Life has been nothing short of crazy around these parts since the end of September!
The craziness is thaks to school, work, personal obligations, yada, yada, yada...
And as a result my blog has suffered. Severely!
So today I'm going to backtrack and discuss two important things, life and love.
Two years ago on October 2, 2010, Matt and I were married. We spent about 9 months preparing and planning the festivities. To keep the mushy gushy stuff to a minimum, the whole day went off with out a hitch and was everything I had hoped for! There were so many details I want to share, but your attention span is only so long!
Here are some of the biggies...
The Jeweler's Bench of Marion, Illinois. For those of you who don't know, it is a replication of a duck band. Often times ducks are caught and have a steel band slipped on their legs for identification and to track their flight. FYI: Every waterfowler wants to shoot a duck or good with a leg band! Matt was adamant that he got a duck band ring and I liked it so he would have a constant reminder of our anniversary!
We got married in a late ceremony, just so we could exit the church and have everyone holding sparklers!
Since I wanted a sparkler exit from the church, we had to do all of our wedding pictures before the actual ceremony. So instead of Matt seeing me for the first time in church we did 'First Look' photos instead.
Speaking of, Alida, have you read the book for this month?!?!
Our family lost an amazing lady two weeks ago when Matt's Grandma Betty passed away. She passed away mear minutes from her 93rd birthday. People came from near and far to pay their respects to Betty and the family, which told of the many ways she impacted the community.
Betty was a:
Sunday School Teacher
And a wonderful grandmother to Matt! He always speaks highly of her cooking, intelligence and wit.
She will be missed.