I’m Moving! Change is a funny thing.

I have not given an official announcment so here it is, I am moving. While running out of things to do to help the movers I thought “what an appropriate time to blog while I kill time”. The movers are literally boxing up my things while I sit here typing. I can hear the sound of crumpled paper as they wrap my belonging in the living room. I also here the footsteps upstairs packing up my bedroom. Life has been a bit of a blur this summer. I take every day one day at a time, sometimes hour by hour. Don’t get me wrong I do not want anyone feeling sorry for me, there are much larger matters in this life than moving but this change has not come without it’s trials.

The company I work for, South Moon Under, is relocating their corporate office to Annapolis MD. We are currently located in Berlin MD. It’s only a 2 hour hop across the bay bridge. The move is not drastic and I think the change is exciting. However, this has been a bit of a scary plunge. This change comes with risk. But you know what? Staying here comfortably has it’s risks too.

There has been what seems to be a very concentrated amount of tragedy going on in our world lately. That has kept my perspective grounded when I want to pout about a sudden move. Yes I have to uproot quickly and it has been physically, mentally, and financially trying but at the end of the day what is the worst outcome? That I do not like Annapolis? That I do not like my job anymore? Some things in life are not fixable, fortunately for me this move at worst is still easily fixable.

When I start feeling sorry for myself I try to remember to pray about it. To give my cares to God and then I see just how small my concerns are. Don’t get me wrong I am so far from perfect at it. Sometimes my pride gets in the way and I decide I want to stew in a bad attitude instead. But when my mind is in the right place I often think of these verses “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life.” Matthew 6:26-28. Those words hit my like a ton of bricks sometimes. God is good, He cares for me. I stand reassured in His promises and His love for me.

I will put an end to this rambling but I wanted to share my thoughts and what is going on in my life currently. If you have a moment when you just feel out of control of your life know that it is because you are not in control. But rest assured in the fact that God will care for you if you allow Him to.

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Michelle & Nick

When speaking with Michelle prior to the wedding she was comically honest about pictures. She said that her groom to be, Nick, was NOT photogenic so candid shots were the best bet. That was it. The only specifics she had for shooting her wedding day. Shooting candidly is always my favorite. There is something so real about those shots that are not planned or expected because… well they are just that. Real moments. But man was I expecting the worst then what was her only direction. Nick must take terrible pictures if thats all I’m being directed on. Turns out that they both photograph quite, well I would say. Please enjoy a few snaps from this amazing, hilarious, loving couples special day.

 

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In memory Of Michelle’s Father

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This sweet girl endlessly told all of her family members she loved them. The sweetest thing EVER.

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This is what Nick and Michelle right after I said we were going to do a ring shot and right before I posed them
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This was my suggestion for the ring shot but theirs is equally wonderful

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Shout out to the dabbing going on to the right

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Beminet & Seth’s Vow Renewal… and all the BABIES!!

I have always found vow renewals beautiful. Just the idea of two people taking the time to reconfirm their love and commitment to each other feels really special. It’s confirming commitment after the honeymoon phase is over. When you learn each others quirks for good or bad and say “Hey I like you, lets continue to spend the rest of our lives with each other”.

Beminet and Seth were my first vow renewal. They were so down to earth and relaxed. They have the most adorable little girl, Abigail. Think precision moments doll in real life. I continually had to remind myself that this was not their wedding. When Seth saw Beminet in her dress it was as though it was for the first time. When they said their vows to one another, again it was as though it was for the first time.

Also there were so many babies at the ceremony. Don’t get me started. I swear all attendants were prime baby makers because they had the cutest kids I have every seen. During my swooning over the couple I barely realized that all the sweet little children at the ceremony were crying. It’s like they planned it. It was synchronized. Nearly all of the guests including Seth and Beminent were parents so nobody thought twice about it and it ended up being quite comical. So please enjoy the lovely couple…. and also the babies*.

 

*I use the term babies interchangeable for any child under the age of 12

 

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Casual

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We may have had a slight challenge with the short attention spans
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He was seriously the coolest

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