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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

feelin' sentimental

As our two year wedding anniversary quickly approaches I get all sentimental over the sweet sweet memories that were made in the days and weeks surrounding that amazing day.

I wanted to share one of my memories today and just tell you how stinkin' blessed I am with these amazing women in my life.

About this time (ish) two years ago. My besties whisked me off to Nashville for a girls weekend. We stayed overnight in an amazing hotel, ate at "The Melting Pot", dessert at "The Hard Rock Cafe" ...laughed together.. cried together.. and laughed some more.  It was an AHHmazing weekend. I am so blessed to have these women in my life. They are my forever friends.

Jennifer distracted me in the lobby of our hotel while the others decorated our hotel room =) 

Jennie, Kerri and I~ dinner at "The Melting Pot"
 Nicole joined us for dinner~ Love this girl.

The next day we went to a BEAUTIFUL park where my sweet friend Nicole took my bridal portraits.

My brother lives in Nashville and he met up with us for lunch afterwards.

All because I got to marry this guy.
God has been so good to me

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

refreshed thoughts

*This was originally written like last Monday. I put it on hold because I wanted to gather a few more pictures. I posted MOST of those pics a few days later. Words are sufficient for this post*

I just got back from a weekend in Memphis. It was wonderful. Simple and wonderful. It’s amazing how simple things such as quality time with family and friends can be just enough and WONDERFUL. Have I said wonderful enough?  Jason is working at mom and dad’s for two weeks so I had to leave him there. It was kinda odd.. leaving him and driving back to Springfield by myself. It almost felt backwards.. I used to leave him in Springfield and drive back to Memphis by myself or he’s leaving me in Memphis and driving back to Springfield by himself. Haha! Confusing! It was cool though, because Springfield is my home now. I was looking forward to my house and my bed.. I like that feeling.  

I decided not to complicate the weekend with multiple friends and activities. I wanted quality over quantity and that’s what I got. It was also a great weather weekend. I enjoy going back to Memphis. It helps me to remember who I am and where I came from. I think it’s good to be reminded of that sometimes. The devil likes to make us think that we are weird or out of place, but God made us who we are for a reason and there is no shame in that. I’m feeling more and more confident in who I am right now and who God has created me to be. Memphis is a happy place with plenty of happy memories. I am truly blessed in how I grew up.  My life in Springfield looks pretty different than my life did there, but it’s a good different. There are plenty of things in Springfield that I’ve had to and am still adjusting to, but the Lord knows my heart and is with me every step. It feels so different without Jason here. I will definitely be keeping busy and productive and doing things to better myself and our home. I have been refreshed and ready to GO! That’s one of the best things about getting away. So refreshing!

I am a big believer in getting away.. if its just for the day.. it helps clear your mind and gives you the relaxation you need. That kind of rest is healthy for the body and soul. Be encouraged today friends.


Friday, September 14, 2012

a peek at my week

I had a blast in Memphis visiting dear sweet friends and family.. I will talking more about that later. Jason stayed behind to do some work so i've had some quiet walks and not so quiet Zumba with friends. It's been a good week, but I miss my hubby. =(

**the cows were quite the audience on my driveway cardio session the other day. They are champion starers.

**Tabbie, Brianna and I were proud of ourselves after our 1st session of hour long Zumba. It was sooo fun!

**Last Saturday I got to catch up with my dear friends from home~ Jennie, Jennifer and Amy. Good for the soul~

Friday, September 7, 2012

a peek at my week

Hi! Friday came like a flash. We had a short week and I really quite liked it. The week went by so quickly that I just didn't take many photos. Before I knew it.. hey! It's Friday! Wooo hooo!

**We welcomed home Jason's cousin Jon. He has served in Afghanistan for the past year. I can't even imagine how tough that must have been on his wife and daughter. They were strong though. They stayed busy. It was pretty cool to be there to welcome home Jon and some other soliders. They have truely sacrificed themselves to serve our country. I definately got teary eyed. It was a first for me and one that I will never forget.

**Monday was Labor day. We didn't do anything too special.. just spent time with some friends at an all afternoon feasting. It was super relaxing and nice to play games and snuggle their cute kiddos like Jason is above.

We're going to Memphis for long awaited visit with family and friends. I will definately get lots of pics.



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

pep talking myself

I've gotta be honest.. sometimes it's tough being my age and not having kids. I know that you moms that read this probably are thinking, "just wait" and "ha! if she only knew!" but seriously.. It's engrained in all women.. I remember pretty clearly when I hit 27 It was like a button was pushed and I was noticing babies left and right. At the time, I coulden't do anything about it so it made it a little easier.

Jason and I have been praying that God would bring that little someone into our lives at the perfect time. HIS time. I have my moments of impatience. I get on Facebook and like every other post from friends are of their adorable kids/babies, their prego pics, announcements and sonograms.. YOu know, it's just a part of this age. We're all having babies and there is nothing I can do to filter those images out. Yesterday we hung out with some friends. All had kids and two have babies. Jason was simply adorable with the kids of all ages and I totally swooned especially when he was holding a baby. I can't help myself. It's engrained. It's a desire that God has given me. I know that he wants to fulfill this desire. Until then, I WILL BE CONTENT and I will trust in the Lord with all of my heart. I will put him first and enjoy this time that I have have with just me and my hubby and I will continue to swoon over pictures like this...