Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

Hello all.
Yes, I know...I'm seriously lagging behind in blogging.

Last night was Halloween, and we had a blast just hanging out at home, and waiting to hand out candy to neighborhood kiddos.

We started our night with a yummy dinner of spaghetti and cheese bread. (Sorry for lack of picture.)
Then it was a mad dash sprint through the house to find some sort of costume to dress up in. I ended up dressing up as a Pittsburgh Steeler, and Jake was a zombie hunter. (Really I think it was just an excuse to play around with his gun, and wear camo. :D)

What can I say...we are just plain cool. 

Madison even dressed up for the occassion...
(For the record she's a squirrel.)

We ended the night with Halloween cookies, and mugs of hot apple cider. And snuggled in to watch Hocus Pocus. My idea of a perfect night. :P


Friday, July 20, 2012

A treasure hunt of a different sort...

This is Madison.

She's our very spoiled Maltese. Anyway, last night we had pizza for dinner. After watching 'The Colony' on Netflix, we absentmindedly forgot about the cheese stick box that was left on the living room floor, with umm...6 cheese sticks still inside.

Well, today we came home to find this...

Madison's bed with a cheese stick "buried" in it. We also found an empty cheese stick box.

I'm wondering where the other 5 are. Crazy dog!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Our beloved warrior...

This past weekend, we laid to rest my sweet "Uncle" Eulis Ray Adkins. He was a true man of God, and would tell you his testimony at any given opportunity. I have only had the privilege of knowing Ray a few short years. But he left such a lasting impression, he will most definitely never be forgotten. When a true believer goes on to be with the Lord, it leaves a bittersweet impression upon us left here on Earth. There isn't anyone who would want Ray to continue suffering, and fighting like he did in his last days. We are at peace knowing that Ray has finally won his fight, and that he is now running the streets of heaven with both legs, and with all the enthusiasm that made Ray the person he was. But, we are also left with a piece of our heart that is now empty without him. We are grieving for the person who made us laugh with his many stories, or the person who would open up his arms to give such loving hugs. I remember thinking right after I found out he passed, how I wished I could pick up the phone and call him to hear him say "There's my long lost niece," as I had heard so many times before. How I wished I could have one more pow-wow conversation with him about his book that I helped him edit.

But as I sat in the pew at his funeral on Sunday morning, watching the members of Ray's beloved 5th KY stand guard at each side of his casket, and then each member from the VFW veterans group raise their right hand and touch their gloved fingers to their forehead to salute our departed saint, I knew that this was no ordinary man. He was loved by so many, and his legacy would continue on. Each person who knew him, will carry a lasting memory that they can share. Just because someone dies, does not mean that they are forgotten. I believe that our soldier, who now resides in heaven, will be another one of the guardian angels protecting us. If I could choose someone to protect me, I'd certainly pick someone who had a warrior spirit, someone who proved his toughness in the jungles of Vietnam, someone who fought cancer twice, someone who loved life, and celebrated the past. I can't think of a better person to help protect us here, than him.

Even though we will miss him greatly, we will one day see him again. And that gives everyone grieving some comfort. When I walk through the gates of heaven to greet the members of my family that have gone on before me, I can't wait to get my hug from Ray, to see him give his classic "thumbs up," and to hear again..."There's my long lost niece."

In loving memory of Eulis Ray Adkins. January 4, 1954 - July 5, 2012.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hello again, internet.

We have been home from our honeymoon for about a month, and it was incredible. We saw so much history, and beautiful places. And we walked...A LOT. I'm finally living in London full time, and loving every minute of being here with my husband. I have been organizing and unpacking, or as Jake calls it "nesting" for the last month. Tomorrow I begin my new job at St. Joseph London, and I'm excited to get back into a rhythm of working before school starts back up in August. It will be amazing working day shift, instead of midnights.

So, in the next few days I'll begin the process of updating the blog on all the fun that's been happening. But first I need to upload all the pictures...always a fun process. But I haven't forgotten about our new blog, and will be posting regularly soon!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our new web home...

Hello all.

We are currently in Washington, DC. On our honeymoon, staying in an amazing townhouse that was built in the 1880's, and seeing more than we can possibly remember. Thank goodness for cameras. :P Thursday we are headed to Gettyburg, for the last leg of our journey. And man alive, we are excited about taking in all those sites.

But we wanted to let everyone know that we have a new website, where we'll be blogging about our new life together, our fun adventures, and everything in between.

As soon as we're back from our trip, we'll be writing regularly. We're off to plan our last full day in our nation's Capitol! Hope everyone is well back home!

All our love,
Jake and Kristen