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2007 in Review

I found this idea on another blog and thought it was a great way to reflect on the last 12 months of my life.

January:
Waited week after week for an egagement ring. We had already started planning our wedding without telling anyone, so I was a nervous wreck, knowing it was coming but not when or how.

February:
Steven was in Oklahoma working a storm. I was at home, still waiting on that ring. I spent Valentine’s Day with the girls.

March:
I finally got my ring! I also turned 20.
We went to Missouri to celebrate Hanna’s 1st birthday.

April:
Began the really crazy process of wedding planning.
Booked our locations.
Engagement photo session

May:
Kicked off my summer break with more wedding planning and a trip to Georgia.

June:
Got my puppy, Emerald!

July:
Spent the month trying to organize/clean our house, and I don’t remember much about the month.

August:
Bridal portrait session and back to school!
Wedding planning got even crazier.

September:
Celebrated my sister’s birthday.

October:
Celebrated Halloween a little too much. Steven suffered a small injury due to the celebrations.
I had my family bridal shower.
We got our puppy, Minnie Pearl.

November:
Celebrated Thanksgiving in Lake City and Jonesboro.

Attended Ashley’s wedding in Little Rock.

December:
We got married!
We honeymooned in Nashville.
We also celebrated our first Christmas together as husband and wife.

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Our Wedding!

I was partially right when I said nothing would go wrong that day because it already had. Nothing went terribly wrong for Steven and I, but I’m pretty sure everyone helping with our day didn’t have much fun. It probably doesn’t help that I think all the stuff that went wrong is incredibly funny. 

First, we got to the reception site Thursday evening to decorate, only to be told that we couldn’t. After my mom showed up, they seemed to remember our deal about giving us a key. 
Later we found out the place had issues with mice! The ovens didn’t work too well either. One of our dishes cooked at 500 degrees for over 4 hours and wasn’t burned at all! Actually it was just done. Thankfully, they were able to take the dishes to someone’s house in Trumann to finish cooking. The electricity kept going out on them in the kitchen, too. 
Also, Justin’s plane broke down, so he had to drive in from Little Rock. That made him late to come take the picture for Courtney to put on our cake. He then had to take it to Wal-Mart to be developed only to discover their machine wasn’t working, and apparently getting customer service in Wal-Mart at Trumann isn’t easy. 
It did rain, but it held off until we were walking into the bed & breakfast that night. The next day we had a rainy drive to Nashville. The hotel there was great. I would definitely recommend Hotel Preston. However, our floor was a “scratch & sniff” according to Steven. Everyday it had a different smell – everything from coffee to cleaning products to unidentifiable food smells, Chinese maybe? Also, assorted whiskey glasses and coffee pots could be found in the hallway, outside other rooms. I thought they were from room service, but Steven thinks they were statues because the cleaning people didn’t take them away very quickly. 
We went to the Nashville zoo one day. That was a lot of fun. We were the only people there for the first hour and a half. They have an AWESOME playground there. 

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