Thursday, February 26, 2009

True Love

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
~ Mother Teresa ~

I think that is true. Sometimes, love really can be painful. Not a “breaking heart” painful, but something that takes work, sweat and tears, something that does not always come easy. I am learning this more and more and I have a feeling that for the rest of my life I will continue to learn it.

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
~ James A. Baldwinb ~

Love is “growing up”. I liked that. I have seen people, who are young say “I am in love” but they do not understand what love really is. “Love is patient, kind…selfless…” “No greater love than this, then a man lay down his life for his friend.” Yes, there are times when love brings butterflies, but I can tell you that more often than not it brings sacrifice.

I had a hard time with this for awhile. I had a Hollywood perception of love and that is the “romance” part of love. Yes, romance comes in love but it is not the everyday life. I am learning though, sometimes slowly but surly, that the sacrifice part of love is the most rewarding and what brings us closer together.

Love is being stupid together.
~ Paul Valery ~

I love this quote. Out of the two of us I am definitely the one who acts more stupid sometimes but I am comfortable being stupid with Britt around. I think that says a lot, that I can be stupid with him there. I think that sometimes it actually brings us closer together. I know that I am marrying someone that I can laugh with, and that is important.

Don’t ask me where this post came from… I guess I have been thinking recently about life to come. There will be a lot of trials, struggles and things to work through but who better to work through them with then the person I love with all my heart.

You know how people say that when you are in love you only love that person more the next day then you did the day before. I think that is true but I don’t think that you have more love in your heart, I think that you heart just grows. I already love him with all my heart, and each day my heart gets a little bigger so that I can love him even more the next day.

PS. 93 days until our wedding! Not that anyone is counting ;)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...

This weekend...
More laughs...
A great time!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

<3 Valentine's Day <3

Valentine's Day was a lot of fun this year! It stated around lunch. Britt and I decided to spontaneously join my family, both grandmothers, neighbor Miss JoAnn (Who is like my grandmother) and my Aunt for lunch and a movie. We had a really good time with them! After that Britt and I left from there. I did not know what we were doing or where we were going. We ended up at his house and when I walked in the door this is what I saw...

Beautiful Roses and a Card...

These hearts hanging on the wall that said "I can't wait to marry you!"
and this really cute balloon!

For those of you know do not know, we are going to San Antonio for our Honeymoon...


Isn't all of this adorable! I felt so special and loved! He did a really great job! After hanging out at his house for a little while we went and ate dinner at Applebees. I love Applesbees because they have this amazing Honey Glazed Salmon. It was delicious! After Applesbees we went back to my house to spend the rest of the evening there.
Of course mom had to take a few pictures of us...

This is actually the last of a long series that we took.
We were being crazy... it was funny....
Here are a few more from the series....

"V" is for Valentines Day. I think I missed the memo...
I am apparently rather excited about....? Who knows what.

Once again..."V" is for Valentine's Day. I guess I got the memo this time
but I did not do a very good job. I may be a little distracted. ;)
Oh well... At least I tried.


So...that was our Valentine's. I hope that you had a great one as well!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I like Mango Tea

I love Pandora Radio!!!

I am SO happy that today is Thursday. I need sleep.

Our alarm was set off eeeearly in the morning again this morning for the second time this week. An interesting way to wakeup to say the least…

I am looking forward to Valentines Day. Mostly to just being with my Valentine. :)

I am looking forward to “Girls Night Out” next weekend….

I just got Valentines candy this morning and it made me smile! :) Funny thing is that I don’t even know the person who gave it to me.

Eating lunch at the Governor’s Mansion this afternoon. I hope the food is good.

I have felt extremely dizzy since last night. It is like I just got off of a really fast, spinning ride. It is so weird and I am tired of it.

MIO Water is nasty.

I am ready to go to Glorieta.

It is 107 days until our wedding!

I think that our wedding shower will be really fun! You should come!

I am running out of random facts…

I am not in a creative mood.

The End~

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Daughter Wife

Deuteronomy 5:16 ""Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

I know this verse is true and I know that this is a command. I also know that there is no age limit set. I guess the real thing is that sometimes I do not know how to do this or that I just don't.

It is SO hard to find the balance of parents and fiance'. As marriage approaches and more and more things change this is more and more difficult. I will admit, I am HORRIBLE at taking the things that my parents say to me and learning from them or applying them. I know that they have more wisdom than me. It is almost like I act like they are out to get me. I know that they are for me and not against me but for whatever reason my actions show something different.

I know that I did some things to hurt my mom. I honestly don't even know that they are but I know that it has to do with my unwillingness to receive her wisdom and council.

Proverbs 1:7-8
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
Proverbs 4:1
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.

I have been a fool.

The Daughter Wife

A ring on my left hand
A promise in my heart
Preparing to stand at the altar
Promising to never part.
Exited about the wedding
A wife I will be soon
Spending my days planning
Ready for the new.
Although things are changing
And soon I will be gone from home
I must not forget
No matter where I roam.
I was born into a family
I was first a daughter
I must never forget
To love and honor my mother and father.
I have forget too often
I often seem like I don’t care
That I do not desire to honor
Please hear my heart, let me share.
This is not my desire
I truly want to show
That I am so very thankful
And no matter where I go;
I want to strive to honor
Even though we may be worlds apart
I will always be a daughter
You will always be in my heart.
I will remember what you have said
Even though sometimes you think I don’t hear
I really am listening
Your words will remain near.
I often feel like I have failed
To let you know how thankful I am
So If I do not tell you enough
Thank you again.
I will always remember
I hope you always see
That even though a wife I am becoming
Your daughter I will always be.

Monday, February 9, 2009

* Our Theme *

“Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request me mad known unto God.” Philippians 4:7

I cannot remember but I think that I mentioned in a previous blog…

This Verse is Britt and my theme verse!!!

I cannot tell you how many times I quote this verse over and over again in my head. I often find myself being anxious and the Lord continually reminds me “BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING”. Not only am I to be anxious for nothing but I must approach all things with PRAYER and THANKSGIVING! We often leave out the thanksgiving part, especially then the outcome of our prayer is not what we were “wanting”.

I can tell you though….I am learning.

I would say that:

* Finances *
* Jobs *
* Housing *
* Car *

These four things are on the top of my/our worry list. I have GOT to give these up though! How can I worry about what I do not know or control? I just have to get on my face before God and cry out to Him. Asking Him to provide and thanking Him in advance for his provision.

Psalm 37:25
“I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.”


“Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” Jim Elliot