Favorite Friday

Today, this Favorite Friday is definitely going to be a little mooshy gooshy because Stephen and I have been together 8 YEARS today!!! We started dating October 25, 2005! Even though we are married now and celebrate our wedding anniversary we still like to remember our dating anniversary. One of the many reasons I love fall so much is that it takes me back to those feelings of young love when we first started dating.

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So my Favorite Friday today is ‘Stephen’. I’ve liked the boy since 5th grade and it only took him 7 years to catch on! Haha. We started dating our junior year of highschool, we were 16, and have been together ever since! The Lord really blessed me and truly answered my prayers when he gave me Stephen. He exhibits all of the characteristics of love talked about in 1 Corinthians 13. He is patient, kind, not arrogant or rude, not irritable(sometimes :)) or resentful, and does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth! I am so blessed to be his wife!

So, enough of the moosh, I just want to share a few pictures of our relationship over the last 8 years! How about 8 pictures for 8 years!

The early years…

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We’ve been blessed to be able to travel to many places together!

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My sister Emily’s 60s/70s theme skating party.

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I promise thats a loving squeeze of the face. Haha.

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Times Square. One of my all time favorites.

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When he proposed! It was PERFECT!!!

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A couple of our engagement photos!

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Happiest day of my life 🙂

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Us, just last week!

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Ok, maybe that was 9 pictures…oh well. I’m so thankful for the man God chose to give me! He’s my favorite 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend! Day 4 of ‘House Tour’ on Monday!

xoxo,

O

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Favorite Friday

It’s time for another ‘Favorite Friday’. Today I want to share an album that will always take me back to our first year of marriage. It was our first home together (a small 1 bedroom apartment) that was cozy, inviting, and most excitingly OURS. I remember how exciting it was for us to have this place…the furniture, the towels, the kitchen utensils…everything was ours. We had a new found freedom in marriage and we were loving it! I remember putting this record on, having candles lit, cooking dinner, and waiting for Stephen to get home from work. Any time I listen to this record it always takes me back to that sweet first year of wedded bliss.

Irma Thomas SINGS

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One thing I love about music is that it can instantly take you back to a time in life, whether happy or sad. For me, this record will always bring back those feelings of excitement, joy and love as a newlywed.

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Stephen’s favorite for today are his Sid Mashburn Wingtips. He worked at Sid Mashburn, a men’s clothing store in Atlanta, for a couple of years and found an appreciation for well made clothing and shoes. Thankfully, he got a discount while working there or else he would have to appreciate the well made pieces from a distance. Haha. He loves these shoes and wears them all the time.

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It’s only natural to share a photo of Stephen wearing his favorite shoes 🙂

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Do you have any records/albums that you love that instantly take you back to a time in life? Any favorite shoes?

Have a great weekend! Stay tuned for Day 3 of ‘House Tour’ on Monday!

xoxo,

O


Favorite Friday: Bookshelf Edition

I thought it might be fun to do a “Favorite Friday” every week where I share something that is a favorite of mine.  Our bookshelves hold many things that are dear to us so I thought I would start this first “Favorite Friday” with one of my favorite things on the bookshelf, and one of Stephen’s favorite things.

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My favorite would have to be my wedding bouquet and this little scrabble ‘I LOVE YOU’ that I bought at an antique store shortly after we got married. Every time I look at it, I smile. It always brings back so many great feelings from our perfect wedding day!

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And why not share a picture from my wedding day in all of its fresh and beautiful glory 🙂

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I will always cherish it!

Now Stephen’s favorite, although the bookshelves are predominately all things he loves so its hard for him to pick a favorite, is his copy of “Song of Solomon” by Toni Morrison.

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Exciting stuff, I know, but that is his favorite! Oh how he loves his books!

Many more “Favorite Fridays” to come where I will be sharing anything and everything that is my favorite!

Have a wonderful weekend and stay tuned for day 2 of  ‘House Tour’ coming on Monday!

xoxo,

O