Another year has almost passed & as i reflect on the happenings of the past 12 months it's truly awe inspiring, i'm so immeasureably blessed.
April 3rd 2014
Here is where the excitement ball starts rolling - Jake proposed!
Not too long after saying "Yes" to Jake, I said "Yes to the Dress!"
We got ourselves together early early on a May morning and did our engagement photos!
Before we knew it it was June 14th 2014 - the big day!
It was a Beautiful ceremony on the cliffs of Daniels Park. We didn't officially get a head count but it was vastly under 40 occupants, almost no one had a chair. Yummy food at the reception & aside from getting fried it was a completely perfect!
Directly after the wedding festivities we finished last minute packing and started off on our new life together in Iowa. Just a little over a day of driving and before we knew it we were signing the lease to our first place & my dad and brothers were helping us get settled in. Quickly we began to settle in and explored the town, back roads and experienced colossal sized bugs hitting the windshield in the middle of the night.
Amidst all of the new joy we were taking all in there were some incredibly heart wrenching months. JULY & AUGUST to be specific. When i miscarried i was sure the world had ended and nothing could make things right again. Jake was really busy with work. I had a nanny job at the time & lets face it newlywed life isn't always a breeze. I decided to focus more on how i was spending my time and so i chose to become a Younique Consultant thinking i would just dive into make up sales and life would return to normal. But in reality it didn't i still had hard days and missed my babies immensely
Upon the first few days of October however things started to really start happening. I went to the Doctor thinking i had bronchitis only to find out that i really had Pneumonia. The day after that i felt a little funny and so i decided to take one of the pregnancy tests i had laying around, thinking nothing really of it i set it down before i was able to clock the minutes of waiting time two very faint but evident pink lines appeared. Nothing could prepare me for the onslaught of feelings that all hit me at once. Joy, fear, nausea, relief, it all was so much more that i had ever thought possible to feel at the same time.
IT'S A BOY! - this statement boggled my mind for a good few hours before i could fully wrap my brain around it. It's not that i didn't want a boy persay it was that growing up with them & knowing all of the gross, insane & bizarre things awaiting me freaked me out ha!
Here are 20 things i learned while i was 20
- ONE -
Planning a wedding over the span of 2 weeks, while packing for an across states move is INSANE. i would not recommend it.
- 2 -
Eating off of paper plates for all meals is sometimes always a great alternative to messing with dishes while dealing with morning sickness, or just in general.
- THREE -
Be prepared for someone to rain on your parade. & no matter what DON'T let them ruin it all together. endorsing jealously is not becoming
- 4 -
Family doesn't always exude warm fuzzy feelings.
- FIVE -
Chipotle & Sushi cravings aren't something to mess around with
- 6 -
Sometimes the BEST of friends can be found in the most unexpected of places (I'm talking about you Tay)
- SEVEN -
Never underestimate the power of a little mascara when in need of a morale boost.
- 8 -
The feeling of a baby moving around in my belly is the weirdest/best feeling ever
- NINE -
Marriage ROCKS, It's not easy but it rocks :)
- 10 -
Iowa isn't as awful as i previously thought haha
- ELEVEN -
I still have ZERO luck in keeping plants alive.
- 12 -
unsolicited advice truly needs to stop. YES i understand it won't but it really should
- THIRTEEN -
I'm great at not caring what strangers think, but i am working on not caring what family thinks.
- 14 -
i love & value sleep SO much
- FIFTEEN -
Fall in Iowa is fabulous
- 16 -
I can tell the difference between a Crew cab, extended cab & regular cab. ( Thanks hubby )
- SEVENTEEN -
Quality friends are better than a Quantity of friends
- 18 -
I love Gilmore Girls... a lot.
- NINETEEN -
I love being pregnant EVEN the whole feeling like crap parts
- 20 -
Coming up with 2o things to list about was way harder than it should be & i just wanted to say if you actually read this entire post THANK YOU haha!
Here's to TWENTY ONE!
let the fun begin!