Lately the stress of planning a wedding has been a little overwhelming. We have the big things taken care of -the ring, temple, reception center, my dress, photographer, caterer, florist, honeymoon, etc, but it's the little things that are the most work and stress. At least that is what I have experienced so far. The little details seem to take the most time. Picking out invitations, looking at apartments, figuring out what to wear for engagements, getting everyone's addresses, trying to decide who to invite to the temple ceremony, etc, etc, etc.
But on top of all this stress, which is definitely not uncommon, I have SO many things to be grateful for. I have had numerous family members, friends and neighbors offer to throw showers or offer to help me with any of the wedding planning. I am so blessed to have such great people in my life. Sometimes I get emotional just thinking about it. I am so grateful for my parents for being as excited about my wedding as I am. They have been amazing and are giving me my dream wedding. I love that my mom is having as much fun planning as I am. I also have to thank my brother Tyson, because without him, this wedding would not be happening! My extended family has also given me so much love and support. I think some of them thought I would never get married. :) I am also grateful for the support I've had in my ward, especially from the fellow YW leaders. They have been so great to me and I love them all so much!
I am so grateful to be marrying into such an amazing family. I couldn't ask for better in-laws. Josh's parent's, Hugh and Sandy, are amazing and have already helped us out so much! Josh is the oldest of 5 boys, so there is always something going on at their house. It's a lot of fun for me because I am used to being the youngest with a 7 and 9 year age gap between me and my older brothers, so it's fun to have brother-in-laws that are close to my age and younger. And I am used to only having brothers, so I am well aware of what it's like to only be around boys. haha.
And last but not least, I am so grateful for my love, Josh. It is so great to have him as a support system-especially when we(mainly me)get stressed. It's so nice to be able to lean on each other and know that we are always there for one another. He is able to tolerate my girly-ness, even though I know it might frustrate him sometimes when he comes from a family of only brothers. It's fun working out our differences because I am such a girl and he is all boy. I am also grateful for what a hard worker Josh is. He is working 2 part-time jobs right now, while looking for a full-time job and he is taking 2 classes this summer and will be done with his bachelor degree the week we get married. Talk about a busy and stressful summer for him. I really have nothing to complain about. I love you, honey!
And thanks to all of our friends and family for your love and support! We love you! We can't wait to share our big day with all of you!