Three years ago today, we made the decision to spend the rest of our lives together. We couldn’t be more happy about our decision.
We met in 2006 through the church we both attended at the time. Kaleb was only visiting Oklahoma on a break from doing mission work in Ireland (where he lived for a total of two and half years).
On his short break back that summer (about three weeks), we began hanging out and soon realized we had never felt about anyone the way we did about each other.
When Kaleb returned to Ireland to fulfill his mission, he decided at the next break that he would return to Oklahoma for good. We made our relationship official while Kaleb was in Ireland, but kept it a secret until he returned three months later.
In the summer of 2007, Marilyn actually decided to travel with Youth In Mission to Benin and Togo, Africa to do mission work for two months.
Our first year of our relationship was much about growing up together, learning how to communicate, and learning how to be in a long distance relationship.
After a few years of growing in each of these areas, Kaleb proposed in the summer in 2009. We were married on May 14, 2010 at Tres Sueños Vineyards and Winery in Luther, Oklahoma. We were hoping for an outdoor wedding in a unique place that suited our vintage style and this venue ended up being perfect for us.
We managed to book one of our good friends, Carl Zoch to take our photographs for the big day and couldn’t have been more happy with how these turned out. We feel that he was able to capture our essence perfectly and we loved having a friend be able to share in these moments with us!
To all of you married and unmarried friends, we hope that you will be encouraged. Even in the hardest of situations, marriage and relationships are a choice and not just based on feelings or emotions in the moment. We have to remind ourselves of this every day. Here’s to 3 years and hopefully to 70 more years! Love is an amazing adventure and every day it gets better!
Brewed Together was created by husband and wife bloggers, Kaleb and Marilyn Nimz on January 1, 2013 (as a new years resolution) in order to share their creative work and adventures. Inspiration and focus for the blog include their collaborative interests: travel, photography, fashion, graphic design, handmade projects, cooking/baking, cycling, running, and any outdoor adventure!
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