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Ok, so this is a day late. Oops. :) Anyways… as I sat down to write this post, I opened up my blog post from November 28, 2010. Hard to believe that year was only a year ago – and we’ve already conquered another year!
To think that Jonathan and I have been married two years sometimes seems like an eternity and sometimes seems like we are still newlyweds. I won’t lie – our first year was hard. Life threw us and our loved ones too many curveballs to catch. However, I was beyond grateful for my husband and his steadfastness and the fact that we could do life together during those times. In this second year, life has been a little nicer to us. We’ve traveled a lot for school, for work and for family – from ALL over Michigan, to Washington, to California a couple times, and down south to Tennessee. While we have discovered that we love traveling together, we also truly love our simple little life in Grand Rapids. Our cozy apartment is perfect for entertaining evening or weekend guests. Weekly date nights are a staple to our relationship. We’ve found that we love taking walks around our neighborhood, visiting Lake Michigan, drinking delicious coffee and playing dominoes together. I’m learning to enjoy football Saturdays AND Sundays, and he is learning how to support my creativity, artsiness and my need to randomly wander through antique stores.
I’m eternally grateful that God has blessed me with such a wonderful husband. Jonathan is my best friend, my love, my confidant and the one I am thrilled to be able to grow old with. Every day and week holds a new adventure in this crazy thing we call life – and I couldn’t have asked for a better adventure-partner :)
happy two years, my love! here’s to year number three!
Ironically, the call came while we were sitting at MadCap Coffee. (Christopher has become a coffee “connoisseur” since he moved out to Washington.) There I was, with Jonathan, just working + drinking a mocha when my phone lit up. “Oh my gosh… It’s Christopher…” I said nervously and excitedly. I slowly picked up the phone + answered, already anticipating what the conversation may hold. Within a matter of seconds, my suspicions had been confirmed: My baby brother had proposed + she said yes!! And so, the wedding planning began :)
On a sunny Saturday in October, our immediate families gathered at Chino Hills State Park in California to witness these two become one. It was a sacred + beautiful ceremony filled with laughter + tears. Following the ceremony, we headed to Kori’s parents house 10 minutes away where friends + family gathered to eat good food, drink some great coffee, and celebrate the union.
I consider it an honor to photograph every single wedding I attend, but to capture my little brother’s wedding was definitely extra special. Words cannot completely describe that day or the days + weeks surrounding it. I’m beyond thrilled to welcome Kori into the family as my new sister, I’m genuinely happy for both of them, and I sincerely hope these photos do their day justice.
Without further adieu…
Thank-you to Kori’s amazingly wonderful family for opening their home and putting on a great afternoon celebration. (Oh, and a big thanks for letting your daughter marry my little bro ;))A huge shout-out to Handsome Coffee Roasters – our personal baristas for the afternoon!
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