Friday, December 19, 2008

A Ring & A Promise

My beautiful & wonderful friend (also cousin), Cami, had a moment last Friday night that she will remember forever. The man she has decided to give her heart to asked a very important question..."Will you marry me?" Of course the answer was "Yes!" By the way, (not BTW), the ring is absolutely gorgeous!

I wish her so many wonderful times to follow. However, I say a prayer that she survives all the bridezilla, stressful moments that may arise in the months leading to the wedding date. It is certain that she will have difficult decisions to make, hurt someones feelings, question if its all worth it, spend far too much money, and question her sanity for not deciding to elope.

Do most brides have these horrific "pre-wedding" decisions to make? I know I sure did. It shouldn't be so complicated. Cami is actually trying to make her wedding small, intimate, and simple. This is actually harder to do than the opposite. Who do you not invite? What should you cut cost on? I pray that she remembers what is most important in all the planning. (And I'm not talking about the cake!)

Cami is such an amazing woman. One of those types that seems to just have everything together & taken care of. (always & usually early) Talk about domestic! She deserves everything she has ever dreamed of! I hope Brian realizes just how lucky he is to have captured the heart of such an amazing, beautiful (& domestic) woman! Congrats to you both!

I love you Cami!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shari, Sewing, & Casa

...Three things that make up a perfect evening for me! My friend Shari has recently been dabbling in some of my crafty addictions, including sewing. She even requested a new sewing machine for Christmas! Now if you know Shari, you know why this is UNBELIEVABLE! I surely thought I would see pigs flying outside my window before I would be seeking sewing advice or requesting to use her awesome new sewing machine. Anyway, after several hours of figuring out a pattern & cutting out all the trillion pieces, which I despise, we decided a trip to Casa Cafe was well deserved! (This is a regular thought for us!)

Ah, Casa with Shari is one of my most fav things! This is a time when a lot of stuff goes down...sharing hilarious experiences of the week, heart wrenching stories, serious decisions, deep thoughts, and all this while consuming enough tortilla chips and salsa to make our stomachs feel like they might explode! Part of our trips these days are missing one very important component though...our wonderful friend Jennifer, which now lives in Knoxville with her charming husband Jay. We still have the most wonderful times at Casa, but if Jenn were here the evening would truly be complete!

After eating far too much, we were back to the grindstone. (Well, Shari was. I couldn't miss The Biggest Loser) I'm very proud of Shari for her first homemade creation! Her sister is going to love her new handmade apron made with love, sweat, and almost tears by her little sister! That little area of my heart that has Shari's name on it is cheezin!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The beginning

Here is to the beginning of a girl with ... Domestic Ambitions!!!