Saturday, August 24, 2013

A year of Love

Well, could I be any less of a blogger?!  I've been bad about blogging, but I promise to get back into it!  There's just been so much going on this spring and summer that I've been taking the time to enjoy life and leaving the rest to whenever I get to it!  Whoops!

The reason I'm entitling this post a year of love, is that tomorrow, my husband and I will celebrate our one year anniversary!  What a year it's been!  Last year at this time, I was enjoying the company of family in town for the wedding and primping and prepping for the big day!  I look back on my wedding day VERY fondly!  I was surrounded by family and friends that I truly love and had literally the best day of my life!  It's been a year for sure.  After we came back to reality, I had a moment where I realized... "I have to live with a boy!!"

The first few months of marriage were definitely interesting!  It's quite an adjustment living with someone after you've lived by yourself for so long!  But the great thing is, I have an amazing husband who was willing to compromise and the last 8 months have been paradise!  Some days I wake up and can't believe how lucky I am that I've found such an amazing mate!

Funny story as this first year comes to a close.  We had the most delicious wedding cake (the one bite that we each got to have) at our wedding!  And after it was all over, we took the top of the cake home and put it in the freezer, like everyone does!  I know that everyone says "don't eat it, it tastes like cardboard," but darn it, I wanted my cardboard experience!  Well, back in February, we found out that the freezer we put the cake in had broken somewhere between August 26 and February 2013.  I opened the door to the freezer while we were cleaning and found a black, molded box.  I could not bear to look at the cake on the inside.  Quickly, I closed the door and tears filled up my pathetic eyeballs.  It was ruined!  Chad was very sympathetic and offered to get a new cake for our anniversary!  So, tonight, (because we are heading to the Dominican Republic in the morning), he offered to get us some cake to share!  What an awesome man!!

I've also titled this post a year of love because I've been able to spend more time with family.  In December of last year, my sweet aunt and uncle bought a house in Lubbock and it's been such a bonding experience for me.  My aunt has lived out of town all my life and to have her in Lubbock is such a joy!  It was also really fun doing demolition and helping her get her new house ready to live in... in 2 years!  Lol.  It's also been great getting to spend time with my cousins.  Growing up, we never really spent much time together because they were so much older and cooler than me!  I remember once when they were out with their friends and we were visiting, I went in one of their rooms and listen to a Wilson Phillips tape over and over again.  I thought I was so cool!  Now that we are all older, the age gap just seems to melt away and spending time with them and their families is so much fun.  Now, if only we could get Shelly Renee to move up to 806, the Williams gals would be complete!

Not only have I been able to reconnect with my aunt and cousins, but last night I also got to reconnect with my cousin Daniel.  There is not enough page for me to write what an amazing man this guy is!  We have known each other literally all our lives.  All the way back to the family reunions we used to attend as kids.  Again, him and his brother were way cooler than me and my brother, but it was so much fun to get to see them every year.  As time clicked by, the visits were few and far between, but it was always fun to get to seem him and his family.  I remember when he was in Law school and lived in Lubbock, we didn't hardly see each other, but I knew he had to devote most of his time to studying.  Even tough we didn't see each other much, it was awesome knowing that he was so close!  For those of you who don't know, after law school, we went into the JAG program in the military.  He served 2 tours overseas (long tours I might add), and he is now home.  Minus a weekend or 2 here and there to go do reserve training.  Last night we got the privlage of spending some time with him.  He seems so stinking happy right now and he looks like he is doing great!  We got to exchange stories and laughs and it was just an awesome time to get to spend with him.  I'm looking forward to coming back to visit again soon.  And I'm hoping to convince him that Lubbock is the place to be post SMU!

I'm overwhelmed with happiness and love in my life.  Despite glitches here and there, I think I've got a pretty sweet life!  I'm blessed with so much and am so grateful for all that I have in my life!  Fellow blogers, i blogg