Excited + Grateful

January 13, 2012·

I am so excited for this weekend I almost can’t stand it. 

So many of my favorite people in the entire world are coming to town for me. FOR ME. WHAT? That’s crazy. Tomorrow is my bridal shower and bachelorette party. I am so excited. SO. Excited. But the only feeling I have more of right now than excitement is gratefulness.

I am so flipping grateful.

Yeah, I’m ’bout to get mushy again.

First: my unbelievably amazing sister and awesome friend Kristin are throwing my bridal shower. Seriously, now, I don’t know details or what all has gone in to the planning, but knowing my sister, she has probably been baking / cooking / baking / icing / etc. all week long. You know, on top of being a mom of a 18 month old and wife. I am so thankful for my sister. Seriously. I don’t tell her often enough how much I love her or how much she means to me – I need to get better at that. I can’t wait to see everything that she has whipped up for tomorrow. And I KNOW there’s gonna be a delicious cake involved. There always is.

And then there’s Kristin. Kristin is a newer friend of mine but is equally awesome. She happens to be Dave’s wife… and Dave happens to be John’s BFF. Dave and Kristin also live a mile from John, so I’m pretty pumped that I’ll be living near them soon. Oh, and they also have a 20 month old. Kristin is opening up her home to me and my crazy friends for my bridal shower. She is awesome. Seriously.

Then there’s Janeberry, and Kelly, and Amy, and Katie, and Ashley, and my amazing bridesmaids who have planned my “bachelorette” party despite the fact that I told them that if any part of my bachelorette party involved sashes, things that light up, or anything that resembled a “part of the male body” – that they would be going sans-bride. That stuff may be totally fine for some people, but I am so not down with that for myself. I just care about spending time with the awesome women in my life who mean the world to me. Just saying.

Now, it’s no secret that I love performing and love to be in front of people. However, I have always had a hard time allowing other people to do stuff for me. I don’t handle it well. For some reason I start to feel undeserving and as though I owe people something. I ALWAYS prefer to be the hostess than the hostee. I love doing things for other people, throwing other people parties, and loving on people. It’s my thing. So knowing that all these people that I care so much about have done all this stuff FOR ME is seriously humbling and makes me… UBER grateful.

God has blessed me in so many ways this year – and I continue to be in awe of how much He continues to bless me through these amazing relationships I have with these women.

Okay, enough of the mushy stuff. I can’t wait for this weekend.

And, because if you’ve made it this far, you deserve some more crafting pictures. Just some sneak peaks of all the crafting that has been happening this week. Oh, and my dear dear dear friend Dani also deserves a huge shout out for crafting with me earlier in the week. She is GOOD with a glue gun! 🙂

I wanna know, what are YOU grateful for today? What are YOU excited about right now? Comment below with what’s really getting you going.