Saturday, October 13, 2012

First family photo shoot

On a walk several Sundays ago, Jared and I found this cool old place I would love for my parents to purchase and renovate into their retirement home. On the plus side, it's huge and would fit plenty of grandkids. On the down side, it needs a little work, and it is not in the greatest location. 

 I think it looks like a German Chalet. Can you just imagine this place in a huge park with an orchard and a lake and a cute little restaurant inside with rooms upstairs. I think it would be a great little business property. Aside from the location, again...

We received new Tshirts in gift box from Mom. I tell you what those care packages she sends make my entire month. It's like she packages up love and hugs in those boxes and when we open them we get overwhelmed with happy feelings.

One of the clauses of this particular care package was to take some cute fall pictures. Our efforts are as follows.

 In my last post I determined that I need more patience.

 This is the handsome, rugged, dashing, honorable man I married. Looking back, I have had experience with patience before. good things come to those who wait. True Fact.

 H is for Home

I apologize. I'm being gooey. 

Hey look! TWINNERS!

Eventually we will get a tripod. For now, rocks and electric boxes work great for self timers.

Thanks for all the goodies MOM!

Something I want vs something I need

I will explain...

I just want someone to sit on the couch with me in the evenings after work. I want someone to snuggle with while I watch movies. I want someone who I can take runs and walks with. Is that too much to ask for?

"You're married." You say. "No problem."
"He's a student." I say. "I want a dog."

Today I bought running shoes instead. Jared isn't ready for the dog yet. Although for family night I spent 2 hours looking at all the animal shelters this side of the Point of the Mountain and some past it. For now I'm waiting but the desire hits me again as sit writing this blog, and husband is shut away in the den studing. I know I ought to be more patient.

For example, today we were driving to drop something off for his parents. I once more brought up the dog thing and Jared told me, "I'm not ready yet."
Really? I ask. Dang, is what I'm thinking.
"Okay, I understand." I say, pausing for thought. "What about now, are you ready now?"

"No. Not yet."

"Now? " Hopefully.

"No, not for the next 5 minutes at least."

2 hours later at Target, "Now?"

"Alex, I don't want to hear another word about this dog business today." My husband got very parental on me. Like the grown up I am, I only pouted a little bit.

My only hope is that as the saying goes. Good things come to those who wait.

This is what I'm waiting for.