Leaving on a Jet Plane…

I think John Denver says it best with a bit of artistic license from yours truly of course!!!


all my bags are packed, i’m ready to go
i’m waiting here, outside your door
i hate to wake you up to say goodbye
but the dawn is breaking, it’s early morn
the Scion’s waiting, Dad’s blowing his horn
i’m ready
i’m so lonesome i could die.

so miss me and smile for me
tell me that you’ll remember me
hold me like you’ll never let me go
’cause i’m leaving on a jet plane
i don’t know when i’ll be back again
oh, it’s true  i hate to go


I’ll be back online soon to catch everyone up and of course there will be pictures!  But for those of you we leave behind… our hearts will always live here, with you, in the Desert…


But back to The Land of Fairy Tales and our high adventure for now!


Ryan and Courtney

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Weddings end…

Well it’s been a whole week since the wedding and my baby sister and her new husband are enjoying sun and sand in Hawaii… 


Things have been so busy this last week visiting with family and friends and feeling as if no time has passed at all…  I confess time is simply slipping away from Ryan and me, and the time when we will again board a plane and wing our way to Germany fast approaches… 


Until then we are soaking up all the moments and all the laughter…  I’ll be back soon with pictures and stories and memories for we have made many new ones! 


And with that, I’ll leave you with this…


 


RyanandCourtney


 


The perfect picture to illustrate our personalities!


Auf Wiedersehen!


Courtney

…Well…


…We’re here…


…We’re safe and sound…


…We’re well rested…


…We’re getting excited…


~AND~


…There are only two days left until my baby sister becomes a wife…


…So you know what that means…


I have to run!

Little Miracles

It is 1am here in The Land of Fairy Tales and I’m sitting here at the computer with tears just streaming down my face. 


In light of my last post I thought it might be appropriate to share the reason why with you.


As you know, in 34 hours Ryan and I are boarding a plane and winging our way home to Phoenix, Az to walk in my sister’s wedding. 


It’s a big deal…


You know what’s a bigger deal?


I lost my passport.


I have got to be one of the most organized people in the world and for the past 12 hours I have ransacked my house in increasing panic as I searched for the “SAFE” place I put it so it wouldn’t get lost or forgotten. 


I have wept at the thought of missing my beautiful baby sister walk down the aisle on her most precious of days, I have screamed in rage at being separated from my husband during this month… (for those of you who don’t keep up with my TTC site, we are on Clomid this month and are on 1 of 3 shots before the clinic closes down so every month is crucial), and finally after a long and fruitless search I sat on my butt in the middle of shear destruction and cried out to God for help, apologized for my attitude and surrendered…


At this moment my husband walked into the room oblivious to just how bad this was, took one look at me sitting in the middle of a war zone and asked me,


“Did you check your purse?”


I calmly replied…


DUH of course I checked my purse… It was the 1st, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 29th…….. 432nd, and last place I looked… the zippers are pretty much falling off at this point.”


(This was of course said with the utmost respect, patience, and of course in my perfectly meek “I’m a good little wife voice”  (the sarcasm is dripping off more than my tongue in case you didn’t catch that.)


He just stood there looking at me with the most weary look…  (He has after all put up with two weeks of a hormone driven she devil living in his home) He sighed, shook his head, and said


“Well then look again.”


I growled out a ruff “FINE!”


Marched across the room (I was just gonna show him!) and started going through it again….  It only takes a minute, it’s a small purse with about five pockets…  As I opened the last pocket for the billionth time, upended it and shook…


OUT TUMBLES MY PASSPORT!!!!!!


Praise God I’m going home!!!!!!!


I feel into my husbands’ arms all weepy now of course and apologized and kissed his face all over… He just shook his head at me and sat back down to study  (he has a test tomorrow that he’s cramming for…)


I think now I need to go spend some time thanking God…


Then maybe I’ll get some sleep…


Guten Nacht!


Courtney


 

How Great is He?

 


Today I find myself simply in awe of my God… 


I was reading one of my devotional books and I came across this line…


“God’s people could not invoke His name without remembering what it was like to walk through the parted waters of the Red Sea, to gather manna in the wilderness, to receive the commandments on Sinai.”


And I realize that so many days I walk through life thinking of God and saying my prayers, reading books and studying my Bible but not remembering the miracles that He has performed in my life. 


So today I make it my goal to not be able to invoke His name without remembering all He has done for me, all that He is to me…


I make it my goal to not be so focused on the prayers that go unanswered, but to instead focus on the prayers that are.


I make it my goal to remember Him as I so often ask Him to remember me…


Join me?


Courtney

This and That…

Guten Tag!


I have been so busy in the last week, getting ready to go back to Phoenix!  I honestly can’t believe that only four days are left before Ryan and I catch a plane and hop the pond!  We are really excited to be with family again.


Other than getting ready to go home… not much is going on around here.  Ryan and I are currently looking into moving off base in July when our year is up here so if you think about it say a little prayer that we’ll find the perfect place…


Well I better get going.  I have so much to do today and time’s a wasting!  We’ll have plenty of pictures for you but I may not be able to ge online much…  I’ll do my best.


Spring is still springing here… it has been truly beautiful!  I can’t wait to see the early summer here!


Well until later then,


Auf Wiedersehen!


Courtney