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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's been a while

Hello!?!?! Anybody here!?!! Yes, it's been a while and I have been deemed this year's worst blogger yet. I apologize for being a complete blog slacker. My last post was on January 1st and I haven't blogged since. I'm thinking it could have something to do with me dropping my computer from mid air to the ground a week and a half later. Soooo, needless to say, I have been without a computer since then. However, I can tell you that my productivity around the house has gone up a little only to go down again when Will surprised me with an iPad for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I have no excuse now: I will try to keep you updated on our lives.

Although I can't tell you everything that has happened over the past few months, I can give you some of the highlights and only go forward from here. The biggest change that was made in the past four months is my job change and Will finishing up his 2nd year of law school! I am so proud of him and can't believe 2 years are almost down. We {and yes I say "we" because I feel that I'm right there with him} are right in the middle of finals. For those of you who don't know, there is no such thing as multiple tests in law school like undergrad, but rather, it all comes down to ONE final at the end of the semester. Can you say C-R-A-Z-Y!? Better him than me, but I know that he will do well and all of this hard work that we are sacrificing for him to go to school will pay off. I am literally counting down the days until Will is finished for the summer. {approximately 10!} I am looking forward to having a sense of "normalcy" in our marriage with the both of us working and no school! Until then, we continue to live in separate rooms of the house. not really. But, I feel that I have to literally be in another room while Will studys at night so that I won't distract him.

So glad that I have this girl to hang out with. Oh, and today she turns TWO!

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY, Miss Millie!

Hope you all are having a wonderful start to the week! Until next time :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my blogger friends! I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!

Not quite sure if I'm ready for all of the holiday fun to end yet....

Sam feels the same way too
 The picture above is of my baby nephew on Christmas night. We had lots of sweet Sam time over Christmas and I just don't think I can ever get enough of it!

I don't like being an aunt....at all. Can't you tell?! JK.

I also got some great sister time in, which I loooovved! {Yes, I loved seeing my brother too, but he had just gotten his wisdom teeth out, so I don't have a picture to show.}
Haley, Hannah, and Amy
One of my favorite things about getting married is gaining another sister. I not only have 2 sisters, but 3!
Erin and I
Will and I are very grateful for getting to spend Christmas with the ones we love. Although the holiday season has ended, we are excited to be celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary tomorrow! {Has it really been two years?!?!!} As the saying goes, "Time flies when you are having fun!" Will and I can truly attest to that as we reflect back over the past two years of our marriage. 

These past two years have brought good days and bad days, a few cracked plates, a few burnt dinners, a few too many over charges, happy times, and sad times, but through it all, we thank the One who has continually restores and renews us each and every day.

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord." Proverbs 18:22

Below are some water-color paintings from Will and my wedding day that we received as an early 2nd anniversary gift. These paintings were given to us by Dr. Kiper and Laura Lee Nelson and their three dear children, Win, Thomas, and Ella.
Susan Woodard is an artist based out of New Orleans, LA, and she has this amazing talent of painting water-color portraits from their original prints.
 This is one of my favorite gifts that I ever been given because it is a constant reminder and picture {no pun intended} of the most special day of my life. Thank you, Laura Lee, for your never-ending thoughtfulness--I will always cherish and adore these.

As we approach a new year and another year of marriage, I pray that Christ would continually dwell in and through us daily.

Happy New Year to each of you and may the Lord bless you!

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18