Met a guy. He was deployed 8 months later. I waited. He proposed. I said YES! August 24, 2013 :) This is our story <3

A photo from our Washington trip. It’s just Huey and I right now. Taylor is out of town training for 3 weeks. I don’t know what I’d do without Huey.

Crab, muscles, and clams all caught earlier today for dinner tonight. Life is great :) Taylor and I are on vacation in Washington visiting his family. It’s nice being here, relaxing. Mostly we’ve been out on the boat and just enjoying the time with the family. Being here reminds me how lucky I am. If it weren’t for my amazing husband I’m not sure I would have had all of these experiences. Thank you baby, for everything. You make me the happiest girl in the world.

Happy Father’s Day Taylor :) 

He’s gone again for two weeks. It’s only the first day though. I hate thinking about eight months next year. I was upset at myself this morning because I haven’t been doing anything but instigating arguments with him since yesterday. I physically and emotionally distanced myself knowing that I would hate myself for it later. Sure enough, this morning after dropping him off I regretted not sitting closer on the couch, not laughing at his jokes and not reaching for him. I guess I thought that maybe if we weren’t getting along then it would be easier to say goodbye. It wasn’t. Thankfully I have an amazing husband. He came back home with a borrowed car just to comfort me. 

He was gone 8 weeks and I visited him on weekends but I still missed him. It’s nice seeing him home after I get home from school and making dinner for him and going to bed with him. I had the best weekend with him. On Saturday we went on hike that leads to a small lake where we all went swimming. Huey loves the water and I’m sure he’d swim all day if we stayed that long. We watched We’re the Millers later that day. SO funny! Yesterday he had the day off so we also spent the day together. We had a lunch date at Rubios, his first time there! I love Rubios :) We went to a few thrift stores and I found some books. One book on New Zealand; I’m going to start planning our vacation :)

We started reading the Love Dare together! I started over because it was a little too easy to do while he was away from home. We’re on day 3 :)

But the thoughtful nature of love teaches you to engage your mind before engaging your lips. Love thinks before speaking. It filters words through a grid of truth and kindness.
The Love Dare
Day 4

Love is not selfish. Think of your significant other in everything you do. Consider them in all your decisions and don’t do anything because you’re expecting something in return. I think this is a good one to keep in mind for everything. I was selfish today in a few things I did but I was also able to be less selfish in another thing I did. It was definitely a hard one. Along with this dare I kept the last two in mind too. I feel a lot more at ease already with these dares. Talking to my husband is easier when I can keep these things in mind and we have been having a lot more pleasant conversations. How are you doing with it?

The kind husband or wife will be the one who greets first, smiles first, serves first, and forgives first. They don’t require the other to get his or her act together before showing love. When acting from kindness, you see the need, then make your move. First.
The Love Dare
Rather, love determines to show thoughtful actions even when there seems to be no reward.
The Love Dare