Woah. Okay so I guess it’s been almost 3 weeks since I was sealed for time and all eternity to the love of my life.

We’ve been married for almost two years so why was this different? I’m hoping I can

County Clerk wedding

saying “I Do” for the first time

explain the difference with the respect it deserves.

So, before we were simply that, married. We eloped in a county clerk’s office during my lunch (because my boss wouldn’t give me the day to get married!). Like most marriages in the beginning it was exciting but not without problems. Things really do change after you get married. We were combining everything, bank accounts, cell phone plans, etc. Things just become different. Things that didn’t bother you while you were dating can become huge fights when you’re married. Don’t think we spent a lot of time “compromising.” It was so much excitement and love and happiness.

Now that’s it has been two years, there’s a lot less compromise and a lot more love and excitement.

Being sealed in the temple was a totally different experience. Both ceremonies we had both civil and temple were beautiful in their own right. However, this sealing was different. I got to promise Alex FOREVER. Not just until death but forever.

008-2I know it has made all the difference in our marriage. We can see the promise of eternity and those silly little things don’t really matter anymore. Things have just been going our way since we left the temple as a forever couple.

I can tell you that when your marriage is blessed things change for the better. We do this really cool thing in the temple. After you’re sealed for time and all eternity, you and your hubby can stand together looking into a mirror. Behind you is another mirror. The image of the two of you is repeated over and over again. It’s almost as if you’re looking into eternity together. WOW! Talk about a lifelong impact that image has.

I am so excited to see where the future takes us. Now that there is no end in sight, I cannot wait to see all we accomplish together.

Huge shoutout to Annie Winn for taking the photos <3

Shorter dress from Sierra Brooke.

Longer dress from White Elegance.