Always a bridesmaid, finally a bride

18 years ago tonight I was celebrating my final night of being single with some of my dearest friends and family!  The next day is when I would finally be walking down the aisle to marry my prince!  Maybe one of these days I’ll get our “how we met” story posted here on the blog. I promise, its a great story. But thats for another day.  We had another market today with The Scrunchie Sisters so its been a busy weekend and I don’t have a lot of time tonight to write.

Always a bridesmaid

After being in 8 weddings prior to my own, I was beginning to believe that I’d always be the one in the colored dress…not the white one.  Here’s a few pictures of some of those weddings. Without having social media and the phones we have today, finding pictures from these weddings proved to be a challenge.


But, you just never know when Mr. Right will step into your life.  For me, it was when I was 29.  During my twenties I did so much.  I graduated college, moved to Tucson, then to Dallas where I met the two girls in the bridesmaid pics below.  These two Oklahoma Sooners took me under their wing and I became not only their roommate, but their adopted Sooner fan! I also traveled to London and Scotland with a friend from high school, went to many college football games, vacationed in Florida and Cancun and went on a cruise. My twenties were a fun time in my life, but I’d be lying if I wasn’t always hoping I’d meet my Mr. Right!  I desperately wanted to get married and have a family.  About a week or two before meeting my now husband of 18 years, I had just succumbed to the fact I needed to move back home to AZ! Once I get that story written, I’ll add a link to it!

My advice

If I have any advice for young women out there who are still single…don’t settle. Make sure the guy you’re with treats you like a princess. Don’t rush to get married just because all your other friends are walking down the aisle. Wait until you find the right one!  I dated several guys who were definitely NOT the right one and I’m thankful I didn’t stay in those relationships. Huge red flag is if they don’t treat your animals, family or close friends with respect. Be sure to get out of that relationship as fast as possible. Most of all, really believe that someday your prince WILL come! And until he does, do the things in life that make YOU happy!

Until tomorrow!

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