Marriage

Anniversary Q&A {2019}

Tomorrow we are celebrating the 9th anniversary of our Christmas wedding! In honor of that event, I'm sharing the answers to nine of the questions you asked us on Instagram. We had fun working through these questions together! What has been the biggest help to get through 9 years of marriage?  Paul: Spending lots of… Continue reading Anniversary Q&A {2019}

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

10 Pictures on Friday: Our 10th Christmas

This is our 10th Christmas together, so I thought it would be fun to share one picture from each year. The one above is from Christmas Eve 2010, just a week after our wedding! 2011-  and the vest that Paul doesn't wear anymore. 🙂 2012 - the last Christmas my Gramma spent with us before… Continue reading 10 Pictures on Friday: Our 10th Christmas

Faith · Holidays

3 Things To Pray Before Christmas

Christmas can be a wonderful time - and it can also be a miserable time. No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it's a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or separation from loved ones who aren't able to be with you for Christmas. It's… Continue reading 3 Things To Pray Before Christmas

Faith

My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In

This year I chose the word communicate to be my theme for 2019. My original intent was for this word to be applied two ways: With my husband:  I want to be very careful to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with Paul. This might require specific words, specific actions or a specific… Continue reading My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In

Marriage

The Question That’s Making A Difference In My Marriage

The longer I'm married, the harder I have to work at it. Familiarity, busyness, independence and selfishness all crowd in and turn me into a routine-driven checklist-making wife instead of a caring, thoughtful one! Marriage isn't like a good housekeeping routine that can be put on auto-pilot. It takes hard work and constant intention.  Several… Continue reading The Question That’s Making A Difference In My Marriage

Faith · Marriage

Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope

I like to write homemaking posts where I acknowledge how dirty and and cluttered our homes can be - and then inspire you by showing how I've cleaned and organized my home. I want to do the same with this post. Marriage is hard and definitely not as easy as organizing a closet, but there… Continue reading Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope

Faith · Marriage

Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

In my efforts to be a grateful, polite person, I always try to thank whoever is bagging my groceries at the store. Last week I turned to the young adult as he finished putting my bags in my cart and said, "Thanks!" He looked back at me and said cheerfully, "Of course! Do you need… Continue reading Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart