Tuesday, November 18, 2008

21 Questions!!

My friend Jessica tagged me and it was so fun to read her answers, that I decided to go ahead and do it!

1. What is your husband's name? Eric Scott Nelson
2. Who eats more? Eric, of course--I have to watch my figure!!
3. Who said "I love you" first? Eric
4. Who is taller? Eric, of course, like 10 inches taller
5. Who is smarter? Eric-he is a genius
6. Who is more sensitive? It depends on the situation, but I would probably say Eric
7. Who does the laundry? Eric thinks it is the laundry fairy, but it is me!
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Eric
9. Who pays the bills? He does usually, but since he is gone, I am--scary!
10. Who cooks more? Me, I love cooking
11. Who is more stubborn? I am
12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? We both are pretty good to admit when we are wrong
13. Who has more siblings? I do
14. Who wears the pants in the relationship? Eric, however, when he is gone, I do
15. What do you like to do together? Travel, watch movies, play games, sports
16. Who eats more sweets? I do
17. How did you meet? At church-I walked in and saw this good-looking guy (Eric) and thought I need to get to know him better. He saw me and thought the same thing, however, it took awhile to convince me!
18. Who asked whom out first? Eric asked me out.
19. Who kissed who first? Eric kissed me first-it kind of caught me off guard
20. Who proposed? Eric
21. His best features and qualities? He is funny, interesting, makes me happy all the time, cares more about our family them himself, is the best dad to our kids, intelligent, so good-looking, and the list could go on and on--he is just the best and I miss him so much!

Okay, I would love to see what other people have to say about their spouses and marriage!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Preview of what's to come!

So, as most of you know, we had a very busy October. We started the month out by going out to Utah to visit Eric's parents and had such a wonderful time. After Utah, we went back to Connecticut and had a week to finish up packing and move all our stuff out. We then spent 5 days driving to St. Louis. We spent a day at Sesame Place (yes, Sesame Street has a theme park--I had no idea), two days in Washington, D.C. and then finished up the drive to St. Louis.
We had a couple days in St. Louis with Eric before he left and we had some nice family time. He is now in South Carolina doing combat training and will be leaving for Iraq on Thanksgiving. We are here in St. Louis with my parents until his return in end of June/July. I was so shocked earlier this week to see that he posted on the blog--I think that is the first time he has ever contributed!! Anyways, like he said, saying goodbye was probably the hardest thing I have ever done. I felt like a part of me was leaving and it just made me so sad to think of all that Eric is going to miss. It was especially hard to watch him say goodbye to Ethan and Kailey. They will be two different children when he comes back and he is missing out on such fun stages. I just have such a wonderful husband and I miss him so much and hope the next 8 months flies by and SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS!! Okay, enough with the depressing talk, so I am way behind in the blog, but I will start posting pictures and catching up soon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Eric leaving on a business trip

I left on Sunday for some training in Norfolk. I'll have some more training along the way and will be in Iraq sometime in late November or early December. By the time I was actually on the plane it wasn't too bad, but Sunday afternoon just before leaving for the airport and the drive there was not easy. From now on out, I feel like everything is going to be easy because Sunday afternoon was the hardest thing I have ever done.

The picture is at Heather's parents house right before we left for the airport. Just the idea of taking a family photo on the last day we would be together for a long time was pretty sad. Once we got to the airport the very nice lady behind the counter offered to let Heather and the kids through security to see me off at the gate. The security lines were quick and we had about 45 minutes in the terminal to talk and play. Ethan practiced taking pictures with the camera (representative sample shown at right). He also managed to take a couple of short videos and several other photos of his finger
over the lens. As always, Kailey was a doll the entire time. One of the few photos that I took was of a new skill that Ethan has developed over the last few weeks. He lays down on the ground when he doesn't want to participate in whatever is going on or he doesn't want to do what you want him to do. He used to occasionally lie down when he was REALLY tired, but this, unfortunately, is happening a little more often. One of the problems we've encountered is that he typically likes to do this in the middle of street when we're crossing from the side he wants to be on to the side of the street that mom or dad wants to be on (i.e., where we need to be most of the time).

I miss and love you.