Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Anniversary To Me

Can you believe it.  10 years already.  I completely remember my wedding day like it was yesterday.  I pulled out my wedding album, watched my wedding video, and simply relished in the awesomeness of the day.  Not that I went into my marriage thinking it wouldn't last, but the stark reality is 50% of marriages don't last.  I am so proud to say that we are still kickin it and the last decade has been a magnificent journey.  On the morning of my wedding, I remember thinking how glorious the day was, how handsome my husband was, and how in love I was and would always be.  Reality check - I was 24 and slightly giddy and naive.  Not truly realizing the journey that laid before us, I calmly said "I do," kissed my wedded husband and hopped on my carriage and rode away to what I thought would be 'happily ever after.'

Now, don't get me wrong.  I definitely feel like I'm living one big fairytale.  Some days I feel like Cinderella, and other days I feel like the dreaded step sisters.  But through it all, I have a wonderful and amazing man who has supported me, loved me, and placed my needs above his own more times that I can count.  He has given me two beautiful and amazing little girls and a home that is stable, secure, and full of love.  Now, if that doesn't sound like a fairytale worthy of publishing, then I dont' know what is.  We have surely had our fair share of trials and disappointments.  We have had hurt feelings, angry words, loud arguments, and yes - nights where we have slept on the couch.  I must add though - those events have lessened and lessened through the years as we have both learned what our God given roles are in marriage.  As I have gained a few years in experience, I have also gained wisdom and humility.  Both essential for a healthy marriage.

So a very happy anniversary to my wonderful partner of 10 years. May the next 10 be as amazing as the past.  I love you with all my heart.

Wordless Wednesday

Time Flies

Hello everyone.  I an once again trying to reenter blog land.  It has been quite some time but my goal is to get back on and make a better attempt at updating. start things off, the first post is all about school.  Yes, the time had come and it was time to gather up the backpacks, sharpen the pencils and pack away our bathing suits as summer came to a screeching halt.

Mattea was so excited to be heading into second grade this year.  She has a wonderful teacher and is blessed to have her two best friends back in class with her.  I have to say, this year has started out well and I really enjoy her teacher and the classroom.  I am able to help out once a week - although I wish it could be more.  I love watching the interaction of her and her peers.

She is growing up so quickly.  And then there is Miss Paloma.  Such a big girl she is this year.  She found herself at all day kindergarten this year.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that I would send my baby to all/5 day a week kindergarten - BUT she is loving it and it is working for our family.

It was a rough start for the first couple of weeks, but Miss P is acclimating nicely.
She is slowly meeting friends and learning the way of the land at 'big school.'

Look at those beauties.  If I didnt' have the baby at home, my days would be pretty darn lonely.

I love my little family.  And although we were not quite ready to say good bye to summer, the school year is in full swing.  Whether we are prepared for it or not, a new chapter has only just begun....