S: August 8, 2009
BC: The Beginning . . . | August 8, 2009
FC: Dustin & Julie
1: "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." -William Shakespeare
2: Sunrise, sunset... Sunrise, sunset...
3: Swiftly fly the years...
4: The woman I am today, started way back in the long ago!
5: Mom, Grandma Jean, Aunt Margaret, and Aunt Jeannie then, and now! | I'm sure that on that Christmas long ago they had no idea that 30-something years later they would be celebrating at a wedding in the heat of an August day 2009
6: My Great-grandpa Elliott made this heart in the snow in the 1960's. On the back of the photograph he wrote that he made this as a message to all his children and grandchildren. So, even though he couldn't be at our wedding, physically...I'm sure, somehow, he was there in spirit.. We carry him in OUR hearts, even as he sent us his love, in his message from long ago. | This message was sent from Heaven on the wings of sweet angels. If you listen closely you might even hear their wings!
7: This is where a part of my life-story started. This is my Great-great--great grandma, Carrie Johnson. She and Mark Johnson gave birth to my Great-great-grandmother, Bertha Lee, who married John Oscar Newton. Bertha and J.O. were my Great-grandma, Ila Price Elliott 's, parents. Great Grandma Elliott is my Grandma Norma Jean Haines' mother, Norma Jean is my mother, Barbara's , mom. And then of course there is ME, Julie Bannister Freeman! | Bertha | Norma Jean | Ila | Ila | John Oscar (j.O.) | Barbara | Julie | Carrie
11: true | Love
14: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
15: Men in Black... the Saint Louis sequel!
16: August 2009
21: J | & | D | The love of my life awaits. No more two, soon we shall be joined as one!
22: Gettin' ready!
31: "What's that you say? Who gives this woman away? Not me, not ever... my precious baby rocked on my knee, a woman now, oh how can that be? The years too swiftly speed right past, and now,here we are at last. I'll love you forever...my little dumpling you will always be. You're that little baby a-bounced on my knee."
33: F O R E V E R
36: With this ring.... | I thee wed.
37: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
40: "For this cause a man shall leave father and mother, and a woman leave her home, and the two shall become one flesh"
41: You and Me Babe.... Together Forever!
42: You hold my heart in your hands...I will be forever yours...to have and to hold...from this day forward...
44: "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." -William Shakespeare
47: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
49: Dancing to the beat of our hearts
58: Before the wedding
59: After the ceremony | How sweet it is...to be loved by you!
60: Robert | Julie | J.P. | Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers | blossoming even as we gaze!
62: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
63: Dustin and Nikki
64: Not so long ago a precious little girl graced us with her presence.... All grown up, this day she joins another family. Always, and forever, ours, but now, to them she belongs as well. | Julie , (that's me), my Mom, Barbara, and my Grandmother, Norma Jean
65: Julie, you will forever be our little girl!
74: Our Bridal Party
75: The Bride & Groom
76: I'm so happy I can finally call this man my husband. It's really a dream come true
77: The happiest day of my life...
78: Daddy's Little Girl | Momma's Baby
82: My special friends and family
83: Always close | to my heart
97: Christmas...can it really be that Dustin and I have been married for over four months?! It seems like only yesterday that we were melting in the August heat while we pledged our lives and hearts to one another! Our journey is still new, and I am thankful everyday to be making the voyage with the love of my life!