Monday, June 8, 2015

7 Years With My Best Friend

Seven years ago today I said "I do" to my best friend in front of all our family and friends.  It's hard to believe that 7 years ago we started this journey of marriage.  I have learned so much since then and am so glad we are seven years into it :)  

We celebrated yesterday since Sunday is the only day my husband can't work and I knew that's the best chance at seeing him I would get.  I'm thinking I probably won't be seeing him until July sometime, except for Sundays!

He chose the beginning of our celebration by target practicing down at the river.

I got a blue glass bottle and a toilet.  Yes, a toilet.  Apparently someone thinks the river is a good place to dump a toilet.

 Then we did a traveling supper.  We went to Applebee's for appetizers.
 Pulled pork Nachos
 Srirracha Shrimp

Our main dish was at a new Italian restaurant in town.  It was absolutely delicious and came highly recommended.

 My handsome date  
 Then we went to the local zoo and walked around awhile.

 About the biggest animal this zoo has is buffalo.  They do have a mountain lion, emu, and some lemurs.  It's very small town, but their landscaping and flowers are the most impressive I would say.  I should have taken more pictures of that.
Then we had to do ice cream for dessert, of course.  We were going to do more of a sit down place, but the weather started looking pretty bad so we grabbed ice cream for the ride home to get ahead of the super cell.  

We are looking forward to what year #8 has to bring!  We give God all the glory and feel so blessed!

Friday, June 5, 2015

May Instagram & More

I am seriously slacking!  I thought I had more than three pictures on Instagram this month!  I guess I have been too busy to try and remember to break out the camera.

My mom and dad came out May 1-3 to visit.  She handed me a box and said it was from Travis...  I definitely was not expecting this!  Samples of dishwasher detergent that he got at an appliance repair class he went to.  This should last me 2 years!  2 years of not having to buy dishwasher detergent?  I'll take it!

A little tip that I wanted to pass along.  When picking out a watermelon, forget the knocking thing.  Look for a yellow belly and lots of "trail" marks.  These markings come from bees and other insects that can tell which melons are the best.  This has worked for me every time since I learned this trick!

We have been having quite a bit of storms in our area.  This was the sky right after a thunderstorm.  It was so beautiful... as if to say "I'm sorry I just dumped another 3 inches of rain on you... I know you still haven't planted your soybeans and now you will have to replant your corn.  Please forgive me!"  God sure knows how to paint the sky, doesn't He?

The rest of May was filled up with a wedding in Chicago for Jacob's cousin, visiting some awesome friends in Illinois, birthday party, crafts... I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Ma & Pa

Jacob's mom is going through closets and getting rid of stuff.  One night we came over for supper and went through all their childhood toys and games to see if their was anything they wanted.

I've still been running when I get the chance.  I saw this quote somewhere and text it to Jacob.  His response made me feel so loved.

We went mudding, on accident one evening.  We are working on putting in a spring development in one of our pastures and got stuck.

I've been working on stocking up my card stash.  This one made its way to Gavin for his birthday.

Here was his cake.  So impressed!  How cute is that?  The fishing pole is one of those fire lighters.

I made this light house for a themed going away party for a friend who's co-worker was moving.

That about sums up my May.  June is looking like its going to be another full one.  Hopefully we will be able to get some more field work done, have a Knapp family vacation in a couple weeks, our 7th anniversary, helping my bro paint in his new house, and just keeping up with everything on the home front.  So, that means, I should probably do a better job this month on the blog since I will have plenty to blog about!