Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What a difference a year makes!

I keep saying I'm going to be a better blogger, but life gets in the way- especially planning a wedding! The countdown is nearing the double digits-108 days! I have this handy little wedding countdown app on my phone- which i love!

 The plans are coming along, most of the major stuff done. I still threaten to elope a few dozen times a day but it's not really because of the stress of the wedding details- I'm just ready to be married and to start our new life together. We've dated for thirteen months living 2 hours away. We've been able to see each other most every weekend and the biggest gap has been 2 weeks. I know it could be a lot worse! But so ready to be in the same spot every day together: no driving back and forth, no shuffling houses, finding places to stay when he comes, no separate hotel rooms when we travel, etc. But I know that all of this is so worth it in the end!!!

This Friday is my birthday, the big 3-1. Last year was such a milestone birthday for me. I LOVED turning 30. It wasn't a bad thing at all. Honestly, it was like life really began at 30. So many great things happened as I turned 30. My 20's were spent trying to figure out who I was, career, learning to be content, friendships, my identity. Now, I feel much more settled.

Here are a few things that happened during the year of the big 30!
  • Got a tattoo (hurt like heck but love it)
  • Went to Rwanda
  • Went to Brazil
  • Went to Haiti
  • Met a wonderful guy on
  • Got engaged to the amazing guy!!
  • Planning a wedding
  • Took engagement pictures
  • Traveled to New Orleans to celebrate the big 30 with my BFF
  • first time bringing a guy to holidays
  • actually had someone to celebrate Valentine's day with!
  • Getting closer to my dream job of doing adoptions full time
The Lord has blessed me so much!! Our theme verse for the wedding (and our relationship) is "The Lord had done great things for us and we are filled with Joy." Psalm 126:3
This truly says it all. I'm so excited for the rest of my 30's!