Thursday, September 27, 2012

Changes Along the Way

It has been quite a long time since I blogged... I'm pretty sure I lost all my readers, but rather than starting completely over I figured I'd start right where I left off. Well, kinda.  So in my hiatus I had gotten a new job, had my boyfriend deployed to Iraq, had my sister along with her 3 young boys move in with my parents and me, gotten engaged, planned a wedding in 6 months, got married, and moved 1700 miles away to start a life with the man of my dreams.

Needless to say, my crafting was put to a bare minimum. But I'm back on board, and since I'm currently an unemployed army wife, I've had LOTS of time to regain my creative bug. I just wanted to start off by sharing our story through photos of our wedding and travels to Texas. Then I'll begin to share all the adventures in craft - land I've been having :]

So it starts with this. Our engagement. He flew home on Christmas Eve. (After just finishing a deployment in Iraq). An hour after he landed, we were on our way to my Aunt's. Before walking into the house filled with my giantic family, he "realized" that he left the camera in the car (totally planned) and walked me back to the front yard to get it from the backseat. As he grabs the camera and closes the door, he kneels down, opens the camera bag to get the ring from it, and proposes.
Well, clearly I say YES! And now full of tears and joyfull anxiety, I had to face the 32 family members inside.
The next morning we were off on our 3 hour drive to visit his family. The next few days will packed and went VERY quickly. 
And a week later he left. The next time I would see him would be two days before the wedding.

 Let's just say that was an interesting 6 months.

But it was all worth it to have such a beautiful day. A day full of excitement for the future, as well as complete sadness to be leaving my family and friends behind for a few years. But after two long years of being away from my boyfriend, he was now my husband, and we could finally begin to have a 'normal' life again.

 We got married on June 30th. And by July 5th we were on our way to the desert, aka, our new home.

View from our hotel room in Little Rock
chuckin' along...  
And slowly it became less and less green around us. After driving on a road with absolutly nothing, going 75 mph, for 2 straight hours, without sight of a gas station or rest area (something straight out of the horror movies) we got to our destination.

Hello El Paso. Let's see what this side of the country has in store for us...

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