My random August begins with one of my favorite sights.. Army men. Over a hundred little green army men. Chaz lined them up around my area rug in the living room. We were instructed NOT to touch them or "mess them up." Yes, sir! This lasted for well over a week. I insisted we pick them up when the housekeeper came. Sorry, army men but this is one of my few remaining luxuries. Up until that point, if one fell over, we got blamed....and scolded. I let go of my OCD and loved every minute of it!!!
August 11th we celebrated 10 years of marriage. I have to say, it has been the best 10 years of my life. We have been through many happy times, sad times and a few little miracles (Chaz and Dane) We have both learned, this year more than any other, that we have to work at this thing called marriage. It isn't easy but we are in it for the long haul. I appreciate him more and more everyday. We really are made for each other. I am wound at little too tight at times and he is WAY too relaxed at times, but we balance each other very well. We try our best to enjoy life to the fullest and not let any obstacle get in our way. We have grown a lot through the years. Heck, we started dating when we were 19 years-old, got married when we were 23! I don't think that really happens anymore. I am really glad we waited many years (6 to be exact) before having children. This gave us both time to get used to each other. I have accepted the fact that he will always put wet towels on the bed (needles in my eyes!!!) and he must learn that as OCD as I am, I almost never close my underwear drawer. At times I joke that I am currently raising two boys--which I am-- but he really is the best father to our little guy. It is true that you never really understand how much you love your husband until you see how much he loves your child. When he is being a pain his mom often reminds me "You picked him!" I get a chuckle out of this because at that moment I may want to toss him out a window but in the end, yes, I did pick him and it was the best decision I have ever made. We have enjoyed many wonderful years. We have suffered tragic loss. We have learned to lean on each other for support and strength. He is my rock, my laughter, my love. We both love the Cubs, Cowboys and Razorbacks. No matter how bad our teams are we never jump off the wagon. We can watch a terrible movie, say it "wasn't that bad" and then shamelessly recommend it to our friends (Sorry Izzy and Sally) We love our boy (soon to be boyS), our family and just living life. He is my best friend and always will be. Happy 10th, Honey. Maybe next year we can take a trip to celebrate. I am not sure toes in the sand and a cold drink in my hand was in the stars--I was kind of busy brewing a baby this year!
We live very close to Drake Field which is where all the military planes fly in, do touch and goes, etc. Anytime a military plan flies over, Ryan and Chaz hop in the car and head to Drake Field. Chaz has definitely inherited his dad's love for planes. This day they met Marcy and Jackson to see the airplanes. The boys LOVED it!!
This month has been pretty rough for this preggo momma. Yes, you are reading this right. There is NOTHING wrong with your eyes. AND for those who think I took this after my car sat in a parking lot all day... nope, this was after a good 30 minutes of driving around. It was real..UGH!!
Another reason I love modern technology... I don't have to miss a moment when I head off for an early morning meeting and my little one decides he needs a good shave. Yes, much better in person but this is a close second.
I love, love, love where we live. It is up on top of a huge hill in east Fayetteville. Every morning and evening I see 8-10 deer when I come up the hill. They just sit there and let us look at them. This year we actually have babies!! So exciting!
middle drawer was for writing utensils and the bottom drawer was for "done work." Everyone who has entered our house since then has received the tutorial of what each drawer holds and how to properly use the desk. Whatever you say, little man.
first flight in Papa's plane we relaxed with a little game of Candyland. This kid knows what is up, as soon as someone would draw a card that would move them forward 20+ spaces he would decide that he wanted to be that color. "It isn't cheating, it is just changing"
Happy random August!!