So this post was going to be all about my wedding, but honestly that just doesn’t seem to matter after what’s been going on the past couple of weeks in our country. I hate to get political with people because right now it just polarizes people. Unfortunately I’ve seen it within our families and friend groups. I feel hopeless sometimes because I just want people to listen, and realize we aren’t actually all that different.
I also feel really helpless because I don’t know how to help all of those people. It makes me want to cry when I think of everyone losing their homes like that.
The response to Hurricane Harvey has been life-changing for me. I’ve teared up multiple times reading about how amazing the response to Harvey has been.
Here are the best posts that I have read with information for donating:
Prayers and thoughts are important. Encourage your friends and family to do what they can to help the survivors and they volunteers.
We’re a resilient people, and it’s important that we all continue to follow what’s happening to make sure people continue to get the long-term help that they’ll need.
I’m now done talking about what’s going on in the country and now on to a little life update!
We’re 44 Days Away From #BeineEverAfter
I can’t believe that we’re so close to our wedding day. There are about 4 million things swirling around my head right now, but I’m ready to be husband and wife, and go home over Christmas with no more wedding tasks.
Here are some wedding posts you might have missed, I’ll have a recap of my bridal shower up soon! For those of you sick of wedding posts, they’ll be over by Christmas 😉
Six Links I Liked This Month
A little self-serving, Matt and I were in Reader’s Digest talking about long distance relationship tips!
Love these tips from Carly on how to create great Instastories!
Alicia gives such great perspective about the Instagram algorithm!
Room tours are my favorite, and Cristina’s is no different!
Totally inspired by this weekly to-do list setup!
Spencer Pratt’s version of LWYMMD is hilarious.
Wedding, wedding and some coffee. That’s my life. All this little blog.
My beautiful, dysfunctional, lovable family. Nothing like weddings and anniversaries to make you all sappy.
The night before my shower, with the help of our closest family friends and family, my siblings and I threw my parents a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party! Their anniversary is in September, but they literally had no clue that it was happening. (Which is a feat with our loved ones, trust me.) They thought they were going to a little get together for my uncle (on my dad’s side). When they showed up to their friend’s house and saw my mom’s parents, my mom said “why are my parent’s here to celebrate Gary? What are they doing here?” My dad said “why is everyone yelling surprise? Gary knows this is his party.” It took us all pointing to a big 25th anniversary sign for them to get it.
It was such a fun night, and seeing how much fun everyone had made it all worth it. My parents are honestly the best people I know, and the life they’ve built over the past 25 years is so full. I can only pray that Matt and I can build half of the life that they have after 25 years.
My best friend literally threw me the best shower I could have imagined. Here are four of my bridesmaids at my shower!
So what’s been going on with your life? Favorite summer memory?
The Big Question:
Are you a fall starts the day after Labor Day, or on September 21?