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35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Today my love is 33. Unfortunately there will be no celebrating today. I have a nasty head cold. My nose is so stuffy I feel like a panting dog trying to breath through my mouth. I did however make him some cheesecake brownies that are cooling this minute. Not sure if dinner will be take out or not. Doesn't matter to me. I can't taste anything but it's not my birthday. It's his.

Us right after we started dating.December 1998.

I remember his 21st Birthday. We drove back to Newville so he could be with his family. At the time I had only an inkling that this would be my family too. Memaw,Pappy and Aunt Jess (who was a cute little 13 year old then!!) to our 4 future babies. The house was small,warm and cozy. Scented candles and the smoky scent of the wood stove filled my nostrils. I remember telling my (future) father in law 'Mr.Brandt,I like your house!' to which he replied 'Yeah,we're real country out here.'

Tim drove me around and showed me where he grew up. We had dinner at the G-man where he toasted his first (legal) beer with his Dad. After dinner we drove to the top of the mountain. It was cold! Not to mention quite breath taking with a million starts above us. I had his arms around me. I looked at the gorgeous sky and just knew. Just knew that this was real love and that I wanted to be there for all his birthdays.

1 comment:

CozyComfyCottage said...

hi! fun that you have 2 boys and 2 girls like me. looks like we have a lot in common! happy birthday to your hubby! mine will be 35 in about a month!