Monday, November 26, 2007


The month of November is one of my favs. Mainly because of my Birthday and then its right before Christmas. But this one topped it all. I actually don't know where to begin so I will start with the best part.

Adam had to be out of town on my bday so we celebrated a few days early. Ad took me to one of my favorite restaurants the Melting Pot and it was Emily's favorite things night. My gifts were given to me with the flow of dinner. First was cheese fondu and my gift of chocalate covered pretzels, then salads and my gift of really fun pens. Then :) really fun sticky notes. Last but not least right before desert I received one of the best presents I have ever gotten from Adam. My first real strand of pearls. He did this all on his own. I def. cried and was so excited that I exclaimed I wearing these when I give birth to my children!

It was a wonderful night. I spent the weekend with the fam which is always wonderful. Thanksgiving was a beautiful time with our families. We ate until we popped, literally and now we are anxiously awaiting ouf favorite time of the year. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well.
Much Love E

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Sunday, November 11, 2007


When I was a little girl I was so proud to be an American. I know that sounds cheesy but I was. I love the 4th of July and still do. I loved seeing the F-14's fly over and would jump up and down at the thought of it. My mom is the same way. Boy, did our lives become impacted when I met Adam. Don't get me wrong I really liked him but the first time I saw him in his BDU's (Battle dress uniform) I was hooked. In September of 2000 Adam left for Basic Training and by April of 2001 he was at Fort Bening GA for Airborne school. Yes my Adam jumped out of airplanes for years. He loved it! But most importantly he loved his Country. I wanted to share a few stories from his time in Afghanistan and Iraq with you today on Veterans Day. Adam shared these stories this morning in church.

In the above picture my paratropper had broken his toe the night before and was on duty in the picture. We were so fortunate that was all that ever happened to him. Its my favorite picture from his time serving besides the one where we were in each others arms on March 18, 2004, the day he came home from Iraq, two months before we married. I have never been so happy in my whole life to see his face and touch him. I was able to see fathers meet their daughters for the first time and wives hug the men they have waited on for months. Now, to God's protection.

I am not great with all the Army lingo but basically Adam and buddies were standing outside a mess tent with mortor rounds were fired into their base in Iraq. The killing span of a mortor is about 90 feet. This mortor hit 45 feet from Adam and his friend Dirk. The mortor never exploded about 20 more were fired and never hit inside base all of them exploded. If something awful had happened Adam would be with our Savior. As hard as that would have been at least I would have had that peace. Dirk on the other is not a Christian. We still pray for him often. God spared Adam and men in his unit, daily. In 13 months of deployments only 1 man was lost. SGT 1st Class, Jose Rivera. Sgt. Rivera was a wonderful man who led men all over Iraq with great skill. He was a great paratrooper. Adam has told many other stories that burden my heart but I stand in firm in my belief that my Husband help liberate two countries. I am forver proud and overwhelmingly patriotic! I love this land that God has blessed me to live in and I hope you do too.

Please pray for our troops. They sacrafice daily, even at this moment death is lurking all around but Praise God He is there protecting and remainging steadfast in His promises.

God Bless America!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Mr. Burgess

I have the best husband ever. These past few weeks I have been so overwhelmed with work, church, & life. I came home today to a clean home and supper on the table because he has Thursday afternoons off. He is the most amazing man and I blessed to call him MINE.


Thank you for loving me with all of you daily. You are the best thing outside of Christ that has happened to me. I know loving me and tolerating me can be a full time job and you are the best at it. I love you! E