Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings

Just when we think we figured things out, God throws us a curveball. 
So, we have to improvise. We find happiness in unexpected places. 
We find ourselves back to the things that matter the most. 
God has a funny way of doing that. 
Sometimes it just His way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong. 
I know, I'm exactly where I belong. God's timing is always perfect.

Stu and I  just arrived in New Jersey a few days ago and we are already falling in love with our surroundings. It has been an amazing journey thus far, and it is only the beginning. We are blessed that God has chosen us to make this journey. We pray that He will keep our hearts and minds focused on Him through out our future together. We are so solid in our love and commitment for each other and are excited to take these next steps hand-in-hand.

We have always said that we would bloom where ever we are planted…
and here we are laying the seeds.

Each day I feel stronger and every day more excited about what the future holds for us. With Stu's passion, excellence, and  ambition in what he does every day, I'm sure we will go far. He is the most amazing man I have ever met. He ALWAYS has a smile on his face and a positive attitude, no matter his circumstances. He always strives to be the best, never turns down an opportunity to learn something new,  and constantly looks for way to improve himself as a man of God, a soon-to-be husband, a pilot, and a friend. Can you tell I'm obsessed with this man? ;) Throughout our travels we have quickly come to realize that we must be able to count on each other, lean on each other, and balance each other. Which I think we do an excellent job of all the above. :)

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. 
I love where I am and I am blessed to be here. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

the travel

Many the Miles....

Leaving Altus, OK
7 hrs 3 mins / 428.28 miles

Arriving at Del Rio, TX
our storage unit = chaos

this is my sweet boy

for there was no room for them at the Inn....so they stayed at a Motel 6

drive-thru Subway!
enjoying the beginning of summer lounging by the pool!
THANK YOU to the Jones Family for welcoming us into their home!

motorcycle ride on the Green Hottness! woo!

took a ride to Eagle Pass for lunch
we are just too cute together!
The Drive to Goodyear, AZ

12 hrs 46 mins / 875.45 miles

Welcome to Arizona!

My brother and I,
with our dark hair companions ;)

found time to wash the Tahoe, the Hoe is a dirty girl =) haha!

because we are AWESOME we went for a HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE!

We had a great time floating through the air...

Thank you to my G-Phi sisters for making this memory possible!

God is good! We are so blessed!

On the road again! Leaving AZ and heading back to Del Rio, TX
ANOTHER .... 12 hrs 46 mins / 875.45 miles

Leaving Del Rio, TX driving to Meridian, MS to see The Shirley Family

13 hrs 46 mins / 869.16 miles

saying goodbye to Mississippi, and hello to Alabama!

2 hrs 17 mins / 146.68 miles

hanging out with Robbie and Joanna!

spent the night at Pope AAF in Fayetteville, N. Carolina
8 hrs 20 mins / 522.43 miles

Welcome to New Jersey!!!
8 hrs 12 mins / 485.99 miles

Home Sweet Home! McGuire, AFB in New Jersey