Well Tim and I made it three years. A lot has happened in 3 years and I love him more than I did the day I married him.
Here is a glimpse of the years:
Our first apartment was in North Arlington right by Hurricane Harbor. It was a great large apartment that we learned to love. I got my first real job at an office and we met our really good friends Mike and Heather there (Heather was one of my only friends). This job made life more manageable than my blockbuster job could offer. We took lots of weekend trips to South Texas and Louisiana to see family. We spent lots of time with our family and friends just handing out and going to fun events.
On our year anniversary we went down to College Station on the Friday spent time with Josh and Andrea and on the way back we took our time stopping at the Dr. Pepper Museum, outlet malls and random stops. On Sunday we went out to the Lake with some friends and hand fun tubing all day. In June this year I started working at the same company Tim works at PPG. This is when we became really good friends with Nick and Kelly. Tim decided to share them with me. Lots of good times with them. In July my brother got married and we all went on a cruise to Cozumel. Once we got back from the cruise we went and picked up the new additions to our family, Gracee and George 3. We got George when we were just dating and he died the July the first year we were married and then George 2 died while we were on our cruise. In the fall of this year we decided we wanted to get into a house so we started our search for a house. Just so happens the first house we went and looked at was the house we fell in love with. We got moved in by January 18th. Mamaw Hughes was diagnosed with the worst kind of Leukemia and started treatment. Cedar Pointe Church where Bill was pastoring and we were going to church decided to shut the doors. This is when we started going to Prince of peace. Tim started leading worship and getting more involved in the ministries. We found out in March of this year that Sarah and Rick were pregnant and were going to have a baby by the end of the year. Tim and I decided to start trying to get pregnant. In April Tim had knee surgery and was in recovery for 6 weeks.
Mike and Heather's baby Alexis was born July 3rd. We found out we were pregnant August 9th. My brother Josh graduated from Texas A&M and got commissioned in the Army as a 2nd Lt that same weekend in August. Amy started her first semester at A&M. In September after months of fighting and going into remission Mamaw passed away. We love and miss you Mamaw. On Tim's birthday in October we found out that we were having a boy. At the end of October Tim Schroeder in "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown" this is when we became good friends with Cody. Who TJ will call Uncle Cody. Piper Elizabeth was born on December 29th. Months of pregnancy in there of me getting bigger and bigger. TJ came exactly two weeks early weighing in at 8lbs 15oz and 20 inches long. Rick and Sarah got a job offer in Little Rock and after a while of thinking about it decided that is where God wanted them next. they moved at the end of April. Bill and Debra were offered a head Pastor job in Bentonville Arkansas and headed up there in May. My sister-in-law graduated from Texas A&M and they are now getting ready to move to New York on Josh's first assignment. We remodeled our bathrooms with new tile in shower and floor and new counter tops. This past weekend we went down to Fredericksburg where my grandparents live. They got to meet TJ for the first time along with my Aunt and Uncle and cousins. We spent some time out in Lukeinback, shopping and relaxing for the weekend. On the way back we stopped at Dublin, and got some Dr. Pepper.
Well that's the last three years of our lives. Full of fun times and hard times. We cherish our relationships with family and friends and look forward to the memories we are going to have this year. Even more fun ahead with TJ growing and developing like crazy.
I love you Tim! You are the greatest!