Saturday, September 6, 2014

The last two weeks have been some what of an emotional roller coaster for my family. 

We have lost two amazing women in our family. 
Sharon Lewis and Lousie Holt.
Two grandmas in two weeks. 

It's been rough. 
But they were both such amazing women

Grandma Holt 
I love you. 
I will miss you. 
I am certain that the reunion on the other side has been amazing
you had such a love of genealogy
and I know they were all anxious to meet you too.
Thank you for raising my amazing mother. 
For teaching her what you did.
Thank you for always teaching us the importance of education, family and religion. 

Sharon Lewis
I love you. 
You made Grandpa so happy. 
You were so full of spunk and life! 
We only met a few times but I always felt so much warmth from you
You accepted us instantly and I hope you felt that same acceptance and love from us. 
You will be missed. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Forever and Ever

Steven and I always go to bed at the same time
but last night he wasn't feeling well and decided to turn in early
I was still wide awake so I waited until I was tired and came in a few hours later

Because Steven and I always go to sleep at the same time
and he usually gets up before or at the same time as me
I don't get that many opportunities to just watch him sleep

Last night I was granted one of those wonderful and rare opportunities

I was able to sneak in and just watch him for a minute
lit by the street light outside our window
I could just barely make out the sweet face and silhouette of the man I love so dearly

I feel like my hearts ability to love him grew even more last night

There truly is nothing sweeter then loving someone with your whole self. 
No fear
No regrets
Just complete and consuming love for another 

and knowing that they share the same level of love and commitment to you

My heart almost burst from joy and love

I only was able to watch him dream for a few moments before he woke up
but as soon as he did 
he smiled a half awake half asleep perfect smile 
snuggled right up to me
held my hand and gave it a squeeze 
and whispered 
"I love you"

That moment
I want to remember forever

I love that man
With all my heart
I am so lucky you are my forever

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I just watched this three times
and I'll probably watch it again before the day is through
Love Lisa
Love Alexa

LOVE this video

Don't Judge

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

And so it begins...

Unpacking all of our boxes that finally arrived from Hawaii has been hard

we lived with only our 4 suitcases worth of things
including a sleeping bag to sleep on the floor with, clothing, toiletries, cookware, everything
for a month before all of our things arrived

I had gotten so used to the simple life
I really actually miss it

especially now that our home is completely a disaster area 
as most are when you first move in
boxes, clothes, dishes, random crap everywhere! 

wish us luck

Steven brought these home over the weekend.
At least one part of our home is beautiful :) 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Random Friday

We don't have a rug for our shower yet
and sometimes I don't get ALL the water off my feet before I get out

Steven likes to take pictures of my footprints
apparently I'm gonna be a mama bear when we have kids
for real

I hope you all have an amazing weekend
we'll see you back here monday :) 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

He's a mountain man at heart

Right now we have one dog


She's small and adorable and super chill
we love her

Look at that face!! 
She's the best

Steven and I have been talking about getting another dog within the next year or so.
We have been talking about breeds and pros and cons of sizes and things

we had decided on a German Shepherd
for the longest time we had been talking about getting a Greyhound cause they're gorgeous! 
but we both think before it would be smart to get one that could protect the family if needed
sorry Abby but you're a wimp and if anything happened...
You have a tendency to run away :) 

Anyway so we were looking into Germans...
they come in white guys! 


But then Steven found a mix breed....
he loves it
and now wants a German 
a Czechoslovakian Vlcak

You guys....
it's a mix between a German and a WOLF

let me say that again

(insert nervous look and laugh here) 

All of Steven's wildest dog dreams have just come true. 
obviously we need to do a lot more research but really....
Steven's mind is already made up :)

so we'd have a white german, a wolfdog, and a 20lb mini beagle....

"one of these things is not like the other..." 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


because no day would be complete 
without a little bit of awkward