Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's Our Day

Three years ago today Ben and I became a family. Reflecting back on the past three years, I can't believe all that has occurred, namely, all the moves! In three years we've lived in three states. Twice we've uprooted our entire lives and left behind family and friends to start completely anew. Nomadic living has certainly strengthened our marriage. When we left Tennessee for the last time on Friday, I shed a few tears looking around the empty house. We left the only state we ever knew (not to mention civilization) and came to Tennessee with nothing but each other. I feel that's where we really became a family. As I look back on the first three years I start thinking about the next three years. They will bring a doctorate degree, a master's degree, Ben will become a Captain in the Air Force and a physician, another move (one even farther away), beginning residency, and hopefully, our first child.

But even with all the really big stuff that's happened, it's really those little things that make up a marriage. Coffee and eggs on weekend mornings, the hectic weekday mornings, popcorn and movie night, foot rubs, morning cuddles, grilling out, friends over for dinner, feeding the cats, decorating for the holidays, and fighting over what lamps to buy. But, when you're married to the right person, all of those boring, mundane, everyday things seem Magical. I'm so glad I've always believed in magic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Never never never

I will never ever be unpacked. Ever. It will never happen. We keep working furiously and I feel like the boxes are multiplying. Forget it, I'll just leave everything packed until we move in two years.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Here we go again!

Today: Load up truck and SUV and drive to Chattanooga
Tuesday: Ben takes boards in Chattanooga while I get up REALLY early to make it to our new place in B'ham at 7:00 a.m. to wait all day for gas and internet connection. Ben will join me there that night after boards.
Wednesday: Get up REALLY early again {have I mentioned yet that Ben and I are not morning people?} and drive back to Tennessee in SUV, pick up moving van, load van.
Thursday: Say good-bye to Tennessee and make final trip to Birmingham.

I'll talk to you guys next week when we're officially Alabama residents!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Livin the Life

Ella lounging pool side for the first time. Looks like she read my post on hats!