this past week i met up with a friend who recently got engaged and after talking about the engagement and ring and lots of wedding stuff, it got me thinking. thinking about the ring on my finger and the new last name that i will have forever, i think about how blessed i am, i used to use the word lucky, but i believe blessed is more accurate. i like to believe that good things come to the people that treat others well, value friendship and family and cherish their life, day to day. i like to believe that my actions as a person are the reason that i am happy and at this point in my life, it has to be more than luck.
with that being said, i am sometimes hesitant to post personal pictures of family members just because they mean so much to me and it's a big deal to share them on here, but I just couldn't hold this one in. with my new last name comes this amazing group of people right here, my family. i was sitting here thinking as i write my last name throughout my day how proud i am to have this last name. how proud i am to be a part of this family. they are the most wonderful people and i could not have asked for a better family to marry into. i'm a aunt to 10 nieces and nephews, look at them all just smiling away. oh and don't you love how my mother in law coordinated everyone's attire to match our wedding colors, oh so sweet of her. love my family.