Our Valentine’s Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

My Forever Valentine

This is our fourth Valentine’s Day together, but this year is the most special of them all. We are officially a family now & since our wedding, our love has only grown. (As cheesy as it sounds…it’s true!) Ben & I wanted to do something special together to celebrate our first married Valentine’s Day, but we had to do it a little bit early this year. I will be performing tonight & the rest of the weekend, so Ben had the great idea of visiting the beautiful Agecroft Hall last weekend. Neither of us had ever been, so we slept in, had cinnamon rolls & coffee, then left at noon to arrive right when the gates opened.


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage
Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall is a lovely, Tudor manor house right on the James River located just minutes from our house. Believe it or not, this home was built in the late 15th century in Lancashire, England. Then in the early 20th century it was deconstructed, shipped overseas, & rebuilt. This place is incredible. The details, paintings, elaborate beds & ceilings were magnificent. Not to mention the masterfully laid out gardens. Needless to say, we cannot wait to go back in the spring & summer when the gardens are in full bloom. I hear that in the summer, the also have live Shakespeare performances outside! We had a lovely afternoon on this amazing property & cannot wait to go back.


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

Our First 6 Months

Ben & I recently celebrated our 6 month wedding anniversary. Since our magical wedding day, we’ve travelled to Italy, Ben started a new job, I changed my name, we had both of our families here at home for Christmas, & we’ve worked together as a team on building our life together as well as our finances. We love spending time together & dreaming big dreams for our future. Both of us have mentioned that it is still some much fun calling each other husband & wife. As we were reflecting the other night & talking about the last 6 months of marriage, the same truth rang true in both of our hearts: we’ve never felt more in love. Maybe it’s the honeymoon season, but either way, I love this man & am so thankful we are on this path together.


Our Valentine's Day + Celebrating 6 Months Of Marriage

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My Essentials

These four items have been quite essential this past week while visiting my friends and family in OKC!

1. These sandals are perfect.  They literally go with everything (and only $12.80)!  Be prepared to see me in them allllllllll summer long:)
2. My friend, Melissa, has shared her lip stick obsession with me. This Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Coquette is only $8.99.  Perfect, fresh summer shade.
3. I love, love, love candles. This one was given to me as a present from my mom and is quickly becoming a new favorite.
4. My sister and I both have this tank. It is so versatile! I paired it with a flowy floral midi skirt and can you guess what shoes?!?!…;) ^^^

I wore these things while catching up with my best friend who is getting married later this summer. I always feel more alive and at peace after spending time with her.  I love those kinds of friends…you know the heart friends.  The ones you can go for months without seeing and then the moment you are reconnected it is like nothing has changed.  Those are the friends that shape you and strengthen you during the good times and the bad times.  I hope this makes you feel thankful for those people, those heart friends, who are in your life.  Maybe, if you’re like me, you need to reconnect and intentionally make the effort to stay connected even in a small way like a weekly text. Long distance relationships, both friendly and romantic, are hard to maintain…and I have both.

 If you have any long distance relationships, how do you keep up with them? Do you have any advice or tricks?

Hope you are having a great start to your week!

~L