Thursday, October 18, 2012

4 Years

Four years. Four years since one of the best decisions I've ever made. Four years since you (officially) chose me. Four years since our 21-year-old selves said "I do." Four years since we asked God to help us serve, love, and protect one another. 

These have been the best (and craziest) four years of my life! We've lived in three states, in 11 different homes, and have been in 7 different countries. We've been through times of immense joy and incredible heartache. We have wiped each others tears, laughed like when we were teenagers, and stood together through it all, by God's grace. And we made one incredibly cute baby too!

I love you Brian James. You have been Jesus to me. You have been grace, patience, commitment, service, and joy. You have seen me at my utter worst, and loved me through every moment. I couldn't have dreamed of a better companion to do this life with. I pray that I can serve and love you like Jesus, and like you have served and loved me. Happy anniversary!

Remember this? I loved this day. I still do.

Our loved ones covering us in prayer

Your sweet face as my dad walked me down the aisle to you

Sweet words, prayers, and laughs as we chose each other in front of our family and friends!

Yeah, we high-fived. I promise there's a story behind this.

Our amazing bridal party (that was apparently big enough for a football team...)

And it wouldn't have been our wedding without a lightsaber war (nerd alert)

I'm pretty sure we like each other

You're my best friend Brian. I love you. Here's to another 80 years together!

(And a HUGE thanks to the amazing Gerald and Airika Pope for taking such beautiful pictures. Still, 4 years later, I tear up when I look at them. You guys did an incredible job.)

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  1. Happy anniversary to you guys! Love all the pictures!

  2. happy anniversary!!!!!!! those wedding photos are absolutely stunning! you are a gorgeous brides!!!
    I pray the Lord blesses you with many many many more joy filled years.


  3. gorgeous pictures....loved the saber husband laughed about that one too because he's a nerd and he's attempted to convert me a little ;).
    Happy anniversary!!!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing this! This is so sweet! My husband and I just celebrated 4 months yesterday!! :) We are cherishing every day and are thankful for every moment. It's sweet to see other couples who are following Jesus and loving each other like Him!

  5. oh girl Happy Anniversary!! I love your dress, the photos, the picture of prayer, the decor at the is all just breathtaking!

  6. Happy anniversary! these pictures are all SO cute!

  7. I LOVE that backdrop!

    Also, you had that same dreamy look on your face any time you talked about your husband last weekend. <3 You two are so blessed!

  8. Happy anniversary!! From one Brian and McKenzie to another :) Also, my Brian is Brian James too. Are we the same person?

  9. OK, i'm annoyed that I didn't know you 4 years ago. WHAT A FUN WEDDING!!!!!!! Love you.

  10. Happy anniversary! Such gorgeous photos. We just celebrated 3 years on the 17th!:) I hope you had a lovely day.

  11. I have returned to your blog so many times today to look at these beautiful pictures of you guys. The ones of you guys praying are just gorgeous!! The love you have for each other is so clear =)
    Much Love friend! Was so thankful we met at the conference!

  12. Oh my goodness. I also forgot to add....
    (The point of the whole thing)

  13. New follower! OK, your wedding looked like it was INCREDIBLE! I've been married 6 years and it was the best decision I made as well!!

  14. I just loved these photos!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Wow, that's a lot of bridesmaids and groomsmen!!


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