Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In 4-years Time

I was reminiscing the other night, which I LOVE to do.
In fact, I have an entire amoire in our house full of scrapbooks and photo albums from throughout the years that I love to pull out and look at on random nights.
It drives Brad crazy.

Anyway, I was reminiscing while at the beach about the other couple of times Brad and I had visited Holden Beach since we met.
It's kind of crazy.
Holden Beach was our first 'long' weekend away together after we started dating.
We met June 28th and by the 2nd weekend of August we were at the beach together.
I thought I would give you a little trip down memory lane.

August 2008
I can remember being so excited about being with Brad and having a 'normal' guy after almost 2-years of looking for 'Mr. Wonderful'.
I had spent nearly 4-years before that with a guy that we will just call 'NOT Mr. Wonderful'.
One of the main things I remember from this trip, and he does too, is that on our way home I wanted to stop at one of those roadside fruit and veggie stands.
I think he thought I was joking, but I wasn't.
(I'm a big sucker for those)
He drove on past like it was funny.
After I made a big deal about it we stopped at the next one we saw.
We've been stopping ever since.
Year #2
August 2009

What a difference a year makes.
We had been engaged one-month by this trip.
Excited, giddy and looking forward to a wedding and our future together, we were like some old couple who had known each other for years.
In 2010, Brad went to Holden with just 'the boys' while I went hiking.
2011, we skipped out giving that we were in the midst of fertility treatments and timing was always a factor, as was stress.

Fast forward to this year.

August 2012

Baby S is on the way!!
Vacations and getaways are different being pregnant but no less fun except for the fact that you can't overindulge in adult beverages.
Thank goodness, I have a husband who encourages me to sleep and picks up the heavy lifting when it comes to EVERYTHING these days.
I'm sure he's ready for this 'pregnant' thing to be over!
So, there you have it.
In 4-years time we've gone from a new couple to expecting parents with tons of fun and tears along the way.

That's all I have for this Wednesday.


love jenny xoxo said...

That is a busy 4 years!! And a very exciting 4 years too, you two make such a cute couple!


Mandy said...

Awwwww, love memory lane!!

Anonymous said...

I love looking back on old times like that. I wish I still had all my pictures from when Brian and I first met, but they all got deleted when my computer crashed in early 2012.

Claire Kiefer said...

Crazy what can happen in a few years, and what could be four years from now! Glad you are in such a good place. :)

Easton wife said...

What great memories :) I think 4-5 years is a good amount of time to spend together before baby. Like my husband and I married almost a year, but our 5 year relationship anniversary is coming up in November. Cheers to many more for all of us!

The Management said...

this is super sweet, and so nice to learn more about you.

I do the same thing with all my journals- I pull them out to take a stroll down memory lane..... drives the boyfriend bonkers.

Ashley said...

omg, i read the first paragraph and just wanted to copy and paste it and replace brad with Andrew and I could have wrote that :) and, i loved the little trip down memory lane, so sweet!

Sara said...

I love where you are this year...and how far you have come!

momto8 said...

what a beautiful love story!! good for you! it seems like love at first sight....
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

donatelli98 said...

So excited for you and Brad! Awesome that he is such a great husband during the pregnancy!!

jas said...

aww beautiful post! great story :)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great journey!! Lots more fun times ahead.

starnes family said...

Love this! Great recap. I love thinking back to previous trips to places we love.

.Sass.Jane. said...

Love this! So weird- we "met" just a few months before your wedding. Doesn't seem that long ago! And now, you're about to be parents! Eek! Great recap- love the fruit/veggie stand story!

Wiz said...

Its amazing what can happen in four years! Every leap year and during the Olympics I always think back to where I was during the last one.

So happy for you and your growing family! You are glowing :)