Where do I begin?
Well, I will start of how we met and go from there! We met in Gering, NE on August 3, 2006. We were both fresh out of high school and ready to see what life had in store. At the time we had no idea that we would be living the life we are today, which is better than either of us could imagine on that day!! I was on vacation with my family there for my grand-parents 50th wedding anniversary. I was hanging out with my cousin who is the same age as me and her friend. Her friend had to work later that night but wanted to go eat before she worked that night. I don't remember the exact conversation, but I ended up driving us to Country Kitchen, where the girl worked, to eat dinner. I was 17 at the time and all I wanted to do was have some fun on the family vacation. I see this guy and my first thought was "WOW! He looks just like Ken the Barbie doll!" He had blond hair, blue eyes, tan, tall, and very muscular! So the night goes on and I was all giggly because here is this hot guy that I wanted to get to know. So the girls called him over and I'm sitting there blushing like a little school girl with a crush. We got to talking and he was getting off work the same time my cousin's friend had to work. It worked out wonderfully! I gave him my number on a little piece of paper that wraps around a silverware set at a restaurant. I almost forgot to put my area code on it since we weren't from the same area. Good thing I double checked! He called me after work and wanted to hang out. Of course I agreed ;) I brought him to my cousin's house. Technically we snuck him in and out. Haha but it was worth it! Then I made him walk home because I didn't want to get in trouble if my aunt woke up and I was gone and so was my car because she knew I was staying the night. I was all worried about getting in trouble.
Fast forward a year and 6 days later(August 10th 2007), was our wedding day. Over that time from the day we met until our big day, we only saw each other 31 days in person. Kind of crazy I know! Looking back and reflecting, no wonder everyone wanted us to wait. But we have learned a lot. Matured a lot and have grown together. He had to fly back to VA where he was stationed a day after our wedding. I drove out the next week to set up an apartment all by myself. That was fun. NOT! I didn't have a power of attorney because we had just gotten married and hadn't even got my name switched or anything. That was a huge fuss and was not very pretty. But thankfully a couple hours after dealing with the apartment complex office, they let me move in! It was a relief.
Now here we are, present day. Levi is almost 2 and we have been married 5 years already! Lots has changed but for the better of course. Toddler years are fun, frustrating, overwhelming, hilarious...pretty much every emotion! But one thing is for sure, it's the best blessing I could have asked for! Now we start the potty training chapter in our lives. It has been fun. On my birthday this week, he did not want to wear his diaper really at all. He would potty in it then take it off. He especially did that when he would go #2. I love this little boy more than anything. I don't know how we could have lived without him!! That's about it for now. It's time to start our day!