Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I've been tagged by Strem, so here it goes.

1. Where is your cell phone? On the kitchen counter
2. Your significant other? My wonderful husband of almost 5 months, Chris
3. Your hair? brown
4. Your mother? A wonderful and sweet woman and a great mom
5. Your father? He's hard-working, very dedicated to his family, and a great father.
6. Your favorite thing? Kind words and a good hug.
7. Your dream last night? It was a sad one.
8. Your favorite drink? Sweet tea
9. Your dream/goal? To be a great wife and to always be in the center of God's will
10. The room you're in? Living room
11. Your hobby? Reading, sewing, other crafty kind of things
12. Your fear? People touching my neck and being home by myself at night
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Living in our own home and perhaps with a child or two
14. what you are not? doing my projects for school
15. muffins? Love them, especially blueberry with some butter, chocolate chip, banana nut, oh yum!
16. one of your wish list items? A deep freeze, a new couch, books, our own home. Wait, I guess it only said one wish list item. ;)
17. Where you grew up? Highland IL
18. The last thing you did? made some broccoli-rice casserole and snacked on some yummy dip my husband made
19. What are you wearing? jeans and a brown t-shirt
20. Favorite gadget? computer
21. Your pets? just the stray cats that like to sleep on our patio
22. your computer? Toshiba
23.Your mood? Thankful
24. Missing someone? My family
25. your car? My husband lets me drive his Impala
26. something you are not wearing? shoes
27. Favorite store? JcPenney, Borders, Kohls, Hobby Lobby
28. Like someone? Yes, I like a lot of people
29. Your favorite color? It changes, but green is rather consistent
30. When is the last time you laughed? A few minutes ago when my husband was trying to tickle me
31. Last time you cried? I don't remember, maybe last week sometime.

Monday, November 10, 2008

One Year Ago...

November 10, 2007 was a very important day that changed my life.

On that day, a very handsome young man showed up at my parents' doorstep carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This young man escorted me to his car and took me out for a very nice supper. The conversation was enjoyable, although I don't remember much of what we talked about because my nerves got the better of me.

After supper, this young man surprised me with a carriage ride through downtown St. Louis. I was very excited and impressed. If I remember correctly, I believe my response was something along the lines of, "Are you kidding me?!?" as I nearly propelled myself out of the seat. You see, I had long dreamed of a perfect date which involved a carriage ride through downtown. The carriage ride was incredible and better than I could have ever imagined.

As this young man took me home, he shared with me his interest in beginning a relationship. I was then able to share my own feelings and desires for a relationship with this young man. I was able to finally release what I had been holding inside for so long. We enjoyed a long conversation regarding our relationship and our desires for a God-honoring relationship. After the serious discussion was over, we spent a great deal of time laughing about the production involved in making our first date take place. Unbeknownst to me, nearly everyone in my life was aware of this young man's feelings toward me. Everyone, except me.

Now, one year later, I am blessed to be married to this young man. It's hard to believe that one year has passed since that wonderful night. The past year has been exciting, joyful, and amazing with this young man in my life.