Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

On this day 5 years ago, my dear dad [Papa] married my stepmom [Debi]. I can hardly believe it has been five years already, because that beautiful day seems like it could have been just yesterday.

The first time I met Debi, I was instantly in love and thankful that she was going to be part of our lives. When my dad told me he had asked her to marry him, I shrieked and said "WHAT DID SHE SAY??!!" [Completely oblivious to the fact she clearly had said yes.] The wedding took place in Debi's small town, Emmett, ID- and the reception followed at her gorgeous home [which is now their lavender farm, and a large part in the name of this blog]. 

Any occasion that brings all of my aunts and uncles together, plus calls for a beautiful dress, is a nice one for me. But to see the love that was present that day was something I'll never forget. And over the past 5 years, they have set a standard for love and relationships. I aspire to have a marriage as beautiful as their's some day, and am grateful to have such incredible role models in that regard. 

My talented cousin Kimberly [who has an adorable Etsy shop HERE] took all of the photos, and I thought in honor of this special day, I'd share a few with you! 

Lavender centerpieces.

Sweet treats.

My dad's family- Uncle Dave, Aunt Donna, Papa, Debi, my AMAZING Grandma, Aunt Karen, and Uncle Doug.

The newlyweds [and Debi in the party dress. Yes, she had two!]

The family + my brother & I.

Me and the groom!

My grandma and I- one of my favorite photos.

My dad, brother and I.

My brother giving the toast- so nice there were definitely tears.

The happy couple :)

5 comments:

  1. beautiful! congratulations to them on 5 years :)

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  2. these are beautiful!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  3. cute post!

    check out my blog and follow me!!
    Xo,S

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  4. Thanks for posting the link to my Etsy shop!! :) I have to say...my pics have come a long way in 5 years!! :)

    I'm so thankful J&D found each other too! Love them!

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  5. pic of you and gma - tears! how sweet! beautiful wedding. go idaho : )

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