January in North Florida has been unusually warm this year. Very little rain, and lots of sunshine! So, “engagement pictures on Friday,” I said. “Good idea,” he said. Yesterday was gray and gloomy, overcast and only 50°. We froze our tails off doing the shoot, but the pics turned out phenomenal! Jon’s brother in law,… Continue reading Engagement Photos
Jonathan and I have discussed at length the situation that we’ve found ourselves in. We’ve discussed budgets, job opportunities, and all the things that will be affected by his being finished working by February 1st. “Mr. Optimistic” has made a plan… and it’s a really good one! (I never should have worried!) He makes me… Continue reading Jonathan’s Plan
As many of you probably know by now, Jon was told last week that he would be laid off by the end of January. Let the panic mode commence! I don’t handle stress well. I tend to dwell, overthink, and panic. On top of it, in my life, when one thing happens, it’s usually followed… Continue reading The Stress of it All
Several months ago (maybe even a year ago), Jon sent me a text about a song by a band from here in Jacksonville. He said I needed to watch the video. The song brought tears to his eyes the first time he heard it, and he wanted to share it with me. I was at… Continue reading Our Song
From the beginning, I’ve had this perceived pressure to put on a beautiful wedding and reception. (I say perceived because nobody is making me do anything.) Jon and I are so fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of amazing people, that are willing to travel from far away places, to share our big day… Continue reading My Heart
So my Mom just called. (She’s a party planning guru, so I’m missing her more than usual right now.) She dropped a few ideas in my lap, which is so awesome! Then she dropped a bombshell. The last weekend in May is when we were going for. Jon’s birthday is May 13th, and our dating… Continue reading NOOOO!! Change of Date!
The general idea of how we want to set up the back yard is to put up two tents, one on each side of our patio, and string lights between them… using the patio for a dance floor. I love the idea of butcher paper and burlap used throughout to add a more earthy element.… Continue reading Backyard Setup Ideas