Thursday, June 30, 2011

patriotic picnic featuring 3rd ID ceremonial band & congressman Jack Kingston

yesterday afternoon, our community held a patriotic concert & picnic at a local church.

cliff had school until 6:45, so i decided to join my daddy and support the local events while i had an afternoon off.

the fort stewart 3rd infantry division ceremonial band performed with guest speakers
Georgia state representative, Jan Tankersly

congressman, Jack Kingston.

the program began about 6:30pm.
bad weather was approaching quickly, so they had to get started right away.
mr. kingston was supposedly still minutes from arriving

the local boy scout troup made their appearance & led the pledge of allegiance.

all of the children were decked out in their precious red, white, & blue outfits.

a preview of the thunderstorm rolling right over us.

one of the city council members recognized all of the city managers & employees that were in attendance, as well as the state representatives.

{jan tankersly herself}

mr. kingston finally arrived. gave about a two-minute speech, then sat back down to enjoy the 3rd ID concert.

moments later..the bottom fell out.

i made a run for my car to save my beloved camera that snapped all of these pretty pictures.

cliff and i got home about the same time.

 we grilled hamgburgers on our new Sumbeam panini maker/grill {bridal gift}

then skipped over to the home of some great friends to help load up pieces of unused equipment on a trailer.
cliff insisted i tag along for the ride & that i would be allowed to just "sit in the truck" rather than getting soaked from the rain.

i agreed & kicked off my rainbows and slid on my rainboots..

now, picture this:

i worked at the store all day (embellish), went straight to the concert, came home, went straight out the door with cliff
in this here dress

{purchased from social boutique}

and these rainboots{from target}

now, if that's not already quite a sight in itself, when we get there cliff needed more assistance than he thought he needed to begin with.

i ended up standing at the front of the trailer reeling a wench to help pull the piece of 1000 pound equipment onto the trailer..

if i said/thought it once, i said/thought it a thousand times...
"anything for you, honey"


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

bride & groom gifts.

after much deliberation and about two weeks left to go before the wedding, i finally decided on what to buy for my groom.

he's pursuing a master's degree in middle grades education and currently in the midst of applying for jobs.

i had been racking my brain for months, and nothing had hit home.
i wanted something with meaning.
something he would use.
something he would remember me by everytime he saw it.

his step-mom, april, called me one morning with a great idea.

a leather satchel to carry all of his school essentials, graded papers, etc. to and from work..

*light bulb*


she sent me this website where a friend had recently purchased a few bags from.

I ordered this style on 6.01.2011.

On 6.9.2011, the day of the rehearsal dinner.. I checked our P.O. box to find, nothing.

No package slip, no nothing.

Let me call them.

After a few minutes, the clerk came to the conclusion that the bag I had purchased 8 days ago was put on backorder.


Okk.. next step.

"Is there anything similar in style and color? If so, could you overnight it?"

The clerk found a similar bag, explained it to me via telephone because I was no where near a computer at the time. She said that because of the inconvenience and me being unaware that the previous bag was placed on backorder, they would cancel the backorderd bag, gift wrap the new bag for me and cut the overnight shipping fees in half.

{I honestly think they should've cut the shipping fee period, but hey..I was in panic mode at this time and just wanted the darn bag!}

I gave her the hotel shipping address & hours later I had received confirmation the bag was in route to me.

Cliff loved it.
He even took it on our honeymoon packed with all of our passport, air tickets, itinerary, and laptop.


-bride gift from the groom- 

a beautiful sterling silver tear drop monogrammed necklace from handpicked.

the hubsters picked this one out all by himself!
bigg kuddos to him.

it's my new initials: cYc

{sneak peak of our honeymoon destination, wearing my monogram chain!}

for the exchange of gifts, we had april & brooke set up on the day of the wedding.

i didn't know where we were staying until we got there after the reception.

one of many surprises.

we had our own cottage at the Statesboro Historic Inn.

we were greeted with:
chocolate covered strawberries
bottle of champagne
basket full of goodies

the next morning we ate
breakfast inside the historic inn,
just the two of us.

how romatic ♥

yo yo bobby pins & hair clips: {2}

basic essentials:
  • hair barettes: alligator clips and bobby pins
  • pre-made yo yo rosettes or you can sew your own
  • e6000 glue

finished products!

hair trial 101:

{take one}

{take two}

{take three}

i'm already addicted.

i will be showing one off tomorrow!

xoxo lovies-

yo yo bobby pins & hair clips: {1}

if y'all have never heard of ashley over at 'little miss momma', you must check her out.
she's super cute. hip. in style. trendy. crafty. fun. oh, the list continues.

i find a lot of inspirational ideas from following her blog.

this is my new DIY project.

i tackled it today!

pictures to come.

for her tutorial, click here.

pinning ceremony & graduation day.

may 13th

GSU College of Health and Human Services
Spring 2011 Nursing Class
Graduate Pinning Ceremony

If you've never heard of this, I found a pretty good article that sums it all up here.

We did pretty much everything it entailed, however, we didn't wear the traditional white uniforms with the hat.
 Instead, we just wore "formal business attire".

{nursing school classmates}

Now onto graduation itself..
may 14th

After finally finding a parking spot & getting into the stadium, I found my class already lined up ready to walk down to the field.
Luckily, I was just in time with a few minutes to spare.
However, my darling Brooke (nursing friend) was about ten minutes away....walking.

As we marched down onto the field, I was on the phone with her telling her to RUN.
I somehow manaaged to save two seats, one for her and one for her friend, Zach.

She made it in plenty time.

Crazy girl.

 (this is Brooke, on left)

(holding all of our belongings while we snap a few pictures. isn't he great?)

 (all of my best friends)

We came home after the ceremony and grilled hamburgers & hotdogs.
It was my Uncle's birthday as well.

Next in line= taking state boards.
I have access to a review course online that I am doing for the next few weeks until I get my NCLEX date scheduled.
Everyone in my class has passed so far!

*fingers crossed*

Monday, June 27, 2011

it's official...we're MARRIED!

[Two weeks and three days later]..

I proudly announce...

Mr. & Mrs. Y!

We have been truly blessed with the best friends and family members imaginable.
Without them, our wedding would not have been possible.
It was the perfect fairytale wedding. In every possible way.
It was us.
A little bit of country tossed around with a little bit of elegance.
"Country Elegance" is what we would like to remember it as.

As soon as our photographer releases the photos, I will be uploading away.
I need to recap on graduation, the Bachelorette Weekend in Charleston, the rehearsal dinner, the morning of, and the ceremony/reception itself.
Every part of our wedding had meaning and I want to remember those precious memories!



I've been waiting patiently for this.

BUT, there's one little problem.

 [I don't have a blog name.]

"A Journey from Miss to Mrs." will work no longer.

I need YOUR help.

Give me some GOOD IDEARS!

I'll leave you with some inspiration :)

Ready, Set, Go!