Tuesday, August 30, 2011

my love... forever and always...

I want you forever, forever and always
Through the good and the bad and the ugly
We'll grow old together, and always remember
Whether happy or sad or whatever
We'll still love each other, forever and always
Forever and always, forever and always

Monday, August 29, 2011

my boys...

Monday, August 15, 2011

lucas james... love this boy!

best friend and cousin- mason!

 fun at the park
 such mischief!
 trace carter, feeding the fish.
 walking with poppi... love love love.
 time out for some tea!
trying to survive the dog days of summer!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

the after-party :))

(the reception)
the beautiful flowers

awww. memories from our wedding and honeymoon 7 years ago!

the ice cream sundae set-up! 

tons of icecream and toppings... it was soo yummy!
and a great way to bribe the kids to be quiet during the ceremony ;)

haha. fixing our icecream. nate was excited!

our own coldstone creamery... :)

apparently i was more excited than i thought about the sundaes!

yep, we totally fed each other our first bites!

silly boy... lucas was loving his icecream!

caden enjoyed his as well!
finger lickin' good!

 sweet lucas... sharing a HUGE bite with mama!! :)

sparkling grape juice for communion? yes please =)

~ picture time ~
i love him!

nate and i with joe and sharon.. so blessed by them!

me and libby... my only bridesmaid :))

so i can't tell you how much i love this picture.
even though the kids aren't looking, it's us...
the phillips family! :)

swap the parents, and add 4 more people and you have...
 the whitt family!

me and libs... love her!

 awww. my sweet nieces wanted a pic.
love these beautiful girls!!

and the boys... trace, lucas, and connor
(libby's son, aka my 4th nephew!)

no clue what trace is doing here... love it though!

typical lucas... super cute but lots of TROUBLE! :-)


thanks to EVERYONE who helped make our day so special... especially my mom. things would have not have been so beautiful without all her decorations. and well, there wouldn't have been any icecream either ;)
thank you to shannon and libby for the awesome pics. i love them all.
thank you to each and everyone of you who have loved and supported nate and i. your friendship and prayers mean more to us than you will ever know.

“there is no limit to love’s forbearance,
to its trust,
its hope,
its power to endure.
never fails.”
1 cor. 13:7-8

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

saying i do... 7 years later

nate and i celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary,
 in a very special way.

on july 17, 2011, we renewed our wedding vows. 

it was a very simple, small, and intimate ceremony,

shared with close friends and family.

the lord has blessed nate and i beyond measure. 

though we are far from perfect,
and of course our marriage is far from perfect,

i'd say this day was as close to perfect as it could have been. 

the boys walked me down the aisle.

 it was honestly one of the sweetest moments of my life.

 laura story's song "blessings" was playing as i walked
toward the front of the church, where nate was waiting on me.

it was not your traditional service,
but it was exactly how we wanted it to be.

our friend, mentor, and incredible man of god, joe mayeux,
performed the ceremony. 

nate and i wrote our own vows, and didn't share them,
 until that day, in front of everyone. 

 of course it was emotional. but so sweet. we then took communion.

 nate prayed for me after this. again, incredibly sweet. i cried.

we hugged, cried, and prayed some more.

simply beautiful. how god can make beauty from ashes.

i'm so happy to introduce...
the renewed and recommitted,
 mr. and mrs. nate whitt!