Friday, October 23, 2009

#1 Husband

I have the most amazing husband EVER! I realize lots of women think the same thing but my husband truly is INCREDIBLE!

  • He makes me feel like the only girl in the world.

  • He goes above and beyond to make sure our family is well cared for.

  • He is an AMAZING cook!

  • He is literally the funniest person I have ever known.

  • He loves God!

  • He will tickle my back for hours and never complain.

  • He is going to make the most amazing Dad someday and I can not wait to see him holding our babies!

  • He is my best friend.

These are just a few of the reasons he is the most amazing man and husband. I love you Max Robert Masters and everyday nothing makes me happier and prouder than being your wife!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Curve Balls

Lately life has taken us in directions we never wanted or dreamed of going. Thanks to a careless banker and a shady contractor we had our budget for the house totally blown. This definitely took away from some of the excitement of getting to this point. When we end up closing next week we will still have a giant pile of dirt sitting in our yard that we have now decided to take on ourselves rather than let the shady contractor anywhere near it. We will owe our parents money which is the worst feeling in the world. But we will be working our butts off to get past all of this and trusting God to help us get through it.
This also means all plans for dealing with the infertility have been put on hold as well as we pay for all of this mess. I know in my heart that our family will grow when the time is right so I try not to get discouraged by all of this.
You never know what curves life is going to throw at you. You can plan and save and think you are in control and have it all blow up right in your face. And for someone who likes to plan and be prepared for any and everything this is SUPER frustrating. But God also knows the plan for my life and will get me through this if I trust and follow him. This is a real comfort to a planner/control freak like myself. So instead I am off to pray, plan, and trust that everything is going to work out.
Everyone keeps telling me that someday I will look back at all of this and realize it wasn't as big of a deal as it seems like. I look forward to seeing that day and knowing we made it there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Proverbs 3:5

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

I have been spending a lot of time thinking about this verse lately. It is my hearts desire to trust God in all things and follow the plan that he has for my life. So why is it so hard to completely give up control and let God lead my life? What if I REALLY trusted God with all of my heart and didn't question things that my human mind could never comprehend. I can't imagine the amazing things that could happen if I truly let God lead my heart.
I pray that I would trust God with all of my heart. That when I am scared or confused that I would give my fears and doubts to God and trust him to take my life where he would have it go.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Avery Grace

On October 3rd our best friends from Spearfish had a beautiful baby girl and we are so in love with Avery Grace Rauterkus! We were so lucky to get to be there for her arrival into the world. She is the sweetest and most laid back baby I have ever seen. We are SO happy for you Brett and Janelle. We love you guys!! Here are some pictures from our first day with Avery!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Front Steps

Who knew that being able to walk through your front door was such a big deal?!?! After living in our house for over a month without being able to use the front door we are SOO happy to have a front deck!! So welcome to our front door!