Saturday, February 12, 2011

Through the years...

In honor of the month of love, I am reminiscing on us through the years. I love looking back on all the sweet times we've spent together.

I give you fair warning though. Jonathan looked very different. He had long curly hair! I think we both look better now. His hair is short and I lost some of my baby face look.

Ok, here we go on a trip down memory lane:

Spring of 2008
This was our first picture of "just us." I was leaving to go home for the summer and wasn't sure how things were going to work out. However, we were both pretty infatuated with each other at this point.

August 2008
We are headed home so that Jonathan can meet all of my family, now that he is "the boyfriend."

Fall of 2008
At the fair together and having a good time

Winter 2008-2009
We had just started saying "I love you"

Valentines Day 2009
He wrote me a beautiful song about how thankful he was that God gave me to him.

Spring 2009
Out on one of our weekly dates

April 2009
In St. Augustine for a day trip. We came home for my little brother's birthday

July 16, 2009
Our one year anniversary of dating. Jonathan surprised me by driving 4 hours to see me! He took me out on a really nice date this day.

August 2009
In Panama City for my grandparent's 50 wedding anniversary celebration

September 2009
Exploring nature on a day outing, hiking and such.

October 7, 2009
My 21st birthday - we got engaged! It was a huge, extremely romantic surprise proposal!

The rock.

November 2009
At the fair again on my favorite ride - the ferris wheel!

December 11, 2009
I graduated from college!!!!

January 2010
This is the day I had been waiting for a very long time! Jonathan picked me up after our family vacation and this is how he looked! I hardly recognized him. I knew he would look so good with short hair.

Valentines Day 2010
Our first one as an engaged couple! I remember that we spend most of the night talking about the future...exciting things were to come!

March 2010
Home for the weekend and doing what we do best - make music.

March 2010
The weekend it snowed in the deep south! I grew up in Florida, so snow is kind of a big deal.

Easter 2010
This was my first Easter away from my family, but I was happy to be with my soon-to-be new family!

Spring 2010
Our engagement pictures!

April 2010
At one of our many wonderful wedding showers

May 2010
At our couples shower thrown by EEO

May 21, 2010
At our rehearsal dinner!

May 22, 2010
The best day of my life - our wedding day!

Leaving for the honeymoon! Finally!

May 2010
The best week of my life - our honeymoon in the Caribbean!

July 2010
WIRED Week Missions Camp

August 2010
Leading worship for the weekend at the beach! 

August 2010
Having a groovy time at my mom's 60's birthday party

October 7, 2010
My 22nd birthday and my ring's 1st birthday. :) We went back to the same place we ate the night we got engaged.

October 31, 2010
We were Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan for Halloween.

November 2010
In NC for my cousin's wedding

December 2010
Our first Christmas together!

Janurary 2011
Dancing the night away at the EEO staff party

Present Day 2011

I cannot wait to see where life is going to take us in the future. It's been a wonderful journey with this man thus far and I look forward to many more adventures in the years to come!


Natalie said...

This is so sweet! Your pictures are awesome! Have a great weekend!

bebe bird beck said...

This is so beautiful. :]
Love is such an amazing thing.

Anonymous said...

You two are so so sweet together!
I loved your ode to LOVE!!
So beautiful <3

Tammy said...

Love this! Great Idea! I love love love your engagement and wedding pictures!

Michelle said... sweet Sis!

Cassidy said...

Regarding your 1st Christmas picture together: RIP bottom string of pearls.

Love the chronology! I may have to steal this idea for a home photo album. It's cool to see how we grow and change. :)

Faith said...

This was a fun post! You are a beautiful couple!

Emma said...

this is such a cute post. and an encouragement in Gods perfectly perfect timing! :) thanks for sharing Jennifer! -Emma

CarrieJo said...

I loved reading through this post!!!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

This is so cute, your engagement pictures are amazing. Your eyes are amazing. Your very photogenic Missy.

Write it in Lipstick

Jennifer said...

Thanks you guys! I have a wonderful man!

Cass - I just laughed really hard. I wore it again today and I am so glad to be rid of that bottom strand. Baby Julia did me a favor!

Renee B. said...

Ahhhhh I love this post!! So sweet! I've noticed through the years that my husband and I have a lot of similar poses for our photos (arms out self portrait pose, etc) it would be so neat to line them all up like that!
I love your engagement photos too....adorable.
You have a lovely blog! :)

megan said...

thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! i came over and checked yours out and i absolutely love it! :)

kristine [kristine. or polly.] said...

Aww, it was so fun to see your guys' evolution. You seem like such a wonderful couple, so in love. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Jenna said...

i loved looking at all of these! y'all are such a great looking couple. :)

samarah said...

I loved looking at these too!! Your wedding pictures are gorgeous! you guys are so cute :] and I love your eyes, so beautiful!

much love,

Alexia said...

I had a grin from ear to ear after seeing each picture - simply beautiful! I can totally capture both of your personalities just by seeing the photos. I read your about me, and I think it's so awesome how God blessed you with a great man of God, after years of waiting for the "one"! I've never had a boyfriend, or been given flowers or anything like that, and your story really gives me hope/inspires me. I just love it when we allow God to write our love stories. I pray that God blesses your marriage in ABUNDANCE!

By the way, just out curiosity, were you ever nervous about starting a new life as a married woman - as a "wife"? Sometimes I think about how that will be for me, and the thought of it frightens me at times. I feel like I don't want to ever dissapoint my husband to the point where he thinks, "uh, why did I marry her, again? It's a mistake"! Lol, the reason I ask is because you do the 'job' of a wife so gracefully - it's truly admirable!



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