Thursday, August 20, 2009


I've been busy. Very blissfully busy.

On Monday we picked up Silas and Katie from the airport in Portland. It was, without a doubt, the LONGEST drive to Portland of my life. (Did I mention my immature loathing of waiting?) But, amazingly, I survived. Silas's plane did not crash, so all the nightmares that kept me from sleeping the night before were, in fact, ridiculous. (You probably already knew this. Leave me alone. Neh. Did I ASK for your opinion? No.)

I can't even tell you how much I enjoy their company. It's funny to have my childhood friend and my fiance both here at the same time. It makes for some interesting conversation, especially as they've never met before. After Katie and Silas finished discussing Paradise Lost and The Divine Comedies Katie turned to me and said "You didn't tell me he READS!?" (Katie is going to be an English major this year.) I said "I told you he was awesome." To which she replied "Yes, but you didn't tell me he READS!!!!"

The list of things I still have to do before the wedding, while manageable, is somewhat long. I claim that I am doing a pretty good job of getting things done while socializing with Silas and Katie. Last night I assembled all the wedding cakes while they ran errands for me, Katie and I reminisced about our childhood, and Silas filled me in on his friends from Pittsburgh. (I meet a good number of them tomorrow - super nervous. If any of Silas's friends are reading this; please like me, I have cupcakes. And I can pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time. See! I'm cool!) Today I'm decorating the cakes.

I wish I had pictures of all the stuff I've been doing lately to show you. But I just don't. Been too busy to even think about getting out my camera. (Plus, my camera kind of sucks. And eats batteries. Consumes is better. No, devours is really a better word.) I wish I was documenting all of this craziness. But I just haven't had the time. I could be doing that instead of blogging. But, I mean, that's kind of a ridiculously rhetorical suggestion.

The marriage license has been gotten. It was SUPER easy. We didn't even need ID. How crazy is that? I mean, what if we were actually Bonnie and Clyde. Would they know? NO THEY WOULD NOT! First of all, everything was filled out on a computer before we went up there to the counter, which was great because it made sure we didn't miss fields and we didn't have to spell out names to anyone. Silas was beside himself with the bureaucratic efficiency of it all. I was amused by the fact that the drop down menu where you stated how many times you'd been married before went all the way up to eight. If you've been married more than eight times though, you're kind of out of luck and just have to choose "other".

Everything is coming together now, and the fact that there isn't that THAT much for me to do is kind of freaking me out because I feel like I've missed something major. I can't seem to explain to myself that I actually did not leave everything till the last minute. It's so unlike me. Plus, the whole not having a ton to do means I have time to think about the fact that the day after tomorrow I'm going to be Elisabeth Snider. And while that makes me wildly happy, it also makes me feel kind of strange. But then, I am kind of strange, so maybe it's my normalcy. Ha!

Anyways, I foresee myself being too busy to blog for the next couple days. See you on the other side!


  1. I am super excited for you both and looking forward to celebrating (albeit from afar) your union.

    Aunt Cindy

  2. I don't even know you in real life and I'm so happy for you. I've enjoyed reading your blog and I hope you continue to blog after your married.

    Your getting to experience the blessings of the Lord from the pinnacle of obedience.

    I leave you with a biblical blessing....
    Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah (er Elisabeth), and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.


  3. Congratulations! I've been an online friend of your mom (Terri) for quite a few years. I can't remember exactly how many right off hand, so forgive me. I wish you both every happiness, much love and many blessings from the Lord.

    In Christian Love,
    (NE of Pittsburgh about 1.5 hours near Cook's Forest)


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