My pops invited Billy and I to join him, my grandparents, my aunt and Mawga (Marga) to spend a long weekend with them outside Isle of Palms. We had such a great time eating tons of seafood, lounging on hammocks, playing golf (the card game), domino's, going to a an old rice plantation turned into captivating gardens with amazing statues and tons of tree tunnels but most importantly tons of great fellowship!
Our heavenly abode.
Billy rolled up like a caterpillar in a cocoon. Marga was determined to freeze us out the first day! Fact: it was so cold my dad couldn't sleep.
My favorite tree tunnel...wouldn't it be the most amazing place for a wedding? My Crabs!
Watching my amusing husband.
My ADHD husband couldn't just sit and relax and enjoy the sunshine. No, he had to try to gubyboard.
It's 12:43 am to be exact on a Friday morning and I am sitting in the garage as my husband tries to fix our 10 year old lawn mower...with the hiccups.
My sweet nephew Mason has taught me the ULTIMATE way of getting rid of hiccups and I swear on my life it works...you bite down on a straw then drink water from a cup...and VAHWLA you are rid of this horrible curse known as the hiccups.
I am sitting here, killing myself for not buying straws for this very reason, to right Mason, and get rid of this nasty curse.
I suppose I will go to sleep and hope that they will not interfere, though doubtfully, and have sweet dreams.
My dear Mason, I miss you so. I think of you daily and die inside a little with every thought. That I will not be there to see each growing, progressive moment you live. Mason, forgive me for the life I have chosen. For it isn't to exclude you, but to better mine and to grow an amazing life God has provided me. I love you my little monster, more than you will ever know, my April Fools baby. Thank you for teaching me how to rid myself of this horrible curse called hiccups!
A year ago today God showed me the man of my dreams. We reunited after not really talking after a bad break up SEVEN years earlier. I could have never asked for a better husband or a better friend then the one I found at Yo's birthday party!
Here is us a year ago today.
Now, for more cheese...Billy has taught me what in the last year:
1. How to manage money better
2. It's not all about me
3. Loving someone means more than just saying or feeling it.
4. That I look my best without make up!
5. My caring for others is loveable.
6. He doesn't really like tomatoes
7. How to understand him
8. How to love from a distance and make it stronger.
9. That our little family is enough.
10. I am who I am, and he loves me for it, even when I'm loud and embarrassing!
11. Keeping a clean and tidy house makes for better communication.
12. Preparing for our future isn't just about going to school. It is about us.
13. We are our best defense
14. How to love in other languages, and love well.
15. That laughing is as attractive as a sexy outfit!
16. When I am happy, he is happy.
17. How to be a better person for him.
18. How to be a wife
19. How to be like the church
20. That loving him is all I need in the world to survive.
Billy, thank you for making me the happiest, most special girl in the world. I feel so blessed to have you as my husband. I love you more then I could imagine I would or could ever have the ability to. The past year has been the best of my life and I am so excited to spend our forever together!
I feel like its Christmas Day people...Watson-Studios has written our wedding blog and I am ECSTATIC!!! I mean seriously. Natalie was texting me as Dan was proof reading and it felt like he was taking foooooooorever (in my Chris Farley voice) but it really only took like 2 minutes. Anyway, enough with my stalling...I present to you the link of a preview of the most amazing wedding photography in Knoxville.
I know I've been awful with this whole blogging thing since the wedding but there isn't much going on! Yes, the newlyweds are old and boring! Here are some updates though:
#1: Billy is working "mids" which means 11pm to 7 am. He has been on these since we came home from our honeymoon. It is an obstacle for us because he gets home around 8, crawls into bed around 9 and sleeps until 4 or 5 then goes to work out at 8. We're working diligently on finding a routine to get used to these awful hours...like him whippin' my booty back into shape at the gym for quality time. I'm sooooo sore!
#2: I am STILL unemployed and going stir crazy! There are seriously no jobs here. I looked in the Valdosta Times last Sunday and they had maybe, MAYBE 10 jobs listed...none of them either interested me or were in my range of capabilities. Great. I will resort to serving if I must!
#3: Tallil is a new dog down here. If you remember, she was scared out of her mind of men when we moved. And scared of her shadow. We, my mom and I, were seriously worried that she may not adapt well in her new life! Well, little did we know, my little, big pup is a STRONG little lady! She loves her daddy so much! She whines for him when he leaves, whines for him to come in the door after he opens the garage door...and she talks to him...I mean TALKS! It is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I love the way they love each other...though I'm afraid I will be jealous soon! She also hated the car...she's such a rider now! I no longer have to pick her 90 lbs up and put her in the car...she willingly jumps in and asks where we are going! It's so great!
#4: We, I think, have found a church. A Baptist church. The worship is a little, um quiet, but the preacher rocks! Our Sunday School class is for young families. We are doing a study, complete with a workbook, on making a marriage strong in God's eyes. I feel such a burden lifted and an answered prayer. Now, if only we stay up with the workbook!
#5: LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!! We went home with Courtney and Charlie, a newlywed couple that we hang out with and love dearly. Charlie works with Billy and Courtney and I met when the boys deployed last November. We went to Millen, GA and saw their little, tiny, spread out town. Everybody knows everybody, everybody knows every body's car, everybody knows every body's business...it was so amusing! It made me really appreciate small towns! We hung out with 2 of their friends Friday night and learned how to play my new favorite card game...GOLF! We woke up early on Saturday and went to the outskirts of Augusta to visit Charlie's diddy, (daddy). He and his wife graciously hosted us for the night! We went out on the lake on Saturday then grilled out and had a party! Some of their friends game over and we stayed up until 4 dancing, talking and laughing...it was so much fun! We woke up Sunday morning, hung out some more then headed home. We stopped back in Millen to take something to Charlies momma and decided that we would stay there.. We hung out with the same 2 friends again and I dominated them in Golf...ok, I didn't because 1 of them cheated! Tallil was graciously welcomed by everyone and all the little doggies we encountered. Charlies diddy and step mom have 3 little 5 lbs white fur balls and 2 cats! It was SUCH a fun weekend. Thank you Charlie and Courtney for showing us your home and giving us such a great weekend!
#6: I'M COMING HOME! Tomorrow morning I will leave my sweet husband and my baby for the first time. Billy really doesn't want me to go but is excited for the break, I'm sure! He was adamant about me not taking Tallil home with me. He does not want to be alone in the house! I am coming home to watch Jessica and Tom's sweet babies for their 10th Anniversary trip to NYC! I'm so excited to spend quality time with them! My goal is to spend some alone with with each of them... hopefully it will work out that way!
#7: If you're still with me...I HAVE ANTS IN MY KITCHEN! I have no clue where they came from or why they want to make my life frustrating! I don't have any food left out on my counter, I haven't left any food out. I have 2 "Ant B Gone"s and I suppose they are doing their jobs because there aren't anymore ants in that area...they just moved. COME ON! Help, I need help! I wipe my counter off at least 3 times a day and sanitize it with Clorox wipes twice a day. Ugh.
Aaaand there you have it!!! Our little life in a nutshell!
Hi! I am a stay at home mom to the most precious little boy, John Pierce. He was born in March 2011 and has forever made my life better! I am an Air Force wife and I could not be more proud of my wonderful husband. We have been married for 2 years and it keeps getting better! We are from Tennessee and couldn't be more proud to be a VOL! I strive to be a God fearing wife, mom, sister and daughter...fun, loving, stern and light. God has blessed me beyond measure and I try to spend my days as a vessil, to show him my gratitude.