New Tarver Blog Site

October 9, 2009 at 3:01 am (Everyday)

Here is our new blog site-  We’d love to hear from all of you!


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50% Off Sale

October 9, 2009 at 1:53 am (Everyday)

Swanky Panky Designs is having a fall sale. Everything in the store is 50% off. Check it out- Thanks for checking ’em out!

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The Bachelorette Party!

September 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm (Everyday)

Friday night my girlfriends threw me a bachelorette party. We had an awesome time! We had dinner at Chelino’s downtown then went on a scavenger hunt. At the end of the night we met up with the guys, who were having a bachelor party for David. Here are a few pictures from the night:




Thank you ladies for an amazing time!  Love you all!

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One Week!!!

August 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm (Everyday)

I don’t even know where to BEGIN! One week from today I will become Mrs. April Tarver. The feelings and emotions I am experiencing are unbelievable! 

To my future husband- Words cannot express how happy you make me.  You make me feel so very special.  I am so proud of you, and the Spiritual leader you are.  I cannot WAIT to begin our lives together as husband and wife.  I know God has some amazing things in store for us and am so excited to see what they are.  I promise to ALWAYS put God first and you second.    I look forward to serving beside you for the rest of our lives.  I love you more than you’ll ever know!  (Gotta stop or I’m going to start crying!)

As far as the wedding, we’ve just got a few (small) things to get done.  My goal is so get those done this weekend so next week we can both TRY to relax…and enjoy it, of course. 

Tonight my girlfriends are taking me out for my bachlorette party.  And the guys are taking David out for his bachlor party.  We are SO super stoked (yes, I said stoked)!  And we are so thankful that each one of them  is in our lives.  There are no other friends we’d rather do life with.

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Engagement Pictures

August 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm (Everyday)

David and I had our engagement pictures taken the other night by Leslie, Courtni’s sister. We had such a great time and they turned out SO good. Thanks Leslie!  Here are just a few (I could really post a ton):








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One More Month!

August 4, 2009 at 6:37 pm (Everyday)

One month from today is our wedding date.  We are so stinkin’ excited!  God has been so good to us and has provided in so many ways.  We just have a little bit more to do before the wedding and are looking forward to being able to rest.  Here is an update on my to-do list (man, I love lists!):

* Order wedding dress
* Make sure bridesmaids have their dress
* Music
* Decorations
* Cake
* Centerpieces for reception- know what I’m doing just need to get a few things
* Invitiations made (already designed-just need to be made)
* Register
* Get David’s ring
* Flower girl
* Ring bearer
* Flowers- got the bridal bouquets and boutonnieres done…have corsages left to make
* Photographer– got the best one in the world!
* Program- going to make these myself…just waiting for all the info to put in them
* Food servers
* Toasting glasses
* Napkins
* Gown accessories (jewelry, etc.)
* Unity candle
* Make flower girl basket
* Unity candle holder
* Bubbles
* Make favors- working on these
* Get dress altered
* Engagement pictures- getting these done tonight!
* Tuxes

Thanks to everyone who has helped out! We really appreciate it and could NOT have done it without you. Can’t wait to see you on September 4th!

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Recent Convo with David

August 3, 2009 at 3:53 pm (Everyday)

Here is a recent conversation between David and me…

Me:  Lately my left arm has been really sore.
David:  Wonder why.
Me:  I thought maybe I had slept on it wrong but then I realized it’s this ROCK on my finger!
David:  {Big Grin!}

I got quite a kick out of this.

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Should We Dust?

July 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm (Everyday)

Monday evening I was cooking dinner and looked at the kitchen table and saw this…IN DUST! Yikes!


Cute but really gross!

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Another Proposal Picture

July 29, 2009 at 2:06 pm (Everyday)

Here is a picture taken by a professional photographer.

Picture 137

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The Proposal!

July 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm (Everyday)

I officially got proposed to this weekend!!  And it was awesome!  This weekend at the South Oklahoma City campus we held a garage sale to raise money to build wells in Africa to provide clean drinking water.  People from the church donated anything and everything.  It was crazy!  We went Friday night to help set up for it and were to be back at the church Saturday morning at 6:30.  We got there and got into a huddle to talk about how the garage sale would work and to divide up into groups.  After we divided up, our pastor, Trevor, called everyone back together to pray before we kicked everything off.  Trevor said, “David” and I thought he was going to ask David to pray.  Then he said, “Do you have something you want to say?”  David said he would like to thank everyone for being there with us that day and I immediately began shaking.  I was so nervous!  He then reached in his pocket, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him.  It took EVERYTHING I had to keep my composure.  Of course I said yes! It was so cool because alot of our friends got to be there.   Here are a few pictures:




Our wedding date is set for September 4, 2009.  I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with Mr. David Tarver!

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