Saturday, July 26, 2008

Disneyland - here we come!!!

As we complete another year of marriage we are returning to the place where we have so many happy memories together!!! From our first trip together when Peter proposed to our honeymoon and now to our second year of marriage where even more memories will be made. Disneyland really is our happy place :)

This second year of marriage has been an awesome and very busy year for us. We began our second year of marriage with a get-away to southern Oregon and it was a great time for us to remember the first year and talk about the coming year of our marriage and how many big things we had coming in the next year. Here we are at the completion of it and this year has exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Peter finished up college and dealt with the strenuous recruiting process which brought a major life decision of choosing which place to begin his career (or adult) life.

We celebrated and relaxed in Jamaica after completing the first major project of our married life - getting hubby through school :) It is not easy to be married and go to school (or be the spouse of someone in school) and it really was a big deal for us to complete together. Jamaica was just an awesome experience that neither one of us will ever forget. It was a trip that brought us much closer together and was truly a blessed experience for both of us.

This past year we also added our first "baby" to the family. Juno is our little practice baby and in a lot of ways she is conditioning us for parenthood. We have learned a lot about each other by just adding a dog to the mix - who knew!?!

The first two years have been awesome and quite frankly - surprisingly easy in a lot of ways. We are thankful and feel very blessed that we have had an easy first two years together and look forward to everyday together. We definitely do not have a perfect marriage but we try hard to not say things we will regret later. We know we would not be the people we are today without each other. We have lived our marriage so far by two basic principles and thus far they have worked:

Trust and Commitment

Trust in the other person and their faithfulness in EVERY area of life to you and a commitment to gain the same trust from your spouse.

Friday, July 11, 2008

much needed update

It has been a long time since I have posted, in fact I did not know it has been as long as it has until I started typing. There has been so much going on in our house that needs to be updated on.
First things first with Peter. He took his first CPA exam on Monday and he feels things went pretty well. He feels like he knew quite a few of the answers but there are never any guarantees so he feels like the test could have gone either way. We have to wait until sometime in September to find out if he did or not. Now he is starting in on the second part of the exam and he will be taking that portion at the end of August.
There is also one other possibility going on with Peter but there has not been anything set for this at all. Peter was asked by KPMG if he would be interested in starting in the next couple of weeks if they need him to. The catch is that it would be located in Seattle for 8 - 10 weeks. The complication with that would be him trying to find time to study while working long hours (we assume since it is a big project he would be working quite a bit). Plus us trying to find a way to spend some time together with him in Seattle, it would be complicated with one of us having to travel over the weekends to see each other. The pluses of this opportunity would be him getting a jump on his career, and of course the pay increase! There would be a lot of things that need to be figured out for this to be possible especially since it would be happening soon.
Things in my life have been hectic lately. We have been working a lot of overtime lately and today I had enough of it and called in sick. I have been having some issues with my heart racing lately and finally saw my doctor about it and they ran a bunch of tests and nothing has been determined from all that money, err I mean test results. They put me on a medication that has made me very tired this week and with this work week being a possible 56 hour week I couldn't do it and gave up some of my overtime. Work has been very flexible with me and allowed me to rest and take it easy which has been very good.
And the last bit of real exciting news - we will be listing our house this weekend!!! We have been wanting to start the process of looking at homes for sometime now and we are finally at a point where this is a possibility so we have been looking at homes, we have been pre-approved for a loan, and we have been cleaning, packing, and doing minor home improvements to get the house ready and I think it will be ready by the end of the weekend. Now we just hope that it sells quickly and we can find a house that is perfect for us and within our budget :)