Tuesday, December 18, 2012

3 Things

Three Things Thursday..... Yea, it's only Tuesday.  I am getting ahead of myself :)

1. It's no secret that I am very clumsy.  Just this week I have caught the oven mitt on fire... as in flames!  I dropped our fully cooked casserole upside down in the oven.  I've run into different walls more times than I can count and the list goes on and on.

2. My mother and brother have been staying with me and I have been reading about 1 book every day or every other day.  My mom asked me if I was reading another romance novel.  Well DUH! :)  I love romance novels.  Yes, they all end the same.  Girl and guy meet, girl and guy fall in love.  But, I continue reading romance books because of the journey that the girl and guy go through.  I enjoy the journey to the destination.  It's fun and exciting and unpredictable.... well maybe a little predictable because they always end up together.

3. Landon's Christmas present came to the house yesterday.  It is a Chuggington train track.  The Brewster wash and fuel set.  It is taking all I have not to open the box and put it together.  It is just SO neat.  The trains talk to each other and everything.  Toys are so much cooler now then they were when I was little.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A New Journey:

Tanner graduated from the Police Academy this past Thursday and I have never been more proud of him!  This is definitely an exciting yet dangerous journey that we are about to embark on.

For the past 3 months I have had a small glimpse as to what becoming a Police Wife will entail. I have spent numerous days and nights by myself, done the "manly" duties around the house, planned dates around his schedule, etc. I've had 3 months to get used to the idea that everyday that my husband walks out the door, may very well be his last day.  Well.... I can tell you that I will NEVER get used to that.  Of course, that has always been the case, no one is guaranteed tomorrow.... but now he's chasing people that hate him.  This is a sacrifice that Tanner and I, as his wife, are willing to make to protect others.  Everyday that Tanner puts on that uniform, is another day that he is risking his life.  I am honored to be his wife.

Officer Tanner and me

Waiting on the Graduation Ceremony to begin!

Taking the Oath
Getting his Diploma!  WOOP WOOP!

Tanner and his grandparents!
Tanner's favorite quote which is appropriate for my new Law Enforcement Officer:
"It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt