This morning my sister in law Leslie is having surgery on her hip. She has gone through this process before, but we are hoping that this one can help eliminate her pain, and allow her to continue to be the active mom and wife that she is. Please keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers as she goes through the day and throughout her recovery.
This week marks one year since Brad and I legally tied the knot! Since we had a destination wedding,we wanted to avoid a lot of the legal stipulations to marry in Mexico like blood tests, mandatory early arrival, and the requirement of a Spanish ceremony with English translation. Instead, we decided to skip the visit to the doctor and make a little trip to the magistrate office. This ended up working out very well because Brad's siblings were unable to make the trip abroad with us; so this enabled them to be part of our day too.
We wanted to keep the day informal, so I found a simple inexpensive dress and wore blue shoes (which for some reason I was dying to do) for the day. My friend Laura did my hair and makeup. I remember being a tad on the nervous side, but I had my close friend and parents by my side that morning. Brad went to his parents to help them set up and get ready for the day with his family.
When I arrived at the magistrates our nephew Walker greeted me with this sweet little bouquet my SIL Leslie made....
Here's the hilarious part; the magistrates office just so happens to share space with the jail.. so of course we had a little fun with it....
The entire group (minus Leslie who took our photos), outside the magistrates...
We had a small barbecue afterward and invited some of our local friends and family. My SIL Leslie surprised us with some amazing details; it was a really fun and special day!
and then we rode off into the sunset...okay, maybe just down the street and back : )
It's so much fun going through these photos, and all of the happiness I felt that day is still in my heart. This has been a tough year navigating through both newlywed life and loss, but I couldn't have found a better partner than my husband Brad.