Tuesday, July 19, 2011

First Comes Love

Then comes Marriage, Then Comes a Baby in a Baby Carriage. We all remember chanting this and teasing other boys and girls on the playground. Well, Andy and I got the first part right at least :) This is not a post of me asking opinion or in all honesty, caring if you agree with me, but just a bit of a vent of the way society seems to judge.
Andy and I are getting married in just  3 short months! How time has flown! I am so excited to marry my best friend and make our vows in God's house in front of our friends and family. When we first told people that I was pregnant, some were so excited and instantly happy for us as they know how much love we share and how committed we are to one another. I believe that this is most important thing when couples decide to have a family and raise the children "right". I love Andy with all my heart and I knew from our first date, I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, fill our home with mini-me's and grow old together. Some vocalized their objection to us not rushing to get married. I wanted to enjoy my pregnancy and enjoy my engagement and not be rushed into doing something that wasn't exactly how  I wanted it. I unfortunately know all to many couples who were married, had children and now are divorced. Being married and then having children does not make you a better parent then me, nor does it ensure the proper upbringing of  a precious child. Peighton is one lucky girl. She has me as her mother, Andy as her father and grandparents, aunts, uncles ect that love her completely. I can not imagine not having her in my life, and I am so thankful for this beautiful, happy baby.

Anyways, we were given a Bridal shower this weekend to celebrate our engagement and it was a blast! Here are a few pictures from the night!
My handsome Fiancee and I
Opening gifts. Our favorite of the night! A Wii!
My bestest best friend and Maid of Honor


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  2. I agree that the order in which you get married, start a family, etc. is not what is important. Commitment, partnership, and a willingness to grow with one another is!

    My parents had my older brother and when he was 13 months they were married. They have now been married (happily) for 31 years!

  3. Blah, I tried to comment from my phone last night and it wouldn't let me.

    I think it's so exciting that in 3 months you guys are going to have your wedding and get married. :) Chris and I did it the other way around too (Baby first and then marriage)

    Congrats by the way and I am so looking forward to seeing your wedding pictures.