Thursday, December 10, 2009

Girl time!

Years ago...
as young girls...
my sisters and I teased each other...
wondering WHO would be the first to get married.

My cousin Nicole
got in on these conversations
and we'd sit around talking
about what our men would be like.

And "before the first one got married"
we told ourselves,
"we'd have one BIG bachelorette party."



Now my cousin had been to Branson before
but none of the rest of us
had ever been.

So, after hearing Nicole's stories about this marvelous place
we decided the party would be there!!


Now years later
I am getting married.

And guess where I've been the two months before the wedding?
BRANSON!!



So -- fulfilling our girlhood plans
and crazy dreams
we had our party.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats funny - we girls all say that too! None of us have gotten married yet though...

Stacy said...

Very precious... I also wonder the same thing. I guess a dream is a dream until it is reality. Good luck with everything. You deserve it.

Under Southern Skies said...

What sweet pictures! It looks like all you girls had such fun together!!

Katie said...

Looks like you had fun! What precious memories! Sisters are wonderful!

Jenna said...

How sweet that your dreams and plans from years ago, came true:)

I think about you every day, and pray that all is coming together well!!

Love a sister in Christ,
Jenna

Hols said...

That is AWESOME Bethany!!! How wonderful that you were able to fulfill childhood dreams! God is so GREAT!!!!



Blessings,
Holly

Kenna said...

Looks like soooooooooo much fun!!!!!!!!
You look so beautiful in all those pictures Bethany!!!!!! (of course all of you girls look beautiful!) But Bethany you are just radiant!!!
So happy for you Bethany!!!!!! Can't wait until the day that I'm in your shoes!!!!! :)
God Bless!

Nicole said...

Lol!!! What fun! Thanks for a great night!!! :o)

**Smiles!**

Nicole said...

Aaannnnnndddd you'll notice my cleverly disguised ice cream cone in the last picture.... Impressive, eh? :o)

Kimberly said...

I'm sure you had an absolutely fun time. And that is very very sweet of y'all to dothat bachelorette party.:)!

Anonymous said...

Numbers 6:24-26
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace."

Amber said...

That is SO sweet!!!! My sisters and I have had the same kind of talks and dreams, and we have yet to have one of us leave home. I'm glad you were able fulfill your childhood plans. :) :)

AJ said...

Oh now fun! :)

Anonymous said...

How special! Looks like fun. :)

~Desiree~ said...

Well happy to see that it worked out:) Looks like fun!

~Desiree~ said...

P.S Charissa wasn't invited?!

Sister in prayer said...

Looks like you had fun!
Good pictures!

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

Oh so fun! You all look SO STUNNING!! Such special times!

Anonymous said...

What a special time! And to make you childhood dreams come true. Looks like everyone was having fun. God Bless you as you head into your last week before the wedding.

Linda G ~ ND

The Marshall Artists said...

Ooo! Such fun!!

Thanks for sharing your fun day!

Allison

Kimberly said...

I absolutely love that first picture Hannah!:) You look absolutely beautiful!!! He! He! Ha! Ha!

Anonymous said...

Are you going to film the wedding?
Could you put it on your blog so we could whatch it?
:) Congratulations :) I'm soooo happy for you.

One of your best friends that lives far, far, away:)
xoxo

Annie said...

Oh, Bethany! How exciting!! Your big day is this Saturday, can you believe it!?! :) I'm so excited for you, and I pray that God will bless your marriage abundantly.
Love,
~Annie~

Anonymous said...

How fun!!
Exciting times for all! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry I didn't identify myself..
That was great that you could celebrate with your sisters, Mom, and cousin. Great memory making times. :)
Ruth Knapp

Anonymous said...

Hi Bethany! I am looking at different cameras to buy, and was wondering, what type of camera would you suggest? I love the clarity of your pictures. =) Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and thanks!
Leah

Anonymous said...

Your wedding is this Saturday! NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You must be soooo excited. I'm soooo excited and you don't even know I exist. How much more you must be eager for the upcoming big day!!!!!

-Lily

åslaug abigail said...

Bethany,
I found your blog on Pearls and Diamonds, read your post "why I'm not saving my heart for my husband" (and liked it a lot). Just figured out that your big day is tomorrow. You must be so exited! Wishing you a super beautiful day with many precious moments (but they always are when we give them to God, and let Him transform them). I'll be praying. Cause I'll be on a train all day (perfect for praying and knitting).
God bless,
åslaug

Allison said...

Hello there!

Just wanted to let you know that I've read your blog for a while & I'm so excited for you & Dan. It's been very encouraging to me to see the story of how God has brought you two together. I can't where I originally found it, I lead a Bright Lights group so I may have heard about this blog through that.

Anyways, I sent an email to your family but I also wanted to leave a note on your blog. I am the editor/manager of a Christian newsletter for teen girls called Imagine which I started a year & a half ago. I'm wanting to do some sort of article or interview with you.

I'm praying God's blessings on you as you start your new adventure with your husband soon. Have a wonderful day!

Allison Whisler

Kate Grant said...

Dan is getting a Jewel!!! No Fair!!!!
(grin)