Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I didn't have a digital camera back then so some of these pictures are from a throw away camera and then I scanned the actual picture. Not great quality, but you will at least get a better idea!

In the spring of 2001 I moved back to my home town to start my accounting practice and I was living in my Grandparents old farm house 12 miles from town. These winter shots are the only pictures I have with me right now. You will have to imagine how pretty it is in the summer!

From 1/2 mile down the road, the house is one of the buildings the right side. My nearest neighbors were well over a mile away. Many people ask me how I liked living by myself so far away from everything. I loved it!!! Well maybe not the snow LOL

Here is a closer view of the house. I have alot of wonderful memories of time spent with my grandparents in this house. It was fun to live there for awhile and imagine my mom growing up there. Just think, my car is parked is the same place where my dad came to pick her up for dates!!! That is after my Grandma was convinced he was ok. Haha that is another story!

That winter, in the middle of a snow storm I was completely bored and wasting time on the internet. That was when a discovered LavaLife, an online dating site. Well I was bored enough to check it out! I knew that I would eventually have another vacation in California and thought it might be fun to meet someone there (other than my Aunts & Cousins) and maybe see some things in SanDiego that I had yet seen. This truly was my only intention!!

Then one day I came across a guy who called himself "The Ugly Bald Guy". I chuckled at this just had to read his profile. From the picture I decided that he might be bald but he wasn't ugly. In his profile he talked about how he is just a typical guy who leaves the toilet seat up and loves John Wayne movies. I think the next comment was something like "I really hope my friends don't read this!"

After another chuckle I sent him a message and we ended up chatting on MSN messenger for months. Then near the end of 2002 my mom & I planned a trip to California and we finally exchanged phone numbers. I was about to meet a guy I only chatted with on the internet! My mom was not overly impressed. LOL!!

Note: this post was written in 2009 but posted near the actual dates