Looking back, we have come so far; looking forward, we have a long way, still. Dave and I have been married for nearly 5 years, and during that time, it feels as if we have lived a lifetime! I believe that through great struggles, comes great strength. If this is true, then one day, we will have the strength to do great things! Until then, we live to the best of our abilities, and thank our Lord that we are blessed with such sweet boys, and dependable family, and amazing friends.
one thing is for certain - when it comes to Dave and me, we do things the hard way. When we started dating, I was a single mom, going to school full time, and working part-time as a secretary for my parents. Dave worked for a factory 2 hours away. We decided to get married. I started grad school for speech-language pathology within a month of our wedding, and Dave began working on a degree in geology. We were both in school, we were building a self-help house, and we had a sweet little boy, Ethan, to provide for. Two years later, I graduated, and landed my first job in Russellville, AR working for the school district, then I found out I was pregnant in September. Dave completed his degree in December, found a job with Terracon Consulting, Inc. in February, and moved to Oklahoma City, where he lived with my gracious grandma for the next seven months. In the meantime, we listed our house, and 1.) gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on May 7th, 2012, 2.) sold our house, and 3.) I was offered a job in Oklahoma on the very same day. When things happen, they happen BIG in our family. We had a difficult summer of moving and shifting, but we finally settled into our new home in Guthrie, Oklahoma in August 2012.
Currently, Dave is a field geologist for Terracon Consultants, Inc. (an environmental consulting firm). Dave has to say that, "as far as professions go, I am one of the lucky few." He states, "Number one, I get to do something that I love to do, and number two, I get to do something that makes a difference." I am a school-based speech-language pathologist, which I love, but more importantly, I am a wife and a momma.
Going back a few months, Dave and I found out we were expecting another baby in November 2012. We were very surprised, but mostly shocked. We had not planned this. January 3rd was the first appointment with my O.B., and we found out we were having twins. Again we were surprised, but mostly shocked. March 1st 2013 was our ultra sound to discover the gender of our babies, and this is where "17 weeks" begins.
For all my boys - my husband, Dave; my sons, Ethan and Liam; and my little bundle of boys, Emmett and Owen. :)
Ethan, my oldest son is 7 years old, and is attending first grade. Everyday he tells me that school is boring, but I think deep down he really likes it.
Liam, our 16 month old, loves hanging out in the kitchen when I am cooking (I sneak him nibbles), he loves helping me load the dishwasher (by scattering dishes around the floor), and he doesn't know a stranger.