The Patriot

One Year Ago

One Year Ago

Ashton, One year ago, I woke up alone with butterflies in my stomach, ready for our wedding day to begin. Now I get to wake up every morning next to the love of my life. One year ago, I carefully dressed and prepared myself to be the most beautiful bride for you. Since we’ve been married, […]

The next adventure

The next adventure

Ashton and I love adventures. We like traveling, going to new places, trying different things. Our honeymoon to Switzerland was our first adventure after getting married, and living in a new city and getting plugged into some ministries and projects together has been a fun “adventure at home”. But really, not even beautiful Switzerland can […]

11 Months

11 Months

11 months today! 11 months since I walked down the aisle, heart pounding, holding my Dad’s arm and with a small smile on my face… trying not to cry with the emotion of it all. Knowing my life was changing, turning, knowing that with each step I was moving into a new life as your […]

Ten Months

Ten Months

Ten months today. Every day a gift, every laugh a treasure, every tear a mark of growth and bonding. How very little I deserve this joy, this delight of growing with another person. We are both sinners, both so small in the great scheme of things… simply grains of dust, here one moment and gone the […]

Lately...

Lately…

Ashton and I will have been married for ten months, come next Monday. The Lord has been faithful, and it has been a very wonderful ten months! On one hand we feel as if a lot has happened, but on the other hand, as if time has flown by and wasn’t it just yesterday we […]

Our Wedding (part five)

Our Wedding (part five)

Wedding Reception After we took our “kissing photos” at the front of the Church (and with our amazing, retro getaway car!), we drove over to the Church fellowship hall where our guests were waiting and made our entrance… There are several moments on September 21st when time stood still, and I was overwhelmed by the […]

Life is real, life is beautiful

Life is real, life is beautiful

Eight months today. Eight wonderful, beautiful months of being his- from the moment I wake up to his kiss, to the moment I fall asleep in his arms. Marriage really is beautiful, and he can be so romantic and caring and… perfect. Perfect for me! Eight months today. Life is definitely real, with schedules and […]

Journal Entry- Sunday, April 28th 2013

The birds woke me up at 6:30 with their beautiful calls and chirping, and when I peeked out our bedroom window I saw a beautiful, vibrant, pink-red sunrise. So I excitedly came out here to listen to the many birds and take in all the newness and quiet beginnings of this wonderful day.  Last night, […]

Our proposal story

Our proposal story

One year ago today, a young man got down on not one, but both knees to ask for my hand in marriage. It was such a special day that seemed so short, yet so long in coming. While our three and a half months of courtship leading up to that point may have seemed fast […]

Journal Entry- Thursday, April 25th 2013

That evening we just relaxed… sitting on the couch watching “Sherlock” together. Kind of weird, but so comfortable and happy just to relax and sit next to each other on the couch. It’s getting pretty hard to not hold his hand, or put my head on his shoulder… I’m looking forward to the day when […]