09 July 2009

The Countdown Begins

In 100 days, I will be have a husband. In 100 days, I will be a wife. Wow. It's so exciting! Our engagement period has been fantastic. In all honesty, I think I could have been one of those people with a long engagement period. It's so enjoyable. Now, don't get me wrong, I am ready to be married.

There are certain perks that come along with marriage. Like the other night when a water bug the size of Crickett decided that my bedroom walls looked like good stomping grounds. Yes, that's a time that a hubby will come in handy. Luckily for me, I was on the phone with one of my besties, Marieke, when I made the horrid discovery. [We both understand that at our age, terms like "besties" might seem a little childish, but we enjoy using them. And if you see "Besties" necklaces, let me know. I need a few.] She gave as much support as she could while laughing at me and my predicament. You know, there is certain terror that comes when lying in bed without any shoes or bugspray within any sort of reach. That stupid bug didn't even know how lethal an issue of Country Living can be. Oh, and I hear there are other perks to marriage, as well.

So, we still have lots of planning to do. I was warned of all the little details. And there are a lot! This Tuesday, Jeremy & I went through our wedding checklists we made a couple of weeks ago. Neither of us made significant progress, so we gave ourselves deadlines and discussed the ceremony. I think it was nice for both of us to talk about something--the one thing--that will matter most that day. We want our ceremony to reflect our relationship and, prayerfully, our marriage; we want the focus to be on our Lord. We're excited about how we can incorporate scripture and worship into our ceremony. I'm so blessed to marry a man who loves the Lord so much! I'm so excited to marry this man in 100 days!


Pleasant Drive said...

Wow! You are the first person that I've heard of that thought engagement was "enjoyable". Ugh, I hated engagement. Well, I hated the last 2 months of engagement. That's when things got stressful with the planning. Showers, invitations, last minute details, and thank you notes. Oh, the thank you notes! So happy for you, Kristina!

Christine said...

Awww! So fun. I'm excited for you to experience marriage - it's pretty amazing! Also, in other news, don't you LOVE the new layout/direction Country Living is going? I actually like reading it now!

Kristina said...

Lindsey, I know. I'm for sure in the minority for liking my engagement.

Christine, I do love the Country Living design/layout. I get so excited every month when it's in my mailbox!

I'm excited to join the ranks of married ladies!