Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Dude

The hardest part about blogging is having writers block. Anyone who knows me well will testify that if there is one thing i know a lot about it's talking; but writing is so different. Well today I didn't know what I wanted to write about and when this is the case I can always write about my family or friends. I realized I never did post on the bridal party and knew that after spending part of the day with me maid of honor that she needed to be the focus of this post; so today will be all about Amanda Maybeth Brown!

Please excuse this mushy post.

Amanda is my maid of honor. We have been best friends since our sophomore year of high school and I honestly don't know what I would do without her. I transferred to Byrd my sophomore year and Amanda and I became quick friends.  She is someone I instantly clicked with and it felt like we had been friends forever.  Our friendship continued to grow throughout high school and she was therefor me when I needed her most.

At the Revel listening to Benjy Davis
After Senior year Amanda went to LSU in Baton Rouge and I went to Louisiana Tech in Ruston (4 hours away from each other) but our friendship continued to grow.  I feel this is the time our friendship really grew the strongest because we still remained so close even though we were not living 10 minutes away from one another; this is when the friendship actually took work.

The first time Amanda came to visit Ruston our freshman year of College I tired to warn Andrew about the kind of relationship we have because it is pretty unique; it didn't work. Andrew thought we were the strangest individuals on the planet earth.  He has  now grown to understand that when we are together no one else exist and we do not care what anyone else thinks of us.  He loves Amanda (thank goodness) and knows he can turn to her in any kind of dilemma, especially the gift kind. I am so thankful they get along so well and she approved of Andrew!

After an LSU Game
I can't wait to spend the next year planning this wedding with dude (a nickname i gave her in high school that just stuck). She is my best friend, one of the first people I call with good or bad news and the best support system a girl could ever ask for.

The text I sent her the moment I got engaged! What a toot lying to me!

From the engagement night
I know she is going to make so much fun of me for this post later but I don't even care. She does not give herself enough credit for what a great person she really is and she means so much to me. I can't imagine my life without her and know we will be friends the rest of our lives no matter the distance.  I am honored to have her stand with me at my wedding and call her my best friend.  I love you Dude and I don't know what I would do without you!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Busy Bees....

Im sorry I have been absent from the blog for so long. I always feel so guilty about not writing. Andrew and my Mom laugh at me because they think its silly I have added something else to my plate to feel guilty about but what can I’s what I do best.  Anyway...I hate excuses but we have been very busy the last month in Rusvegas. So here is a little recap.

Fist we had graduation. 

All my loved ones were there to celebrate and it was very fun! We partied the night away at Portico, our favorite place, and I could have not asked for a more perfect night.  The thing about graduation is I decided to move the Thursday before.  I have been looking for a bigger place for a while now and everything finally fell into place and I found the most perfect house. Therefore the week after graduation was spent packing boxes and moving to the new house :). If moving one person isn't a chore in itself Andrew was also trying to move on the first into his new apartment.  It was a crazy few weeks but I am finally almost completely settled and it feels amazing!

Wedding planning has kinda taken a backseat to all of the upheaval in out lives recently but this time has been so exciting.  It just shows us to let go and let God because as soon as I stopped worrying about where I was going to live I found a house now if I can just stop thinking about finding a job.

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. 
the engaged couple