!
Terry, Mom and Me - Me blocking the KU for our house divided flag ;-)
Us being cheesy with our flag. Dave said I couldn't put a #1 because we didn't win a championship. I said, fine, I can put a gun's up!
This was such a cute shower - it was a tailgate party theme! For KU and Tech! These sweet KU fans gathered up all this Tech gear for the party. It was really cute and very sweet because this is serious KU country!
We got a very cool copper drink bin on an iron stand! It was so cool - not expected and really nice! They filled it with cute aprons and tons of grilling stuff! We can't wait to have everyone over to cook out!
Then we got a fire pit!! I am so excited about this gift!! My dad has one and I think they are SO COOL!! I can't wait for us to use it in the fall when it gets a little cooler outside!
Half of my sweet family - Terry, Dave, Me, Mom, Marianne and Norm. Thanks so much for coming up Norm!! Everyone loved you!
My other sweet half of the family - Norm, Marianne, Dad, Dave, Me, Karol and Nona. Love how Dad, Karol and Nona dressed in TTU colors!! So fitting!
My soon to be family!! Aunt Laura, Jerry, Julie, David, Me, Janie and Van (minus Grayson and Brett). Brett had a formal and since he missed his last one to be at our engagement, we let him skip this! But he was so sweet to drive in for dinner Friday night.
This is Me and Kristi - Scott's sweet wife. Scott and David have known each other since birth and Scott's parents hosted our shower at their home. It was such a special shower because after opening our gifts, all of the people in the room shared marital advice with David and I. We were so blessed with this advice...some funny, some serious. Well to my surprise, Kristi wrote it all down in a sweet card. A card, I will cherish forever. Thanks so much Kristi!! She was also a blessing throughout the whole day as she went through all of it 3 years ago when she married Scott. It was just fun to have her there to encourage me throughout the whole day.
This weekend was just amazing!! We were 'showered' with much more than gifts - although we loved them - but also love, encouragement and advice we will always cherish.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Chad and Addison - checking each other out...clearly big fans of each other! ;-)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Jason, one of Dave's close friends, got us tickets from some unhappy UNC fans on Saturday night. So off to San Antonio we went on Sunday!
But clearly, we were there for more important things!
We had SO much fun with Dave's friends from KU: Dave, me, Amber, Jason, Ben, Lindsey and Andy. Before the game we went to a KU Pep Rally. There were hundreds, maybe thousands of people there. The band and cheerleaders came...they played highlight videos.
It was the perfect night - filled with great company and a very memorable performance!
So glad we went and so excited for my happy jayhawk!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Please also keep Miss 406 in your thoughts, as she is having a hard time understandably.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
At around 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, David came by to say hi before a meeting downtown. (I was working from home yesterday). When he came in the door, he asked if I had seen the cops, men in suits and security guys on my floor. He said there was a Crime Scene truck out front with several cop cars. I had not seen any of this. He said he thought someone had probable died because everyone was speaking very softly in the hall. Yikes!
So we went out there and Dave asked them if everything was okay - to which the men quietly said, 'everything is fine, everything is fine.' So we went back inside my apt. Dave left and then came back after work. I left to go to Target and when I came back, the men were still there (7 pm) and the door to Apt 405 was cracked. (I live in 403). As I went to unlock my door, I heard what sounded like something rolling...and my curiosity got the best of me, I looked up to see a body bag on a stretcher being rolled out of 405 towards the elevator. It was the most unsettling feeling I have ever had.
I decided not to stay the night in my apartment and when I got home this morning to meet Patricia (my cleaning lady), everything seemed normal. Until just now, Patricia called me when she left because the parking lot attendant told her someone was killed there yesterday! okay super yikes!! I have since called my apartment management and am waiting for them to return my call.
Some thoughts: Who was mr. 405? I have seen him in the hall and garage several times...seems to be a man in his 30s or early 40s. Other than that, I know nothing. What happened to mr. 405? In an age where we see so much violence, drugs and depression - my mind can only wonder. Or perhaps he was very ill. Who does know mr. 405? Where are his family and friends? Why did I have to be Miss 403?
As my mind continues to wonder, I continuously pray for mr. 405, his family and friends and the people investigating his death. It was quite obvious to me yesterday that the crime scene unit is not an area for me. I am shaken up by a quick glance and these people see it daily. I hope you will pray for mr. 405 and them too!
Will hopefully be able to update this...