Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Kasey!


My sweet bridesmaid Mrs. Kasey Gentry, celebrated her birthday this week. She is last but definitely not least to be featured on the blog. I love her to pieces. We always have a great time together. We have shared some good times and cried together through some hard ones. Our grandmothers were always friends and I think that's another reason Kasey and I get along so well. We are both kind of "old souls". I don't get to see her near as much as I'd like but I'm hoping after the wedding we can start getting together more. I like to think that I was at least a little responsible for she and her husband Nick getting together. Nick and I went to school together and were always great friends so I introduced them one day, and I don't really think they've been apart since. I had the privilege of being a bridesmaid in their wedding and I can't wait for them to be at mine. Luckily Brady and Nick get along very well so that makes for great couples outings. Kasey cracks me up and we always enjoy getting caught up on the gossip together. She's a trip and if you get to meet her you'll know why. She's sweet as can be, but don't let that innocence and blonde hair fool ya :) I love you Kasey lou, thanks for everything you are doing to make my day a special one.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Signed, Sealed, Delivered....


The invites are out there in the hands of the US Postal Service. I guess it's official, we are getting married, April 23, 2011 !! Everything has been so crazy, hopefully it is going to slow down soon and it's on to the fun stuff now. For those of you who are out of town the block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn in Wilkesboro are listed under WSW. You can reach their website here. I can't wait to see you all there. I hope you love the invitations as much as I do. A special thanks to Hannah for her designing, printing, and cutting skills. Let me know what you think when you get yours :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues...


Especially when one of their best friends lives hours away in Alabama! Ah...what to say about heth.. aka Mrs.Heather Sanders Slaughter. We became quick friends after the first time we met. She actually applied for an after school job with 4-H , she says I hired her because she explained to me that she played bluegrass music.. which is probably partially true, I thought she would do a good job too though. Heather is the most down to earth southern girl I've ever met. She hails from Argo Alabama, and I could listen to her talk, sing or laugh all day. Her laughter is contagious and we have too much fun together every time we are around each other. Heather moved to Wilkes County to be with her husband Shannon. I was just lucky enough that fate brought her here because I have truly found a life long friend. Heather and Shannon have since moved back to Alabama where she can be closer to her family and finish school but I miss her terribly. I am so happy to have Heather in my wedding party and that she will be there for all the festivities because I know she will be the one real voice keeping me calm. That's probably what I love most about her what you get is what you see and if you don't want honesty don't ask. :) Heather has taught me many things like, how to keep in touch, "wammer jammer yellow hammer give em' hell Alabama!", the true meaning of "making cornbread" and also introduced me to Moscato.... mmm mmmm! Brady and I had the opportunity to visit Heather and Shannon in Alabama and had a great time. Her family is so sweet and kind, I love them too! Heather has her own solo bluegrass album and it is wonderful! Shannon also is soon releasing his own solo album entitled "The Side Man Steps Out" , which features Heather on the bass and her vocals. The two are in a newly formed band County Clare, you can visit their website here. She will be singing at our wedding and I am thrilled. Shannon will also be playing guitar instrumentals for us as well. I can't wait til you all hear her laughter and listen to her sing in person! Here's a sneak peak for now ( I took this video, so it isn't the best quality) & Heather Carol Sanders Slaughter Rose... I LOVE YOU!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Sister, sister!


.... kind, compassionate, loyal, loving, tender hearted, strong, independent, teacher, Christian, mother, sister, friend. Those are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Karrie. Karrie is very similar to me in that we wear our hearts on our sleeve. That doesn't always work out so well for us, but it's our nature who can stop it? I'm not sure I want to. Karrie truly strives to be an example of God's love. I have learned a great amount from having the pleasure of hearing her teach Sunday School the past year. She truly puts her effort and heart into preparing our lessons and I gain something each time. Karrie holds a heavy heart for those around her, especially her students that she teaches everyday. I believe that says a lot for her overall character. I know that I can tell her anything and it is safe with her. Karrie and I have been friends for several years now, we share a "mother hen" you could say, Karrie's mom, Vickie. So in a sense we have become "sisters". Back in my "single" days lol I sure spent a lot of time with Karrie and her now husband Matthew. They were great to me and continue to be. I know that the two of them would do anything for me that I needed. Karrie also introduced me to my true first love. Her son Owen Eli. Which as your read above Karrie and I are sisters so that makes me "aunt Jamie". I love that child with all of my heart. He is too smart and filled personality. I have watched him grow into the sweet lil young man he is today. He will be a bell ringer in our wedding as well. Karrie is also expecting, I am beyond excited for the birth of this new baby. Leave it to me to make her stand up in a bridesmaids gown while she's six months pregnant. Karrie is a great mother and wife and I am blessed that she is to a wonderful friend.

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's FriENDship! FriENDship!



Where do I start about Miss.Hannah? We have become very close in the past year and I can't see that ever changing. We really are two peas in a pod when it comes to things like fashion, decorating, shopping and well shopping. We get along very well and our fashion sense is very similar. Needless to say, when a sale hits and we are there, trouble may soon follow. We also have dubbed ourselves "Truth Sayers" , that just means we have opinions, just like everyone else, except ours are the correct ones lol. She has definitely talked me down from several panic sessions about this wedding, but is quick to assure me that it is going to work out and be beautiful. Hannah is a very talented graphic designer. She is currently working on our invitations (that I absolutely adore) and she created our save the date cards. Hannah has been there for me through some tough times this past year. She has helped me paint at our new house til the wee hours of the morning. That's what's so great about our relationship. No matter what were doing we always seem to wind up laughing and having a great time. Hannah and I have also come to refer to ourselves as Lucy and Ethel. I can't even remember how that got started but it stuck. Since I've found my Ricky, we are still searching for a Fred. He will come along soon I'm sure of it! When he does he will be getting a sweet , big hearted, southern belle. Full of ideas, dreams and aspirations that she will make happen someday. So I leave you with this video Han :) ... Thanks for everything. Love you Much!