Thursday, October 5, 2017

Drum Roll Please.......

Thomas and I bought a house! If we are so blessed, he'll be carrying me over the threshold October 31st, just in time for our first trick-o-treaters. After looking at probably 20 homes, we couldn't be more pleased with the one we found. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, gorgeous kitchen, office, big trees, 2 car garage, good sized laundry room, covered porch with fan, are just some of the things that we love about this home. The neatest thing was opening the pocket door in the kitchen and finding that an entire side was chalkboard, and the previous owner left us a beautiful message. In fact, Thomas saw my excitement, and put an offer on it before he even saw it himself, keeping up with the Reed tradition as my dad bought our Texas home with just my mom seeing it. Please pray that the paperwork, inspections, and all the other stuff go smoothly. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dinner with Parents

The other night, Thomas and I invited my parents over for dinner. We made fried chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli, cream corn, and homemade bread. It was such a nice time together. 
We have exciting news to share coming soon!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lake Fun

Before my wedding, we went to the lake with the friends and family in town. We went to Martin Creek Lake again, which is our favorite lake.

 Rebecka and Sveta going for a ride

Daddy and Oliver saying hi

 Paul and Antoine canoeing

 Jump Dennis!

 Go Nolan!

The kids love exploring on this little island. It's a little tricky to stand up on though.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Our Honeymoon

For our honeymoon, Thomas and I went to the Pine Creek Country Inn in Nacogdoches. It was such a beautiful place and the people were so friendly. While there, we went ziplining at Zip Nac. It had four different lines, and a bridge. We had a great time. 

On another day, we went to the Splash Kingdom water park. The day we wanted to go, the park was closed because of rain, so we went to a museum instead. I got a really good deal on Groupon. We spent about 4 hours at the park, mostly in the lazy river. 

The Inn was really nice with a bunch of trails, and a lake. We enjoyed walking around. There also was a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. 

Skeet shooting was probably our favorite part. Our instructor was a lot of fun. Thomas has shot multiple times, but me not so much. We each shot 50 times, and he hit the target 35 times. I hit the target 4 times, and that was at the very end. 

While in Nacogdoches, we tried a couple restaurants: Clear Springs Restaurant, Auntie Pasta's, and Butcher Boys. 

These onion rings were delicious!

Overall, we had an amazing, romantic trip. :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Dance

Entering the reception.....

 Our first dance...... We danced to the song "Love Never Fails" by Brandon Heath. It has always been one of my favorite songs.

 Father/Daughter dance......"Hundred More Years" by Francesca Battistelli

 The meal we served was barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, tortellini salad, coleslaw, and chips. My Auntie Lena and Baboonya helped with a lot of the food. Thank you both so much! Everything was absolutely delicious. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wedding Reception Decorations

Everything was absolutely beautiful on our wedding day. Thank you so much especially to Gladys, Doris, Marty, and Nancy for all the decorating and decorations you let us borrow.

Thank you Aunt Tanya for the mice! 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Ceremony

My friend Sarah wrote out these signs. I think she did an amazing job!

We ordered flowers in bulk from Sam's club, and did the centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages ourselves. This was my bouquet.  

Sarah also made baby's breath head wreaths for the bridesmaids. 

We got married in the chapel. We went to the church on Thursday and Friday to set up. 

Pastor Sam performed the ceremony for us. He has been a part of my family for longer than I've been alive. It was such a huge blessing having him do the ceremony. 

Sarah, Sveta, and Rebecka were my bridesmaids. Jacob (Thomas's brother), Adam, and Caleb were groomsmen. 

It's crazy to think that I'm now married. I'm so happy to be married to my best friend. :)