Sunday, January 27, 2013

An Important Subject: Lady Time

I've found being married gets comfortable after a while.. it's not unusual to find ourselves doing or saying things we wouldn't have normally done around each other if we were still in the "dating" phase of our relationship. (With that being said, i'm not hinting that we belch and fart on each other like some married couples enjoy doing for reasons we don't understand.) 

You know what I'm talking about: Long were the days of hiding behind my makeup in fear of him discovering what was underneath , those days seem so silly now because I have found he actually loves my natural look just as much as if i were dolled up to go out on the town. I never truly knew how many cookies he could stuff his face with until "death do us part" and out of all the little pretty things in my closet, he doesn't mind at all if I choose to rock his cut off muscle shirts and twister boxer pants to bed.

 This is the way it's suppose to be, we both find new ways about each other everyday, it's all apart of being married, right? I know i'm not alone in this matter of life, but sometimes having cactus legs isn't high on my to -do list, they seem quite helpful on cold nights as matter of fact, and my eyebrows can usually wait until they are protruding past my eyelashes before I feel the need to "take care of business" anymore. Isn't that awful!? And for that, I will most likely be rewarded the worst newlywed wife award sometime in the near future!

I'm only kidding though, but this past weekend I decided it was time for some much need "lady time". My nails looked as if a rat had chewed them in my sleep so I gave those crying babies some attention! In other words: I got my nails done and in Shania Twain's lyrical words, "Man, I feel like a Lady!". You wouldn't believe it, but these classy pieces of plastic super dooper glued to my former teeny bop nails inspired me to do other womanly things like, paint my neglected toe nails of many months and pluck some unwanted wild hairs hanging about! So here's the bible of the blues lady friends, it's important to have "lady time" in a marriage. Even though it is nice to sport the "five day old look" and sure husband most likely doesn't mind, but c'mon let's get real, your looks matter so pull up your slouchy granny pants and get to looking lady like sometimes! 

 Dearest Wifey friends of mine: How do you spend your "Lady Time"?? Let me hear them!!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

We painted the Door!!

Hi Friends! I should so get a tardy slip from all of the non-existent writing i've been doing here lately... but no worries this gal is back on her keyboard, typing her little fingers away!  My last two posts were somewhat gloomy, everyone has those days, right? .. but the sun finally decided to come out of it's stubborn shell so it inspired me to crawl on out too!

So I can't wait any longer to share our latest project with you all! It's kind of a big deal.. we well little wifey here, painted our front door!! Take a look!


(color: Blue Magic by Glidden)

Isn't it a beauty?? We just adoor it! And with this door being the first I have ever painted, i'm pretty proud of myself! The color just sends happy bubbles down my spine when we spot it driving down our driveway! I like to think the blue represents our "Home as Newlyweds". I hope you all love it as much as we do!

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

He is there.

"I keep asking myself when the rain is going to grow tired of falling from the sky,
coincidentally, it seems to fall at the same pace my week has"

As you know, this week has been a few sunshines away from what I would have liked, and I promise this is the last time I will rant about it, but I felt inspired to write about it once more after hearing a much needed sermon at church today. Don't you just love sermons that come right at the time you need them, you know the one's that hit the nail right on the head. It's the ones that makes you feel it was planned just for you, and it was in truth, I believe it with all my heart. God knew that I needed a "pick me up" message, and if that isn't a good enough affirmation that "He is there" to the world, then I don't know what is!

The weather has been so gloomy here lately, one day it's disgustingly humid and the next bitter gusts of wind slap the hope of sun shiny days right off your very face. The message this morning was the story of Jesus walking on water, how his disciples had little faith . After the winds grew too heavy, one cried out "Lord save me!" and He reached out his hand and caught him, and the wind ceased. We're always going to have times in our life when our arms get to heavy to hold all of the struggles life brings about, we may even feel like Peter slowly sinking in the waters, but if we focus our eyes on Christ we'll never loose our balance, He will always have his hand stretched out for guidance and direction. After we made our way past the church parking lot, I told Garrett how I felt that message was just for me and he agreed that God has a way of lifting you up in times of need. I am so thankful for that sermon this morning, it has encouraged me to keep my eyes lifted toward God instead of letting the weight of the world bring my spirits down in times of trouble, pain or sorrow.

 Recently, I have started a prayer journal, I was encouraged to start one after reading an inspiring post about it. I just write to God, and it's really something to look back a few pages and see the blessings that come forth right before my eyes. For some reason, it's much easier for me to write out my prayers to Him, that way I can say the exact words I want to say. He knows the words I mean without me even writing them, I know, but it makes me feel like I have prayed at my best whenever I take the time to write down the words I really want to say. My goal is the grow closer to Him, and I pray that I will do so without ceasing.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's Okay.

It's Saturday morning, and I can finally feel my feet touching the ground. This week has been somewhat of a Texas whirlwind. Do you ever have those kind of days? Everything is fine, you just feel sad, for no reason at all, or in my case, a severe case of PMS triggers your sad bubbles to burst into emotional mishap. Husby seemed to survive the crash from my psycho mania syndrome wreckage, he held the "oh shit bar" quite nicely, and for that I am thankful. He stuck through it, while I chugged a whole bag of mini chocolates down my throat and that friends.. is love. Today I am thankful for my sweet husby, your a trooper babe. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Top 12 of 2012

After stalking ( in a non-creeper way) a few fellow bloggy friends of mine, I've notice many of them listing their " Top Twelve of 2012" and i thought, what a great idea!. So i decided to share my Top Twelve with all of you! This is a great thing to do, I think I may do this every year for the rest of my life! Here we go:

# 1: This one is easy! Marrying the love of my life!
We had an unforgettably beautiful wedding, but what
was most importantly beautiful, were the vows we each 
made, to keep forever in our hearts.

#2: Will You?
I will never forget the night Garrett proposed to me, in Natchez
Our quiet place in the world
Where we also spent our first date
There under a huge tree on our park bench staring out at the beautifully
lit Natchez-Vidalia Bridge

He asked me to be his Wife that night
and I have been saying "Yes" ever since

#3: Wedding Showers
We were so very blessed to receive so many gifts!
I hate to admit I've ruined a few towels in the wash cycle
 since then but every gift has been put to good use!

#4: Honeymoon Time!

#5: Our First One Month Anniversary
Most couples may not think much of being married only one month
But it was just such a sweet moment for us, it just seems to stick to our hearts

#6: Adopting Mila
She is our baby and brightens our day with her little personality
of her very own

#7: My First Breakfast Disaster
I never thought I would actually have the newlywed wife stamped
 "cooking disaster" but I was very wrong.
I still blame the pan.

#8: Our First Wedding as Newlyweds
Not only did this sweet couple get married at the same place as we did
They also both caught the bouquet and garter
Being there that day was such a sweet remembrance of our day
even though it had only been a few months since then

#9: Revamping the Hizzity

#10: Our First Newlyween

#11: Our First Christmas and Newly Years

#12: Just simply being "Newlyweds"
Our plan is to stay forever newlywed.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Hi friends, I know I have been somewhat of a disappointment for my lack of writing, but sometimes you have to step away from the keyboard and live, so that you can write. Over the holidays, I realized I had gotten a little obsessive with the blogging world. My husband led me to this fact, he was right too.  I was so focused on link-ups and increasing the number of new followers I had, I wasn't truly writing for myself anymore. I don't mean to put a damper on those who live for link-ups and such, but let's be honest, if you are anything like me, that isn't what writing is all about, is it? If you are gaining followers by simply do link-ups and giveaways, are they really following you for the reason you initially want them to? Are they really reading? So with that being said, I hope to gain followers this year from the material I write, rather than how much I socialize with the blogosphere. 

Today I am proudly doing a book review on: The Vow. I could have easily read it in just a few hours, but it's hard to ignore my cutie face of a  husband sitting beside me just waiting for my eyes to peel away from the pages for very long. I generally read books that are inspiring, real true events because they touch me in such a way that my heart grows even larger than I ever imagined before. Poetry is also a like of mine, because there is always a lesson to be learned between the imaginative text. The book The Vow worked that same way, it inspired me to strengthen my love for Garrett even more, and guys I really love him a lot, but i have learned there is always room to love even more. But more importantly, It strengthened my faith in God, Our Creator. He is always there for us, even in our darkest hours, and He is key to a life long marriage of happiness. If you have seen the Hollywood movie version of the story, then you may or may not be impressed with the book. After reading many reviews, I found most people were more captivated with the real version of the story like myself, but i also found some people were disappointed and for the lack of better words, bored from the sequence of events that truly happened. And for that I have to say, this love story is just what the world needs to hear, a grasp of  reality, the true underlying core of what a marriage takes in their very hands! I recommend this book not only newlyweds, but to anyone considering marriage, debating divorce and finding true love that can only be found with the heart. It gives real meaning to the vows made in a marriage, i truly believe this book could mend a dying heart. 

Description: Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.

When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. 

And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, "I'm no hero. I made a vow."

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