Monday, September 21, 2009
Jacob and I both had our bachelor/bachelorette parties this weekend!! SO MUCH FUN!! My shower was a blast full of great friends and family and some very sexy lingerie for my hubby-to-be! ;) He will be thanking my girls next Saturday! haha! I had soooooo much fun and fully enjoyed the night out! Thanks to all my girls who hosted and to all the beautiful friends and family that came!!! Here is a picture of me and my momma on the way to the party! More photos of the evening will be posted later on!
Jacob also had his bachelor party. They had it at our new house and I spent the WHOLE day deep cleaning and getting ready for the boys...Well let's just say that was a complete waste of time! The boys must of had a BLAST!!!! Jacob went to bed a little before FOUR in the morning!! He said he had so much fun though! I am so glad too! He had a BIG turn out and we were proud to show off our new home to all his friends and family! Needless to say I had to re-trace my steps on Sunday and clean EVERYTHING again...I'm still curious as to who throw up in the front yard, but I am thankful that it wasnt in my house! ;)
I can't believe that this weekend is the big day! Time had FLOWN by!!!! I am still a little shocked that next weekend I will be Maci Reinbold! I am proud and honored to be his wife.
Also- Jake, I wanted to tell you that I am so excited and ready to take this next step in our journey together! I know that we are just beginning with the plans that God has in store for our future. I promise to honor God and then you above anyone else. I am so proud of the man you have become, it has been a shear blessing to have watched you grow in your faith and character in the past 6 years. I am humbled by the way you serve me and the way you serve the Lord. I am praying the next five days before we become one, are peaceful, quiet and spent in prayer about our marriage! You are an AMAZING man, my best friend and the love of my life! Ill meet ya at the alter baby! :) Love you!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am SOOOO excited to finally have a kitchen- I know we have promised so many of you a dinner invite...when we get back and settled after the honeymoon be expecting a phone call! Ill be cooking like a mad woman and we can't wait to show off the house!
Also-Today we are FINALLY in the single digits for the wedding countdown! NINE days and counting. I am so excited and ready for the big day! The people who will be there are those who love and support us and we are so ready to make a commitment to each other and to God for the rest of our lives. I want to tell each of you keeping up with us thank you for your continued support and prayer. This is a time in our lives that we will NEVER get back, we will NEVER repeat...It's once in a life time and it's so special and it's something God has been preparing my heart for, for a long time now. Jacob and I have dated for a very long time, faithfully and we've been preparing our hearts and our minds for marriage. Although our engagement and wedding planning process hasn't been one I would of dreamed it would be, it's one that I am looking towards being thankful for. I have learned so many things about people, about my own family members and about my friends. It has been a humbling experience and one that I know I will look back on and have peace about. Jacob is the man God choose for me and I can't wait to start our lives together.
I am looking forward to September 26th- Hope you all are too! See you soon! Keep praying! :)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I also got all the invitations for the rehearsal dinner printed up and put in the mail today! My parents are hosting the dinner at Amarillo South! I am so thankful for them! They have done EVERYTHING for the wedding and we couldn't of had this wedding without them. I am so thankful for the unconditional support, love and acceptance of me and especially Jacob.
I'm sure any of you who have planned a wedding or who have been married know the stresses that come with taking on a son or daughter-in-law. I just am so blessed that my parents love Jacob like a son and take him in like their own. I can't wait..like I said earlier..to get through the next 11 days and move into the house with Jacob and be his wife. I know that our home and our marriage is being showered in prayers and we are thankful for that and ask that each of you continue to do that for us!
Here is a picture (taken from my phone) of the invitations we sent out. There were actually two sets, but I only got one on here. Let me know what you think! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday and great rest of the week!
Also!!! I will take pictures of the BEAUTIFUL granite tonight and post them on here later this week!
“Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete” (James 1:2–4)
Monday, September 14, 2009
My mom and I were hostesses at my sweet cousins baby shower! Her sweet baby boy is precious!!!!!!!! It was so good to see everyone again and catch up with family! Here is a picture of me and my beautiful momma before we left!
The rest of the weekend was spent working or watching football and catching up on house work!!! I think this next week will be busy again! We are getting granite TOMORROW!!! YAY! And we are having two sets of our good friends over for dinner! I am so excited to show off the house!
Today we have to start working on the rehearsal dinner! My parents, Jacob and myself (really just my parents...) are hosting a yummy meal at Amarillo South the night before the wedding!! (invites are on the way-those of you who are in the wedding :)) But we have 12 days to finish up everything- I am so excited and ready to be Jacob's wife! What a blessing and honor! Even more excitedly..We will be on an airplane first thing Sunday morning headed to the beach!!!!!!!!!! Bring on the rush of the water! I can't wait!
Ill post pictures of the granite and our dinner later in the week! Hope everyone has a great Monday!!!
"Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think." Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” (James 1:2–4 MSG).
This week has been a very busy and crazy week. It seems like we've had something going on every night. Monday was labor day and although we had a WONDERFUL day with WONDERFUL food and family- it was still busy, then Tuesday I worked with my mom and Jacob has class- Wednesday we had the Chamber BBQ pre-party which was soooooo fun and the food was excellent! It was so good to catch up and see everyone! I ran into Jacob's SWEET and PRECIOUS aunt Julie- we ended up standing and talking for over an hour. I absolutely love her! Jacob and I can't wait to have her and Scott over for dinner when we finish the house!
THEN--tonight is the actual Chamber BBQ which we are working. I hope to see everyone again! Friday- Jacob's little brother has a football game...the Hell Week game to be exact! I am excited to watch him play, and last but not least Saturday I am working the Tri-State Fair Gala with my sweet mom!! BUSY BUSY BUSY but I am so thankful for the extra money!
Also-Last night Jacob's brother and sister's came over to see the house and to chat for a while! It was nice to finally catch up with them, and it was great to see them support Jacob and I in our new home!!! After the younger two left, Jenna- his oldest sister stayed and we all sat outside and talked for forever!! It was great catching up and Jenna got to see some Beech street drama! What a night!!! ;)
Anyway- sorry for not having any fun pictures! But hopefully there will be some to come from the weekend! Hope everyone has a blessed Thursday! Hang on its almost Friday!! :) :)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
"Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people."
Just food for thought....
We finally got all moved in!!! (almost :)) The floor guys finished up Saturday night at like 8:30 and so Jacob, my parents and myself spent the day Sunday moving in! We got almost everything over there except what I'll need at my parents house before the wedding! We still lack glazing the kitchen cabinets and the granite is being installed on the 15th! I am so excited and so pleased with how things are turning out! The pictures don't really do it justice but here's a sneak peak!
These first few are our bedroom. The walls are pretty bare but after the wedding I am sure we will fill them up with our pictures! I love our room!
WAHOO! So close to being done! More pictures to come!