Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beer Can Chicken

It is likely from this post that you have an idea of where this blog might be going, but I will leave that up to you.  Most of our weekends during the summer are spent outside, with the grill, drink in hand...you get the idea.  Last weekend we tried beer can chicken for the first time, and this is how it went. 


We used the normal stand (which was a wedding gift) and some cheap beer.  More often than not I take recipes and make it my own, so this is what we came up with. 

Take a couple of big swigs out of the beer, and leave about 3/4 left.  I took the rest of the space and filled it with Fireball Whiskey, just to see. Not too bad...it had sort of a cinnamon taste.  Of course, there are other things that you can experiment with.  

I cooked it on the grill for about 2-3 hours (until it tempted right) just over the normal coals. Wasn't to bad at all, which gives me some other ideas for future weekends. 

Definitely something try if you enjoy the grill.  So now I am off to see what to come up with something for this weekend.  I''l keep you posted!

The transition...


Now that we are newly weds, I have taken some time to adjust some things on this site. I'm sure the rest of the adjustments will take place over time, but for now I will slowly incorporate the Miss into this blog. 

Not so long ago I enjoyed taking pictures of people, but now I have chosen to take this in a different direction; and I'm bringing someone else along. So you will just have to tag along and see where this blog goes. 

As most newly weds do, we have a large amount of activity going on right now, but we will do our best to keep this up to date.  Or, you can just SUBSCRIBE and follow along. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thank You !


Last but not least don't forget to thank your vendors. If for no other reason just send them a small thank you note, or a simple shout-out on social media works too. When I say vendors I mean businesses like your photographer, your caterer, videographer,  event planner, and the others that offered their services.  

Below are some of the shots from our photographer, which by the way was so incredible, that I can't even put into words. 


Photo: KD Photography

Photo: KD Photography

Photo: KD Photography

Photography: KD Photography

Photo:  KD Photography 

Make sure you have a photographer that shoots every little detail.  There was funny story behind this bottle that I remembered only when I saw this photo. - Photo: KD Photography

I also would like to thank our caterer for their extremely dedicated service.  If you are in the Northwest Arkansas sometime swing in and check them out. 


Photo: KD Photography



Photo: KD Photography


So that pretty much sums up our wedding journey, so you can stay tuned to see what might be coming next.... Don't forget you can follow along so you don't miss anything.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Honeymoon...


Things are starting to settle down after the honeymoon, and we are slowly returning to life as a newly wed couple.   We are still living somewhat out of suitcases and other things but we are enjoying every minute of it. For the honeymoon, we decided on Playa de Carmen, Mexico.  (This might be a rather long post, but well worth a look, especially if you plan on visiting). We did some research an chose to stay at the Viva Wyndam Aztec.....an experience we will never forget.


Inside of the hotel 

Grounds of the Hotel 

More from the hotel.

The lounge at Viva Wyndam Aztec. 


We were on the third floor, with no elevator.  But the climb wasn't that bad. 

Outside the hotel. 

Then there was the food: 
This is something that I could not possibly put into words - 



The above and below was diner one evening.




This was breakfast.

Of course there was more, and I took pictures of pretty much everything, but you get the idea. 

Then there was there entertainment:

Of course, first there was the beach where we spent most of our time -





Looking up to the resort.

And the excursions...


Cenote Ik kil - Yucatan, Mexico


Cenote Ik kil - Yucatan, Mexico


 Valladolid -  Church of Saint Servatius 


The Market in Playa del Carmen. 

 Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Chichen Itza


Temple of the Warriors or Temple of the Thousand Columns - Chichen Itza


Chichen Itza


Chichen Itza



And this was the end.  We were pretty worn out by the time we returned, but it was well worth the trip!





Thursday, April 14, 2016

Everything happens for a reason!


I'm getting a little nervous as the days go by.  It seems to creep up on you even faster as the time draws near.  It's hard to believe that we became engaged almost 1 year ago, and the time has flown by.  I read this article the other day that helped me put things into perspective.






Almost one year ago we were here, and now the day is fast approaching.  Stressing yourself over the little things that you can't change will not not help. Better yet! - Find that one friend that helps to keep you calm in the storm, and hang on to them.  Trust me - This will make all the difference.   

Monday, April 4, 2016

Wedding Blessings!



Photo from Pixabay



These are some of the versus that week looked at for our ceremony...


Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Isaiah 62:5

As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

Joshua 24:15

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Genesis 2:24 

 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Ephesians 5:25
 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Proverbs 19:14
 House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 

 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Proverbs 31:10

"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels."

1 Peter 4:8
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 


Monday, March 28, 2016

The Hashtag

Courtesy of Pixabay
We did choose a #hashtag for our wedding, simply because we wanted to be able to see all of the pictures that were taken at the wedding.  Granted, you will probably never get to see all of them, but we wanted as many as we could.
     Of course, not many people anymore use disposable cameras, and when they did it cost an arm and a leg to get them developed.  With social media, it comes pretty simply to get your hands on more pictures than your photographer may not get.
 So with that being said,  we decide to create our own make-shift photo booth and we will  have people use our hashtag.  So I would recommend at least picking out some short of hashtag to use.  (Note:  Keep it short and simple)  Then you can simply comb your social media sites and collect them . I, being one that still prints pictures, was not to fond of the disposable camera option.  If you would like, I did a post not too long ago, about why I still print pictures.

Back to Printing

So. In conclusion, create a short and sweet hashtag that you can use to get the most out of your pictures.  And, if your like me and still print, there will always be a photo book to look at years down  the road.  Cause we all know that VCR's will last forever, just like Facebook right?