We were hardly engaged a day when the little wheels in my mind were just about to spin off their hinges.
Who, what, when, and where needed to be decided. But first we had to get through the week.
Farm Boy's brother was getting married the Friday after Thanksgiving and there was a lot to be done that week.
We were all busy with planning and errand running, cooking and decorating. It was a fun but tiring week. It ended wonderfully...their wedding and reception went through without a single problem and everyone was happy.
After that was all said and done we started thinking about what we wanted to do.
We picked a day...June 25...and decided that it would be at his church in his home town. We had 7 months.
Before we knew it the weekend was over and he was heading back to Raleigh. This goodbye was like none before. We had a light at the end of the tunnel now and it made it so much easier.
I would be busy making wedding plans and he would be busy finding us a home in North Carolina for the next few months.
I was nervous about leaving everyone I had ever known but the good far outweighed the bad and I couldn't wait to be with him.
The months passed quickly and in May...one month before the wedding...without me having seen it in person...Farm Boy bought our first home.
We were both ecstatic!
He knew me, he knew what I liked, he took lots of pictures and I loved it! It was a great house and it was perfect for us.
The next month flew by like a whirlwind and pretty soon our wedding week was upon us and Farm Boy was headed back to Oklahoma...this time driving so he could move me back with him.
We attempted to be as cost effective as possible and I think we did pretty good. However...without the help of Farm Boy's miracle working sister I'm not sure what we would have done.
She made the cakes, the flowers,
I found a little wooden church at Hobby Lobby (my favorite craft store) and painted it to match my colors and it sat on the tallest cake.
I found a topper online like this one that someone had painted but they wanted a fortune for it. So I searched and searched until I found (at Michael's) the figurine they used. It was like $19.99 I think. Anywho...my mom and I painted a work coat, John Deere t-shirt, and jeans over the tuxedo that the groom was wearing. We also did a little dry brushing to make it look like the farmer is sitting in the dirt. And then I added some flowers onto the wedding dress to make it match mine. It was perfect and it sat on the middle layer of cake.