About my Blog

I started this blog for 3 reasons which will tell you a lot about me. #1. Documenting. Important details, Journaling or a diary, Taking note of ‘happenings’ has always been of great importance to me, I don’t know how many journals/tablets/diaries/notes you would find should you dig through my ‘packed-up boxes’, but it would be alot! Ever since I was around the age of 12, I documented things, it wasn’t always consistent, but if someone wanted to know when we had a big day of freezing corn last year(or anything random)-it was probably me they would come to to find out when that was. So my goal here is to document any important things that take place in our life together -however big or small- whether it be personal, about us, and as we begin our family. Through writing and pictures-fun things that I don’t want to forget. I want it to be a treasure chest filled … Continue reading

Our Story [by julia]

The first time I met Dan was in January of 2007. this will be updated later 🙂

My Story

Wow, every night that i snuggle in beside my hubby, i think, am i really married to this guy?! and i’m still so in love with him? and i grin and get all warm fuzzies n give him a tight squeeze just to make sure he is actually there beside me, and also because i want to take advantage of every day we have together. life is short and i don’t want to live with or create regrets. everyday is a gift and it’s been one of our greatest keys in our happy marriage-opening every moment as a beautiful treasure. {honesty & patience are 2 more very important keys!} Looking back, I smile. As a young girl I so desperately wanted to get married and depend on my husband to take care of me…I dreamed and prayed for him many a night, even before I knew his name.  As I … Continue reading

Our Wedding Day [part IV ceremony/reception]

We were blessed with a beautiful {hot} day and had our ceremony outdoors. And then {for the sake of my mother’s sanity} we had our reception in the community building-it served quite nicely. I just wanted to include a few of the highlights to give you an idea what took place 🙂 Photo credits go to Gingerich Photography.  we had fun being ‘stuffed’ in here while we waited for the guests to arrive.. meanwhile the bridal party was exiting the motorhome and FINALLY ‘almost ready’ to walk down the aisle 😉 there is ‘something’ about this picture that spells __________?  a special time of dedication prayer with our parents..I wanted to do something to symbolize our marriage…but not the ordinary like candles, sand, rings, etc….. so i started searching, and when I came across God’s Knot I just knew this was it! So absolutely perfect for us and how we view … Continue reading

Our Wedding Day [part III bridal party]

This is our bridal party. If I may be partial i think we had the best and most fun bridal party ever..they did an awesome job of just being relaxed, going with the flow, laughing and just have a wonderful time together, we have many special memories with each one of them personally and to see them all come together and blend in making us all one big happy family-or so it seemed! I still laugh at some of the jokes and great moments we had while taking pictures and then when we were eating dinner.. 🙂 Plus our photographer, Brad did an AWESOME job of making us feel relaxed and capturing the moments! So without further ado, our lovely peeps:   the guys…   the girls… our miniature bride and groom…Amy. She’s Dan’s niece. such a sweet lil cutie-pie! Reece. he’s my baby…..i started babysitting him when he was just … Continue reading

Our Wedding Day [part II family]

    The Miller [bride] Family   The Hostetler [groom] Family Now here are some different family shots from the bride’s family: …with bride’s 8 siblings……Bride with her 4 brothers… …my mother & her 5 daughters… …mom&dad and their 9 children, i ges that means they accept Dan into the family:) …with my 11 nieces & nephews (minus 1 who was still well hidden inside Leah at the time:)…with my parents… …my Mom&Dad …me&mom <3 {she is the world’s best mother and I am so blessed to be her daughter&friend! …us with both of our parents.. …us with ALL of our nieces n nephews combined:) maybe someday we’ll have a family that big;) hey! He comes from a family of 13! hehe 🙂  different shots with the groom’s family.. …with his brothers, i realy don’t know WHY I was in this picture?!……groom & his 5 brothers..this is one of the most priceless pictures … Continue reading

Our Wedding Day [Part I “us”]

So even though it looks like I posted this long post with our pictures ON our Wedding Day…I obviously did not!! 🙂 But here’s where it all begins, on May 19th, 2012, our very own Beautiful Wedding Day….and this is where our sweet life together begins, and in wanting a blog to document ‘our life together’ ….I thought what would be more perfect than to make my first blogging post on that special day, as a concrete start. All photo credits go to Gingerich Photography. {where it all became history} the handsome groom…waiting on the bride to arrive… suspense was really getting to him n he says these were his most unliked pictures of the whole day 🙂 poor dear 😉 i think he’s just blowing it away with all his handsomeness going on!   I never liked the idea of everyone seeing the Bride in her attire before the … Continue reading