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Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy 8th Anniversary

Wow. 8 years has sure flown by!! Well, if we want to be accurate we have been dating since 1999 and married in technically we have been together for 14 years! WOO HOO!

I am so blessed to have married such an amazing man. One who goes to work each day with no complaints, provides for our family and comes home each night to be with me and our little girl. A man that protects, loves, faithful, funny (can make me laugh no matter what), honest, and really HOT!! :)

One of my favorite things Ben does is when I am upset, sad or whatever...he always (since the first day of our marriage) gets me to laugh by dipping me and kissing me (Photo below)!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Ben! I love you Infinity and Beyond!

Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Father; Forever in a Daughter's Heart

When I think back to all the memories growing up with my dad; I have truly been blessed. To me there is nothing more priceless than having a dad. A dad is someone who protects, loves, plays sports with you, coaches you, disciplines you, prepares you and leads you to Christ. Those are just some of the things that my dad has done. Nothing will ever replace having a dad who leads our family where Christ is the center. One of my fondest memories I have of my dad is when I would be yelling down the laundry chute to ask what he is doing and his answer was always reading the bible.

My dad taught me through example. At an early age, he placed before me right and wrong, values to have, and traditions to hold onto. My dad always provided for our family, always was apart of our every day life, always helped, always fixed things and still does today. Let's just say if something is broken; I call my dad.

So needless to say when I had a little girl, I was so excited for her to experience what I did in having a father. When I married Ben, I knew from the get go that he would be a phenomenal father; and he is. He also has an example of an amazing father. One who sacrificed to provide for his family, who coached him in basketball to gain a Division 1 scholarship and they coach side by side today, one who generously is helping his family and others, a man of honesty, integrity and one of the biggest hearts I know.

These three men in my life have impacted me and my family in a way that no one else can. Men of integrity, courage, love, respect, protection, faithful, hope, loyal and much more. I love these 3 men more than life and words can never express the impact they have placed on my life.

I am so glad Addy has an amazing father; her eyes when he walks in each night say it all. One of my most favorite things is how my 6'5" husband gets on the ground and plays right at her level even if it is with Barbies. Another thing, I just love that Ben always sets aside time for daddy/daughter date night...They head to Perkins for some Rainbow Pancakes!

So on this special day, I say thank you to the men in my life; my husband, dad's, brother's, grandpa, uncles, cousins(by marriage). You play such an important role in shaping our kids and that can NEVER be replaced. A child needs a father and I am so thankful that I have been blessed with these amazing men in my family. Each one of you has left a lasting imprint on my life. Such a legacy of godly men who lead their families in Christ!

The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him."- Proverbs 20:7

Monday, June 3, 2013

Aviation Day with Grandpa and Grandma

This past weekend Addy and I went with my parents to Discover Aviation Days at the Blaine Airport. For those of you who don't know, my dad has his pilot's license so ever since I was little I grew up in airplanes. I think I actually took my first ride when I was 2. Over the years I have gone with my dad to airshows and have enjoyed learning about airplanes. Needless to say when Addy was born she was destined to continue on the tradition. So last year Addy went to the airshow in Blaine and we continued that tradition again this year. I don't know about you, but I love traditions and they mean even more when it is carried on from generation to generation.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Road Trip with Wrigley

Last weekend we drove up to Hawley, MN for a Graduation Open House for one of our Glory basketball players. We decided to stay the night in Detroit Lakes since they allowed dogs and it was a 4 hour drive. This was Wrigley's first trip with the family to a hotel...I think he rather enjoyed it. :) And so did we!