Friday, August 16, 2013

Finally [5 on] Friday

[1] ONE WEEK! I'm ecstatic that one week from now my mama and I will be in North Carolina touring our possible venues. I really wish Alex was coming with, as does he, but nonetheless I'm so excited to hopefully get #1 off the to-do list checked off!

[2] This may be cheating, but this one has to do with my trip back to North Carolina, also. For those of you who don't know, Alex and I met at one my best friend's wedding [my college roommate, Chelsea] in South Carolina, over 3 years ago.  Long story short I was one of her bridesmaids, and Alex was one of the groomsmen, and she sneakily strategically set us up to walk down the aisle together [matchmaker, matchmaker]...yes on our wedding day next year it will be the second time walking down the aisle together! Next weekend, I get to see Chelsea and her new precious baby girl who I haven't met yet! I'm forever grateful for this sweet friendship God blessed me with and I can't wait to see her.
Here's a photo of me and Chels on her wedding you can see she was the most beautiful bride! And mine and Alex's first photo together...consequently my favorite photo of us because it tells the story of how we met:)
Photo credit Megan Manus
[3] Stella & Dot- this week my sister, SIL and I threw a Stella & Dot party and I'm so excited about my purchases. I wanted to buy so many things, but I controlled myself and only got 2 things, I can't wait for them to show up on my door step!
[4] Nephew's 1st Bday Party Pics
I may be the only one excited about this, but my sister [over at ThingsToBeStroudOf] has been recapping my nephew, Easton's, first bday this week on her blog and I can't get enough of the photos. She DIY'd his whole party, it was so sweet, and I may be bias, but can he get any cuter!?

[5] Mama's Birthday!
Last, but certainly not least, this weekend is my mama's birthday and I'm so excited to celebrate with her! She does so much for our family, and is the most selfless person you'll ever meet. She's such a joy to be around. I could never express how much I love her, and I know this is cliche, but I hope to one day be as good a mama she has been to all of us. Happy [early] Birthday Mama!


  1. Aww I love how y'all met! That is so cute!

  2. Love that you had a practice run down the aisle already! David and I walked down the aisle 6 months we walked down it at his sisters wedding so that was a fun practice as well!

  3. Perfect little love story! Can't wait to hear About the venues, so this planning can get started!

  4. How exciting! I loved planning my wedding. You've picked some beautiful venues to check out! I also love Stella & Dot, such beautiful pieces!

  5. That is so cute you met your future hubby walking down the aisle! I have that S&D Clover necklace and wear it all the time. It goes with everything!

  6. The venues you've selected to look at look gorgeous. Have fun!

  7. I LOVE my Stella & Dot clover necklace. It's so versatile.

  8. I am in love with Stella and dot! Can't wait to hear all about your trip to NC :)

  9. Stella and Dot! I need more money to spend on all their beauties ;)

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  10. Awww I love the story of you and your boy!

  11. love love love stella & dot!

    new follower!

  12. The story of how you and your fiance met is SO cute! You're so pretty and you two look so good together.

    I just read your "about me" - I need to embrace my name the way you embrace yours. I go by.. well.. your fiance's name (Alex) and I often get mistaken for a boy because of it.

    Can't wait to read more about your wedding plans! Newest follower :)