Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just thoughts...

I don't know why but somedays, I get very contemplative. These past few days, I've had alot of time to reflect on my life, people who've influenced me, trials, blessings and family. I recently had a dream and I have them pretty often of my grandparents who've passed away some years ago. I like to think they're just checking in on me to see how Im doing or to at least let me see their faces. When they died- I always worried I would forget alot of the little things that I loved about them, like my grandpa's chuckle when he laughed or my grandma's sense of humor.

My grandmother was paralyzed on her left side ever since I was a baby so I never saw her walk on her own or heard her speak full and clear sentences. She was a beautician for years before her stroke so she/and I loved to do her make-up and paint her nails. They were my biggest example of christlike love, especially my grandpa who bent over backwards to make her his first priority above himself to see that she had what she needed and was fully taken care of. After he died, though I was young, I remember my heart broke for her because I couldn't comprehend the void that left her.
Now that Im married I can imagine just an ounce of how that must have felt. I don't need to rely on Josh for every need (YET!) but with him, I know what it's like to have a husband that is there for you at any given moment knowing that if you ever needed anything that he would gladly do so. And I for him. My grandparents remind me that physically we may not be together forever but spiritually we will be, same for my family. I hate being so far away from them- I haven't seen them since April and won't be able to see them until Christmas. It breaks my heart some days knowing I won't get my hugs or hear their laughs but I know we're still family and though we may be far from eachother for awhile, that I still love them and would do anything for any one of them. Its such a blessing to have eternal relationships, whether its family, spouses or friends and for the impact they have on you as a human being and the world around you. Just think about that and see if you would be the person you are today without having that example in your life...

I hope that I can someday be the example that my grandparents were to me. xoxo

Thursday, July 23, 2009

and the WINNER is...

THANK YOU Tash!!! I feel a sense of completion now and can move on to the next phase in my life now that I have my friends list posted. Thanks for your VERY CLEAR instructions because I obviously couldn't have figured it out. And yes, my feeling of being an idiot is now setting in. I think it's time for a coke... thanks doll. LOVE YA!

This site is my demon...

So I have been working on figuring this site out STILL but I have officially come to my brick wall. Please don't laugh at me, I'm in need of some serious assistance. I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME, figure out how to add friends' blogs to my page! I've never been so frustrated. I know it has to be really easy because typically that's what happens to me...and then I feel like an idiot. Trust me. If somebody would feel so kind as to enlighten me on how to do this I will be forever thankful.

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Survivor: Chesapeake Bay"

So yesterday, Josh and I wanted to get out and explore what we haven't seen yet. Not much is left on our list of "must-see's." We packed an ice chest for a picnic and headed out to Chesapeake Bay, Josh was dying to try his hand at crabbing. We got out to Kent Island thinking we would find tons of bait shops so that we could get our crab nets but to our amazement, there wasnt a bait shop within 10 miles of the beach we were on. Very disappointing. Being the clever, won't leave until we kill something kind of man that Josh is- rigged up his own little crustacean catcher. All he needed was a petrified log, string and chicken meat. I know if we were ever stranded on an island, we could pretty much live out the rest of our lives healthy and happy (well, most of us. I would need my lotion and perfumes. Oh and my toothbrush...and a hairbrush. A razor. Oh and I can't forget my pina colada chapstick!)

He didn't catch anything but we know their down there! Were going to try again soon but next time, we're doing it MY way.

We saw some of the most prehistoric "crab" I've ever seen in my life. I've heard of the Horseshoe Crab before but don't think I've ever seen one in person. Holy army-tank of a crab! Most washed up dead on the shore but Josh managed to find a live one and prides himself for giving the crab a second chance at life. They had to weigh at least 10lbs, the shell felt like it was made of metal, and that tail of his is really un-nerving. It had to be twice the size of my head!

I never got in the water because of this but overall, it was a great day! I enjoyed spending a day in the sun with my babe.

Next time, we're not coming home empty handed...

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Husband-

Words cannot express my appreciation for Josh. Since we've been together and more so after being married, I have never been happier and a lot of it attributes to him and his sense of humor. Due to just being a woman, I'm not always necessarily in the greatest of moods but he always manages to brighten my day everyday. He's such a hard worker, has great patience with me and his job, super motivated...most days, he always makes sure that I know how much he loves me, supports decisions I make and I love his enthusiasm for wanting kids- its hilarious.
I love you babe and thank you for being who you are.

4th of July- Platinum Style

Me and baby Mason...cutest little baby. I'm surprised he's not puking on me in this picture because every other time I hold him, its like he loves my reaction to puke so he saves it for me.
A few of us wives cheering on the boys...Tash, Me and Sam (and Summer in development!)

Crazy Court, haha! I love these pics of you. You crack me up.

We wanted to go to the National Mall to watch the Capitol's fireworks but due to traffic, we were pretty much trapped in College Park. We would have never made it in time. But nonetheless, it was an enjoyable day with everyone.