Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Saying "Yes" To The Dress.

Hey Team!!

So sorry it has been a while since I posted anything. A lot has been going on with both Derek and I. Derek has been having a lot of trouble with his arm still with the pain. It was so bad he wasn't going to the MATC. He can't even walk because the pressure he would need to put through his arm would be unbareable. He's still going strong without his fentanyl, and he is on new pain meds that he seems to like, which is always a plus! On top of that we both got sick and my sleep cycle has been SO off lately. Needless to say it's been quite a 2 weeks for us, and still going...

We are hoping that Derek will have surgery at the end of the month to put in the little piece of bone he is still missing in his arm. From what we were told he won't need to stay in the hospital, he can leave the same day since it is that small. Thank goodness.

Now on to other exciting wedding news! As I told you all about 2 weeks ago I was heading home for the weekend to get my wedding dress!! It's funny, going through this whole process it kinda hit me, but it didn't. I mean when Derek and I found out that we were the winners of this amazing contest we were astonished. It was and still is such a blessing to us to have been able to receive this, but it still didn't hit me then. Then came looking at two beautiful venues and choosing which one we would have our celebration in. I thought it hit me then that whole "wow, this is really happening. I'm really getting married" thing, but I was wrong. It wasn't until I entered L'fay bridal and saw all the gowns around me that it started to finally sink in. I got to look around and pick out dresses to try on, on top of the one beautiful gown they had picked out for me. WOW the dresses were beautiful!! I won't say which one I chose, but the first dress I tried on I knew..I just knew it. Once I started getting everything put together with it - my shoes, the veil, the headpiece, the sash, it all become that much more real for me. I felt like a BRIDE!

The day that all little girls dream about from what they are going to wear, the colors, to who that special man will be, is all finally coming true. I was thrilled my Mom, Derek's mom and Aunt were able to be there with me. I wish my grandma and Aunt could have been a part of it but they had somthing to do (didn't wanna leave you guys out of it!). It was a wonderful day. Thank you SO MUCH L'Fay Bridal in Chatham, NJ for being so awesome and making that day spectacular for me.

In other news, other things are starting to get done as well! Lots of packages have arrived to my house with all our wedding things, my girls are starting to get their dresses in, our family is starting to pick out their dresses and oh my goodness are they just gorgeous. My little winter wedding is going to be better then what I have dreamed it would be.

Thank you again Venus Jewelers, and all the donors for all you have given to us. Thank you to my family for being so awesome throughout this all. Derek and I love you all!


  1. So excited for you. Praying for Derek's surgery and relief from the pain in his arm. Want you to be able to take his arm to walk back down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs. McConnell with huge smiles not hampered by pain.

  2. It's so good to hear from you, it's been awhile. So sorry to hear about you both being ill, and I will be praying for Derek's arm surgery, that this resolves the pain and that he heals quickly.
    I can hear the excitement in your voice as you speak about your wedding plans and I am so happy for you both. Krystina you will be a beautiful bride & Derek will be a handsome groom, and I am happy that it finally hit you, you're getting married.....yeah.....