So I had an obviously BUSY October, seeing that I didn't blog once---I know shame on me. So here is a quick update on the events of October <3
So October has always been my favorite month, but this October obviously takes the cake. :D
October 1, I experienced my first college football game as Steve & I (& Rachelle & Rob) went to a UGA game. (Thanks Sean Canavan) SO much fun! It was great to experience a piece of Steve's past with him, see where he went out during college & hearing all the stories...Feeling the excitement of the GA fans, I got totally sucked in. :)
October 2, my amazing girls threw us an amazing couples shower! It was perfect time for us to celebrate with some of our closest friends & a good chance for some of Steve's & my friends to meet.
Weekend of October 8-9, I had my bachelorette party weekend at Helen. It was so much fun & definitely a weekend I will never forget. We made our version of the 'hangover', without a doubt. So many laughs & crazy/amazing stories!! <3
My family came in Friday October 14, & it was so good to have them there to help me through the craziness. (My mom, brother, sister-in-law, nephew, aunt, cousin, & sister.) Without them I wouldn't have been able to get all my last minute things taken care of & I would have had a HUGE melt down with the way things started to go a little sour the day before the wedding. Also that day my amazing in-laws threw our rehearsal dinner, which was amazing! Stay tuned for the montage Rachelle put together of Steve & I, I will post it soon.
FINALLY it's October 15, 2011 & everything went AMAZING!!! The unbelievable amount of support that we received that day to help it all go off without a hitch is amazing!! It was a day that I will never forget, and thanks to our great team of photographers/videographers (Raymond, Taylor, Jeff, & Say Yes to the Dress) I will be able to relive it over & over. I wrote a previous blog about this, but everyone from stranger to friend truly came together to help us have such a special day, and we couldn't thank everyone enough.
So that very next week, October 17, Steve starts his trial medication & I go back to the real world. We are so grateful for Steve to have the opportunity to be on this trial, but it was a rough week for him. The way it will happen is Steve will go into Emory for 5 days in a row & have 22 off. Those 5 days he receives an IV of the medication, which is a painful & long process. This continues for up to 6 months, and then we find out the next step then. Steve has a great attitude that despite the pain & inconvenience of this process that he knows it is an opportunity for a cure for ALS, and is willing to sacrifice any of his time to help with this process.
October 22, is the walk for ALS. The walk was a huge success & we had a great group of people there to support Steve. I was so proud of him the walk was 2.5 miles through Atlanta, up & down hills, & he made it the whole way only needing 2 breaks! This was such a success for Steve (especially for the sudden drop in temperature) & was a huge encouragement. :)
The rest of that weekend with lots of help, we began the process of trying to organize our house. This one stay tuned for because when it actually is done, I will post pictures :) May take me a while ;)
October 26 = Happy Birthday Steve! I nominated myself for wife of the year for the whole birthday I threw him, but main reason was me cooking his steak! ;) (ew.)
Surprisingly we find out we have tickets for the Georgia/Florida game October 29. For those of you who don't live in the south let me fill you in. This game people go CRAZY for; they are huge rivals & Florida has won the past 18 games they've played against each other. The game was in Jacksonville, so after receiving the tickets (Thank you again Tori) Steve & I jump on to finding a hotel, and we left for Jacksonville Friday after work. It was another amazing experience & not just because Georgia won! It was a blast & it's always great to see things that are spur of the moment come together & turn out well. I'm also starting to think maybe Steve & I being at GA games brings good luck (so keep the tickets coming ;))
Of course in between all these events there has been work & lots of other social things going on, and I must say Steve & I are surrounded by the most amazing people ever & without them this month wouldn't have been so special or fun. We never take a minute of friendship/family relationship for granted, but that's a whole other blog.....