Monday, August 25, 2008


Friday, August 22, 2008

Three months from today I'll be Mrs. Michelle Marshall. It's getting so real and I'm getting more and more excited. I'm patiently waiting for our inviations to come in, then I'll be busy addressing them! But at least I'll feel like I'm getting something accomplished. This waiting game isn't much fun!

Since school has ended I've had more time to think about wedding things, and also enjoy this time of the year. I'm starting a list of books that I want to read, because now I can actually read for fun. Any suggestions???

Friday, August 15, 2008

I was so productive yesterday regarding wedding things!!
My mom, grandma and I headed to Elkhart yesterday morning to start the process of ordering our wedding invitations. I had no idea how overwhelming this might be. I knew the style I wanted, I had been looking before, but I found myself getting so frustrated. I knew what I wanted the invitations to look like in my head, so why couldn't I find something like that in one of the many books surrounding me!! In the end, I finally found one that goes great with the wedding colors. It's simple, timeless, and elegant. Can't wait for you to see them! :)

We then headed to Stephenson's to pick up my bridesmaid dresses. I got a call last week saying they were finally in. I was a little nervous, because when I ordered them, I could only see the style of the dress. I had picked different colors for the dress, but they didn't have it in stock so I had to trust the little 2x2 swatches of color. But they look great! I'm so excited about them and can't wait for my girls to see them.

98 days!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I'm hanging out at Mike's apartment in Merrillville this weekend. I came last night after work, and he's working this afternoon. So I'm just cleaning and trying to visualize where I'm going to put all of our stuff once I move in. The truth? It doesn't feel like home. I know that it won't for awhile. It's just hard to picture all of our things in this small apartment. I realize that it will be fine and that after I decorate and put that "homey" touch to it, it will be fine. But in Merrillville in general it's hard to make it feel like home.

But if home really is where the heart is -- then my home is wherever Mike is.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One More!

Do you see that countdown on your right!?

One more day of school!!

One more day of my college career!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jamaica here we come!
Our honeymoon is booked as of today!

Today was an exciting day for Mike and I. Not only did we book our honeymoon, but we went with his sister (Joey) to her ultrasound. Joey and her husband are having their first child and guess when her due date has been changed to? One week before our wedding!!! Of course we didn't know this until a few weeks ago (since it has been changed), or else we would have probably planned a little better!! But we went to her ultrasound and saw our new nephew or niece for the first time! I was in awe and completely overwhelmed with emotion. God amazes me.

Friday, August 1, 2008

As I come to the close of my college career (one week left...), I have been doing a lot of thinking. A lot of soul searching. I feel like for my entire life I've been running, no - chasing after something. A goal. A prize. In this case, my bachelor's. I've been sprinting to try and accomplish this goal, to win this prize. But now that I almost have it - what for? I know that a college education is great and will help me with the job search. And I am proud of myself. But now I just wonder what do I run after now? All this time I've been chasing after something that I've wondered if I really want. Maybe that's not what I want to say. I guess I wonder what I want FROM this college education. Yes, that's it. What is it going to do for me now?

A good friend reminded me that I'm living for today. So today, I'm chasing after my new goals.
To be a better friend. A hard worker.
A better fiance. A more loyal Christ-Follower.