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August, 2011

  1. only 56 more days

    August 20, 2011 by louissa

    sometimes it hits me –

    i’m getting married in 56 days.


    it became real when my dress arrived and i couldn’t stop putting it on.  no, you don’t get any pictures of that.

    it became real when i walked into the house to see these:

    it’s never too early to start prep for your reception, right?  a million dried hydrangeas coming right up!

    it became real as i drove to lowes after work last night to pick out a counter top for one of my bathrooms.

    have i mentioned how many new experiences have been thrown my way in the last five months?  let’s start with a relationship budding through two strangers emailing and count from there — yeah, a lot.  picking out counter tops is in the i-don’t-know-how-to-do-this list (hence the face that was made to show the boy how uncertain i was feeling on this errand).

    it became real as i drive from one auction to the next this morning.  i saw these instantly when i walked into the first auction and thought of my rather massive bedroom that needs to be furnished:

    just as quickly as i spotted them a man whisked them to the front and they were sold rather instantly.  apparently others liked them as well.

    and it becomes so very real every time my best sends me files that are pretty and have our names and ideas for how to present the important details to the general public –

    it’s true and it’s real!  this girl is getting married!

  2. beautiful girl

    August 18, 2011 by louissa

    everything about this little one is perfect.

  3. whoa there

    August 10, 2011 by louissa

    folks, the good news is that you’re not the only one impressed by my face.

    i even amaze myself.

  4. quiet

    August 9, 2011 by louissa

    it’s a tea and chocolates sort of night.

    it’s a sit in a sweater and slippers and read sort of night.

    it’s a fall asleep very early sort of night.

    it’s the kind of night i like so very much.

  5. hello there

    August 5, 2011 by louissa

  6. recently

    August 2, 2011 by louissa

    yesterday morning, as we sat in our circle to start our week with prayer and planning, i told the three over me when my final day will be as an Office Girl working in this office. it became final and real to me as i spoke the words, looked at a calendar, and let how quickly it’s all ending start to sink into my every part.

    i’ll have just passed the 4 year mark when i remove all my personal items, hand in my keys, and say goodbye to my space.

    strange? yes. exciting? yes. but mostly very strange.

    (pardon my leaning-more-towards-melancholy soul for a moment as i take a deep breath)

    okay.  i’m good.

    i’ve been walking to the office every morning and feel a bit like i’m reverting back to the first year of work.  steps were taken to get to that brick building even in snowy, cold days.  there’s really nothing like bundling up, anticipating the instant ache in your back when you first step out in a january morning.


    this time it’s summery temperatures that welcome flowy skirts, sandals, and no need for a sweater even.  and i get to walk past my very favorite flower.  or did. it’s a bit past its prime at this present moment.

    i’m currently trying to amp myself up for a 14 hour drive tomorrow. actually, it’s not the drive that i have to amp myself up for — it’s the 6:45am departure. wowzers.  somebody make sure that i don’t sleep through my alarm like i’m so prone to do?


    i threw my skinny jeans and the few trendiest tops i could find in my wardrobe into a bag with some toiletries and i’ll be off to play at a youth conference in michigan. totally normal, right? right.

    there is the same question running through my head every single day. and that is this: how do people live their lives and plan a wedding? i’m ready to give up on one of them and i’m leaning towards my life.