I got home from church and wanted to post a blog. However, I had no idea what to blog about. I had some ideas but nothing sounded that great. So I decided that I would do a post about Chris and I from our engagement to just after we were married. We shall start with out engagement photo session with non other then the wonderful Melissa Robel.
We technically had two sessions. The first was the night before this picture but we got to the Greenway a little too late because the lighting was not to great. We went out the next day and headed to the Capital. Chris was mid cold and not feeling well but he was a trooper and the pictures turned out wonderful.
** Yes...I know I just noticed I spelled Engagement wrong on the photo**
We head on now to my 20th birthday! All I wanted for my birthday was to be with Chris and to go to the Florida State Men's Basketball game against University of Miami. They won and then we went back to the bachelor pad and had ice cream cake with some friends.
A few months go by and the month of our wedding comes up. My best friend MacKenzie Mayo came into Tallahassee a little over a week before the wedding to help us out and to just spend time with each other. We have been friends since fourth grade and when I moved to Florida at 13 years old we made sure we would always keep in touch with one another. On May 13, 2009 we went to get our marriage license. MacKenzie documented the whole week leading up to our wedding.
In this picture I am pointing to the Marriage License part of the sign, whereas Chris proceeds to point at the Official Record part of the sign. Silly boys...
The marriage day is getting closer and closer. My dress was nearly done. I had Sister Webb put the sleeves on my dress and she did an amazing job. I am so grateful to have meet and got to know her. She has become one of my most favorite people to talk to and learn from. Every time I went over to see her it would take about 10 minutes to do whatever for the dress but I would end up staying and talking to her for a least a hour. I always left there feeling more at ease with everything especially what to except when it came to the Temple. The Sunday before our wedding was the last fitting and from there I was able to take the dress with me.
I was five days away from being sealed for time and all eternity to the love of my life and everything was falling into place. MacKenzie came with me to the Webb's house for the final hurrah!
I look back at this picture and just can't believe that I'm married. It was just yesterday that we were dressed up in pioneer clothing running around in her back yard pretending to live back in the 1800's. Or playing with her American Girl dolls for hours on end and STILL doing that every time we get together (seriously we do... I was there two Christmas ago and we played with them. HAHA). I remember staying up late into the hours and playing our made up "tree" game. And of course I remember our amazing times at girl's camp where we sang Hum Plaka Plaka every chance we got. It's just crazy thinking that now my other best friend is a man that I love and care for more then anything in the world and who cares and loves me just as much.
The day finally came May 22nd and we were off to the Temple for our 3:00p.m. sealing. I rained all day... excuse me, actually it POURED all day. Not just a little sprinkle, it poured with huge puddles of water on the ground. We were hoping for a cloudy day but didn't expect a rain storm that occur for three days straight across the state of Florida. But it was the best day ever and I will always remember and cherish it.
I decided to put a funny picture here because that's how we do.
The day after our sealing was the reception back in Tallahassee. All I can say is that it was pretty hopping. The food was great, the company was every better, and it was amazing celebrating the start of our new life together with those we love.
Everything went amazingly well. We were sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity and we were ready to start our new life with one another. I am so blessed and I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for blessing me with a wonderful husband and friend who cares and loves me.