November 5, 2014

One Month

Where shall I begin?  Just 32 days ago, the Lord made Hank and I one.
The wedding was amazing.  It was incredible...and so, so unreal.

I was the bride wearing that white wedding dress and veil, standing across from my handsome groom, committing to be faithful to him, to love him, to submit to him, for the rest of our lives.  Getting my first kiss...honestly, that was so weird.  Wonderful, but weird.  It's not weird anymore...we've been practicing a lot. *grin* And I am so, so glad that we waited until we were officially married to kiss.  Definitely worth it, ladies! 

Married life.  Like my wedding registry says, "Day 32 of Happily Ever After".  Totally loving it!  The Lord has blessed me beyond anything I could possibly deserve, or ever imagined, by giving me Hank.  I thank Him every day for bringing us together.  Running my own house, cleaning, decorating, grocery shopping, cooking,'s my joy and delight.  Sending my man off to work every morning is so hard - especially at 5:30 am - but welcoming him home in the evening more than makes up for it.  The joy of his face being the first and last I see every day.  Yes, I love being married.

I'm still waiting to get all of my wedding photos, but here are a few to tide you over...

The wedding party: Abbie (my cousin), Kellie, me, Hank, and Austin (his brother)

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."  Genesis 2:24

And what have all of you been up to while I've been away?  I want to know!


  1. Can I just begin by saying
    I'm such a hopeless romantic, seriously.
    These pictures are SO cute and I am thankful that your marriage is going so well!

  2. Congrats!!!

    Your wedding dress looks so lovely and vintage( in a good way:)

  3. Absolutely beautiful! The dress is of course amazing and absolutely you. Congrats to you and Hank. (He was pretty handsome by the way too.)

  4. Oh my goodness, everything looks so beautiful! I'm so happy for you two. :) Can't wait to see more pictures and hear more details (especially about your lovely dress).

  5. Awww, the post Tasha!! You are so precious and married life definitely looks good on you. <3
    Love you sis!!

  6. Congratulations! You make such a lovely couple! I love your dress.

  7. Hurrah! Another world heard from! ;-)
    QUOTE: "And what have all of you been up to while I've been away?"
    Mainly waiting to see your wedding pix, Dahling. :-P Welcome back to the Blogosphere...and best wishes on your married life. I was thinking of and praying for you on the Big Day. :-)

    QUOTE: "Getting my first kiss...honestly, that was so weird. Wonderful, but weird."

    LIMS!* People gush about how romantic getting one's first kiss is supposed to be, and this was just to double-takingly honest, it make me chuckle. I imagine you two got over the "weird" stage pretty quickly, though. ;-)

    God bless you both in this new adventure!
    ~"Tom Wild Rose"~

    * LIMS = An acronym for "Laughing in my sleeve." Usually denotes secret or suppressed laughter.
    Source: A reference to a similar expression found in JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.
    ~Tom's Dictionary of Whacked-out Terms and Old Family Sayings

  8. I've been so excited for this post! Congratulations! Everything looks like it was beautiful, especially you in your lovely dress. How wonderful for you and Hank to be starting this next stage of your life together!

    Can't wait to see more pictures!

  9. So happy to see a new post in my blogger : )
    Congratulations! Your dress is gorgeous. You two are adorable.


  10. Awww, so sweet! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more wedding details!

  11. Congratulations Tasha! You and Hank make such a beautiful pair together. I love your wedding dress too. So vintage and sweet. Delighted to hear that all is going so well for the two of you!! Thanks for giving us a few photos of your special day of celebration!

  12. Yay! Can't wait to see more! Also, your bouquet was gorgeous!

  13. CONGRATULATIONS! You look so lovely! I can't wait to see more pictures from the beginning of your new life!


    the Middle Sister and Singer

  14. So happy for you two! Congratulations!

    The dress is gorgeous and so you! Love the sneak peak of the photos; can't wait to see more. And the small bridal party is perfect.

  15. Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you! :) You look so happy and lovely! I love the idea of a tea length wedding dress. And you pulled it off fantastically. Blessings! <3

  16. Congratulations to both of you!!!!!

    These pictures are gorgeous. You look amazing, Natasha.

    Wishing you both very well in your new life!!!

  17. Ahhh I hadn't even thought about you having to get up early now to send him off to work. I suppose your learning to be a morning person?;-) I'm glad you posted the one of you kissing Hank. Those were some of my favorites, especially seeing the progression of his smile getting bigger. =D

  18. Beautiful wedding photos! You and Hank are a good-looking couple! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your special day with us!

  19. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    Seriously, you have to stop being so sweet and overjoyed, because my heart might burst :) :) :)

    I love this. And you.

    Married life definitely suits you :)

  20. =D Finally! =D Congratulations Hank and Natasha! I'm excited for you, and it's been so fun to spend a little =D time with you! It's weird to have a friend who is married. . . Guess I'll have to get used to it. =D
    Katelyn =D

  21. I can totally relate about the first kiss! Awesome that it was our first kiss, but it was so awkward (It didn't help that the congregation chuckled!) :) Of course it is no longer weird...we just needed some time ;)

    I can also relate in that the Prince (Yes, I called him prince...:)) leaves before the sun rises every morning too. Isn't is wonderful when he walks in the door? I love seeing his face after 12 hours, knowing that there is a big hug and kiss waiting for me.

    I have been married for five months and I thank the Lord every day for bringing us together. I am constantly thinking of how blessed I am to be married to the wonderful man I am.

    God had an awesome plan when He made marriage a picture of the Church and Himself.

    "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her be the washing of the water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless." Ephesians 5:25-27

    I could go on about this...but I've got some sewing to be working on :)

    So happy for you and Hank! Y'all are such a cute couple!


    Just curious, is Hank at all like your dad? There is an old saying that goes something like: "Every daughter marries a man like her father..."

  22. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! Day made!! :D I can't wait to share more pictures and details on my dress with you all! =D

    Lana - Hank does indeed look handsome in his grey suit!

    Kristin - I'll definitely share more dress details!

    Tom - Yep, got over the weird stage pretty quickly;)

    Maria - Yep, learning to be a morning person. ;D All of your photos are fabulous!! I love the smile progression, too:D

    Abbie - Okay...wouldn't want your heart to burst. :grin: Love you, too!!

    Katelyn - I hadn't really thought how it would be weird for my friends to have a married friend...yep, that's weird. =} =D

    Rachel - lol! I think we may have gotten a few chuckles, too!

    Yes, welcoming him home is the best part of my day. And he loves it when I run to open the gate for him. :)

    Our pastor did such an amazing job painting the picture of Christ and His church during the ceremony. It was perfect.

    On the whole, I'd say that Hank and my dad aren't very similar. There are a few things, though. They both have a really weird sense of humor. So do I, so that's not a problem. ;)

  23. Oh you are so lovely. Congratulations!!!

  24. And so, congratulations!
    You look so beautiful in the photos. And good to hear it's going well for you - to be honest, I became a little worried with the blog silence, but of course you had other and more important things to do. :-)


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