Friday, April 26, 2013


Its been one year married to this guy.
(well one year and 13 days)
And I feel proud to say this marriage of mine is my greatest blessing.
In one year we have successfully:
                                                      -lived in our first apartment
                                                      -taught sunbeams (Josh's blood pressure will never be the same)
                                                      -gone camping
                                                      -hosted BBQs
                                                      -I went hunting for the first time-poor doves
                                                      -survived Elk scouting/hunting season
                                                      -had many adventures
                                                      -made plenty of goals
                                                      -both changed jobs
                                                      -perused Bass Pro more recently than a mall
                                                      -found a love for garage sales
                                                      -spent lots of time with our families
                                                      -saved to buy our first home...
                                                      -bought our first home
                                                      -Turks and Caicos
                                                      -countless cabin trips
                                                      -Carlsbad CA
                                                      -Vegas (twice)
                                                      -Disneyland CA
It has been nothing less than an incredibly fun and full of love year.
I can honestly say that.
I remember so many days and countless nights where I truly wondered if I would ever find someone to love me the way a husband should...the way a daughter of God deserves.
I honestly doubted ever finding a boy that would love my crazy emotionally-sensitive self.
I have learned it was never that I didn't deserve it, it was that I didnt believe I deserved it.
To this day, I still struggle.
I often feel like a failure and hold myself to a very high standard which I almost always never reach.
This husband of mine has taught me
 (although I sill have my moments)
 there is no need to be perfect.
In fact,
its impossible.
And that he loves me so much words cant express.
(no matter what)
I remeber a week or two after I was married thinking;
"I have never felt so much like where I am in life-my role at this time-is exactly who I am meant to be and what is going to make me the happiest."
that is me.
But Josh's wife-that is my favorite title.

Love you Mr. Josh Figueroa
So thankful your mine.
Cheers to infinity more years!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


The Figueroa family has had some big changes happening over here.
We are official first-time home owners
and we are thrilled!
There have been many laughs had
"I have no idea"s said
and heard a million people tell us...
"its never ending"
and let me tell ya, they were right.
we couldn't be happier
feel more proud
or enjoy our many projects
any more than we already do.
Its a work in progress, but...
brick outside
low ceilings
large yards
amazing location
huge brick fireplace
small bathroom
and popcorn ceilings...
we sure love you with all our heart.
Cant wait to bring our babies home to you
make memories as a family in you
and most of all-make you everything that represents "us".
Welcome to our very humble abode!
Ya'll are welcome ANY TIME.