FOUR YEARS, THREE HOMES, TWO NEW PARENTS & ONE BABY LATER.
THE PAST FOUR YEARS HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF UNCHARTED TERRITORIES, LEARNING & EXPLORING WITH ONE ANOTHER AS WE DIVE IN HAND-IN-HAND, CREATING OUR LIFE TOGETHER. I KNOW WE'VE ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE. GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR ALLOWING US TO HAVE FULL HEARTS, COMPLETING EACH OTHER IN A WAY UNIQUE TO US. I PRAY OVER OUR MARRIAGE AS WE START TO GROW THESE FOUR YEARS INTO FORTY & MORE.
ok i know what you may be thinking...who even tracks this? what is 1000 days of marriage even mean? to be honest, i had NO IDEA we were anywhere near a 1000 days. it was one of those happenstance moments where you randomly open your countdown app & see that you are a couple days shy of 1000 days since your wedding date. super coincidental, i promise! being the nostalgic (insert: & little-to-do-while-on-maternity-leave) person that i am, i figured it would be fun (delicious) to order mini versions of the kara's cupcakes we served at our wedding, customized with this milestone for us to enjoy (& for me to occupy myself with a mini, uneducated photoshoot...remember, maternity leave). then i started thinking, 1000 days of marriage & look how far we've come, solely by the grace of God.
if you know me, you know i like numbers & patterns. so naturally i discovered that we are three months shy of our third anniversary, & we are three weeks shy of the birth of our third family member. also there are three zeroes in 1000. am i trying too hard now? :) one last thing: 2016 = 2+0+1+6 = 9 which is divisible by three. ok i'll stop.
actually, no i won't. here are three things i am thankful to God for in the past 1000 days of marriage...
ordered our simple black & white thank you cards from minted.com & absolutely love them! purchased washi tape from michaels & decorated our envelopes to break the plain white color. hope our guests loved them as much as we did!
welp, our venue didn’t allow sparklers. of course i found out a month before the wedding …& after purchasing 200 20” ones from etsy’s sayanythingdesign store. after having a little meltdown, began my research online & discovered “wedding wands”. i went for it. purchased silver door curtain tinsel from diddams in mountain view & ordered dowelsonline via amazon. using a hot glue gun, i glued cut tinsel to the dowels. that’s all. super easy. put them in metal bins & made a sign :) our photographer gladys was able to capture that sparkle — mission complete!