welllllll! life lately! there is a whole lot going on in our little bit of the world. wedding planning and work changes and weekend fun things.
.. we received our engagement images from our dearest wedding photog in the mail and we looove them so very much!
.. and there was a bachelorette party! not mine this time! but for an old college girlfriend of mine who gets married this october [2 weeks exactly after austin and i!!] we traveled to Charleston the other weekend to celebrate the cute bridey to be. all these friend reunions in all these beautiful places, i could certainly get used to this ;)
.. tickets to dustin lynch's concert were purchased a couple of days ago! less than two weeks until my most favorite band along with my most favorite brother, their most favorite bass player, play right here in georgia! and i can not waaaait!! you can buy your tickets here
.. some salsa making with a stone of mine from tomatoes his daddy grew
.. my bffs and then some beautiful roses given to me by my love when he picked me up from the airport a couple weeks back
.. and charlie and his baseball. because he loooves it. so much. he has found everyone of austins and will play and play and play with it. until he decides to tear and tear and tear them right up. [which results in me being the mean human parent having to throw it away]
.. the cheesiest, cheese date with two family-to-be loves of mine! mmmm ;)
so! there you go, a little insight into our lately. [not including, maybe a million-ish other things]
sunday brunching. and maybe the first time, ev-er, i did not order french toast. !! crazy.
hey hey! its true! me and my favs are reunited once again. we missed stone much-ooo while he was away in new jerz doing businessy things. and we are proud of him, we are! but quite happy to have him home. charlie, especially! do you see that puppy smile way up there!? stone snapped it after picking puppy up from petsmart while this girl was away on her bach. it was the first time they had seen each other since stone left, and i think it captures their excitement/happiness level pretty accurately. bffs for-ev-er, those two. and!! also. we are finally able to open the beautiful wedding/shower gifts that have arrived at our door step/leasing office. opening them by myself didn't feel right, so self control and i placed them in a corner until stone's return. and now that he is back! we are opening! but told ourselves maybe one or two a night. its like wedding Hanukkah. and it's pretty brilliant if i do say so myself ;)
i am so so deeee-lighted to announce that two blogger talent loves of mine, michaela & ashley, are bringing their quickly growing Bloom Workshop to georgia this fall!! october 23 to be exact! and they will be hosting it at one of the most gorgeous southern venues, vinewood plantation!
if you are interested in learning more about blogging, social media, photography, or design then please head on over to their website for all the details! registration will open for their atlanta workshop tomorrow[aug 7!!]
and hey! they will also be styling and photographing a shoot and it just so happens i will be there! along with my fiance love! [who shall be my official husband by that time ;)] ash and michaela were sweet enough to ask us to help "model" [brave souls those two] and we are so excited!!
if you have any questions please contact either michaela or ashley directly [firstname.lastname@example.org // email@example.com] i can say with sooo much certainity, you will not be disappointed. not one single bit. not when it involves these girls. that swoon-worthy venue. and being around such talent and passion. its inspiring. and contagious. and i cant wait to see what else they have up their sleeves ;)
the other day i thought, you know, i have written about how austin and i met on our wedding website but! never here! in this little place of mine. and i for one, i loooove hearing about how people meet. because there are million trillion ways. everyone's story is different! so, this is ours ;)
once upon a time, on the University of Alabama campus, sophomore college me met a green-eyed boy named Austin. Austin played baseball for Alabama and it was through one of my sweet roommates [and now, bridesmaids!] who worked for the athletic department that introduced us. and good gosh. that boy was cute.
but the story of us, did not begin until our junior year actually! it was the week of my twenty-first birthday when my sorority announced they would be hosting a "grab-a-date" party the next night, giving us girls a quick 24 hours to find a date.
we were out that night when we ran into Austin and friends. a couple of my pledge sisters decided to ask his friends to the party and i very nervously asked Austin. [who said yes, with the cutest of smiles. pheww!]
it was that party and the rest of my twenty-first birthday week that brought us together and eventually! led to Austin and i becoming an official boyfriend-girlfriend, us.
after graduation, i moved to Atlanta for work and that baseball playing boyfriend of mine, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies. for the next three years, we spent half the year together during the off-season and the other half way too many miles apart. but as of last year, he returned! home for good and working in Buckhead. no more long distance, no more sad goodbyes. my best friend, home.
and after seven years together, i am so thankful the girl from Connecticut and the boy from Georgia's two worlds collided one Tuscaloosa night.
that handsome face left two weeks ago for the lovely land of new jerz
for some businessy work things! aaand he is still up there! until he returns on Friday! so, what i can tell you about all of that
one, i am so proud of him. and
two! my old baseball girlfriend self thinks i am one million percent so
much more wimpy now. and i would really have to agree with her/me. because i miss
him. aaaaa lot! without him around our little apartment home it just feels so much more lonely! its funny how things change, you know. once upon a time back in the
stone baseball days, we had to be apart for three, long, stupid months. three. months!! so, three weeks? it should be a piece of cake [or cheese. cheese in my case. mmm] but now, this current chelsea fiance self of mine- its become harder. i've gotten spoiled having him around all my days. so, i'm a bit more wimpy now, and i'm okay with it. so hurry home stoneee! we miss you!
i flew home for my bridal shower a couple of weeks ago with three of my college sweethearts/bridesmaids/bffs and it was so much
fun to have these beauties up in connecticut with me in the town and house i grew
up in. so perfect. and it was like we were right back in college. really good
friendships can do that you know, transport you through time, and it’s the best.
eventually it was time to say goodbye. booo goodbyes! you are the worst! but luckily, i will see those faces and a couple of other really special ones in three days actually!
for my bachelorette [yay, yay!] that is the silver. no, no. gold-sparkly lining right there