Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Huge Blessing!

I have to share a story about what an amazing God we serve. Chris got home last night from his first night on the street. He was so excited about his first day, we talked until I thought my eyes were going to fall out of my head. But the coolest thing by far is that his field training officer goes to our church! He has been going here for a couple months. I think he is very young in his faith, so Chris has already been able to share a few thing with him about Christianity. Here Chris thought he was going into the Police force instead of ministry only to find himself ministering. How crazy is God! I'm so excited for this incredible opportunity for Chris. I told him, "He's going to be teaching you how to be a cop and you're going to be teaching him how to be a Christian." It just blows my mind. "Thank you Lord for giving Chris a job that he looks forward to going to and feels confident in his ability to perform!" It truly makes all the difference in the world!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Party, Party, Party!

What a whirlwind of a weekend! I feel so partied out.
Friday night we had a dinner with Chris' graduating class and wives. I had such a great time getting to know the guys that I had heard so much about for the past 5 months. I was also great to meet all the wives. We had a good time sharing our own "war stories" from the academy. :)
Saturday we had a get together at our house. God gave us an amazingly beautiful day. We had such a great time celebrating with our family and friends!
Sunday afternoon, we had a cookout at one of the graduate's house. Mark and Stevie almost live in North Carolina. It was quite a drive, but it was totally worth it. They have so much land and the kids had a blast. Cody ran from the time we got there to the time we left and got to experience so many new things. They guys played paintball for hours until the girls decided they wanted to take a crack at it. I played both times. The first time was all girls, and I was the last girl standing! The second time, it was guys against girls. The girls won again! I had so much fun! That's probably because I never got hit. :)
I'm so glad it's Monday, and life can go back to normal...
Today is Chris' first day on the street. I can't wait for him to get home and tell me all about his day!

Mommy and Cody after Church.

Cody's first time on a trampoline.

Cody and the HUGE soccer ball.

Cody petting a bunny for the first time.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Chris receiving the award for physical fitness. Go figure :)

One proud wife!
So tonight was the big night...Chris finally graduated from the Police Academy. It was a wonderful evening. I got to go on stage and pin his badge on him. It was very sweet. He looked amazing in his uniform if I do say so myself. As the Class President, he was required to give a speech. I was nervous enough for the both of us, but he did a great job.
I could not be more proud of him! Watch out world, Chris is locked and loaded! :)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Fun!

Sunday afternoon, we took Cody to Woodstock Park. They have a dog park, so we spent most of the time watching the dogs play. Then off to the playground for some climbing fun.
Last night was date night! Chris and I headed down to the Oceanfront for the American Music Festival. We walked the boardwalk and caught the end of the INXS concert and watched the fireworks. They said there were about 25,000 people down there last night. I believe it! After the concerts ended, we sat on the beach and just caught up with what was going on with each other. It was nice to be out. It also reminded me how thankful I am to have found Chris. Seeing all those people looking for anyone to love and care about them. I felt so blessed to have someone who loves me unconditionally!!!!
Today was a very full day. We had so much family fun! The day started off with a trip to the beach with the Maggiore family. Cody was in love with the ocean. I think we took half the beach home in his swim suit. :) We also were there for Erin's first boogie board ride. It was so much fun to see the joy on her face (and Joe's).
Next was off to the Fam's for a party. We swam in the pool and grabbed a bite to eat before heading home for naps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tonight was low key as we all gear up for the week ahead.


We got pictures done today. This is my favorite!