Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've always been a little behind.

I didn't really go through a pink/girly/ballerina/princess stage
until I graduated from college.
(Most girls hit that around 5 years old or so).

Now that I've been out of college for 7 years,
I think I know what I want to do with my life,
and where I'd go to school, what I'd study, etc.
if I had the chance to do it all over again.

The first night my mom met Derek (back in 2001) she went home and prayed
that I'd marry someone just like him someday.
We were just friends at the time.

For 3 years
(when Derek and I lost contact due to life getting busy and his phone getting stolen,
causing him to lose my #)
my mom proceeded to ask me what Derek was up to and why I hadn't called him or hung out with him.
It was 3 years late,
but I finally called him to catch up...and we eventually started dating.

A year and 1 week from there, we were engaged

And 11 months from there we were married

We spent a quick weekend in Lake Geneva right after our wedding,
unable to take a "real" honeymoon.

And now that it's 2 1/2 years later, we're jetting off on our official honeymoon.
A quick trip to Miami (yes, for the Bears game)...and then some time in Sanibel Island.

Hey, better late than never!!!


  1. Jen, this post and the pics made me cry--tears of joy of course! I'm so happy for you guys and gonna hope you have the best vacation ever! :) Love ya!

  2. oh, girl!! i loved this!!!! have so much fun on your honeymoon!!! :)

  3. YAY! Have a great time! We'll catch up when you get back.