Wednesday, December 21, 2011

November 4, 2011

Yep!!!! We finally did it!!! WE GOT MARRIED!!!!! After dating for 5 years, we decided it was time to tie the knot and we couldn't be happier. We got married on Nov. 4, 2011 in Kauai on the beach. It was perfect! We decided to have a small wedding with just my mom, dad and Jan, Hillary, Jason, Davis, Sawyer, Mark and me. The week leading up to the wedding was awesome! We all played on the beach together, laughed at the kids, went for walks, most important enjoyed each others company. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the night before the wedding. We all sat out on lawn chairs talking and laughing for a couple hours on the beach. It was the perfect way to spend the night before the wedding. My dad was making us all laugh with his excitement about phone technology. He was finding all sorts of videos for us to watch. It was hilarious! Mark also proposed that night. I know it sounds weird that we were already in Hawaii the night before our wedding and he still hadn't proposed but it was perfect. He took me over to where the wedding was going to take place. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, in this same spot the next day. It was very romantic! Then we parted our ways, boys in one room, girls in the other so we didn't see each other before the wedding.
The day of the wedding, I had Jan come to our room so we could all enjoy the process together. Hillary did my hair and make up. I can't thank her enough for being such an important part of the wedding. She really is one of my best friends. The wedding wouldn't have been the same without her. Mom and Jan helped with the kids making sure they weren't getting dirty before the wedding.

Jan thank you so much for helping with the kids. I hope you know how much I love you and appreciate all you have done and continue to do for our family. You have such a wonderful spirit and warm heart. I'm so glad you made it to the wedding. It means so much to all of us!
Dad stopped by to see how I was feeling before the wedding. I wasn't nervous at all, just super excited. If you look at his feet you will notice he is wearing socks with flip flops. If you ever need a laugh, just ask my dad. He always has something up his sleeve!
With help from both grandmas, Sawyer was ready and patiently waiting for the wedding.
Mom and Hillary just before the wedding.
Me and Hillary just before the wedding.
Now the wedding starts. I have posted a ton of pictures so you can all see the process. I will comment here and there but for the most part, it tells it's own story. What I do want everyone to know is how happy we are to finally be married. I love Mark so much! He is such a wonderful dad and makes both Sawyer and I feel so special. He definitely has a way of making me feel loved and appreciated. Mark, I hope you know how much I truly do love you and can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together.

I'm so glad my dad was there to walk me down the isle. This was such a special moment for me. I don't know what I would have done without him there. I love you dad!

We had a Hawaii minister do the service. He was fantastic!
My boys!

My dad gave me away!

What a perfect picture of Davis!

Sawyer was getting a little tired. You can watch him get more and more tired. It's hilarious!

The wedding party!
Getting a little more tired! But looking adorable!

There is something about this picture that I love. It is one of my favorites!
There he goes. To tired to stand, Davis was doing the same thing on the other side. Nap time I suppose. How precious!!!

Finally a drink!

The happy couple!

Having some fun in the sand.

Jason, Hillary and Davis where also such an important part of the wedding. We are so blessed to have such a great friendship and connection with their family. We hope you know how much we love you guys and thank you for all you do for our family.
Fishing time!

Dad and Jan, you both have made us feel so loved. We can't thank you enough!

This is everyone at the wedding! It was perfect!

Grandparents and grandkids.
Love it!!!
Best buddies!
My handsome boy!
Davis is so photogenic.

I love this one of my dad and I.
My favorite of my mom and I.
My favorite of Jan and I.

Everyone's favorite picture of the boys!

Being silly!

We headed to the bar for a toast!

Cheers to a perfect day and perfect wedding!
We hope you enjoyed the pictures of our wedding. We had such a wonderful day! I am so excited and happy to be married. I must say it feels way different than just living together. We are so excited to see what the next chapter of our lives has in store. Hopefully another little one will come soon. To everyone who made our wedding so special, we can't thank you enough! You all traveled a long way to join us on this speical day. It definitely wouldn't have been the same if anyone of you weren't there. We love you all so much! Thank you all!!!