Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Wow... I LOVE summer!! seriously i look forward to the sleeping in, being lazy, spending time with family, cooking, reading good books and staying up late. seriously i never want this time of year to end. i love laying out by the pool... even if i did use expired sunscreen and had my first experience with sun poisoning-- oatmeal and vinegar baths, chilled aloe >> oh what fun it has been doctoring my skin.. NOT it has been the most painful experience.. and it is something i will make sure never happens again! Though, i have loved the long talks i have had with my mom, the dinner dates i have had with my brothers and the moments and memories i am enjoying having at home with my family before i get married. i must admit it is going to be weird going back to Reagan and mine town home once we are married and i do not have a pool in my backyard that i can walk out to, or hear the constant noise that comes from my brothers and their friends. this summer is one that is very different... bittersweet, but i am cherishing each moment. i am looking forward to seeing my girls this weekend to celebrate birthdays, friendships, the batchellorette party and the upcoming wedding! this summer is full of surprises and i am fully ready to embrace them! i am excited that this summer i get to embark on a new journey, one that is not familiar at all but one i have a feeling i am going to LOVE!
Summer is a time for love and new beginnings and i cant wait to begin the new chapter in my life! oh and a side note.. my summer school class got cancelled because i was the only one left enrolled in the class, so i get to go to summer camp with Reagan and his youth... so weird that we are going to summer camp as a married couple --- it is going to bring back a lot of memories from when we were dating and going to summer camp!

"A life without love, is like a year without summer."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Home in the 210!

So I am finally home with my family until the wedding. I have definitely missed being in San Antonio around so many familiar faces! Though, I must say that being home is much different than living in the DUPE. It is a lot more noisier here, more messy-- because I have two teen brothers, and their schedule is crazy busy! I feel like we go, go, go every day here... it is exhausting!!! Though the best part about being home is that I am getting to spend time with my family and I am getting to watch my littlest brother play baseball. :)
I cannot believe that in 30 days I am going to be married... WOAH!!! My mom had a wedding meeting to go to today and I couldn't go because I do not know all the wedding day surprises... so NOT fair!!! I am ready to know all the surprises for this big event!!!
The Bookout house has become Wedding MANIA. There is so much wedding stuff everywhere! I definitely know that my dad is ready for the wedding to be here so that he can get the house back in order... haha!
Reagan is back at our townhouse living by himself until we get married... he has told me multiple times since I have been home the wedding day needs to get here quicker because he is getting lonely by himself! Though, he promises me he is keeping the townhouse clean so Marla and Leah can come back while we are on our honeymoon and finish decorating! So grateful for them both and their incredible decorating skills. I cannot wait to get back from the honeymoon so we can see what all they did!
I am definitely getting more nervous and looking even more forward to June 12th... it is going to be here before we know it!!!

"Treasure the moments you have now because life is always in constant motion."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April showers bring May flowers!

where in the world did the month of April go?? I felt like it went by in the blink of an eye... holy moly. in two days... on Thursday I will officially start packing up my room at the dupe and my parents will be here on Friday to help me move my stuff out and into the townhouse Reagan and i have. it is a bittersweet time right now. I have loved my time at the dupe, and have also loved living with these girls and having the memories we have made together--- they know all my secrets and they are my best friends! though, I am excited to be living with Reagan.... it is just so different from anything I have ever known. I am going to be living with a BOY! I mean I have lived with my dad and 2 brothers but there is something different about getting married and living with your HUSBAND... woah not used to that word yet... I guess I have another month for it to grow on me, I have a feeling I am going to like saying it :)
so there are exactly 39 days till the wedding. this Monday I started the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. I was getting bored with the gym and I needed something new and good that didn't take a ton of time out of my day. thus, I ran across this workout video while I was browsing in target... one of my favorite things to do. I looked at it and thought there is no way this is 10 dollars and the workout is only 20 minutes. So on Monday, after purchasing the dvd on Sunday I tried it and two of my roomies Katelyn and Jillian decided to try it too. half way through our 20 minutes we were sweating pretty intensely and were out of breath. now all of us workout so it's not that we are out of shape, it's just this video is intense... for 20 straight minutes you are doing cardio, toning, and abs... and Jillian Michael's does not let you stop. so on the video I am on level 1. my goal by wedding week is to be on level 3... the highest level. I hope I can get thru all the levels, if not that is because my dad has decided to train me while I am home and put me thru pain... I am fine with either one as long as I look amazing for the wedding!! :)
the wedding is getting even closer and I am getting so excited, it is going to be a blast and I can't wait for it to be wedding day, though I must admit wedding nerves are beginning to set in!
I can't wait to see all my friends and family that are coming in for the wedding it is going to be a glorious event :)

"Enjoy the here and now because you never know what tomorrow may bring."