"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." — Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Dating......glad those days are over!
Here we are on a date to the Jenkins Cabin at Bear Lake. This was a couple of weeks before we were officially engaged.
Notice Austin's missing tooth? I had no idea until after all the pictures were taken that he'd taken it out. Oh well, he should have thought about what I would do with these pictures before he removed it.
Austin and I met in February 2007 through mutual friends. We started dating and were engaged by the end of April. We were married July 11, 2007. Austin is the youngest of 5 children and I am the oldest of 5. We are loving life together, and during the first seven years of marriage have lived in 4 different states. After 5 years of infertility struggles we were blessed with our amazing son Jud, and he is the light of our life. We are hopeful that many more children will be in our future....each day is a blessing.
"Come what may, and love it".
I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes.....and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp....I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really there, and that I really lived.