Monday, May 30, 2011

One year.

We are no marriage experts but we’re building our resume, that’s for sure.  Our objective?  A good enough marriage.  Experience?  366 days.

Our education?  Great role models.

An executive summary:  I think we’ve learned that marriage is about whatever we want it to be about. We’ve learned that we make the rules in this agreement and that all things are negotiable. Somedays this marriage is about one person taking a back seat and the other stepping up to be the driving force and some days it’s about walking together in stride and still others it’s about our individual journeys. We have created this unit that is bigger than we are individually and we continue to define the parameters. In short, its fluid and somedays it looks like this:

But other days it looks like this:

The fine print:  Happy Birthday, Andy, Great visits with Mom, Dad, Uncle Mark, Mary Anne & Crew and, of course, Happy First Anniversary!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Now You Know & Knowing is Half the Battle!

We are headed to:

Melbourne, Fl!

So, as I said, knowing is half the battle.  Now, we will be on the hunt for some new digs and adding to our list of things to do and see in the South... stay tuned!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

We don't know where we're going.

We don't know where we're going.  As in, we're supposed to move in July and we don't know where we're moving to.  That means that we're approximately 60 days from moving and we don't know where that new place will be. 

This can be frustrating but I try to think exhilarating.  Because none of us know what is around the corner so we do the best with what we've got when we've got it.  And this weekend we've got Bend, OR!

We saw Sisters.

I know what most people see but all I could see was...

And in the end we found what we typically find... new scenes and a brewery!
A mixture of frustration and exhilaration!

Pilot Butte

Cove Palisades State Park.
So, until we know where we're going I guess we'll fill our time just like we did this past weekend.  Bring it on, Rockwell.

Monday, May 2, 2011

That's Life!

Andy and I exchange a new - not earth shattering - saying back and forth lately. "That's life" seems to be our best explanation for so much happening around us.

Two weeks apart concluded with a strange combination of run/walk/skip/gallop toward him at the airport. Kind of embarassing but that's life!

I missed a kickass Groupon for a furniture store that I really like. I could have the headboard that I have been wanting for only $50 but I missed it all because I'm pretty sure I was slightly sleeply still and the majority of my thoughts lately consist of "did I answer that email?" or "did I Tweet for that company?" Yeah, that's life .

We'll be moving again in about two months and we have no idea where we'll be moving to but I guess that's life!

This past weekend, we checked out the beautiful tulip fields outside of Woodburn, OR. It was quite a sight. Thousands of tulips set against the surreal backdrop of Mt. Hood. Little did we know what a big deal the coinciding festival was - It included carnival rides and a cow train.  I think we were about 30 years too young to be there without children but, hey, that's life!

We also drove to Eugene on Sunday because it was a beautiful day and we haven't been there yet. On our way we stopped for a glass of wine at Willamette Valley Vineyards and got two more Oregon Pinot Glasses (because we love them and they come with a tasting there!).  Somewhere between the wine, the sunny day and Prefontaine's Alma Mater, I realized I was on the Sunday drive that I hated as a child. You know, those Sundays when after church your parents jam all four children into a vehicle because "it's such a lovely day!"

Yup, one more item I can check off my list - becoming my parents.  Check!

Well, that's life, right?
This photo makes me laugh.  How real is that smile?
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