Such a sweet little boy! Even though it was 100 degrees outside and everyone else was dripping sweat, little Samuel loved the weather and slept like a little angel the entire photoshoot. He was only 4 days old when we took these and he was still one of the bigger babies I've taken pictures of (even bigger than a three week old baby I took pictures of...he's huge!) but he is a little cutie pie! Here is Mr. Samuel
Last Monday, Will and I celebrated our first year of marriage! I am so blessed and thankful to be married to this wonderful man. It hasn't been the year we expected but through the year I've learned a lot and have grown to love Will even more.
To Recap the year:
I had a stress fracture in my foot the first several months of marriage and was on crutches
Will successfully defended his dissertation in November and graduated with his PhD in Civil Engineering in December.
We flew to AZ to visit my family for Christmas and it was the first time Will had ever flown in his life and the first time that either of us got to visit the grand canyon.
We moved into our first (rental) house in march.
8 things were replaced on my car
6 weddings were attended
4 sets of twins at our church have been born (I know, random, but still worth remembering)
3 major appliances were purchased and then completely broken within a month of being purchased...I think we will stay away from craigslist for awhile
2 demolition derbys
I ended my internship at crosspoint, and started working for first sun management as an IT assistant
We are still waiting on a job to open up for Will somewhere (that isn't in Afghanistan) but are still trusting in God's provision
The year has flown by but I'm daily reminded how blessed I am by the way that God has graciously provided for us. My husband's unwavering steadfast love for me has been such a beautiful reminder to me of Christ's love for the church and for both I am thankful.
To celebrate the day, we slept in (yay!), went to Panera for lunch, and then Will gave me my gift which was an hour long massage at a spa. We then went to Frankie's fun park and went mini-golfing. The heat was a little overwhelming so afterward we went to a bookstore to cool down and then headed to downtown Greenville where we had Thai food and Coffee Underground. We then headed home and enjoyed our anniversary cake while watching the video of our wedding day!
Wedding season part two has begun with three friends weddings in a row. I didn't get to go to Jimbo's wedding last weekend so no pictures...(though if you would like a funny story, ask my husband about how he ran into Jimbo on his honeymoon when my husband was heading back home).
This past weekend, Will and I got to go see two of our friends get married. Patrick and Lauren were in our singles cp group for several years with us and I'm so excited we finally got to see them get hitched. I don't think I'll tire of seeing a godly man and woman cut a covenant with God in marriage.
I didn't have a great seat at the wedding, so fast forward to the reception.
Our old cp group + Jason and Cayce
We are the Rogers. We have been married since August and are loving it! Will recently graduated with his PhD in Civil Engineering and I am currently an IT assistant by day and a photographer by night.