Posts Tagged ‘love and marriage

5 years!

October 3, 2013

Five years ago today David and I were married. The wedding was amazing but, like that last picture, a blur. We settled quickly into marriage and for us it wasn’t a big adjustment since we were raised in similar families and they are good friends with each other. We are blessed to share such compatibility. Since then we have definitely experienced a lot of life. A debilitating disease for him that necessitated four surgeries, infertility and miscarriage, travels, work changes, windfalls, deaths of family members, the birth of our daughter and now the expectation of a son. Mostly though, we are in the midst of the daily grind. It’s hard, but it’s also so, so beautiful. We’re doing it together,…
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Blogossip #2: Deal Breakers

April 3, 2011

This is my first month participating in Blogossip hosted by Brittney from Lamidge and Brittany from Dude Let’s Blog. I love the idea of monthly topics to focus a video blog, so I jumped right in! This month’s topic is deal breakers in the dating world, and even though I’m no longer in the dating world I still have some thoughts. I filmed this outside and couldn’t see my screen very well, so I apologize for the glazed look in my eyes and all the squinting. :) Deal Breakers from Kathleen Forbes on Vimeo.

A Different Kind Of Vacation

July 29, 2010

It’s been a week since David had his surgery, and four days since we’ve been home recovering. Clockwise from top left: the patient’s domain, my home nursing shelf, Cleo wondering what’s going on around here, and the huge pile of snacks that we’ve amassed. My patient is improving by leaps & bounds, and soon he’ll be zooming around. But for the first month he still can’t put any weight on his right leg and he can’t drive himself anywhere. That means he still needs help doing some fairly simple things like going to the bathroom, showering, and having meals prepared. In addition to activities of daily living, I also have to give him a shot in his belly once a…
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Things I Learned From My Husband’s Hospital Stay

July 26, 2010

It was an interesting experience staying in the hospital with my husband for a few days and NOT being the nurse. Although there were a few frustrating moments, overall we had a great experience. We liked certain staff members more than others. And actually, I think the whole ordeal will make me a better nurse. Here are some things I learned: When you walk into a patient’s room, introduce yourself. Even if you’re not assigned to that patient and are just helping out, let the patient know why you’re there. About a million people came in and out of our room and we didn’t know who half of them were. It was strange. If you are taking care of a…
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In Sickness

July 14, 2010

If you were to meet my husband and I for the first time without knowing anything about us, you would probably form the opinion that we are a classic example of opposites attracting. He is talkative and hilarious in social situations, making everyone around him feel comfortable. This is really a huge part of why I married him, because I am reserved and sometimes awkward around new people, and I find it hard to make new friends. I like to bring him places as a kind of security blanket. After meeting us, you might be surprised to find out that he’s actually a very private person. Too bad he married a blogger. I might keep quiet around large groups, but…
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