These are always so awkward. [cringe]
You're reading my blog.
you're intrigued or confused, one of the two, by the babble you've been
reading, so you came to read a little explanation about the girl
responsible for the mess of words.
I'm really good at
messes, both virtual and actual, just ask my husband. I'm really trying
to tell you sometimes my mouth, er fingers, get me in trouble and I'm
not a great housekeeper.
Speaking of the husband, his name
is Tony. But if we're texting, please understand I might accidentally
type Tonya nd I, Tiny or Yony. I don't call him any of these things
though. We married August 5th, 2006 and are nowhere near newlyweds
anymore, but just as in love as ever. It's hard to believe, but we met
online when my profile was included in a spam email that Tony
received. I now believe God can work miracles through spam, but not the
ones that try to convince you that they're selling a miraculous product!
We do not have a perfect marriage. Far from it! Thus
the title of this blog. Marital bliss can be short lived, but
perpetually being blessed by my marriage is something that I can choose
to recognize and act upon.
Speaking of being blessed, we
are the amazingly fortunate parents of not one, but two sons. Our first
born, Isaac came into this world at 39w on April 26, 2009. My life was
forever changed by him. I never knew the depth of love one could have
for their children and so began my desire to be a stay at home mom.
available to my children by working at home is still the cry of my heart
and that of Tony too, so in the fall of 2009, I began a photography
business. Towards that end, Tony and I are Dave Ramsey folks, in that it
is our family plan to eradicate debt from our lives. By lowering our
expenses and living within our means, it is our plan to get me home, at
some point in the future. In the mean time, we make sacrifices [like no
cable or central air conditioning, since it crapped out last summer] and
live on a budget, while we burn both ends of short stick by each of us working full time, a photography business and Tony refereeing high school and college hockey.
Unfortunately, our plan requires some
time and couldn't happen before the birth of our second son, Ezra, who joined our family June 26, 2011. He, remarkably, was also born exactly
at 39w, the 26th, in an even month of an odd year, and a Sunday. Isaac
just adores his little brother in an incredible way! It literally can
make my heart hurt with fullness to watch them together. I know that the
future will probably include wrestling matches and potentially a few
black eyes, but I can't wait to see their relationship unfold.
As I previously alluded to, this blog can be a mess.
More often that not, I resort to pictures, because I fall short of accurately articulating without photographic support.
You'll find a lot of personal thoughts and opinions, with full disclosure.
I don't know how to write without being completely honest.
And for topics of that honesty, aside from my family, I will
write about my faith. I am a born again Christian and with Tony, strive
to raise a Christian family. As most people do, my hobbies tend to ebb
and flow, but I have been found to run on occasion, enjoy creating a
delicious meal, spend time crafting, knocking people over on the soccer
field and spending entirely too much time online finding the next
something to do or try.
I'm so glad you're here.