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Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Favorites!


Hey y'all! So I'm attempting to Link Up with some of the bloggers I read regularly today...but I'm SUPER tech challenged so I don't really expect that it'll work. ;)


Regardless, I'll share my Top 5 from the last week...







These ladies are definitely favorites of mine...they're all in my wedding party! Along with my best friend from high school, who terribly I don't have a photo with handy...



These girls are another favorite of mine...their momma is in the first photo and is my MOH, these girls are my junior bridesmaids!

My absolute favorite right now is the fact that we found bridesmaid dresses last weekend! My bridesmaids will choose whichever they prefer between these two styles...


 

And my gorgeous MOH will be wearing this dress...


A big favorite...it was this guy's birthday last week...he's 28!



Lane and I had our engagement pictures done on Monday...annnnnd...I haven't seen them yet. I'm sure they'll be a favorite when I get to see them because our photographers are INCREDIBLE. I'll do a full post on Lane, probably when we get the files for our engagement session, but a little background on him, he's a vintage guitar dealer. Super cool job, super cool opportunities with his job.

Like getting to play guitar with Vince Gill...and being interviewed by a Nashville newspaper with Mr. Gill. Obviously Lane getting to do super cool things is a favorite of mine.



Yall. I have to start blogging more regularly. I promise to do better. Not great. Not regular blogging...because Type B...But I WILL do better.

XO,
Alex



Monday, February 6, 2017

So why a blog?

Well, mostly I just decided I wasn't OMG Basic enough without having a blog, so I made one. :)
Actually, I'm in an incredibly busy season of my life right now, wedding planning, new job, etc. and want to remember it. I don't want things to be caught up in a whirlwind and forget the details.

I used to be a scrapbooker, but I don't make time to do that anymore, I'm hoping a blog will be more sustainable for me. For some reason, my roommate doesn't think it actually will be...and it may be because she knows me well.
So far I'm  at two...we'll see how it goes...


A few random tidbits from the weekend...


We had a wonderful retreat for the women of my church with a theme of Be Still. Lane and I recently placed membership at a church that's new to both of us, so it was great getting to know some of the ladies, and more importantly, just having time to be still. No phones, no work, no wedding planning, no distraction. Just time in worship and fellowship and prayer.


Obviously, last night was the Super Bowl. My NFL team is the Indianapolis Colts, so I didn't have a dog in the hunt. I decided I would go for the Pats because one of our #ProHogs plays for them. And boy did Trey Flowers shake it up last night! His sack late in the 3rd quarter that put Atlanta out of FG range gave Brady the opportunity to come back. Hey Trey, nice mouth guard...


That's all I have for today...Wednesday I'm attempting to Link Up with other bloggers, sooooo. That probably won't work super well for me since I'm challenged in all things tech.


XO,
Alex
Friday, February 3, 2017

Hello, World

Or, you know, hello friends who I've told to come look at my blog.


As it turns out, doing an "About Me" post really sucks, which is probably why I never got involved in online dating. Luckily for me, avoiding that train wreck worked out and I'm marrying a FANTASTIC guy in August. I'll tell all about him in a post soon. :)


Obvs my Razorbacks didn't beat Bama.


A few bullet points about me...


My motto is Love Jesus. Love People. I think I do a pretty good job of that most of the time.


I love my family and couldn't ask for a better one. They're warm and loving and dry and snarky and always keep me grounded.


The family who uses a selfie stick together stays together, right?
I'm definitely a Daddy's girl...unfortunately, my dad passed away a little over a month ago, so I'm learning to navigate that part of my life. A part I definitely wasn't ready for. My daddy always brought the sarcasm to our family, and never let you get the big head about any compliment he gave...one of my all time favorite Danny lines came after my sister was interviewed for a local news story and he saw it and told her she did very well and sounded professional and intelligent. So kind, right y'all? Well, his ending to that highly complimentary sentence was "...but your hair looked like hell." Never change, Dad.




My mom, on the other hand, completely balances him. She's the kindest, most supportive mother I could imagine. I talk to her almost every morning on my drive to work. **That hour commute gets lonely sometimes.**


Even when you're 27, momma snuggles are the best.




Anyway, I'm the WAY youngest of three girls, like, Mom was 7 months pregnant with me when my sister with the bad hair **jokes** graduated from COLLEGE. So despite having my two older sisters, Tina and Dedee, I was raised almost as an only child...and sometimes I'm the worst possible mix of "youngest" and "only" personality types. Thankfully, I have an awesome group of friends who call me out when I get out of line. If you're lucky enough to have friends like that, keep them. My advice to you.


Much like Lane, I think my friends need their own post, so I'll hold off on that for a bit.


If you took to the time to read my rambling, welcome. My goal is to blog on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but I am majorly Type B, so we'll see how that goes. See you back Monday to find out why I got the wild hair to start a blog.


XO,
Alex