Friday, January 21, 2011

I think I'm ready

So I'm not the most amazing web designer (actually I have very little skill in design, but I can do some things with a CMS website), but I've been pouring over this wedding wesbite, courtesy of, for months making sure everything is spelled correctly and sounds grammatically correct. Who am I kidding, even though I have a degree in journalism, it will still probably have some errors.
We also found out this week our wedding is during Irish Fest in Weston. That's a HUGE party for most people in our area, and hotels don't exactly give blocks of rooms out during it either. Turns out, it's a good thing I called well in advance (I'm such a planner) and found this out. The NASCAR race is October 8, so Weston pushed back Irish Fest for the weekend of our wedding. It's a great thing because there will be plenty of things for our guests to see and do, yet a nightmare trying to find places to stay. We have found some good hotels though. 

So to not keep you in suspense any longer, our wedding website is

Be sure to look out for our Save-The-Date cards coming in the mail soon!

Friday, January 7, 2011

91 years

Five generations on my Mom's side at Alexa's 3rd birthday party in 2008.
Yesterday my great-grandmother Krumm passed away at 91, 8 days past her birthday. Mom said she thought she was holding out for one more year, and I'd like to think so too. It's been a rough couple of years for my Mom and Grandma watching our dear loved one slowly slip into poor health.

She was my last living great grandparent. I am so thankful to have known quite a few of my great grandparents. Talking to some of my new family, they didn't know any great grandparents, and I feel special to even have memories with them.

I loved Grandma (as we called her) Krumm's house. It was a little house on Holdredge Street in Lincoln. The same street my daddy went to college on at UNL. We would walk from the ice cream parlor (much like Call Hall at K-State) ice cream in tow to her house after he would get done with class for his Master's. She and Grandpa Krumm also had the most immaculate yard. It was beautiful with hedges, flowers, bird baths and vintage patio furniture that we loved to relax on after a hot summer day next to their garage. She also made the best sandwiches. Her bread was always so fresh it stuck on the roof of your mouth.

I was trying to remember last night how long it had been since they sold that house and she moved around to different nursing homes before settling in Hiawatha with my Grandma Baker and our family. That was a really sad time for her and our family. I think it is for everyone when they know their loved ones can no longer care for themselves at home but you hate to put them somewhere where it's not a home.

Anyway, I know she is no longer in pain nor suffering. I like to think she knew it was time, and it wasn't like it was something we could have done differently. She had a good 91 years. I always wish it could be longer for the sake of our family. It is pretty neat that we have 5 generations in our family with Alexa, my niece. There are few families who have four generations let alone a great-great grandchild.

Pray for our family's healing and peace through this time. Pray for my great-grandmother that she now has no pain and suffering and is basking in the Eastern sun of our Lord.

With this post, I leave you with a few of my favorite motivating lines when I am going through some tough times.
  • Life isn't fair, but it's always good.
  • It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special and you may not have tomorrow.
  • Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will any of this matter?"
  • Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Do

I have the most fabulous hair stylist in the world (wouldn't it be great if she could be my stylist like a celeb has every day!) She's such a down-to-earth, Christian gal and really knows what's up with products and styles.

I went in for ritual color and cut (every two months to the date to be exact) last night. We talked wedding styles, new style for now, color for wedding, etc. I really, really, REALLY want to get back to my short hair because my hair is by far the worst looking when it's long, no layers and uncolored. I feel I can do nothing with and give up after spending 30 minutes just blow drying it.

So we opted for a piecy, layered look with lots of blonde. I'm still trying to decide if I have a mullet sometimes, but then I think she would never do that to me! Hee hee, either way I feel like a new gal and have a pretty slammin' new do for 2011!

Oh, we did have a great New Year's Eve party at our house with close friends. Didn't do anything too exciting. Maybe someday we'll do something really fun! However, 2011 is going to be another great year...if anything, I'm getting MARRIED this year! That's huge!

Cheers to a new year!
New Do with Bangs!