Suitcases, Santa & More

Oh. My. Goodness. The last 2 weeks feels like an eternity! E.T.E.R.N.I.T.Y. And just think....we only have about 3 1/2 weeks of living out of suitcases to go! We are so blessed to be able to spend this time visiting friends and family and i don't want to forget that. But DANG! I am so ready to find our next house and make it a home. To settle down and put this away for a while....

I'm going to do my best to sum up everything that has happened over the last couple of weeks but forgive me if this post ends up a lil long!

Last Monday we checked into the hotel that would be home for our last week in Oak Harbor. The "room" was amazing! It was a 2 bedroom suite and was so spacious....which was such a blessing! With the stress and emotion of the move we really enjoyed having room to spread out and relax and unwind each night. The boys had their own bedroom so John and I could still have our time in the evenings and we were able to keep the routine pretty much the same! Another huge blessing in the room.....a laundry room! We were able to do all of our laundry before hitting the road which was so nice!! And the tub in the master bath...check this thing out....need i say more??

Things with the movers went really well! They had everything packed and loaded in 2 days which gave us plenty of time to clean and run last minute errands w/o rushing! We had more offers from friends to help out than we could even use and we are so very grateful to all of them. Last Thursday we turned in the keys to the house. The home that so many memories were made in. The home where our boys grew and learned so much. Where I grew to be the woman, wife, and mother that i am today. Colby went to school for the last time in the school where he attended his first day of kindergarten. It was very hard. Very emotional for me. It seemed all day long there was a continuous stream of memories going thru my mind. Good, bad and everything in between. Then we went and picked Colby up from school and got to stand outside the classroom for the last few minutes of the school day and hear all of his friends saying goodbye. We helped him pack all of his things into his backpack and we walked out while listening to Colby talk of all the special things his teacher and class did for him that day. The one that really touched me the most was that his teacher made time in the day for his classmates to write letters to Colby. Each of them was so special and i know this meant so much to Colby. That evening we had dinner with our closest friends which was such a blessing. It was so hard to say goodbye but such a blessing to have that one last evening with all of them.

Then last Friday we hit the road! Said goodbye to Whidbey Island, WA and all it has meant to us and we said a teary eyed hello to what God has in store for us. The drive was fairly uneventful. We learned that Brayden is not as great a road tripper as Colby but with a little patience and distraction we were able to keep him pretty entertained most of the way. We oohed and aahed at the wonder of God's creation as we made our way south through Washington, Oregon, and California! We got to stay in southern California and have dinner with some wonderful friends who moved a few months ago which was alot of fun! The kids exchanged Christmas gifts and we enjoyed catching up! Finally on Tuesday we crossed the Texas state line!! And the most ironic part of the trip by far is that we drove through several mountain passes in the northern part of our trip and didn't see ANY snow! We drove into Texas and hit a pretty good snow storm. In West Texas. SERIOUSLY?!? We couldn't help but laugh at the irony! And late that night we made it to John's parents house. Exhausted and ready to be out of the car but thankful that we made it safely!

We haven't been back home to visit since we moved to Washington so it is fun to be back and to see what has changed and what hasn't! The boys are thoroughly enjoying being spoiled by Grandma and Papa Culka(as they call them) and Uncle Eric! Poor Uncle Eric lost all rights to privacy or relaxation and gained two little admirer's and tag alongs! The boys just can't get enough of their Eric!

Wednesday night we decided to go to dinner and then come home and open gifts! The boys were sooooo excited and even more so when they came home and found this.....

That's right! A note from Santa's elf Jingles explaining that Grandma and Papa 'Culka had written and asked if Santa could come a little early to their house! The guy in the big red suit couldn't make it as he was busy building toys but he happily sent his best elf Jingles with a little something special!! And what might that little something special be you ask?? It's a......

And oh yes...there has been a lot of wii playing going on!! We LOVE it! Best money spent in a long time!! I can see many family nights spent playing the wii together! Santa also sent a wii fit for Mommy and Daddy which i am really excited about! All of it is great.....i have nothing bad to say about the system so far!

Tomorrow, John's mom is throwing a huge party and has invited all of the extended family and John's friends! We are expecting about 75 people!! There will be a bouncy house for the kiddos to play in, lots of food, and lots of catching up! It should be a good time...we are looking forward to it! I'll do my best to snap a few pictures and post them in the next few days!!

And thats about it for now! It was tough to try to remember and write all that the last two weeks has held! Thank you all for your sweet comments and patience while my posting has been so unpredictable!!


Quick Update

We made it!! Over 2500 miles and 4 days in a car together and we actually still pretty much like each other!! We made it to John's parents house in small town Texas late last night and have spent today just relaxing! We are going to dinner tonight and opening presents when we get home. I have lots of pictures to share and i have a usb cable to use now, so i'm hoping to find time in the next couple of days to share pictures and write more! Hugs!


My Heart Hurts

Words fail me. My heart is broken. Into a million pieces. There are sisters that are by birth and then there are sisters that God blesses you with along the journey of life. I said goodbye to two of those sisters tonight....two amazing women that God brought into my life a few years ago. We have been through one of the most unthinkable, heart breaking and gut wrenching tragedies together. We have experienced the high of absolute joy and happiness together. We've cried. We've laughed. We've loved each other's children and watched them grow. And we've done it all together. And while my head knows that this isn't goodbye forever, only for now.....my heart isn't there yet. The goodbye hurts. So bad.

Sarah and Crystal~ Thank you. I am so very grateful for the last 3 years. For the memories, the heartache, the laughter, the tears, the joy. For the beginning of a lifetime of friendship. The two of you are a such a blessing to me and to my family. I am a better wife, mother and woman because of my friendship with you. I love you and will miss you more than you know. New York City or Bust ladies.......2010!!!!!

For all of my wonderful bloggy friends.......my amazing friend Sarah has started a blog and you have to head over and show her some bloggy love!! I still don't know how to do that whole click here and it will link to something else trick (if anyone wants to help a sista out let me know!) but you can find her at Every Which Way but Home on my blog list to the right!! Shower her with a great big welcome to the blogosphere!! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week and i will be back soon with updates!! Atleast written updates...i kinda accidentally let the movers pack my usb cable so pictures will have to wait until i can get a new one. I miss keeping up w/ everyone and hope to be back in the saddle again soon!


Not. Cool.

Soooo....it's 5:45am. I've got about 26 hours until the movers get here. And i'm awake. Because i have so much to do you ask?? Nope! Because the anxiousness is getting the best of me maybe?? Not so much. Oh yeah....its because we woke up to the lovely sound of my poor baby boy retching by the side of our bed. Brayden is sick. GREAT....just lovely. Soooo trying right now to keep a positive outlook on this whole thing and if he was going to get sick I am glad that it is now and not on the road. But other than that....the timing is HORRIBLE. And now i am just praying that if anyone in the house is going to get it that it happens soon. And that it will be a short lived virus. So if anyone can spare some extra prayers for us we would sure appreciate it. Prayer for quick healing for lil man and prayer that maybe just maybe the rest of us can avoid getting it at all! I know God will get me through this....i'm just so overwhelmed that it sure feels like alot to bear right now. And i'm so thankful that i have this forum to vent a little so that these words don't spill out to John or the boys. So that i can get this off of my chest and go back to being the best mommy and wife i can. I do indeed have so very much to be thankful for and this too shall pass.

My plan was to do progress in pictures where tonight i would post before pictures and then each evening of the mover being here i would post pictures of the progress. So.....i'm going to do my best to stick to my plan. If that doesn't happen i will post once we are done with movers and cleaning and give everyone the low down! I pray everyone is have a great Thanksgiving weekend!!


A little of this and A little of that....

thoughts Pictures, Images and Photos

I am so completely overwhelmed right now that trying to compose a typical post is beyond me. But i want to post and i can't begin to tell you how many times i've thought over the last couple of weeks "oh i want to post about this" or "aahhh that would be a great post" and yet here we are. No posts about any of it and one chica doing my best to keep my head above water and take things one day at a time. So here it goes....a random list of things that have been going on around here!

Home Sold Pictures, Images and Photos

*we sold hubby's truck. A true blessing and answer to prayer. Also a very real lesson about who's in control and it ain't me! It happened so much faster than we ever dreamed it would! Hubby listed it late one night and THE NEXT morning we got a call from someone who was pre approved and wanted to see it asap. To make a long story short it was a hectic two days of rearranging schedules, ferry rides back and forth, talking to the bank and so on and 48 hours after listing it we were down to one car. Isn't that just like God??!! Only He could have orchestrated every detail to work out as perfectly as it did. And He taught me a lesson....things didn't go the way I had planned but He was faithful to provide! We are so very blessed!

dentist Pictures, Images and Photos

*i faced one of my biggest fears in life this week. and it wasn't pretty. but i did it. i went to the dentist. my heart rate just doubled because i typed that word. thats how much i dislike the dentist. i broke my jaw my senior year of high school and ever since then i have a definite dentist phobia. but i went and what should have been 1 regular visit turned into 3 visits with a total of 12 injections in my mouth over two days and alot of soreness. i knew i needed a cleaning...i had no idea what i was in for. but its done for now atleast. and guess what...i get to go to the dentist every 4 months instead of 6. FABULOUS. Just fabulous. it could be worse though right. it could be worse and maybe if i keep telling myself that i'll eventually believe it. and one last thought on this one....don't ya think w/ all the technology we have now that they could make dental torture tools silent????? i mean is that really too much to ask??

Florida Pictures, Images and Photos

*have i mentioned that i am embarking on a cross country move in 21 days?? 21 DAYS!!! i have a list that is like 2 1/2 pages long full of things that need to be done in the next 16 days before the movers get here. Oh my goodness......all i can do is crack up. because if i didn't crack up i would either scream or cry and i'm not too fond of either of those options. so i randomly laugh out loud when i begin to think of all that needs to be done. and try to be mindful of the fact that God is so good. And he has been so incredibly faithful through this so far and He will continue to be. Why is it so difficult sometimes to just rest peacefully in knowing that He has prepared the way and will continue to provide?

*i have a hubby who is beyond amazing. i don't know that i've ever been more grateful for him than i am right now. he is always ready and willing to do whatever needs to be done to help me out. he has been so incredibly supportive, loving and helpful and there just aren't words to truly say how thankful i am. my hubby rocks!

*today when i really really should have been cleaning my house or doing one of the millions of things on "the list"...i wasn't. I gave into my 3 year old's request for me to "just yay(lay) on the cowsh(couch) and watch docor sooosss(dr suess) wif me". It was just what i needed! A little cuddle time with my lil man.......it was the most worthwhile messy house i've had in a while!

*Colby is at a sleep over tonight. it blows my mind that i have a child old enough to be reading chapter books and going to sleep overs. where does the time go??

procrastination Pictures, Images and Photos

*i have a Stampin Up! event tomorrow morning that i haven't gotten the food for or designed the project i am supposed to be bringing! So i guess i should go now so that i can go to the store and get the fruit tray and get home and design something! And maybe even get some sleep before i have to be there in the morning!!

So there ya have it.....random and unorganized thoughts from yours truly!

To sum it up....my life is crazy right now. But regardless of how crazy or hard it has been i am blessed beyond measure. I have so very much to be grateful for and i am doing my best to remain mindful of this wonderful fact and not get too wrapped up in stress and discouragement. No doubt my presence here will be unpredictable but i will write as much i can find time to!


Breaking News.....


DEANNA & JESSE BROKE UP?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Oh my goodness....i'm so in shock right now. A couple of months ago i wouldn't have been surprised but she had me sold on the whole relationship. CRAZY! Anyway....i really don't even have time to be finding out about anyone's break up but i couldn't help but post. So sad for Jesse. I have no idea how to do links and all of that so i can't help ya out and tell you exactly where to go but google it for the whole story! I'm hoping to have time for a "real" post soon.....hope everyone is having a good week! And please do comment w/ your thoughts.....are you surprised? Not so much?? Can't wait to hear what all of you think!


Fall Fun

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. I love everything about it....the cooler temperatures, the colors, smells, activities, foods......i L.O.V.E. fall! We've been busy enjoying lots of fall activities this year as a family so i thought i would share a few of them today!

We made time to carve one of our pumpkins one night last week. The boys were so excited and then they spent the whole time cutting up the pieces of the pumpkin that were going to go in the trash! But they had fun and every once in a while would glance up to see how the carving was going!

The pta at Colby's school holds a fall festival every year with games and candy and fun giveaways. We have attended every year and it is always so fun to see all of the kids and to watch Colby interact with his school friends! We didn't win anything in the giveaways this year but they boys had a blast and left with tons of candy!

Colby & friends!

Colby doing the bean bag toss!

Daddy and Brayden taking a break from all the action!

And then on Sunday we headed to the south end of the island with some friends to the M Bar C ranch. It was gorgeous and alot of fun. The ranch holds camps to benefit children with various disabilities so the money spent went to a great cause and we had such a good time! We played games, went on a hayride, picked a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and had a good 'ole ranch style dinner!

The boys w/ the pumpkin they chose

Isn't it beautiful?

The kids thought this sign was great!

On the hayride wagon

cute rocking horses

Colby playing a little twister

So, fall is my favorite season and these are a few of the things we've been doing to enjoy it! What is your favorite season?? And what sorts of things do you do to enjoy that season??


Another one bites the dust.....

This last weekend Colby played in his last soccer game here. He has played 6 seasons while we have lived here. All with the same coaches. This soccer league has been a huge part of our lives while here. Two of my very best friends i met the first season of soccer and they have become like sisters to me. My eyes fill with tears as i write this knowing that its over.....as of 5pm on Saturday that part of our lives was over. That realization has hit me harder than i expected it to. And it has hit Colby pretty hard as well. But he played amazing and we couldn't be prouder of how hard he has worked and how much he has grown in discipline, sportsmanship, and game play.

Here is a picture of our lil man at the end of his 1st season.....soooo stinkin' cute!! =)

And here are a few from this season!!

(Colby is #7!)

These 3 have played together all 6 seasons!

We will always have such fond memories from our time on the soccer field here on Whidbey Island. And while i know there will be soccer wherever we go it just doesn't make it any easier to bid farewell to a part of our lives we've truly come to cherish. To all of those who have touched our lives the last 6 seasons...(you know who you are)....Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. Tears stream down my face as i type....there just aren't words to tell you how much each of you has meant to us as a family. You will all be so very missed. Good luck in seasons to come!

(why can't crying just burn like massive amounts of fat??!! i'd be one skinny chica i swear!) ;)


Campout....kind of....

Tonight while the boys were in the shower, Daddy was busy setting up a surprise for them! He moved some furniture around in Brayden's room and set up a tent for them!! They were so excited....they loved it! They love to sleep together but when they do it takes an average of an hour to an hour and a half longer for them to actually go to sleep so we only allow it on friday and saturday nights. They talk and laugh and we absolutely love to listen to them! Here are a few pictures we took while hanging out w/ them in their tent before bed!

Silly Boys

The whole family!

All ready for sleepy time!

While it might not be a real campout, it's close enough for us!! These two lil guys are so much fun! Hope ya'll are having a wonderful weekend!!


Punkin' Patch

Sunday after a wonderful message at church we headed out to the local punkin' patch so the boys could pick pumpkins for carving later this week! We had a great time being together and watching the boys together!

This is one of our favorite things to do as a family each fall! What are some of your favorite fall family traditions??


Good for the soul.....Bad for the diet!

Guess what we're doing tonight.......

Yummy!! The last batch is baking and after dinner we will be decorating!! More pictures to come later tonight of our masterpieces!! Cause ya know...they WILL be masterpieces! ;) Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday evening!!

******Pictures as promised!******

Oh how these two lil men bring me so much joy! We had a great time as a family mixing, baking, cutting and decorating halloween cookies tonight.

Brayden's Creations.....notice the bite out of one of them....lil stinker!

Colby's masterpieces.......

Have a fantastic weekend!!


Mommy & Me

My wonderful bloggy friend, Erin, tagged me a LONG time ago with this fun Mommy and Me meme! Erin~sorry it took so long to get around to it but thanks for the tag! I enjoyed this one!

First, post a picture of you and your kids!

1. How many children do you have?

2. What are their ages?
Colby is 7 and Brayden is 3

3. What time do you start your day?
Workout days (which are mon, thur, & fri) i get up at 4:30 to get a workout out in before daddy leaves for work and the other 2 days i get up at 6:45

4. What do you eat for breakfast?
gosh.....a bowl of cereal, or some fruit, or a bagel and ALWAYS washed down with a nice warm cup of coffee!

5. Do your kids watch TV?
That would be a definite yes......i do my best to encourage activities other than tv and Brayden definitely watches more than Colby since he is home with me all day. Living in a fairly isolated area where about 9 months out of the year are cold, wet and nasty it becomes harder and harder to find things to do that keep them entertained! Colby loves watching the discovery channel or animal planet and Brayden's favorites are Super Why, Word World, Wonder Pets, and Backyardigans!

6. What are their favorite activities?
Colby enjoys reading, soccer, football-both playing it and watching it w/ Dad!, anything related to science or nature, Awana, playing his nintendo ds, computer games and both card and board games. Brayden loves being outside, building things with legos and blocks, Cubbies, anything w/ his brother, "reading" books(more like making up the story as he flips the pages and looks at the pictures), and coloring or painting pictures!

7. Do you get a break during the day for some you time?
I am very blessed in this regard! Brayden does nap in the afternoons and i do get some time to myself. I am working on making it a priority to start this time each day studying the Bible and soaking in God's word, then followed by cleaning, organizing, laundry, stamping, phone calls, blogging and/or reading......i usually just prioritize what needs to be done and get as much of it done as i can!

8. How do you end your day?
Most importantly w/ my hubby! The majority of our "just us" time happens after the kiddos are in bed each evening! We talk, laugh, prepare for the next day, watch tv, play computer games....or whatever else we decide but we do it together as much as possible!

9. What is your best parenting advice or tip?
Cherish each and every moment! Find reason to be thankful in every situation you are blessed to experience with your children....fun or not, easy or hard....its all such a blessing and goes by so fast! And network with other mommies! This has been such an encouragement for me......nobody understands like someone who is doing it too!!

Tagging 5 people:
*Scrapper Mom @ My Yesterdays, Todays, & Tomorrows
*Lainey @ Life is Just so Daily
*Janine @ Family Toole-Box
*Erin C. @ Crumpton Classics
*Jean @ A Testimony of God's Providence


Yes Yes.....

I am indeed still alive!! To say the least life has been just a little crazy in the Miculka's corner of existence! Can anybody sympathize with me on how much goes into a cross country move??? Holy moly.......i just did this 3 years ago and yet it is so completely unfamiliar!?! This time is very different as the kids are both at very different places in their lil lives than they were 3 years ago. And this i'm sure contributes to the vast differences between the last move and this one. Either way.....time is moving faster than i ever dreamed it would and we are now 7 weeks away from the movers knocking on the door. WOW....how did that happen?

There are so many things i want to get done in that 7 weeks in addition to the "normal" things we always have on our plate. I want to slow down time and take in every minute i have left here on this island that has become home for the last 3 years. I want to memorize every moment i can spend with my amazing friends that God has so graciously blessed me with while here. I want to take time to notice every little thing that has become "normal" to me while here and enjoy them like i used to....like seeing bald eagles in flight, the snow capped mountains beyond the gorgeous bay, Angelo's....my favorite spot to meet with girlfriends and enjoy coffee and breakfast, the deer who roam freely nearby and always want to take their time crossing the street when i'm running late, and so many more. I cherish every memory made and the emotions are already beginning to take over knowing that time is running out for us here. This chapter of our life is almost over. God is so good and i have come to know so much more of Him as He has been my strength and companion through lonely deployments, my hope and comforter through trials of my own and those i have experienced with friends, and my joy through all he has blessed me with the last 3 years.

I know God has great plans for our family as we move on to the next chapter. And i know He will continue to be my strength over the next 7 weeks as well as my comfort as i say goodbye to everything that has been home for the last several years. Please pray for our family as we prepare for this move. Pray for continued strength for John and me as we work through all the details....logistical and financial. Pray for guidance for me and John as we strive to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to teach the boys to rely on the Lord and to find strength in him. And pray that all will work out on the other end.....there are so many unknowns for us right now when we get to florida so just pray that it will all work out.

Pictures and fun updates to follow soon! Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!!



My bloggy friend, Shortone, tagged me with the challenge of telling 6 random things about myself. Maybe not a challenge for some but for me....i found it difficult to come up with things that i thought were actually worthy of listing here. Or maybe i just totally over think things but regardless.......here it is!

The "rules" of the game are as follows:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Write 6 random things about yourself.
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.

And drumroll please......

*1* I never finish a can of soda....EVER.....and i don't really know why. It drives John crazy and I used to deny it but i've just accepted it now. For whatever reason there will always be a couple of drinks left in any can that i open.

*2* I have expensive taste....put me in a room with 5 of anything (furniture, shoes, anything), don't put prices on any of them and i will pick the most expensive one! Every time....it never fails....i find something i absolutely love, check the price and it out of this world expensive.

*3* Street lights always go out when i drive by them...WEIRD.....people never believe me until they are riding with me and it happens. Its very strange.....

*4* I love baby feet but once they get past about age 2 feet begin to disgust me. I CANNOT stand them.....and don't even think about letting your feet come anywhere near my pillow...YUCK YUCK YUCK.......on the contrary i love foot rubs and pedicures for myself.

*5* I order the exact same thing at coffee shops....every single time and i have ordered it for probably close to 2 yrs now. The same thing...atleast 3 or 4 times a week! A non fat white chocolate peppermint mocha with half the white choc......and i've yet to get tired of it. ALL of the employees at my favorite coffee shop know my order...even if a friend goes and picks it up for me they always ask "is this for the girl in the brown crv" haha...it cracks me up!

*6* I couldn't come up w/ anything else so i asked John and this is what he had to say... "you always seem to decide you want me to get something for you right when i sit down. ALWAYS." haha....i guess that is kind of random and maybe i should pay more attention to that....

So anyway...there you have it.....6 random things about me! I don't know if i can come up with 6 people to tag but i'll tag:
*1* Ginger @ The Small Moments
*2* Girl @ a boy, a girl, and a pug
*3* Erin C.@ Crumpton Classics

I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of random things you girls come up with!! Hope you enjoy!


Hubby Love!

So a few days ago a good friend of mine from church growing up, Erin C., tagged me with a Hubby meme!! I couldn't resist how perfect the timing was as today is our 4th wedding anniversary!! Hope you enjoy a glimpse at the man God blessed me with as my hubby w/ some pictures to make it a little more fun!!

1. Where did you meet?
At the car dealership i worked at.....long story but we did not start dating until after the 2nd
time he came in! (And he says he came back the 2nd time because of me!)

2. How long did you date before you were married?

1 year and 8 months

3. How long have you been married?

4 years today!!! =)

4. What does he do that surprises you?

I am constantly amazed how intelligent he is.....he's brilliant and doesn't even know it!

5. What is your favorite feature of his?

His smile

6. What is your favorite quality of his?

I'm gonna go with his dedication to whatever he does...its tough to choose just one!

7. Does he have a nickname for you?
Not so much a nickname.....he calls me babe but thats more of a pet name

8. What is his favorite color?

9. What is his favorite food?

10. What is his favorite sport?
Football w/o a doubt!

11. When & Where was your first kiss?
I'm not sure exactly when.....sometime in the first couple
of weeks of dating and it was at his apartment

12. What are your favorite things to do as a couple?
laugh, watch tv, play computer games, spend time w/friends

13. Do you have children?
2 wonderful, crazy, rough-n-tough, ALL boys!! Colby is 7 & Brayden 3

14. Does he have a hidden talent?
he is an amazing cook and he has a fabulous knack for putting foods/tastes together you
wouldn't typically think of and it tasting wonderful!

15. How old is he?

16. Who said i love you first?
that would be him and it was so cute.....he was so nervous and i could tell he wanted to say
something but it took him quite a while before he worked up to actually saying it! =)

17. What is his favorite type of music?
there isn't one favorite......he likes all kinds of music and rarely listens to just one kind

18. What do you admire most about him?
He would do anything to ensure happiness and security for this family. I love this about
him! And he somehow manages to find the perfect balance between giving his all to God,
this family, and his career. To sum it up....he's amazing!

19. Do you think he will read this?
Most likely yes!

20. Who are you tagging??
I'll tag Erin, Love, & Jean Marie....if you ladies would like to!

Happy Anniversary John! I love you more than i could ever put into words. You amaze me with your self less love for me and our boys. I cherish every day God has blessed us with and i look forward to all that lies ahead for us. The struggles, deployments, sleepless nights, sick kiddos, cross country moves and everything else we have faced together couldn't begin to come close to the joy i find in our love. I can't wait for each tomorrow with you! Thank you for being you and for loving me like you do. I love you babe!