November 15, 2016

Bachelorette Weekend

Hi Loves!!

I hope everything is going great your way. Everything is pretty good here, minus the fact that I desperately need the weeks to speed up and I need the love of my life HOME!

This past weekend was my wonderful Bachelorette Weekend. I got to spend some much needed time with all the ladies who will be standing by my side on mine and Aaron's big day! 

My best friend Frances really out did herself with ALL of the wonderful stationery items she made and her and Kahlie did an amazing job decorating the Condo. So the condo we stayed in was found by Kahlie on Home Away. She NAILED it. The condo was the most gorgeous place I have ever been in my entire life. The part that overlooks the entire ocean was solid floor to ceiling glass. It had the most open and most gorgeous view of the beach. It was so nice watching the sun come up those few mornings we were there. My only complaint about the trip is how short it was! 

Here are a few photos from our weekend!
We made a pitstop at Priester Pecan....This place is like Cracker Barrel on steroids!

Y'all I'm getting a Hubby soon!!! CANT WAIT! I miss you Aaron :(

Frances knows my obsession with Stadium Cups! LOVE these so much!!! Love love love!

BESTIE, you totally outdid yourself. Thank you for EVERYTHING that you did for Me! It meant the world to me. 

This was the "side windows view" SOOO gorgeous! So this glass wrapped around all the way to the front part of the condo that overlooked the entire beach. 




Frances and Sadie enjoying the sun!



 Love my Raegy and Lyssa Lou!

Before we went out for dinner that night, each one of my bridesmaids had gotten me a small gift. They were so sweet. Also Frances had a game ready for me to play! She had asked Aaron I think 22ish questions and I had to guess how he answered them. That was an interesting game to say the least! Haha...Also the last question made me cry because I have the most sweetest human being in the world that seriously loves me unconditionally and with every fiber of his being. He's seriously amazing. So anyway I ended up crying because I am SO incredibly blessed to get to call this man my husband!

My lovely ladies!

 My lovely Wedding coordinator! 

On the way home, you know we had to stop at peach park for some homemade ice cream. The last bad round before its back to hard work at the gym! On the mission to get my nice toned wedding arms. Please send all prayers and good vibes towards me and my wedding arms! Haha ;) I need them to look GOOD!!

Thank you all for stopping by and having a peek into my weekend! 
Bye for now!
bB***


October 27, 2016

DEPLOYMENT and being M.I.A.

It's been almost a month since Aaron has been deployed. These next 3 months need to go by f a s t.  This has been the hardest thing on both of us. But I know that its times like these that we become stronger and I know he will be back before I know it. Cannot WAIT for that day to get here. 

It's been a bit since my last blog post and it sucks that I've let life get in the way of something that is very important to me. It's been an adjustment preparing for Aaron's deployment, planning our wedding and then him being gone. It's crazy. I feel like everything has been a blur and I'm still trying to catch my balance. 

One thing I have realized since the word "deployment" has entered my world is that yes deployment is so hard on the spouse that is having to go. They leave their family, their entire life and their job literally becomes their entire life for months and months at a time. The spouse is left at home to enjoy the comfort of their home, they still get to cuddle their animals and they still have their normal day to day life and in my case, which isn't at all the case for most military spouses, I still have my entire family here! SO blessed to be here with my family! However having my normal life, isn't normal without Aaron. Everything seems incomplete and lacking in some way because he is such a huge part of my life. What I'm getting at is that there are some days that I just want to lay in bed and cry because it gets tiring trying to bottle it up and act like everything is just fine. That doesn't make me weak. That makes me a human. There isn't anything wrong with feeling upset about him being gone.   He's my favorite human, why wouldn't there be some days that I want to cry about him not being here. Anyway, I say all of that to say this is H A R D you guys.

As far apart as we are, I already feel how much closer this experience has brought us together! I can't imagine having this life and making it through this with anyone else but Mr. Aaron Evans! He is truly my ROCK and I am so thankful that I get to do life with him! Ladies, if you're hoping and praying that there is some special amazing guy out there for you. Put those worries aside and know that God has someone SO special for you! Be patient and wait on him. I PROMISE YOU it's worth every time of feeling lonely, rejected or hurt!! 

And one last thing before my lunch breaks comes to a close, all of you military families that have gone through deployments time after time after time, you ROCK and you all are so encouraging to me being a newbie! Thanks for being awesome!

THE COUNTDOWN is ON!!! Less than FIVE months until our W E D D I N G !

Bye now,
bB***
P.S. to my lovely blog readers I promise since I am finally getting into some sort of routine, you will be hearing from me more ofter! <3 Thanks for reading!!

September 16, 2016

Engagement Photos

Hello loves!!! So much has happened over the past few weeks and its all so wonderful. We MOVED into our gorgeous new home and I am obsessed with decorating it. I will be posting a "home tour" eventually. But patiently waiting to make everything look perfect. Another amazing thing about our new home is its a street over from my auntie and uncle so we've loved having them so close! We've also been able to see my parents a lot more too since moving! 

On to other things....I got our engagement photos back and YALL, OMG they are so gorgeous. Angela Blake is the bomb! Can't wait for our wedding day and to see what magical images she captures on the most important day of my life!

Here's ONE photo for you. Sorry, I don't want to show too many just yet ;) 


There are so many that I L O V E and I can't wait to send out our Save The Dates.
Eeeek! Wedding planning is SO much fun and I'm so excited that I get to relax and just take in every single bit of this time in our lives. Life is hard and it goes by too quick to miss out on things that are most important to you. I am definitely going to absorb all of this that I can! 

Thank you all for reading and always being awesome!
Bye now
bB***

September 4, 2016

Boutique Love

Hi there!!

I hope you all are having a fabulous long weekend. This weekend has been packed full of family time, loads of shopping, engagement photos and so much delicious food. 

I wanted to take a little bit of time to brag about my friend Whitney's new online boutique. It's called Bea + Sea! Whitney and her sweet fam live in Florida! Every now and then I will get the chance to visit them when I take trips to Florida and it's always such a special treat! 

I wanted to share some of my absolute FAVE pieces from her shop! 

The "Natural Ambitions" Top 
I am completely OBSESSED with anything and all things Olive! This is my second favorite color next to Grey and Army Green. I love the simple detail of this top and it looks SO comfy!
This "Into The Gray" Tank I love for very obvious reasons. It's my color!
And I absolutely LOVE it paired with the black pant. 
HELLO FOOTBALL SEASON!!
I love this Bryant Denny Stadium tee with its coordinates. How perfect is that? And YES! They have one for Jordan-Hare Stadium as well. These tees are the perfect way to celebrate the start of a new football season. 

So those are just a few of the MANY MANY (as you can see above!) perfect items she has in her online shop! Definitely take a few minutes to stop by and check out all of the beautiful goodness going on there.

Thanks so much for reading!
bB***



August 24, 2016

UPDATE!

Hi loves!! It's been almost a month since my last blog. If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you know that is not my normal blogging routine. These past few weeks have been busy and NON STOP stressful and I'm ready for everything to be back to normal.


Aaron and I are so happy to say that we currently have a contract on our first home together! It's in Gardendale and I'm in LOVE! It's so gorgeous and perfect for us to start our new life together!! I can't wait to share photos. I'm planning on doing a little bit of a before and after sort of thing:) But y'all, buying a house is STRESSFUL! And to make matters more stressful, Aaron has been out of the country for the last two weeks which has really been a pain and honestly has held up this process! 

I'm so ready for him to be back home so we can get everything taken care of and finally close on our home. I can't believe that this is where we are and I can't believe I am getting to do all of this with the most incredible man that loves me on my good days and bad days.

I will keep you all posted on everything going on! It's hard to balance everything. My poor blog has just been abandoned. But soon everything will be back to normal...hopefully! At least for a few weeks anyway until Aaron leaves again :(

Bye for now
bB***

July 28, 2016

Planning Away

Hi Loves!!

Since being engaged, everything seems like a whirlwind. I want time to slow down a bit. I don't want these next two months with Aaron to zoom by. I dread him being gone for 4 months and I want to do most of the planning with him here so he can be involved. On the bright side of it all, when he gets back, its just a few weeks left until we are married! 


I love love loved my family being such a big part in this and helping us plan!!

We have decided to get married on Saturday, March 25th. Gosh, it will be here before we know it! It makes my heart so incredibly happy! We have planned a lot so far. We've got our venue! We know who we will be using for catering...YUM! We know the colors we will use! We are currently looking for someone who can handle all of the entertainment at the reception, which is going to be WAY too much fun. We are actually meeting with someone after work on Monday!


Yesterday, I went and tried on some dresses. I was a little down because last Sunday I went as well and just didn't find anything that WOWED me! So, yesterday I finally found two that really made me feel like Aaron's Bride <3 After much thought, listing out pros and cons, trying to envision myself in each dress, there was one that I just couldn't walk away from. So today I have made my final decision on the dress that I will be come Mrs. Evans in! HOLY COW! 


Y'all I seriously can't wait to marry the man that far exceeds my dreams! 
Bye Now
bB***

July 7, 2016

WE ARE ENGAGED!!!

Hi Hi Hi!!
So I am totally ashamed that it has taken me an entire week to write this post. But in all fairness, I've been walking in this crazy fantasy cloud since it happened and we've already been in a whirlwind of planning.

So last Thursday started like any other day. The early morning 5 am drive to Aaron's to see him before he heads in to work. He acted the same as always...Sleepy and always sweet. The doggies and I sent him off to work as always, then I cuddled on the couch with the pups for a minute before heading off to the gym and to walmart!

Friday was Aarons Birthday, so on Thursday when he text me and said his whole office was going to lunch together, I didn't think anything of it. They will come to Jimmy Johns every once in a while and Aaron will stop by to see me. It always makes my day!! SO, again, I didn't think anything of it! I was excited because I thought I was actually going to get to meet all of the people he works with. 

So after the gym, I came home, got dressed for work hopped in my JEEP :) and headed downtown. I worked the morning away. The time flew by and before I knew it Aaron was texting me saying that he didn't have much time for lunch so to hurry outside! So, naturally I shot up out of desk, grabbed my purse and headed out the door. 


When I got to the bottom of the studio stairs, I opened the door and to my surprise my handsome man was standing at the door with the most gorgeous smile on his face. He grabbed my hand and started saying something...I didn't hear a thing he said. I just saw his mouth moving. Hahahaha! 
And then I asked him what he said...He said something about being nervous. And then he said some other stuff. Happiest Man. Love of his life. Something else...It was all running together and I was so overwhelmed I honestly couldn't even comprehend what was happening! Then he got down on one knee and had the most beautiful ring I have ever seen! He then asked me if I would marry him and I so happily said YES! 

I am still so shocked that I wasn't bawling my eyes out. When things like that happen it takes me a little bit to process it all. I think its my overthinking habits that get in the way! But either way, that was the best day of my life and that was only the start of it! 


We did in fact eat Jimmy Johns afterwards. But I was just so shocked and in awe that I get to marry the most incredible human being on the planet that I had no appetite at all to eat. I was in my own little love bubble with Aaron just floating around. After lunch it was time to get back to work. We had a shoot that afternoon and it took every ounce of concentration I had to even make it through the rest of that work day. All I wanted to do was see my HANDSOME man! 


My Ring is SO PERFECT for me. It's everything and so much more than I ever imagined it would be, just like the man I get to marry!!

After work, we were supposed to be going over to my aunt and uncles house to celebrate my nanny's birthday! So when I got off, Aaron met me there and I rode with him! The whole drive we just talked about how everything had happened that day and how he just knew that now was the right time:) and he's right! It was the PERFECT time! So as I got out of the car at my aunts house, I hear this sweet sweet song about marriage playing out from there house and as I walked up to the sidewalk, it was lined with rose petals and candles. SO PRETTY! I quickly realized when I opened the door that this was indeed not a party for my nanny for Aaron and I! And of course he knew and had planned the whole thing. I was so SO excited to see all of my family there to celebrate us. When I looked around the room and saw my best friend who drove from Huntsville standing there, that's when I lost all control of my tears! It meant the world to me all the hard work and how perfect my auntie, uncle, mom, dad, and the girls made that party for us and to see all the people I love most there for me on such a special day!!! 

We just had such a fun time celebrating. We watched the video of the proposal happening and it was SO sweet. I can't wait to watch it again! 

I have TONS of photos from the engagement party, but for some reason the disk they were on, isn't working properly, SO I will post those in a separate post all on their own! There will be LOADS of them!!

So now its time for some WEDDING PLANNING! I feel like we have already dove head first in and its going to be a fun ride along the way :)

Thank you to everyone who made that day so special to me. But most of all thank you Aaron for choosing me every single day and loving me on all of those days good or bad. You are my person and I am SO thankful that God put us together. I can't wait to be your wife and to see what crazy adventures are ahead of us! LOVE YOU!!

I hope you all enjoyed my proposal story! I wouldn't have changed one single thing about it. Aaron did SO good and totally caught me completely off guard. I had no idea that was going to happen that day. I literally just thought we were going to Jimmy Johns!

Stay tuned for Engagement Party Photos!
Bye Now
bB***