Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Ultimate Blog Bash 2011

My name is Carrie and I am so excited to be joining the Ultimate Blog Bash. I have been blogging for about a year now and am addicted... I love spending my Saturday mornings curled up on my husbands oversized recliner {on a side note I'm still trying to figure out why so many wives complain about the college recliner that comes with the husband upon marriage... have you sat in it? It's comfortable!}, with a cup of hot chocolate Diet Coke, in my pjs and looking for ideas for crafts, recipes, marriage, devotions, home management, etc.

My blog 'From the Life of His Wife' was created to help me document my new life as a wife. Mark and I were married October 2, 2010. God wrote us an awesome love story and I would love to share it with you here. We recently bought our first house {go us!} and added an addition to our family, Ruby, an 8-week old black lab. Mark is a Youth Pastor and together we have a great time with our youth group. I am a teacher, currently teaching 9th grade algebra.

'From the Life of His Wife' is a place where I can show-off my husband, puppy, thoughts, and creative adventures. I am an avid scrapbooker and crafter and anything that falls in between. I would love for you to become a follower and follow me on my blogging journey {comments always make me smile too... just sayin}.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

I just wanted to take a minute and share a great organization that gives 'Christmas' to children who would not get one otherwise. Its called Operation Christmas Child, also known as the Shoebox Ministry, and my church has been involved in it for many years. There are many locations around the United States to drop your shoeboxes off at, and I even believe most Chick-fil-a's participate also. Please click here to get more information on how to participate. It's so humbling to see how filling a shoebox with simple toys and hygiene items brings such a big smile. I am in tears each time I watch the videos and see how truly excited these children are.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Craft Night

I just got back from another Craft Night at the church and have the cutest pictures to post. Tonight's craft was yarn wreaths... the newest craze to hit pinterest! Have you seen them yet? When I first saw them I immediately placed the picture in my fall file. We had the best time creating our unique wreaths. It amazing how we can all start out with the same wreath and instructions and end up with completely different masterpieces. Take a look...
Christy & Julie with their wreaths to hang in their rooms

Trista's Elegant Wreath

Sandy's Cleveland Browns inspired wreath

My wreath to hang in the dining room
We also painted Christmas ornaments for Operation Evergreen. Operation Evergreen is a foundation that sends pre-decorated Christmas trees to our Troops so spread some Christmas Cheer. I have participated in this program for four years now and love the cause. Mary Jan Perdulla, owner and operator of Pioneer Trails Tree Farms and a member of Memorial Baptist Church, donates Christmas trees every year. Click here to read more about this operation.

Monday, October 3, 2011

One Year of Wedded Bliss...

Yesterday Mark and I celebrated our one year anniversary. Mark had the day planned, with a little alterior motive I might add, and it was so sweet. We started our anniversary 'weekend' by going to visit his parents in Columbus. Sunday morning we woke up and headed out... where? I was not told. I quickly guessed though as I saw the truck heading the all-to-familiar way to Seneca Lake. We stopped and ate lunch at Bob Evans. Mark chose Bob Evans because that is where we went to breakfast the morning after the wedding. That morning was one of my favorite moments to date... Just sitting there across from my husband. It was perfect... cold and rainy, I was in my 'Mrs. Wimbish' hoodie, shiny new rings on our fingers, we had nothing to do but go back to the cabin and warm up in the hot tub... I loved it. So we started off with lunch then headed down the windy road to the chapel... our chapel... the setting of not only our vows but where so many important decisions in our lives had been made.
We stopped to take a picture there then headed onto Vesper's Hill to snap another one before the rain came. Our wedding picture above the fireplace is the two of us standing in front of the cross. Now we have another one exactly one year later.

On our way home is when the sneaky guy of mine says "So umm... Did you know Cabella's isn't to far from here?" Because I love him so much we stopped at Cabella's.

After the drive home we came back to a year old cake waiting for us and envelopes to open... At the wedding we had our guests leave a message and seal it in an envelope. They were told that the envelopes would not be opened until our first anniversary. We had so much fun reading the advise given, hearing about our guests favorite part of our wedding, and reading different date ideas they thought we should do. We had a blast opening them. I would definitely recommend this to other brides out there. The cake... yea, we ate enough to say that we ate it...


Now I am all about traditions and found this GREAT idea on pinterest (can you say addicted???). I was really wanting to make our anniversaries special so we are documenting them with a picture. Each year on October 2 we are going to take a picture. This picture is different though... This is a picture of us holding last years' picture... Have you ever seen the opening of Modern Family... Where they hold a picture of them holding a picture of them... and I think you get it. That is our anniversary tradition... I can't wait to see this over the next few years...

Miss Ruby

Introducing... Ruby Wimbish! Mark and I are so excited to welcome Ruby into our family. She is a 7 week old black lab. We have been shopping for weeks for the most comfortable bed, perfect toys, 'rubiest' collar and leash, and healthiest food for her. She had a place in our hearts before we even brought her home. Welcome home Ruby!