Sunday, January 11, 2009

We're alive! I promise! :)

And we think we may have figured that old poem out...
First comes love...

One of the first times talking to Stephen on the phone after he got back from his mission and we were still a state apart (hiding in the kitchen from the cameras trying to capture the huge grin I couldn't get off my face when I realized it was him calling)

May 19, 2007
The night Stephen asked me to be his girlfriend
(in a very bashful, sweet, stammering sort of a way). :)

Oh my!

Then comes marriage...

Wedding dress shopping:
"Momma, I think this is the one!!"

December 27, 2007

Trick to avoid getting it all over your face:

have a really big mouth and open it wide!! ;)

Then comes...

...A BABY!!!

Due Date: June 24, 2009

I am SO SORRY for my long absence here (I didn't mean for that Christmas in September post to last through the whole season), but my goodness, "morning" sickness needs to be renamed! :) Let's try "all day, all night, unrelenting, good luck getting out of bed, but it's all so worth it" sickness. :) The last few months have been so very hard, so full of blessings, and I just don't even know how to begin to describe how grateful I am for my dear, sweet husband! I think often times when a couple gets married, they've made sure to take the time and effort to really get to know one another enough to make sure that eternity together would be a good idea. :) However, there are still quite a few situations in life in which you don't get a preview first of how the other will handle it. I would just like to proclaim that Stephen has surpassed anything I could have hoped for. I had an inkling, but I don't think I realized what a selfless, hard-working, patient, loving man I was getting. I have learned so much from him through all of this, and an eternity with him has become an even more thrilling and humbling thought! Sorry to gush a little, but I just love him. :)

SO, from now on, you should be seeing a little more action on this blog (one of the many New Year's resolutions)! I also might need to post a little picture synopsis of the last...oh...four months. :) Thank you all for your love and support! We have no idea how everything is going to work out, but we are just thrilled and so excited to see what the future holds! Updates coming soon! :)