Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The start of something new

As most of you knew we were gone to Puerto Moreles Mexico (right past Cancun) for a glorious 8 days. The much wanted and much needed (If I can say so selfishly) time away was just what we both needed. From the time the plane took off and the time it returned home 8 days later was complete paradise. Never a dull moment with the two of us. And no we didn't get tired of one another. At first we would be laying out and we barely talked. I thought...ummm why aren't we talking? Then God helped me discovered we don't always have to talk. We can lay and enjoy the silent presence of one another. When the talking times presented itself we dreamed, reflected, planned, laughed, and encouraged one another in our dreams. That in itself was perfection. One of the best parts of the vacation was coming home knowing it was completely paid in full with no debt to worry about. While we were there we celebrated our 2nd anniversary. The past two years really flew by. It's crazy to think about it, really!

Coming home has been an adjustment. Starting Monday we began P90X, it is challenging for sure especially the 4:30 a.m. part of it. We have found that evenings are a no go for us. Something always comes up or we talk ourselves out of it due to exhaustion from the day. So that means we wake up early and get it out of the way. We need the accountability of each other. That is why I am sacrificing and getting up with him. It's not to bad, but the vacation kind of got us a little lazy so that is the difficult part. Also for me...I don't have to get up that early, so I end up taking a nap at some point. I cook breakfast for Ryan and send him to work then it's me time. I spend time with the Lord then start my organization plan for the day. I have completely cleaned out the office and am working on making the guest room part of my sewing room. I have moved furniture...etc. With that I have purged a ton of clothes and books and even some small furniture items. In fact, I have a small end table and storage ottoman for sale if you're interested. As well as books!

I am so thankful for the summer to get things in order and the time to spend with family and friends!

3 comments:

Mrs. Walker said...

Awesome post, Ashley! Sounds like things are good for you.

How did you get new fonts for Blogspot?

Ashley Snell said...

Thank you. Under design template thing through blogger. Advanced tab. Hope that helps!

Amanda said...

That sounds like a wonderful and much needed vacation! I love the comfortable silences. It means you are, well, comfortable with each other. I've been wanting to try P90X, it sounds painful and wonderful at the same time. Good luck with it!

And thanks for linking up with my blog hop, this really does sound like a fairy tale to me!

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