So we went to a wedding this weekend in Greenville and got to see some good friends from college who told us that when they thought about it..."you guys really make the wedding rounds!" I knew we'd been to a lot, especially after we got married, but when I wrote it down, it's crazy ridiculous how many we've been to since we started "officially" dating in Feb. 2010.
Aaron and I have been to 20 weddings together (not counting our own) from July 2010-October 2012! (and I may have forgotten some..?)
- justin and kai gibbons
- mandy and jared rypkema
- megan and moose saville
- chris and english cousins
- peg and josh timm
- keven and april frederick
- felicia and tommy preston-pic3
- chris and stephanie ramaglia-pic 2
- amber and patrick martin-pic1
- lauren and mikey mcfadden
- meredyth and jon merkling
- aaron and christina cole
- callie and jeff hsiang
- josh and brittany cox
- galen and jill mcaneney
- kate and josh deese
- steven and jess metts
- matt and bekah nevala
- katie and david gilson
- mike and stephanie norris
- emily and max (jordon)-Nov. 10
- madeline and kevin (kimbrough)-Jan. 19
- lauren and bailey (bailey)-TBA?
|Wedding day-August 13, 2011|
- It was awesome! We went to Savannah, GA Friday night through Sunday (Aug. 10-12) and stayed at the President's Quarters Inn (thanks to Living Social) and we even got the room we wanted!
- It rained most of the time but we went out Saturday morning to get massages (thank you again living social), and it let up Saturday night so we didn't get soaked when we visited The Lady and Sons, Paula Deen's Savannah restaurant. Neither Aaron, nor I were particularly impressed with the food, but perhaps we ordered the wrong thing. The place was booming with business and everyone else seemed to love the food, so we're not blacklisting it yet :)
- After dinner we walked by the riverfront and found a little bar that my clinical instructor told me had excellent margaritas, and she was indeed correct; they were yummy.
- Sunday morning we took another short walk through town visiting the square where Forrest Gump was filmed (of course, it's my favorite movie!) and to Forsyth Park to admire the fountain and greenery.
- Monday (our actual anniversary-August 13) we followed with tradition and ate the cake topper from our wedding. Aaron thought it tasted great, but I thought it smelled funny and therefore decided before it hit my tongue that it was gross...and I was right.
- Since our wedding, Aaron and I have learned a few things:
- I've seen Aaron's love towards me, especially when I don't deserve it, and it points me to Christ and His love for me.
- We've learned to repent faster and actually mean it. We're both quick to say "sorry" for something, whether we've actually repented of it or not, just because it's uncomfortable not to, but God has been growing us in taking time apart to think about the Gospel and how we've been forgiven and let that fuel our reconciliation.
- He's learned that I have a lot of hair and it sheds everywhere and I've learned that he is far more "musically gaseous" than I could have ever imagined!
- Communication is key: We have had a "Marriage Night" somewhat faithfully usually once a
week since the second or third month in (at the recommendation of some friends), and have gone through different
material and talked about how things are going in our marriage, how we
can serve each other better, how we can pray for each other, etc. We've been going through the workbook paired with the sermon series below lately.
Following our first anniversary, our church started a sermon series/campaign called "A Marriage You'd Actually Want." A campaign is a sermon series where all lifegroups have material that pairs up with the sermons and discussion questions to follow. This series has been a wonderful tool that God is using to work in marriages in our church and in our city. You can check out the sermons from either the Devine street or Main street locations here. I recommend it whether you are single, married, widowed, or divorced. Check out a spoken word video about the series below: