10 Months…So Let’s Reflect

I find it hard to believe that Drew and I have been married for 10 months tomorrow. I find it even harder to believe that our one year anniversary will be here in a blink of an eye. And the HARDEST thing to believe is that I haven’t hung one wedding picture yet!!!! AHHH!! What is wrong with me?!? I really need to practice what I preach. I’m always telling clients that you don’t want to be one of those people that keep your beautiful, ethereal, heirloom images locked away on your hard drive where no one can see them. Share!! And I don’t mean on Facebook! Dramatic? Yes. Correct? Yes. And by all means, please share on Facebook…but don’t only share on Facebook.

So in the next two months, my goal is…wedding picture re-vamp. I’m purchasing new frames. I’m scouting out tired walls in our house that need a face lift. I’m going all out to remind ourselves just how elated, over-joyed and spoiled we were one year ago by displaying these gorgeous images through out the house. My favorite part about waiting is that I’m revisiting these images with fresh eyes. Pictures that maybe didn’t strike a cord initially are appealing to me in a whole new way. It may be the same for you as your children grow. Or as your Seniors move on. Revisit those pictures that I took over a year ago…or maybe even just a few months ago. Maybe a photo that wasn’t your favorite will speak to you differently now that time has passed you by (rather quickly I’m sure.) Maybe I captured a photo of your young daughter making a funny face that turned out to be her signature pose, but now she’s too cool for it. Or your son playing with his favorite toy car that he’d be mortified to get out in front of his friends now. You may surprise yourself and find your living room wall getting a fresh portrait make over as well.

For now, let’s start with a slideshow of the images from our Rehearsal Dinner. I haven’t shared these yet and I know these will knock your socks off. Drew and I were lucky to literally have two receptions. My mother-in-law went all out for our RD. It was GORGeous!! We had so many wonderful family members make the trip up that we had to have our dinner in a banquet hall at the Grand Haven Community Center to accommodate everyone.

I was a pretty calm bride the week of my wedding. (Minus my quick trip to Urgent Care for a stress related matter. Another post for another day.) However on the day of our RD, all hell broke loose. The weather didn’t co-operate. I cried if someone looked at me wrong. (Literally I had to put my make up on twice that night and I had tear streaks in my spray tan.) We had timing issues at our church. Buuuuuut, as always, everything worked out in the end. It was impossible not to walk into this center that Jo Lynn had literally transformed into an elegant dinner party, and not forget about all of your problems. I can’t thank her and Rich enough for your efforts, love and support. It was a wonderful kick off to our weekend! Enjoy the show!

April 23, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Trenda - I think I am happy you waited to post these now. Really brighten my day.

April 23, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Aunt Cathy - Megan & Drew, what a joy it was to view your video. Seeing our family and friends together sharing your special evening brought happy tears to my eyes. Love you both so very much <3

April 23, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Mary Ann - I agree with Aunt Cathy….I had new happy tears all over again! What a beautiful party…Jo Lynn’s flair and love is so evident from the ceiling to the table tops. It was breathtaking!! We are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends. Thank you, Lord, for loving us so.

April 23, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Michelle - You will treasure the memories and pictures forever. I still cry happy tears when I look at our wedding photos (and all the fun leading up to it) and it’s been over 15 years.

April 24, 2012 - 12:46 am

Randa - Oh Meg….love it, love it, love it! Brought back great memories and I can’t believe how time has flown by. I’m so happy we made the trip with a 3 month old and miss Haleigh. Hugs and kisses to you and Drew and thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Love you sweetie!

April 24, 2012 - 4:55 pm

Jo Lynn - Thank you so for posting this! It really helped our spirits’! Thank the good Lord for our blessings, our two families and mostly the love you and Drew share!!!

April 28, 2012 - 7:46 am

Bran - Absolutely takes you back to that night! It was a great celebration of love for Drew and you!