Tuesday, October 10, 2006
My how life changes you.....
This picture was taken at the old historic "Mission Inn" in Riverside, CA. We used this wonderfully romantic location for an opportunity to take some engagement pictures back in November of 2003. Seems like yesterday that I fell in love with my main man!!! I love you Randy!!!
This is yet another picture at one of our favorite fountain gardens at the Inn. We actually used this photo as the cd cover for our wedding cd that many of you received at our wedding.
This was the morning after Randy proposed to me!!!! Look, we are both glowing!!!
Outside the hotel where I stayed the night Randy proposed. This was right before we flew out together to Nashville for me to attend a conference. What happy times!!!!
Randy and I taking off from our wedding reception in grand style!!!!! I still can't believe you pulled this off Randy. What a fairytale!!!!
Randy & I on our way to the summit of Mt. Whitney in California. We've had so many great adventures.
One of my first attempts at skiing when Randy & I were dating. By the looks of this picture you'd think I was a pro.......HA HA!!!
Being romantic under the mushroom at the water slides at Lake Chelan. We'll always be kids at heart.
Randy took me into a simulator during those first days of dating.....what fun to see what my pilot guy does for a living.
Tubing fun with the nieces and nephews at Confluence State Park. We may have both twisted our backs up during this trip, but it sure was fun........HIT IT!!!!!!
Tonight I was sitting next to Little Bug's bed and his little eyes were swollen shut and I had a moment of tears and I laid my head on his chest and I wondered what had happened to our life??? I began to think of all the many, many fun memories that Randy and I have shared over the past 8 years and I had to smile. I wiped away my tears and I picked up Connor's hand and grasped it in mine and I began to tell him story after story of the wonderful adventures that his daddy and I had had!! After a while, I decided to pull out the computer and look at some pictures and when I did, I knew I had to share them with all of you.
You see, Randy & I haven't always been so worried and concerned. To be honest, we were as carefree as they come. Going place to place and adventuring the world with great ease!! We've seen things that would literally take my breath away and we have done things that even our families don't believe sometimes. We laughed so much and we've enjoyed our life together. Who would have known that our life would take such a drastic change. Circumstances have a way of stopping you in your tracks and changing your direction, but one thing I have realized is that it is not bad. It is just different. Our hearts have been expanded in ways that we never thought possible and that is a miracle. Becoming parents has been the greatest adventure yet and I can honestly say that I can hardly wait to post pictures on this blog of Connor and our growing little baby in backpacks enjoying all these fun things with us. We always knew from the moment that Randy & I knew we would be husband and wife that we were meant to be a family, not just the two of us!! With Connor it made three and now with our little unborn child on the way, it will make four. Our family is growing and so are we.
It was good tonight to come to these realizations in my heart. We will not always be sad and have tears in our eyes. We will adventure again, and it is going to be fantatstic....I personally can't wait!!!!