3 Years of Marriage!

Today we celebrate 3 years of marriage.  3 amazing years of seeing where God has lead us, 3 years of growing together through the hurdles of life, 3 years of seeing God's hand of grace and mercy.  We have grown more in love with each other each and every day.

God has even given us a little blessing to care for and with that has come the challenges of parenthood.

I thought about writing some sappy post of wedded bliss, but in reality, life isn't that way.  Marriage can be challenging and hard work.  All married couples know this.  Add in a child or two (or more) and some challenges at work adding stress to the husband's life, marriage life will have it's ups and downs!  We are thankful, though, that through it all God has blessed us tremendously!  Today we look back and see His hand in everything and don't know what we would without Him, who is in control of all things.

Andrew is a WONDERFUL husband and father!  He does a great job in helping out around the house, spending time with his daughter, and being supportive to me.  He is the spiritual leader in the home and I have enjoyed the many discussions we have had around our table.  I look forward to more discussions even as Avery gets older and can join in a bit.  I love his sense of adventure and love for the outdoors.  Enjoying God's nature is how we spent many days while dating and what we still do now as a family!

Avery is getting old enough to know when her daddy leaves for work and even gets excited when he comes home.  I just LOVE watching her walk to him and want up in his arms.  She soaks up his attention the rest of the evening while he plays with her.  I have even tried to get her to come to me and she wouldn't!  She LOVES her daddy time!

I hope I am just as much what he looks for in a wife and pray that I will grow more each day.

I Love you Andrew!  I am thankful for the past 3 years and look forward to spending many more years together, growing closer and closer each day.  Happy Anniversary!


And she is walking! (video is working)

Wow! Times sure does fly by!  Sorry, I didn't realize that it has been two months since my last post.  What have we been doing, you might ask? Well, spending lots of time outside working in the garden, painting the front door, staining the fence, going for walks, practicing standing up on our own, and this week practicing walking on our own.  The last couple items has Avery quite proud.  You should see the big grin on her face when she accomplishes these.  It is amazing how little kids just pick up on things and start doing it themselves and being determined about it.  We have not pushed her to walk and suddenly this week she insists on trying to stand and walk on her own.  She also doesn't want to be held as much anymore, but instead wants to be heading off in one direction or another.  I am afraid that as soon as she walks more steadily one her own, she will soon be running and this momma is going to be getting her exercise chasing after her. I already do, by trying to keep after her crawling!

Well, here is a video of her accomplishment this week.

Take care!