I've been so behind in updating that I decided I would dedicate this post to our whole summer (minus August) through pictures.
On Mothers day I decided that I wanted to spend the morning after church at Blair's grave. This was the first time that Clint and I had been together and the first time that we had seen her grave marker. We were very happy with how it turned out. If you didn't know before, we decided to have Blair buried where we would be, therefore, we had the whole marker made with all our names. We thought it would be special to always have her with us. This was a very hard day for us/me, but it was also very healing and exactly what I needed on my first Mother's Day. I hope to spend many other special days here in the future sharing the gift she was and is with her siblings telling them that this is not where Blair is. She is in heaven with Jesus! It is just a place here on Earth that we can go to remember her and see where her body was laid to rest.
Congratulations Kaitlyn and Rance Dunn!
I had a great time in Albuquerque, NM catching up with great friends. Leanne was in town from Cambodia, so Kelly and I got to spend some time with her. We relaxed by the pool, had coffee & dinner dates, shopped, had family BBQ's, watched basketball, got to reveal the gender of my baby #2, and had great conversations about life and what the Lord is doing in each of our hearts. I am so thankful for these two and the ability to stay in touch! Love you both lots!!
Also got to see other great friends and spend time with family, but unfortunately didn't capture it with pictures. Where's my sister Brittany when you need her!? We NEVER leave without at least 50+ pictures when she is around! Come home sister!! ;-)
On June 15, 2007 I married my best friend and love of my life! We celebrated our 5 year anniversary this year! I can't believe how fast the time has gone! I would not trade one second of the past 5 years for anything! We have grown stronger together through the good times and bad, and I love him more and more each day. I thank the Lord for blessing me with Clint and can't wait for the many more adventures we have ahead. I know that no matter what comes, I can get through it with him by my side and the Lord as #1 in our lives. We decided that our house is our big expense this year, and we are celebrating all the Lord has blessed us with. Every day with my husband is a gift and worth celebrating!
My step dad, Andy, drove me home from ABQ and stayed with us a couple days. He got a little taste of West Texas heat and country livin' while he was here. Haha! He was a HUGE help to us, and the boys had a good time working hard around the yard sweating! Thanks for all your help Andy!! Come back again anytime!! :-)
Got to see my Hope Mommy friends in Abilene to celebrate Marsha's newest addition, sweet Lorabelle Smith. What a blessing it was to see them again and love on Marsha and her sweet baby. These girls are such a gift to me!
As I write this I am now 23 weeks, but this is the last belly picture I have taken. I'm a little behind as you can see. Hoping to take another one soon!
Happy 4th of July!!
Had a fun weekend with Chris, Sally, & Tom, Shawn, Jennifer, & Kristyn, my Dad & Linda, and Gpa Larry! We all got together to visit, eat, and shoot fireworks. Didn't get many good pictures unfortunately...again...Britt, we need you!! But the ones we did get captured it well. Tom had fun wrestling his dad- Chris and cousin Kristyn while we all watched cringing at each move that the next would cause tears! He's one tough little boy!! And I might add that Chris is pretty tough too!! haha
Thanks to the Schuelke blood "literally" running through me, I caught the biggest fish of the weekend! I thought I was just going out with Clint as moral support (forgot my fishing license at home), but when he gave me his pole to take over awhile I ended up catching these two big stripers! Man! They were hard to reel in too! Clint thought I was just being a sissy since I am "with child", but needless to say he understood once I pulled them out of the water one after another! I guess you could say this was our son's first fishing experience and now he is going to expect it every time! Haha! Not likely! ;-)
I had the awesome opportunity to work on Chrysalis Flight #49. It is a version of Walk to Emmaus but for girls ages 15-19. My mother-in-law was the lay director, so I got to have a big part in all the preparation. It was such a blessing to be able to minister to these girls and show them how much God really loves them. We had 34 girls come on the Chrysalis and 33 team members. God truly showed up in awesome ways and the girls left changed. Going on my walk back in March truly blessed me, and working one was even more of a blessing that I didn't expect! Thank you Jesus!
My table group! Love these girls!
Well, that about sums it up for now! It has been a great summer with many great memories with friends and family! And there is still one month to go until we can officially say goodbye to summer 2012. Maybe I'll try to do one post per month with an update from now on?! We will see! I hope all your summers have been blessed so far!