Sunday, December 14, 2008
We are so excited to have our house decorated for the Christmas season! We thought you would enjoy seeing what Christmas at the Sprys' house looks like. During this season of hustle and bustle, we hope everyone remembers the true meaning of Christmas: The birth of our Lord and Savior, Spending Time with Family, and the old adage "It is better to give than to receive."
Monday, December 8, 2008
Life has been extremely busy at the Sprys' house. Once we returned from our honeymoon, James went on a 10-day trip overseas and the newlyweds spent their first official holiday---apart. With James OCONUS, Carrie was able to fly down to Georgia to spend time with her family. Since her Dad has been extremely ill, it was precious time and she was thankful for the opportunity of the visit. Once James arrived home, Christmas preparation and decorating began. We decorated our home, hung our wreath and flag outside, and put up our very first Christmas tree. We will try and add pictures of our home decor soon for everyone to see. Lizzie, our dog, has not disturbed our Christmas tree yet, but she did find her stocking. Reason being that one of her stocking gifts was a bag of treats. Her little nose smelled the goodies, so she sat underneath her stocking and barked for a good five minutes until we removed the treats. What a funny dog!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
On November 8, 2008, after almost three years of dating, James and Carrie were married! Married life is wonderful and we look forward to all of the great memories ahead. We were married in Pensacola at the Navy Memorial Chapel on base. We chose this location because Pensacola is where we met, Carrie in graduate school and James in pilot training. The reception was held at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola and was fabulous with awesome food and a great time had by all! We were so happy to share this special day with not only our families, but our closest friends as well. Next came the honeymoon at Beaver Creek Ritz Carlton, Colorado! It was Carrie's first trip to Colorado and James' first vacation there since graduating from the Academy. Vail was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of the honeymoon. From sightseeing, to great food, to shopping, to Carrie's first ski adventure, it was a time of great memories. Check out some of the pictures below. Needless to say, our first week as a married couple has gone really well and we both could not ask for anything more. James' assignment to McGuire AFB, NJ turned out to be the biggest blessing in disguise. We've found wonderful friends, became homeowners, and have seen God meet all of our needs, just as He promised. Originally unsure about two southerners moving to Jersey, we've received the following confirmation: "The God who made the world and everything in it...determined the times set for them and the exact places they should live." Acts 17:24-26. So keeping that in mind, we know that as far as assignments go, we'll be taken care of due to the above promise. We'll try to keep this blog updated each week so that everyone knows what's going on in our lives. We do ask that you keep Carrie's Dad in your prayers as he begins chemotherapy for the third time tomorrow. Take care everyone.