31 January 2015

Married For Eternity

If you want to catch a tiny glimpse of our special day,
here's your chance!

How did I find someone so perfect?

I ask myself every day.


As if the wedding day magic wasn't overwhelming enough,
(and really, every second was absolutely dream-like kind of perfect)!
our honeymoon was completely magical as well. 

We laughed way too hard until we cried, (many times)
ate way too much tropical fruit, 
and spent as much time as possible studying scriptures on the beach.

And now, we are back.
Real life sets in.
And I get to start it with my very best friend.

Geez... talk about magical.
Magical, indeed.

22 January 2015

I'm gettin' married in the morning

Today I was driving to the Bountiful temple.
I was in the car with my mom, and we were going to meet 
Joseph and the videographer there to get some filming done before tomorrow.
My mom kept insisting that we needed to take exit 316,
but Siri was telling us otherwise. 
So, we ended up taking exit 317,
and it led us exactly where we needed to go.

In all seriousness exit 316 would have gotten us there too,
but exit 317 wasn't the wrong way,
it was just a different way...
much like my life up until this point.

I found it rather symbolic,
and actually got a little choked up in the car.
Exit 317 led me to my destination.
It led me to exactly where I needed to go...
(even though it might have taken a little longer to get there).

Tomorrow I am getting married.
Tomorrow I will kneel across an altar in the house of the Lord.
Tomorrow I will commit myself to someone entirely.
Tomorrow I will promise him forever.
Tomorrow I will promise the Lord forever.
And tomorrow I give the remaining bits of my heart to Joseph,
to cherish and to hold for the rest of forever.

Joseph truly is my better half.
He has simply become a part of me.
In so many ways I feel that we have become one.
And tomorrow I will take his hand in mine,
and we will begin the rest of our journey together.

How grateful I am for the life that has led me to this moment.
How grateful I am for the twists and turns along the way.
How grateful I am for my Heavenly Father and Savior,
and for Their perfect, guidance and direction.

They have led me here...
And here is right where I want to be.

18 January 2015

Bridal Showers

To say I feel beyond blessed would be an understatement.
I don't quite know how I got so lucky.
I'm convinced now more than ever that I have the worlds greatest family,
the worlds greatest friends,
and the worlds greatest in-laws -
(not to mention the worlds greatest husband in 5 days)!!!

All I can say is that God's love is real.
It is unconditional.
And it is so evident in my life.