Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quilts and 5 years!

I'm super excited that my quilt is finished!! Jane, the amazing quilt maker, has been so gracious in showing me (and Mandy) how to quilt! She has even held my crying baby for hours so that I could sew and she has been super patient with me and my lack of hand-sewing skills!! I had a great time and was surprised by how much fun quilt making is! Thank you SOOO much, Jane, for helping me make my very first quilt!

I tried to choose colors that would go with my house and M's room, so M could play on it and it wouldn't clash with the decor:) So, it turned out pretty whimsical, but I like it!
Here is the beautiful quilt that Jane made for our wedding 5 years ago! It is such a gorgeous quilt! LOVE it! She is definitely talented!

Lots of details and mushy stuff ahead!! This is obviously for my own personal record:)

May 8, 2004 I married the man of my dreams!! I can't believe tomorrow is our 5th anniversary!! Life has flown by and has been really pretty crazy in such a short time! In fact, I'll outline a little bit for you for what we've done these past 5 years:

-I graduated from OC
-lived in the OC apartments (thankfully only May-December!)
-my brother got married a few months later
-lived in an apartment in Yukon
-I lost my grandfather
-Josh worked as a minister in Yukon
-I worked as a teacher in Yukon
-started trying for a family, got pregnant and had a miscarriage (eventually did fertility treatments)
-bought a house in OKC
-Josh worked for my dad while finishing grad school at OC
-got my first niece (another one soon!!)
-I taught at Sonshine School at Edmond C of C
-Josh got accepted to do doctoral work in Fort Worth
-I interviewed for teaching jobs in TX
-Put our house on the market (came REALLY close to selling it)
-Josh graduated with his MDiv
-Josh got a ministry job at Memorial Road C of C (if I'm not mistaken, he was hired on our 4th anniversary or at least soon after)
-I started teaching at Sonshine School at MRCC
-got trained to be foster parents
-Josh lost his grandfather
-currently in the process of adopting our foster baby
-possibly having another foster child on the way!

I'm sure I've left out some other big milestones from the past five years, but it's obviously been full of ups, downs, and surprises! God has blessed our lives and our marriage! I can't think of anyone I'd rather be on this journey with, than Josh! He is an incredible husband, father and man! He is the most selfless, calm, and thoughtful guy and I feel truly grateful to get to be with my best friend every day! Thank you for 5 amazing years, Josh!!!



Kara Scharrer said...

Happy anniversary! I remember your wedding like it was yesterday. We had SO MUCH FUN!!! I hope that you guys have a great day together.

vivian said...
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vivian said...

I deleted the other one in case you did not know who Vivian is. I forget it comes up that way......anyway!
You are very welcome! I really had fun and the quilt looks great in your house.
Happy you....Jane

Amy in Edmond said...

Happy Aniversary!

Welcome to the quilt club. I have been quilting for 10 years and I'm always excited to see new people start this wonderful hobby.

Mariah said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your quilt is beautiful. Maybe we can get M and Brady together to play and you can teach me a thing or two about quilting. I would love to learn!! Hug M for me!!

Dara said...

Your quilt is amazing. And so is your family:)

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary, Josh and Aubrey!!! I told Pam the other day how fortunate we are to have such special children. We are all so proud of you. God blessed baby M so much with you. We are so so thankful that you are able to adopt her. God is so good. You and Josh deserve the best and I pray that God continue to bless you and your new family. Have a wonderful anniversary!!!

Ohh--I started a quilt years ago and never have finished it!!!! I just love quilts!!! Keep up the great work!!

sara's art house said...

LOVE the quilt!!!!!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful Quilt Aubrey. I made my first one for Madison's Kindergarten class only to be raffled off and we did not get it! I cried. I too enjoyed the process of making one. Congratulations on 5 years and praying for the adoption process to go quick and smooth. Miss you!