There were so many people who told me that the first year of marriage is by far the most difficult. I would have to disagree. Marriage for me has been easy. It was a natural transition. I think partly because we were both older and knew what we wanted in ourselves and each other. Marriage has been much easier than the 3+ years of dating and living in separate cities, states and at one point a different continent. I guess if you make it through all of that, marriage would seem like a walk in the park. For us, this past year has brought us so much happiness in spite of the weeks apart and upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. We found out in October that we were expecting our first child. It was truly one of the most joyous moments in my life. I have no doubt that Josh will be the best father. I cannot wait to see these two in action! Here’s to many more years of memorable moments.
I must give credit where credit is due. All of our amazing wedding images are from our friends brandy j and sticky. I am so thankful to have these memories.
If you’re looking for a gender neutral baby shower theme and a way to build your new baby’s library, you might consider a library/book themed shower. These invitations were inspired by vintage books complete with the old fashion checkout cards that had each guests name as well as the registry information for mommy to be. In lieu of a traditional card, it was requested that each guest bring their favorite children’s book with a personal message to the new babe on the inside of the book. This is such a perfect way to build your little one’s library.
(images courtesy of brandy j)
Fast forward to May 26, 2012……the day we said, “I DO!” I remember the day being perfect for us. Our small, intimate outdoor ceremony followed by drinks and dancing with our loved ones is still a very fond memory. We spent a lot of time apart due to crazy busy work schedules but the times we were together we spent on the lake. We met some new friends and had one of the best summers to date! There’s something so very relaxing about being on the lake while the hot Texas sun shines down.
Although the travels and the wedding were unforgettable, nothing tops our #1 spot of being able to announce our pregnancy to our friends and family at Christmas. We created a “Year in Review” card with the top five most memorable moments with #1 being a scratch off (stay tuned for a DIY post on how to create your own scratch off cards). I cannot explain the overwhelming feeling of joy that we felt…..and still some shock! I’m now over the half-way point in my pregnancy and feel GREAT! We cannot wait to meet our little babe! Baby Springer will be making an appearance in mid-July. A big thanks to our friends and family for their support, kind words and advice. Now, let the name game begin
(images courtesy of erin photography)
It just so happens that Trenton is a BIG Star Wars fan and when his mom asked him what kind of party he wanted, without hesitation, he said Star Wars!!! If I were her, I would have panicked. For one, I’ve never seen a Star Wars movie in my life and two, how in the world do you stage an action hero movie and make it cool? Good thing she’s creativeShe had the coolest cookies in the shape of Star Wars characters. Who knew decorating for a Star Wars birthday could be so much fun.
Final outcome….Trenton and his Padawan friends LOVED the party and mom was recognized as the coolest mom EVERThis is why I love birthday celebrations, or any celebration for that matter. The look on Trenton’s face had to make all of the details totally worth it. The whole day was for Trenton and making him feel special on his birthday. Cheers to another year, buddy!
(images courtesy of erin photography)