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Getting a glimpse of the person God is creating…

anniversary7 anniversary6 anniversary9 anniversary1 anniversary anniversary2 anniversary3 anniversary4 anniversary8I shared this quote on Instagram earlier and I kinda LOVE it, “Within this Christian vision for marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of the person God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you, and God in the journey you are taking to his throne.” And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, “I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!” Each spouse should see the great thing that Jesus is dong in the life of their mate through the Word, the gospel. Each spouse then should give him or herself to be a vehicle for that work and envision the day that you will stand together before God, seeing each other presented in spotless beauty and glory.”   Tim Keller’s book The Meaning of Marriage

How beautiful is that? I want that. I am a part of Phil’s journey and he is a part of mine. We realized, over the past 4 years we have never been in the same country for our Anniversary, the 18 August for us started in Ireland, the next year we woke up in N.Korea, then China, we were unexpectedly in Singapore for our third and last Tuesday we celebrated our 4th year of marriage in Millennium Park! It’s been a crazy journey so far but I am so grateful that on that day 4 years ago, I stood beside my very best friend and said ‘yes’…praying for a hundred more just as wonderful as these last 4. Happy Anniversary Phil xx


Here’s a link to last year’s post, cause’ it’s one of my faves! ;)


For him

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Today marks three years of marriage and my has it been a crazy three years…

…we made home in China, we traveled, we began to learn a language, we had a baby, we taught but mostly we learnt. I can’t imagine a better 3 years. It has been good to look back and remind myself of all the adventures, the trials, the laughs and the tears that we have shared together. Although there have been many changes around us, our marriage has been constant and for that I am thankful.

So tomorrow night we plan to celebrate over dinner and clink our glasses in Singapore…

Happy Anniversary Phil xx

p.s Some thoughts on marriage here and a post from last year here.


On this day 2 Years ago…

Last weekend we celebrated our second Wedding Anniversary! Wow…TWO YEARS where have you gone!? As we reminisced over our day and talked about the journey we’ve been on since then, I couldn’t help but feel pretty blessed to be doing life with this guy. Since then we’ve learned a lot, changed, grown, and are still growing. Its been an exciting year since we last celebrated and I can’t wait to see what God will teach us in the next.

So in celebration of these two wonderful years…I’m posting some of our wedding pics by the awesome Janine Walker (check out her blog here…her work is simply stunning)! So here we go explaining some of the details…for when we get old and can’t remember!

gettingready 1. Getting Ready: The morning of our wedding was super relaxed. We had breakfast (hmmmm potato bread), make-up, hair the works. I got tied into that dress and jumped into that car. Seems like no time ago…. flowersI collected ideas and scrap booked them for a while before the Big Day but a sweet family friend Maureen was truly amazing and executed these ideas perfectly…especially bringing those flowers to life.
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2. Saying I Do: Phil and I said ‘Ido’ in my local church, in the little town of Lisburn, the place where I grew up, matured and learnt about our Saviour. We were surrounded with family and friends…and it was lovely. church2 ChurchIt’s seriously wonderful being married to a graphic designer, Phil made all the awesome invitations, signs and labels.
church1 Larchfield3. Larchfield Estate: This was the first and last venue we seen. We loved it, the gardens, the beautiful views and ooooh the DIY decor. It would be the perfect backdrop.mrandmrs1 larchfield5 larchfield3Kirsty and Holly made the lovely hairpieces for the girls…which were just perrrrrfect!larchfield4 larchfield2(Ummmmm yes we know…we look crazy young here!)mrandmrs2Afternoontea4. Afternoon Tea: We ate delicious food all day (thanks to Jane’s Kitchen) and were blessed with beautiful sunshine so guests could enjoy those lovely grounds. tea1 teathereception5. The Reception: I remember a few weeks before looking at all the boxes of stuff for the wedding wondering would this all come together…well I like to think it did! The day before friends hauled in pieces of furniture, boxes of sweets, old coke bottles and in the end Larchfield was a little magical, candles in jars, old books and the family wedding photos and a few other personal touches, totally paid off.

evening1During the reception there was plenty of time for guests to nibble at the sweet table. Phil and I found this chest of drawers at a local charity shop and have happy memories painting it in the garage a couple of week before.
eveningPRbooth0141 copy6. The Photo booth: The guys at Navyblur came and brought their booth with them! When you’re so busy trying to talk to everyone this is a great way to capture all your guests… and fun to look over these images afterwards! Thanks guys. PRbooth03I remember driving away in that little black fiesta of ours, waving to family and thinking wow this is exactly what we wanted. We were married. It was a little dream-like.

Happy Anniversary Phil…xx

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