What a FUN, busy, crazy, exciting, life changing week!!!!!!!!!
JACOB AND I ARE MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could not be any more happy and excited to call him my husband! The wedding was PERFECT!!! I was a little nervous before the wedding, just nerves and excitement, but my WONDERFUL bridesmaids Amber and Jill and the BEST matron of honor IN THE WORLD Tara took such good care of me! We laughed and sang in our dressing room along with my precious mom and my sweet friend (who happens to be an INCREDIBLE photographer... chriseldaphotography.com) joined in with us! It was such a sweet time in my life. About 1 minute before the wedding was supposed to start the wedding coordinator came into our room and said that the line to get in was out the door and they had to go get more chairs to set up!!! It was crazy! I NEVER imagined we would have the turn out that we did. EVERY...and I mean EVERY chair in the youth building was FULL! We had over 300 guests. Jacob and I were so moved and humbled to see the people who came to love and support us!! Finally after we got people chairs and got them seated it came time to walk down the aisle. My sweet daddy said a prayer for me right before the doors opened. He was AMAZING! As we walked down aisle my only focus was Jacob, he had precious tears in his eyes as did I and we were truly "lost in the moment." My dad kissed me and told me how proud he was, then he gave me away to the most amazing man I have ever known. The wedding was perfect!! Brent did great!! The reception WAS A BLAST! We still have people talking about how much fun it was! We never left the dance floor!! It truly was the most fun I have ever had in my entire life!!!!! I was so blessed by everyone's presence and the love the filled the room! I was even more thankful for my mom and Sommer's sexy dance moves!! And everyone else who danced the night away!! ha! Thank each of you for making that day..the most special day of my life! The friends and family that attended were those who truly care about us and the commitment we made before God. It was amazing to see the body of Christ rise up and support us! THANK YOU!
Now to the honeymoon! Although I haven't had time to upload pictures yet I will post some soon!!! It was soooooo much fun!! We took a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Caymon, and Cozumel! It was fun fun fun!! So relaxing and so much wonderful food and service! We had a beautiful cabin that had a big window to see out onto the ocean at all times! That was really neat. We also went snorkeling, that was a little scary but sooo much fun!!! The best part of all--we got to swim with the stingrays...WILD stingrays! It was so amazing!! The adult stingrays were seriously 6 feet across which is longer than I am tall!! It was incredible!! I am so glad to be home though!!! My parents picked us up from the airport on Sunday evening. We went to their house to grab my things and eat dinner! We grilled hamburgers out on the grill and then Jacob and I finally headed home about 10:00pm. When we got home we found that my parents had fully stocked our pantry our fridge and freezer!! They washed and filled up my car and took care of things while we were away. I truly was brought to tears.
They did ABSOLUTELY everything...I mean EVERYTHING for the wedding. NO HELP! (except the help of Jacob and myself of course!!) They paid for, set up, tore down and did everything alone!! They are AMAZING people. I can see the light of God shine through them everyday in the way the serve others and the way they serve one another!! I could not imagine my life without them right now. They are front and center to watch us grow in this most special time of our lives.
Mom and Dad- I know I could never thank you enough for all you've done for both Jacob and myself, but I want you to know that we both are so blessed by the both of you each and every day of our lives. From the small things like coming over and helping me catch up on laundry, or doing some electrical work, to the HUGE things like putting on a wedding just the two of you, you guys are always there for us!!! I miss seeing you guys daily but I know we are just right down the street!!! Thank you again for your ever so present role in mine and Jacob's lives! We both love you more than you guys know!! XOXOXO
Like I said these past few weeks have been perfect! So much more than I could of ever imagined!! Our home is finished and soooo precious!! I love coming "home" to it!! I love making supper and doing the laundry (i am certain that will pass...haha) but I love everything about being a wife. Especially laying in bed with the one I love just discussing life and discussing our day!! God is sooo good and so faithful! We are blessed and thankful for each of you!! Pictures...LOTS of pictures will be coming soon!