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Life, glorious.

August 12, 2012

ImageLately, I’ve been feeling a tinge of guilt for my lack of consistency in my posts. I have heard it said that once you begin a blog, you should post the same day of each week. Well, I have learned that’s just not how I operate. Recently, life has been full, and I feel blessed to be living it. So in a brief pause from the chaos, here I am. Recording thoughts to paper (or screen).

This is the one place in my life that I don’t have to show up at a regimented time. And I like it that way.

We’re married.

It’s crazy to think the wedding was already two weeks ago. I swear, I am going to write our wedding story down, and share it here, with our friends, with the world. Being mildly perfectionistic, that post probably won’t be finished for another month.

But, here, today, I will tell you about being married.

I can’t explain it, but it’s as if as soon as we said “I do,” I was consumed with this joy, this peace, this love that I’ve never experienced. I loved Matt before. But now, he’s my husband.  This man has chosen to put my life, my needs above his own. He has vowed to stand by my side no matter what life may throw at us. He knows my faults, accepts them, and loves me for them.

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it.

There was this moment at the wedding where I saw him across the room, caught his eye, and he flashed me his little mischievous half smile. The crowd parted, and he met me on the dance floor. I’ll never forget how handsome he looked in that moment, the way his eyes met mine, the way my hand fit in his, his collar popped on his ivory shirt (uncharacteristic of him, for sure). It was one of my favorite parts of the night. All the work we put into planning led to this culminating moment.

We said we did. And we meant it.

We came home from the honeymoon and jumped right back into the swing of life. Matt got an amazing job offer while we were away, so we have started making those preparations. I am also going to be starting some new business ventures with my photography (more coming on that soon and I’m dying to share). We are enjoying the busyness of life knowing, at the end of the day, we can come home, to our home, to each other. We have realized the importance of enjoying the still and quiet moments here together as well.

It has been quite a while, so a rendition of “Things I Fancy” is long overdue:

1) The promise of fall approaching. I purchased my first Pumpkin Spice candle of the season, and delight in lighting it. The smell fills the apartment, teasing that the start of my favorite season is only weeks away.

2) Paint The Moon action sets for CS5. I fell in love with using these to develop some new editing techniques. Of course, the day after I was introduced, the LCD went out on Matt’s Mac. Womp womp.

3) Whole Foods.

4) Being a Mrs.

5) My new 40D. It isn’t a Mark, but to me, it’s a big girl camera. I’m already loving the results.



More from these cuties in a later post. 🙂

I pray you feel the fulness of your life the way I feel it in mine.

  1. Alysa says:

    This post makes my heart warm! I am so happy for you!!

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