Wednesday, June 24, 2009

but the greatest of these is love

It's hard to believe that 3 years ago today...

I was a blubbering mess glowing bride walking down the aisle...

to my handsome, soon-to-be husband.

We said our vows,

had our first kiss,

signed our marriage license,

and were officially Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Pyle.

We had our first dance,

a champagne toast,

we smeared cake in each others face fed each other cake,

danced some more,

and finally left to go home as husband and wife.

I can't begin to describe how wonderful the past three years have been. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband who loves me unconditionally.

Thank you for the past three years. My life with you is more than I ever dreamed possible. I prayed for someone to love and to spend the rest of my life with, but God had other plans for me. He gave me you! You, who are so much more than I deserve. You are the love of my life, my best friend, my partner, my soulmate. I love you so much more than I'll ever be able to show you. We have so many great memories we have made over the past three years, and I can't wait to see what our future holds. Thank you for choosing me, for marrying me, but most of all for loving me.

'My beloved is mine, and I am his.'
Song of Solomon 2:16

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Guess where I am????

We are currently laying in our bed in the new house! Yes, we are spending our first official night here and I am beyond excited:) I promise that I'll try to get some new pictures up in the next few days.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A long road

Remember this?

Or this?

Well, here is the newest picture to add to our collection.
JP & I with our final inspection paper.

And just to clarify since it's too small to read in the above picture...


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just say NO!

This post is going to be a little different - in fact, very different from my normal happy, upbeat, picture-yielding posts.

I won't spend the next 5 paragraphs complaining, but if I'm being honest, I must say that the thought of 'Why in the world did we think it would be a good idea to build our own house?' has crossed my mind more than oh, 100 times in the past few days. It seems like the light at the end of the tunnel that I've been seeing for the past month, keeps getting farther and farther away. Just when we think we're almost done, something else pops up.

And if I'm continuing to be honest, I hate that my wonderful laundry-doing, dinner cooking, project manager husband is totally stressed out, but never complains because he doesn't want me to worry. And just so you know - I'm well aware that I don't even come close to deserving such a wonderful man.

Now that I've got that off my chest, I'll end on a good note - if everything goes right, Lord willing, we will be moving into our stress causing dream home next weekend.

Stay tuned for updated pictures tomorrow of our almost completed home:)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Not much longer

Here's a quick update about what's been going on the past month or so:
* we have lights
* we have countertops
* we have a banister
* we have the railings on the front and back porch
* we are very tired because all we do is work on the house

Haha! So, please don't take that last point as a complaint. I am very excited about our house, however, I am ready for it to be done/completed/ready to be moved in to! We got a lot done this weekend, and HOPEFULLY will be ready for the final inspection next week sometime. The hardwoods are being sanded & stained as we speak, and carpet is scheduled to be installed this Saturday.
Thanks to everyone who has kept up with this whole process. We are so appreciative of your excitement for us. Please forgive us for being unsocial. We promise this will change as soon as we move in catch up on a months worth of sleep.
Here are some pictures from the weekend. We had lots of visitors - one very special visitor:)

my foyer chandelier

another view

dining room chandelier


kitchen with countertops

another view of the kitchen

master bathroom

Jack helping out on Saturday

JP working

me working - yes I know how to use power tools

Johnny finishing the banister

Johnny - a lifesaver:) He helped JP with all of the trim.

Heather, Travis, and Morgan Kate came by for their 1st visit:)
Not pictured: Travis

More visitors - Lindsay, Callahan, & Candler

Lindsay & Candler
Not pictured: Callahan
Not really sure why none of the husbands ended up in the pictures.

Candler helping AA

My WONDERFUL husband working hard on the front porch

Yes, I even have my own toolbelt:)

working hard....

hardly working:)
just kidding!

My 3 loves

The front porch - almost done.
We will paint the railing, but we have to wait for the treated wood to dry out some.


I got to hold Morgan Kate for the very first time:) She is such a sweet baby. So happy! I am absolutely in love. (And JP thinks she's the cutest thing ever)
If you're not familiar with Morgan Kate, she is the daughter of our friends Travis and Heather. Morgan Kate was born at just over twenty-five weeks gestation, weighing in at a tiny one pound, twelve ounces. Although she was in the hospital for several months and has had to overcome many obstacles in her short life, she is a happy, healthy 9 month old now. She is nothing short of a miracle. Because of her prematurity she has not been able to be around others until recently. Obviously that is no longer the case, and I was absolutely overjoyed that I FINALLY got to love on her. What a blessing.
Thank you Travis and Heather AND Lindsay and Callahan for stopping by and giving me the chance to love on your sweet babies:)