Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Anniversary to the Webbs

My friend Krista and her husband Jae are celebrating two years of marriage today! I can hardly believe that two years has gone by. Krista and Jae got married at the same church John and I got married in - but their wedding was a few weeks before ours. I remember watching her get married while thinking...

..."In just a few weeks I am going to stand on that same spot and I am going to marry my best friend!"

Their wedding was beautiful and Krista was a stunning bride.

Two years later and I got to take pictures of the happy couple.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cirque du Soleil

Yesterday was quite the day!

I survived a dentist appointment early in the morning. I very much dislike going to the dentist and if it depended on me I would go only when something is wrong. However, I KNOW that is not the best thing to do and I AM thankful for health insurance that pays for dentists and doctors.

After not eating all morning, I had Dim Sum with friends. I had no idea what Dim Sum was until yesterday. I am still not sure how to explain it...let me try....We went to a restaurant where the food is placed on carts and the waitresses serve you whatever you want from those carts. I ate lots of shrimp and yummy rice.

I then got in a wonderfully heated car (it was sunny and hot yesterday) and drove to go pick John up from work. Thursdays are our date nights and I was excited to spend this warm evening with John. He showed up with these pieces of paper and told me to read them. They were tickets to the Cirque du Soleil!!! I had mentioned multiple times that it would be fun to go to the circus - especially because I have not been to a circus in more than a decade.

We had a wonderful time and I still can't believe the things I saw. The wheel of death and the really flexible women were my favorite.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Promise

"Who can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or hard times or harm or hunger? Can nakedness or danger or war?

No! In all these things we will do even more than win! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us.

I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God's love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can do that. Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can do that. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God's love because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done."

Romans 8:35, 37-39

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sister Time

My sister and I spent the day together! We decided to celebrate the first day of summer by going to a wine tour.

***Please take a good look at our summer outfits.

The first day of summer looked just like any other Autumn day - except the trees were full of leaves. Everything else was typical: cloudy, a little rainy and definitely not hot.

But we don't need the sun to have fun!

A Trip to the Lake

While at the countryside, John's family took us to the lake. This was the only sunny day of the week and we enjoyed it thoroughly!

Our relaxing time away definitely made me want to move away from the city. Life in the country is slower and more enjoyable. I love being outside - admiring God's creation. I think I am becoming less of a city girl...

...We'll see what life brings our way in the future.

For now, we are back home and back to our routine. I already miss John (who is at work) and I get to spend some time with my sister!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gone to the Countryside

John and I came to the countryside to rest and visit family. It is wonderful to be away for a little while. Here is our view:

We took a walk this afternoon and saw some beautiful homes. This one was my favorite - but I can't imagine having to mow that lawn!

John is doing very well and we are excited that he can eat pretty much anything and moving around is not as painful. God has been faithful once again and we are thankful!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


We are home!
These flowers bloomed while we were gone.

We actually came home yesterday in the afternoon, but I was too tired to blog. Sorry.

It was wonderful to take a shower, sleep in our bed - with no beeping machines or nurses coming in every 45 minutes.

This morning we ate yummy breakfast, John took a series of pills and we walked around a bit. We are supposed to take four walks a day - but walking is pretty painful still - but at least we are home!

P.S. I added some pictures to the "hospital posts." I didn't have the right cables to upload the pictures to my laptop at the hospital - so I am posting them now.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Year Ago

My oh my, time really is flying by!

A year ago I was beyond excited to graduate. Family and friends were in town. Parties were planned. Gifts were received. The sun was shining and I was sitting in the middle of a crowd of students with some awesome friends!

I can hardly believe that was a year ago.

A year full of surprises.

Today, I am a short distance away from the husky stadium where thousands of students will be graduating in just a few hours. However, I am not wearing a robe or a Hawaiian lei.

I am sitting next to John's bed at UW Medical Center. The sun is shinning and I can see the stadium right outside the window.

I have a feeling that today is going to be a good day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Out and About

John and I are getting lots of time together at the hospital. In some ways, this feels like a vacation since we are away from work and normal day to day activity.

The night went well - and I was able to sleep right next to him! He fell asleep with me scratching his head.

(Sorry for the dark picture, but John was sleeping and I didn't want to bother him)

We walked around a lot today and he doesn't need the walker anymore! Small accomplishments are a big deal at the moment and we are looking forward to tomorrow - he will hopefully be eating solid food.

Well, that is it for now. All the moving around has brought some more pain and John is very tired.

We are probably going to take one more walk and finishing watching Les Misérables.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Post Surgery

John is recovering and the nurses say he is doing well. He is super tired and is constantly in and out of sleep.

Surgery took longer than we expected, and I was desperate to see him.

I came in and he smiled and said I love you. My heart almost melted right there and then.

He had some apple juice - first thing in his stomach since noon yesterday.

Here is one of our conversations so far:
J: Can you scratch my cheek?
D: Ya.
J: jmenjdfh
D: What was that?
J: Was I snoring?
D: Yes. Why?
J: No answer - Asleep and snoring

I am pretty much sitting next to his bed, looking at him and thanking God for giving me John as a husband. I am blessed!

In the OR

John is having intestine surgery as I type. He was recently diagnosed with a longer than usual intestine that was sitting too low in his belly - so he is having a laparoscopic surgery to lift up his intestine.

Wow. This is a new kind of experience.

Just so you know, I REALLY dislike hospitals. Maybe because so much of my childhood was spent at hospitals. I have had ear problems since I was a baby and my least favorite experience was the ear surgery I had when I was in 6th grade. Although I am VERY thankful for the doctors at Children's hospital.

Anyways, I have never had to be the 'responsible adult' in situations like this one before. It was hard to see him connected so all the wires and tubes. I just wanted to hold on to him and tell him that I love him very much.

I have his phone, his wallet, his glasses and his wedding ring.

All I want is for the next couple of hours to fly by so I can see him again.

I prayed for the doctors as I shook their hands and told them to take good care of my John. They don't know I was praying, but I know God is working through them!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Celebrating Life

This past weekend John and I had lots of fun celebrating a dear friend's birthday. First we went to a Whirly Ball place and ended the night with an epic dinner at Buca di Beppo.

It was a great day!

We are truly thankful to have Steve in our lives and we look forward to celebrating many years together.

(Please, go ahead and click on the link to see the reviews written about this shirt)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Week, Here I Come!

Mondays are hard days for me. I usually have a difficult time feeling excited about the beginning of the week.

Today I woke up with an achy body and hurting joints.

However, I want to have a good attitude about every day - despite the circumstances. It is easy to give in to my feelings and emotions and forget that:

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pretending it is Saturday

John and I have a Saturday morning tradition.

We sleep in. We cuddle a little. We have eggs, feta, toast, apple butter, chocolate milk\coffee for breakfast. We decide what we want to accomplish during the day.

Almost every Saturday looks like that. I say 'almost' because sometimes one of us is not at home on Saturdays (example: John was at a bachelor party last weekend). Sometimes we are away visiting friends and or family. Sometimes we are out of eggs, milk, or feta and the monthly food budged has reached its limits.

Sometimes we pretend Friday is Saturday and we enjoy our tradition two days in a row. Today was like that! This Friday was almost like Saturdays, except John still had to work - so we didn't really talk about what we wanted to accomplish with the rest of the day.

All in all, it was a wonderful morning!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


If you have been reading my blog, you know that John was gone this past weekend on a bachelor party camping trip - and I was having a miserable time without him.

Well, he came back on Sunday and we spent Memorial Day reconnecting.
We slept in, we put a puzzle together, we hiked to a waterfall and we made dinner.

It was a wonderful day and I wish it would never end.

Seattle with Anna

My friend Anna was in town this weekend and we got to see each other! Not only that, but I got to meet her boyfriend, Steve.
I had not seen Anna in a long time, and it was wonderful to be together for a little bit.

We visited the Ballard Locks - a place I have been wanting to go with John for a while. Maybe someday we will make it a date.
I had to take a picture of this man who was feeding a squirrel - a squirrel that did not mind sitting on the man's lap.
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