Did you know that guys just want the woman that they love to be near them as they work, play a game, fix a truck, or just watch TV? Dr. Eggerichs, in his insightful book Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs, taught me this point again: When my husband says he just wants me near him, that is just what he wants! This winter Stephen was working on his truck, and he invited me to come sit out in the garage near him as he worked; I had lots of lessons to plan and grading to do because of teaching, so I balked for a while, Continue reading
On the north side of Kawaii this lighthouse stands, and we enjoyed gazing at it and walking up around it. Here are more scenes from our trip to Kawaii, Hawaii last June:
My wedding flowers mixed country wildflowers with sophisticated peonies and spray roses in an explosion of joy that lasted a whole month! My friend Bri works at Andrew’s Garden, and she created a beautiful bouquet for me.
The above photo is by Ryn Manby Photography. And here are some photos that I took:
Have you ever lost something and thought you might never see it again? My husband gave me my wedding present a few months early, and I love it! The watch had crystals on it, so I could wear it to our wedding, and I love this photo that our photographer, Ryn Manby, captured of it:
After I got my teaching job, I was quickly sorting and gathering things in our crawl space, and my wedding watch disappeared from my wrist! I looked all through the house, and I even called the movie theater where I thought I might have lost it. I started coming to grips with the realization that I lost the wedding present from my groom, and I cried. I had this hunch that I would find it someday, but I stopped looking.
Is it harder for older sisters to get married? Yes, I think it is. Birth order does matter; older children just have different pressures and experiences than their younger siblings, and this can influence their love lives. Especially this holiday season I’ve seen more Google searches that lead older sisters to my article “My Younger Sister is Getting Married, and I’m Still Single” that I wrote two and a half years ago; now it is time to follow up that piece. What has happened with my love life? What have I learned since then?
Two whole months have passed since Stephen and I said, “I do,” to each other, and it seems like the wedding was just a few weeks ago! We are still waiting for the whole batch of our wedding photos, but Ryn, our creative photographer sent us a sneak peak that have just whet our appetites. Here’s some more images of our wonderful wedding day:
The colors of this photo just make me want to laugh!
I appreciate everyone who prayed for us–those prayers sure worked.
I’m so thankful my Mom could be there to help me into my dress.
This photo feels like it just came from a bridal magazine!
I’m so thankful for all my beautiful ladies. 🙂
And my handsome Man.
And that my Dad made it to the ceremony, and that I could have a special moment with him.
My brother escorted me down the aisle, and I felt so blessed to have him AND my Dad helping me.
We are so thankful to be married to each other!
And for all the support from our wonderful family.
These photos by Ryn Manby (see more of her wonderful work at Ryn Manby Photography) just make me smile!! Stephen and I are SO HAPPY that we picked Ryn to capture our day, that we married each other, and we are so thankful for all the brilliant people that have been part of our lives.
Now, on to the next adventure!
P.S. We enjoyed using this as one of our registries:
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Stephen and I have been married for one month! If I had to describe our wedding in one word, it would be the word “joy.” Stephen and I waited 36 and 34 years for each other, so there was an explosion of joy in our hearts and in our family and friends when we finally got to vow our faithfulness and love to each other on June 18th, 2016.