The Wedding Quilt

One of my Mum’s oldest friends is quite an accomplished quilter. She has been my inspiration…my quilting skills are NOWHERE near hers but I do hope one day to be able to sew some pieces are gorgeous as hers.  She made Garret and I beautiful quilt for our wedding gift and it was finished just before Christmas and we picked it up.  She has everyone pose with the quilts she makes them before she sends them to their new home–we had a lot of fun posing with ours

With this quilt and our love we will stay warm!

With this quilt and our love we will stay warm!


our fancy quilt pose

our fancy quilt pose

It is so beautiful that we currently have it on our couch because G thought that not enough people would see if it we put it on our bed. We obviously have way more visitors to our living room than our bedroom ha ha.  It is hard to see in the pictures but the quilting was actually done with a variegated thread and it looks so amazing.  We received many truly special gifts for our wedding that we will cherish forever.  We are l so blessed to have so many people in our lives that love us and spoil us so much.




Sometime in the summer G and I were in the car singing along to the radio–one of our fave pastimes.  “5 long years” by Colin James came on and I sang along to it somewhat absentmindedly thinking…hmmmm it’s our 5 year anniversary this fall…I will post this on Facebook/the blog as my Happy Anniversary tribute. Then I never thought about it again until today.  So I pulled up the Youtube of the song to listen to it and then realized….this is NOT what I thought this song was about at ALL.  I now realize that the story is that they broke up 5 years ago….and he hasn’t seen her loving eyes since then and it’s sad cause he still loves her just the same.  Not quite the smushie lovey vibe I was going for with the whole post.  But 1) it’s funny and 2) it’s a great song, so I am posting it anyway. I also should probably change the words, but “It’s been 5 awesome years and I love you even more”  doesn’t quite have the same ring to it but then again I don’t claim to be a song writer.

Have a listen and a laugh

And now to fill the cheesy love blog quota for the year:

Dearest sweet husband babe/Old Man, (with too many other nicknames to fill out here),
While these have definitely been the best 5 years of my life, the past few months have stood out as two of the best. Becoming your wife has made me so happy as we officially start our family as the Walsh’s. Thank you for being you, and for loving me the way you do. I know with no doubt that we were made for each other and I am thankful every day that we found each other. You drive me absolutely bonkers at times, (and I am sure I do the same) but I would never change it for the world. I look forward to each new milestone we reach…and yes, after this year we can just start celebrating our wedding anniversary and not also our dating one…One less card to buy 😉
I love you to the moon and back,

Your lil Wife /Old Lady (insert other nicknames here)

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I love that quote…but I do feel that sometimes gazing at each other is just what love needs.

Changing Perspective

Garret and I have lived together for over 4 years now, and been dating for close to 5.  We share a bank account, vehicles, a house and now a history. He is my person.

I had wanted to get married, but I really didn’t think that I would feel any different.  Technically we have been living as husband and wife, and would saying our “I dos” change that?  I didn’t think so.  However, the closer we have come to reaching our wedding day I feel the enormity of what we are committing to.  I guess I can’t really explain it because I have felt committed to him all this time, but just somehow, vowing in front of our friends and family that we will love and cherish each other forever just seems to make things a bigger deal.  We have been giggling with each other for the past few weeks, referring to each other as “almost husband” and “almost wife”  Somehow I feel that in 5 days it will be really surreal for us to be “actual husband” and “actual wife”  It has been lovely having such a long engagement, we have got to enjoy this stage together…but it just made our wedding feel so far away. I can honestly say that as I am writing this I feel total disbelief regarding our wedding being in Saturday. Surely it is still a few more months away?  I have to say though that I am really happy that I am feeling more excited about the change that is to take place in our lives. I know that even when he is my husband he will still never do the dishes, and he knows that I will still never pull my hair out of the drain…we know that things won’t change between us, yet in another way everything will change. How awesome.