Friday, April 29, 2011

crunch time

1 month.
730-ish hours.
I get hitched.

I can't believe it, and I can't wait! But I need those 730 hours. I gots lots to do!

I can't wait for my weekend with my besties.


p.s. Don't forget to pray for my Papa and his surgery today at noon.
thanks. looove.

Monday, April 25, 2011

china moment

Lately I've been thinking a lot about China.

More specifically my bathroom in China.
I loved the convenience of the "all inclusive" bathroom.

Also the people. I've been thinking about all the people there too.
There sure are lots of people to think about.

It's hard to believe that it hasn't even been a year since I've been home. To me it feels like forever since I had good Chinese food. So much has happened the past 9 months it seems like years since I lived there.

Luckily I have this girl to keep me feeling connected.


Friday, April 22, 2011

sweet love

Sometimes there's nothing better than laying in the grass with your grandpa.
Holding his hand is pretty great too.


Thursday, April 21, 2011



Sorry it took me so long... I was patiently waiting too....

The news you have ALL been eagerly waiting for.....

I would like to introduce you to the newest (soon) member of the Reeves family.

Pryce Lee Reeves

He just turned 7 months old, lives in Seoul, South Korea, is twice the size of his 18 month old big brother Jett, and will be coming home to his family as soon as he can!
His throne chair however will not be able to make the trip.

THAT'S MY NEWS!!!!!!! As most of you know my bro and sis-in-law are adopting from Korea and have been waiting to get the call that there is a baby for them... AND THEY GOT THE CALL!!! I wanted to scream it from the rooftops, but I had to wait!

It has been killing us. We wanted to share with everyone this sweet, chubby baby boy as soon as we found out!

They still will have to wait anywhere from 4-9 months until they are able to go over to Korea and bring him home. Prayers will definitely be needed during this time.

A picture makes it real, makes him real. We pray that his caregivers are loving on him and telling him about his new family.

Our family is finally getting the Asian baby we always dreamed of!!!

p.s. If anyone would like to make a donation they are still some mula short.... the sooner they raise the money the faster baby Pryce comes home!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

bridezilla moment

My dress came in (not my big news)!!!
We went for the fitting... and let me tell you... it wasn't pretty. The dress itself is perfect but the fitting was not so perfect. The owner of the unnamed bridal store located in a city that starts with a "T" did a great job of making me feel frustrated.
Because I have the tiny tata's we have to take it in order for the dress to look normal. When she pinned it (she wasn't even the one who would be sewing it) I couldn't breathe and she told me I would just have to pick which one I could live with. Not breathing, or having a huge gap between my dress and my chest.

This is false.
We said "see ya" took our dress and visited our lady in Stillwater. She did her magic in the pinning department and what do ya know... I could breathe AND my tiny man breasts weren't being exposed to the world.

I don't want to talk smack on this place, every other time I have been in there they have been very sweet and kind. But this one time, the one time that I feel like you should really be making sure the bride is happy.... they dropped the ball.

And this is me having a bridezilla moment.


Monday, April 18, 2011


I have been patiently waiting for new episodes of any of my trashy teeny bopper shows.
Thank you CW.

Monday nights are back!

I'm not afraid to admit my love for these shows. I'm actually proud of how diverse my television watching is.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Hi, I'm Heidi"

Today I ventured to Owasso, home of Marshall, for a bridal shower thrown by my future MIL's friends!
It was so great to meet all their sweet friends.
The wonderful hostesses!

The amazing moms!

My posse.

Who doesn't love having everyone stare at them while they open gifts!??
Seriously, I love it. Does everyone not?

I have a feeling we will have quite a few eye related items in our home...

Marshall's amazing aunt, cousin and grandma flew in from Dallas for the day to be here for the shower!
How blessed they made me feel!

The futures who are so helpful with everything!

The bestie who drove from OKC to hang out with people she didn't know!
My sweet momma who makes me cry every time I think about leaving her!

It was a great day meeting new people and hearing stories about my in-laws! We are so loved and it's awesome to know people are praying for us! The only thing missing... my fiancé.

p.s. it's almost time to tell the secret!
I really hope y'all care!


Friday, April 15, 2011

next on the list...

Invitations... DONE!!
In the mail, floating around to mailboxes near you.
It feels good to check that off my list.

p.s. That wasn't my big news. Remember, I told you I would tell you when I could. I almost can...

p.p.s. it might not be as exciting to the rest of the world. but it should be!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

dun dun dunnnn


I might have big, big, HUGE, big, REALLY big news to share with you guys.
But I can't tell yet.

But AS SOOON as I can... I'll share my BIG HUGE GINORMOUS news


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

i'm sorry facebook uploader

There used to be a time (college days) where I would have to force myself to wait an ENTIRE day after the social event before making a facebook album. I would try so hard to think of a clever title, or pass the job on to a friend who I knew would come up with something creative.

When I left for China, my friends wondered "who is going to tag me now?"
I have failed since my return home.

But tonight I uploaded pictures to the book FROM NOVEMBER!!

What is wrong with me? Am I lazy? Don't care? Too busy?

I try and blog post as often as I can (my life is really boring) so my 6 readers out there know what's going on with me. But why have I neglected the facebook world and the 1,000 friends I have that I don't actually know?Am I growing up?

I think I'm just lazy. I don't think I'm growing up.

Friends and Family.... don't keep asking yourself who will tag you now? You can count on me.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

baby H

It was weird when my friends started to get married. Now they are starting to have babes.
And it's weird. But it's ooooh so very special.

Today we ventured to Tulsa for Mrs. Brittany "Boz" Friske's baby shower for baby Haven.
Baby Haven made out like a little princess. And every time a new gift was opened the crowd "ewwww" and "awwwww"ed.
SO cute. Everything. What a stylish dresser Haven Friske will be.

There was an impromptu princess photo booth. Because this little girl will be a princess.

I pretended I was pregnant like Boz.
Don't mind the weird black thing hanging out from my shirt.
That's my pretend unborn child's tail...

It was sooo good to be with friends celebrating Boz and her baby girl.
All the fun festivities are making me really excited for a few certain events to come!

Congratulations again Boz! I can't believe I won't get to be here when she arrives! Make sure she knows her Aunt Heidi.


Saturday, April 9, 2011


We know where we will be living February 2012-May 2012. No need to bring the heavy winter coats, we're headed to my birth state of Arizona!
Marshall will be working at an IHS facility in a tiny town called Sacaton, population 1,700. That's not a lot of people.
It is about 30 minutes from my aunt's house in Phoenix so we will shack up with her for 3 months.
I should probably call her and tell her it's official...
Aunt Nanc, if you're reading. IT'S OFFICIAL! You have 10 months to get ready for us :) I will tell you 14392052 times, but thank you for your generosity and love. side note- I tried calling my Aunt and her number is not in service... is someone trying to tell me something?

We are looking forward to being around family and excited for whatever adventures Arizona will bring us. I never thought I would live in AZ again! Oh how we don't ever know anything!

But first stop, Philadelphia!

p.s. Candace and Matthew are also supposed to be in AZ December-May.


Friday, April 8, 2011

thank you.

Today I got to business.
I made a stop by the English Paper Company to visit with Whitney and finalize our invitations!! They are perfect and very Heidi and Marshall.
A big thanks to everyone at the office! I know they are soo busy right now. I am so grateful to have worked with such incredible women with huge serving hearts.

After lunch with my sis-in-law and future cousin-in-law we headed to the new owners home of Paper Concierge for their launch party.
It was decorated beautifully with all of their products. It's a good thing I have no money or else I would have come home with everything!

Being around so much paper and cuteness today really made me miss my days at The Office.
After all, I did meet my future husband there :)

Now I need to get motivated to address these envelopes!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

why couldn't i think of this??

Everyone knows I love a good wedding blog. I gain so much inspiration from the brides and photographers who are outside the typical "wedding bubble" and I just want to include every idea I find into mine.
But I can't. I had to finally just pick a theme and go with it and NOT change my mind every time a new post was up.

Well let me tell you... I just found a wedding that knocked my socks off.

One of my favorite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes, just posted Rebecca and Derek's LA wedding, photographed by Rachel Thurston.

I wish I were their friends. I wish I was invited to this wedding.
They had a bicycle themed wedding.
After their ceremony they had rented bikes for all their guests and they rod to a park decorated ballons and had a picnic.
They rode to an ice cream shop and everyone got ice cream sandwiches, then they had a minigolf course set up that led them through their love story and lots more fun stuff.
(all photos from GWS)

How precious. Who thinks of this stuff?? I'm. So. Jealous.

Not everyone could pull this type of event off, but please. If you are the type, do it, and invite me.

My wedding is just going to seem normal now.

There were many more unique elements to their wedding, so if you interest go check out the rest of their fun day here.