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Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Past Two Years!

Our TWO year wedding anniversary is next week! TADA! I don't know if it's felt like a long time or hardly any time at all.
 I was reminiscing over our story together and I love how how our relationship started.  It's such a sweet love story...and so it began...
My dream to be in law enforcement started when I was five...Just a little girl fascinated by a police radio.  I was a cute model for the Reagan International Airport police department.  I was posing as a lost child and this picture was printed in their magazine and hung on my bedroom wall for 2 decades




After four years of studying criminal justice and working extremely hard to accomplish my goals...all my hard work paid off and landed me a career with the Police Department.   This is Recruit Officer Witherspoon, and the "nessie" rope.

I met the cutest and funniest guy in my class and I couldn't take my eyes off him!  I felt like a giddy school girl with a major crush.  I tried my best to maintain my composure and to keep the emotions in tact...hello I was training to be a Police Officer I had to get myself together!



One month before graduation we both realized that we wouldn't be seeing each other everyday anymore and we couldn't stand the idea of being away...so we secretly started dating!  Be still my heart...the man of my dreams.  We hung out every weekend and loved hiking and talking together.  Really trying to get to know the person OUTSIDE of the uniform.  I just wanted to hear story, after story, after story...he fascinated me! Back in the academy halls the only interaction we shared were secret smiles back and forth =)

  
I felt so young here, no responsibility, no stress, just a world of endless possibilities. We started planning our future...several months later...       
While visiting his family in the city of LOVE (Philly) Brian proposed!      

~There was some rejoicing and crying in the train station that day~  
October 23, 2010
We love everything about the season of fall and 
celebrated our marriage on a beautiful crisp day!  We had so much fun with our family and friends!
 I remember the look on Brian's face as I walked down the aisle towards him. 
I remember how strong and commanding his voice sounded as he took his vows.
I love replaying the music we used during the ceremony, mostly the soundtrack from Little Women. I get flutters in my stomach all over again when I realize the blessings from marriage and how LOVED I am by my husband!

 He is such a great man and I'm still so far from being the wife that I want to be to serve and respect him daily and lovingly. 

Thank you Jesus for supplying the perfect man to help carry me through this life! 

 So here we are today!  In our newish home, preparing the place to start a family while having fun being young!  
What an adventure it's been in a few short years.  
Can I take a moment and talk about the not so romantic part of our story...Don't worry it was all a valuable learning experience because we both had some issues and sins that did not belong in our hearts.  But realistically... 
Marriage is sometimes hard and annoying. And at times I felt like the only wife in the world failing at loving my husband...
It's a little embarrassing to admit we've been to marriage counseling and had those doubts about our future together and if we could "make it work".  But those valleys only came about when we were both so far from God and each other.  I'm so thankful that God has been faithful in teaching, comforting, and supplying our needs, even when we're stubborn!
My theme verse for this month is:
"For God is working in you (Laura), giving you the desire and power 
To do what pleases Him (and Brian)!  Phil 2:13 
~I Love Him~
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Homey Projects

We took a brief break from projects at our home for a few weeks to get settled and give the budget a break.  But there are many more rooms to paint and redecorate so we have started designing again!
I'm so happy to officially have the INTERNET, CABLE, and a TELEPHONE!  This means I've been watching several HGTV shows and I'm anxious again to get my home in order and beautiful!
The next rooms I'm working on are the office and guest room.  
We needed a new computer desk because the one we had was from my childhood and was to short for Brian.  Cindy had painted it green and brown for me and gave it fancy knobs...I held on to it for so long because it was so sentimental to me!
I gave Brian a mission to BUILD us a new desk and he came up with an awesome affordable design!
After falling in love with the table/desk we decided to refinish the night stand to match! 
~Here's the night stand in progress~
This is the finished desk...It's the perfect size and height!
This is another project we want to build...TALL Adirondack chairs!  
Way more comfortable.
I love being this handsome mans' wife =) 
We were invited to a friend's wedding and spent the night at a fun hotel on the Chesapeake Bay!  
Brian always tries to match his shirt or tie to my outfit...felt like we were going to prom =)
Happy Wedding Day Devin and Kim! 
All these awesome ladies and gents are my side partners, minus the bride who is our dispatcher.  
We enjoyed quite the celebration!

These next few days I hope to get some painting done in those rooms and finish some other small painting projects around the house!