UncategorizedTwo of My Very Favorite People and Their Awesome First Home March 30, 2011These are two of my very favorite people in the world: Last weekend, we all loaded up to head to Wilson, North Carolina to celebrate these two. If you can’t tell by the resemblance, this is my sister (my best friend), Ashley, and her fiance (my brother-to-be yay!!!), Daniel. Daniel is a youth minister in the cutest little town in North Carolina and after their wedding in May, Ashley will be headed that way. We went there for showers thrown in their honor by their church community and the youth group. It was amazing to see the love and support surrounding them through many kind words and this beautiful shower: Daniel and Ashley are both talented musicians, so the centerpieces with music notes were a fitting touch! Here are Ashley and Daniel with our parents. And here are Chris and I with the almost newlyweds. This weekend was so good for all of us. Ashley and I are very close and have never been very far apart. So, the idea of her moving five hours away was a little sad, even though this is such a happy time for her. But, going to her new hometown and seeing the loving people that fill their church and how they support and care for Daniel and Ashley made me realize this is exactly where God has called her to be and I couldn’t be happier for them! With traveling and the shower, this was a pretty packed weekend. But, we did make time for a little something else: Seeing Ashley and Daniel’s first home!!! God has really blessed them. They were planning to rent an apartment for a while, but things really fell into place for them to start out in this place. We got to tour the whole place and spend about an hour there. Three bedrooms (including one huge master!), updated kitchens and bathrooms, and best of all, the most beautiful sunroom and yard you have ever seen! A professional landscaper lives there currently and it shows. Gorgeous plants, trees, grass, and best of all, the pond: Here’s the sunroom: I can just picture all of the dinners with family and friends that these two will do back here! And here are the love birds on the front porch of their new place: So excited for them both! Ashley has a great eye for decor and Daniel is super handy, so I can’t wait to see what the two do with the place! It is so beautiful and just waiting for a sweet family to come in and live their life!