I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate my friends, Heidi and Paul Cross on their First Wedding Anniversary! Their wedding day was February 17th, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida and one year later, I just cannot resist a little sampling of photos! Also.. I might add that this is the perfect opportunity to say that Heidi has been my best friend in the entire world since the “diaper days.” She has been there for me through every major mountain and valley of life and through every event, she has been there to laugh and cry with me and to cheer me on when things were hard. We have shared birthdays, graduations, Holidays, and now each other’s weddings! I love her dearly and miss her so much!
Sooo… Today I had the wonderful experience of getting a pedicure in the middle of the day. I had a class for my job which got out extremely early and happen to be across the street from a nail salon. It was a wonderful blessing to be able to sit for a little while, read a magazine and have someone make my feet pretty. 🙂 It’s the little pleasures sometimes. Anyway, I was very amused when the red color that I chose was called “I’m not really a waitress.” That made me laugh to myself, because it might as well have said, “I’m not really a banker.” There are so many days in my job where I feel that ALL I am is a banker. Seeing as being a banker is the solution to the present need for income, I enjoy many aspects of the job.. but there are those days, when I would love to tell everyone around me in a tone just above a whisper, “you know what? I’m not REALLY a banker.” But the important thing is, I’m not. I am more things than that. And sometimes after spending a week’s worth of long days in a job that takes so much energy, it’s really comforting to remind myself that I am…. a wife of a wonderful man who loves the Lord and loves me; I’m the daughter of two wonderful parents; I am an aunt to 10 fabulous kids; I am a sister; I am a friend to some wonderful people; I am a daughter in law; I am a cook who enjoys a challenge and loves feeding people; I am someone who likes to decorate my apartment and loves to entertain; I am a girl who loves to read books from her childhood; I am someone who relishes the time at home when I can pretend if only for a few hours… that I am a housewife; but most of all, I am a child of God– and that gives me more identity than stack of business cards or the nameplate on my desk. Never has red toe-nail polish been so therapeutic for me.
Every now and then I come home to this… He likes to make Biscuits.. 🙂 I think the apron must help in the baking process!
Halloween 2007: I was a gym teacher and Lance was… scary. Please notice the mustache and the drawn on tattoos. yikes!
This Christmas we were able to see Lance’s parents before (they came to visit!) and also to visit my parent’s in Florida for New Years. It was a family and fun-filled weekend and we were so glad to spend a lot of quality time with my nieces and nephews. Please enjoy the photos! 🙂
myself face to face with a computer screen. I have these long periods of time where I don’t get up from my desk at all. Trust me, I am having to watch my caloric intake. Regardless of this fact, by the time I get home and am able to actually do what I want, getting on another
computer is not usually high on my priority list. This would have a lot to do with my low level of correspondence as of late. So for those of you out there who are thinking, “That silly Cindy. She got married and now she never emails anymore.” Let me assure you though that may be the case, It is not a Lance-oriented problem as much as it is a Fidelity-Oriented problem. Never the less, I have recently been made aware that I myself, LOVE to read other people’s blogs. I love to see the pictures, the funny stories and anecdotes, the things they are learning, and just normal everyday updates on how they are..etc. I love sharing a piece of your lives! And I’m sure we would all agree that the most frustrating thing in the Blogosphere is to eagerly await a friend’s recent update, only to come face to face with a post you have already read. Alas, I have become my own worst blogging nightmare. Upon looking at my own blog, I cringed to see photos of myself in shorts. Not because I am from Florida and used to dressing like summer in winter, but because the pictures were from Columbus Day. Yikes. I have skipped some major events and major holidays!! SO, in an effort to redeem myself, I will attempt to give a quick recap of the last few months. Hopefully I will be able to uphold what I have deemed my January 30, 2008 resolution: To not be a horrible blogger anymore. This one’s for you: Lindsey Isham. I love ya. 🙂
We enjoyed this beachside grille with its yummy food and amazing ocean breeze. I especially loved the delicious Gazpacho (Chilled Tomato and Cucumber Soup) and Tacos El Pastor (Cubed Seasoned Pork with chopped Pineapple.) We also loved the daily supple of Fresh Guacamole and Salsa and Chips! It’s a good thing we came back after only a week!
We spent alot of time here, enjoying the breeze and reading books! So Relaxing!
The Best Bridesmaids in the World.
Seriously. Each of these girls has had an important part in my life and it was wonderful to have them present at this special time. Whether we have known each other for 25 years or just over a year… they each mean so much to me and made my Wedding Day even more special!
Legally Ready to be MARRIED!!
We had way more fun getting our marriage license than the average person. We were giddy. Seriously. You would have thought we were actually married with this piece of paper. I love that I married a man who makes everything so much fun. It makes even the little things meaningful. I am so thankful for him.
I love these three cuties so much. Deanna, Elayna and Ava Blythe definitely have had a huge piece of my heart ever since the day they were each born. All my nieces and nephews have me wrapped around their finger.
The girls actually called Lance “France” when they first met him. Great Fun!
Nate and Benny Blythe are Cousins and practically best friends. It is such a blessing to see so much of their dads, my brothers Chip and Matt in them. It was so great to have almost all of my whole family present. Only one of my wonderful brothers could not be in attendance and he was greatly missed. Everyone that was there traveled a long way and it would not have been the same without them!!