Hi from Naomi! Sorry I haven't posted anything for so long, but I've been busy with "things" - including some wedding things.
This picture is not my attempt at still life! I merely wanted a couple pictures to go with this post and so above you see my "wedding planner" - somehow I don't think a traditional one would help me very much, though I have one for reference, instead I have a blank notebook - a couple years ago I started writing down notes in it from all the weddings I went to and some of my own ideas....and now it's full of lists upon lists - things to do, things to buy, things to do today, songs, ideas, prices, people, guest list, invitation wording, and so on. The only problem is, I have a feeling it's going to be full long before January 8th....
Then you also see my checkbook and some receits - I've never spent so much money so quickly in my life! On Monday and Tuesday, Mom, Dad, Miriam and I went on a shopping trip to Fargo and Grand Forks - It was lots of fun! I was able to buy a lot of the things I'll need for the wedding - like plates, napkins, cups, tablecloths, aisle runner, veil, paper for invitations, ribbon, a flower girl dress, candles...I was really happy with everything - I think the Lord must have led us to the right places!
This is a corner of my room - I spent all morning cleaning it up so I could put stuff in it!
Also, last night, I got to try on my dress :) It came while we were gone, and Priscilla wanted to open it up and check it out, but Mom said, "No!" I like it a lot - but you won't get to see that until the wedding!
In case you haven't heard, our colors are "eggplant" purple and silver, and I'm planning on using a lot of white. Miriam, Hosanna, and Priscilla are going to be the bridesmaids and 3 of his brothers are going to be the groomsmen. We're going to try to have a "sit-down" reception in our church basement. You can pray for nice whether - it's always a risk having a wedding in MN in January! So anyway, I'm excited!
Here's a couple things I've been thinking about the last few day and you can give me your opinion....Should the punch match the wedding colors? What's a good song to play when the bride walks down the aisle other than the Bridal March?