Thursday, August 19, 2010

I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. . .

Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition. -George Banks, Father of the Bride

My sister married Jeremy on June 5, 2010. It was a beautiful day and everything was perfect down to the tiniest detail. Abby has only been planning this day for, oh, her entire life. In high school she bought bridal magazines and made idea notebooks. She would have Mr. Fields, the choir director at BJHS, play wedding songs in class that she wanted to have at her played at her wedding. (Mr. Fields played and sang at both of our weddings!) When I planned my wedding, she had all the info I needed on anything I was thinking about. Barbara Ingram was the brains behind the production. She is the owner of Barbara's Wedding Shoppe and takes care of everything. At this point, she and her husband Bobby are more like family. She did my wedding, and several of my friends before doing Abby's. She is A-MAZING.

I don't know that I could ever write the words to describe just how beautiful and special this day was. Abby was a stunning bride. Jeremy's Grandpa Al performed the beautiful ceremony. Abby's wedding party was all of her sweet friends that she has been close to for years. The reception at The Depot was so much fun and a great celebration with friends and family.

Here are just a few pictures taken by the most talented photographer ever- Alyson Clemons. She was so much fun to work with that day and captured the entire wedding weekend with some fabulous shots.

Yes, Abby did MY eye make up that day. :)

This picture makes me think of a preview for a new "family" sitcom on ABC.
My sweet parents- love this picture!

The Graham Girls

The wedding party at the Depot.

The AOII Circle Song

The father of 2 brides! He survived!

An Alabama Send Off!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A weekend getaway-

This past weekend my sister, mom, and I spent the weekend in Atlanta with my Uncle Jeff. It was a great relaxing weekend full of shopping, laughing, and GREAT food! We had the best time!

This picture was at Haven restaurant which was to die for!! You can't tell we're related, right?

Tuesday marked the start of my 18 week training schedule for the St. Jude Marathon in December. Heat + Humidity = not a very fun run. At 5 am the temps are a little more bearable.... It just so happened that the first day of training was the first day back to work for me as well. Talk about rude awakening. Not only did I have to miss The Today Show, I had to eat breakfast in the car! (back to normal. . . )

We had a great inservice at BJHS and I even got to enjoy lunch out with my teacher friends. Lunch is so much more enjoyable when you have longer than 20 minutes to eat.

Tomorrow is Open House and I am looking forward to meeting my class. It is always exciting to start a new school year. Pretty soon my now quiet and clean classroom will be buzzing with little ones and will no longer be so clean! I can't wait!