Today is December 18th, which means that in exactly six months, the wedding will be here! Wow, that seems like a really short time.
Here are some wedding planning updates:
--The wedding gown: Dev's gown is in, it fits her perfectly, and she has already had her first alterations appointment (they only had to do the bustling of the train). We'll be picking it up in early February.
--Save the Dates went out today! Devyn designed her own, and I love what she did.
--We have a fairly good idea of what the bridesmaid dresses will look like and hope to have them by early January.
--The engagement photos are scheduled to be taken tomorrow afternoon (weather permitting).
--The church, caterer, reception site, disc jockey and photographer are all booked for the big day.
I'm happy to report that we're still finding this whole process fun. Last night we were laughing so hard about something to do with the wedding that Devyn and I were both crying. I hope it stays this relaxed and joyful the entire time!
We've hit a few other milestones recently, too. Devyn had her 'last' Thanksgiving as a single girl last month. Greg graduated from UCF yesterday. They've opened their first engagement and wedding gifts together.
Some of these things could make us a little sad and sentimental if we chose. However, we are choosing not to look at these holidays as Devyn's last ones with us; we're choosing to remember that we're blessed to be ADDING someone to our family, not subtracting.
And since it is highly unlikely that I will update again before Christmas, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and blessed new year! 2011 is going to be a big year for us--come along on the journey!