Tuesday, December 6, 2011

10 things I have learned through marriage

10. It is fun living with my Best Friend
9. I like Cooking, Cleaning, and doing other "wifely" tasks
8. I take great joy in having a color coordinated calendar
7. Laundry triples (yes! triples)
6.  Everyone loves to ask you "How is married life?"
5. It didn't take me long to realize how incredibly self centered I am
4. There is more than one way to do things ... and my way is not always right. Yes it is ok to put the laundry detergent in before putting the clothes in or hanging t-shirts instead of folding them
3. It is HARD to get used to having a new last name
2. Being married doesn't make you feel older. In my head I am still 16 years old
1. Marriage truly is a reflection of our relationship with Christ

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wedding Video


When it rains it pours

Our wedding day was such a special day. It was so full of fun and excitement. I was looking back through pictures the other day and couldn't help but to smile at all the memories. This post is called "when it rains it pours" because it literally POURED :)! The boys found something fun to do to pass the time ... they had a nerf gun fight (i wouldn't have expected anything less). But no worries the rain stopped just in time for the ceremony. My favorite part of the day was walking down with my dad. I had my 2 favorite men in the world right with me. I loved having my dad next to me, and maintaining direct eye contact with Andy. It was such a special moment, and I will never forget that feeling. The Lord truly blessed our special day. Needless to say it was a fun journey to becoming a Fennell.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wedding Planning Madness

Ahhh I have been such a bad blogger. But I am going to improve. Wedding planning has been fantastic .... crazy busy, but fun! I have been so lucky to have an awesome support system around me. My mom is like super woman. No Joke, she is amazing. So with less two months until the big day everything is coming together great. A few basics about the big day:

Where it will be: The chapel of CSPC (hints the name of the blog)
Bridesmaids Dresses and numbers: Jcrew short gray. There are 11 bridesmaids. I know that sounds like a lot but I could not have cut the numbers anymore! They are all so special, and have had such an impact on my life.
Flowers: Sunflowers mixed with other bright colors
Band: Soul Connection (Get ready to dance the night away!)
Our First Dance: This will be en Everlasting Love :)
Photographer: Anna Hedges. She's so great! She loves to laugh and she loves Jesus so I love her. www.annahedges.com
Something Unique: Instead of doing a guest book we are going to have a "photo booth" set up by Anna. There is going to be a large back drop and lots of props for people to use. This is perfect because I LOOOVE pictures and I know I am so much more likely to look back through pictures instead of a book of signatures.

58 days left,
(The future) Abby Fennell

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Engagement

I decided to create a blog after having several people encourage me to do so. I think now is as good of a time as any since everything in my life is about to change. I'll start off with the details from by far the most exciting night of my life :)

January 13, 2011

Andy asked me to go to dinner. He said that he had made reservations at Macaroni Grill for 7:30. This is slightly out of the ordinary for him but I didn't think anything of it because I thought this was just a farewell dinner before he headed back to school. We arrived at Macaroni Grill and were seated in the back corner secluded from everyone else. There were flowers on table but I still just thought Andy was being super sweet. About half way through dinner Andy told me that he had something he wanted me to read. He pulled off the paper on the top of the table that the waitress had written on and underneath he had written a note to me. He wrote about our journey this far as a couple, and how excited he is for our future together. At the end of the note he wrote about how there was one question over the past 7 years of dating that he has never been able to ask. Then he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him.