Monday, April 13, 2009

Less Than A Week Away (The Groom's Perspective)

Well, as you can all see my darling Rebecca is a lot more adept at keeping up on this blog than I am. But, I was thinking about blogging today too, so here is goes.

Six days now, until I get to officially call Rebecca Mrs. Thompson. Seems like only yesterday we met, then not too long after that I proposed and here's the wedding day fast approaching. When we talked about having a spring wedding that seemed so far off, now here we are. There are a lot of last minute things to do, but to be honest (and maybe this is a guy thing) I'm not all that stressed out about any of it. Rebecca has been great about getting everything organized and there's a lot more to do on her end than mine. We have all the big things done. Caterer, musician, venue, Reverend, photographer, honeymoon.

Most of my family and friends are coming in from out of town and they've all made their plans and will be here. Both of us are really blessed with the riches of friends and family that love us both. The weather this time of year in Utah is a bit unpredictable. For instance tonight rain is moving in that may get cold enough to turn to snow on Wednesday. But, by Friday temperatures will be in the 50s with highs in the 60s expected for the wedding day. In Cozumel, the highs have been in the 80s. That will be nice.

The house is coming together. We have the upstairs pretty settled with a guest bedroom serving as wedding central right now. This weekend we bought some rugs and new comforter for the bedroom and we got them really cheap as Penney's had them all on sale. Only downer was Emma trying to eat our rug. I quickly put a stop to that. The downstairs has been slower to come together. Though I do now have an office set up and two guest bedrooms. Still a number of boxes to unpack there and things to put away. We've both realized we still need to get rid of things that we have too much of - glassware seems to be a biggie. Summer garage sale on the horizon!!! The house still needs some work. Minor items on the roof, leaky toliet, drywall in downstairs basement, fence, lots of painting. Plenty of items to spend our tax return money on and plenty to do over time. Need to buy a lawn mower and weed eater, too. I've avoided lawn work for nearly 20 years. I guess its time to get back out there again.

Rebecca bought me U2's latest album "No Line On the Horizon". They have a song called "Magnificent" and the chorus goes "Only love, only love can leave such a mark; But only love, only love can heal such a scar: Justified till we die, you and I will magnify, The Magnificant" Rebecca has healed my scars and makes me feel magnificant every day. Our journey through life has only just begun.

Please be safe in your travels this week. We are grateful all of you can be here this coming weekend for this glorius day and should you happen to see my parents with a blank look on their face on Sunday that's to be expected. They didn't think they would ever see their only son get married. But, then I met Rebecca and my world change forever...

See you all soon.

Less than a week!

I can't believe the time is here! In less than one week, we will be Mr. and Mrs. Scott Thompson. I'm so excited!

This is the exhausting part. The final details. Picking up the dress, the tuxes, making sure family and friends arrive safely and are comfortable. Doing the flowers, the centerpieces, packing for the honeymoon (woohoo, Cozumel!), arranging transportation, finalizing numbers, organizing payments to the vendors, getting everyone together for the rehearsal and dinner, and HAVING FUN!!!

We are so touched by the number of people who are traveling to be with us. It makes the day even more special to know that we are so rich with loving friends and family. We can't wait to see all of you.

Travel safely.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kramba the Butterfly

My 7-year-old nephew, Chase, has been studying butterflies in school. As part of the class, the teacher had several caterpillars, and the class was able to watch the life cycle as they spun their chrysalis' and then hatched into butterflies. If students wanted, they could then take a butterfly home. Those that were not taken home were released on a warm day.

Chase was very excited to bring home his butterfly. He named it Kramba. My sister built a butterfly house for him, and Chase packed the butterfly with him all over the house, to the bedroom, the kithen, and the bathroom.

A day later, there was a death in my brother-in-law's family, and they needed to fly to South Dakota for the funeral. Sarah called, asking if Scott and I would take Kramba. Keep in mind, a butterfly's life span is only about a week, and they were going to be gone for 5 days. Chase is so sensitive, but we tried to explain that Kramba might not be alive when he got back. He understood.

I am happy to announce that Kramba the Butterfly survived his week at Aunt Becca's and is now back at home with Chase. Phew! I don't know why I felt so much pressure to keep that thing alive! Probably because I can't stand to see Chase hurt or upset.

Chase is planning on releasing the butterfly so it has a chance to fly.