Monday, September 13, 2010

The Big Announcement

Ryan and I had a big announcement to make at the wedding. Up until a week or so before the wedding, we had absolutely no idea where we would be going. Ryan and I were both committed to him pursuing a college coaching career, and things were still up in the air. Ruthy, I SO know how you feel!

Anyway, a week before the wedding, Ryan got the opportunity of a lifetime to coach a Division I cross country and distance track team. In my hometown. It doesn't get any better! We kept it a secret from most people (which was super hard, because every single person we knew asked us "So where are you two going to be living after the wedding?" Daily.) We waited to announce Ryan's new job at the wedding reception after the toasts.

I stood up and thanked everyone for being there, and told them all how much it meant to us that they could celebrate with us that day.

Then I handed the mic over to Ryan.

Who was quick to clear up any discrepancy. "There's no baby!" Much to his Dad's chagrin...

And he got a standing ovation. My heart burst, it was absolutely beyond words.

My cup runneth over.

We truly could not be more lucky/blessed to be starting off our married lives the way we are. Ryan is so, so happy, and I am so, so happy for him. Having a husband who comes home every night fulfilled and content is the best feeling.

Did you have any big announcements to make at your wedding?

All photos courtesy of Gail Fleming.


  1. Congrats! I have a cousin in school there, although she in no way is involved in running. That is a great oppurtunity.

  2. Wow that's awesome....congrats to Ryan! :)

  3. Hey I had emailed you earlier and I was wondering if you could tell me what the size of the cellophane bags was that your MIL used for the cookie favors. There are like a million different sizes and I don't know which one to choose ha!

  4. Thats so awesome! I don't know how you kept it a secret! I would have told everyone and their mother.

  5. Awesome! We didn't have any big announcements at our wedding. Congratulations to you both!

  6. isn't it funny how "announcement" is always associated with babies?

    i'm stoked for you guys...we have a little announcement coming up soon too. :)

  7. My cup runneth over - love it.

    And I just have to tell you again how much I LOVE your wedding dress. You were the prettiest bride! You two are so cute together.


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