Here in the desert, we're just being lazy today. I wanted to share some pictures of the engagement gifts I gave Brendan. Did you know it is customary to give your husband-to-be an engagement present? While I didn't think I could find anything as grand as the ring he gave me, it's the thought that counts, right?
It was hard to find just the right thing. I wanted something that would be really personal and also something that Brendan would like. I found a photographer in Lubbock (while visiting my friend Em) that made these...my friend Erica once gave me one of these with my initials, so I knew what they were. Brendan loves photography, and even better, I was able to pick each picture from a selection of 50+ photos for each letter. It was a project, but I felt like it came out really nicely. The E is reminiscent of old signs, which Brendan loves. The G is the end of a park bench, which felt so fitting because we fell in love taking walks to different parks in Lake Charles. The A and N are bits of fence post (behind the N there is a deer, but you can't see it so well in this picture) that remind me of Midland, where we live now. I had the photographer frame it in a basic black mat and frame; Brendan says he loves it. I also wrote him a sweet note about how I'm so excited that we're going to be a family.
|Sorry for the ceiling fan reflection, we've already hung it in the living room.|
I've always loved monograms, so taking his last name has definitely given me an all new excuse to have fun with personalization. I tried not to go too overboard with it on the registries. As a little addition to Brendan's engagement present, I made these wine glass charms:
|E is for Egan :)|
Happy day & happy Father's day!
<3 S, B, L&Z