Monday, February 1, 2010

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

Did anyone miss my Friday blog? We were snowed, or rather iced, in. To sum up last week in words: loss, unbearable, hurt, admiration, sadness, laughter, love, growth, peace. I said goodbye to my grandpa, at least his physical body. His memory, energy & love will remain with me always. Between the funeral & the snow day, I somehow managed to work a 2-day work week ...I could really get used to this!
Our Life in Pictures
We continue to capture our lives on film with our awesome new camera. Ben took the above shot of me & I love how it turned out. We ordered a book on how to use our camera, so be on the lookout for some more creative shots. Thankfully, Panera was open Sat morning & we had a brainstorming session about The Million Miles Short Film Contest we plan on entering. I love telling stories through pictures & video, so telling OUR story will be like icing on the cake!

Cabin Fever at Its Finest
If you ever want to put your marriage to a test, try spending 3 entire days together iced in at home. I think we made it all the way to Friday afternoon (roughly 6 hrs.) before risking our lives on the icy roads just to get out of the house. We watched movies (The Invention of Lying, The Hurt Locker & District 9 which were all great), organized closets, fixed our running toilet, bought new toys with our x-mas money (I got a Shark Steam Mop & Ben got a Vizio Sound Bar) & hung out with friends that lived close by in order to keep our sanity intact.
End of an Era
This week, Ben will complete his supervision hours needed to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (a.k.a. the reason we have been in Memphis the past 2 yrs. after Ben finished his masters degree). Did I think this day would ever come? No. Would I have thought in a million years that we would want to stay in Memphis after Ben finished this? No. Is this a huge relief both financially and emotionally? Yes. Am I extremely proud of my amazing husband for going through this process so that he can be a better therapist? Yes!

Well, I can't blog about too much so that I'll have something left for Friday. Tomorrow is the premiere of the final season of LOST & I can't wait! Here's hoping that everyone has a fantastic week. 


  1. I guess now you can pack up and move to Missouri! I can't wait! :)

  2. Congrats Ben! I'm really excited for the both of you!

  3. Awe, I love the pictures! Esp. Ben with his pup. We can't wait until y'all come to visit THIS month! Also, I would love to see your Million Miles entry...I loved that book :)