It has been one busy month to say the least! Unfortunately Kevin's family has had to deal with two very devastating losses, both grandmothers (Ganna-Louise Hathcer and Grandmommy- Frankie Jean Sutton). It has been a very tough time for both sides of Kevin's family. The engagement ring Kevin gave me was Ganna's ring. I feel so blessed to have her ring on my finger for the rest of my life. I feel doubly blessed that I was able to enjoy it with her while she was still here. The joy on her face when she saw that ring on my finger is something I will never forget. Both were loved so much and will truly be missed. With that, we spent the first weekend of March in Lumberton, North Carolina, where Kevin's mothers family grew up. Even with all of the wedding "to do's" we decided to let it all go for the weekend and just enjoy family. We had the most amazing time all being together and really spending time reminiscing old stories of Grandmommy and Granddaddy as well as the kids and grand kids. I even got the chance to meet a few of Kevin's extended family members that will be at the wedding. We were sad to leave but excited to think that the next time we would all see each other would be for the wedding.
The following weekend my mom came in town and my goodness were we busy. We spent the weekend in full fledged wedding mode. We worked on my dress, the ring bearers suit, knocked out a little shopping, altered Austin and Kevin's suits for the wedding, and knocked out a few of the "crafty" wedding tasks that I will reveal after the wedding. Needless to say we did not stop from the time she arrived on Friday until she left Monday morning. I am so grateful to my mom for EVERYTHING she has done for me for this wedding. I can't even list all of the things she has helped me with. Thank goodness for her amazing talent with a sewing machine otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do so many "do it yourself" things for our wedding.
Another thing to knock off the list...we received our wedding bands :) All I can say is I am in love and had a REALLY hard time taking them off after trying them on when they arrived. I cannot wait to wear those rings so very soon! I don't want to give away too many details before the wedding so I'll wait until after to describe them. The best part is the AMAZING deal we got!
Last weekend my bestest Lil Sister/Friend Ren came to spend the weekend. I was so grateful to have her help me with some last minute wedding tasks as well as keeping my mind off thinking of the wedding every second. She truly is an amazing friend and one that I just can't get enough of. We cooked, enjoyed girly movies and got organized for the wedding. There are soooo many things we have to get down there next weekend so she helped me put it all in order and box it up so we will be ready to pack the car and head on our way next week.
Well, that about sums up the last few weekends of wedding planning. I cannot believe how close we are. It's all about numbers now, how many "to do's" left, how much this, how much that, 6 more working days, 7 days until we leave, 10 days until the wedding...AHHHH! All I can say is we are pretty much done with everything we can do until we get down there so come on days and hurry up. I know I shouldn't wish away the last few days of our engagement, but all of this hard work over the past 15 months makes me soooo ready for this incredible weekend to arrive. I can't wait to be surrounded by all of family and friends. Not to mention the end result...Kevin will officially be my husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love him more than anything in this world and cannot wait to walk down that aisle and say our vows.
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures for this post...it was all about the planning that can't be disclosed just yet...