"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Celebrating 10 Years

I know that this may seem kind of an odd thing to do, but it is something that I have been wanting to do for a while and because I have my very own blog I can do this - celebrate our wedding day and the people who were a part of it all month long! :) I still can't believe that we have been married for 10 years at the end of the month! It has been quite an amazing journey full of ups and downs. I praise God every day for the incredible man He created for me and there is absolutely NO ONE else I would rather spend the rest of my life with. There will be more gushing over the hubby in the blogs to come. :) Today I want to start celebrating the guys and girls we asked to stand by us 10 years ago on the day we were married. I think like everyone, we have stayed closer friends with some of our wedding party more than others over the years, but ALL of these people mean so much to us even today and we would be there for them in a second if they ever needed us. So, here we go with the fun flashback pics! Bear with me this month as I reminisce! You know you love it! Ha ha!

This is me with all of my bridesmaids like seconds before I walked down the isle. It is one of my favorite pics from our wedding day. Every time I look at this picture it takes me back to the emotions and excitement the day itself holds for me. I had just finished writing a letter to Andrew that I would give him on our honeymoon and then the girls huddled around and prayed for us, the day and our journey together. Priceless moments with some of my favorite people in the world!
This is Whitney Halbert Parlin. She was one of my buddies at SFA. She was that girl the Lord put into my life to make me laugh and I have lots of fun memories of dorm rooms and BSM functions with her. She is now married and her and Brad have a son and another little one on the way! She also is an assistant principal at a school and I know she does an amazing job at that! Love you, girl!

Whitney walking with Tim Kirkley. Tim was one of Andrew's buds in college and they were in each other's weddings just a couple months a part from each other. So, happy 10 years to Tim and Kara as well!

This is Jennifer Davis Dove and she was such a great friend to both Andrew and I. Her and Andrew have many fun memories of college days and I fell in love with Jennifer and her heart the minute I met her. We all lived/worked in Houston together a couple of years after we were married and it was great to do ministry briefly with her at Second Baptist. Now she is married and due to have her first kiddo this summer! Praying for you, Jen and I know you are going to be a fabulous mom!

Here is Jennifer and my sweet bro Cory. I love that in this pic Cory was about to start his senior year of high school and now he will be getting married himself to a great girl this summer! Look where 10 years has gotten you Cory! Andrew and I are so proud of Cory and can't wait for him to experience the many blessings marriage brings!
More fun pics to come...


Dannie Napier said...

It's hard to believe it's been ten years already. I love looking at the pictures! Also your blog about the visit to the Werley lake cottage brought back happy memories of the many trips to Lake Conroe. I love you guys and enjoy keeping up with you through your blog and getting to see those kiddos' pictures.

David M said...
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David M said...

I remember your wedding so well. You & Andrew broke the mold of a typical wedding w/ a band! There was a drummer! Shame!! lol! And we all stood & sang praise music w/ the band! Double shame!! hahahaha! Your Uncle John was sitting in front of us & he turned around & commented that he was surprised Jackie & I knew the songs & were able to sing along w/o the words provided to the guests. It was such a refreshing service, so different from the typical wedding.
--Uncle David--

Jennifer Dove said...

Congrads on 10 years...oh how time flies! What precious memories from a precious day! I was honored to stand up for y'all that day and I would still be honored to account for your Godly marriage! It is evident even from a distance :)

angie said...

Happy early anniversary, great idea!!