Brain Break


Written by Sarah

Hello familia and friends! Our sincerest apologies for the delay in “official” Sparah wedding media and the like. At work, we have integrated this new-ish concept of the “Brain Break.” We just stop whatever instruction is going on and for a few minutes we do something utterly unproductive and that doesn’t require too much effort. So, without further ado, this is my “Brain Break” (even though, blogging does take more effort than trying to eat a cookie off of your forehead without using your hands.)

Life has been pretty non-stop since Mr. Pathipphanith asked me to be his wife that faithful day of July 30th! By the way, thank you all again for your well wishes and prayers! I still pinch myself when I think about that day. God is so good.

Between the both of us, we have about five to six jobs, haha. No joke… There are our not-so-typical day jobs (1, 2) and our church jobs (3, 4) and SP’s freelance work (5) and wedding planning for the both of us (6!!!) But amidst it all, we are learning to survive *and* savor this very joyful season of our lives.

Even if our brains are not completely put together. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve misplaced my phone or keys or coffee cup this week. And it’s only Tuesday guys. To top today off, a very very important mentor dropped by the office for a meeting, and I tried not to bring attention to the fact that I didn’t have shoes on. Luckily, I had cute *matching* socks on...

Struggle. Anyways…

We checked off a bunch of big things off our wedding checklist pretty early (hi-five!) I absolutely love our reception venue (hint: it’s part art museum… so us.) I also said “yes” to the dress at a Breast Cancer fundraising event back in August. Five out of six of my bridesmaids have their dresses -- they are super pretty! Oh my gulay. Can’t wait to see them all together! We are now are working on registry stuff and save-the-dates. By the way, I must say that I LOVE my graphic designer. He is pretty amazing!

Speaking of “struggle”... I am learning more and more things about myself, especially under stress. I’ve always been a fairly independent person, AKA I hate asking for help. I take pride in my work. But sometimes, too much pride! Thankfully, I have an honest fiance and feisty bridesmaids who won’t let me get away with a do-it-ALL-by-yourself wedding. So, friendships… when I text you or call sometime in the near future, yes, it is because I need something from you. At least your address, so I can send the save-the-dates ;)

By the way, if you know of a lovely Christian church within or close to the loop wherein we might say our vows, we are still looking!

Welp. I hope you’ve enjoyed my “brain break” post! Talk (or text!) you all very soon!


Soon-to-be Mrs. SP