Thursday, March 08, 2012

Where is Rachel?

Many of you faithful, dear blog friends have certainly noticed a change in our blogging -- or lack thereof -- over the past few months. You have very possibly wondered aloud, "Where IS Rachel?"

Yes, I know. My life and thoughts have not been revolving around the online world as of late. And the joyous new season of *engagement* has been filling my days with wonderful distractions. This trip was the longest stretch Alan and I have gone without spending time together in person since we first met last fall. Six weeks can seem to last forever!

But this past week we had the delightful pleasure of seven whole days together as Alan flew to Florida to spend time with our family. Our days were filled with long walks, starting our wedding registry, engagement pictures, bike rides, snorkeling, moonlit campfires, and lots of conversation. I'm so grateful for this godly man who diligently seeks the Lord and encourages me in truth!

Thank you for your patience with me. This is a delightful, new season and I'm learning so much, which I hope to share as we write out our love story. [Now with engagement pictures done we'll be digging into that project soon!]

So, if you notice a lull in the semi-regular posting around here, its possibly because I'm enjoying time with my man. We're currently working on getting the younger ones involved with photography and sharing, so thanks for sticking around as we embark on this new adventure together! For now, here are a few pictures captured from this past week:

Poolside chats

Taking pictures of the younger kids

Bike rides

Bonfire picnics

Tropical delights

Having fun with Alan's sporty rental car

In the orange groves

"The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it."
Prov 10:22


Emily said...

How can we not understand? Sweet pictures of both of you! Thank you for that post :) It cleared up any doubts I might have had ;)

Clan of 7 said...

It is so cute to see pictures of the two of you together! Looking forward to reading your precious love story soon! God bless you both!
-Kelsey (for the whole Hammond Clan)

Anonymous said...

Yea, we've missed our sunny Rachel but at least we know your gone for a good cause! Thank you for all the post's you've done in the past. God Bless you as you embark on a amazing realationship with Alan!

goatpod2 said...

Enjoyed the pictures!



Bloombunchboys said...

Great Pictures
looks like a blast!

Anonymous said...

2012 is a year for divinely appointed marriages.

Anonymous said...

After you are married, will you be getting your own blog, or will you still be blogging on the family blog?

TheBeadtriss (aka Krista) said...

Thanks for the update! Its fun to see pictures of you two! :} I am looking forward to your engagement photos! Blessings, ~Krista

His Way Services said...

God bless! Thank you for an update of you and Alan. Good pictures. I like the picture of you two with the bikes. It's natural and fun. Blue looks good on you, Rachel. Can't wait to hear more! Please get your own blog after you're married!

Rebecca K.

Shaylyn said...

Wow, you two are so perfect for each other! Thanks for the sweet post! :)

Emily B. said...

LOVE the sweet pictures of both of you! Enjoy this wonderful new stage of both your life! :)
God bless!

Anna B. said...

Ahh! Such fun pictures! But I can't wait to see you both in's just so much better! :)

Savories of Life said...

Looking forward to reading your precious love story soon! God bless you both!