Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week Twenty-Two

So… you found Luna! We were both so happy to know that our cat is still alive. We can’t believe she didn’t even leave our apartment complex. Thankfully, one of our neighbors has been feeding her. She isn’t back at home just yet. You tried to bring her back but she got scared before you could bring her inside. In the event that we can’t get her to come in we’ll at least know that she is okay. We may look into having our neighbor adopt her if she is already used to him and would just freak out here. Either way, I’m just so thankful that I know she’s alive and safe. I really hated not knowing.

You did something for me that was pretty sweet the other day: I was sitting on the couch doing my schoolwork. I started saying (er… complaining?) how much we need a desk because trying to balance the laptop, my book, notebook, etc. around me on the couch was not working. Without saying anything you walked over and pulled the coffee table to where I was sitting and then made a space on it for me to put my book down. Then you walked back to continue whatever you were doing. It made me tear up. (I don’t know why but sweet things have been really getting to me lately.) It was sweet because it wasn’t something that I asked you to do. It probably wouldn’t be something huge to anyone else. But it was a big deal to me. This doesn’t mean that you don’t do little things all the time for me; this one just stuck out in my head for this week.

I am thankful for you every day. I laugh about something ridiculous we say in our random conversations every day. I’m still excited every day that you’re my husband and I’m your wife. It is the dorkiest, most awesome feeling ever.

Things to remember from this week: It’s the little things.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Week Twenty-One

So this week has felt like one of those two steps forward, three steps back kind of weeks. The car is done. We have to get a new one. This is a setback that we did not plan for, especially with my new job starting in August. However, I’m confident that things will work out.

We visited your dad for Father’s Day which was awesome. I made mini fruit pizzas and everyone gobbled them up. This week we both had dreams about kids. I had a dream that we were sitting on our porch and you looked over at me and said we could start trying to have a kid next year so we could have a baby the following year. Then the next night you had a dream that we had a baby girl. Father’s Day just made me think about how amazing of a father you’ll be one day.

This week was finals week for me and I passed both of my classes. Woo-hoo! I’m so ready for you to start school so you can share in my insanity.

Things to remember from this week: Setbacks will bring new opportunities, Centipede season may kill me (they’re everywhere!), and the smile on our faces make the little things worth it.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Week Twenty

Alistair and Lucius are a couple of happy, spoiled rotten cats! They’ve definitely settled in nicely. They keep sleeping with us at night which I love. They want to sleep in between our legs or beside us or at our feet. I also can’t go into the bathroom without Lucius following me in there. I now know what it must be like to have a toddler.

Things are a bit quiet around here for us right now. It’s going to pick up over the next few months with birthday things and weddings. There are a lot of good things in the works right now and I’m excited that I get to share it all with you.

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday. We’ve also realized that both of our Dads have the same birthday and it happens to be on Father’s Day this year.

Things I want to remember this week: joking with each other about who the cats love more, seeing the adorable look on your face when I do something weird like kiss you a million times, and seeing you work so hard outside where we live and you work.

You greatly contribute to my happiness and I love you so much for it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Week Nineteen

We adopted two new cats from a family that could no longer keep them. They are amazing boys. We’ve named them Alistair and Lucius Crowley. They keep us laughing.

I interviewed with AmeriCorps and I got it! The only thing left to do is match me with a site. I’ll start in August. I’m SO excited! I’ll be back working in the nonprofit sector! This will be a great way to serve the community and gain knowledge in a field I want to be in.

We’ve been swimming in the pool. It made me remember how much I love the water. We’ve been having some relaxing days at home.

At some point we’ll be able to go out and do all of these amazing things but right now I’m enjoying just being lazy at home with you.

Monday, June 2, 2014


As promised, here is a picture of Lucius Crowley.

For some reason (MATT!) he has a middle name and Alistair doesn't.

Mostly it's because Matt wanted to call him Lucius and Crowley so we ended up calling him both names.... hence Lucius Crowley.

So the Smith cats are Alister and Lucius Crowley. :)