Monday, February 14, 2011

That's My story and I am sticking to it!

Happy Valentine's Day!

The following is "OUR STORY" I wrote as I began this blog!  Well Today Mark and I have been married a year!  It has been a crazy, busy year, and looking back I without any hesitation would do it all over again..  God knew what I needed.. Mark is so much fun to be around, he is patient, and kind, he has a servants heart for others and he makes me happy!  God is still writing "Our Story" and I am so thankful for his hand on our lives!   Happy Anniversary Mark, I love you!

This story begins when two people namely Mark and Nancy were widowed found each other through some crazy internet dating site and fell in love and got married! Mark was happily married to Robbin for 38 years and Nancy was happily married to Gary for almost 30 years.... We are who we are because of whom we have loved! It all happened pretty quickly we met online in early November and were married on Valentine's day 2010.... and don't regret it one bit!!! We were both lonely and felt like God put us together for a reason! I am so thankful that God put Mark into my life! In saying all that Nancy left her home in Southeastern Illinois and moved to "this Old House"! Funny that used to be one of my favorite television shows before HGTV was born! "This Old House" is over 100 years old! In redoing old houses you always run into problems and sometimes open a can of worms! I love redoing and making things beautiful so here goes our makeover! On this makeover quest we are trying to make this home beautiful and not spend a fortune! So there will be lots of paint used! Did I mention we not only blended our lives (our children are grown so it is not like they were all thrown together under one roof to live) but our dogs, they are a challenge.... anyone want a dog? Let me know! Mark had 3 pomeranians (Gizmo, Bella and Bear) and Nancy had 1 Boston Terrier (Dude).... now Nancy was already struggling just having one dog in the house now she has 4 oops did I mention Bella had a puppy (CoCo) while we were on our honeymoon? So that makes 5 yes 5 dogs... CoCo the newest member is leaving soon for a new life in KC so that will put us down to 4... still too many for one house no matter how big it is.... So the dogs have been a challenge!


We still have work to do on the house, but taking it at a little slower pace... We have some woodwork to get up and a stair way to finish... tile to be laid in the laundry/back entry way and the list goes on and on.... But we are having fun doing all of this together!  Come warm weather the outside will get a makeover as well....

On the dog front.... We still have Dude (my boston terrier) and Gizzy and Bella (they are a couple and have been together for a long time) ... Bear is in good hands and loved to pieces  with some of our family in Missouri and CoCo is in KC-Mo with Megan and Kevin also being loved and spoiled! 

When these dogs are gone, READ MY LIPS there will be no more dogs for me!  With these three I have had my fill of dogs!

Thanks for following my blog it has been so much fun!!! So stick around and see what else I come up with!


  1. Yay! Happy day late anniversary! I read your story before and I believe God is good.

    "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. " Jeremiah 29:11

    you two look funny with your 3d glasses. It is fun to be silly together.

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is nice to meet you. Happy Anniversary! Your dinning room looks very nice. I am not sure if I would paint the shelves. They would be nice to keep white for the summer, maybe paint them in the fall. I also like you sock monkeys, very nice!

  3. What a nice story! I know what you mean about the dogs. I always had animals but have reached a point where I just don't want to have all the care and feed and vet bills, etc. I loved all of them and miss them, but there will no replacements.

    AND, the counter tops look great!


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