Saturday, January 15, 2011

Twelve Years And Still Going Strong


Twelve years ago today Jarred and I had our first date.  We were in high school, Jarred a senior, me a junior.  I remember it like it was yesterday, we went to a friend’s house after the Erwin vs. Pinson basketball game. 


We have had our ups, downs and bumps in the road along the way but who hasn’t.  We were just a couple of kids that fell in love and nothing would stop us from making it work.  We had a LOT of growing up to do over the years but we knew we could make it last.


Jarred, you are my heart and soul.  I am so glad that all those years ago you took a chance and asked me out.  Even though I had known you since 1st grade and you were “just” Kayla’s big brother, you stole my heart that January night in my grandmother’s driveway.  I remember talking to you on the phone all night long, even though I knew I had to get up and go to school the next morning. 


Who would have thought  that all this time later we would be married and have two precious boys.


Through thick and thin we have made it work.  I wouldn’t have it any other way!


These pictures are cracking me up!  Sorry for the poor quality, but you know these were before digital pictures.


I love you more than words can explain.  Here’s to twelve more (plus) years!



Thursday, January 13, 2011

Now We Have SnIce

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So we have been snowed/iced in here for most of the week.  I stole the awesome word from my friend LeAnn.  I thought it was perfect!  This past Sunday we prepared for what the meteorologist said was going to be the worst winter weather event since our Winter Storm of ‘93.  Jarred and I had been out of town for one of my best friends, Christy’s wedding (more on that to come later) and stopped at several home stores to try to find a heater (because if anyone’s power is going to go out, ours will) and lucked up and found an indoor safe propane heater, but guess what, no propane!  Oh well, we just went on the fly. 


Right around dark it started sleeting.  It was coming down really hard and really fast.  Within an hour we had a lovely sheet of ice on everything.  By 8 that night our street was covered with ice and snow.  Everything has pretty much been shut down all week.  Luckily our power never did go out.  The schools are out and a lot of the roads are still really scary.  I finally got to go back to work yesterday. 

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The boys really enjoyed it and this was Colyn’s first time to really get out in it.  He liked it for a little while but was so bundled up he looked like the little boy from A Christmas Story, he could not move.  He would just stand in the snow and not move a muscle.  It was really cute!  Jacob also got to get his truck out and had fun sliding on the ice driving down the road like Daddy.

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The snIce is beautiful but let’s be honest, I am so ready for it to be gone.  It is still covering everything, summer please come soon!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow Days

The snow stuck around for several days after Christmas so Jarred and Jacob got out and played a little while Colyn and I stayed warm inside.  Here are a few pictures from them playing around.


I hope you all are staying warm this winter!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just Monkeying Around

We had Colyn’s 1st Birthday party this past Sunday.  It was the mod monkey theme.  He had a great time and we were blessed with gifts from lots of family and friends.  Thank you to all who came out in the cold to celebrate little man’s birthday and we missed those that could not make it.


Colyn, I hope you had a great birthday little man!