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Our house is such a mess!  I am not getting anything done around here because Piper still loves to be held all day.  She sleeps all night long for me but during the day she wakes up as soon as I put her down.  When she wakes up she just screams and screams so that leaves me holding her all day.  Really I enjoy it!  She looks at me and talks and laughs and smiles and it is just the sweetest thing!  I can’t get enough of her.  BUT my house work is piling up in mountains around us!  The dishes are the only thing that is being kept up with.  And they still don’t get done every single day.  Our dishwasher is still broken and so I just don’t get time to finish them most days.  The worst right now is the laundry, it is all clean but I have 5 loads sitting waiting to be folded.  Good luck finding a place to sit!

Tonight Blake jumped in and helped me get the kitchen clean!  He finished the dishes that I started last night and cleaned off all of the counter tops!  He even cleaned my 3 shelf cabinet that has been piled up so bad that everything falls off when you touch anything on it!  I have been hoping to get to that for months!  See I have proof of just how bad it was here.  Ok it had gotten even worse than that, but it is all nice and clean thanks to Blake!

Having him help me out like that just really meant a lot to me!  Especially since he will be working so much soon!  I am hoping that we can get this place under control so that way it won’t take too much each day to tidy up.  Thanks Babe!  I love you!

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This baby is a kickin’

I think I have one strong little girl inside me!   She kicks me like crazy.  She started kicked so hard on Friday that Blake was able to feel her kick for the first time.  It is so nice to be able to share those little things with him.  He loves it!  He just can’t get over feeling her inside me.  It is so neat.  He is so goofy too because I told him that she can recognize sounds now so he should talk to her.  He thinks he has to talk really loud and directly into my belly button like it will go through the umbilical cord.  What a weirdo!  He makes me laugh!  I love him!

101 Reasons I Love My Husband

Blake is the greatest!  This morning he let me sleep until almost noon (I have been having trouble sleeping), and when I woke he had cleaned the whole kitchen and done all the dishes.  I haven’t done any dishes since Monday so it was pretty messy.  It helped me feel so much better to try to make some food in a clean kitchen.  Thanks Babe, I love you!

101 Reasons I Love My Husband

Last night Blake spent the night filling out job applications.  He is just about to finish school for his EMT training and having to give his application to all the local fire departments.  He also had to fill out one for the Post Office because they want to interview him this week.  If all goes well he will work part time at both places until one becomes full time…which could be awhile. 

Anyway today we got up early to go to this interview for the Post Office.  I went with him because it was about an hour away even though the job would be local.  He was so stressed out trying to get ready, look professional, and make sure he had all the appropriate paper work.  We ot out the door with time to spare.  We stopped and to gas and he wound up getting it all over his hands.  Then we thought we missed our exit so he speed up a little to get around a slow car and passed a police car.  Luckily we didn’t get pulled over.  Blake accredits that to his slamming on the brakes and making a scared face.   

Finally we got where we were going and just when he started to calm down and go inside I started to gather his papers together.  Then I read the date he was to be there.  I was a little confused because I seldom know the date since I am at home all day.  I asked him what the date was.  We figured out that it was the 12th.  I started laughing uncontrollably out of sheer horror that I had to tell him that his interview is actually tomorrow.  We both laughed until we cried.  Finally I gathered enough breath to blurt out that this was a good practice run and I think we will do fine tomorrow.

We were both confused because last week when the paper came in the mail I just figured the 13th was Tuesday.  Blake just asumed I was right and let it be, even though he wrote the date a hundred times last night when he was filling out applications.  I forgot what date it was and just had it in my mind that it was Tuesday.

So in conclusion we drove an hour away for breakfast.

101 Reasons I Love My Husband

Because yesterday when I got home from work he had the whole house clean.  If you would have seen how bad it was after we came in and threw everything on the floor unpacked you would be amazed too.  I was so tired and it felt so nice to come home to everything so clean.  Also he started doing laundry and scrubbed the bathroom.  He was simply just trying to help out because last week I was so stressed before we left town because everything was such a mess.  I believe that I have the best husband there ever was!  Thanks Babe!

Oh yeah and he said he took my FlyLadyadvice and got completely dressed to his shoes and it really did help keep him moving and getting things done all day!

1 Year Ago

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I can say that I truly know what love is.  1 year ago I married the man of my dreams, my prince charming, my best friend.  We have had a wonderful first year and I look forward to many more years together.  I look forward to growing old with him and sharing our lives together. 

Blake,

My love goes out to you today!  I hope that you will always know how happy you make me.  Thank you for being the most wonderful husband a girl could ask for.  Thank you for always loving me the way you do.  Thank you for being the godly man that you are.  You are my rock.  Thank you for your dedication to me and your forgiving love.  Thank you for always encouraging me to be a godly woman.  You always hold me accountable and love me even at my worst.  You have shown me such great love!  I look forward to all the years ahead of us and all the things we will go through together!  
I love you!    

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101 Reasons I Love My Husband

Sunday I was not feeling too well.  Lets just say; cramps, mood swings, achy all over, bloated, give me chocolate or you are all dead…  I am sure you all know too well.  Anyhow the house needed cleaned.  My sweet hubby went right at it before I was even out of the shower.  he said I could just lay back down and he would take care of it.  Well nice as that sounds I just couldn’t.  I felt the impulse to make sure he was doing it my waytoo guilty to do that.  It was such a sweet gesture though!  Now before I go on let me remind you that he may be handsome, sweet, thoughtful, and helpful BUT he is taken.  Sorry girls he is all mine.  I had to remind everyone that before I went on because I know the next part will make every girl envious…

He even scrubbed the entire bathroom.  AND used my “green” idea to reduce chemicals; baking soda and lemon juice.  they do wonders together.  But this was so sweet considering that it is messy and he hates anything lemon. 

*For anyone wondering how my concoction worked, it did really well on the sink bowl, shower, and toilet.  It did really well on the tile too except that we had not had the grout sealed yet so we did have to use grout cleaner a bit.  I am hoping it works well on the grout after it is sealed because Chloe likes to lick the grout for some odd reason.