I'm a happy RN married to a hardworking resident. We have recently become Carolina fans and are adding the color "carolina" blue to our wardrobe and home. I love the east coast and couldn't be happier living in hot, sticky climate. I was raised on a farm/ranch with two wonderful parents and three fun loving older sisters. I went to a one room country school house down the dusty dirt road with grand total of three in my class. Life in the country was rich, meaningful, and simple, just the way I like it. So from country farmgirl to coastal bell, here I am, living life and loving it!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Family and Happy Birthday to my Rockstar!

Here are the last of the pictures from our trip to Mom and Dad's.  We took some pics with Grandmama and all the girls.  It is crazy how much you miss family and realize just how important they are when you move away and then start having kids.  Tim and I have enjoyed our time here in North Carolina and have built a family, built a life together, experienced life with my sister and her family, and made life long friends.   I landed my dream job in an outpatient clinic for 2 years and Tim has worked his tail off as a resident starting at the bottom, and now a fellow.  He has met amazing mentors and touched so many lives in the line of work that he does.  It amazing how 4 years has flown by and how we have grown an incredible amount in the last 4 years.

God has done some amazing things and we have experienced much joy, he has also been our rock and the center of our marriage and brought us through the toughest thing we have ever been through.  For his love, gift of life, and salvation we are ever grateful.  We have bought a house, had great jobs, traveled to so many amazing places, experienced life with the greatest friends anyone could ask for, had the most adorable little boy, had the most amazing and precious little girl while loosing her all in the same week, and signed our first contract for a "real" job in the "real" world.

I guess this is the right time to lead into our exciting news that we are moving back to Montana!  It's all coming to a head and I have such mixed emotions.  One day I'm so ready to move and be closer to family after having a long 12 hour day by myself waiting in the driveway for Tim to come home from work.  And then the next day I meet up with my best bud Katie and we chat in her backyard for three hours while watching our kids grow up together and play in the baby pool.  Those moments I love and will cherish and will miss.  We have loved our time here.  I have a crush on the south and everything that comes with it.  Monogramming, beaches, Lily Pulitzer (though I don't own a single thing of that line), all things nautical, college football season, tailgating like you have never known, the heat (yes I will miss the heat peoples!!), four seasons, a huge and amazing mall that is 5 minutes from my house, the coast, the history of our great nation, yes ma'm and no ma'm, y'all, seersucker, khakis and button downs, sperry's, did I mention monogramming, great seafood, and fried chicken.  Love it all and I will take a piece of it with me. Though no one in Montana monograms anything you can bet I will, I will for the sake of south and will be bringing every little bit of it with me that I can.

I'm happy we are moving, joyous, overwhelmed, at peace, and excited.  We are going to make the most of our days in the south and prepare for the next chapter of life God has in store for us.  It's been a wild, but fun ride with the man I love so much, and the little boy who has brought me through many tears and heartache these last few months and has had my heart for 2 amazing years. Cheers to new beginnings, and "Y'ALL" we are moving to Montana!

Here is a shout-out to my love.  Happy Birthday Timothy Erpelding (it was sept 2nd:).  I wouldn't want to do life with anyone but you and I am blessed beyond all measures to call you mine.  Thanks for the sacrifice you have made working so hard to to get to where you are today.  Thanks for being the Godly leader and provider for our family, the most patient and loving husband, and the best Dad to our Jonah. We LOVE you!

Yes that is a typical shot of trying to get a two year old to look at the camera!! Oh Jonah:)

 Getting our last minute pictures before everyone takes off and heads back home:(

 Love this lady.  It was special to get to spend a whole week with Grandmama.  I'm thinking I need to make a trip to Texas soon!


  1. I was wondering if it was official, and it sounds like it is!!!! Congratulations! We are excited for you guys. Maybe we can plan a rendezvous in Wyoming or something ;)

  2. That's great Amy! Wow, such good news! Where in Montana will you be living? I hope it's close to your families! I'm happy for you. Side note: I'm so Montanan that I had to actually google "monogram" to figure out what you meant {blush} :)

  3. Yes Mandy it would be so fun to meet up! Or if you want to make the 8 hour road trip we could meet at Tim's parents cabin and the boys could do some fly fishing while us ladies catch up!!

    Thanks Maddie we are so excited, we are moving to billings. Missoula was in the running but it was so far from family! Too funny about the monogrammjng! If you come visit I will show you some in my house:)

  4. Oh great! I love the Billings area and it's a nice central place. I'm really happy for you guys. What a great place to raise a family. :)