Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In 3 more days ...

...THIS will be our new home. As I sit and write this, it was brought to my attention that some might view this as bragging. If that is the case for some of you, I truly hope you don't think that. Nathan and I have worked very hard to get to where we're at. I worked my rear end off in Nursing School while Nate was in the Army (and fighting in the war!) and Nathan studied his way through college with many sleepless nights (with a brand new baby crying at night) to get to where he's at. So. Bragging? No. Proud? Yes.
The only hitch so far in this process is that our furniture has now been back ordered for the THIRD time now. I was told today that our furniture (which accounts for 4 of our rooms of the house) will not be here until the middle of July. Many of you that know me can probably guess how well this went over and as of now they're scrambling to come up with floor models to deliver next week until our new furniture arrives.

I am ready for the changes this house represents. I'm really going to be working about not bringing bad habits with me to this new house and create better ones. I am excited about this being not only a fresh new house physically but the emotional, spiritual freshness that comes with it as well.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A decade ago ...

... I married my best friend. How cliche, I know. I didn't realize back then just how "best" my best friend was going to be. When you marry someone you know you love them. But as the years go on, the trials you face only make that bond stronger. People say "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger". That is true in relationships. Are there days I'm amazed Nate is still alive? Sure. Are there days I'm amazed he hasn't killed me!? Sure. But together, we've supported one another's hopes and dreams ... and gratefully I can say that right now we're living them. I am doing what I love which is being a nurse and raising two wonderful boys. Nathan fought hard in the military, then through school and is now doing something he's always dreamed and excelling in it! We are building a brand new home that we've always wanted. I don't mean to seem like it's a dream because believe me we've had our trials and hard times. But we've fought through them together. So, here's to you, honey, for sticking with me and honoring our vows we made to one another ten years ago. I can't wait to see where life takes us in the next 50! I love you, my inspiration. (Ok, go puke now ... hehe).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

voting begins

The following are just a few of the pics I was able to get on my little boy/momma time this morning on our drive around town. To view the whole shoot (or the best ones), click here. My purpose behind todays little shoot was to get some updated shots of the boys to frame and have around the new house. Please let me know which one/ones are your favorite so I can get other's opinions about which to print.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010