Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1 Down 11 To Go

It has OFFICIALLY been a month since we said our good byes :)
Nice to at least feel like we have finally made it to a milemarker --when its only been 30 days and it feels like 1,000+ its nice to at least say we made it to a month.  Number 1 Down!! Instead of saying "it feels like 10 years"hahahah
Will be even more exciting to get to month 6 +1 day (then we will have conquered more days then we have left to go THAT WILL BE THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!)

 Trying to make the best of our last morning --Ihop-pin it up!
Our Support for the day --couldnt have done it without them! that is for sure!
Not at all a flattering picture, however, the last day/our final good byes for the year

Monday, August 29, 2011

Two Become One---- The Fosters

We made our own wedding website when we got married this year 1. for people to not only go on and see all our thousands of pictures throughout the years 2. Give Information from our past for those who maybe have not known us forever.  3. We where also able to use the site as a way of RSVP --it felt very clever, high tech (which I am NOT) and ill be honest it saved us money on postage!! :)

HOW WE MET:  (this is from my husband point of view)

Growing up in a small town Lindsey and I had alway knew of one another. The first time I can actually rememeber meeting Lindsey face to face was my sophomore year at a bonfire in Desoto. She came with her older sister, Lindsey is two years younger then me. We had lots of mutual friends and did lots of stuff together through the high school years, but we didnt become really really close till my senior year of highschool. I didnt have a liscense, Lindsey only lived a couple blocks away, so I gave up my senior parking spot so she could drive me to school and park up front! Living so close we would go on walks all the time together. We really enjoyed one anothers company. Lindsey and I remained close through out the years and always stayed close intouch no matter where our locations in life was. We where always teased that we where more then best friends, and now we are proving everyone RIGHT. We are MORE then just best friends we are best friends who complete one another, getting married, and ready to spend the rest of our lives together forever.

Youngest Picture we have together!
Homecoming 2003
 Homecoming 2004
 Mr's Graduation 2007

Concert @ State Fair 2007

Districts game--ONTO STATE!

2008 ADM Football Game (he came back from college to watch first game)

I think that shows you how young we where when we started to appear in one anothers lives.

Most young girls always dream about their wedding day, however, for me it was always about my engagment. I could not wait for the day the question was popped. ALways wanted it to be a suprise, unique, memorable, and fun. Rocky accomplished all of the above and I would not have had it any other way! Wednessday- March 30, 2011 I Was at work when I got a text from Rocky asking if I was going to be home right after work?! My initial thought was that he was getting off early. I responded and told him yes that I would be off at 2 and be home right afterwards. He then proceeded to tell me that his mom had sent a package via fedex and that it would be delivered between 2-3 so I needed to be there to sign for it! I asked what it was and he said "she didnt say". I told him no problem ill be there as soon as I can. Then at about 2:15 I get another text from him asking if I was headed home yet! I told him had to talk to the schedule gal but that id be headed out the door no more then 10 minutes. He kept pushing me to hurry and quite frankly I was kind of getting annoyed 1. if we didnt get the package today we would get it tomorrow 2. he didnt even know what the package was and 3. I was dealing with work stuff nothing I could do about that SSSSOOOO... I hurry home driving like a mad woman because I dont want to miss the package, I get home and walk around the corner of the apartment building and see that there is no sticky note on the door saying "sorry we missed ya" or anything like fedex would do if they had been there so I was happy and relaxed a little bit. I had my hands full of stuff, (mail, my lunch, sweatshirt, waterbottle, purse, ect.) so I was fiddling around trying to unlock the door ONLY TO OPEN TO - Rockne on his knee in uniform, ring in his hand, candles lit everywhere, music playing, and two dozen beautiful roses, popping the question!! :) Dropped all my stuff saying "your such a stinker, your so tricky, guh i was so annoyed, you turkey, i cant believe you" I was completly taken off guard and was so excited, Just started hugging and kissing him. He then pulled back and looked at me and said "you have not answered yet babe!!" to my reply "YES YES YES YES" all I could dream of and more! best feeling ever :)

Made it Facebook official with this photo :)

A more serious photo documenting the special day!

The day that we will never forget.

Next Posting THE WEDDING :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength"

At last nights service this line stuck out the most to me!!!! (wonder why?? ha ha)
I think we all get caught up in our day to day lives and tend to pity ourselves for this or that, BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS --God would not put us through every single situation that he does (both good and bad) if it where not for an end purpose. (and most of the time it is in some way shape or form more beneficial to us) Jesus Christ was put through what he was FOR A PURPOSE--for each and everyone, so that we can live the lives we do.
I think we need to be grateful and i think we tend to forget all the good we have in our lives.
We like to pick out the negative
It is understandable
But every now and then we need to give ourselves a reality check and analyze our lives and the meaning of it as well.
If you have always wanted to do something -you should do it! our ending day on earth is only getting closer.

I am negative towards this deployment a lot of my days and the challenges that it faces me with HOWEVER I know that in the end it is only going to make my husband and I's relationship stronger! We are slowly becoming even better communicaters.  It will make me stronger as an individual as well as make me appreciate him and all he is to me!
I am going to start doing things that i have wanted to do and saying I will do someday!! well that day is NEAR and I am starting the process!
I dont see any better time

-cooking: experimenting, finding healthy meals, delicious meals, interesting meals, things i wouldnt normally try ect
-sewing: idk what but I love materials and I am going to start something up
-volleyball: I am on a womans volleyball league and may join another (I cant seem to get motivated to work out so maybe this will help)
-donate bone marrow
-go on a missions trip
-serve the lord through doing good to others (especially those in misfortunate circumstances)

Are you walking on water today (like Peter) or are you drowning??
YOU CHOOSE --make it a great day
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you wake on the right side of the bed :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

True Love

‎"Only when a person begins to develop a deep appreciation and admiration for another--an intense awareness of his or her needs, strength, and character--has one begun to experience true love. From there, it should grow for a lifetime"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Rockne Owen


My best friend, My husband, My family, My true love, My partner in crime, My rock, My soldier, My future baby daddy, My shoulder, My spouse, My companion, My better half, My soul mate, My groom, My teammate, My sidekick, My heart holder, My hero, My significant other for life, My boo, My babe, My hunny, My dear, My prince charming, My secret holder, My sweetheart, My blessing from God, My one and only My (A form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective) : Love, My Lindsey Marie Foster

Rockne Owen

My (A form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective) :
 Love, My Lindsey Marie

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Bloggers Purpose

sssoooo.... I think that everyone has a main purpose when they start blogging weather it be to inform people, teach people, advertise, update friends and family members from afar on your families life journey and activities, connect/relate with people, and I could go on and on and on.
I am not completely sure that I have a single purpose in starting my blog, however, I do know that I hope to be able to relate to others, learn/get creative ideas, as well as express my thoughts and feelings.

To start things off--
I am a 23 year old military wife :) We are currently going through our first deployment.  Going on day 23 WAHOO almost made it a month without one another.
He is my best friend and Love of my life!! --- (ill save our story for another blog)
We are both from Iowa and both very excited to settle down there and start our family someday HOPEFULLY in the next 5 years.

I hope to really connect with other wives who are going through or have gone through a deployment before to help me with this life journey we are getting the joys of experencing.  Ways to stay connected through the distance! Fun filled packages to send! Things to do back home to keep you occupied! Ect and on and on and on!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blogging Here I Come !!!!!

First time blogger and very excited to begin.  I have decided that instead of writing in a journal or keeping all my thoughts inside that I should take up blogging :) and here I am --what a great way to connect with people and express lifes adventures together!!
I hope to find people I really relate to on here that I can get all sorts of ideas from as well as share all the events that I get to experience.  I am sure there will be some venting as well. Life is a journey and I think this is just another great way to connect to the people in Gods world.