Monday, September 20, 2010

jumping out of my skin

So I think the term "jumping out of my skin" is normally used for anxiety, or being overemotional, or people on loads of meds (confession: I Googled it), however, I like to think of it as in "I am so excited I can hardly stand it".  Right now, I am JUMPING OUT OF MY SKIN....can't sleep (stayed up returning emails until 2:30AM), can't stop thinking about wedding, marriage, wedding, marriage, wedding, honeymoon, honeymoon, honeymoon (woop, woop), marriage, wedding....the (redundant) list goes on, and on, and on.  I like to think of it as a huge combination if the following things:

  • Christmas Eve as an eight year old (ok, who am I kidding, I still feel this way as a 27 year old too)
  • the night you lose your tooth & you know the tooth fairy will come
  • the night before school starts
  • the day before a big vacation
  • the week before you begin the rest of your life with your best
Yep, it is safe to say that I am thrilled.  My wonderful mother has done EVERYthing in her power to ensure that this week will be as stress-free as possible, and I am beyond thankful for her.  She has helped all three of us plan wonderful weddings.  She's quite a lady.

hello, dark hair

This past weekend I had a "something old, something new" shower with my best girlfriends and their mommas...I am so blessed!  It was a beautiful shower with such fun vintage things, and I have to say that I do have the best friends in the whole world.  I couldn't be where I am today without them.  Thanks ladies :)  

Also to my little sisters...they know me like no one else knows me, and life would not be the same without them!  They are amazing mommas and amazing wives...I hope I can be just like them :)

OK, when did this post turn into an acceptance speech!?  HAHA :)  Time to get back to work...Happy Monday!!

PS, five days :)))))

Friday, September 17, 2010

missed nine, but.....

so pretty and golden....
only EIGHT horrendously long days remain until I am Mrs. Lyons!

In other news, I started the Beth Moore Bible Study Ester. SO excited to see God move through these next nine weeks and through the relationships I have with the girls I will be studying alongside.  
I am ready to learn.  I always learn so much when I do BM studies.

Did I mention I was getting married next weekend?!  What?!  I can hardly wait for a number of reasons, but most importantly, I can't wait for the time when the minister who is marrying us says we're HUSBAND and WIFE.  I am like jump-out-of-my-skin excited about hearing that ... and the groom kissing the bride ;)

Ok, finally off to bed.  Need as much beauty sleep as I can get these days!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Days Left!!!

My bridal luncheon/rehearsal/rehearsal dinner day is in the ten-day forecast & it's a high of 85, low of 64 and zeroooo chance of rain.  

Praying the same will be true the following day for the main event!!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Change. gives us 8 different definitions for the word:

–verb (used with object)
1.    to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of(something) different from what it is or from what it would beif left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion;to change the course of history.
2.    to transform or convert (usually fol by into ): The witchchanged the prince into a toad.
3.    to substitute another or others for; exchange for somethingelse, usually of the same kind: She changed her shoes whenshe got home from the office.
4.    to give and take reciprocally; interchange: to change placeswith someone.
5.    to transfer from one (conveyance) to another: You'll have tochange planes in Chicago.
6.    to give or get smaller money in exchange for: to change afive-dollar bill.
7.    to give or get foreign money in exchange for: to changedollars into francs.
8.    to remove and replace the covering or coverings of: tochange a bed; to change a baby.

Why is that such a dirty word for so many people?  Many people fear the word and all that comes with it: change of job, change of residence, change of season, change in income.  These could all be very scary changes.  However, change is not always bad; in fact it can be very refreshing.  For instance, how great is it when you change your sheets?  I just love sleeping on freshly changed sheets.   I also love when I change my Brita filter or change clothes (after a shower) after a long run or workout.

In my life, change I experienced after removing myself from a toxic relationship was the most liberating experience of my whole life.  I never knew change could be so wonderful until that major adjustment in my life.  Now let’s fast forward over 2 years later and I am about to embark on a HUGE new season of change that will be even more wonderful…I can’t think of anything more blissful than knowing in just 16 days I will walk down the aisle to a multitude of change:
  • last name
  • items on my ring finger
  • the place I sleep on my bed (I like the middle, and I will now how to share)
  • grocery shopping to accommodate a handsome growing boy who will know take up residence in my home
  • priorities shift to incorporate a husband
  • having someone to share the chore list with (a girl can dream!)
  • scheduled recordings on my DVR (ok, adding football maybe isn’t so blissfulJ)

…this list goes on, and I can’t wait!!

Instead of pulling my hair out with all of the last-minute details of the event, I am going to bask in the beauty of the change I am about to encounter.  I am going to look forward with great anticipation to the change that is coming my way, all the while knowing it may not be easy at times, but it will be (and already is) such a blessing. Bring it on…Bobby, I am so thrilled to be your wife in just 12 days!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Today is.....


I love all things birthdays (no, not just my own!)'s one day every year where you're guaranteed to at least feel a tiny bit special (especially if you're on Facebook & people know it's your birthday)! I would like to thank my mom & dad for always making birthdays very special days for their we all want that as adults too ;) 

I feel so very, very blessed today!  Hope it's a great day....Bobby & I are going to get our wedding bands today--HOORAY! I am so close to becoming Mrs. Lyons!! Just 22 days remain....WOW :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

fun weekend (a few days late...)!!

I had such a wonderful time this weekend at a shower that my aunts hosted for me...I loved opening gifts from my registry!  We picked most of them out so long ago that I forgot how pretty they were :)
with the hostesses

momma mel & grandma flo

woo-hoo....i LOVE L's 

momma lyons & momma mel

sister....missing buffster!

Thanks to my amazing aunts for putting this together - what a blessing!  Thanks also to the women who was a wonderful time!

Only 24 days to go!!!

Oh, and I seriously can't get enough of this song, I just love the lyrics!