Category Archives: marriage

Welcome Anna Madeline!!

Our adoption journey has definitely hit a milestone: our little girl was born today! I have been awake for 36 hours now and I have a night with a baby girl ahead of me so I bet this will be … Continue reading

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Until You…

My sweet love took me on a date last Friday night to Austin.  Not just any date, though.  This was a date Matt had been looking forward to for quite some time. See, my love is a musician.  He is … Continue reading

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I always knew he was distinguished… (continued)

The next day was Homecoming at Gardner-Webb. We arrived at the Tucker Center (GORGEOUS NEW BUILDING!!) for a brunch given in honor of the Distinguished Alumni of 2014. The presentation of the award was a very sweet gesture and we … Continue reading

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Two weddings and a lot of amazing people

At Christmastime two of our beautiful (former) youth announced they were getting married!   A sweet set of sisters got proposed to on the same night, and their weddings were scheduled for two different weekends in May.  Facing a deployment, … Continue reading

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Just us… (and strep throat)

In honor of our 15th Anniversary, I decided to go back in time five months to the trip Matt and I took just before this deployment started. We went to Comfort and Fredricksburg, TX on the recommendations of our good … Continue reading

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15 years at 19 weeks!

Why yes, I can understand why that blog post title might be a little confusing. Let me explain.  Today Matt and I celebrate 15 years of marriage and we are the 19 week mark (plus a few days) of this deployment. … Continue reading

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Random thoughts during this move…

I don’t like vertical blinds but they do, at least, have some benefits. One being that they block out some sun (heat) and help keep the house cool. Painting the walls was a very good idea… I LOVE the Boothbay … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day! (2013)

My husband deserves the highest honors today for the father he is to our four sons.  He is fully involved in raising them and has set out to teach each one of our boys to be respectful to others, especially … Continue reading

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From SC to TX via TN

So it has begun.  Friday the packers arrived to pack half of my HHGs (house-hold goods) in boxes.  I gave them strict orders to leave the kitchen, beds, bikes, and electronics intact. There was plenty of work for them to … Continue reading

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Our 14th Anniversary via Jen’s iPhone

It’s been several years since Matt and I were able to go away for our anniversary, so when my mom offered to watch the boys for the Memorial Day weekend Matt and I took her up on it.  Our original … Continue reading

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