Lost in Drawers

Month: August, 2014

August 15th

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Some things hold a specific memory, a particular place and time that will remind you of the journey you are on. They are simple trees. But we got married by these trees, we said our vows under their branches, we prayed by these trees as the late summer sun filtered through their leaves. And we have returned every year to remind ourselves of where we have been and where we are now. And what is now? It was just the two of us then. Then two puppies in the span of three years. And now in our fifth year? One precious baby on the way.

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Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Our anniversary is Friday.

5 years. It’s a just a number, but it’s more than a number. It has been a journey that has taken us to places unexpected and through many a trial and yet by grace we are here – with a child on the way. 6 years ago, we met and soon were building a life together, exploring, making and documenting memories and learning the little details of each other. And then we found ourselves married, living in Dallas, going to school and work and having barely a clue about what all the future would hold. Fort Worth has been a part of this journey, with its familiar comforts and frustrations all the same. We have lived in a few houses, some small, some large, some just so-so. We met and fell in love with our Pomeranian Emory. We traveled a lot through the South, falling in love with New Orleans, the coast and frequenting Disney World, the Happiest Place On Earth. We met and fell in love with Clio, the wonderful Pekingese in our life.

We have had challenges, from the ever present adult responsibility of finances, to work, to embarking on business ventures and to learning how to be a family as 2 young adults + 2 pups. Now we are going to be 3 + 2 pups. And that is a whole new adventure. So, 5 years is just a number, but it comes with memories and emotions and frustrations and stress and love, joy and hope and the great unknown. Things aren’t perfect and we know life isn’t expected to be. We have our own highlight reels that the world sees, and we have plenty of issues, we deal with depression, we have family issues, we have money problems, but we definitely live in gratitude and grace.

It’s the start of year 6, and we are more than ready to step into the future, a future that is all new for us, and the child we have the joy of being parents to. Here’s to many more perfectly imperfect life adventures.

 

 

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What’s Going On

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What the heck is going on around here?! We have a baby on the way. which is amazing and scary and still very new to us. So, these photos are what has been going on – and in no way are strictly a highlight reel. Things have been “real” real around here in our world. Stresses beyond belief, so it’s as if it has been a very long, not so very hot summer. We are struggling in finding a place to live (again), not getting to hang out by the beach, BUT conversely getting ready for our Disney World (again) trip with our family, feeling the baby moving around in there, lots of the (pregnancy) moody blues, as much pool time as possible, and dreaming of winter. We want winter to come as soon as possible.

Oh, and a few baby bump pics, because, well ya know…

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