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It has been for-ev-er since my last post. All of my more “recent” posts have started that way…! In many ways it is a good thing. In fact, the only bad thing about it is that I do still miss blogging regularly.

*scroll down if you want to see what we’ve been up to, picture style and skip my wordiness

To build off my last post, Live Simply, I am doing life differently and loving it! (It is a process and I have in no way mastered it… yet 😉 ) In the midst of my irritation and constant purging of stuff over the past few months, someone has joined the party… my husband! I kind of had viewed this as a personal process. Something I was craving, something I was going to do. I did not set out thinking it was something we would do together, but it has been SO encouraging to design this new way of living with my husband wanting to participate! Which brings me to Valentines Day…

For Valentine’s Day, J kept mentioning this great present he was going to give me. He used ‘unsurpassed’ and ‘useful for our future’ to describe it. So, naturally, I was a bit nervous and had no idea what it could be (although part of me was hoping for an iPad, can you blame this tech loving girl?). When I finally got my gift, it was surprising. No iPad, nothing shiny, but more thought and sentiment than anything J has done before. {Except our proposal, in which he incorporated my parents’ story… another post for another day!} He took out time to create a family book/plan for us. He outlined our goals, dreams, and desires — backing them up with scripture and quotes from people we admire and respect. He created questions to spur deeper discussions to help us map out our future. He made a ‘weekly meeting’ outline. On Sunday nights we sit down and talk about the upcoming week, set goals, make sure we know what we have going on and what needs to get done. We discuss everything from bills and car maintenance to work outs, home projects, meals, etc. In the 5 meetings we’ve had, I haven’t gone in to all of them excited and energized, but I always leave them thankful. Our house is functioning better, we are communicating better, and things are getting accomplished – slow and steady!

J and I are making leaps and bounds towards living a simple, intentional, purposeful life which is SO encouraging. I’m so thankful for my husband and his thoughtfulness towards his {very particularly awesome} wife.

Surely I’m forgetting something, but since my last post on here we:
Met our triplet nephews and niece — Carter & Mailon (who are identical) & Lilly

The Trips

Visited HHI (one of our very favorite places on earth! If you haven’t been… GO!) the week before Christmas, and I also played my first entire round of golf!

God's creation is BEAUTIFUL

Daytime isn't so bad, either!

Celebrated Christmas with both our immediate families

Henry Family Christmas 2011

I’m missing a pic from celebrating with my fam…

Attended S&V’s NYE gender reveal party and found out we’re going to meet another niece

The gender was revealed when they cut the cake - very cute!

All the Mrs.Henrys

Took a road trip with my cousin to Orlando where we met my Dad and brother to attend the Capital One Bowl and witness the Husker’s sad loss

Capital One Bowl 2012

Celebrated our 4th anniversary

4th Anniversary

Made our first trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC

*Side Note: Does the image below remind anyone else of Eureka’s Castle? Totally brought me back to good ole Nick Jr days…

Eureka's Castle fish...

Husband put his mitre saw and nail gun to good use as we updated our dining room with better trim details, ditched the two-tone paint, and added new-to-us furniture (given to us by J’s grandpa, Duv)

BEFORE

AFTER

Met our sweet niece, whose gender reveal party we attended on NYE

Meeting Emma Jane

All ready to go home!

And while there are no photos for the following, they’re worth mentioning. We had visits with two of J’s cousins, we are both playing basketball again, have been spending a LOT of time with our local family loving every minute, and my hard-working/hard studying husband earned his PMP which was SO exciting!

We also were blessed with another nephew on St Patrick’s Day, but we haven’t gotten to meet him yet. The little guy came early and is having trouble with his lungs 😦 Please say a prayer for Dominick.

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About Kylie

I'm a creative girl, decor-ganizer, social media junkie, and believer in simple significance. I have an addiction to starbucks and the Nebraska Huskers. I call 'home' an old ranch with my college sweetheart turned husband and our fur-baby, Toby. Stop by our blog jkhenry.wordpress.com

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