Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hubs and I are celebrating SIX years of being hubs and wife!

Hubs and I have had a busy weekend and have a busy week ahead so it just wasn't practical to go anywhere special. We went to an early breakfast at Ihop before church and discussed how much differently we would have done our wedding. Both of us would have changed so much, but both of us are overjoyed that we won't have to do that again. We also talked about how much has changed in six years. One of my brothers had just graduated from high school - now he is married and going to be a father in just a few short weeks! The other brother was about to start high school - so young. But, we were so young, too. It's fun to see how much we have changed in the years together.

After breakfast we went to church to listen to one of my new favorite preachers, Carey Hardy. Really great stuff. The rest of the day has been spent running errands, doing chores working, and catching a little of the British Open.

We are ending our anniversary with the kickoff to the young marrieds small group at our church. It's fun to think that SIX years ago, we were joining a small group as the newly married couple and now we are getting involved in a group where we have been married the longest.

I wasn't sure how I would feel about an anniversary without the fun that we normally have. However, it has been a wonderful day together, savoring the blessing of our marriage. I'm not saying it is the easiest or the most perfect marriage. I know we haven't figured it all out yet and I'm sure there will be challenges to come. It takes a lot of forgiveness and the desire in each of us to become more like Christ. Despite the hard times, I can't imagine life without my partner, my best friend, my godly leader, and the one I love.

Happy SIX to us.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

St Louis Site: Fitz's Bottling Company

So, it's been a while. Again. I guess just get used to it. It's obvious I'm not going to ever blog as frequently as I once did.

We've been in St. Louis over one year and I have this to say. Summer is not my favorite. Last summer was HOT and everyone said it was unusually hot. This year, it is HOT. Ransom has take to this pose under the ceiling fan to keep cool:

In other news, we did a little project in the house that I will post about tomorrow. My mom came for a visit! And we sold our car. To celebrate, we took mom to Fitz's Bottling Company for root beer floats. After seeing the size of these floats, Hubs and I decided to split while mom decided on a root beer shake. The great thing about splitting was that they put them in two separate cuts for us. It was a good call to split, because although I know I could have definitely put down an entire float on my own, I definitely should not.

We hope to go there again sometime and try their food. We also just got ordinary root beer floats, but they have all sorts of different options. Afterwards, we walked around "The Loop," which is the area of town Fitz's is located in. A little different of an area - interesting shops and people, not necessarily my area of choice but fun for eating.

Come visit. If not to see us, to have a root beer float at Fitz's!