Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My beloved husband...

I thought I'd share some pictures of my beloved. He is entered in a beard competition with multiple categories; most stylish and handsome, worst, most creative etc...
thus the bearded man before you.

He likes having facial hair and so takes any opportunity to grow it since the Navy has rules on such things. Anyway that was not really why I'm posting just thought I'd fill you in. :)

the reality is I wanted to show you the man I love, and just say to world how wonderful he is! I'm always amazed how much closer we grow when he is gone, absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.

My man is honest and of integrity, he is shy and reserved in his affections but loves deeply. (and he loves ME!) He has a beautiful sense of humor which balances my sometimes all too serious and deep thinking, emotional self. He always brings me back to the present moment and puts a smile on my face. He's a wonderful father, and my best friend.

He loves jeeps, guns, playing in water and movies. His smile warms my heart. He loves the Lord. He hates to be tickled but loves to laugh. He serves our country with honor and pride. He likes to surprise me, whether that be with purchased made for himself or for me, news about something, or simple scaring me out of my wits! :) He enjoys photography. He has a wonderful brain for problem solving and often comes up with brilliant ideas at work and at home.
He's someone I praise God for everyday, am blessed to spend the rest of my life with, respect, and love with all my heart.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Over Due....

This summer has been much busier than I had anticipated and when I get busy things like blogging fall to the way side. So here is Gwendolyn's belated 2nd birthday post.

The pretty birthday girl...

big brother who was just as excited


Time to open some presents...

and then try them on of course! (she's my little shoe baby)

OH! The excitement!!! funny part? she picked this out for herself the night before. Sad part? It didn't survive a month, Gabriel dumped a bottle of hair de-tangling spray on it and it no long plays music like it should.

But on to the feasting! They were waiting so patiently I had to capture it. :)

She didn't blow, just dove right in and started licking, don't worry I wished something nice for her :)

Brother was careful not to get anything on his "pink strap", his name for this particular tie.'s too yummy not to eat with your hands! who has time for a fork?

We used some small tea cups my mom gave us for the milk, I look forward to the tea parties we shall have in the future.

The sweet girl even offered to clear her dishes!

After getting cleaned up it was time to play

And so passed the day when my baby turned 2.

As for all the other things keeping us busy...
We threw a beautiful bridal shower for my dear friend Jessica, you can read about it here on my sister Emily's blog. we spent 4th of July with family, I turned 24. Jessica and Brandon's wedding weekend went wonderfully, if you want to see pictures click here and here. She was stunning and the photographers were awesome! you really should go look.
We spent the week with my Brother Nole and his family then had a bridal shower for my little sister Erin. I don't have any pictures of that because it was Emily who was taking pictures. But I'm sure I'll share them on here eventually, along with her wedding photos, as the wedding is next weekend! And I believe that is a sufficiently long catching up post! :D