Wedding DIY

Mailbox

The mailbox came out of the Sampsons garage like so many of the decorations did. I had seen a couple of ideas and with a couple of cans of spray paint and a few

minutes on my CriCut our mailbox was born. But of course no DIY project is complete without LED lights; so once you opened the mailbox it literally glowed… your welcome. We are hoping that at some point we can use it as our actual mailbox.

 

Wagon

Since our flower girl was too young to walk we figured we’d have her escorted in style. Let me just tell you Facebook Market Place is the best thing since sliced bread. I found not only the wagon but the skirt to go along with is, with a  little fabric, some signs (with lights of course), and just a tad faux fur Lyra was escorted in style down the isle.

 

 

Chalkboard

The chalkboard came from Mintage Designs while we were prepping for our Engagement party. It served double duty and welcomed our guests to the ceremony. It took me about 2 hours on the Sampson’s living room floor to do the design and it still hasn’t been erased I just can’t bear to erase it.

 

 

Our Wedding Video

We are so happy to share our wedding video with you. Lately it has been my little way of reliving the day and all those special moments that were crammed into such a short amount of time.

A huge thank you to Josh from JWayne Productions for all his hard and beautiful work.

A New Adventure

As many of a you are aware, Krystal has been looking for new opportunities in regards to her career. As a search for a new path began we were very narrow minded in the possibilities a new job could mean for us and or lives. As the search continued we allowed ourselves to branch out and consider new cities, and even new careers. This resulted in many applications in the Houston and San Antonio area and two applications in the Corpus Christi area.

As fate would have it months after a application to a job in Corpus an interview came along and then another and then another. As of a few weeks ago Krystal was offered a job at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. Krystal and I mulled over this offer, talked every aspect through, went to the people we always go to for advice our family and friends and have decided to accept the offer. That’s right, we are moving to Corpus Christi!

The part of leaving our dearest friends and family behind is gut wrenching. The part where I have to leave my students, my kiddos, brings me to tears instantly as I think of not seeing them everyday. However, there is so much for us to look forward too, living close to Krystal’s family, living closer to my Dad, Mother and Grandparents, having to many babysitters to count for the dogs and hopefully our future children. This is a new adventure and journey for us or as my Dad would say a new season. A season of which we are very excited and sad about, but one that will bring with it new challenges and joys.

What does this mean? Well, Krystal and I will again be doing long distance once she starts her position at the end of February. The wedding will still happen in Houston on April 15. We will spend our first few months as a married couple apart (I don’t want to think about that yet). I will move to Corpus after the school year ends in June. We will begin the process of moving our things and renting our house after the wedding. (Any volunteers to help or reference to the house would be greatly appreciate)

We thank each of you for the support and encouragement you have already showed to us and the friendship and love you will show to us in the future.

To new Adventures!

Krystal and Madison