Wednesday, November 18, 2009

4 Years!!

Today is our FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! I can't believe its been four years. In honor of our anniversary I've written Our Love Story posted on my other blog.

We have a unique story... so if you have some time head on over to read it. Be warned that it is VERY LONG! I did not want to leave out many details as it is our story... from my point of view. I have a feeling Joe's version would be no longer than a paragraph or two!

I am so lucky to have Joe as my husband. He is absolutely perfect for me. He is the best husband and best dad I could have ever wanted!


Thanks for giving me four wonderful years. We've grown so much and I love you more today than the day that I married you! I am so excited to see what the future has in store for us. I know together we can conquer anything! I absolutely love you to the core! Thanks for being so wonderful!! I love you so much!!

Love, your wifey

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Land of the Free

On this Veterans Day I can't help but think of those in my life who have dedicated part of their lives to serving our country.

This is a picture of my Grandma and Papa sometime around 1946. My Papa was a member of the Navy and fought in World War II. My grandma was just 16 when the love of her life (just a boy of 18 himself) left to fight for our country. For two years they faithfully wrote letters back and forth and expressed their love for eachother. The letters are now a family treasure. My Papa died when i was in high school, we flew to Illinoise to attend his funeral where his coffin was draped with an american flag and there was a 21 Gun Salute in his honor. I still have one of the casings of the bullets from that day. He left me me his railroad keys from his many years on the railroad and his bible which is one of my most prized possessions. He was such an amazing grandpa and I miss him dearly. I'm so happy that he is able to be with my grandma in heaven now. My grandma passed on before I was born. From the stories I hear she was an amazing woman too... she gave me my mom and for that alone I'll always love her!
Above is a picture of my amazing husband!! Oh how I love him so much!! Joe was a member of the Utah National Guard from 1999 to 2006. During that time he spend 2 years deployed, 1 year of that being in Ramadi, Iraq. Joe called me nearly EVERYDAY while he was away, my phone was glued to my hand and i would drop ANYTHING to hear his voice. It was such a stressful time having him over there, but we grew together so much becuase of it!
Since our 4 year anniversary is one week from today (Nov 18) I see it fitting to write our love story in the next post.
(brace yourself ... its going to be a long post :))

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Kaya Lexi Stella Landon

So I've lost my camera cord and I have no way of taking pictures until I find it or get a new one... that explains my lack of posts. No one likes a post without pictures.. or at least I don't like posting without pictures.

Here is a picture of the Utah cousins on Halloween. They all looked darling and had lots of fun and got way too much candy!! (Link was a little Lion but was not in this picture, but looked adorable!)

Stella's face sums up how much she loved Halloween!! She was the cutest witch I've ever seen! More pictures to follow... one of these days!