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Friday, November 30, 2012

Blessings of 10 years

 Our 10th Christmas Card since being "Mr.& Mrs" has arrived!
*(see Christmas card below in the previous post)
10 years ago, I mailed out our first Christmas card with our wedding photo *tapped" on the inside! HA! And 10 years later we now can create cards on the computers. Boxed cards are now considered a thing of the past. I love receiving Christmas Cards and have always loved seeing the changes within other families as well as ours.
I am amazed at the last 10 years and really grateful for all the blessings that the Lord has given us. 
In the last 10 years we have had;
  •  2 apartments in Upstate N.Y.
  • a big move to the South
  • 1 apartment in GA
  • our first home in GA ( 7 years ago!!!)
  • 4 cars total, (Dodge Neon, Toyota Corolla (just turned 10 years old and still going strong! It was our wedding gift to each other & had 6 miles on it when we got it, now it is way over 100K miles),Toyota Rav 4, which was traded in for our current Family Van.
  • a CPA license earned for Mike
  • 7 Years of teaching for Jenn (@ 2 private Schools)
  • employment the  first 5 years at PWC for Mike
  •  current employment @ GE for Mike
  • a dog for 8 years, Abbey, who we love and miss dearly
  • 2 boys; Parker & Kaden

And the list goes on...
And through it all, we have had many obstacles that at the time seemed unbearable! Yet those obstacles brought growth and got us where we are today by God's strength and grace. We are still growing, still messing up, still learning real love and loving each other in the "un-lovable" moments. Without our personal relationship with the Lord we would not be able to sit and reflect on true joy and all that we have been blessed with. We don't deserve anything. I am so thankful for being able to mess up and still be loved and understood by my Savior and Mike. I do not deserve him or our sweet little gifts, Parker & Kaden. But I am SO grateful the Lord chose for us to be blessed to have them in our "family" and be their parents.
 Hence why I chose "Cherished Blessings" Christmas card from Shutterfly this year. 

We are so excited for a fun year celebrating Christmas with them. 
 I can only think what the next 10 + years will bring? Only the Lord knows and our life is his to use.

Merry Christmas  from our home to yours!

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