Saturday, August 28, 2010

The honeymoon is booked!

It's official, we booked our honeymoon!  I'm thrilled to share that we will be going to, drum roll please....Ocho Rios, Jamaica!!!  

We have gone back and forth on this but finally decided Jamaica was the perfect place for us to spend our honeymoon.  Big thanks are in order to everyone who gave input on where we should go.  Thanks to your recommendations and guidance we were able to choose what place was the best fit for us.  We will stay six nights in paradise at the Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios. 

I am so excited that Jamaica will be the first vacation that Tyler and I take as husband and wife!  I seriously can't wait to sit under one of these umbrellas.  This picture will now be my computer background...really.  I'm serious.    

Until next time, love you guys!
- Meghan

Thursday, August 19, 2010

149 Days...

Hey look at that, I have not updated my portion of our wedding blog in a long time. Silly me for nothing keeping my end of the bargain.

It's amazing for me to see how close the wedding is, only 149 days away. You may say that the wedding is still a long ways off, but in all reality it is not at all. When I first purposed in March and we decided the wedding would be in January, it seemed like that was forever away. I wanted to marry Meghan right then and there (note: I still do), and since I am ordained I began to wonder if I could officiate my own ceremony, Yeah, just think about how crazy that would be.

Minister (Me): "Tyler do you take Meghan..."
Me: Walking to hold Meghan's hand..."I do..."
Then back and forth several times....

Ok I know that kind of sounds weird and dumb and whatnot, but hey it would be exciting. I may become winded though. Yeah, Meghan make me delete this section. Anyways back to what I was saying...

It has been amazing so far through our engagement to see God bring us closer together through joys and difficulties. It is so great to see where God has brought us in over 2 1/2 years. We are beginning an amazing journey together and I look forward to 80 more years together. It amazing to see God love us so much individually and as a couple. He has blessed us immensely and one thing I am reminded of is that God's love does not change, His love remains. He has been there for us in the past, in the present, and will be in the future. He will never leave us and that is so comforting to know. He really does love us like He says He does in the Bible.

My prayer is that I continue to love my God first but secondly love Meghan as He has called me to do so. To daily sacrifice and give myself up. I need to always work on that. I pray that husbands love their wives, the same way Christ loves the church. I challenge you men to do this and work at it, be a student of her.

I know I need to always work on it, especially because like I said earlier, 149 days is closer than you think.

Give Grace, Live Truth, Reflect Jesus

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Here we are, four months in...

It's hard to believe that Tyler and I have been engaged for four months.  The time has flown.  We're almost half way through our engagement...CRAZY!

We have gotten so many things done since our last post.  We got our save the dates in!  They should be arriving in everyone's mailboxes over the next few weeks.  Tyler and I have also started looking at apartments!  I know it's a little early, but we want to look everywhere we can and see what location works best for us.  My office moved downtown and Tyler works in Arlington so we're working on finding a great place in-between that we can call home.  We also have been interviewing DJ's.  I've learned that hiring a DJ is much harder than I anticipated.  They are in charge of the whole feel of the reception.  If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

We also have chosen our colors.  The colors are navy, champaign and a splash of pink.  I'm so excited that we are incorporating pink in the color palate.  I always thought I'd get married in the fall and had my heart set on pink, but when we chose a winter wedding I thought there was no chance we could have pink.  I love pink and navy together though so I'm super pumped!!

Only 160 days to go!

- Meghan