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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2 years

Yesterday marked 2 wonderful years of being married to the most amazing man in the world.

I had full intentions on writing yesterday, but boy oh boy was Lyla Rae in a mood! I would feed her, change her, burp her, hold her, play with her and the SECOND I put her down she would scream her lungs out. There was even one point where she was so furious that a scream couldn't even escape her little mouth! I think that this is partially due to the fact that we have had SO much company since she was born and she has been  held so much of the time that when it is just me and her and life MUST go on, she flips out! So needless to say we didn't get much done yesterday-but we did make it up to Jeff's office to surprise him. (I think the surprise was more intended for me-I needed to get out of the house!)

Anyways, yesterday was our 2 year anniversary! Sometimes I cannot believe that we have been married that long and other days it seems like we have been married forever ( I mean that in a good way:)) The truth is, I love being married. I think it is one of the greatest blessings of all time. And I know that it is because I have found an amazing GODLY husband! I could not imagine my life without Jeff and I look forward to many more anniversaries with him.

While our actual anniversary day was spent at home with Lyla, we did get to celebrate twice this weekend. It started Friday when a church friend of ours offered to watch Lyla for a few hours while we went out. This was my first time to leave her (other than the one time I left her with Jeff for an hour-more on that another time ha!) Jeff and I went to lunch and ran a few errands and then to look for furniture. We decided this year, since we couldn't really go anywhere, that we would make a big purchase for the house-we decided on bedroom furniture! We looked several places in town and finally decided on a set that we LOVED! It should be here in two weeks...I am pumped! It was amazing to be out with Jeff! We talked the entire day and had such a great time! I was so thankful for the few hours away from the house-  I am beginning to feel like myself again! I must admit that there was a moment in Toys R Us (we had to return something) when I heard a baby crying and I teared up missing my sweet girl! That's when it was time to go home!

Saturday, my parents decided to come back out to Mississippi. Sunday was my mom's 50th birthday

(sorry for revealing your age mom!) She said all she wanted was to come out to see us and see her sweet grandbaby. We were so excited to welcome them back. I know it is so hard on both our parents to be so far away from Lyla! Mom all but demanded that we go out for our anniversary that night so she could babysit. We didn't refuse. We decided to spice it up a bit and go to Hattiesburg (which is like an hour away) where the starbucks and target are. We had gotten several gift cards to Target so we took those with us. It was the perfect evening again with my guy! We went to eat at TGIFridays (we don't have one near us, so it was nice to eat somewhere different), shopped at Target, got dessert at Krispy Kreme and Starbucks. I love spending time with Jeff (especially when it involves a starbucks!)

Thanks for babysitting Gammie!

Papa is in love!

After 2 years, I am still so in love with you Jeff. You are an amazing husband and it has been one of the greatest joys of my life seeing you with our daughter. There are so many things I love about you. You are a great spiritual leader for our little family, you make me laugh, you are such a terrific helper around the house, your walk with the Lord is genuine and you encourage me to seek HIM with all my heart! I cannot wait to spend forever with you!!!

July 25, 2009

July 24, 2011


  1. so sweet!!! happy anniversary to y'all!! and, i'm so proud of was MONTHS before i could leave libbi (which was way too long!) i should have done it much earlier - for me, for jeffrey, and for her! so good for you for making your relationship with jeff a priority!!

  2. congratulations & happy anniversary!