Well we're almost there. Tomorrow it will be exactly 1 month until our imprisonment to each other. The whole engagement process started off exciting, but then reality hit us and we frantically started making plans amidst going to school and working. Well, the engagement is still very exciting, but the planning has been stressful to say the least.
On a brighter side, these past few weeks we've been able to enjoy some of the "funner" sides of planning our wedding. After visiting Siobhan's parents in Kansas City, we flew back to Salt Lake City and began searching for a suit, shoes, and wedding colors. What we thought would be a stressful and long day turned out to be a lot of fun, and we seemed to find everything fairly easily... but that's probably just the difference between making preparations in SLC rather than Rexburg.
The next weekend we drove to Idaho Falls to register at Target. When we got there, customer service gave us a scanning gun and we quickly started darting around the store, scanning everything in sight. We were about as excited as this guy...
I would have to say that was one of the funner parts of our engagement, until we realized we were getting married far away from the majority of our family and friends and we weren't having a reception, which may result in very little wedding gifts. We remain optimistic though. In fact, just this last week we got word from my parents that the first of our wedding gifts has already started arriving! I think it hit us both then that our wedding is next month.
Aside form our wedding planning, life has been very good to us. We met again with the couple whose apartment we are taking over, and they informed us that much of their furniture will be left behind for us when they move! We have also been able to find a lot of decent furniture and household items that were either incredibly cheap or free, one of which was given to us by Mom and Dad Barnes. In actuality, they surprised us with a really nice gift for Siobhan:
I don't think they realize how much of a convenience it has been for her to have this. So far it's saved her many trips to the library.
So all-in-all it's been a nice, fairly stress-free, exciting past few weeks.