Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So many thoughts lately

My mind hasn't been busy with wedding to-do lists and emails to send and plans to confirm. Truthfully, it has been nice to feel more calm and so nice to call Matt Norris my husband. I have shared so many conversations about that day and how wonderful it was and how some things didn't go exactly how I saw them going. But truly, the most important thing is that Matt and I have committed to love one another, for all time.

I have been thinking so much about the woman I want to be and the wife I want to be. Lately I have been feeling like in some ways that I might need a perspective adjustment. I am so blessed, so blessed beyond measure. But I get stuck in my plans for the future and sometimes forget to enjoy this time to the fullest. I find myself wishing that I could be more laid back in certain moments, more easy going.. more patient. I do feel, in all honesty, that the Lord wants more from me. That seems only fair, I want so much more of Him.

I am so thankful for our small group. Sometimes I am blown away by the blessing that it brings to me. I look back and I see times in our lives when God was preparing us to love one another, support and challenge one another, but also to experience Christ as adults. In some ways, it felt easier to make God first when we were immersed in a youth group full of adults spurring us on. But now, it is a daily choice. Who is my Lord? Who saved me? I believe it is Christ who did this, Christ who has given me life.

Steven was bold and he said we must be so cruel to know the love of Christ and not share it. If I truly believe that He has given me life, why do I serve so many other masters.

I want to let go more. I want to keep diving into the heart that God gave me so that I can discover more of my purpose, more of His plan. And truly, I want to be a blessing to my husband. I know that I need God's grace to do that. I feel encouraged and I feel the Lord working in my soul, this is good.

Small group tonight, meet us there Lord.


Friday, May 7, 2010

content & striving

I do not write this blog post because I am not content. I have everything I have ever wanted and more.. I write it because I never want to spoil my todays because I am wishing for what awaits me in all of my tomorrows.

I am still feeling so overwhelmed with blessing and thanks to everyone who did any part, small or large, to make this weekend all that is was. Today, I am a wife and it feels so amazing to be married to Matthew. He cares about me so much and I feel his love for me. Our wedding was incredible and certainly the best day of my life so far, but I feel deep in my heart that the best days are yet to come.

Our Wedding video trailer is posted and I LOVE watching it.. I feel like Leon captured our love for each other. I will post it here!

I love this man, with all of my heart.

Lindsi Norris

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I plan on sharing more about our wedding day, but right now I just want to say that our wedding day was PERFECT. Everything was perfect.. My heart fills with joy every time I see Matt's wedding band on his finger.. Life is so sweet, so so sweet. I will leave you with a couple of preview photos.

My beautiful and wonderful parents walking me down the isle. A time I will not soon forget..

My husband rapping his vows!!! It was incredible. I wouldn't have had that moment any other way. I love you my sweet husband.

THE KISS! Our first kiss as husband and wife. We both agree that married kisses feel different in the best way. FACE-GRAB! HOLLA! that moment was so sweet.

Dancing with my wonderful brother! I had so much fun celebrating with Brian. What a night!!

OKAY! More to come.. time to climb into bed with my sweet husband.

Lindsi Norris

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

4 days!!!!!

Matt & I have some INCREDIBLE friends. We are 4 DAYS away and counting by the hour almost... I can't believe how many people we are going to see! Family, friends, friends of our families.. It will be a day that we will never forget. The percentage for possible rain seems to be decreasing, so that is exciting! I could marry him anywhere.. any time with any kind of weather. I would love to walk down that isle though. I have been imagining myself walking down that isle for months and months. But nothing can take away from the power of those moments.

New development! Matt and I had planned to go back to our house on our wedding night. But when my brother heard about our plan.. he couldn't bear to think of it! So instead we will be staying at the ALOFTS!

I am looking forward to that so much. What an incredible time it is going to be!!! I am also glad that I will be leaving my class with a teacher that I love so much. When I come back on May 4th, I will be Mrs.Norris. Life has already been so sweet with Matt, but I really believe that the best is yet to come. My love for him has grown and grown and I am so excited to see where life takes us as husband and wife..

I think I won't be able to resist updating every day! So... talk to you tomorrow!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

6 days!!!

There were times when time seemed to be going by so slowly, not it seems to be flying by! I am enjoying my relationship with Matt more than ever and what a wonderful way to celebrate the 6 day mark! In less than a week Matt & I will be husband and wife. He makes me better. He sees my heart and sometimes I feel so blessed that I can hardly stand it.

Saturday afternoon was my bridal shower. I am completely blown away by the friends and family I have been blessed with. This was a chance for my Mom & I to thank the women in my life that have meant the most. Each of the girls had the opportunity to write me a card during the luncheon. I read them today and I just couldn't believe how encouraging and thoughtful each note was. So many blessings for Matt and I. These girls can see that Matt is the one for me and I can't explain how good and right that feels.

Last night we had our joint bachelor/b-ette party. We all me up at our place and then the girls went to Fat Daddy's for dinner and drinks and the boys went to Hooter's to do the same. My girls treated me, so generous and so thoughtful. We all met back at the house and continued the celebration. I was overwhelmed with the turn out. So many people gathered to celebrate and we had such an awesome time! It was a perfect day and I'm a little sad that it went so fast. It was also so special that My brother joined us. Having him there meant so much.

Matt and I had a lazy morning and a protein enriched breakfast and then we headed to the Ranger game with some of our dear friends! I won't question how we are this blessed, I know who is responsible. Thank you Lord for loving us so much and blessing us so abundantly.

This week will be busy and we do have some things to get done. However, I want to continue enjoying every day. Everything will get done and then we can celebrate with the people who have had a part in making us who we are and agreeing with us as we join our lives together. Soon, I will have so many photos to share!

6 days!!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

9 days....!!!!!!!!!

So, I just have to make time to blog.

I feel so blessed today. I have been emailing coordinators and vendors all morning and everything seems smooth so far! We should be getting our video soon from Leon and I can't WAIT to see it!

I was still going back and forth on the summer job idea.. the possibility that I had fell through and I just can't get excited about training for a job that I stay at for 2 months. So my friend calls back today and tells me that her school does need a summer teacher, half day! It is perfect! I fell so blessed. I feel like the Lord sees my needs and is blessing me in a way that I feel I don't deserve.

Matt and I met with our minister again on Tuesday. We talked about the ceremony and planned it all out. I have a more vivid picture of the big day in my mind now. I am trying to think of every detail and remain as organized as possible. However, the most important thing right now is that I remember that in 9 days I will be Matt's wife. I want to be the wife he desires and is proud of. I need the love of Christ to bring this to Matt's life.

I know that our relationship will go to a new level on our special day and I can't wait to be by his side that night celebrating the joy that it will bring us. We really are so blessed, I do not say that lightly at all.

Last night we walked/jogged to Barbara & Tony's with Vegas. It was a little longer than we expected, but I so enjoyed being by his side talking about the exciting times to come.

Feeling great, feeling blessed, feeling so at peace.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

13 days (that's less than 2 weeks!)

It's been a very eventful couple of days..

Well, I have been doing pretty good at staying calm and not stressing out.. but then I was sitting in church this morning and all of the sudden I started to think about all of the things that are not done. I really want to enjoy this 2 weeks as much as I can. I want to cherish this time, because in 13 days, we won't be engaged anymore. I really can't believe that this last year flew by the way it did.

Yesterday, Mini and I got together and enjoyed some long over due catch-up-chatting. I am blessed with some very sweet friends. I had a to-do list all ready for Saturday while Matt played softball.. but something in me thought spending the day with Matt at the fields would be so much better than that to-do list. I was certainly right. I enjoyed being next to him and cheering on his team, which consists of some very dear friends of mine.

Each day we are a little more settled into our new house. We are adjusting and so is Vegas. I know that this is a temporary landing place for us, but I still want to feel as settled as possible here. We will be welcoming our friends here next weekend to celebrate our wedding coming up! While there is a lot to get done and a lot of things coming up in the next 2 weeks, I am so happy to be in this season with Matt. I wanted to rush through this time.. I admit. But now, I just want to hang on to this time as much as I can. Then, I will be his wife and I will cherish those times in a way that I can't yet imagine or understand.

Leon, gooddayproductions.blogspot.com, posted our love story video preview! It is amazing!! We are so anxious to see the finished product. I feel so thankful that we found such incredible vendors. I highly recommend Leon and Colton Bradshaw as well (who is our amazing photographer!). Enjoy the preview!

Friday night, we went bowling with Matt's dad, Christi and the kids! It was so great to meet them and we look forward to many more times together in the future.

Okay, back to my productive afternoon!