What an incredible year this has been. I'm not quite sure how 2013 can top 2012!?
For the least I'm now a "Mrs.", I've moved across the big blue ocean and I'm setting up home with my most favorite person in the entire world!
Here's a little look back on this amazing adventure of a year.
New Year's Eve 2011
Ringing in the New Year with friends & family.
A trip back to England was next
A celebration for S's Granny was to be had.
80th Birthday Celebration with the family.
And a wedding registry day was in store.
Back home to wedding plan with my favs.
February & March was Strawberry Festival time!
Annual girls night under the festival lights.
In March S was back for some more wedding planning & a great visit.
Which included his first St.Pattys day celebration.
In April we celebrated my favorite lady's 50th Birthday!
My Momma turned 50! And doesn't look a day over 30.
In May S was back for marriage counseling.
And one of my dearest friend's wedding. She was a gorgeous bride.
Love you Sara!
Before we knew it June/July were among us & wedding festivities were in full force!
July included my Bachelorette weekend.
Soaking up time with my bests before the official move date in August. ...Which was lingering heavily over our heads.
The beginning of August was here and before we said "I do" we took a trip to the Olympics!!!
"I'm from the UK, I'm from the USA & we're getting married in 11 days"
Then it was back home for the busiest week of our lives!
Beginning with my 'personal' shower
And a bridal tea.
Then a wonderful memory of Stephen committing his whole heart to the Lord first & foremost. A public display of commitment by baptism.
A few days later we celebrated the start of the wedding weekend with family & friends who were in town from near & far.
Rehearsal dinner night - August 17th.
Preparing for "I do"
With a relaxing morning with my favorites.
Go time :)
Best day of not just 2012 but of my life .
August. Time to start happily ever after, together, forever.
Celebrating this sweet beginning with a mini moon in Mexico
Then moving & settling into our new home in England.
After settling in, it was time to soak up all that paradise had to offer.
Honeymoon to the Maldives. Someone once said, "spend all that you can on your honeymoon because you only do it once" so we took them at their word.
Pit stop in Dubai on the trek back home.
Next we explored England a little with a trip to the Lake District with some friends.
And before I could get too homesick we were blessed by a visit from my Mom & Dad :)
We then celebrated my birthday with a weekend getaway to Ireland.
Exploring the Giant's Causeway
Stephen made me feel at home and cooked a mini Thanksgiving dinner.
We then ended our time in England for the year by decorating & celebrating the season :)
Now we're ending this amazing year by spending it with the ones we love the most :)
Although this year has been an incredible one, I'm so ready for 2013. I'm excited to settle into a more normal life with my amazing husband and experience all that God has in store for us in 2013.
I'm so grateful for all of the blessings that this year had and my heart is so full from the love of others that surround us.
Here's to another wonderful year!