Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wedding! :o)

I know most of you have already seen these photos because they are on my facebook. However, I thought I would still post some here. I know it has been awhile, other than my post from 2 minutes ago, since I have blogged. Life has been crazy, full and blessed. This day for us was amazing and I can't believe it has already been four months almost. Wow, time sure does fly! I haven't entirely figured out why, but I love this first photo. It is odd, but captures what's needed :o)

Liam helped walk me down the isle along with my dad. It was a precious moment (no pun intended), even though the sun was in Liam's eyes and he kept blocking his face with his arm. This whole day came together quite nicely for us and we couldn't have imagined anything better. We both wanted every single person to be able to join in our celebration. However, a nice small, intimate wedding was what both of us longed for. We loved the idea of getting married under the tree in my parents' yard. Keeping everything simple and uncomplicated made things much less stressful for us. About the only thing that we were worried about was whether or not Josh was even going to make it home for the wedding. His boss made it difficult, but he was there and that's all that matters. It was a great day! :o)

This photo of the unity candle both of us absolutely adore. If you look closely, you can see that the candle was lit. However, right after this picture was taken, the flame blew out. Our photographer was quite with his fingers to get the shot. We love that it shows the candle and the flame. When we have the money, we hope to get this printed off and hung up as a reminder for us both. Life has a way of taking over and sometimes a little reminder is all you need.

This is my family! And I love them dearly!

Oh Life.....

So things with the Thompson's have been nothing but crazy lately! I have been working on my senior project that I have to finish in order to graduate. Since my gpa is high enough, I was able to choose to do a creative project. I decided to take on writing one of the books that I had started a few years ago. It has been a frustrating process nonetheless because of the advisor that I have; however, it is almost done! I just emailed off my final draft of the piece today and should, hopefully, hear something soon. If there are revisions that need to be made then I will go through and make those changes and turn the completed piece in by Friday the 18th. As long as it passes then I have four classes to take next semester and I will graduate in May! :o) Yea! Finally!

I have to say that I am thankful for God and his timing. Sometimes I struggle with it (Josh and I are trying desperately not to struggle with it right now), but today was quite the blessing. My best friend from elementary, middle and high school, Heather, came back into my life today. She is home for the holidays visiting her family and asked if we could get together for some coffee. We chatted for four hours today. To make a long story short, we both had a hand in pushing each other away about eleven years ago. Things were tough in my life and she didn't know how to handle it. Then because she was pushing me away, I pushed her away. Anyway, over the four hours we have both realized that our lives have been going much the same way and have included a lot of the same things. I have been in desperate need of a Christian female friend. Josh and I had just been talking about this and now here we are :o)

Liam has been growing and learning so much! He is still at the YMCA daycare and loves it there. He was moved up to the 5 yr old room, even though he is only 4. They had too many 4 yr olds and needed to move some up. They thought Liam was a good candidate and boy were they right! He was not being challenged enough in the 4's, so his behavior was suffering. He was acting out because he was bored. Now in the 5's he is learning something new every day and his behavior has drastically changed. Of course, he has his days, but what child doesn't?

I have been trying to work on being grateful and appreciative for everything that we have, even the little things. It is a work in progress and a daily reminder that sometimes we just need to wait.