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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Things!

Here are a few things that we have been up to in these past few weeks.
Fun spring things!
Brian's home-made bread...Included flax seed, pumpkin seed, and oats:
It rose out of the machine!!
He made me dinner and this bread while I was at work!

This is the onion we are growing:
Its going to get planted soon

This is the garlic...

Our growing bulbs...

Happy St. Patricks Day!

St. Pattys celebration

We enjoyed a full Irish meal made by Rebecca.

I supplied the dessert, Chocolate whiskey cupcakes.
Corned beef cabbage is my new favorite meat!!

These were Jimmy's presents I made him...beautiful spring time theme!

Brian and I are looking forward to a four day break off together this weekend!
And we are looking forward to celebrating a friends wedding in Annapolis!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Night Life

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding!" Proverbs 3:5...
Working the midnight shift has been the best thing for me!! I get to see Brian everyday and for good chunks of time! And I can talk to him at night when we're both working. Best part is we can go to church every Sunday!!
I'm so thankful that God knew this was the best thing for me even because at first I thought it was the worst...not anymore!
The only glitch is the whole SLEEP thing...for instance we stayed up till two last night knowing that we both need to work tonight. But I woke up this morning at nine cause I can't sleep during the day!! I know I'll get a nice long nap before work...Brian has NO problem sleeping in all day =)

We've been able to have fun family times...
Baby jimmy is at the stage where he smiles and laughs with you =)
He's the cutest nephew and Brian and I are so proud of him!

~The awesome new mom and dad~

I've been attending a sewing class and our first project was sewing aprons. I made the yellow bird one of my mother and the brown one for me! Not bad for not sewing in years. There will be many more projects to come.
Cindy sometimes comes over for a day here and there and we laugh together!

Here Rec and Cindy were both over and we were working on skirts...
I lost a button the first time I wore it haha

Made dinner for everyone around Valentines Day!
Came complete with a special triple layer lemon cake for Mom's Birthday

We cherish our sister time and miss Janet so much!!
~So thankful for these girls~

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wedding Pics Take Two!

~The Groom~
This handsome lad was 23 when we got married.
I love looking at these "young" pictures cause I feel that we have already grown and matured so much (haha yeah right...but it feels like we have!)

If you know know that he is the happiest guy and always smiling and laughing! That was the first thing that attracted me to him. While going through the hardest training and getting constantly screamed at and drilled to exhaustion in the academy...i always noticed Recruit Officer Arnold having a good attitude and even being able to SMILE after 100 push ups!
Thats when I knew in my heart he was a believer and a great man.

~The Men~

From left to right:
~Jesse Reed: our dear friend married to my great friend Rec (one of my bridesmaids) they live down the street from us and we do all our fun couple stuff with them!
~Ronnie Phillips: new brother in law on the Arnold side! Engaged to Brian's sister Shelly. We cant wait for their wedding in July!
~Tim Atwell! My newest brother! The four of us together make quite the adventure.
~Anthony Bechtold: one of Brian's oldest childhood friends.
My hubby =)
~JP Phips: Brian's good friend from childhood and side kick!
~Chris Wuthrich: My side partner and fighting buddy from the Academy...Brian's REAL side partner for Bowie Police.
~Keith Smoly: my first brother! Married to Janet, we were able to spend time with them in their beautiful new house in Colorado and Keith took us to our first College Air force Football game!
~Eric Gonzales: Great Academy buddy, He and Brian work side by side keeping Bowie intact during the midnight hours...Guardians of the night!
Thank you brothers!!

The wedding party!

Pastor Max Benfer from Severna Park EP Church was our marriage counselor with his wonderful wife Michelle. We learned so much from them and had a good time! we dearly love their family!
These pictures are precious.
Brian was so nervous waiting for me to arrive!
This is the building excitement...

These are the tears of joy...I was hoping to make this effect on him! Wanted to be the best bride ever for my best friend and love!

Love this picture of my proud Daddy