Friday, May 8, 2015

A Second College Grad!




So...I graduated from NDSU exactly a year ago this week & am just getting around to blogging these photos now. Woops. This day felt so so good. It marked the end to long stressful nights and weeks of homework, paper writing, and studying, the end of long distance forever for lee and I, & one month until our wedding. It meant that I would finally again be living in the same state as my fiance & family. 

I loved my time spent in Fargo and will cherish the friendships and memories made forever. It was bittersweet to leave the town that shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you family for suffering through four hours of names being read just to see my 10 seconds of fame. Thank you for putting up with the many emotions of Ali over the past five years. So long, Fargo! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Our First Christmas Tree!



Long time no see. I've really missed documenting life on this ole' blog of mine & a lot has changed since the last time we spoke. I have officially been married to this sweet husband of mine for almost 6 months now! Say what?! Time is sure flying. Marriage is everything I hoped it would be and more. We most definitely don't have it all together and annoy the crap out of each other some days, but boy is it fun to do everyday life with this guy by my side. 

Thanksgiving weekend we picked out our very first Christmas tree {isn't she beautiful?} with the sweetest of friends. I have dreamed of the day that I would have my very own tree with my very own husband for a very long time now & folks it's finally here. I love creating new traditions for our little family. My heart is so full. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thoughts on graduation...


You guys, I graduate a week from today!!! It still hasn't sunk in and definitely does not feel real. The town that has shaped so much of who I am today, will no longer be my home. Fargo may not be my home ever again. Change is hard. I have wished for this moment for so long & now that it's finally here I have a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions filling my entire being. Everything from "wow, you did it you're so awesome" to teary eyed "this is my last time carrying a backpack as a student" moments. It's been real, North Dakota. I will miss you a whole bunch, but am forever grateful for the friends and memories you've given me. Next on my to-do list for 2014, marry the one whom my soul loves on June 21st. 


Friday, April 18, 2014

Cheers to 25!


Excuse the blurry iPhone pic, but this guy right here is a quarter of a century old folks! We celebrated by feasting on a porterhouse & cheeseburger (can you guess who ate which?!) at Pittsburgh Blue, the same place we celebrated using the term "fiance" for the first time exactly a year ago

Lee, I cherish you more today than ever before. You bring so much joy to my life. It's been so fun to learn and grow along side you these past five birthdays & I look forward to many more April 17th's spent by your side. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Showers!








Bridal shower's were thrown for me the last two weekends and I was surrounded by so many beautiful people. Lee & I will forever be thankful for your gracious gifts as well as your never ending love and support for the both of us! We cannot wait to begin our adventures as the Zeman's together. We love you all so much!  I still have happy tears in my eyes and the biggest smile on my face! (Excerpt from a Facebook post of mine after the first shower). 

So many final items are being checked off of our "to-do" list and this thing feels real people.  If you would like to take a peek at our wedding website click here! P.S. Thursday is Lee's birthday, which marks one year since he asked me to be his forever. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Winter Engagements










These delightfully, frigid winter engagements were shot by my lovely best friend, Taylor.  She is my soul sister from another mister and a beautiful light to my life. Thank you again Tay for braving the cold with us to capture this moment in our lives. You know the one where Lee is not very good at hiding that he is cold & where I am a brunette? Yeah that one! I love you oodles & oodles my dear friend. Thank you for sharing your talents with this world. 

Taylor is the creative behind the blog Love, Genevieve. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Photos by Matt Lien














I can't believe that I have not posted these beautiful things yet! To say I am obsessed with these photos would be putting it very lightly. To have this beautiful moment of our lives captured so perfectly brings me to tears (and if you know me you know I don't cry easily ;)).  To have photos like this that will last forever & that we can share with our children one day just takes my breath away. What a wonderful gift a photographer blesses people with. We are beyond thankful to Matt for capturing so perfectly our love for exploring the outdoors and each other. The light he captures is out of this world amazing. Tomorrow is the 7 month mark folks! I really really can't wait to be your wife Leland.