day thirty six.

I get to see my fiance tomorrow! It’s been a few weeks since I saw him last, so I’m a wee bit excited to see him this weekend.  I also think this gives me a good excuse to post the pictures I took of him the last time we were together.  He’s pretty cute, not gonna lie.  :)

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day ten.

What a fantastic day.  The fiance and I got free tickets to the Real Marriage conference with pastor Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill church in Seattle.  Let me tell you, I was so super pumped, cause I’ve been watching Driscoll’s sermons since my junior year of high school. So to not only seem him teach in person but to also hear him give advice on marriage, the most important thing coming up in my life, was such an incredible blessing.

If you haven’t heard of Real Marriage and are married, engaged, or have ever even thought about getting married, I suggest you look it up like asap, maybe even buy the book, and take in everything you can.

To be honest, some of it was hard to hear.  No one enjoys realizing all the mistakes they’re making in the most significant relationship they’ve ever been in.  But it was also some of the most encouraging nights as well.  God’s definitely preparing and teaching me to become an honorable wife to this amazing man.

So again, this weekend my photos will all be from my phone, and today’s pics will be a very brief overview of my night at Real Marriage. Have a lovely evening folks!

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it can’t get any better than this.

Oh my gosh….

I’m engaged!! Ahhh!!!!

It’s actually been a week since the proposal but it’s been such a flurry of planning, organizing, scheduling, and just general busyness that I haven’t had the chance to post.

My goodness, I can’t even explain what it feels like to know that I’m getting married in just 10 1/2 months.  It may seem like a long time now, but I already know it’s going to go faster than I could ever imagine.

Being the planner that I am, I’ve already booked like half of the stuff that needs to be booked, including both the ceremony and reception venue and the honeymoon resort.  I’ve started collecting centerpieces (I’m doing a DIY project, but I probably won’t post all of that until after the wedding..don’t want to spoil it for any guests!), and we’ve almost booked a photographer.  We’ve figured out colors and we know the basic style, and we’ve even got a guest list almost completely finished.

Yes.  All of this has happened in one week.  And already it has been one of the most exciting weeks of my life; I live for this kind of crazy organization.

But the thing that gets me the most excited is not all the planning and all the details.  Although I thoroughly enjoy all of those things, none of it holds any comparison to the fact that in just 316 days, I am marrying my best friend.  God has given me this man, a man who knows exactly how to take care of me and protect my heart.  I trust him with my life, and I can’t wait to officially share that life with him.  I’m so excited to work in ministry with him, to spread God’s truth together and further His kingdom.    I feel that it is becoming a rare thing to find a man who loves Jesus first, and who wants to have a family completely focused on Christ.  How blessed I am to have found exactly this kind of man in my fiance, Matt. In my eyes, he is the perfect example of what a man should be.  It is such a beautiful thing that I get to call him my husband in less than a year.

Call me overly sentimental, but just writing all of this gets me teary eyed.  I am so thankful that my God is so loving that he would save such an amazing man just for me.   And now I get to plan a wedding with him.  I AM SO PUMPED, PEOPLE. Sheesh.  I can’t wait. :)

 

Taken right after he asked me to marry him.  (I said yes, of course.) :)