Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Our Wedding

Sweet kisses from my baby boy

 Our Wedding, June 29, 2012.  Photos Corrine Hayashi of Hayashi photography.  Reception decor, flower arrangements, and setup by Danielle Gorham.  Cake by Brittany Bartelme.   A big thank you to all that helped out.  You guys are amazing and we appreciate all the support in our new life together.  We love you all and are blessed to have you in our lives.  Enjoy the photos!  Corrine did an amazing job.  :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Engagement Photos

My good friend Corrine Hayashi took some amazing engagement pictures and she also made our announcement for us using the pictures.  She always does a wonderful job.  Here they are.  I have a ton more but these are some of my favorite :).  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Derrick and I started dating officially in the beginning of February 2012.  Before that, we knew each other for about 6 years.  We met at the singles branch of our church back then.  We both had previous marriages and we were having a hard time getting over the awful things we had been through.  I was separated from my ex husband in November 2011.  At that time, I was living in Chicago so I left and moved to Springfield, Missouri to be with my family.  I knew that Derrick had been separated from his ex wife for a while and in January 2012, I reached out to him via Facebook.  I asked how he was doing and then went on to say that I was getting a divorce.  He was apologetic and we chatted about the hard times we were going through.  At the end of our conversation, I gave him my number and told him if he needed anything or just wanted to talk to just call or text me.  He gave me his number as well. 

A few days later, he text me and said "Hi Cassie.  I just wanted to say hi."  I was living with my ex husbands mom at the time but happen to be in Springfield visiting family.  We text back and forth for a long time getting to know one another on a more personal level.  The next day I ran some errands but soon grew hungry.  I text Derrick and asked him what he was up to.  He said he was getting ready to go into a lab for school.  I told him that I was getting hungry but didn't want to eat by myself.  I didn't want to take him away from school but he assured me that it was only a mapping lab and he does that for a living.  Lol!  We ate lunch and discussed our previous marriages and what we were doing with our free time.  Afterward, he took me back to my parents house.  Before I got out of the truck I told him that I would like to see him again after I moved back to Springfield (which was just a week away). We pretty much talked every night after that and when I moved to Springfield, we were inseparable.

Derrick is everything I wanted and needed in a husband and the more and more we talked (even about the most random things) the more and more we new that we were meant to be together.  I ask him all the time why we didn't date a long time ago and he always replies that he feels like we both had to learn some things to come to the point where we are now.  I believe everything happens for a reason.  There was a reason why we both had to go through what we went through but we are both stronger having been through that tough trial.  I love Derrick so much and we are so happy together.