Monday, February 14, 2011

Exciting News...



Last week Brady & I, along with several of his friends and family members, took a ski trip to Tahoe, California.

We stayed in this beautiful hotel overlooking the lake.


We spent the first day ice skating and watching the Superbowl.

The second day was spent snowboarding at Heavenly.


The third day we drove to Sierra for more snowboarding.

The fourth day we decided to take a snowmobiling adventure into the mountains.

We stopped at a great scenic overlook to take pictures.

We took a group shot.

Then we took some pictures of Jay (Brady's brother) & Therese (sister-in-law).

Then Therese took some of us while Jay took some "panoramic video footage of the view."

At the end of this photo session, Brady asked me to be his wife (yippee!)

We are getting married (yippee!)


We celebrated that night on a riverboat tour of the lake.



The fifth day we skied at Squaw Valley, the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

On the sixth day we rested. Every week-long vacation needs a down-day to recover from all the fun!

Words cannot express how excited I am about what lies ahead for our future. God's provision has proved to be so much greater than I would have ever imagined. Brady is such an amazing man and Chloe is such a precious baby. I cannot wait to share my life with him & our 3 children. I am abundantly blessed.

Amidst the excitement, this is the Acapella songs that keeps running through my mind...


More Pictures...



60 comments:

Lauren said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL family!!!

~Debra said...

Many congrats! I am sure you, Brady & the kids will all have a wonderful life together!

God Bless!

Sarah said...

Wow! Congrats! Only God could have orchestrated your neat connection. I've missed you at BSF. -Sarah

J & J said...

Congratulations, Jenny! May the Lord continue to bless you...

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can't even imagine how excited you guys must be to start this new adventure together. You are so loved and I will continue to pray for you...and Brady. If you're ever up this way let me know!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Many blessings to all of you as you start this new chapter of your life. Brady certainly seems like a wonderful man and father, and he is very lucky to have you and your children in his life.

patti said...

Jenny!!!

SO happy for you. I don't know you but I know Brady from his college years. I prayed very specifically for you and rejoice in your good news.

God bless you and your sweet family.

Great is His faithfulness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patti

erin said...

What amazing news! God is good! Congratulations!

Emily said...

I have been following Brady's blog and found your thru his link yesterday and can I just tell you how excited I am for yall!!! Huge congrats!!

Linda said...

Jenny, I am so happy for you and Brady. May God continue to bless you and your families as you begin your new life togther.

Bobbie said...

We are all celebrating with you today! I love the way he broke the news first on his blog. It was like he couldn't keep the news in another minute! What a beautiful life you will have. God bless you and all the families involved!

HD said...

God is written all over that story! What amazingly awesome news! So happy for you and your family:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! Happy for you and Brady. What a wonderful story of God's love. After reading your blog for sometime I came across Brady's blog and thought these two would be perfect for each other. I thought it, GOD planned it!!!! May the Lord continue to bless you, Brady and your wonderful children.

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Colette said...

I love YOUR story! God's story!!!
Just beautiful!!! Much love & congrats.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!!! So HAPPY for you, and your little ones.

Lots of hugs!!!
The Ackmans
Jim, Shonda, and Alyssa

The Farmers said...

I just found your blog through Brady's and I just wanted to let you know that this news has been on my mind the last few days and makes me smile ear to ear. The Lord is good.

The Stringers said...
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The Stringers said...

The more I read about Brady, it sounded familiar. Then I noticed something about Randolph AFB and I realized that we prayed for them fervently when Sara had cancer! We live in Cibolo, very close to Randolph, and our whole church prayed for his family. So many times you pray for people and then never really know the blessings God brought them later on. What an awesome answer to a prayer!! Really, to two prayers, because I have been praying that God bring you someone too!! Next time you come to SA to visit him, we would love to have you over and catch up. God bless!

Joel and Angela said...

VERY VERY HAPPY for you two (five)!!!
So glad I was able to meet you before we moved! Much love!
Angela

DAWN Braun said...

sooo excited for the 5 of you!! Congrats Jenny, can't wait to meet you! LOVE the "pink" photo of you and Brady overlooking Lake Tahoe, such a romantic place!

J Katy Garner said...

Jenny I haven't read anyone's blogs in MONTHS! Paige said go read Jenny's blog... I'm SO THRILLED and EXCITED for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS sweet sweet friend!!! : )

Melissa Jackson said...

Congratulations Jenny! I don't personally know you, but through AFC connections, I began following your blog. It is evident that you are a wonderful, fun-loving, Christian woman and mother. Brady must be an amazing man to have won your heart, and he and Chloe will be blessed to have you in their lives! I pray for a fun, exciting, and smooth transition for your family as you approach this exciting new chapter of your lives. Congratulations to all five of you!

Glenda said...

I found you through Brady's blog. I've been reading his since I heard of Sara. God works in mysterious ways. Wishing you and Brady all the best along with the 3 children. Congrats! Much health, happiness and love to all 5!

Karen said...

Congratulations Jenny, Brady and family! God is so good.

Stacey said...

Congratulations to you all!! Happiness has been blessed on you!!

Sarah said...

Sweet Jenny! I am thrilled beyond measure for you both! What an amazing account of God's faithfulness and HIS plan. So amazing to see and I am so very happy for you!

Twins Squared said...

Jenny I am just in awe! First a HUGE congratulations! So so happy for you and for Brady. It's funny how God has woven your lives together.

And all the pictures are gorgeous! May God continue to bless you, Brady, and all your children!

Anonymous said...

I've followed your blog for a couple years, and then Brady's through your recommendation right after he lost Sara. What a beautiful outcome to such a sorrow-filled time in both of your lives. God is surely in control and blessing you both and your beautiful children. May you always feel the joy of these times and treasure each other. I believe the spouses you have lost surely rejoice that you have found strength and a new love to share for your earthly journey.

Abbie said...

I LOVE how God brings such beautiful rainbows after storms..and many times even bigger and more beautiful than we ever imagined. May you continue to feel God's peace, love and sweet blessings over you and Brady. So happy for you and your family of 5!

Heather said...

So happy for you and your family! I wish you all the happiness in the world and may God continue to bless you...

Heather

Nellie said...

Congratulations to both of you and all of the children. What a joy to see all of the pictures!

Renea Flaishans said...

What an amazing LOVE story!
I cant wait to read more about it!

Renea

Anonymous said...

AAAAAAHHHHHHH This is SO great!!!
Wow. Perfect! Congratulations, this made me cry with joy for all of you. Here's to a fabulous life!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the exciting/happy news!
I've been a follower of Brady's blog for almost two years and I can not tell you how happy I am to hear that he found someone and then to find out your story as well. Our God is awesome!
Enjoy this special time. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and joy!

tiffany said...

I too have followed Brady's story from the time that Sara was greatly ill (Brady served in the military with my best friend's brother). I have prayed for God's direction in their lives and that He would continue to awe His heart through His divine faithfulness. I praise God for you, your story of God's faithfulness and provision and what a testimony you both are. I pray blessings over your marriage and I pray that you two together would continue to tell stories of God's overwhelming faithfulness.

Blessings!
Tiffany
www.fetteredheart.blogspot.com

Twice as Nice said...

I have followed you both on your blogs but have never commented. All of you look so happy together. God is good.

Anonymous said...

Such an awesome story:) Was looking back through some of your posts and noticed brady in one of Zeke's birthday pics. You'll have to update us all soon!

Jen said...

Hi Jenny! You don't know me and I don't know you, but NOW I know of you since Brady's blog post! :) I started following his blog when he lost his wife and I've just kept following it to see where their journey would take them (oh, and maybe because Chloe's also just so dang CUTE!). :) Needless to say, I was SO thrilled to read his post the other day that he had met someone and was now engaged! What WONDERFUL news!!! I'm SO thankful that two Christ-filled people can find such happiness and love again after EACH experiencing unimaginable tragedy. I wish you both the absolute best and hope for wonderful days ahead for you and your merging families!! :)

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Jenny,
I, too, have been following your blog for some time. I also began following Brady's blog shortly after he lost Sara. When I read his post this past weekend, I had tears of joy for two strangers I'll probably never meet. I'm so incredibly happy for you and your children, and I have no doubt that God has orchestrated this new path for your lives. May He continue to bless you.
Congratulations!
Amanda

da momma said...

SO FREAKIN EXCITED and HAPPPY
WOW God is so amazing! I love your faith, your trust...your life! Thank you for sharing your stories and pictures with us! What a beautiful picture of HOPE!
LOVE YOU LADY!!!!!!

Laurie said...

I've been following Brady's blog for a couple years now and just read the AWESOME news today! I had to come over and view your blog and congratulate you too!! What a beautiful family you've joined together- may God shower his blessings on you!!

Catie Baggett said...

How wonderful for you and Brady and your children! I was one of your customers years ago and have been following your blog for a while. I'm so thrilled you will have (once again) what you deserve! Congrats to you all!!

Anonymous said...

Truly an amazing, inspiring story. This is definitely meant to be. Congratulations and best wishes for a happy and healthy life for the 5 of you as you blend together, no one deserves it more than you! Can't wait to hear more as this story unfolds.

Suzanne said...

JENNY!! I'm so excited for you and this next adventure in your life!! Love you!!

Suzanne said...

JENNY!!! I'm so excited for you and this new adventure in your life!!! Love you!

Meg said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog through Brady's. I have followed his story since Sept 2009. God bless you all as you embark on your new lives together.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Unbelievably excited for you guys! From what I have seen and read about Brady on your blog, he seems fantastic, and I am so glad God has brought you all together!!! Can't wait to meet this guy some day!! Congratulations!!
Scott Shelton

tamandscott said...

So, so, so excited for you!! Can't wait to meet him. ;)

Todd and Courtney said...

Congratulations. What a blessing. I have been following Brady's blog for a long time. I saw it posted on a prayer blog and prayed faithfully for he and Chloe. I was so excited to read his post about you!! What a beautiful couple and family. There is a photographer having a giveaway to received FREE photography for an upcoming wedding. You should enter! I think you just have to send in your story. You and Brady would definitely win. God is smiling down on you two!
http://blueeyedbride.com/2011/02/20/tracy-turpen-photography-wedding-photography-giveaway/

Kate said...

I also, have been following Brady's blog since Sara passed ... What an amazing story you both have! You both have such love to give, and I am so thrilled that you found each other ... Those children are truly blessed, and I wish you the best in moving forward in your lives. God Bless.

Erynn said...
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erynn said...

Hi Jenny,
A friend just introduced me to your blog this morning to share your exciting news with me. We have a somewhat similar timeline in terms of death and dating and I just wanted to let you know I am so happy for you two! Congrats and may the Lord bless you both with a happy, healthy, long marriage! You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you!!! :)

Debbie said...

Jenny, I am so happy for you...congratulations! You truly deserve to be happy!

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

So happy for you... my heart flutters with excitement and I hear a whisper that is saying "I told you I would take care of her"... how many times have I and many spent on our knees in prayer for you (hint 56 comments from people that love you) and to see God is soooo taking care of you... He loves you and so do I...

Kim said...

Just read the nasty note - ignore that! As a woman who lost her father and watched her mother go through the dating process with a widower I just want to say how happy I am that the two of you have found each other. I know neither of you, but you both seem to be people who move forward with thought and intent. I wish you both all of the happiness and joy in the world! Congratulations!

Brooke Simmons said...

So very happy for you both. I have a tear of joy for you...and for the hope that maybe one day I can find the same type of fulfilling love. Congrats and many blessings!

pendy said...

I have not checked in with your blog in some time; thrilled with the happiness you have found. Our God is amazing.