…daniel and april

…daniel and april

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Today...I am Thankful for many things...

but I am especially thankful that we are celebrating 4 years of marriage today!! Not just marriage in my eyes...but 4 years of wonderful, amazing, quality time with my best friend! 
I am so blessed and thankful to be married to a man like Daniel who is the leader and provider of our family. I look forward to many many more years and memories with him! 

Mark 10:6-9
"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'  'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,  and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

Wedding Day Pictures...
Daniel seeing me for the first time               
 (one of my favorite pictures from the day) 

 Would not have wanted anyone else standing beside me on my wedding day! I love these 9 girls..

 Seeing my dad right before walking down the aisle...

heading to the reception

First dance

Girls dancing...

 Guys turn :) 
Everybody dancing! 

 Off to St. Lucia!! 

 It was such a happy day filled with love and joy... it was more than I could have ever imagined!! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

House in Fairhope

We are currently living in Fairhope, AL and loving it!! Do we miss our family and friends in Birmingham...Of Course! But our marriage has grown so much stronger and this adventure has been great for us. I feel so blessed to have an amazing husband that is my best friend!!
We are renting a house and love it. I will admit I was being picky (Daniel would say I was being a 'Diva') but I kept telling him...we are moving away from our family and friends, so I want us to really like our house! Daniel drives over to Foley and I drive up to Daphne, so Fairhope was a great middle! 
The downtown Fairhope area is SO CUTE!!! If you have never been you should visit sometime!! It is such a great place to shop and walk around!! 

Here are some pictures of our house...

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom (love my cake stand with cotton balls/q-tips/candle on it...Thanks Pinterest!) 

Guest Bedroom (Love my pillows...from Etsy!!) 
Other Guest Bedroom...This wonderful bed was built by my father in law and that really cute blue pillow is also from Etsy! 

View from the den to the kitchen...More pillows from Etsy...these are my favorite! :) 

This is my classroom at Daphne High School!! 

Love my bright teal wall! It makes me feel like I am outside since I have no windows :) 

This is where Daniel and I will go and walk on Saturday's and Sunday's! This sidewalk runs along the bay and it is the best view!!

Just wanted to show you a little bit about our lives in Fairhope!  Come visit us anytime!! :) 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sweet Summertime...

Well...A LOT has happened since my last Blog post!! At the beginning of May we found out we were going to be moving to South Alabama near the beach! Daniel accepted a job at South Baldwin Medical Center in Foley, Alabama as the Assistant CEO of the hospital. He was so excited and I was too, but it was a hard time for both of us. Our lives and families and nephews and friends were in Birmingham...so it was hard to believe we were going to pick up and move away from all of that. But come June, it was time for Daniel to start at his new hospital so he moved to the Foley Holiday Inn Suites (he secretly loved it! Cause let's be honest...I don't change our sheets everyday, or get him fresh towels everyday, or set him out cookies everyday...so he was kinda in heaven!)
Needless to say it was a very busy summer!! I was trying to find us a house in Baldwin County while trying to sell our house in Trussville. We also had Curtis and Marissa's wedding, Allie (daniel's sister) and Wesley's wedding, a beach trip, and lots of family/friends time.
I was fortunate to get a job offer at Daphne High School, in Daphne, Alabama!! Daniel was thrilled I got a job ;) I was really excited and nervous! And thankfully, at some point in July, we found a house to rent in Fairhope, AL!!
Then at the beginning of August it was time for me to move to Fairhope. It was so hard leaving my family and friends in Birmingham but we are loving it so far. I miss my Homewood teacher friends like crazy but I am loving Daphne High School.
Here are pictures from our summer!

Curtis and Marissa's wedding in Georgia

boys will be boys...
 These are some great friends!!!!

Allie and Wesley's wedding weekend was amazing and Daniel and I are so happy for them!! Their wedding was beautiful!
These are some pictures from the bridesmaids luncheon.
 The bride and groom at the rehearsal dinner!

 Reception, first dance, cakes, and bridesmaids!!  (I love weddings!!)
 The best family in the world...
 The best friends in the world....
 Don't know what we would do without these people!!
 love him...a lot!

After Allie and Wesley's Wedding we went to the beach with my family! It was a perfect week!!
 We celebrated Uncle Daniel's and GiGi's Birthdays!
 This little guy lived it up on the beach :)
 He loves his Uncle Daniel

 I miss these two boys more than words can describe!!! I am so blessed to have an amazing brother and sister in law who face-time with us and send me pics and videos all the time!! AND even come to visit!!!
I know....They could not be ANY cuter!!!

The next weekend...the little brother popped the question (finally!!! YEA!!)
We are so excited for Brad and Kaila! Can't wait for July 13th!!!

 Then...it was that time. The movers and moving truck were at the house and I was an emotional basket case. We loved our first house, our street, and our neighbors! It was very sad to leave, but we were excited about the next adventure God had planned for us!

So we are happily living in Fairhope, AL and loving it. I will post pictures soon of our life here!