Thursday, July 28, 2011


I haven't been a very good manager of my time lately.  
Last night Ben mentioned how fast the summer is going by, and I realized that next week is going to be August!!!   Seriously?

I have had a goal of cleaning out and rearranging our school room, yet I haven't done that.  It needs to be done--soon!!

We have a big month in September-2 big trips, homeschool co-op starts back, and somewhere in there we'd like to do some camping.  Oh, and the kids will start back to school.  Maybe I should move that to the front of the list?

The most important thing I've realized is that I haven't taken the time to just "be" with the kids.  So today I'm going to make a list of things that we want to do for the month of August so that we can make it really count!  Of course I'll have the kids involved in this list.

Stay tuned for what we come up with!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Pictures

I scanned in some more pictures from the day we got married!
We didn't exactly have a wedding, but we didn't really elope either.  We like to say we "got hitched"!
The day before we had packed up and left MS (our stuff had been moved by the military a few weeks before).  On our way to MD we stopped in Gatlinburg with a few (important) family members and "tied the knot"!  We stayed 2 nights in Gatlinburg, spend a few days with a close friend nearby, and then stayed in Williamsburg for a few more days!  
I think we are both so thankful that we chose Gatlinburg to get married.  Not only did we save a lot of money, but we just love the area and it's one of our favorite places to vacation!

with my parents
Ben's parents

 with my niece Grace--hard to remember her being so small!
with Grace, my sister, and cousin Sarah

Happy 10 years!!

10 years ago today, outside a little log chapel
in Gatlinburg, TN, I married my best friend.

I don't know what else I can say about the last 10 years, other than Ben has shown me that marriage is a beautiful thing. He has loved me more than I ever thought possible, and I can only hope that I have done the same for him.

I only pray that we can celebrate 10 years many times over with each other!

Happy Anniversary!

To get the full value of joy
You must have someone to divide it with
Mark Twain