I’m only putting a few photos up. The whole kit and kaboodle (what?) is on facebook, so if we are friends there, check them out. If we aren’t….. uh….. I guess we can be friends and THEN you can check them out.

This one is from the bridesmaid luncheon.
Top row- Caren, Kelli, Ann Marie, me, Janet, and Kimberly
Middle- Grace Ann, Jessica, Leigh Ann, Melinda
Front row- the bride herself, Candace Curry (or as I like to say “Kansas Curly”)
This almost brought a tear to my eye. Nothing brings back good memories like hearing these voices. (Excuse the background noise- I recorded the rehearsal- I figured recording the real thing would be awkward.) When they sang “Be Thou My Vision” acappella, I think we stepped closer to Heaven. Or Heaven came closer to us.

This is at the rehearsal dinner. Our pastor, Tom Tanner, his wife Melissa, Candace, and Jason.

This is me and Jason’s brother Justin. Who happens to be one of my favorite humans on the Earth. When I get rich and famous, I’m going to fill my house with furniture he builds– like a Nashville-shaped table. The entire Couch family is awesome. As is the Curry family. Which concerns me for when they have kids- what happens when you mix 100% awesome genes with 100% awesome genes? Something genetically mutant. That’s my fear at least.

Wedding day. I mean seriously. What a gorgeous bride.

Listen, I know I look ridiculous in this one, but it is so perfect for how our group of friends roll. Janet and I were being dumb and taking pics of ourselves, and then we realized we could use the mirror to enhance the photo taking situation, so we did. And Candace got in the action, as did Caren. I know your question and the answer is YES- we did have an awesome time in college.
I’ve known Jason for 10 years. This is the best face he has EVER made.
Yep. I’m leaving this one alone.
So there you have it. Candace and I have talked about this day for ten years- it was everything she dreamed and more. Two people who love Jesus receiving an amazing gift from Him. Letting their family and friends be a part. Reminding us all that God hears us and answers our prayers in ways that exceed ALL expectations. Showing us that His ways are the best.

I am more grateful for my years in Athens than I’ve ever been before. To think that every one of these people were somehow woven into the fabric of who I am today makes me realize how intricately God works and how kind He is to all of us.