Friday, July 24, 2009


July 24, 2004 was a day that I will always remember. I woke up and a mysterious breeze from nowhere knocked over a statue in our room. Walking outside, I encountered a HUGE black garter snake. Being pregnant, I had no nice dresses that fit and we were 'late' getting to the courthouse.

My wedding day certainly didn't start out ideally or like most wedding days, but it was mine and I was darned to let circumstances get the best of me.

At the courthouse, it just so happens the computers for the marriage licenses were down. Everything had to be done manually, and we missed our appointment at "The Hitching Post" to get married. Luckily, we were able to reschedule for later that day.

Just after we finally got our license filled out and everything was ready to go, everyone *else* was late for my wedding! My mom and brother went to the store to get me something to eat and got lost, so we had to reschedule our wedding *yet again* and I was beginning to get discouraged.

But, at the end of the day, it all came together. Brandon and I exchanged our vows in that HOT little building in front of our families, and I began the best journey of my life...

So today, it's five years of marriage that we are celebrating. We've certainly had our fair share of trials, but we've come out on top each time. Sometimes I feel like our wedding day was an indication of the challenges we would face as man and wife. We certainly had our obstacles to a happy wedding day with all the things that went wrong, but in the end our stubborn butts made it through!

So Bran, I LOVE YOU! I look forward to a lifetime of anniversaries with you. All the complications, all the challenges that come up and brick walls that we might face we'll face TOGETHER. I feel so honored to be your best friend, life partner, confidante, mother of your children, and your WIFE!

Happy FIVE year anniversary, love!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:7

Contentment seems to be a big issue in this world, and I constantly am confronted with "I want this, I want that, you have to have THIS to be happy." I'm really tired of it! We must never forget that the Lord tells us to be content with what we have...that treasures of this world are not treasures at all! This week the Lord has slapped me over the head a time or two about contentment, and it's about time I get the message!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust has been an issue with this girl lately. So has the idea that I need to spend time in the Word in order to maintain my relationship with our Heavenly Father. So, I felt this quote particularly inspiring today because it reminds me I need to trust in ONE person (the LORD) with all my heart and acknowledge him, and he WILL set me straight!

Have a great WFW everyone!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jacek is TWO!

Jacek at birth- 9.5 lbs!

Jacek celebrating birthday #2!

Okay, so my baby officially turned two last Monday, but I'm just getting around to putting his lil update on here! I know, bad mama!

So, he's two now. It's like a switch is flipped when they turn two and terrible twos suddenly happen overnight. Jacek is so rambunctious and he's been unusually destructive for the past week. Oh, and he's taken a liking to sleeping with weapons, as I'm sure you can see :) Of course they are toys, but this is still something new!

He's weighing in at 25 lbs, which seems so *light* to me, but he's 31.5 inches tall. He's actually right on par with the other boys, contrary to what I had believed. Owen at 19 months was actually bigger than Jacek is now, as Owen weighed in at 26 lbs and 31 inches tall at that point, and Justin weighed in at 25 lbs and 32 inches tall at 24 months. So, Jacek being the 'biggest' overall is just not true! Owen takes the cake for that one!

I am very much looking forward to another year of fun memories with this little guy! He has such a dynamic personality and he keeps me on my toes daily, but nobody told me being a mom would be SO WORTH IT!