Monday, November 24, 2008

Engagement pics CRAZINESS :)

Trying to combine two people's schedules 6 hours apart is kind of hard. We were going to wait to do the e-pics until January. But, then it would be kind of late and a little bit pointless to make save the dates (which I REALLY wanted to do). So, that left us with beginning of January and hurrying the save the dates.

We changed our schedules with Andrea probably 5 times before this. Then we wanted to do it on Friday and that wasn't possible. Craziness of schedules.

BUT - I thought about Derik being home during thanksgiving and all was well :)

So, we decided to take pictures this Saturday. It was available and we decided to drive to the Dallas Arboretum.

Well, my youngest brother, Alan, and his HS football team made it to the 3rd round of the playoffs. I'm SO PROUD and am so excited that I ACTUALLY get to go. It's in San Antonio at the Alamodome at 8pm on..... guess what.... Saturday!

So, that would've caused us to drive 3 hours to Dallas, 5 hours to San Antonio, 2 hours home!!! That's like 10 hours of driving in 1 DAY! Derik was not up for it, but I was determined to make it all happen. So, we asked Andrea about Sunday... no good. So, then we decided that we'd be spending $$ in gas close to what it would cost to have Andrea come down to Austin.

I think that's what's going to happen now. Andrea's coming down to Austin to take our e-pics. That way we'll have time to go to the game and not be rushed and not drive ALL day!

Now - where to take pictures!? Any ideas - haha! We'll probably take some downtown... maybe in front of the capitol too? :)

That is the story of the e-pics. Hopefully it'll all work out! :)

Brittney *Melton*

Wii Fit GIVEAWAY!!!!

How awesome is this!!! Blogger La Petite Chic is having a Wii FIT GIVEAWAY

I would love one of these things... she's giving away a Wii console along with the Wii Fit!!! My dad has one of these and they are a blast. You really do burn a sweat, because it's about concentration and balance. I think it helps with your posture too.

What if Derik and I could have our very own :)
Brittney *Melton*

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Work on a Sunday :(

I'm working today :( But, I'm trying to remind myself of what's ahead.

1. TODAY is EXACTLY 6 months until the wedding! :) Halleluia!!!
3. This week is Thanksgiving! Even though I have to work on Thanksgiving day, I have Friday off :)

and drumroll please....................

4. We're taking our engagement pics on SATURDAY!!!!

When the time comes, check out our photographer's blog. She'll probably post a few for you to see :)

Brittney *Melton*

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fun "tid-bits"

This is a fun post on what I've seen this week :)

How cute are these to-do lists... I LOVE this site and seem to want to print EVERYTHING on it!

I think these would be a cute idea for my wedding shoes. they have BLUE soles.... 
Oh and also, wouldn't these be a cute idea for my "something blue"?

This site I recently found has TONS of cute DIY stuff. Most for weddings... but they also have some cute ideas for everyday!

This baker has been on Martha Stewart and has a blog called "Bakerella" - she makes the CUTEST things and actually one of her signatures is the "cupcake pop" - check it out!


Brittney *Melton*

Custom Camera Strap GIVEAWAY!!!!

THIS IS AWESOME! Being a "newly" photographer... I love ANYTHING to do with cameras and photography.

How cute are these? AND - how awesome would it be to win one???!!!

Hope I'm the lucky winner! :)

Brittney *Melton*

thanks Steph!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008



Brittney *Melton*

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"The Perfect PAIR"

The reason I chose this name now - is because this is where I feel like I am.

I feel that even though I use this blog to show some of my designs/photography. It has become WAY more of a wedding blog. Getting my ideas and thoughts out there...

I'm so excited to see what these next 6 months hold. Today we made the deposit for our cakes :) The next BIG items on our list are:

#1 - FINISHING THE GUEST LIST (this has to be the worst headache for any bride)
#2 - Going and picking out our Invitations (this should be fun right - oh wait, we can't do this until the # of guests is decided - haha)
#3 - to DJ or not to DJ??? Yes, this is still the question.
#4 - taking engagement pics!!! This will happen on Nov. 29th
#5 - Save The Dates - This will happen sometime after Nov. 29th - when we get our engagement pics. I will be making them, so look for that in the next few months :)

Who knows... maybe 6 months from now :) :) :) It'll be a BRAND NEW kind of blog. You know - the kind where you're married :)

Brittney *Melton*

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SUCH a FUN Weekend!

I got back from LBK last night (Monday) and can I just say, that this was such a fun-AWESOME weekend! I did NOT want to go home. Well, I mean, I never really want to go home. But, I DEFINITELY didn't want to this last weekend.

I left Saturday morning (REAL early) and I got to go to the Tech/OSU game! Can I say - AWESOME GAME! That was the MOST fun I've had EVER! Derik and I may go to MORE than one game, if we can help it, next year :)

We didn't really have an agenda - which I love! We hung out and each took naps and ate some Which Wich :) Obviously, we had the game to go to. Which - did I say it was awesome... cause it was.

We ate breakfast with some friends on Sunday morning and got some Starbucks :) Then we just relaxed and watched TV. We decided to do some cooking :) which was SO MUCH FUN! We made our grocery lists and actually went and rented some movies. We made some stir fry (yum) and I made Derik some Taco Soup that he can eat for meals this week. We rented and watched 2 MOVIES! First was M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" - that was so wierd, crazy, and freaky all at the same time. So, we decided we'd watch "Get Smart" to get over the scariness. I'm SO glad we did - what a FUNNY movie! We re-wound parts like 5 times to rewatch them - we were laughing and bawling... I LOVED IT. I have not laughed with Derik that much in SO LONG!

Monday we ran some errands. We returned movies and went to pay off our couches that Derik bought. We also went to J. Keith's Jewelry to buy Derik's wedding band. He's allergic to certain metals, so we got a tungsten metal band instead of a white gold band. We decided to get it now because the only other time we could get it (from J. Keith) would be at Derik's graduation - that would be way too busy of a weekend... so, we ordered it this weekend. Derik will bring it home for Thanksgiving - I already told him that he COULDN'T wear it except to see if it fit. He gave me such a hard time saying I couldn't try on my wedding band - which I haven't!

We came back to Derik's apartment and ate some yummy Taco Soup and the rest of Monday we again each took naps... it was a pretty lazy weekend... but I LOVED THAT!

I had a crazy plane ride home - turbulence THE WHOLE WAY! And I had a layover in Dallas... with MORE turbulence to Austin... there were thunderstorms. I NEVER want to fly like that again... it was bumping constantly.

For now, I'm back home (safe) and ready for Derik to come home for Thanksgiving Break!!!
Some pics for you! :)

So, this is us at the beginning of the game - it was pretty cold ALREADY!


Guns Up for the Red Raiders :) See how cold I was!?

My plane ride view (before the storm) - such a BEAUTIFUL SUNSET.
Reminded me of God's promises!

Love you all!

Brittney *Melton*

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


and today is 199!

We've made it to the hundred's ladies :)

Brittney *Melton*

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

200 Day Countdown! :)

This post explains itself :)

Brittney *Melton*

oh - and make sure you GO VOTE! :)