Friday, May 29, 2009

Grateful

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!

7 comments:

kONniKaLITa said...

cutest pic ever! i really am beyond excited for you! just don't be one of those disappearing couples!!! i couldn't live without my ali!

Heather said...

The stress of planning a wedding can be overwhelming at times, but don't let it get you down! Just think about how beautiful your wedding day is going to be and how much fun you will have being with Josh for the rest of your lives! I am so happy for you, and I am so glad that you found someone who makes you so happy! We still need to double!!!

Ali said...

Oh Allison, you are beaming. You are going to be the most beautiful bride on the planet. Congratulations to the newly formed (soon to be!) Meadows family. I loved reading your "story!" What a great couple you are.

Mindy said...

You are just so adorable!! Two more months! Two more months!! :)

Shawna Wilson said...

Enjoy the craziness of planning a wedding - it comes and goes TOO fast! I loved my wedding and planning was half the fun. I remember counting down the "Sundays" because it seemed so much faster that way ;)

p.s. Mondays are better for me to get together because Robbie has scouts Tuesday nights. So maybe next Monday (or the next) we can get together and play with your hair!

Natalie said...

That stuff can be so stressful! I don't envy you right now! But I am still so excited for you! I am sorry we could not spend more time together last time I was in town... I was super sick that whole week. I am sad I can't be there for all of the fun stuff like bridal showers etc. Just know I love ya and am thinkin' of ya!!! loves!

Michemily said...

Luckily, you'll be able to have some relax time after the wedding. All the best from me!