Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wedding Festivities

So um... yea, I got married. I am finally going to start posting the amazing photos of all the wedding festivities!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Best Hubby Ever

I really am incredibly lucky. I have the sweetest husband ever. Last week was a really off week for me. I just felt generally icky, and down, and did not have the best self image. It happens. I cane home after working out and what did husband have waiting for me? The hottest pair of shoes! My sweet husband went to Nordy's on his lunch break and bought me sexy shoes! Needless to say my mood improved :)

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Mobile Blogging?!?

I'm a happy duck! Maybe now I can blog consistently!!!!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Its been a while....

Its been forever!! And I can't imagine why, there really haven't been many things going on around here in the last few months!

Ok, ok so obviously thats not true. The last few months have been full of amazingly wonderful things. The wedding events, the wedding itself, were like a dream. Pure perfection. And in the last few weeks I have been in a bit of a fog about the whole thing.

I have wanted to blog about so many things, but have felt like I can't since I have yet to blog about all the wedding activities. The truth is I don't feel like I can blog about them just yet. I still can't put into words the amazingness of the whole thing, (plus I don't have all the pictures yet). Its a very strange feeling, and thankfully I have been told my many brides that it is completely normal. I have so many stories, and thank you's to post about, but for now they will have to wait. But I promise that sometime soon, I will post about the most special and fantastic time in my life.

So family, friends, I am back.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Wrap Up

2010 was a rollar coaster of a year. The ups were as high as they could possibly be and the lows were equally as low.

The ups in 2010 were unbelievable. Engaged, made a home with Ted, lived in Italy, traveled a small portion of the world. WHAT? Its almost unfathomable the year I (we) have had.

I acknowledge the lows, I'm grateful for them, in hindsight. I believe, and have come to believe even stronger this year, that God has a plan for those whole love Him. And while in the midst of lows, we may not see what that plan is, in His time we will find out.

That being said, I am doing my best to leave the darkness in 2010, because the promise of 2011 is shining bright like a beacon.

If there is one thing that I have learned in 2010, it's that God is faithful. He is constantly molding and forming us. We are never alone, even when we feel completely separate from the world. And when we remember that, our eyes are suddenly opened to the world he has for us, and that world is far from lonely, it is filled with light, and consumed with love.

There are so many things that I want to accomplish this year. I certainly have a list. But the biggest thing I want to focus on is living in the light and just allowing my self to enjoy where God has put me.

So here's to 2011! To weddings, and watching friends celebrate milestones, and big events in their lives. To friends and family, to smiles, and laughter. To a year full of light, and love.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Studio Castillero

*WARNING: I will probably repeat how obsessed with our wedding photographers at least 100 times in this post.*

So a couple of weekends ago Ted and I drove down to San Diego to do our engagement shoot. If we would have waited much longer it would have been wedding photos, but as everyone knows a lot has been going on. ANYWAY. We had rescheduled with Rachel and Rico about three times, and they were INCREDIBLY gracious each time.
We headed down to San Diego on a date that finally worked. I had mentioned to them that we wanted romantic, woodsy, trees, in terms of location and feeling, and they ran with it and took us to the PERFECT location in Encinitas.
I am pretty comfortable in front of a camera. I like having my picture taken, I think its fun. Ted on the other hand, not so much. So I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little apprehensive with how he would do. Not only is it A LOT of face time with a camera, but its about showing some raw private emotion. Enter Rachel and Rico. Within the first five snaps of the shutter Ted was having a blast, as was I.
Ted and I had SO MUCH fun taking these photos. I think it shows. There are maybe 5 photos I kinda like, and even those I would put somewhere in my house. They captured us. They captured the US that a lot of people don't get to see because we are kinda private. They captured the essence of who we are, and how much we love each other. There are a couple of pictures where I see so much in the looks we are giving each other, its like I can see our story, the events of the last year, the peace we find with each other, passing between us. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. I can't wait for our wedding day, for a LOT of reasons. But I am so excited to see how they capture the day. There is not a worry in my head about how the photos will turn out, or will they get everything. I know its going to be amazing. And that is a HUGE worry off the brain of a bride to be.

Not only are they amazing at their craft, but they are amazing people. We spent two hours with them, and I want to invite them to dinner and make them our friends.

So if you are looking for a photographer for ANYTHING, look no further.

I am pretty much making them our personal photographers. I want no one else to capture big moments in our life. Rachel and Rico be prepared to be a part of our family for a LONG time! haha

Without further ado here are photos from our engagement session...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sneak Peek

Our AMAZING photographers at Studio Castillero were kind enough to give me a few early pictures so we could send out Christmas cards. I just couldn't not share at least one with you! (See HUGE title picture!) When I get the rest I am going to be writing a much more in depth post about the shoot and how much I am in LOVE with Studio Castillero! But if in the mean time you need professional photos done run to their website, you will not regret it! They.Are.AMAZING.