And This Is How It Began

It's all official.  
The dreamy white dress and the shnazzy black suit were put on.
We said our vows.  
Promised to stay true to each other for better and for worse.
Promised to love each other only for the entire rest of our days.
Promised to believe in, respect, and cherish each other always.
Then we kissed. And people clapped.
And the rest of the night was spent celebrating with three hundred of you, this amazing thing called marriage.
We also danced a lot and hugged and kissed and laughed and cried. 
{Ok.  I cried.  But just a little.}
It was a more perfect day than I could have even dreamed about.
And then we started our forever.


{to view all our amazing wedding images, compliments of Gehman Photography, click here and enter the password nicoleadam }

After a tiny fiasco with getting the awesome VW bug we borrowed from a kind friend to stop, got our real car keys we forgot, cleaned up a little blood from Adam's head where he and the car door collided, transfered our gajillion bags AND the dozens of stuffed bunnies my family put in our car to represent fertility {in their hope for lots of pudgy grandbabies soon}

We were finally made it to this lovely cabin on a green bluff in Ozark Missouri.  
The entire week was relaxing and funny and full of adventures like loosing keys {not once, but twice} and riding roller coasters and sadly having my little butt kicked by Hubs at miniature golf.  Grrrr...


Then we decided to change things up and spend a week in the beautiful island of Eleuthera, Bahamas.  
The crystal blue waters were like something out of a movie.  You almost cannot see where the water ends and the sky starts.

We loved swimming everyday and even one late night swim.
Until we saw sharks and a massive stingray that was brave enough to come close to the shore.  
After that, we swam in piercing daylight and kept our eyes roaming the waters.  Always roaming. 



After two weeks traveling around and enjoying having each other just to ourselves, we were ready to come back to our real life in Iowa.

Everyday we are learning new things about each other.  Things that bring exceeding joy.  Things that make our emotions prickle, almost like petting a cat the wrong way.  As I think about it, I realize that we chose each other for the good and the bad.  I didn't just marry Adam because he is super sweet and tells me he will do dishes for me everyday, but also because he has funny habits like leaving cupboard drawers open.  Adam didn't marry me just because I make amazingly perfect chocolate chip cookie bars {ahem} but also because I can sometimes be painfully opinionated to a fault.

I guess marriage is a journey of learning to love and cherish each other for all of these things.  And I wouldn't want to be on this journey with anyone else.


We had so much fun opening all the useful, fun, cute and sometimes hilarious gifts you all gave us for our wedding!!  

{Thank You}

Adam was especially excited when his very own stuffed Buzz Light year that he had registered for was in the wrapped gifts.  Last night as we were cuddling off to sleep, I felt a stuffed head bump against my back.

Who woulda guessed that I would get Buzzy-Boy as a bed partner too...


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  1. Yay for you! I can relate to so much of what you have written (in a very different way, of course). Marriage is a wonderful thing, and living with another person involves a lot of crazy adventures and wonderful challenges. You are very good with words - keep up the writing!

  2. Loved the post, Nicole! Thanks so much for sharing your world with the rest of us! You always have such wonderful adventures to share! Blessings to you and your new HUSBAND...oooohhh, doesn't that sound strange to hear still? Mr and Mrs Neesby!!

    Amy Greer, California

  3. So, so, so, sooooooooo happy for you!!!!

  4. thanks for stopping by traveling triplets! i am one of the trips! :) love that mac and cheese - i need some right now

  5. that first picture is the most beautiful picture EVER!