Starting a Life Together

So big news everyone!!! Nathan and I have been approved for the apartment of our dreams!!!  Our year and a half back together has been far from a fairytale, heck what we have gone through in this past year and a half is more than some couples experience in their entire lives together.  It wouldve torn some apart and at times it did; but by the grace of God, who held us together, life is finally starting to look up!  Nathan is actually excited again and seeing him happy, just makes me more than overjoyed! I’ll show you the pictures i took then explain a little of the layout!

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Okay so all these pics are from the upstairs(except for the bottom right pic which is the downstairs bedroom)  So the top right is part of the living room and kitchen! the living room is huge!! and alll of this is upstairs.  As soon as you walk in the house, there’s stairs then, if you turn right, theres a small hallway.  On the left side of the hallway is a closet door and a bathroom door; on the right side is Nathans favorite door, the garage(which is freakin huge lol); then at the end of the hall is the downstairs bedroom which will be our game room 😀  When you come upstairs, theres the massive living room that goes into the kitchen.  Behind that white pantry door is washer/dryer hook ups, then beyond the frige is the door to the back patio!  Which is a balcony patio!!  It’s really quite cool.  on the left side of the kitchen is a bathroom door then a small small small hallway that leads to the upstairs bedroom.   Both bedrooms are equal in size which is perfect because it allowed for so much more space in all the other rooms!  I’m so excited because i can see a future in this place; Christmas’s and Thanksgivings together…somewhere where both of our families can fit given that we both have big families lol.  I’m excited for cookouts and summer fun activities and, of course, decorating!!  Making this place look nice and stay nice!  Then, later down the road, kids.  Nathan and I cannot wait to have kids one day!  And this place is big enough for a start!

But anywho continuing on, here are some of the things I’d like to get to get us started!!

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Sarah is really really excited and loves to decorate and shop lol.  So since Nathan, being the amazing boyfriend any girl could ask for, has given me free rein to decorate as i please, Sarah and I went out and looked at prices!  The red seat with glass table is the set we’d like to get for the back balcony patio at some point!  It would just fit perfect!  The kitchen will be colorful with the simple but colorful knife set along with measuring cups and rug.  The living room with be filled with natural light using white curtains that just flow angelically.  Thats the other thing awesome about this place is it has such a great source of natural light!  The black and white rug set is for the bathroom; it comes with two rugs, a shower curtain, and shower curtain rings for 15 bucks!

There is so much more i could say but to finish this off, I am so excited and feel so blessed!  I feel like God has just brought us through everything tough to get us to this point.  Nathan has been nothing but amazing and I can’t describe the love for him that i have in words.  He’s the kindest, toughest, most God loving guy I have ever met.  Through everything he never once turned his back to God which is more than I can say.  He and his family, through anything, stay true to God and it is something that I am blessed to have in my life.  Theyve shown me what being a Christian and believer in God really means; and i can’t thank them enough for it.  I am a better person because of Nathan and his family.

Words Cannot Describe..

As I sit here this morning, I have curled on my lap my cat Milo.  Milo is the greatest bundle of joy to have ever walked into my life.Image (a picture i just took of the two of us)

I love both of my cats, but I will always have a special connection with Milo because of how I received him.  As much as I have saved his life, he has saved mine.  Anytime I am depressed, he always comes around to cheer me up.  Anytime I just want to cuddle, he is there on my lap.  Anytime I need a companion, he is there to lift my spirits.  Honestly it’s hard to think where I would be without him!  The reason I decided to go to school for vet tech all happened when I had to take Milo to the vet to get dewormed.  Had I not met Milo, I may not be in school; my life was altered for the better the day I decided to take Milo in.  Of course had it not been for Nathan and his amazing wonderful family (who I was living with at the time), I never would’ve been able to keep him.  Milo (and eventually Xander) lived at their house with me for three months!  Had his parents not been so willing to let Milo be invited into their home, I wouldn’t even have him in the first place.  Then I moved back in with my parents and brought both of them here and my family has absolutely fallen in love with them ❤

I was in the transition of moving out of my own place and back in with my parents (roommate situation fell apart) and the McKinney’s let me live with them for five months before I was finally able to move back in.  They are wonderful, gracious people.

Nathan and I…where do I begin?  I think I’ve told the back story but let me refresh it..Nathan and I dated for 2 years in high school, and he and I were high school sweethearts.  We were each others first time and he’s the person who knows me the best.  We broke up soon after I graduated because I was going into the Army and I wanted to be single for that.  I was medically discharged during boot camp and rushed into moving out.  Two years went by and one day Nathan and I just reconnected and caught up on each other.  We literally stayed up all night talking on the phone just like we did back in school.  Finally, August 3rd 2013, we had gotten back together.  Around February we took a small few day break; so much stress between us, we just needed a break.  Then in March, we took another week and a half break.  But every time we just couldn’t do it.  I have realized now what I never did before; Nathan is the only one for me.  We have our differences but we have to work through them.  We have to learn to communicate again and learn how to work through our problems.  Our main issue was communication and stress.  We are finding activities to do together and things to set time for each other.  We were both so busy with our lives that we didn’t focus on each other but ourselves (which through reflection I know I was the main culprit of this).  If we each focus on each other, it alleviates some stress; it’s good to know that you’re not alone and that you have someone to listen and talk to.  We plan on going to Church weekly together to grow together with God.  He brought me back to God.  We plan on exercising together and losing weight together.  We are trying to grow as people together so that we never lose what we had again.  I feel like I have received a second chance with my soul-mate.  I don’t plan on messing this up this time.

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This is the man that I love and want to be with for the rest of eternity.  I am lost and broken without him; i literally get sick and beyond depressed when he is not in my life.  I get physically and emotionally ill without him which i think in a definite sign that we are meant to be.  He is always there for me and always knows how to make me smile when I am feeling down.  There are not enough words to describe what this man does for me.  The love he shows for me is beyond anything any prince charming could do, no, he is my prince charming.  This man…

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This is this man.  The texts don’t do it justice just how good to me he is.  I am truly blessed.

I could go on and on about Nathan 🙂 but I will stop there for today.  Thank you for reading, I have really enjoyed this blogging thing and am now asking myself why I haven’t done this in the past!