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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

The Happy Couple...

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Ava Marie

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Clara Rose

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moving along...

So, everything's "moving along".  I'm SO happy that I've heard responses from so many eager to come share our joy, including family members I haven't seen in YEARS!  I started counting the numbers and it's about 280 so far that have confirmed coming!  That's great.  Keep the responses coming in.  If you're able to bring something from the Pot Luck page... awesome.  I'm really trying not to "worry".  Shaun always says, "God commands us to pray ...but he forbids us to worry."

I've been asked how "the wedding plans are coming" and I always say, "They're coming! (thinking about the million things constantly floating through my head). 

Shaun when asked answers... "I don't know.  Good I guess"  Which just cracks me up.  I think overall, I've felt relatively "calm".  We've been praying and spending time together, but both have very hectic schedules to keep up with.  We keep thanking God for the gift of work. 

I've just been "plugging along" and honestly have a LOT of peace.  God has revealed over and over again how much he's helping me to plan this wedding.  In fact I have the most wonderful and "frugal" bridesmaids who are helping me figure out how to do things beautifully without spending much and the most supportive "school parents" who are so eager to help that they volunteered to make about 600 of one of the favors.  They are THE best ladies ever.

That being said, I AM getting excited.  Seeing Shaun all snazzed out in his tux this weekend (we picked out tuxes) got me all goober-eyed.  I don't think I'll ever get sick of looking at that face.  A friend once remarked "rugged can be fun" and is!  He's just perfect for me.

We decided to get our tuxes from "Main Street Formals" and Robert, the owner is awesome.  I feel very comfortable with our choice.  The place has a cute little history that you can read on the site.  Feel free to check it out:

We also got to hang out with Auntie Louise & Uncle Dave this weekend over breakfast at Cobblestone's (best EVER)  It was great & I LOVED all the stories of when they met, married, etc... and looking through old photo albums.  59 years of marriage and still so in love... gives me great HOPE! 

It was also Shaun's daughter Shanlee's birthday and he got to spend some time with her.  It was so imporant that she know how special she is to him.  He's the best!

On to Wacky Wednesday tomorrow!  Let's see what adventures it holds, shall we?


  1. You just find time to do it ALL! I love the blog; feels like I'm on this amazing, wonderfully blessed journey with you. Hope you're able to enjoy some much needed R&R tomorrow with there being no school! I's a good thought! :) Much love and blessings!

  2. Thanks my dear friend! It IS an amazing blessed journey... funny how I feel the same way too!


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