Wednesday, December 30, 2009

He's done!

I must take a moment and brag on my sweetie. This happened in the middle of December, but better late than never right. Kev finished his Masters! I was so proud of him because he has worked so hard. This next semester will be the first time in 2 & 1/2 years that he will not have to study for class (along with working full time). For most normal people, this is a very exciting change, and although I think he's glad for the break, I know he will greatly miss being in class. He's just one of those guys who loves being in school. I, on the other hand, was incredibly thankful to be finished with school and have never looked back.

Kev with his dad and mom.

Kev with a classmate.

Unfortunately, I had to miss his graduation because I was working. Such a bad wife, I know.

Well, tomorrow we are off to Nebraska to see my grandparents and my dad's family so I probably won't be able to blog for several days. I looked up the weather in Nebraska and it looks like it won't get above 18 degrees all weekend. I feel cold just thinking about it. So I'm off to pack all of my very warm clothing.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Truman's Christmas

Christmas came early for Truman this year. The doctor I work with bought him a few presents and he was very pleased with them.

He got some bandanas including this Christmas cows one.
A new pink bone...he's secure in his manhood.
He wasn't entirely happy when we put his bandana on.
video

Friday, December 11, 2009

The weekend!

This really is not that exciting, but I just wanted to tell you guys I am sooo excited for this weekend! Why? Well first of all, we have a whole lot of nothing planned...love it! Also, Kev was gone for 5 days on a silly work trip, and he finally got home yesterday. It is amazing how much I miss him when he's gone. My life is so boring without him! I am so very thankful for my sweet husband, and I'm so glad he made it home safely.

To start off the weekend, we are going to bake cookies tonight, wrap presents, and maybe even watch a Christmas movie. Gotta get in the spirit! I wanted to make sugar cookies, but Kev informed me he does not like sugar cookies and wanted chocolate chip. It always amazes me when I find random new things out about Kev (like you think I would have known he didn't like sugar cookies). I actually hope I'm always finding new stuff about Kev.

So, I've got my comfy clothes on, and I'm all ready to snuggle in for the night...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The valley

I remembered this song recently, and I thought I'd share it with you guys. I know it is an older song, but the words have really ministered to me through the years then more so recently.

The pathways are broken
And the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
If you want me to

Cause I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
Then I will walk through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When You lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'd never go alone.

--Ginny Owens (If You Want Me To)

No matter what trial or valley you are going/have gone/will go through, there are so many things in the lyrics that are applicable. I don't know why He brought us here, but I can choose to walk through this trusting that He has a plan and purpose in it, or with bitterness and anger. Even though I would have never chosen this way, it has amazed me how much I have grown through this season, and I am definitely "not who I was when I took my first step." I love the last two phrases of the song. It helps me remember that God never promised our life would be easy, fair, or even good, but He does promise that no matter what He calls us to walk through, we will not walk through it alone. I am so very thankful that He has walked through this valley with us, and I'm so thankful for you guys who have also walked through our trial with us.

I hope this song brings as much encouragement to you as it has to me!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lately...

Wow! It's amazing how you can stop blogging for several days, then it's so hard to get back to it. Then so much has happened it's hard to know what to post. I thought I'd post a few pictures of a few highlights over the past several weeks.

Our "nephew" Ben had his 3rd birthday. I love the look in his eyes as his candles are lit.
Noah was so cute but not completely himself because he had a snotty nose.
The boys' amazing parents and our close friends, Stu and Amy.
Our sweet friends Andrea and Andrew.
We also got to spend some time with our wonderful friends K.C. and Kinsey and their sweet baby girl. She is getting so big so fast!
She was making all kinds of squeals and laughing when we were at the coffee shop. It was so cute and hilarious!

We got to spend Thanksgiving with both of our families which was wonderful, but I didn't take any pictures. We are so incredibly blessed with amazing families and we're so thankful for them. You'll also be pleased to know Truman controlled the urge to mark on anything in my parents' house...I was so relieved.