Not sure if you noticed, but the wind today was no joke 😅 and Patrick and Erin handled it like champs. I just had to share this shot because despite the craziness, Erin is seriously the cutest. We had so much [cold] fun, and wait until you see the at-home photos with their adorable pup. 🐕 (That emoji is almost perfect.) Thanks for braving the elements, Erin and Patrick. I can’t wait for the big day!
I have a giant print of this photo in our kitchen that I always stare at while making my coffee. ☕️ It was the view from a bar in Manarola where Cameron and I were having wine and cheese, and I think it was probably 70 degrees out. We loved this moment so much that we started planning our next Eurotrip right then. 😂 I guess we needed to reassure ourselves that it wasn’t the last time we’d have a moment like that, and I remember talking about all sorts of incredible places, but eventually we decided on France. Because at the end of the day, we love cheese. And bread and wine and pretty views and wandering. So tomorrow I’ll be on a flight to Paris (direct! ✈️) with Cameron and two of our best friends! 👫👫 We have a few other exciting stops in store, and I can’t wait to share all the amazingness the next two weeks are sure to bring.
This wedding anniversary is an especially beautiful one for us. This time last year, we were preparing for Cameron to be tested for Huntington’s Disease, which in my opinion is one of the most devastating diseases on earth. Because his biological father died from it, there was a 50% chance Cameron had it. As someone who already struggles with anxiety, I had an incredibly tough time dealing with that possibility. It threw into question all the assumptions I had about my life and what I thought was most important to me. What if I have to watch my husband slowly die? What if our kids won’t have a father? What if we can’t even have kids? What if I can’t make enough money on my own? At the root of all these was one basic question: What if my life is not comfortable and doesn’t go according to my plans? And the answer I slowly reached is that it was okay. Because this life is not about me or my happiness or my dreams. It is about God’s love and power being made perfect in our weakness. It is about loving other people, especially my husband, more than myself. On the day Cameron was getting tested, I listened to a sermon by Tim Keller in which he said this: “God doesn’t promise better circumstances; he promises a better life.” I became convinced that no matter what, my life and Cameron’s life would be a beautiful one, full of grace and love and hope for what is to come. On March 11th last year, we learned that Cameron does not have Huntington’s Disease. We threw a literal party and invited everyone who walked through this process with us, and I can’t express how thankful and elated we felt. It was such amazing news, but I truly believe that the best news was spoken to me by God in that time, because I so needed to hear that he’s got us. We may not end up with the best circumstances, but with him we will have the best life. So here’s to four years of marriage and learning to have faith and be love together. I’m so grateful to be doing it with you.
Just a quick throwback to one of my favorite bridal sessions. 💕 Savannah’s lipstick was made for that pink couch.👌🏼
This engagement session. 🙌🏼 I mean, look at that dress! And there’s so much more pretty on the blog. Happy Tuesday!