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Europe: Chapter V

When my love told me that we were having a photographer flown out to Italy to take our pictures, I was BEYOND excited. Since I dabble in getting my picture taken for a living, nothing sounded better than a photoshoot in Italy, but when he told me that the photographer was some dude named Marcus, who was a friend of a friend who happened to be in Europe while we were there, I got nervous. I am very persnickety about my photographers so I kinda need to love their work before we shoot. My love wouldn’t let me see any of the work that this ‘Marcus’ has done. I was slightly concerned and went ahead a googled ‘wedding photography in Florence’ so I could get some great ideas for our shoot. We went outside to wait for ‘Marcus’ to pull up via taxi. The taxi pulls up in front of our hotel and a girl gets out followed by ‘Marcus’. It was our sweet friends Maddie & Benj!! Did I mention that I married the most thoughtful & sneaky man? I ran upstairs to put on my vintage dress and we headed out to shoot!


We had a BLAST shooting with them. Aren’t they AMAZING photographers!!! Go to his blog to see more pics: BENJHAISCH !! I HIGHLY recommend him for your photographic needs (our pics are towards the bottom but enjoy all the ones before). I am so thankful to the LORD, my Prince & the Haisch’s for giving me the best photoshoot of my life!

Oh…Then we headed to Rome with our friends for more pics!!!

{The Chang’s & Haisch’s at the Gucci Museo caffe!}

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Europe: Chapter IV

Florence was my favourite city that I visited in Italy. I ate more gelato and drank more espresso than I probably should have. Hazelnut & Almond were my favourite gelato flavors just in case you were wondering. We took the train from Venice to Florence which was a lot of fun. We went to the Uffizi Museum which held some very important pieces of art/sculpture but after about 10 minutes, everything started to look the same. Here are some more pics:

We were there 2 days and on the 3rd day, a photographer named Marcus was suppose to show up…

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Final 2011 post

Hey friends!

This will be my last post of the year. I leave in just a few hours for  a surprise overseas trip. AHHHHH!!

I have a feeling it is going to be magical.

I can’ t wait to post when I get back and tell you about all the wonderful little adventures that happened.

I am BEYOND thankful for this year. It has been the hardest yet most amazing year of my life. I am not the same person that I was last December and for that I am grateful. The Lord has stripped my life of the things I thought I needed and has given me HIM in its place and there is where I have found my joy & contentment. I have felt more rejection, failure, sorrow & loneliness in this year and at the same time, I have also experienced the deepest love, understood redemption a bit and have witnessed  the most crazy provision:

~I was completely out of toilet paper, prayed, and a random person showed up with a a pack of toilet paper

~I had no gas in my car, and no money to buy gas, and a friend told me to meet her at the gas station so she could fill up my tank

~On a day where I didn’t have money to buy lunch nor food in my fridge to bring, a co-worker just happened to bring extra food for me

~My rent was paid, for 8 months straight, by someone different each month

~I went to Disney World, for FREE!

~Not to mention that someone brought Bailey and I into their home…RENT FREE!

This is just a tiny little bit of the things the Lord has done. I can honestly take ZERO credit for any of this. The Lord is crazy & awesome and up to so much good for our lives. Sometime though, we have to go through some deep painful things so that we will learn to trust in the Lord & become fully dependent on Him. Let me be the first to tell you that it is not fun or easy. Not knowing where you will be living, how your baby will get fed or what on earth the Lord has for your next page is not fun. I think that is why so many people stay in their safe little stories even if they hate the story they are in. At least there is something familiar & comfortable about it, but when I read the Bible, I have yet to read where people who follow Jesus lead safe comfortable lives. Is that in your Bible?

My prayer for 2012 is that we would be willing to abandon the safe little story that we have held onto in our minds. That we would allow the Lord to write us a story that people would want to read. A story of adventure & faith & trust. That we would no longer desire the petty things of this world but that we would be desperate for the Father & His mighty Word. In this next year, decide to give it up. Allow the Lord to just rock your world and take your story to a place that you would never expect.

I can’t wait to tell you all about my trip. I will be back after the first of the year.

I am jumping into a new story and am excited to see what the first few pages have!

You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”~Psalm 30:11

~Bre

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My weekend!

This is a picture of our drive this past weekend to Idaho.

I honestly didn’t think people lived there.

We went to see one of B’s friends get married.

The wedding was outside & it started snowing as the guests arrived.

We had a fabulous time and it was so fun to meet all of B’s closest friends.

Then.

He proposed!!

(Not at the wedding. duh)

Here

at this gorgeous lake in McCall.

So now my hand looks like this:

Yep.

He got down on one knee in the snow.

We went into town to grab coffee after the wedding and he insisted we walk

down to the lake (it was pretty much across the street from the coffee shop).

I was freezing and wearing heel booties with no socks and since we went to

the lake the day before, I really didn’t want to go.

So I said no.

And he said,”Let’s go!”

And I said no again.

And he said,’We are going.’

So I went.

We talked for a few minutes ( I say it was like 5-10 minutes and he says 2)

and I asked again if we could leave.

He said, “Alright. I better do this then.”

He set his drink down in the snow, got on one knee and asked

if I would spend the rest of my life with him.

So sometime soon I will be Mrs. Chang. I can’t wait to have his name.

I am going to be Asian.

He is moving out to the D.C area and we will go on adventures forever.

And that was my weekend.

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