In April Sgt. and I finished RCIA and became Catholics!
We also survived the Nashville flood in 2010... my poor car however, was not so lucky. Small price to pay compared to many others in the area, and it turned out a huge blessing when we found out that my husband had added flood insurance to my car policy just a few months before!
May was also the month that I went dress shopping! First store and last dress I had pulled... and I found the one. :) I still love my dress! It was so beautiful, and yes, I cried.
June and July:
Were both blurs. I don't even have any photos from June and July! All I remember is that I was incredibly busy at work and I was planning the wedding.
August was lots to look forward to! One of my best friends Regan (check out her blog too!) married her handsome hubby in a gorgeous ceremony near the bay in Camden, Maine. It was such an honor to be a bridesmaid and I don't know a more perfect and gorgeous couple!
After the wedding I got to celebrate my birthday with the Husband! Like many military couples, we've had the displeasure of celebrating lots of holidays apart. One of those being my birthday. This was the first year we were able to celebrate together!
He made all the cupcakes himself! :) Please ignore the poor decorations and clutter. I promise the apartment looks better now.
Was spent saying _____ days until we're married!! I was also wrapping up things at work preparing for my two weeks of vacation. And buying mason jars... LOTS of mason jars.
Pre-Wedding events were a blast. I had an awesome bachelorette party, fabulous rehearsal dinner, and our bridal party worked LONG hours putting together decorations at the wedding site.
Then came the big day. The best day ever!
It was the most AMAZING day! (all images captured by Lindsay Gray Photography)
Still blissfully newly married, we decided to host our own Thanksgiving dinner. We weren't able to go home this year for the holidays but it was nice to have our first married holiday season together, in our home.
November was also the time of the abscess tooth and root canal. Fun.
The air got colder and the tree went up! We decorated our home and celebrated Christmas, just the four of us... The husband and I and our kitties.