Thursday, November 9, 2017

One Year Ago Today...

Today, November 9th, marks one year together for us! 

One year ago tonight, I returned his phone call and said "yes" to starting a relationship, 
 little dreaming that in exactly one year from that same day I would be mailing out the last of our wedding invitations, chatting with florists, and finalizing registries, 
to name a few of today's activities! 

What a year it has been. The past 365 days have absolutely flown by, 
each one leaving behind it new memories, new lessons, + new adventures.

 It has been the sweetest journey, and that journey is really just beginning!

More coming soon. =)


  1. It can take your breath away when you think about how time flies.

    13 years ago I was in the same position you are now.
    So much has happened since then... BUT we still talk about and reminisce on our whirlwind year.

    Congrats and blessings to you!


  2. SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU TWO. (Source of excited capital letters primarily caused by a certain happy envelope in the mail today containing an even more beautiful invite :))

  3. What a beautiful sight, seeing you so in love with your man! You have been such a shining beacon of light and hope to young ladies who struggle with waiting for their perfect man to come into their lives. I feel honored that you're willing to share some of this part of your life with us! Looking forward to seeing what I'm sure will be a beautiful wedding! <3

    P.S. Four Bontrager weddings in ONE year. Wowza! :)

  4. Ohhh, I love this so much!!!!! I couldn't be more happy or excited for you dear. -Hannah Canfield

  5. It's amazing what even a little time can do :) Lovely photo ;)

  6. You all are adorable! Congratulations!

  7. That is so sweet, Chels! So happy for you!!!

  8. Our invite came today! Thanks for sharing all the pics of you two together!

  9. Sooooo sweet! I'm so thrilled for you two! <3

  10. So excited for you, girl! God bless your marriage. :)

  11. Replies
    1. Yes you are! =) I have an invite sitting here for you and I have been searching high and low for your address but to no avail. =( I believe we lost it when we transferred to our new email server; I had it saved in old emails but lost those. Could you email it to me?

  12. I would love to come but not sure I could make it. We are still doing harvest at my new job and working 7 days a week yet.

  13. You are BEYOND gorgeous, inside + out Chels dear! So over the moon for you+John. He is a blessed man.:)

  14. So exciting to see how God works! So happy for you both! Praying these last wedding details fall into place & that you both have a special, blessed day. <3

  15. LOVE this, sis! God answers prayers and you and John are perfect together.

  16. You two just look like you were always meant to be together. The next step of the journey will be a wild roller coaster ride. Hang on tight and you will have an amazing journey!


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