{The Father of mercies and God of all comfort}

Monday, May 24, 2010

Perfect Fit

I went to have my wedding dress altered today. I put it on with the undergarments and the shoes and it fits PERFECTLY. The seamstress does not have to alter it at all! She is going to sew the hooks on it for the bustle and we're home free. It was the absolute perfect length with my shoes. I'm stoked!

Also, check out the wedding website: mywedding.com/recilly
Invitations are in the mail! Yay. It's getting closer, it almost feels real!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

....blah....

so, I finally graduated college! Go  me. Two colleges and one major change later I am a Baylor Alumni.
I have also finished the wedding invitations. They go out Monday and I would have posted pictures, but I don't want to ruin the surprise. Dress fitting tomorrow, I'm sure the dress still fits! I've gained like three pounds since I ordered it; I know impressive, I'm proud.

Monday, May 10, 2010

TAG . . . Every picture has a story

*Here is my eighth picture in my eighth album*

 6 Years
Ryan and I were celebrating our six year anniversary at his house in Bryan. We watched "UP" and ate Gumby's pizza. We actually celebrated after the fact since our anniversary was on a Monday (boo); we had to wait until the following weekend to play. We went home for unknown reasons and saw a movie at Edward's theater and ate dinner at Saltgrass. Then on Sunday we headed back to school where we spent Sunday night with pizza and a movie. I'm clearly more excited about this than Ryan.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Désolée

Today was Senior Send-off Sunday at my church. The seniors stood up and we were prayed over, much needed prayer of course. We were also given a book called "Just Do Something" by Kevin DeYoung. I read the forward and the first chapter and it was exactly what I needed. I've been petitioning God for several months about showing me where he wants me to go and what he wants me to be doing and to no avail all I hear is WAIT. Well I go through these cycles of deciding to let God have my worries and anxieties, but then I pick them back up and freak out. At the end of last week, I decide to give it back to God. I prayed for peace and told him I'm not okay with things right now and I'm not okay with having a hard life. I woke up the next morning, as many times before, with utter peace in my heart. I did not fret over the trivialities of life, but let God destroy those anxious thoughts. I know that I cannot keep them at bay, but I will depend on God each day to renew this spirit of peace in me.

Back to the book. The first chapter says "my goal is...to help you hear God telling you to get off the long road to nowhere and finally make a decision". This brings me to my fears of graduating college and growing up. After five years of being educated it is time. I've been thinking lately that maybe getting married now was not the best decision, that maybe we should have stuck with December. This is not to say that the person I'm marrying is not right, because he is SO right, but I mean the timing; it's always been off for us. Anyway, this quote showed me that this is right and the timing is not an obstacle. So what if we're not going to have money and my job will not be ideal and Ryan will still be in school! God said do something, so I'm encouraged with this book already! Ryan and I are right, so this decision is made and it will glorify God. He is the reason for waking up in the morning and sharing this passion with my husband (in 76 days) will bring us to rejoice in Christ!
Assurance of our faith in Christ

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ouch

I have decided that life is hard. No matter how you spin it for me. It will probably always be hard and that makes me want to petition God to make it better. I'm not okay with life always being hard...

I've also decided that I may never get a job and that my blog life will never be interesting.

Ouch.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sweet Treats

The lingerie shower was on Saturday, good times! I got some, shall I say, fun stuff for the wedding. My friends are amazing and everything was really great. I still have two gifts coming in the mail! Can't wait. ;) We went to Elite Circle Grille for dinner and then to Amber and Jessica's apartment for the rest of the festivities. The name of the party was "Cecilly's Sweet Treats", and everything was pink and orange.

They made me wear a tiara and a garter
Amber and Jessica made me a card with my gift and photoshopped my face onto Victoria's Secret models. Hilarious.
We played a game in which I had to guess what Ryan's answers were to 10 questions and put on a piece of lingerie if I got it wrong and I did horribly! I only got 50% correct. But I knew the most important questions.
The awesome favors!
It was a great party and a fun tid-bit: Ryan's sisters bought me the most scandalous item, so far. . .

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I am going to post pictures of last night today, but I'm going to hang with some friends and possibly crawfish boil at the church. I really love my church here in Waco and my friends and will be really sad to leave it. However, I know God's got some things waiting and I've been waiting for these for a while. I'm in love with this life he's given me.

We've been reading through first John for the past few weeks at church and today we touched on the verses 11-16 in chapter four. That Jesus is the propitiation for our sins and that God is love and his love abides in us! This topic hits close to home on a lot of things going on in my life and it's very hard to love sometimes, but if we are Christians and we know the love of God then we show that love to everyone, no excuses. If we do not love others we hate them; there is no in between. It's a hard piece of scripture to digest, but necessary.