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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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Wedding Update and Photos

I've decided that I'm SO behind on posting photos and stories of the wedding for those of you that are interested, that I might as well just have a "page" dedicated to such things and then I'll update it as I can and be able to still "move on" with my life on the regulare front/main page of the blog. 

I know I put up a post about "Getting Ready" but will repost again here:

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”

My apologies!!!  It's been a crazy month and I've been TOTALLY out of the loop on the blog and I am so sorry to those of you who are looking for pictures from the wedding.  I should have a BUNCH up next week (I'll have more time during February vacation).  Here are a few of my favorites. 

I figure the best way for me to just POST... is to put up a little bit by bit, so here's the beginning...

The morning of...

Turns out that Our Lady REALLY knows how to plan a wedding... and provide the best makeup artist & hairstylist the morning of.  Two very dear sisters (and their Mum), Courtney (whose son Colton I teach) and Lauren came at the crack of dawn to meet a very sleep deprived Marijanna & crew and turn us from zombies in need of a makeover into beauties!  Lauren owns a buisiness called "Bobby Pins on the Go!" and if you're interested in her services she comes right to the house at a more than reasonable price and works her magic!

Here's her info:
Bobby Pins on the Go
"Great Hair Styles... Minus the Miles"
Stylist - Lauren Larsen

Here's Lauren transforming me from this...

And Courtney using alot of THIS to transform me...

 To This...
 Even I was surprised!!!

Then the dress...

my little "Glass Slippers" ...well they're not glass, but they do have sparkle!...
Some devoted bridesmaids...
 Some divine intervention...

 Now the veil...
 Some finishing touches...
And now THIS!!!
(Hillary was the BEST flowergirl ever!!!)

Off to meet my prince!

There was a LOT of drama leading up to the wedding day and even I, who tried so hard to maintain composure was reduced to tears more than a few times.  It was literally like all hell broke loose!!!  Yet... with the help of some MORE than wonderful friends ...who I have no way to ever repay or thank ...all went beautifully and we made it through the other side, Man and Wife and SO grateful to all who have more than proved their worth over this trying time.  You know who you are and we love you more than we can possibly express.  I found myself the morning after the wedding in Adoration, yet again reduced to tears ...this time, though the tears were those of of gratitude ...I simply could not believe how many graces upon graces were poured out upon us to lead us through this day and how well we were loved and taken care of.  It was truly beautiful and overwhelming!

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