Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Its here ALREADY! Our one year anniversary! They say the first year of marriage is the hardest... And trust me... IT WAS... But not because we spent too much time together, tried to get used to living together, or argued and had our differences or anything like that... but because time spent together was MINIMAL. I know that we knew that we were getting married right before a deployment, but whether we knew or not... it was hard! Trying to be a good spouse to someone who wasn't around, and who wasn't living the same life experiences was exhausting! Trying to be understanding on both ends was challenging as well. 
"Communication is key"... How many times have I heard that?? Well, that was the whole dilemma. Communication SUCKED just to be blunt. I'm glad that we did have a strong relationship before he left so we could handle any situation thrown at us. If I can take anything away from the deployment and being apart, it would be that we got to grow as individuals, to mature and really appreciate each other more than we ever thought we could. 
These past few weeks having him home have been more than amazing. I can't even find the words to express the happiness he brings me. Every day is something new and exciting even if its hanging out watching movies. I am so excited to see what God has in store for Joel and I in our next year of marriage and many more after that!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Its the little things

I think its the little things that we do for one another that keeps the spark going. I want to make sure that I remind Joel daily that I love him. Not just with my words but with my actions. Yeah it took me about 5 minutes to write a few things on paper and a few more to make his lunch but its just something that reminds him that I appreciate and love him. Its a win win... because I know that he appreciates me too =]

Monday, August 22, 2011

Onslow Beach

I know I have more than enough blogs already, but I realize that now my story is no longer just "My Story", it's "Our Story", so it only seemed right to have a blog for me AND my husband. I know he might not write in here like I will... however... it is here... for the two of us! I am hoping that one day when we look back at this blog we will be grateful for it, for the memories we will have to not only have for ourselves, but also to share with our friends and family, and one day, children of our own!
So, here it goes! Day 1 of our blog... THE BEACH! Unfortunately it was a cloudy day, but that's not surprising for Jacksonville! The waves were INSANE! I have to say, I have a HUGE fear of drowning so these waves were not to my liking haha! But Joel INSISTED that I go farther and farther out into the water so I did... And then it happened... the first gulp of water. I wish I would have caught a good shot of these things but they swallowed me! I can only imagine the laughter people must have gotten seeing this incident happen because of course after Joel had lured me into the ocean and I got a great big breath of water I was infuriated and I was swinging at him like I was Rocky! And guess what... all he could do was laugh! In the moment I wanted to kill him... but now I guess it is kind of funny =]

Babe! Stripping in public!? ;]