Category Archives: Married Life

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Turning the Page

Turning the Page

I’ve never enjoyed saying goodbye, and sometimes even the best changes are hard to accept. I knew for more than several months that it was time to start looking for a new church home, but I didn’t want to. I invested so much in my last church, and they invested a lot in me. When I was hurting and broken my pastor and his wife loved me. I made friends who showed me what a godly marriage looked like, and I discovered a lot about my talent, the purpose behind it and the drive that I felt to go deeper…in my relationship with God, in serving my friends, neighbors and community and in seeking to live out the fruit of the Spirit in my life. If you know me, or if you follow my journey at all, you probably know that when I met Jesus it changed my entire life. It changed the way I perceived myself, and the way I view the world and other people. I learned that when people were mean and hurtful it was because they didn’t have peace. They didn’t have joy, and we’ve all heard that misery loves company. It’s true. I learned that […]
I’ve never enjoyed saying goodbye, and sometimes even the best changes are hard to accept. I knew for more than several months that it was time to start looking for a new church home, but I didn’t want to. I invested so much in my last church, and they invested a lot in me. When I was hurting and broken my pastor and his wife loved me. I made friends who showed me what a godly marriage looked like, and I discovered a lot about my talent, the purpose behind it and the drive that I felt to go deeper…in my relationship with God, in serving my friends, neighbors and community and in seeking to live out the fruit of the Spirit in my life. If you know me, or if you follow my journey at all, you probably know that when I met Jesus it changed my entire life. It changed the way I perceived myself, and the way I view the world and other people. I learned that when people were mean and hurtful it was because they didn’t have peace. They didn’t have joy, and we’ve all heard that misery loves company. It’s true. I learned that […]

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Being Married Is So Weird and Awesome

Being Married Is So Weird and Awesome

I’ve dreamed of being married for longer than I’m willing to admit here. My sister summed it up pretty well during her toast at my wedding when she talked about our days of playing Barbies together. I always wanted Barbie and Ken to live happily ever after because I dreamed of the day that I’d live happily ever after. I’ve been married for about a month and a half, and most of it has been really cool. I love that I can call Michael after grocery shopping and that he will cheerfully walk out to the parking garage and carry all of the heavy things inside. I love that he’s there to eat things that I cook for us and that he goes out of his way to show me that he loves me and that he’s committed to me. I also love that he’s willing to be tidy because I’m tidy, and messes stress me out. Ha. We’ve both experienced a lot of change in other areas as well. The changes are positive, but it’s a lot to take in all at once. (I’ll probably talk about that more later.) There are some things that I’m still adjusting to […]
I’ve dreamed of being married for longer than I’m willing to admit here. My sister summed it up pretty well during her toast at my wedding when she talked about our days of playing Barbies together. I always wanted Barbie and Ken to live happily ever after because I dreamed of the day that I’d live happily ever after. I’ve been married for about a month and a half, and most of it has been really cool. I love that I can call Michael after grocery shopping and that he will cheerfully walk out to the parking garage and carry all of the heavy things inside. I love that he’s there to eat things that I cook for us and that he goes out of his way to show me that he loves me and that he’s committed to me. I also love that he’s willing to be tidy because I’m tidy, and messes stress me out. Ha. We’ve both experienced a lot of change in other areas as well. The changes are positive, but it’s a lot to take in all at once. (I’ll probably talk about that more later.) There are some things that I’m still adjusting to […]

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According to Weight Watchers Fruit is Free Unless You Blend It

According to Weight Watchers Fruit is Free Unless You Blend It

I weighed in at Weight Watchers on Thursday after being gone for our honeymoon, celebrating the 4th of July and my birthday, and I’m happy to say that my weight stayed the same. After several days of lobster and other delicious food, coconut drinks and Prosecco I know that it’s time to get back on track. We celebrated my birthday with a few friends on Friday night as well, and I ate two child size slices of pizza. The celebrations haven’t stopped since we got married. Actually, they started before that when our close friends were married, and we’ve been celebrating ever since (about 7 weeks.) I’m definitely not complaining, but all of this fun is exhausting! I’m thankful to be back home and getting settled into married life. Now that all of the major life events are over (for now) it’s time to get back into a healthy groove. Michael and I both know how important it is to make healthy choices, and we’re striving to do it together. We’re at the point in which we don’t have anything interesting unhealthy to snack on, so we look to things like fruit and high-protein snacks when we want something. I’m […]
I weighed in at Weight Watchers on Thursday after being gone for our honeymoon, celebrating the 4th of July and my birthday, and I’m happy to say that my weight stayed the same. After several days of lobster and other delicious food, coconut drinks and Prosecco I know that it’s time to get back on track. We celebrated my birthday with a few friends on Friday night as well, and I ate two child size slices of pizza. The celebrations haven’t stopped since we got married. Actually, they started before that when our close friends were married, and we’ve been celebrating ever since (about 7 weeks.) I’m definitely not complaining, but all of this fun is exhausting! I’m thankful to be back home and getting settled into married life. Now that all of the major life events are over (for now) it’s time to get back into a healthy groove. Michael and I both know how important it is to make healthy choices, and we’re striving to do it together. We’re at the point in which we don’t have anything interesting unhealthy to snack on, so we look to things like fruit and high-protein snacks when we want something. I’m […]

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