A Half May Update


HI CAN YOU BELIEVE MAY IS HALF OVER. Sixteen days until the wedding, folks. What the heck.

I decided that instead of doing a really long May summary whenever I get to it after the honeymoon (probably not until mid-June) I should probably just go ahead and post about what has happened so far because I have a relatively good amount of things to say. Well, and pictures too. πŸ˜€

Leading off with the end of April, I painted Junior’s room all by myself! I was very proud of myself. It was originally this super bright green.

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Sadly I didn’t take an after picture. How?

We got a whipped cream maker dispenser thingy and this is my quarantine coffee.


I bought myself a new camera lens – 50mm f/1.4 πŸ˜€


Then Andrew came out again, and then Allison! Andrew came out because he was off work again, and Allison came down to spend time wtih me before I get married. They ended up overlapping for a few days and it was absolutely wonderful to be with both of my very best friends. We had lovely evenings by the fire and watched an extremely cringy romance movie (that I love but cringe when other people watch it with me, oops).

Sadly we didn’t ANY pictures of all of us, oops! But we did get a mish mash of pictures of Allison and me and also some of Andrew and me. :) We obviously had to have a photoshoot. LOOK OUT BELOW, PICTURES A-COMIN’.

I gave Allison her birthday presents in person!! I loved that because she spent my birthday with me last year!! (Also excuse my horrid face and hair – goodness!)

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Here are some of my favorites from our photoshoot – we took too many pictures to post them all. πŸ˜€

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Andrew took the ones of Allison and me, and the ones of me, and Allison took the ones of Andrew and me! Oh and I took the ones of Allison.

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Andrew and I opened shower gifts from Allison and a neighbor lady XD

(Yes, we both have box knives on…but I stole mine from my dad!)


I’m not really sure what I was laughing about, but I was laughing about something!



Oh, and behind the scenes. πŸ˜€ Whaddya know, Andrew looks like a photographer!


Fleet stopped at our farm on the way up to a bike ride and Allison, Junior, and I stood 10 feet away from him and we had a magnificent conversation. We didn’t get any pictures though.

Then Andrew left and Allison and I had several days together just us! Andrew spent about 4.5 days here and Allison stayed for 6 days. It was great. Oh, and on the photoshoot we got TOOONNNSSS of TERRIBLE gnat bites. πŸ˜›

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We built a blanket fort!!




That was fun.

It literally frosted. In May. *screams in protest*


And OH MY, I won’t be doing this for much longer!


Now we’re super busy prepping the house for the wedding (lots of cleaning!) and I actually bought myself a suitcase. It feels like such an adult thing to do…



But obviously since I don’t feel like an adult, I promptly climbed in it. XD


I can’t wait for the end of May!!!


P.S. If you’re wondering why I’ve been posting more phone pictures, even though my phone camera is horrible, I’m trying to be intentional about snapping pictures even when I don’t have my clunky (and wonderful) camera, because I just need to preserve the moment. Apparently I’m doing quantity over quality, but I tend to sacrifice too much for quality!

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  • Reply lrose5

    Beautiful photos!

    May 15, 2020 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Allison

    THIS WAS GREAT. And so was being at your house. Ahh, so many fun memories! I can’t wait for the end of May now. πŸ˜€

    May 15, 2020 at 9:05 am
    • Reply Aria

      AHHH. I know, me either!

      May 15, 2020 at 9:39 am
  • Reply christina

    wow so exciting, you guys are getting married so soon! I’m so happy for you πŸ’›
    and keep posting those pictures, iphone quality or not haha!

    May 15, 2020 at 9:19 am
    • Reply Aria

      Eeeep, yes! Thank you, Christina!

      May 15, 2020 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Hannah Foster

    Ok, I totally have those movies that I love, but cringe when other people watch them with me. XD I finally got to the point where I’ll watch a romance movie with my husband, but if he laughs too much, I threaten to turn it off. πŸ˜‰ I’m curious now what movie it was that ya’ll watched.

    May 15, 2020 at 9:22 am
    • Reply Aria

      Haha yeah. We watched a black and white movie from the ’40s called The Enchanted Cottage. :)

      May 15, 2020 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Maya Joelle

    You guys are so cute together :)

    May 15, 2020 at 10:03 am
    • Reply Aria

      Aww thanks :) <3

      May 15, 2020 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Lydia

    Ahhhhh!!!!!!! Those are super pretty! Love the pics!!!
    You must be bubbling excited! You’ll always be a kid at heart climbing in suitcases! πŸ˜‰

    May 15, 2020 at 10:36 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Lydia!
      Yeah, I am. AND YES, I ALWAYS SHALL BE. πŸ˜€

      May 15, 2020 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Lydia

    Beautiful photos!!! And eeeeeepp!! The wedding is SO soon!! *throws confetti*

    May 15, 2020 at 10:51 am
    • Reply Aria

      I. KNOW. *catches confetti and throws it back* Thanks, Lydia!

      May 15, 2020 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Samantha

    *Goosebumps* *Chills* *All the thing* *So darn happy for you!!!!!!!!!!*

    May 15, 2020 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Aria


      May 15, 2020 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Kendra

    So much fun!!! I love all the pictures, even the phone ones. It looks like you and Allison had such a fun time together! I wish I had a friend I was that close to. Oh well. :)

    Preserving moments and memories are more important that high-quality photos; I agree. *nods*

    Wow, it’s crazy how soon you’ll be married and off on a honeymoon! I’m very happy for you. :)

    May 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm
    • Reply Aria

      We did! Aww, yeah. I wanted a close friend for the longest time before Allison and I were best friends, I know how that feels…
      I know. AHH. Thank you, Kendra!

      May 16, 2020 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Callie

    Looks like y’all had a fantastic time!! 😁 So happy for y’all!❀️❀️

    May 17, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Aria

      We did! Thank you, Callie!

      May 18, 2020 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Emma

    I loved this post! The pictures of you and Allison were SO pretty! It sounds like you have had a great May so far!

    May 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Aww, thanks! Yeah, I sure have. πŸ˜‰

      May 18, 2020 at 5:17 pm

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