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Breathe, Relax, Enjoy.

Jasmine told me “Just remember to breathe…relax…enjoy…embrace the chaos. This happens once in your life, so be sure to cherish the small moments in between.”

While I may not have been doing much of that during the first couple months of our engagement, this last month has been (mostly) another story. I owe so many thank you’s to a lot of wonderful women in my life, because they’ve given me many reasons to enjoy and cherish the moments in between! My bridal showers have been one of my favourite things about this whole process. And it’s not because I’ve been spoiled by many a great gift. Really. Even though they’ve got me excited to be a house wife, even though I’ll need extra space in our dresser for my new lingerie…(did I just say that on here??).  My showers have just been so much fun. The perfect opportunities to remember to breathe, to relax, to enjoy. During the last 3 and a half months, I haven’t had as much quality time with my friends and family, so again, it’s been fun. It’s been really good. And seriously, my friends and family know how to put on a lovely party and make a girl feel real special!

Such a pretty shower by my oldest girlfriend Nicole and her mom…

Like I said, they know how to make a girl feel special…

Lovely shower by my aunts…

My dear, thoughtful, creative sister/maid of honor threw me a surprise wine & cheese lingerie shower! After spending days and hours hidden in her bedroom, I now understand what she was crafting…

We’ve been eating leftovers for days and I love it.

Again…to everyone…thank you from the bottom of my heart! And for those who care – the countdown? Nine sleeps! xo

  • Brittany Barger - September 28, 2011 - 8:38 am


  • Barbara - September 28, 2011 - 9:08 am

    O-M-G! You are getting married on the same date I did a year ago! It’s a lucky date – I’ve never been happier in my life… Wishing you two all the best :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy Jo - September 28, 2011 - 9:45 am

    What beautiful showers! Happy 9 days until your wedding, and I can’t wait to see what beautiful shots Jasmine (and JD) get on your wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - September 28, 2011 - 10:30 am

    you are so blessed with fantastic friends. Congratulations, it’s coming so soon (: !! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kim - September 28, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    Congrats! Enjoy the time!! It goes by so fast – then the real work begins :o) Marriage!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Schroeder - September 28, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    That’s a lot of shower love! Love it! Excited for you. You’re gonna be such a stunning bride xo!ReplyCancel

  • LeolaK - October 2, 2011 - 6:05 pm

    Soooo exciting!!! Gorgeous showers!! Congratulations…that time sure did fly by fast.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - October 9, 2011 - 9:23 pm

    These look like so much fun !! You sure have some amazing people in your life :)ReplyCancel

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