June 25, 2009

Engagement Pictures

We finally got our engagement pics taken with our wedding photographer, Bryn Weller. We had to find a new photographer about a month ago b/c the original person we booked cancelled on us for our wedding. In the end, I think we've found someone who totally fits our personalities and will capture all the wonderful moments throughout our wedding day.

These photos were taken at Devou Park in Covington, KY. Since Jeremy and I met in Cincinnati and this is our home, I really wanted a few shots with the beautiful Cincinnati Skyline in the background. Enjoy the pictures!
And one final "family" picture with our girl, Ella.
We are missing one "family" memeber, JD the cat!

June 21, 2009

To my Dad...

I hope you're having a fabulous father's day today. You just left my house after our get together and I wanted to put it out there and say how much I love you and how much you mean to me. You've always supported me and been behind me in every decision I've made in my life. I appreciate your help through all the times in my life where I've called on you for help. You've help me with car trouble, you've helped me move from city to city, you've helped my set up my house by painting and hanging curtain rods, & you've helped me understand what it means to love your family unconditionally. I hope the rest of your day is relaxing and that you get to spend time in the garage, because that's where I know you love to be!

Cheers to you Dad - I love you!

June 03, 2009

Turning 30...

A few weeks ago marked my 30th birthday. Now, when I was a teenager, 30 seems like really, really old. Like by the time you turned 30, you should have a full head of grey hair and you should have it all figured out with your life "in place".

While I certainly have a few (okay, maybe more than a few) grey hairs, I'm feeling pretty good about my 30's. Life in my 20's treated me to a few unexpected twists and turns, some good - some bad, but still, all guiding me to the place I am right now in my life. Throughout my 20's, I managed to check several things off my life's "to do list".

Finish college with a bachelors degree - Check.
Start my career, in a new city - Check.
Purchase my first house -Check.

All in all, not so bad if you ask me. One delightful thing that happen in my 20's was meeting Jeremy. Many people search their entire life for someone to share it with and I feel completely blessed knowing that I've found that special someone. It is really exciting knowing that my first year in my 30's will be celebrated in a big way - our wedding!

I'm not someone who has always dreamed about what her wedding will look like. This has been good because it has helped me to be flexible in the planning process. I've enjoyed the decision making that goes along when planning the details of a wedding. I am totally excited and thrilled to be getting married this fall. The details are fun, things like picking out my dress, choosing the flowers, and tasting lots of yummy cake!

Having said all that, the thing that excites me more than any of these details is my marriage. That's the part I'm looking forward to the most! Our marriage. I believe that marriages do work and I've witnessed it in my own family. I know that God has guided me through all those experiences in my 20's, leading me to this wonderful moment as I start my 30's, to let me know that I am ready to be married.

So while I spend time making lists of things that still need get done, and I fret over things like the font on our invitations, I know I'm making the best decision of my life. To share it with the person I love, for the rest of my life. It doesn't get much better than that.

Cheers to my 30's, I believe the best is yet to come!