Monday, November 14, 2011

Fire & Ice

One year ago today I was enjoying the sunshine on a small beach in Fiji. It was my eleventh anniversary, and my husband and I were on the trip of a lifetime. After six long deployments, falling over half of our total anniversaries, it was a dream come true. Ten days with no TV, computers, cars or cares.

Today we're gearing up for deployment number eight, in the next few weeks. It might not be Fiji, but it is what makes our lives uniquely ours. The daily wonders and heartaches, these are the things that mold our hearts and bring us closer together. Life is beautiful in all of its joys and sorrows, because of our joys and sorrows. My hope is to seize each instant and truly live.

Last year, we soaked in the beauty of each moment of those ten perfect days in the sun, and came home to a fresh falling snow and the warm glow of our own hearth and home.

Eleven Things

Eleven Things {detail}

Eleven Things {detail]
Glitz Design "Dance in the Sunshine" Papers: Stripe, Polka, Floral, Damask
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Paper: Floral
Glitz Design "Dance in the Sunshine" What Nots
Glitz Design "Dance in the Sunshine" Trim
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Mint Grunge


Live What You Love

live what you love {detail}

live what you love {detail}

live what you love {detail}
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Papers: Toile, Stripe, Polka 
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Cardstock Title Stickers
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Epoxy Word Stickers
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Peek-a-Boos
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Paper Layers
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" What Nots
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Trim

2 comments:

charli said...

Wishing you all strength and love enough to get you through the next goodbye. I know you're proud of him, and please let him know we're so grateful for his service...and for your family's sacrifice.

Luv2talk said...

Loving both these LOs. Awesome journaling on the FIJI one.

I think of you (maybe not often, but at least occasionally, lol). Take care and happy scrap'n!

Luv2talk

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