Hello! I decided to take a little break from the computer for a couple of days. The website is really about to send me over the edge and I had to step back to take a few deep breaths and count to ten.
I'm back. But, I'm going to take a break from the website for a few more days. I have to. It's going from something I loved, I was so excited about, something I was proud of to something I'm dreading, hating and resenting. So......
Step back. Deep breath. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10.
Whew. That's better.
Now, for something fun.
That's right people. Elvis. My blog world friend, Holly Mathis
, blogged about her recent family vacation to Mississippi through the Mississippi Delta. I know you Mississippians are wondering why the heck someone one want to actually spend their vacation in the Mississippi Delta. Well, there's a lot of history there. And, turns out, Holly and her hubs are history buffs. So, there you have it. As I mentioned before, I was going to meet Holly (and snap a picture with her), but my babies got sick and I was unable to. :( We emailed a lot and I gave her suggestions on where to visit in Vicksburg and the Delta. They were thinking of going to Memphis to see the Peabody, but decided against it when they heard of the annual Elvis festival week going on. They did go to Oxford (for those of you that don't know, Oxford is a quaint little Mississippi college town right below the Tennessee line). Holly and her family had the pleasure of meeting this man (above) in a park in Oxford. Lucky them!
I knew as soon as she told me about the Elvis festival that it was in honor of his death. I know he died on August 16th. No, I'm not an avid Elvis fan. How do I know? Well, you see, on August 16, 2003.....in a little gray Presbyterian church in Mississippi....that looks like a castle.....two VERY young love birds were getting hitched......
Yes, we got married on the anniversary of Elvis' death. No, we did not plan that. And, yes, we hear Elvis songs all day on the radio on our anniversary.....which we like to call our "Universary". Don't know why. We're dorks, I guess. And yes, I know my husband was hot back in the day...like boy band hot! He still is, but he was such a baby then. We both were. Back then, he got told a lot that he looked like this celebrity
John Taylor and I have been through a lot together. The good. The bad. And, the ugly. As you can imagine, the past 6 months have been stressful and that in turn effects our marriage. Job loss, financial struggles, two small children, two house payments.....all those things can make one sometimes forget the importance of why you're together in the first place. Sometimes you just want to throw your hands up and give up. But, we're still together. That, I'm proud of.
You know, marriage is hard. But you know what. It's one of God's greatest blessings. I'm thankful for marriage. God is not through with us yet. And, if what He's done in our marriage the past 7 years is any sign of what is to come, I can't wait to see what He has in store.
We had a pretty low key anniversary.
Our babysitters my parents are out of town, so we stayed in. John Taylor cooked my favorite -- Shrimp Scampi with white wine sauce!
This is him cooking while I enjoyed a class of wine:
This is his "look interested" face....trying to look like he is really into his cooking and not my taking pictures. :)
Our wine choice:
JT's new wine glasses thanks to his mom!
Just a little side fact --- we save all our wine corks. Have every since we met. On special occasions, we write on the botton with a sharpie the date and occastion.
After a few Oreos for desert, we got silly.....
I thought the card John Taylor gave me was so sweet. He expresses how when he looks back on our marriage, he can honestly say he wouldn't change a thing. Neither would I. We would not be where we are now as a couple if we had not endured what we have. So thankful for God's lessons...even if we don't really "get" them at first. We will totally understand later.
And, I just had to share this one last shot from our wedding night. Look at that hair! It took hours to get it like that. I don't have that much body in my hair! Love it!
Happy Universary, Mr. Moore. I'm so glad to call myself Mrs. And may The King rest in peace. ;)
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