As it turns out, only two months separate me from my two year wedding anniversary, three months until the bittersweet end to my postgraduate student career, and four months until my "milestone" 25th birthday. All of this is occuring at the same time that the husband and myself are preparing for our unexpected return to the US from our whirlwind move to the UK. So, I thought that it would be fitting, whether it be a solitary outlet for the "goings on" of my life or an outlet to share my life experiences and journey with an internet audience, that it was time to start a blog. The sentimental person that I am along with the husband's diminished enthusiasm for a once flourishing scrapbook is glad to have somewhere that I can turn to if I ever forget about all of the things, beautiful or not, that make up my life. After all, hopefully I can look back at this with Matthew this time next year (and hopefully as a new mommy) and smile upon all of the progress that we have made as a couple, as a family, as a loving unit, and all in the guidance of our faith. happy thursday!