Monday, December 09, 2013

Wedding photos

Wow-- I can hardly believe I've been married for three months! I can also hardly believe that I'm just now posting these. 
Whew! Time flies. 
I really wanted to post all of my pictures... all several hundred of them. But I don't think Blogger would like me all that much if I attempted that, so I'm picking out some of my favorites. Some that capture what the day was like for Ryan and I. I hope that for those of you dear friends and family who couldn't make it to the wedding, these might give a little taste of what it was like! 
Without further ado....

PS- Oh, and as the pictures might suggest, these have been the happiest three months of my life. :)

I wore my mom's dress

On my bouquet was a picture of Ryan's Dad and my Grandma; both of whom  have gone on to heaven.

My niece Damara :)

My new mother -in-law!

Praying with some of my bridesmaids before the ceremony

Ryan and I prayed together but I wouldn't let him see me until I walked down the isle. :)

Most of our favorite people all in one room!

Communion, our first act as a married couple.

VERY FIRST KISS! (And it keeps on getting better!)


The Sobie family, new and improved!

The Watters family, new and hopefully improved! 

All of our nieces and nephews! Seriously cute kids. :)

She was 17 when she wore this dress, I was 28. :)

My amazing sister did all the flowers, with help from friends! I could not have been more delighted with my beautiful bouquet! 

Seriously, now, is he not one good looking' guy!?!?!?

And none of this would have happened without our cupid, RuthAnn! <3 td="">

Friday, July 12, 2013

Engagement pictures

So excited! Our engagement photos came in the mail today! :) Ryan and I had only gotten to see a couple so it's been a blast to look through them. They make me smile. 

Nathan&Amanda Photography did an amazing job on our photos and I can't wait for them to shoot our wedding. We had so much fun during the shoot--(it's hard to find a photo where at least one of us isn't busting out laughing...oops!)--and these captured the beauty and joy of this season of Ryan and my life so well. 

One of the locations we took pictures at was the little cafe' in Wadsworth where Ryan and I had our first date. We sat at the very same spot and marveled at what God has done in just six months--brought us from strangers to friends to lovers. How amazing is THAT!? His timing is impeccable, His direction is perfect, His ways are mysterious, and His plans are good! Isaiah 30:18 comes to my mind: "...Blessed are all those who wait for Him!"