Greetings everyone! I know I’ve been gone longer than I had at first told y’all…but I promise there was a good reason for it. And I’m going to explain why below. 🙂 Since it’s been over 13 days since I’ve really been on the computer, I’ve got a good amount of catching up to do — but I promise to be back in full swing next week. 🙂
So, as those of you who read my previous post (here) knew, my fiance was coming into town the first week of December. Which is why I took a break from blogging — this is the last time he will be able to visit until the wedding, so I wanted to enjoy every moment I had with him while he was here. 🙂
Because he is trying to save up leave for my wedding (and my brothers wedding 2 months after mine), he was only able to plan a 8 day trip down here. I was so excited, as you may imagine — I hadn’t seen him since August (when he came and proposed) and those 104 days between visits was VERY long!
We had a few things planned for his visit, but mostly we just wanted to be together most! And that’s what we were able to do. 🙂 During that time my friend Kait did a photoshoot with us. All the pictures turned out SO well and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Dan and I went with my brother and his fiance — lots of fun with those two!
Oh, and by the way, we also confirmed our wedding date and did a bunch of planning together while he was here. So it’s all official, I’ll be getting married…
So, moving on, his 8 day trip went by far too quickly. Saturday morning arrived and I was gearing myself up to say goodbye to him…when he found out that his flight was cancelled!
With all the strange weather we’ve been having down here — getting warm, then cold, then warm again — the plans were iced over and a lot of flights got cancelled that day.
So, after Dan spent MANY hours on the phone that Saturday, he got another flight that left 6AM Tuesday morning.
This was a huge surprise and blessing! 😀 I was stoked at the thought of getting two more WHOLE days to be with him! They went by pretty quickly — time always flies when you’re having a good time, lol!
Tuesday morning came around and I woke up VERY early with my dad to take Dan to the airport. We got there, said our goodbyes, and Dad and I drove off. I remember thinking, when we left, that I should’ve hugged him just one more time…one moment longer…
|Us posing with Aaron& Rachel (June Wedding)|
Anyway, so we’d almost got all the way home when Dan called us and said his flight was cancelled!
I am not joking! So we turned around and I tried to recover from the emotional rollercoaster ride I felt like I was on as we drove back to the airport to pick him up. His new flight wouldn’t leave until Wednesday afternoon. This unexpected delay is eating into his leave time, but we are resting that in the Lord’s hands and will trust in Him to know how much leave time we need for the coming weddings. 🙂
And so, now I have pretty much caught you up to date — his flight Wednesday afternoon wasn’t cancelled and he left on time. I made sure to get in the extra hug, too! 🙂 The countdown until I see him next has begun again…
134 days to go.
Lord willing, it will pass swiftly — and in the meantime I will enjoy my family while I am here with them and start planning a wedding ceremony that will, I pray, both glorify God and honor my parents. 🙂
I hope y’all enjoyed looking at the pictures from our engagement shoot. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you’ve probably already seen them. If you don’t follow me on any of these places yet, I encourage you to! I often post about things I don’t mention here on my blog. 🙂
Oh, and as a quick P.S. to this post, yesterday I was officially done with Cosmetology school! All I have to do now is make an appointment to go in and take my boards exam to be licensed as a professional cosmetologist in Florida! Yay!!
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Charity U says
Love the pictures, and so happy for you! 🙂
Amber Stokes says
Wow, Katie! What an exciting time in your life! 🙂 The pictures are beautiful, and that's so wonderful that your family will have 2 weddings to celebrate next year. And congratulations on completing Cosmetology school!!
God bless! 🙂
His Princess says
Congratulations Katie!!!!! I am so happy for you and excited. Please say you will post pictures of the wedding. Oh, and congratulations to you brother and his fiance too! I love the picture of all four of you together. You all make such cute couples! And congrats on finishing cosmetology school!
Katie McCurdy says
Charity – Aw, thank you! 🙂
Amber – I know, the past two years of my life have just moved so quickly and brought about so many changes…but I am very excited and looking forward to where the Lord leads me. 🙂
His Princess – Yes, I will!! It probably won't be till a few weeks after my wedding that I do a blog post, but I might post a few pictures on Facebook or Instagram a few days afterwards. 🙂
Thank you! It's so nice to be done with school and to focus on the wedding and moving. 🙂
Oh my friend, the wonderful things that are happening your life right now! And APRIL will come so fast, I know it will! And you two are going to have a start to a wonderful and long life together. I LOVE the pictures, they are so you!! AND congrats on being done with beauty school!! If I lived even remotely close, I'd have you cut my hair. ;-))
Katie McCurdy says
Casey – Everyone keeps telling us it will go by quickly…but as Dan and I were talking yesterday (and it's only been one week since he left), we both agree we won't see it that way until AFTER the wedding day! 😛 But, I do agree with you that it will go by quickly. Crazy how things are going to continue to change so drastically for me in this new year!
Aww, thanks! I've been putting those skills to good use with friends from church. 🙂
I hope you are doing well in your writing endeavors! (I have this 'dream/vision' that I will be able to get back into writing after I get married and finish The Princess' Assassin….but we will see how that goes! :-P)
How very sweet – I'm so excited for you and I don't even know you beyond your blog. 😉 The picture of the Scrabble letters in your hands is such a cute idea!
Please, pretty please, post pictures of the wedding. 🙂
Katie McCurdy says
Analiese – Aww, thanks! The day is fast approaching, and I can't wait! I'll definitely be taking a good, long break from blogging after the wedding 🙂 but I do promise to return with pictures to share with y'all. 😀
Kate S (4readin) says
Your pictures are fantastic! You look lovely and both of you look happy to be spending time together. With the wedding less than a week away now, I am sure that you are super excited and might find that this week will pass so quickly. Congratulations again and may The Lord bless you guys richly.
Katie McCurdy says
Kate – Aww, thank you! A really sweet friend of mine took them, and she's a wiz with the camera!
I know! It's so exciting and crazy to think that it's only 3 days away now. 😀 Dan just came in on a late flight last night, and it's wonderful knowing that I don't have to dread saying good bye to him in a week! 😀