Monday, September 26, 2011

Wedding photos!

I finally received my wedding photos!
As soon as I finish posting honeymoon pics
I will post the rest of these!
They will be posted on my new blog

God bless,


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Butterfly Days

Well everyone, its ready! My New Blog is up and running!
I have chosen a brand new look and a brand new name.
"Butterfly Days" is my new bloggy-world home!

I must thank you all for reading my blog and for all the friends I have made!

I will be making a few more tweaks here and there and the formal/official announcement of the transition over to Butterfly Days will be made here.

In the meantime... check it out and let me know what you think!!

God bless,

p.s. getting wedding photos this weekend I hope!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Life is Grand!!

Hi Everyone!
Life has been incredibly busy lately.
I am really enjoying having my own home, and my own husband.
Setting up our apartment has very enjoyable, and learning to cook for a family of two instead of a family of ten has taken some getting used to. :)

I recently had the flu... and my darling hubby took good care of me. Thankfully he didn't catch it from me.

Last week we had the youth group over for an activity night. 6 teens showed up with hungry tummies! Justin is their Sunday School teacher, and has recently been put in charge of the youth group. I am looking forward to future youth activities!

This past Saturday we went to the church to help with cleaning up the grounds for the Harvest Fest, my father-in-law treated us to fresh bakery goodies!

I will hopefully be posting wedding photos soon, they are done and I have to pick them up.

We also went to the Big E!!
That was alot of fun!

Keep an eye on my New blog for more photos and posts.
I will be making the complete transition to my new blog sometime this fall.

God bless,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Married a Month

I just realized...
We have been married a month already!


Still waiting for the official wedding photos, these were taken by one of Justin's friends. Thanks Tim!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fun Times

We recently celebrated a few birthdays for my mom and two of my brothers!
My family came over last week to visit so Justin and I had a small surprise birthday celebration for them! In the picture above my brother Collin is laughing at the gift we got him. It was a toy "cat food" can with little toy sardines in it. We filled it with candy for him. It was a fun evening!

This past Sunday was the official beginning of Justin and I heading up the youth ministry at his church. Justin has been teaching the teen Sunday School class for a few years now.
This past Sunday we had the teens reenact a Bible story from I Samuel 15.
Justin played Samuel, the girl played King Saul (she did a terrific job!)

Justin's cousin played King Agag.

We had alot of fun with the reenactment!
We will be having all the teens at our apartment soon for a youth activity... this should prove interesting!

Married life is going well. Finding new things out everyday about each other! The most interesting thing I have learned about my Justin so far is......
He REALLY likes Chinese food! lol.

I love being married!!

So... made my first official newly-wed blunder that I can laugh about.
We needed to be at a place one evening for 6pm.
Since we had a busy day Justin and I decided to take a nap in the afternoon. I was in charge of setting the alarm for 5:30pm.
Which I did. However I set it for 5:30 AM.

By the time the mistake was discovered it was too late.


Next time I will double check the AM/PM!!!

God bless,

My husband wants to try our creative ability at doing a photo-comic blog type...thing.
I am not too sure if we could pull off the idea,
so he asked me to ask my readers if you think it would work?
What do you think??

keep checking my new blog for more honeymoon photos coming soon!
link on the sidebar.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Slowly finding our belongings day by day... with boxes still here and there near and far between our parent's homes and our apartment. Still looking for my electric griddle and a box of hangers. The good news is that we do have the essentials, like clothes, dishes and towels!

I keep wondering where on earth I got so much junk- not to mention crazy enough to pack it! I am keeping the trash can full!

Finding small ways to decorate my home, Justin had these tiny little bud vases and the lily looked quite lovely.

Justin's grandparent's took us out for lunch one day. Aunt Jackie went too but I didn't get a picture of her.

It was very nice to spend time with all of them! Justin's grandparents and aunt are all very sweet. :)

God bless,

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Working on New Blog

Hi everyone!

You can visit my new blog
for the first set of honeymoon pictures- still waiting for wedding photos!!
The blog is a work-in-progress, so designs and titles are not finalized yet, only temporary for now. the post itself is permanent.


God bless,

I'm Back!

Hi everyone!!!
Justin and I finally got the internet to work at our apartment so I can finally check my email and start blogging again!

So, a quick hi to you all!

Our apartment is starting to take shape, we have been unpacking and organizing today. starting to get our home comfortable. Still have to dig for things occasionally! I really love having my own home.

Justin is doing a great job being a husband, I love being married!
I look forward to watching as our love and marriage grows and matures as the years go by.

God bless,

Friday, August 19, 2011

Peek at Honeymoon Photos!

Hi everyone!!!
Our honeymoon has been so wonderful and finally being married is very exciting.
We took a five day cruise last week to Canada aboard the beautiful Carnival Glory. The ship was unbelievably gorgeous and made a very nice home for our first few days as a married couple. It was without doubt a perfect honeymoon!

The food on the ship was phenomenal, it was very yummi and from the picture above you can see how fancy too! There were at least 6 or 7 different desserts TWICE a day EVERY day. That was just desserts, you should have seen the meals!!!

Every night we went to a special restaurant for dinner. I was very adventurous with what I ate... for me that is! This dish was a salmon dish. I have never eaten salmon before. It was delicious!

Our stateroom was perfect. We found a different towel animal every evening when we came back to our room after dinner :) my favorite was this little pooch.

We visited two ports on our cruise- St. John in New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The photo above is the Reversing Falls of the John river and the Bay of Fundy.

The stunning Public Gardens of Halifax that we visited.

A photo of our ship from the port of Halifax. I actually liked Halifax better then St. John, although both ports were rich in history and beautiful.

So, one week left for our honeymoon, not sure yet what we are going to do, we started organizing our apartment this morning.

I love my husband!! And I love being married at last.
(sunset on last day of cruise)

God bless,

p.s. you will be seeing more honeymoon pics and wedding photos soon! I can't wait to see the photos from the wedding!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Honeymoon hello

Hi Everybody!! Our honeymoon is going great and we loved the cruise so much! Justin and I went for a moonlight walk on the ships top deck one night- so romantic! The ship is gorgeous! Can't wait to post pictures! Hello to our families we love you all and miss you! Thanks mom for posting pics of the wedding. See you soon! Thanks for all the comments and to Katy- my husband is so awesome! God bless Justin and Rebecca.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hi to all of Rebecca's friends
We would like to thank all of you for your prayers for Rebecca and Justin!
God truly Blessed and answered prayers.
The weather was beautiful!
The wedding ceremony was also beautiful!

Rebecca's Dad and I were so proud and happy for her and Justin!
Here are just a few pictures to tide you over until she comes back :)

For you moms out there this was a joyous day for my husband and I,
but at the same time an emotional day as well.
We are so happy for Rebecca but there will be a void here for a while.
(Now we know what our parents went through :)

We appreciate your continued prayers as Justin and Rebecca
embark on this new exciting chapter of their lives.
God Bless, Kathy (Rebecca's mom)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our Wedding Day

To my dear readers:
You have followed our journey for two years,
Your prayers and encouragement have followed us along the way,
You have laughed with us,
maybe cried a little,
and smiled at our young love.

Today our Courtship continues into our Wedding day,
Its hard to believe that we are FINALLY getting married!

Please enjoy the photos below!

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There will be a short break of posts on my blog.
But I will be back soon!

God bless,
~Rebecca and Justin

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Tomorrow afternoon I am getting married!!!!!!!!!!!


Here are a few photos of our beautiful apartment!

Our spacious living-room and my handsome Fiance

Our lovely bathroom!

Our fantastic kitchen!

oh... and a sneak peak...

My handsome brother in the groomsmen's outfit.
He looks oh so dashing!

God bless,

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

3 days!

Three days to go!

We should be moving our stuff into the apartment tomorrow, and start decorating the church tomorrow night.

Rehearsal is Thursday night, please pray for the safety of all people traveling!

Also, please keep Justin's dad and my sister Stephanie in prayer- both have been sick/in pain for the past few days. Stephanie has swimmer's ear :( She is my jr bridesmaid. Justin's dad is the best man.

And please pray for Justin and I as we make the last minute preparations!


God bless,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Family Trip

Last family trip to a local amusement park!

My favorite!!!!!!!!!

Caterpillar train!

The boat ride was very exciting!

The girl driving the boat let my brothers try driving too!!

Train ride!

My sweet little buddy!!!

My little brothers love trains!

We had a great time!

God bless!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

7 days

Seven days to go.


God bless,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet Relief

We finally got an apartment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just have final paperwork and we move our things in Tuesday.
Please pray that goes smoothly

Thankyou so much to everyone who prayed for and encouraged us!

*Sweet sweet relief*

God bless,

Rebecca and Justin

Monday, August 1, 2011

Flower Girl and Junior Bridesmaid

Here is Kitty's very pretty flower girl dress! She is soo adorable in it!

Kitty's hair test. I was trying to be creative with her bun. I have never tried this before.
I made the little hair barrette for her

My little princess :)

Any comments on the bun? Does it look good?
She loved it!!!!

And we found a jr Bridesmaid dress! My sister is incredibly petite and thin so it took a while. I am going to add a purple sash or ribbon to the waist.

My sisters are going to look adorable!

God bless,

Thanks and Updates

I just want to say a quick thankyou to all those who have been reading my blog and offering so much a encouragement and all those little bits of advice!

The hungry-all-the-time has stopped, I think it was stress related. I received some very interesting and funny comments on this hungry business... the answer to those questions is no.

Wedding planning going pretty smooth... finally.

Apartment hunt is soon to be over!! I am so relieved!
Justin is still working third shift, and we have been looking for an apartment that would allow us to save some of his income for a better place when we start our own little family.
He is also trying to find a 1st or 2nd shift job instead of 3rd.
But for now he will be working third shift.

Since our two year anniversary mark we have held hands a few times on a few special occasions... but by next week... I can hold his hand whenever I want to!!!

I woke this morning and thought... "I am getting married next week?"

Its about time! lol

God bless,


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Apartments, 12 days to go

Hi everyone!

Justin and I are getting closer to getting an apartment. Please continue to pray!

We went to see one Saturday, and we will hear on Monday if we can get it or not.
Please pray that if we do not get it that we will trust the Lord that He has the perfect home for us somewhere else.

12 days to go!

God bless,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

16 Days!

So, 16 days to go!
The wedding is on the same day as my youngest brother's birthday.
He asks me EVERY day, "How many days till my birthday???"
We are planning a surprise for him at the reception.

For me time has been dragging by..... Very. Very. Slowly.
For Justin time is flying by!
He tells me I am crazy to think it is dragging.
:) Maybe.

We are getting closer to finding an apartment, I am praying we could get it early enough to start moving our things in. The Lord has blessed us with a table and chairs, a couch, and a few other pieces of furniture.

I am pretty much done packing. Just a few things left to pack up, like my bed lamp and clock and so on.

I have been out shopping for things for our home, mostly now its cleaning stuff I have been buying. One of my bridesmaids gave me a shower gift of home essentials, like dish soap and garbage bags. BIG blessing! Thankyou Jordan!!!

Question for my readers...
I am hungry all the time and it is driving me crazy!
I keep trying to eat more protein and fruit, doesn't help.
For the past four weeks I have been dealing with this and its getting very annoying. Anyone know if this is cause by pre-wedding stress?

God bless,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Justin went to a local comic convention a few weeks ago and while there got this little portrait of us done as "My Little Ponies"

I just had to share this with you all because it is just so cute and funny! The artist even gave him a goatee!!!

Anyways, thankyou everyone for your prayers and encouragement, we have found several more apartments to look into and pray about! And I am doing better trusting the Lord.

God bless,