Saturday, April 12, 2014

Keep Calm and Wait On TSHIRTS!




I am happy to feature this PERFECT shirt on my blog. You need to buy them HERE
Hurry! They only have one week left and if they don't all get sold they won't reproduce.
The Casie McClearen. who created these, is raising the money so she can go 
teach English in Russia.
Help support her!


And remember:

Keep Calm & Wait On


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Our Engagements





Taylor and I were privileged to have our engagements taken by one of our dearest friends Nicolette Deluca. She has 
taken my pictures for numerous things in the past and always surprises me with the quality of work she creates. I feel so 
comfortable around her and I recommend her for any one in the Southern California area looking for a photographer. 

Perhaps I'll make a post with other pictures she has taken for Taylor and I...

But enough about Nic: look at this handsome man I am marrying!
I have spent years dreaming over the day we got to take our engagements:
Where it would happen. What we would wear. How it would feel. 
It was perfect. 
I am so smitten with the idea that I get to have this man for eternity. 
I love you & you love me "with all our perfect imperfections"

Ladies one day this will be you, trust me it sneaks up on ya. It happens, you live THIS moment. And then its gone. 
So when the weight of loneliness or uncertainty crashes down on you

Remember...

Keep Calm & Wait On


xoxo
Carly

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

" Love One Another As I Have Loved You "


As I have been planning my wedding, I've realized that I have become my 
worst nightmare: a Bridezilla. I swore I would never be the controlling, 
ungrateful, inflexible fiance and here I find myself. Getting upset over too 
much money, not the right shade of purple, or uncooperative family members. 
My fiance and I were fighting. Getting annoyed at almost everything we said to 
each other. We were way too sensitive. That is when it hit me: I'M GETTING MARRIED.

Why am I freaking out? 

I'd rather have a loving family and a happy home then the perfect assembly 
of arrangements. I'm happy to be loved by a man who would lay down his life 
for me. I want to start a family based on the characteristics of Jesus Christ. If 
I don't start NOW, there will never be a "right" time to start.

"Feeling the security and constancy of love from a spouse, a parent, or a child is a rich blessing. 
Such love nurtures and sustains faith in God. Such love is a source of strength and casts out 
fear (see 1 John 4:18). Such love is the desire of every human soul.”

Keep Calm & Wait On



Thursday, January 30, 2014

What's Winter?

In case you aren't in the loop, California hasn't really had a winter season.

Its basically been nothing but sunshine and blue skies.

People aren't staying inside avoiding the snow. They are heading out to beaches, having barbecues, and catching some rays at the pool. 

A few weeks ago Taylor &I decided we would join in on the anti-winter fun & head down to one of our favorite spots, Santa Monica.

We roller bladed down the board walk, laid on the beach, held hands on the pier, and enjoyed some delicious burgers at Pier Burger.

We had so much fun.

I love my Taylor & I can't wait to for our forever <3






So, I adore the melody of this song. However, the words are far too depressing for my liking.
So, I decided to to change some of the words and dedicate this to my MGs.
I love you all .

Keep Calm & Wait On


xoxo
Carly

Friday, January 3, 2014

Eight Minute Date You Just Might Hate

Behind the Scenes:



MISSIONS





































*Create your desired amount of missions 
*Be sure to include a task and a place




DARES








































*Create 2 dares per mission: one for you and your date.
*Be sure to make the dares embarrassing, but not ego shattering.


PACKAGING
























*Cut out your dares and missions 
*Fold them all up
*Make sure to label your missions (if you want them done in order)
*Package your missions and dares into two separate baggies

RULES

Welcome to the Eight Minute Date You Just Might Hate. 

Here are the rules:

MISSIONS. There are (enter number) missions in the game. Each mission takes place in a different location (or not). Each mission must be completed in (desired amount of time, I said 15 minutes).
DARES. Eight minutes into the game an alarm will go off (be sure to remember to set an alarm). Each of you must stop whatever you are doing and reach into the dare bag. Read your dare out loud and complete it. YOU MUST COMPLETE IT.
*REMEMBER* Have fun and be a little adventurous. 

FINAL PRODUCT


If you are a missionary girlfriend and don't have a boy to take on this date, take a best friend. And remember to:

Keep Calm & Wait On

he will be home soon :)


xoxo
Carly

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Goodbye 2013.



Hello 2014.


















As I welcomed the New Year I decided I would do something a little different:
I actually made a list of goals
The New Year isn't about setting unrealistic goals and procrastinating our excellence till next year. Its about doing the best with another year God has blessed you with. So embrace the beautiful gift God has given you. 

Smile more. Judge less. Laugh at the little things. Laugh at the big things. Stress less. Pray more. Be happy with what God has given you. Stop trying to change what you can't. And learn how to change what you can.

I encourage you all to make a real list. Right. Now. 

This year I want to:


Finish the Book of Mormon twice
Read the New Testament
Complete a service project
Volunteer somewhere
Get married
Start journalism internship
Take a random class
Run weekly
Do a weekly video diary


I hope we all can accomplish our goals this year, but if not: 

Keep Calm & Wait On

there is always next year ;)

xoxo
Carly