Our “Wooden” Anniversary

Friday, October 24, 2008 at 9:25 pm (Fun Times, Get outta town!, Love Sweet Love)

James and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on the 18th. We spent the afternoon at a corn maze and pumpkin patch in the booming town of Southwest City, Missouri, which is about 45 minutes away. (Please note: Southwest CITY has a population of 917 people. Insert your own witty comment here.) We had a lot of fun just being together in the great outdoors. During our trek through the 7 acre corn maze we ran into my sister and her family. Small world, yes? It was fun to see the nieces and watch them go down the big roller slide (see pics). Anyway, we had a great afternoon and then went here for dinner. And I ate the following for dessert. It is one of the greatest desserts known to man. And. I. ate. almost. an. entire. slice. myself. Shut up. I’m pregnant.

Here are some fun pics of the day. Somehow I missed getting a pic of my oldest niece going down the slide. 😦 Notice the intense look of concentration on James’ face as he goes down the slide. He was seriously trying to get as much speed as possible. And yes, I too went down the slide but it wasn’t bumpy or anything. My sister assured me it was safe enough so-after much consideration I went for it! You might be able to tell from the picture that  I (unlike my hubby) was trying to not go too fast. But that was for Parker’s sake, not mine. We plan on taking him here next year.







We had a really great day and we’ve had a wonderful 5 years! I love you Baby!!!


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Our Big News…

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 9:27 pm (Beauty, Fun Times, Love Sweet Love, Murmurs from the Future, Oh Baby!)


Coming Early January 2009.

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May Your Heart Find Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 12:44 pm (Beauty, Love Sweet Love)

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” 

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”   

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.                                                         

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Sweet Leah

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 10:41 pm (Beauty, Love Sweet Love)

I just wanted to put up a quick snapshot of Leah, our newest niece. There will be more later but this will have to do for now. Isn’t she beautiful? I can’t wait to use my new camera on her!sept-nov-07-109.jpg 

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Simply Beautiful

Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 12:27 am (Beauty, Big Business, Fun Times, Love Sweet Love)

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More Wedding Pictures!

Friday, October 19, 2007 at 1:29 pm (Fun Times, Love Sweet Love)

Thank you again Fran! Here’s 3 more pictures! I’ll bet you never realized just how HOT my husband is…but really, I don’t understand why you couldn’t tell from this picture! Honestly, some people have no vision what-so-ever.

By the way, did I mention to you that I absolutely LOVED my wedding? BEST DAY EVER! Well, now you know!







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Four years

Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 5:41 pm (Fun Times, Love Sweet Love)

ago today I surprised the man I was marrying with this song during our wedding. Unfortunately, I can’t sing but fortunately for others I know it. However, I can play a bit of piano…so a friend sang as I played and my love stood watching and shocked nearby. I’ve always hated playing the piano in public but made this exception for him. The song may be a bit sappy but it all came from the heart. Writing was nothing new to me but I had never before put my words to music. I guess I just needed some inspiration. Lucky for me it came in the form of Edward James Nixon IV. So, in case you weren’t there…here’s a bit from our wedding day…

From the first time I saw you and I looked into your eyes
I could see your soul behind them, and then I realized
That this dream that I’d been chasing; this love I couldn’t find
was standing right before me, speaking the words that were in my mind
And we were made for this moment
when time is standing still
holding on together
we know what we will weather
but through it all remains
our forever love.
In my dreams I can picture just how our life will be
no, we won’t be rich or famous but that’s alright with me
Just a hard-working man, standing by his faithful wife
first a child then another
now a father and a mother
I’m sure the years will go by quickly and steady we’ll remain
giving thanks to the Good Lord and enjoying our new names…
hearing “Grandma and Grandpa, can you tell us ’bout your life?”
and then we’ll share our little story
of a husband and his wife.

Jamey-Thank you for being my husband and the man who makes my dreams come true. I don’t know how it’s possible but I love you more today than I did 4 years ago. I love that we still have our whole lives ahead of us. Here’s to you and me babe!


October 18, 2003

(Unfortunately, I couldn’t find our wedding CD of pictures so this shot will have to do. This is one of those annoying things about living in an apartment…I never fully unpacked so it’s hard to find anything! Oh well…my smile might be a bit goofy but it definitely portrays how insanely happy I was…and thanks to James…still am!)

UPDATE: 2 more pictures…thanks Fran!!!



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