Thursday, July 23, 2009

loving my life

Wow! It's been such a crazy, busy, fun summer - so much so that I haven't blogged a whole lot. Sorry! Here's a look at what we've been doing.

The porta potty (our half bath) was removed from the front yard!!!!

We spent out first night in our house - with no furniture but our bed:)

We cut down a tree - well Jason & George cut down our tree.

We got our first gift for our house from Monica & Wade!

And after all of our hard work, we decided we needed a break so we went to North Myrtle for a five day vacation.

We stayed at Lala's grandmas house....

we relaxed a lot on the beach....

Johnathon & Whitney were there to hang out with us too!

We went to dinner...

watched fireworks....

and just enjoyed the tremendous beauty of it all.

We spent our last day on the beach getting some sun writing our names in the sand.
This time however, the end of the vacation was different. I was excited about coming home to the beautiful house that my wonderful husband built for me.

We went to Ashley & Hector's wedding. (Yes the picture is off centered, but that's what happens when you use the self timer with the camera on the mantel.)
Congrats to the newlyweds!!! The wedding was wonderful!

And I finally got my rocking chairs! This is one of my new favorite places to be:)

I am so very happy with my life right now, and not only because of the 'things' that I have. Now don't get me wrong, I love my new house, but I have been blessed with so much more that that -
a strong relationship with a loving and forgiving God,
a marriage that's not perfect, but wonderful and strong,
supportive and loving family and friends,
and a church family that is faithful and encouraging.

Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported us through our house building journey. We still can't believe that we're finally done!


sherry pyle said...

Wow, how much I love you!!!!
I am so proud of you!!!!!!
God has given me many blessings in you two.
I couldn't love you any more.
You both are beautiful!!!!!

Kerri said...

Amanda, the house looks beautiful! Congratulations!