Monday, March 11, 2013

Wedding Weekend

Long time, no talk, friends!! These past few weeks have been so FULL and so busy that unfortunately this little blog of mine had to take the back burner! Luckily I only have 3 weeks left of full-time student teaching and then things will start to slow down until graduation : )

A few updates before we get into the real post..

Just to fill y'all in, I have been student teaching this semester in a first grade classroom at a school that is about an hour from my house. Definitely not complaining because a) I chose to student teach there and b) my school rocks, BUT the drive is definitely starting to wear on me and I will not be sad to get two hours back in my day that aren't spent driving on the highway! My students are precious and I am so in love with them and so in love with teaching. Some days are easier than others, but for the most part I have really really enjoyed this semester. Some days I leave the school defeated thinking I will never be a good teacher and other days I leave thinking I am really getting the hang out this whole teaching thing. I guess that's just all part of the process.

I have begun the application/resume/cover letter process and boy is it daunting! Who knew it would take hours to fill out one county's application?! Not to mention I am applying in 6 different counties. Needless to say I have spent a lot of time writing the same thing a lot of different ways ; )

In the midst of all this school stuff I have also been hard at work finishing up last minute details for the wedding (only 15 weeks until we say "I do!"). I have been trying so hard to soak in these last few months of being engaged and really really be present. I don't want to look back on my engagement and realize that I rushed through it. I am so excited to marry Adam but I want to fully live out this engagement and really seek what the Lord wants me to learn during this time.


Most of y'all who follow me on Instagram know that this past weekend I went to Tennessee for my blog BFF, Nicole's wedding! Nicole & I first met in real life about two years ago and have become the BEST of friends ever since. We have had so much fun the past 8 months planning our weddings together and it was amazing to see all of her hard work come together. It also made me even more excited for our big day! ; )

Loved watching the sweet bride get ready : )

I was SO honored to be able to be a part of the ceremony by reading scripture.

The most beautiful venue, the most beautiful bride, the most beautiful vows... EVER

Married babes

Blog BFF's and our boys : )

Such a wonderful weekend with people who are so so special to me! SO thankful for a friendship that was formed in the most bizarre way ; ) 



  1. Nicole looks absolutely beautiful! So glad you got to be apart of such a special day for them. Can't wait to see pics of you in a white dress soon enough :)

  2. oh my goodness! Just the most precious thing! I love Nicole's blog too...her wedding looks lovely.

  3. Sounds like this weekend was a blast. I'm excited to see pictures on Nicole's blog. Regarding teaching, you seem to have a warm heart and a passion for teaching and children and that's all you need to be a good teacher! My favorite teachers were the ones that made learning fun and were always kind and caring. I'm sure you'll be exactly that and students will remember you for years as one of their favorites. I mean, if you're dedicated enough to drive an hour a day, you're in it to win it.

    P.S. You should enter my Target giveaway for the 3rd anniversary of my blog:

  4. I love your blog! I am going to school to become an elementary school teacher too! I am your newest follower.

  5. I student taught an hour away too but it was SO worth it. I absolutely loved my school, my teacher, and my class. You aren't alone leaving and thinking you are the worst teacher. (Which you AREN'T) There are days I leave work and think that was the biggest fail of a day ever. I think you only become the worst when you don't try to be your best. All those countless hours of putting in the same information into countless applications will be SO worth it when you have a classroom of your own! :) You're almost there friend!!

    The wedding looked GORGEOUS! She was such a beautiful bride!

  6. Aww what a beautiful wedding! That is awesome how y'all met through blogging. :-)

    I hope that student teaching continues to go well for you! Sheesh- that does sound like a tiring commute though!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  7. Oh ,y goodness that may be the most perfect wedding gown I've ever seen!

  8. Beautiful wedding dress!!! I can't wait to see what yours looks like.:)

  9. You both look beautiful :) Sounds like it was a great wedding!

  10. How fun!!! What an awesome friendship, y'all are so lucky. Beautiful ladies <3