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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Remembering 2008, and putting hope in 2009.

Well, 2008 was a good year and a bad year. Aren't they all, though? Here are just some of the biggest things that stood out in my mind from the year.

It has definitely been a very emotional year health-wise. At the end of 2007 I was diagnosed with endometriosis, which started off my 2008 by taking monthly shots of Lupron treatment that put me into menopause for 6 months. After that ended in June, things just seemed to get more frustrating and confusing from there. My body is doing things right now that no one really understands, which has resulted in me being tested for an abundance of possibilities. We're not really sure what's going on at this point, but I have faith and hope for 2009 to bring answers and great health.

In June I finally got married! It was incredibly exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and fun - all rolled into one! And if I'm going to talk about my wedding at all, I must mention my mother. The whole thing simply would not have happened without her. She was an incredibly patient and loving mother who helped put together an amazing day while dealing with a tired, stressed out, menopausal bride!! Yes, she is amazing.

Followed by my wedding, I got to spend a week on an amazing honeymoon. Mike and I took a Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean and it was so much fun! I loved getting to spend a week of vacation with my best friend, and I still miss that trip every day.

On October 31st my very first nephew, Solomon Priest, came into the world!! He was an absolutely wonderful addition to my two adorable nieces that I already had. I love him so very much and can't wait to watch him continually grow up and become cuter every day!

Without a doubt, the absolutely best thing that happened in 2008 was that I got to marry my very best friend. I don't care how cheesy it sounds, this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have loved being able to live with my best friend and no longer having to say goodbye to each other at night. He has been my rock during this year and I probably wouldn't have made it out alive without him. I love sharing all of my moments with him and continually look forward to all the ones that are to come.

As I said, it was a good year and a bad year, but they all are. I greatly look forward to 2009 and all the wonderful and challenging things that it will bring.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Project 365 #46

December 19th - A pretty sunset in Edmond.

December 20th - A collage I had made of pictures from our honeymoon.

December 21st - My new favorite candle, and it's only like $3 at Wal-Mart!

December 22nd - Ever wondered what $88 in pennies looked like? Well now you know!

December 23rd - An evening of Christmas light looking with Mike.

December 24th - Christmas Eve baking.

December 25th - Mike and I on our first married Christmas with our favorite presents from each other. His was his new mystery novel and Kenny Mayne sports book. Mine was definitely my Cottonwood Spa gift card!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Project 365 #45

December 12th - Just more lab work.

December 13th - Our apartment phase "adopted" a family for Christmas. These are the presents Mike and I got for one of the little girls.

December 14th - I made the hub's a Resse's cake to celebrate our 6 months of marriage.

December 15th - I just love this display outside of the Apple Store. It's Santa with an iPod Touch.

December 16th - I also love Mike's shirt that he wears to work during the holiday season. It just cracks me up!

December 17th - We treated ourselves to Sonic on my 1 year anniversary of being diagnosed with endometriosis. Trust me, I/we deserved it. haha!

December 18th - So, so good!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Project 365 #44

December 5th - I love my winter welcome sign.

December 6th - Crafting.

December 7th - We helped the Connell's pick out their Christmas tree! And you can ask Eric yourself why he's on the ground... haha!

December 8th - Our very first Christmas tree!

December 9th - The first snow! But this is pretty much all it was.

December 10th - We put Christmas lights up in our window. It's pretty much all you can do with an apartment.

December 11th - Love my winter door hanger!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Project 365 #43

November 28th - Mike passed out after working Black Friday.

November 29th - I've been sick for about two weeks straight and the hubs came home with this as a surprise to try and help my sore throat.

November 30th - One of our first signs of winter this season: freezing rain!

December 1st - I feel like I owe these two things a great deal of gratitude for their role in my life this past week. haha!

December 2nd - Mike's now #1 thing on his Christmas list...a red plaid hat with two LED lights in the top... *lol*

December 3rd - I am finally on Eclipse!

December 4th - Stopping for a treat during our Christmas shopping.