Monday, April 20, 2009

Looks Like We Made It!!!

I just received a CD with pictures of our wedding this past week and wanted to share these with you. The picture above I absolutely love. It just takes me back to our wedding day instantly. When I turned the corner to walk into the church I honestly felt so much love coming my way. I felt like I was walking into a magical garden and there stood my prince at the end of the aisle waiting for me. It was so overwhelming and that's why I cried, but I did get it together by the end of the aisle. If I could chose a moment to live over again thus far in my life, it just might be that one.

The picture below I just love. I have no clue what we were talking about but I love how I am looking into his eyes. This picture, to me, just shows how much I love him to pieces and how he will always be there for me!!! Lord, please let our love last forever and ever and ever!!! Amen.

Sooooooooo, looks like we made it a year. Yeah!!! Here in less then two weeks we will be married one year. I'm blogging about it now because we are about to have a busy couple of weeks. I must say, this year has flown by. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun. Morgan's aunt told us that if we can make it the first year, we'll make it for life. She said the first year is the hardest because we will be learning each other's ways of life and how we function. I must say, it really hasn't been that bad. Morgan is a fantastic husband. He's so easy to live with. Doesn't have any annoying habits like leaving the toothpaste lid off, leaving clothes on the floor, etc. Well, let me take that back. His only bad habit is that when he has to go to work and I don't, he's slightly on the loud side in the mornings. He likes to slam the door when he leaves. It used to take him 5 minutes to kiss me good bye when all I really wanted was for him to kiss me, tell me he loves me and go on...which is now what he does. Now, I know I have bad habits of my own. For instance, every single night, don't ask me why, I cannot remember to take my vitamin and put my chapstick on BEFORE I get in bed. I don't know why this is so hard for me to remember. So, I always have to ask him to get it for me while he's still up because I am already cozy in bed. Oh, I also forget to put my lotion on and turn the ceiling fan on. He always has to get my lotion and turn the fan on. I know these sounds so stupid, but night after night, I know it gets on his nerves. All he wants to do is brush his teeth and jump in bed, but he has to tend to me first. But I see it this way, if these are our biggest complaints about each other, we're doing pretty dang good. I know he would miss me terribly if I wasn't there to ask for these nightly things from him just like I would miss him slamming the door every morning if he was ever not there. :) We've had a really great year. We've had a few bumpy days but they have only made us stronger as a couple. I love my cowboy! He has been such a blessing to me over this past year and I would be lost without him. We will be going to Vegas for our 1 year anniversary and I am so excited. Morgan has never been and I know he's going to love it. I wanted to go to Mexico but due to the drug wars, our parents not real thrilled about it, and Morgan giving me his sob story about everyone has gone but him, we are going to Vegas. We're staying at the Wynn which I am even MORE excited about. I will have to tell y'all all about it when we get back. Thank You all for you love and support during our first year of marriage!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hammock & Happiness

Who ever invented the hammock is a genius! I finally fell in love with a hammock when we were in Jamaica. We had one on our balcony. Morgan and I would lay there together and it was so cozy. We would listen to the birds and people watch. It was so nice. I told Morgan that when we got back to America we were getting ourselves one. Well...11 months later we finally got one. Since we live out in the country and have a pretty big yard I decided that it was finally time to get a hammock. Morgan and I were at Lowe's looking at Hammocks and I didn't even think they would cost as much as they do. Morgan insisted that all we needed was the actual hammock because we already had places in our yard for two hammocks. Well I didn't believe him so I refused to spend that much on a hammock. When we got home I was kicking myself and was so mad at myself. There sits two posts by our garden, under pretty shade trees, a perfect spot for a hammock. Then out closer to our house was another spot for a hammock. I was so mad at myself. You would think by now I would learn to listen to my smart man, but I didn't. So there I was with no hammock. A week later we went back to Lowe's and got us a hammock. We came home and put it up, which was quite entertaining. Morgan didn't realize how tight you have to hang a hammock. It looked pretty high off the ground to us. He told me to go ahead and try it out. In retrospect, I should have made HIM try out HIS work. So I go to get in it and fall straight to the ground on my back because it wasn't tight enough. We were both laughing so hard he could hardly help me up off the ground. The second time he got it right. We both climbed in and just loved it so much. I think every couple needs to buy a hammock. It's a well worth expense to spend time with your significant other. Yes, we can spend time inside. But, there is just something about being out in nature away from the phone, TV, computer and listening to the birds chirp that makes it so worth it. We have a sweet cat that adopted us. She some how lost part of her tail, her right collar bone sticks out, not threw the skin, but out of place, but she's the sweetest thing. She lays there with us and it's so peaceful. Morgan and I keep trying to come up with a name for her. Morgan calls her Bob because of her tail. But she is a GIRL so I refuse to call her that. So now we just refer to her as "the cat." Real original, I know. I also like to go lay in the hammock and read my book and now I can't wait until the lightening bugs start coming out. We have soooo many out here in the country, it's beautiful. I've never seen anything like it in the city. Anyway, so everyone go get a hammock. You will love it, I promise!!!

Cheesecake Factory...Yum!!!

Christi, Veronica, Leslie, and Me

Leslie & Me

Veronica & Leslie

Not much has been going on in our lives lately so I will just blog about last night. :) Leslie asked us a couple of months ago if we could all get together for her birthday. WELL OF COURSE was my response. Since we are all nurses we usually have to schedule way out in advance to make sure we will all be off. You would think that since all of us only work 3 days a week it would be pretty simple to schedule a day for us to get together, but it doesn't. It seems like someone is always scheduled to work that day. That's why we schedule so far out. We already have May 31st scheduled to go to dinner at this Mexican restaurant in Dallas that a couple of my other friends have recommended and I am excited!!! I always love dinner with these girls. The four of us used to work together at Arlington Memorial Hospital until they decided to close our unit down. Technically, Christi had already moved on to McKinney and was working for a pediatrician. Now she works for a Home Health and gets to take care of a sweet baby 3 days a week. Sounds like it would be easy, but it's not. Veronica and Leslie are still pediatric nurses at two different children hospitals here in the metroplex. We all four live in different cities, but I hope that we will always continue to get together for our dinners. Time with these girls is precious and something I always look forward to. Christi, if you read this, we definitely need to go ahead and schedule a weekend that we can come to your lake house this summer!!!!!!! Love you Girls!!!!