Monday, January 21, 2013

Wedding day bloopers

April 6,2012
Pictures from our wedding day that make me laugh my butt off....
Me at my shining moment.

Like father like son

Yo, What's up?

Nice suit.

Father in Law holding my flowers.

This picture makes me LOL it looks like they are
 running away from a natural disaster.

So dang happy!

Bride and Water fountain=bad idea.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

The day I became a Mrs.

April 6,2012

I dreamed of this day since I was a little girl. I have always been a hopeless romantic. So much of my time was spent dreaming of my future husband and our wedding day. April 6, 2012, the day that all of those dreams were becoming a reality. I was nervous, nervous, nervous. I wasn't nervous because I thought I was making the wrong decision. I was nervous because my groom was a freakin hottie and I was the lucky girl about to say I do. Can you blame me for a few butterflies? I used tissues to wipe my sweaty hands off numerous times before we were wed. The moment I saw Josh all I could think about were those childhood wedding dreams. Although my dream groom was pretty amazing, Josh surpasses him by far.
Our ceremony was beautiful and sweet. There were tears shed by most in the room. I tried not to concentrate on anyone, but Josh or I would have lost it and flooded the place with happy tears. There was a moment when my sweet groom got choked up...I will always remember the look on his face. Words were spoken about love and commitment and promises. I promised that handsome groom my forever and he promised right back.
After all was said and done it was time for some love from family and picture taking. All of the little girls treated me like a princess. I sure felt like one. The girls loved holding my flowers too.  I felt so much love. I also felt hot! Dallas Texas and a big ole wedding dress=BURNING!!! I loved my dress, but wanted to rip it off as soon as possible.

Pictures captured from my mom's camera:

The little girls

My beautiful bridesmaid Faith

My supporters


The handsome groom escorting his bride.

Bride and Groom.

He makes me laugh every single day.

My Hollywood kiss

My favorites.

Huge Miller/Pritchard family

My new sisters.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

The bridal shower

February 2012
My bridal shower was thrown by my mom and other sweet women in my life. I wanted the theme to be a hot air balloon love theme. I could just picture Josh and I flying away in a hot air balloon madly in love. That may sound silly, but it's what this bride wanted. The day of the shower it was pouring down rain. Pouring. There were supposed to be balloons to complete the theme, but they all popped due to the weather. We went with it anyways. Everyone was so generous with the gift giving. We needed so much, but got almost everything we needed from family and friends. There was plenty of party food and tons of eating on my part. Just looking at the cake picture makes me want to lick my screen.  I'm thankful for everyone who was so supportive of Josh and I during all the wedding festivities.
It's hard to tell but the cake says, "Up up and away!"

It took a lot for me not to cram that cake in my mouth.

My mom makes the best fruit displays. See those daisies.

People enjoying.

I was dreaming of being a wifey who bakes.


All of the loot.

Friday, January 18, 2013

I'll go inside someday

March 2012
I always dreamed of the day that I would be able to go to the temple. All temples are so very beautiful and peaceful. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana temple is no exception. What a blessing to have a temple that is only a few hours of driving away. I was nervous to go through the temple for the first time to receive my endowment. It made it easier that I had so many wonderful ladies in my life go with me for the first time. On the three hour drive I was entertained with some hilarious and sweet newlywed stories from the group. I laughed so hard that all some of my nerves went away. Going through the temple for the first time is an experience I will never forget. There was so much peace, new understanding, emotion, and happiness felt that day. My heart swells thinking of my mom holding my hand in that eternally beautiful temple.
After the temple I was initiated into the temple club with a trip to Copelands. After every temple trip these ladies go on they always go to the same restaurant to pig out on New Orleans style food. I can't blame them. I ate way too much and of course even got some dessert.
The whole gang

Mother and daughter.

I'm glad I'm her daughter forever

The House of the Lord

Catching up

I'm in a funk. I blame it on that time of the month. Lately, I have wanted to blog more. For numerous reasons (no internet, time, ect), I haven't gotten around to it. I've done a really poor job of recording things for myself and my family in written words. I've got a lot of catching up to do. So I'm just going to start with past major events and go from there. Like hello....I never even wrote down anything about my wedding, honeymoon, or finished my love story. So here goes nothing. Cheers to recording for posterity's sake.