Monday, February 14, 2011

12 Valentines...

16 Years Old...

Picture this...you're 16...there's this guy!  Yep THAT guy!  Ya know the guy that you think would never ever want to talk to you!  But you take a chance and you maturely tell the whole world that you "like" said guy!  No, you don't tell him...that would be silly!  You just tell EVERYONE but him!  It has to work!  Well, IT DID!  12 years later, I am married to THAT guy and we have an amazing 17 month old boy!  The road to 12 years later hasn't always been an easy one but we had a plan and we worked toward it and here we are!  Sometimes I look at my life and really can't believe that this is MY LIFE!!!  I married my high school sweetheart...we are in love, we live in a nice home, we have an amazing son and a beautiful dog!  I am so grateful and thankful for this amazing man that I get to call my husband!  He is funny, hardworking, disciplined, selfless, giving, inspiring and so darn good looking!  Sometimes he is a mess, he leaves his stuff laying around, turns the TV up way too loud, laughs at his own jokes and tells really long stories...but it really makes life TONS of fun!  I truly could not ask for a better man in my life or father for our son!  Leif has the big things nailed down....ya know he proposed with a pretty fat rock, he buys me amazing gifts, he encourages me to buy new clothes when I have "nothing" to wear, and truly treats me like the princess I always knew I was...but what makes him even more amazing are the little things...the way he covers me up with an extra blanket in the morning, he always lets me have the last bite of everything (the barbie bite), he memorizes my favorite songs and sings them to me, he laughs at my jokes, he makes me a water before we go to bed, lets me sleep in on the weekends and is the father that ever mother dreams of for their child!  To my amazing husband and my best friend...this life that we have built together is more than I could have ever dreamed of!  We have been through so many trying times and have weathered many difficult storms yet we manage to come out on top!  I am so proud of the relationship that we have built from the ground up...we have managed to turn our young 16 year old love into a real committed "grown up" love and yet somehow we still laugh as if we were 16 years old with out a care in the world.  Sometimes I grab a glimpse of you out of the corner of my eye and I think..."WOW, I am so lucky"!  Thank you for making life, love and forever look so bright!  From our wedding vows to the inscription on our rings, those words say it all...I will love you forever because forever never ends!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! 
18 years old...

"Cheering" me on...

An officer and a gentleman...

I DO!


FINALLY...
Worth the wait...(this was minutes after delivery, I look scary)

Our family...
On the road to forever...The Gunderson's!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fabulous Friday...

I am convinced that my life is fabulous...I have a great family (they never fail in the drama/entertainment department), a wonderful husband and son, a beautiful AND well behaved dog, a nice home, food in my fridge, a warm bed, good health, and great friends.  We are pretty privileged here in Gunder-Land...NO, I don't have a chef, maid, chauffeur, or stylist but I DO have a PCM...what is a PCM you ask?  Well it is a Personal Coffee Maker, of course!  My PCM not only enjoys making my coffee for me but he is also extremely adorable!  Eat your heart out millionaires...money can't buy you this....

video

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday...

There are so many things that I am extremely thankful for...may I share just a few!

This Man- Not only is he extremely attractive and the love of my life but he is also my best friend, my personal comedian, an amazing father, the best husband in the whole wide world, my biggest fan...yes I could go on and on but in the words of my good friend Jordan I will just say he is thebomb.com

This little boy-all I can say is that I hit the jackpot with this little boy!  He is beyond the light of my life...he is my reason for smiling and has brought so much joy into our lives!  I strive everyday to be worthy of those adorable smiles and giggles that he gives me!
This Lady- Not only did she give me life but she would do anything for her kids and she has and still does give so much of herself to so many others!  I have the best Mom in the whole wide world and she is the best Grammy to her grandkids, too!



These Girls- I truly have an amazing core group of girlies that have been there through thick and thin...they have been there for all of the most amazing moments and have been there for all of the heartbreaking ones too!  They call to just say "hey" and they answer the phone at 3:30 a.m when I am devastated with heartbreaking news!  We laugh together and we cry together!  THANKS LADIES...I miss you more than I can put into words!!!

yes...I am pregnant in this picture!

To all who serve- Including those that I can personally call my friends!

Yes...these men serve our country...but they don't drink on the job...I Swear!  They deserve a break!