Thursday, June 30, 2011


Jeremy and I are back from our wonderful honeymoon in Savannah, GA.  We stayed for 8 nights, and absolutely loved the city!  I seriously think it is the most beautiful city that I have ever seen. 

We stayed in a bed and breakfast in the Victorian District called The Galloway House.   This is the front of the house- it is a beautiful plantation style house that has been lovingly restored.  Don’t you just love those porches?



We stayed in the apartment in the carriage house behind the main house.  You followed a path through the back garden to our little slice of heaven…



Inside there was a kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom.  It was nice to have more than just a hotel room. 

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Don’t you think the little kitchen is cute?   I love the cabinets and wood countertops.  They are from Ikea- the name was inside the drawers.  


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And here we are after we first got to the B&B- a little tired from the drive but happy to be on our honeymoon!



We’ll be posting more pictures from the week in the next few days! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In Loving Memory

In loving memory of a wonderful woman- my great grandmother

Be in prayer for my family today as we attend her funeral.  I feel blessed to have been able to have my great-granmother for 23 years, not many people have that privalege.  She was 90 years old, and lived a long and happy life.  She was a blessing to our family and will be greatly missed!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


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All photos by Chris Zachary Photography

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Life with the Jenkins

We hope you have enjoyed sharing our journey over the last year of preparing for our wedding here on our blog.  We welcome you now to share "Life with the Jenkins"!  

We are headed to beautiful Savannah, GA for our honeymoon and are excited to share all the details of our wedding with you once we get back.  If you were able to attend our wedding, we hope you had a wonderful time and that you will be able to keep in touch with us by following along with us on our blog.  Take a look around the blog and see what we’ve been up to, and get all the behind the scenes look at projects for the wedding here

For more information about navigating your way around the blog click on the Welcome page at the top of the screen. 

We’ve scheduled a few post this week with some bridal portraits that Cortney had taken by Chris Zachary Photography.  Stay tuned for wedding pictures and updates on our life as newlyweds!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our Wedding Day

It’s finally here.  Today I become Mrs. Jeremy Jenkins.  This is a day I’ve dreamt about, planned for, and prayed over for a very long time. Today I will walk down the aisle to the man I love and make a covenant with him before God to love and cherish him for all of my days.  It will be an honor for me to do just that. 
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband” Proverbs 12:4
I pray that I will be a crown upon Jeremy’s head, a wife who will respect him, and in whom he can fully trust.  I know no greater privilege than to be his helper and companion. 
Today as I wear white as a symbol of my commitment to purity, I am reminded of my sweet and loving Savior and His precious sacrifice to cleanse me of all unrighteousness.  Our marriage is to be a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Ephesians 5:25-27, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of the water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but hat she would be holy and blameless”

Jesus, thank You for Your grace and mercy.  Today I purely present myself to my husband.  One day, because of Your blood, I will be able to purely present myself to You, sanctified and holy.  May our marriage be a sweet reflection of Your love. 


All photos by Chris Zachary Photography

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Makin' a List, Checkin' it Twice...

I couldn't even tell you how many lists I've made to get ready for the wedding.  A LOT, that's all I know.  Today I'm double checking the lists to make sure everything is complete and then loading up to head out to the beach bright and early tomorrow morning. 

Whenever you're having a destination wedding and you've done about everything yourself decoration wise, you end up with TONS of stuff to haul with you!  We have loaded up a trailer and have all my projects I've done ready to be set up.

Come 5am, we'll be on our way to Wilmington, NC. 

Tomorrow we'll set up the reception decorations and have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.  I can't wait! Say a prayer that it's a beautiful sunny day on Saturday! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

In the Center of God's Will

Life never seems to turn out like we plan, does it?  We chart out our path, thinking, for some reason, that there will be no twist and turns along the way that we can't see.  Life just hasn't worked out for Jeremy and I like we envisioned it a year ago when we got engaged.  We had planned for Jeremy to find a full time job in the ministry sometime in the Spring semester of his last year at Liberty, for him to start a job a couple of months before the wedding, and for me to move in to whatever apartment or house he had found after we got married.  It seemed like a good plan.  It seemed like a God-glorifying plan.  But it wasn't God's plan, it was ours. 

"The mind of man plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps."  Proverbs 16:9

We started applying for jobs in November.  Seven months later, we still don't have a job lined up.  I don't think I ever thought to myself that it could possibly take this long to find a job.  But when you're working with churches, the timelines can sometimes be drawn out.  They accept resumes for a month to 3 months, they interview for one to two months, they do second rounds of interviews with a few candidates, lasting another month, they pray about it for a few weeks, they have the final candidate come to meet the congregation, the congregation prays about it for another week, and finally the church takes a vote.  Next thing you know, its been 7 months since you first sent your resume to the church.  It's hard.  But it's life, and it's the way it has to work.  We just for some reason didn't expect it. 

We've had things seem so sure, totally expecting to have a job within a couple of weeks, and then something out of our control happens. We've learned to accept that nothing is a sure thing.  Even with the prospects on the table right now, we know nothing would be finalized probably for another month. 

I'll just be honest, it is hard to deal with the questions, it is hard to deal with people not understanding.  It is hard to hear the question, "so where are you going to be living" one week before your wedding and not be able to give someone an answer, and then have to deal with the look of shock and almost panic on their face for us. 

We have heard many times over the past few months that God will put us where He wants us, and that He has a plan for us.  I'm grateful to be marrying a man who has reminded me that we don't have to wait until we find a job to be in God's will.   We know that we are in the center of God's will right now, a week away from becoming husband and wife and neither without a job or a place to live.  For some reason, this is where He wants us right now.  We don't understand it, but then again who can understand God's plans. 

"Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand His way?" Proverbs 20:24

We are waiting, hoping, and praying.  We've accepted that God's timing isn't the same as ours, and that our plans are not always His plans.  Look at God's promise to Abraham that He would give him the promised land.  What Abraham didn't know was that he was just a small little part of that plan, and that it would be almost 500 years before his descendants came into the land promised by God.  God hasn't ever worked on our time schedules.  We're choosing to have faith, to cling to one another, and to walk through the uncertainty together, knowing that we'll walk out stronger and closer at the end because of it. 

It's kind of exciting though, too.  We basically get an extended honeymoon, a time to focus on us and our marriage for a while without the distraction of going to work everyday and having to deal with the challenges of a new job right when we have a new marriage.  I think it's in a way a blessing in disguise, not one we would have choose, but a blessing none the less.  We know there are stressful days ahead, but also fun and exciting ones. 

We're taking it one day at a time, assured that we are right where we are suppose to be, walking in the center of His will, putting one foot in front of the other, and trusting that the Lord will provide.   

We ask for your prayers, that God would reveal His plan to us and that He would provide in whatever way He sees fit.  Be praying for us, one week from today we'll be getting married.  We have a lot to do between now and then, pray that we will be preparing our hearts while we prepare the details.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

$12.99 Oil Change Coupon

I found a great coupon on Southern Savers today for $12.99 ($9.99 plus $3 disposal fee) oil change at Tire Kingdom.  If you have one near you, you may want to print one out for yourself!  Jeremy and I are going to use ours tomorrow to get the oil changed in his car before we head to Savannah, GA for our honeymoon :)

Click below to get your coupon.

The oil change includes:
Up to 6 quarts of conventional oil
Change Filter
4 Tire Rotation
22 Point Inspection

2 Weeks Away

Yesterday marked two weeks until our wedding day!  The next two weeks are going to be super busy, and I'm so looking forward to it all and to actually being married!  I don't know how much I'll be able to post between now and then.  I have a list of projects left to do, and just a lot of things to work out in the next little bit.  We would appreciate your prayers for us during this time! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Treasures in Grandma's Attic

This week I have been going through my grandparent's attic with them and looking through to see if there is anything that I'd like to use in our home.  I have found some very beautiful treasures up there! 

Jeremy and I didn't register for china for our wedding because 1) China is expensive 2) We may not get a full set and then have to buy pieces later 3) I knew that my Maw-Maw had a few sets in her attic that I could use if I wanted them. 

I sure am glad I waited!  I found two sets of China that I love.  They were both my great-grandmothers, and it is an honor to be able to have them.

The first is a full set of white china with a white floral pattern with a platinum border.  The border looks gold in the pictures, but it actually is more silver in person. 

I have an eight place setting set that includes dinner plates, salad/desert plates. cups and saucers, and bowls.  I also have one serving bowl.  They are almost exactly what I would have picked out for myself had we registered for china.

The other set is a blue and green floral china pattern.  My favorite colors!  They will go great with our decor.

This set is also contains an eight person place setting and includes dinner plates, salad/desert plates, bowls, saucers, a sugar bowl with lid, a serving bowl, and a serving platter.  The only thing missing are the tea cups.  I have a feeling they may still be in the attic since those are the only pieces missing for the set. 

I plan to use one for spring and summer and the other for fall/winter.  I'll probably use the green and and blue during the spring and summer and the white set for fall and winter.  I'm  excited to put them to use!
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