June 29, 2010

8 Years!

Okay, so I know I'm missing a few in between posts from the last time I blogged but this is better than nothing!  I swear to myself that I will "catch up" one of these days but it seems as if I ALWAYS make that statement and before I know it, another month has gone by!  The boys are ALL, repeat ALL sound asleep taking their naps so here goes a few words about today...8 years!

That was then:
 Life was EASY!  I was just getting ready to start my credential year at Chico State. We lived in a tiny on-campus apartment where rent was right around $100 a month.  We rode our bikes EVERYWHERE and loved living life spontaneously!  We were young, carefree and gosh, my hips were so much smaller back then!  =)

And this is now:
Life is BUSY!  I have the incredible privilege of raising our THREE BOYS as a stay-at-home mom.  I wouldn't trade my "job" for anything!  Jeff and I are much less spontaneous and much more planned in our life together.  Date nights are planned, dinner is planned, conversations are planned, our free time gets planned, even our sleep gets planned these days!  We pay too much for a house in Southern California that's too small for our growing family but such is life!  We are happy, healthy and have each other.  The bottom line is we are in this together and committed more than ever to surviving the lows and celebrating the highs.  Marriage is a continual work in progress and sheesh, is it hard sometimes?!  I'm so thankful to be walking alongside my best friend through it all; living, laughing and loving together!  Happy Anniversary to us!