S: Kyle and Crystal Clark 2010
BC: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
FC: Kyle and Crystal Clark 2010
1: 2010 | Valentine's Day Crystal's Bachelorette Party Wedding Shower Prayer Shower Rehearsal Dinner Wedding Day Wedding Suite Honeymoon in Italy Mother's Day Camping Trip Guadalupe Floating Trip 408 Montreal Drive 4th of July Labor Day in Michigan Air Force Academy / Colorado Springs Kyle's Birthday Thanksgiving Christmas in Michigan
2: Kyle planned a very special Valentine's Day for Crystal. He wouldn't tell her what he had planned but she knew it was going to be special. Kyle spent a full week preparing for the date! The only thing he told Crystal was to be ready at 6:30 and to be dressed up. She anxiously awaited Kyle to pick her up when a knock on the door came. A man she had never met opened the door and informed Crystal that he would be her driver for the evening. He drove Crystal to Kyle's house in Justin. Kyle planned a 14 course dinner. He had also built a nice song playlist and moved his furniture so there was a dance floor! | Valentine's Day
4: B A C H E L O R E T T E P A R T Y | Kyle drove Crystal around for 45 minutes with a green shopping bag over her head so she wouldn't know where she was going for her surprise Bachelorette Party.
8: Everyone wore a t-shirt similar to this one with all the items they needed for the scavenger hunt
10: Crystal with her Bridesmaids at her Bridal Shower. They rented a small house and made special teas for all of the guests along with cute appetizers that were delicious, everyone enjoyed the day.
14: Prayer Shower Theril and Alice Williams hosted a prayer shower for Kyle and Crystal. At the shower seven couples prayed over their future union and also each gave them a gift. The gift represented something to always focus on in their marriage. There were many tears and all of the couples shared wonderful advice for them, it was a beautiful night.
15: Rehearsal Dinner The dinner was held at one of Crystal's favorite Mexican food restaurants called Miguelito's. They had almost 75 people at the dinner and several toasts.
19: Family Wedding Photos
22: The balcony and rooms of the honeymoon suite at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas.
24: Honeymoon | in Italy | a | sitting in luxury
25: flying high!
26: roma, italy | hotel cavalieri
27: the grounds and sights of our hotel
29: first night | We told the cab driver to take us to the most famous fountain in Rome. Maybe we should have researched a little more before we left!
30: the vatican
32: st. peter's basilica
38: gelato | we spent a lot of time standing in line for gelato... the texture is rich an smooth, it was a perfect treat while walking the streets!
40: During our time in Italy we had a good meal at every turn. These are just two of the faces I got of Kyle while eating... Wonderful food!
41: the coliseum
45: ancient roma
48: bicycling through the streets of rome, Kyle loved it...me not so much
49: St. Paul's Bascilica - Outside the Walls We didn't know what to expect walking up to this church. It is said that Paul is actually buried beneath it. From the exterior it looked bland and in need of a good scrubbing, children were kicking their soccer ball against the side of it and it just had a grunge feel. But....the inside was magnificent! We had never expected what we saw,
52: We took the train to Florence and stayed at Hotel Machivelli...it was cheap and not what we had grown accustomed to in Rome...but Florence, oh Florence! | florence
53: the duomo
56: The Hike | we made it
57: seeing the city from above
58: ponte vecchio bridge
59: ...we traveled by bus to siena. Our first stop was the piazza del campo seen above. This picture is shot from atop the most famous tower in the city, torre del mangia. It is the second tallest tower in italy and has exactly 400 steps to the top. The stairs were so narrow and the ceilings so low I wasn't sure Kyle would make it. | siena
61: going up... | coming down.
65: headed home, but still flying high!
66: Fairfield, Texas | Mother's Day Camping Trip
70: The Great Outdoors | Floating the Guadalupe and road trip
71: hanging out on the river with good friends...and the other riff-raff
74: COOPER'S BBQ
75: 408 Montreal Drive
76: BEFORE | AFTER
77: BEFORE | AFTER
78: 4th of July, first pool party!
80: Under water fun
81: Labor Day in Michigan
82: Colorado Springs and Air Force Academy
84: We took in an Academy football game while we were in town, Kyle filled me in on all the school traditions.
85: Touring the campus
86: Happy Birthday! | Kyle turned 40 this year and he said he didn't want a party. I got him a cake though!
87: We also brought Birdie into our family. | Birdie
90: We got free tickets to see the COWBOYS!!
93: Our first year we got to host our first turkey day!
94: A sweet photographer friend blessed us with beautiful Christmas photos.
97: Our first Christmas together. We were traveling to Michigan for the holidays but we wanted to open our gifts in our house together. We made a special meal and Birdie even joined in on the fun.
98: Merry Christmas
99: Annual Christmas shindig at Cousin Tommy's house!