Thursday, April 29, 2010

one year, baby

Well it's been awhile since I posted, but nothing too exciting has been going on...except for THOMAS HAS BEEN OUT FOR ONE YEAR YESTERDAY! I'm so excited to get to this point. Wow. In a lot of ways it's gone by fast, but only because his letters are so awesome and he is loving his mission. I think that makes it so much easier for your family when they know you are happy and love what you are doing. It has been really hard though because I know that in a year when Thomas comes home, we won't be living there. It's hard to think about that. You bet I'll be there at the airport to see him though, but I will miss out on being around him a lot.
He has been such a great example to me this past year. I'm so grateful for the sacrifices he is making. I know it's not easy, but it's worth it. I love him so much.
This is quite an ugly picture of me, but I didn't get ready that morning he left, instead I followed him around and watched him. It was a really emotional morning for all of us; wow, that was a really hard day. I love my family, and I'm so grateful that we are close and have so much in common. We have our parents to thank because they are the best. I love you, Tom! Keep up the hard work!
Recently my mom helped me recover this papasan chair for Jacoby's room. It was really fun to do, and I'm really glad my mom was so willing to help me. She has great taste, and I hope to have a beautiful home like them someday, but I know I'm not as good as she is. I definitely am really interested in decorating right now and look for ideas all the time. I will have to post pictures once we move and can hang things up on the wall because the house we're renting right now is for sale so we don't hang anything.
Jacoby has really liked this chair so far. I found him "reading" books in it the other day all by himself. He looked like such a big boy. I love being able to read him books in there before he goes to bed.


8 comments:

Steph said...

That day one year ago in the airport was absolutely awful! But the day in one year at the airport is going to rock! I can't wait. Can't believe it's been a year.

Your chair turned out super cute.

Jaimi said...

Wow! Has it been a year already?! It must be true that it seems to go faster when it's not someone in your immediate family. When my parents were on their mission, I would always get comments about how fast the time was going and I thought they were crazy. I'm glad it's going by somewhat quickly for you.

By the way, I don't know that I am ever going to get used to your scrapbook pages referring to your mom as "Grandma Long." I always think you are talking about our Grandma Long at first! (;

Krystal Keck said...

It does go by so fast when you keep busy! I am glad he is doing so good though! When are you guys moving? Love your scrapbook pages Jacoby is growing so much!

Judy said...

Wow! One year huh? That is so crazy. I'll bet he is such a great missionary! And, YOU, are talented just like your mom. You girls all amaze me!!!!! Love the chair

Katie said...

YIPEE!!! It has finally been one year!!!!! I agree though . . . this time last year was absolutely TERRIBLE! Glad he's got one year down, bring on the next year!! WAHOO!

Taylor and Lyndsi said...

I can't believe it has been a year! It is crazy how fast time flies! He will be back before you know it Miss! Love the chair! Looks like Jacoby does too!

Mark & Nicole Oaks said...

I can't believe that it has been a year. It is flying by! I can't wait till you guys move here. Granted I will be about an hour and a half from you, but I will come see you whenever Mark has to go to Phoenix. The chair you covered is cute. Re-doing stuff is so fun!

Janet said...

That day he left a year ago was VERY memorable. I can get that sick feeling everytime I think about it. I love having him on a mission. He is growing so much and writes the best letters, but I miss him everyday. I don't know what I am going to do when you and Becca both move away. Steph is going to get really sick of me I am sure. I love seeing those pictures of Jacoby in his chair and I am glad he likes it. That was fun sewing that cover on the frame, wasn't it! It was definitely a two person job!