Wednesday, December 12, 2012

...new beginnings...

A TON has happened since my last blog what, four months ago probably?! Um, yea... does anyone ever REALLY stay up to date with a blog nowadays though, really. I mean, with Facebook and Instagram you pretty much know what everyone's doing every waking minute of the day. Gotta love technology!

If I were to go into detail about the few events that have happened these last few weeks this blog would never end. I can't even begin to explain how happy and grateful I am at this very moment.

Things happened so slow yet so fast this last year. One week my husband is living out of a hotel room working his butt off for a job that he's always dreamed of his entire life. The next, I'm flying to Minnesota to visit and he surprises me with a home for our little family. Of course we're not making it permanent ((Utah will ALWAYS be our home)) but we're gonna make the most of this journey TOGETHER.

The separation was a good growing experience for our family but I would never wish that style of living on anyone. Of course everyone has their own reasons so don't get me wrong but for me... it was the hardest thing. 

Mainly because my husband was miles away, working harder than he ever has in his entire life, basically starting to live the life he's always dreamed of... and we weren't there to share it with him. 
Yea the kids and I were happy, healthy, taken care of while he was there... but it just wasn't the same. 
He had no one to come home to. He didn't have a house full of noisy kids and son to play xbox with. He didn't have a wife to come home to or his daughters around to spoil.


Anyone who knows my husband KNOWS that he's all about family. About our kids, our siblings, our parents. They mean everything to him. To be so close to what you've been working towards all these years and have no one to come home to at the end of the day wasn't part of the dream. We've gone a whole year apart and I'm so thankful that it was a GREAT year. We're just ready to be together again and start a new beginning in Minnesota with the kids and reap these blessings together. 

The NFL life is definitely different from what people only see on Sundays. I'm so thankful for a hard working husband who has truly taught me that you can DREAM BIG and MAKE it happen. 

Whatever happens, happens.  Things aren't always set in stone in this life we chose but we will live it together as a family and take it one day at a time. 




12 comments:

  1. I am so happy to read the great news!! You guys have been through so much that you truly deserve to be living the dream TOGETHER!! So happy for you and your beautiful family!!

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    1. Thanks Talisha... best part...Chilis in RIGHT down the street! LOL I think we've been there like six times since I've been here! And I'm not even lying LOL

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  2. Congrats to your family tangi! So happy for your family.

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    1. Thanks Ou! Love you and your hubby! Say hi to your MIL for us! Xoxo

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  3. Congrats Tangi & Matt on everything. Luv you guys and the kids & now I know who to visit if I ever go to Minnesota lol

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    1. Thanks Elaisa! Hope all is well... Xoxo

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  4. Congrats to the both of u on your accomplishment! Always knew u would end up in this spot one day! Well deserved!!! Much love to u both!!!

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    1. Thanks Aunty An... it was nice seeing you after so long at the reunion. Love you! Xoxo

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  5. I saw your update on your blog and I have been waiting and waiting for it. I had heard that Matt had made the team. What a blessing, I am so happy for you guys! I am glad your family is together to support Matt and enjoy the experience together. It is all about making memories with your kids. Kyle remembers going to his dad's practices and having Roger Staubach play catch with him. He has tons of memories like that. So enjoy every day. We are thinking of you guys!

    Jamie

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  6. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your little family! You're absolutely right, how you could be living the dream if you didn't have the ones you loved most to share it with?! Your hubby is proof that hard work pays off! I'm so happy for you guys and the adventure that's ahead! We watch Matt every Sunday! Yay! Hopefully you'll keep up with your blog....capture all your experiences living the dream! :) Love you guys!

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