Friday, January 24, 2014

7QT: The skies above are blue...

I'm back from my blogging hiatus and it feels so good to be typing! I've honestly had so much to blog about just haven't had the time, energy, or brain power to focus. Not to mention, lots of places to start had me overwhelmed a bit. And there was the flu that knocked us all on our rear for a good two weeks. Oh, and the crazy-mad teether that felt the need to party hard all night every night for longer than my sleep-deprived brain would like to recall. Haha. Moving on now! Here I am and I'm excited!

At last, another beautiful day in a year to remember has come along. It's our anniversary! Four years ago yesterday, we said, I do. Our love was bound and we became one. We became one. I knew you. You knew me. We loved and loved and loved until our hearts burst that day. The joy I felt on the day that we said I do was so beautiful. I was radiating. I was glowing. All was beautiful and perfect, joyful and blessed.

Welcome to my little memory lane of a post about that very fine day that brought a joy in me that I had never known before.

I loved our details. They were sweet. Simple. And filled with love.

The detail in the cake matched the lace on my dress. Made me smile.
My GeekMan doing what he does best and me doing what I love to do but don't do enough of - read.
These were just a few of the little things that made the day just a little sweeter.

I loved that I got to wear my mother's wedding dress. The same dress that my grandma made for her. And love even more that this same grandma did the alterations for it to fit me. A gift that I will always treasure more than I can say.
Love that we took pictures down at the grove. The only thing I love more than avocados are grapefruit! We went to where grapefruits abound. And it was beautiful.

I loved getting married in the parish I grew up in. So many fruits happened in this holy place for me. Being able to marry before God, family, and friends is more than this woman could ask for.

I loved being with him. He made everything perfect. He made everything beautiful. He who God decided to share with me in a very beautiful, mysterious, and glorious way.

The moments. I loved the moments.
Right after we walked down the aisle into the dressing room. We hugged it all in. I didn't want to let go of him. I was so happy.
Our first dance as husband and wife. On the bridge. Away from it all. Just us. Dancing. Enjoying. Loving.
My grandpa had passed away the year prior to our wedding. You can imagine why having his brother there meant more to my heart than any will ever know. I was heartbroken knowing my grandpa wouldn't be there on my wedding day. It was sweet how God had them be the couple who had been married the longest. We had special moments of wisdom with him and his wife. Such a gift.

Outdoor January wedding in South Texas. It was perfect. A sweet day with a light breeze. It wasn't too hot and it wasn't too cold. It was perfect. Just how I had prayed it would be.
Oh and the Dancing!!! Dancing is fun. But, dancing outside - so much fun! We had a blast! And, I loved having all my Ags there! The Aggie War Hymn was incredibly special that night.
Ha! This awkward moment brought to you by us. It took him FOREVER to get that thing off! Awkward... Haha. As awkward as it was, I was laughing and dancing the whole time.
Did I mention I love dancing?
Well I do.
Especially with this man!

The celebration!!!
And, the fact that the celebration didn't end that night. It's been going strong for four years. We've even managed to add two little ones that can party harder than any college student I've ever known. These boys take "party all night long" to a whole new level, for sure!
But, I love them for it. I love that they joined our party. I love that they are a beautiful result of the very same party that started four years ago. And, I most especially love the love and our God that keep the celebration of our life always beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Oh Amanda, this is absolutely beautiful! I especially love the one when you first see each other - priceless!

    1. Thanks, Britt! It was nice going through all the photos. I need to pull up our engagements and bridals too!

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary! Loved all these photos, especially your gorgeous (gorgeous!!) dress and the photo with your grandfather's brother. So very sweet.

    1. Thank you, Mary! The dress was such a special part of it all! And having my great-uncle there was such a gift!

  3. What a beautiful dress and beautiful pictures!! We had the same cake topper :)

    1. Thanks, Erika! The cake was soooo delicious! Honestly, next time I go home, it'd be nice to get another cake with the sweet mandarin orange filling again. YUMMY!


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