Friday, March 6, 2009

Six Month Anniversary!

Six months ago today . . .

Surrounded by so many wonderful friends and family members. . . .




My dad gave me away . . .



I became one with John . . .


Our parents blessed us. . .




Our Pastors challenged us. . .

We had our first kiss ever. . .

And left that ceremony as husband and wife!

I am so thankful that by God's grace, we met and have been married now for 6 months! We often think back and are amazed at all that has happened. It was only 2 years ago this month that we were matched on eharmony. I had already determined to only correspond with a guy who showed initiative and leadership by initiating contact. John had determined to only contact girls that were of the type he thought he might one day marry. Thankfully, I was of that type! We were engaged about a year later and now we're a married couple.


John is such a blessing to my life. He's changed just about all the external things about me - my name, my titles, where I live, where I work, where I go to church. Along the way, we've experienced so many new things together. We're endeavoring to learn each other. I'm finding that (shockingly!) John doesn't think and act like I would in every situation. Of course, we're also finding that in many areas we think and act a lot alike. John is very sweet and kind and encouraging. I am so thankful to be married to such a wonderful man!
So far we have celebrated our 1/12, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 5/12 and now our 1/2 anniversary in various ways: For our 1/6th, John surprised me by putting a card and a big chocolate kiss in my car the night before and I found it when I was leaving for work that morning. For our 1/3, I gave John some candy and a card and he took me out to a nearby italian restaurant. For our 5/12, we went out to the Cheescake Factory for a fun dinner. Celebrating for any little reason is a lot of fun!
Today, I think we will celebrate as we prepare for our weekend guests! John's family is driving out to visit us this weekend. We are definitely looking forward to their arrival. I think we will be doing some cooking this evening as they drive so we won't have as much to do once they are here.

4 comments:

Rob said...

Congratulations.

Anna Naomi said...

Aw.... =)

Congratulations on your 1/2 anniversary! I'm glad you and John got married. I miss having you close by, but I got a great new brother!

Victoria said...

Such a great joy to remember ! Thank you again for the great JOY your relationship has been for us, your parents. The example you have set for so many is also a thrilling BLESSING ! May your "tribe" increase ! Indeed : )

Have fun this weekend with John's family.

Love, Mom Lofgren

Elijah Lofgren said...

Congratulations! I hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend! I hope to keep myself from creating too many more blogs this weekend. ;) I've taken to pulling my Ethernet plug when I really need to focus on school work. ;)