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It's Real Life - Momentous Occasions

Posted Aug 23 2008 10:57pm

Over at Farm Fresh , it's " It's Real Life " time again. This week it's Momentous Occasions . Well, since I've been blogging for a while, I have to pull out the big guns for this one. So, here's a few momentous occasions from my life.

I got to know Matt in Fall (Oct - Nov) of 2004 . We were friends for a few months and then went straight to dating.

Here we are at our school's Christmas Talent Show. My hair looks wet because it was. I'd just finished performing in the "Fro-y Bunch" an afro version of the Brady Bunch. Me and a group of other curly-hair-overly-teased people. Oh my memories...

That look right there? The smirk? The "I know what you're thinking" look? Yah. I love that look. I also hate that look - because it's usually followed by some sort of prank or wise-crack. This is from Thanksgiving 2004 when he first met my family .

Matt asked me to marry him the following March (2005)

And there's us cake-fighting on July 9th, 2005 . We were married between our junior and senior years in school ( READ COLLEGE COLLEGE COLLEGE - sorry if that sounded like high school! No!)- which in 20/20 hindsight probably wasn't the smartest move. We were 20 and 21. I think we would have been okay, if we hadn't gotten pregnant on our honeymoon. Ha! But we did, and I wouldn't change anything, because it's the way our life turned out. And we wouldn't trade Oceana for anything.

April 11, 2006 . Oh baby. Don't I look hot? Ick. I hate this picture. I hate this one more than any picture ever taken. I gained 57lbs with Oceana. Sheesh. Note the above photo is taken 9 months and 2 days before - notice my 110lb figure. Bye-bye figure. I forget what you look like most of the time. This is taken 13 days before final exams. Wish I was kidding. Ever try to take final exams, senior year, when you still are walking funny from birth and are spacey because you're so tired? Yeah, those exams were some of my worst...

Oce was born 6 days before Easter. I made myself go to church because Ballet Magnificat was at church that day. I wouldn't have missed it if it had been the DAY AFTER I had Oceana. Notice her orange shade? She was massively jaundiced...

April 29, 2006 . This is one of my proudest moments. We were called together at commencement. And we had my sister or my mom hand us Oceana so we could carry her with us. I was pretty proud to graduate 18 days after I'd had her. Thank you very much, can I take a bow please? Of course I spent all the 3 hour commencement ceremony freaking out because she was in the room but I couldn't hold her! She did great though, thanks to a lot of pumped bre*stmilk.

One thing can be said for commencement gowns - they do a good job of disguising 18 day baby-body. There's a lot missing here, but this is when we were expecting Joshua. December 2007. I tried my best to enjoy my pregnancy with Joshua. The day we discovered we were having a boy was a momentous occasion, though not in a good sense. It was also the day we found out we might lose our son... August 23, 2007 And one of my favourite days, January 7, 2008 . Meeting Joshua Matthew - alive. What a gift. It was so awesome to see my husband hold his son. And heart-wrenching too, because he wouldn't get to play baseball with him or teach him to drive. but he did get to hold him and love on him. Two very momentous occasions - losing Joshua on March 15th, 2008 and saying our final goodbyes to Joshua on March 19th, 2008 . This is from March 19th, 2008 after we left Joshua at the crematorium. I think this photo speaks well of our situation that day. We were joyful - we had received more than we'd thought we'd get. It still sucked - because Joshua was gone. But we loved the time we had. We went to the park with Oceana afterwards, and really tried to live on ...

And I think that's a pretty momentous thing...
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