Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Our 3 Year Wedding Anniversary

Today is mine and Jake's 3 year wedding anniversary. Its hard to believe its been 3 years already and even harder to believe we've actually been together for 9 years. We started dating on July 5th, 2001. We dated off and on during that time but never dated anyone else when we weren't together. And then 6 years later we got married!!! It was such a wonderful day for both of us. We were blessed to have all of our family and friends there. Here are a few pictures from our wedding day and I've scrapbooked our wedding as well, and all of those pages are in previous blog posts.

We had a beach themed wedding, and my dad built this for us to be married under. My mom decorated it. I really wanted to be married on the beach, but we have so many friends and family that wouldn't have been able to attend a wedding at the beach, so we just had a beach themed wedding in Missouri and we spent our honeymoon on the beach in Hawaii!!

The wedding party along with our pastor.

Jake and I with our parents.

Jake and I with our Grandparents.

Jake and I releasing 2 white doves after the ceremony!!

Jake and I cutting our cake.

Jake and I dancing at our reception!! Another one of my favorite pictures from our wedding day.

And here we are in Maui on our honeymoon!!

My weekend - July 10th and 11th

This past weekend I spent a lot of time with my MIL and SIL's celebrating Amie's birthday (one of my SIL's) For each of our birthday's we always do a "Girl's Night Out" and make the person's birthday outing a surprise for that person. So for Amie's birthday this year we took her to a winery in Grafton, IL on Saturday night and then Sunday night we had tickets for the Muny. The winery was so fun. It wasn't your typical winery with the vineyards and all. It was more like a restaurant, but with wine tasting. I've never been much of a wine drinker because I've never really found a wine I've liked, but with being able to try them, that helped and we all found a wine we could agree on. It was called Apple Crisp and it was very good!!! We spent the evening eating and drinking wine on their patio and it was a lovely evening!! :-) Then Sunday evening we had tickets to see Titanic the musical at the St. Louis Muny. It was a very good show. Here are a few pictures from my weekend!!
Toasting at the Winery.

My SIL Amie (The B-day Girl).

The view of the Great River Road from our table. The road runs all along the Mississippi River, which you can see in the back ground.

My MIL Diane, SIL Liz, SIL Amie (The B-day Girl) and myself at the Winery.

The sign for Titanic!

My SIL Liz, myself, my MIL Diane and my SIL Amie (The B-Day Girl)