He has the best smooshy sleepy face. This is from our road trip last weekend.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
10 years. One decade. A lifetime or more to some. A fraction of time to others.
I remember so vividly that day ~ where I was at what I was doing and the overwhelming terror and sadness I felt when I realized that it was not an accident as the second plane stuck. I also remember the fear and uncertainty in following days, weeks, months and even years.
It was 6 years later that I took this picture and wrote down here what I was feeling.
I sat down several times yesterday to write about it and couldn't. My words weren't and aren't enough to convey my feelings or do justice to those who lost loved ones. So, instead of writing a blog post I spent yesterday with my heart both heavy and happy as I enjoyed the day with my family. I played with my kids and hugged them close. I kissed my husband. I lived. I made new memories to associate with date 9/11 ~ happy memories. Memories not to erase what happened 10 years ago, but memories to remind me that I have a life to be thankful for and that I should live it to the fullest each day.
I am linking this picture up with The Paper Mama Photo Challenge this week. Stop by and see the other great pictures.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Six years ago, on a Friday just like this, we officially became The Lungos. It was a beautiful Seattle fall day with rain (of course) in the morning and a gorgeous sunset that night. Surrounded by friends and family we love, we made a commitment to each other. For me, it is a promise stronger and more binding than any other.
And it has been a great six years. I am not saying that it has always been smooth sailing or easy, because it hasn’t. We have tested our relationship, our patience and our marriage with children and sleepless nights; with moving to a different state and living with my parents while we sold our house; with buying a new house and moving while expecting another child - but through all that and more, it has been great.
We have built a life TOGETHER. We have amazing children that we are raising TOGETHER. We have weathered tough times TOGETHER. And here we are, with six years of marriage and almost ten years as a couple under our belts and we are still TOGETHER. And all of those things make my heart happy.
So here’s a Happy and Sappy 6th Anniversary to my amazing, fantastic, hottie of a husband! I am blessed to wake up to you every day and I love you more with each passing year. Six down and at least sixty more to go!
More awesome pictures (by my awesome brother-in-law) of our wedding are here.