The Four Year-Aversary

So four years ago today this happened. 

You would never know in that moment that Nick had woken up that morning with a huge stye on his eye, I had to have an emergency dental procedure that week prior, and our wedding cake had just been dropped somewhere along the way to the church. All that mattered in that moment was that WE WERE MARRIED. We had finally arrived at the moment that we had prayed about separately for years and together as a couple for a year. Amongst the crazy things I just listed, God gave us the sweetest, most fun wedding weekend ever. 

And it all started with our Save the Date that was this picture stating ‘You Don’t Wanna Miss This!’

It is no secret that Nick loves baseball and I love coffee. So we pretty much celebrated our loves being joined together at our wedding.

Our rehearsal dinner was a BLAST. We had good Mexican food at Pappasito’s and Nick’s mom had decorated with Texas and Colorado flags. Another fun way to celebrate our two worlds (and states) colliding. 😉

The next day was a blur of getting ready with my best girls. I gave them all shirts that said Team Bride to keep in the spirit of things!

The church was decorated and ready to go. 

One of my favorite moments of the day was my bridesmaids praying over me. Talk about much needed since I was a ball of nerves. 

Nick and I wrote each other letters before the wedding day and planned on giving them to each other before the ceremony. This is what REALLY put me at peace. We were on each side of a door so we weren’t able to see each other but we were able to read our letters, hold hands, and pray together. (Nick was already starting to cry so I prayed.. Haha!) 

After that, it was GAME TIME. 

As you will notice in these first pictures of us seeing each other (and really throughout the entire ceremony), Nick cried and I laughed. Because that’s what we each apparently do when we are nervous emotional messes. 

We had such an amazing ceremony that completely put the focus on Jesus and gave all glory to Him. We took communion together for the first time as man and wife and also were able to worship together. 

We wanted that whole day to reflect Christ and the work that He had done in our lives. 

As we were told that Nick could now kiss his bride, we got our own surprise. (The things that happen when your old youth pastor marries you.. Ha!) 

We were on the..

And then we danced our whole way back down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs. Jones! 

And yes, I DID let my husband (that you never see without a hat on) wear a hat in the reception. Because I did marry him for him, amiright?? 

As much as I absolutely loved that day and reliving those memories, the four years that followed that day is what I really want to celebrate today. Because the man that I get to live life with everyday is pretty much the most amazing man in all the land. He constantly points me to Christ, loves me tremendously well, makes me laugh more than anyone else, comforts me when I cry (even when it’s for no reason at all), and just makes life plain fun. We have lived in three cities in four years, gone through some incredible highs and some pretty crazy lows together, and added a cute bundle of energetic little boy to our family. I thank God everyday that He gave me Nick to do this life with. 

Last night we played our wedding song for Caleb and I definitely teared up. It’s so fun to celebrate how much God has done in our lives and will continue to do. 

Amen by Dave Barnes 

We will have love, we will have pain

There will be days and days and days that feel the same

We will have fear, we will have joy

There may be little girls and little boys

We will have friends, we will have peace

There will be nights of lights and music till you sleep

We will be strong though we were still weak

We live through so much more than we could take

Amen, Amen

With the dawn the love began again

Amen, Amen

What is done and yet to come, Amen

We will have hope, we will have doubt

There will be memories we could never live without

We will have tears but there will be grace

There will be prayers that we never thought we’d pray

Amen, Amen

With the dawn the love began again

Amen, Amen

What is done and yet to come, Amen

In the sun or the storm, the flood or the flame

When everything’s wrong, when I’m the one to blame

When heartache grow old, I swear I’ll say

I’ll say Amen, Amen

With the dawn the love began again

Amen, Amen

What is done and yet to come, Amen

Amen, Amen

Amen, Amen

So Nick Jones, thank you for taking me as your wife and living out Ephesians 5 in our marriage on the daily. I love you so incredibly much and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! 

Published by Raven Jones

I love Jesus. My husband and my sons are the best ever. I'm a Texas girl living in a Colorado world. Coffee makes everything better.

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