S: July Sixth, Twp Thoasand Ten
FC: Man and Wife July 6th, 2010
1: Cody and I have always been drawn to one another, ever since the 6th grade. Periodically dating throughout our school years, we finally truely hit it off the summer after our Sophmore year. We spent every moment we could together while in school and out. And when my family moved to Arizona, we still made it work by daily phone calls. Then once I turned eighteen, I moved back to Oregon to graduate from Bend Senior High with the rest of my classmates, Cody included of course. We had our ups and downs like any other relationship, but knowing it would all be worth it in the end.
2: Will you marry me??? | Will you marry me??? | Cody decided he wanted to show me the beautiful drive up through Sedona to Flagstaff. It was gorgeous. We stopped at the Oak Creek Canyon View Point. The views were amazing. And as I was looking, he started telling me how he had brought me there for another reason........ will you marry me? Of course I said yes, right after I asked him if he was serious! haha | C+K = 4evr | 4-10-2010
3: The Dress | This was the 3rd dress I tried on. It was perfect!! And I got it for a steal all because of a couple of the loops on the back were broken!
6: Bachelorette Party Thrown by my wonderful Momma and Sister.
7: I had sooooooo much fun. Got lots of funny gifts, and a few frilly things. But I think it was Peggy and Debbie who had the most fun. They quite enjoyed the position of the day book. haha
8: The Oregon Engagement Party | Felicia and Amy were so sweet and threw me and Cody an Engagement Party. I had some drinks with the girls, and the guys went out and played some Poker in the garage! It was nice and relaxing.
9: Setting up the Alter! | It was soooo great to have so much help setting up. We felt so blessed. Definitely took the better part of a day to set up. Mike, Alex, Melinda, and Jordan were so helpful. | I was so tired afterwards.
10: massages......... | Amy treated us to massages!! They were amazing. I've never had one before, and would definitely love another one! haha..... ohhhhhhhhh yaaaa!
11: The Morning of... | We were so incredibly busy. I was soooo super thankful to everyone that helped out. It would not have happened otherwise. Just amazing! | I was so thankful to Jim for letting us use his tables and chairs!! | it's go time. | Thank you to Wanda, lara, and Felicia for putting together the bouquets and table vases.
12: the eve of the | Wedding | mr. alex | mr. bad | The Groom and Felicia
13: Felicia and Doug | knucks! | Jordan, Amy, Me, Felicia, Doug, & Marcus.
14: Hair... check. makeup... check. slip....uhhhhh? | The day of the wedding we realized that we had left the slip for the dress in Arizona. I though I was going to have a heart attack. But my mom was able to find one. She saved the day! | GETTING READY!!!!!! | Paige | Our little man, Ethan | Mr. Marcus
15: Waiting for the | Bride! | Since we had the issue of the missing slip, the bride was, well....... a little late. | All the guys got ready over at the Houston's house. We were both so excited see one another. I couldn't wait to see the look on his face. | Alex and Cody
16: Doug and Amy | Jake and Trisha | Alex and Melinda | Jordan and Jenna | Paige | Ethan and Marcus | (Father and Mother of Groom) | (Brother and Mother of Bride) | (Groomsman and Bridesmaid) | (Best Man and Maid of Honor) | (Flower Girl) | (Ring Bearers)
17: Here comes the Bride.
18: Today, I marry my Best Friend!
19: In sickness and in health, til death do us part.
20: Melinda and Jenna | I love how emotional my sister got. It really makes me feel so blessed to have her as my sister. And Melinda, she is such a wonderful friend, who I know wishes only happiness my way. | Jordan and Alex | Jordan is such a wonderful brother to Cody, and I am happy to have him as my Brother-in-law. And Alex is such a sweet guy. I really hope Cody and him remain friends through all life changes.
21: I love my beautiful sister.
22: You may now kiss the Bride. | It was so exciting knowing that we are husband and wife.
23: Husband and Wife. | The whole ceremony went so fast. It was so amazing.
24: So wonderful how weddings bring smiles and laughter.
25: Signing the certificate. Making everything legit!
26: Paigey playing with the petals. | Our handsome baby boy, Ethan. | Me and my new Sister-in-law, Felicia. | Now... where is my Husband??
27: Love at first sight is often cured by a second look. Love is sweet when it’s new, but sweeter when it’s true. Love is like a butterfly, it settles upon you when you least expect it. Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
28: "The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever." - The Notebook
29: "All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other."
30: Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath. | When they asked me what I loved most about life, I smiled and said you.
33: Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love Every crisis faced together makes the circle grow stronger.
34: Oh how much these guys are loved. | My husband's best friend, and my new brother-in-law. I am so lucky.
35: Those two girls are the best!! And both hold a special place in my heart. | Couldn't imagine anyone else in any of their places.
36: One big happy family!
38: Bride's Family | Groom's new Family | Sisters! | Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law | Mom, Brother, Dad, Bride, and Sister. | Eric, Trisha, Groom, Jenna, and Jake | She is the best sister one could ask for. | I'm so happy my sister loves him.
39: "I loved her first, I held her first And a place in my heart will always be hers From the first breath she breathed When she first smiled at me I knew the love of a father runs deep." ~ Heartland | me and my girls! | the guys. | beautiful girl, Paige
40: I am so glad that my parents love him. It makes this all much more wonderful. | Jake, Cody, and Jenna | My Dad and Marcus. | Me and my little brother Jake.
41: Alex & Marcus hangin'. | Best Friends | Husband & Wife | A brother's love, is a brother's love.
42: This was one of the best days of my life. It was pure bliss. But it flew by all too fast. I felt so blessed surrounded by all of our family and friends. Absolutely amazing. A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it. And to those of you who weren't able to come, you were there in our hearts. We love everyone so much.
44: and they lived happily ever after.
46: let them eat | CAKE | CAKE | Our Cake was deeeee-licious. We had it made by The Cake Lady in Bend. It was a white cake with a strawberry filling and buttercream icing.
47: This was so fun. It was great to see all the girls excited to try and catch the bouquet. And the lucky girl was Darcie Wilson. | the | Bouquet Toss!!
48: Garter | Toss | Took Cody a little bit to find my leg through the dress and the slip. He got the garter off and shot it like a slingshot. Of course Alex caught it. He was the biggest guy there, so it was no surprise.
49: First Dance | Our first dance as Husband and Wife was amazing. During our first dance, Paige decided to come out and join us!
52: Cody and I with my parents and aunts and uncles. | My aunt Rachel, Mom, Me, and my aunt Becky. | My Grandpa, Dad, Me, and Nana. | All the Cousins.
53: Thank you Everyone for all the wonderful gifts and Honeymoon donations.
54: Just Married! | My beautiful sister and her friend nicely decorated the car for us!! It was all so very creative. I loved how they included Ethan in the stick people drawing.
55: Honeymoon | The | We made alot of fun little stops along the way. We had decided our Honeymoon would consist of a road trip back home, and just having fun as a family.
56: One of the places we both really wanted to see was the Redwood Forest. And it was incredible. The trees were humongous. One of the coolest things I've ever seen.
58: California Coast! | the
59: The Trees | of Mystery | It was so neat to see all the carvings that people had done about Paul Bunyan's life.. They must've taken so much time. Ethan was fascinated by the giant talking Paul Bunyan and his ox by the entrance.
60: Our last stop.
61: Our wedding trip was amazing. The drive up to Oregon was so pleasant. The wedding was amazing. With the donations for the honeymoon, we were able to buy new tires for the jeep (which was much needed) and the donations also helped out tremendously in getting us home. Before we left for home, we were so happy to have a nice last visit with Les Hamilton, Alex's dad. He is so missed, and will always be missed. Thank you to all of our family and friends for helping us set up for the wedding and making it a wonderful time. I wish it hadn't gone by in such a blur. But I am so happy to have married my best friend and that we have begun creating a beautiful family together.