At the Capitol

Hey remember that time we went on vacation last month? Yeah me too. I'm just getting around to posting more photos! Oops! After spending most of our vacation in the Smokies, we finished out the trip by visiting my family in DC. I hadn't been to see everyone up there in 3 years! That's way to long in my book! My family used make the 14 hour trek from Florida to visit twice a year. I loved it. It was so different visiting without the rest of my family this time and with my husband. I guess that means I grew up or something. Anyway, since our trip was short we decided just to go to the Capitol for an afternoon. Though I've been twice a year since I was a baby, Jonathan only went a time or two during grade school. Poor little public school kid. Haha. We went to the new International Spy museum (which was awesome), the Library of Congress and the Lincoln Memorial. Ah, we love adventuring.

The Library of Congress is one of my favorite places in DC. Oh, the architecture! My grandmother actually worked there for a little while!

The Lincoln Memorial is one of my favorites. I love to stand on the steps and look across the pool to the Washington Monument. Unfortunately, the pool was under some kind of construction so it wasn't as pretty as I remembered.

After a long afternoon of sightseeing and sweating, my sweet cousins met us for dinner. They are hillarious. I really wish we all lived closer! Alas! 

Well, that's about it folks! I'm currently recovering from a wonderful weekend full of friends and family. Seriously, why can't all the people I love live in the same town? Boo. However, my sweet sissy just moved to college about 30 minutes from our place! Her first day of class is today! Now I just have to get the rest of them here...

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Two Years Together

Photo credit - T2 Photography


Two years! I can't believe it. I'm so incredibly thankful that I get to share my life with such a wonderful man. I am so blessed. Our life isn't perfect and neither is our marriage, but we are learning and growing together. I have a man who loves me well and is an example to me of how Christ loves the Church. I have been so blown away by his sacrificial love this past year. With all the changes that have come our way, he has been my rock. He always reaffirms that we're a team, we're in this together, that he loves me and will always take care of me. He is an exceptional man. He is wise, passionate, loving, strong, godly, hard-working, faithful and influential - just to name a few attributes. I'm head over heels. I just love being his wife. Proverbs 18:22 says, "Find a good spouse, you find a good life - and even more: the favor of God!" I have more than just a good spouse; I have an extraordinary one.

I can't wait to find out where the Lord will lead us this next year. I'm so glad I get to journey through life with you, my love! I love you more today than I ever have.

Happy 2nd Anniversary.


Meet Sammy

This is Samantha, or Sammy for short. She is my family's new German Shepherd. They got her about a week ago. I couldn't wait to go home and meet her this past week! She is such a sweet natured little puppy. I loved watching my little siblings play with her in the front yard. However, I have to admit that I'm so jealous. I don't just love doggies, I lurve them. Cats, no. Dogs, yes!!! It just so happens that a German Shepherd is exactly the kind of dog Jonathan and I want someday. Oh well! :) Until we do get a little pup of our own, I will enjoy coming home to visit Sammy.

Sammy has already mastered the game of fetch. :)

Welcome to the fam Sammy! We love you already!