Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Life is a Journey

Life so far for me has definitely been a journey. Full of experiences whether they be good or bad, I always manage to learn life lessons that will stick with me forever!

At the age of 25, I am happily married to John, the man of my dreams, who has been the best thing that has happened to me. A constant companion who not only is always there for me but who LOVES me for every little detail, including the flaws. Loving and accepting myself for who I am has not been my strong point. John is the first person who was able to help me realize that I have EVERY reason to be confident in who I am.

When we started dating, I was instantly attracted to him! He was always happy, kind, giving, and knew exactly how to put a smile on my face. We had SO many fun adventures while dating, that I couldn't wait for every moment I got to be with him! After a few months of dating, I knew with all my heart he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I couldn't remember what my life was like without him and definitely didn't want ever be without him by my side.

A little over a year went by with plenty of time for John and I to grow together as a couple. Learning each others strengths and weaknesses, supporting one another during hard times, John finally popped the question on Christmas morning! It was the most romantic, shocking ans surprising experience in my life. I couldn't have asked for a better proposal!

We only took 3 months to plan our wedding....So our days were busy, busy, busy! I didn't think planning was going to be that hard but with everyone having an opinion on something it definitely created an emotional roller coaster for me, which John can attest to! One of the more fun parts of planning was being able to take our engagements. Our photographer Wendy Atkins was absolutely fabulous!! I could rant and rave about her for hours!! She really spent the time with us to get the shots we wanted! Our original spot was going to be at the rock amphitheater in Provo but along the way we found this orchard that turned out to be gorgeous pictures!!

April 17, 2010 at was the BIG day and it was seriously a DREAM come true. Every little thing turned out perfect. We held our event at Cactus and Tropicals in Draper which was absolutely gorgeous! We wanted the feel of an outdoor wedding and let me tell you, it definitely felt like an outdoor tropic experience!! With the help of my amazing mom and sisters I felt like a beautiful princess and couldn't have asked for anything else! We had all of our best friends and family share our special moment with us and that is what made our big day complete!!!

We have been married for a little over a year now and things are going great!! It definitely has it challenges but I am loving every minute of it! John is now apart of my journey and together we are going to experience whatever life brings our way. I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband, an amazing family and great friends!!