Friday, August 24, 2012

Show & Tell Monday

So, this is only my third post, but what better way to jump right into blogging than by linking up?  I just started reading "From Mrs. to Mama" a few weeks ago- her blog inspired me to start blogging!  I'm also a mom, and a nurse- I figure, if she has time to keep up on a blog, why can't I?  Also, check out her super helpful blog design post- it taught me ALOT!  Thank you Becky!  Not to mention this week's topic is weddings... ahhh, I miss mine.  10 days in Mexico, unlimited drinks and food, friends and family... let's reminisce!

  1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?
 Andy and I were married November 14, 2009 on the beach at a resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  The weather was perfect, thankfully.  The ceremony was beautiful, except that a coconut fell and hit one of our guests in the head during it (don't worry, she was okay!)  Almost 40 friends and family attended.  We also did a "trash the dress" session early the next morning; a great way to cure a hangover is swimming in the ocean in your wedding dress :) The best part?  The celebration lasted for 5 days instead of just one!  So many memories were made.  Once everyone left, we moved to a different resort for 5 more days for the honeymoon.   
     2.  Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.

Ha ha, one of my favorite silly shots

Trash the dress

Celebrating on our honeymoon

     3.  How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
Andy proposed on a weekend trip to Kansas City in December, on his birthday.  He kept talking about the Christmas lights in the Plaza and how cool they were.  So, he dragged me on a walk "to look at the lights" in 4 DEGREE WEATHER (we were the only people outside!) and proposed in front of a (frozen) fountain in the middle of the plaza.  It was perfect and a total surprise.
     4.  Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
5.  Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last?   

I've only been at this for almost three years now, so I'm no expert, but... you have to respect each other.  Andy and I are really, really nice to each other.  I don't nag, or yell- in fact, we've never been in a fight.  We also are each other's best friends, and have a lot of fun together.  I am always cracking up at some stupid inside joke we have, or we're teasing each other.  We also don't sweat the small stuff.  I think you have to go in it believing that you are a team and we put each other first.  Add a little romance here and there, and you'll have a long, happy marriage!  


  1. What a great wedding!
    Love your jumping picture with the sunset! I tried that, almost killed myself! hehe!
    Welcome to the blogging world! I'm new too, everyone I've "met" have been so nice and sweet!

  2. Your pictures are absolutely stunning!!!

  3. Looks like it was a fun wedding. And having a coconut fall on a guest's head is a little scary at the time, but that's the sort of thing that makes a good story later!


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