Wednesday, June 29, 2016

J C Arboretum: Raleigh NC: Sam and Chris Engagement

Distance was not a factor for Sam and Chris, Sam being from Iowa and Chris from Illinois. They met in Minnesota.  They both worked at a university.  It was her job to find professors to teach and his to be that professor teaching.  From that first meeting they both enjoyed each other's company and soon determined to go out for a date.  Chris fell so quickly for Sam's intoxicating laugh and nature of joy that he was sad to admit on their first official date that he was going to move soon.  Being in education he had been offered many different opportunities to grow his craft and he had decided to take the leap over to UNC.  While great for his carrier he was sad to leave behind the beautiful soul of a woman that is Sam.  They determined quickly that distance or not they would make their love last.  Travel, distance, phone calls and Skype all played a factor but in the end they came up still in love.  Now they are reunited and overjoyed.  Both once again working together at the wonderful UNC banner they now get to plan their coming wedding from the same state!

From the moment of meeting Sam and Chris at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC,  I knew we were going to have a blast.  Their grins firmly fixed and laughter just waiting under the surface, how could we not??!?

It was so cute to watch they love for each other.  Small moments of brushed hands and knowing looks...

Not a moment seemed to lack the roll of Sam's laughter in the air!

Sam your smile and joy take my breath away!

I just know your life will be filled with joy!  How could it not with how much joy you both take from life!!

... I'm just saying you guys might just win the most adorable love birds award!

Thank you so much for the honor of being a part of such a huge step in your life!

Live. Love. Loud.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

North Carolina Art Museum: Raleigh NC: Neijia and Mike Engagement

Sometimes you meet someone who takes your breath away, for Mike that was Neijia.  Her striking beauty and determination for living life to the max is undeniable.  The joy and affection they both share for each other was wonderful to watch.  Mike with his relaxed candor corresponds perfectly with Neijia.  His small smiles thrown her way as they walk side by side, fixed smiles and small laughs.

Neijia's rolling laughter filled the air as we talked of their up coming wedding in March 2017.

Neijia couldn't help smiling at sweet words that Mike spoke for her ears only.

Neijia, girl you impress me to no end.  Working full time, being in school and balancing being a mother... IMPRESSIVE to say the least.  Can you teach me your ways?!? :D

It was such a joy to hear you both dream about your mutual love of the tropics and where you might venture to on your Honeymoon!

You two are so cute together!!  Such joy... ADORABLE

Walking around the North Carolina Art Museum with you both as you talked of your life together and coming adventures was a joy to me.  Thank you for the chance to get to know you both!

Neijia: you are stunning!  

I can't wait to be with you on your very special day this coming March!!!  Thank you for the honor!

Live. Love. Loud.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wish for a new day in the morrow

I want to crawl into a romantic comedy right now and bask in the beautiful simpicity of it all.  Today has been a DAY.  Not the day that dreams were made of but the DAY that is so full of intertermoil you're about three seconds from snapping something or someone.  I've been on edge all day.  I'd like to say it is just an attitude but it isn't.  I mean of course part of it is totally me and how I'm handling the situations and blah blah blah... things about giving things to God and things about finding the joys in life and all that.  But right now I'm done for the DAY.

I write this the night before it will post... so here is to hoping that the day this posts I'm refreshed and ready to attack it all but right now I'm about three seconds from taking scissors to most all the things I own.  I'm not one to breakdown but if one more thing goes wrong I'm going to be that person weeping over the store not carrying my favorite toothpaste anymore or whatever it is.

I'm at it.  I'm done.  I can't take another thing.  Whit here is your end.

So here is to "today" (the day you are reading this) being a new day with a brighter future.

Live. Love. Loud.