"Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves." - Saint John Paul the Great Saint JP II is up in Heaven laughing that I chose that quote to put a the top of our anniversary post. There is no doubt that I'm lightyears away from … Continue reading Four Years.
If you've known me or read this blog over the course of the last few years, you know that February 5 is a special day in the Dill household. Call us sickeningly sentimental, but it is the anniversary of the day we first met in 2005. So! This year marks 10 years since our awkward teenage selves … Continue reading Family Milestones
Aside from the "How are you feeling?" question, there are three inquiries that continue to come up in conversations with friends and family: What are you and Josh doing in these last few weeks of freedom/before you never sleep again/become parents? What are you most nervous about? What are you most excited about? I've found … Continue reading Three Questions
I've been at war with myself. For some reason, I have z.e.r.o. motivation to type about our trip. But so many new things keep happening in our life and I want to write about those! But my blog-conscience will not allow me to do so until I've cleared the Europe hurdle.So I sit down to … Continue reading Enough is Enough – Let’s just get these Europe photos up!
The timing of our pilgrimage was really providential. The Friday before we took off, our dear friends Katie and Kevin got married – Mr. and Mrs. Gearns! We spent a few days in Pennsylvania with them, celebrating the joyous occasion of their nuptials. Katie looked like a princess and Kevin was glowing – yes, the … Continue reading The Gearns’ Wedding, NYC and Traveling to Rome
You know how sometimes you look back and think "man, it cannot have been ___ years! They went so fast!" I think I often feel that way. This year I don't feel that way though. Three years seems accurate, just the right amount of time. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's a fruit of trying … Continue reading July 16 – Three Blessed Years
As many of you know, originally I thought Josh would be coming home in January. Josh told me he didn't have a homecoming date until about November he finally told me January 2 - which is about what I expected. But the more we talked and made plans, some details weren't adding up and I … Continue reading Homecoming
Yes. You read that right. Hidden photos. aka photos that were taken on disposable cameras at 1. our engagement party and 2. our honeymoon that I had developed on Sunday at the one place in town that still processes film (it's a CVS, by the by, which I didn't even know we had here). I … Continue reading The Hidden Photos of Josh and Ashlie
Thank you for our fabulous photographer Shawna Noel (go Terriers!). We're so grateful to have these special pictures as a reminder of our love.
I'm going to post these photos and short stories in stages. That'll make it more manageable for all of us! Before we departed for our eastward journey, I put a reminder on our rear view mirror: This is a pilgrimage, not a vacation. There will be no complaining about anything. It's a little saying that Father … Continue reading The Journey East to Wedding Bonanza 2013