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Happy Anniversary, my love!

It was only 3 short years ago that we…


did this…


Awh! *Blush*

Today the husby and I celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary…and what a blessed girl I am. I have a man by my side who cares for me, laughs with me, talks to me, provides for me, challenges me, protects me, and loves me.

He and I have traveled a windy road…some days are sweet and easy, like driving with the windows down on a sunny day & singing to your favorite song. Other days are long and hard, like driving uphill on an old country road full of ruts. Sometimes it rains…sometimes the car won’t start… sometimes he drives me crazy…but most of the time it’s smooth drivin’. And the best part? He’s by my side…always.

Our first year was sweet, full of excitement and laughter. Year two was a struggle in many ways, but we learned so much…and if that’s the most struggle we ever have then we’ll be most certainly blessed. In year three…I feel like we’ve bloomed. We’ve grown as individuals, we’ve grown together, and we’ve grown in the Lord. It’s been a busy year, but one that has been full of joy and life. Good stuff, for sure. 🙂

I heard a quote once that said marriage is one of God’s most holy ways of sanctifying us. It resonated deeply with me because, in my experience, it has been. At times, our marriage has been pure and reflective of who God is and how He loves us…and at others, like a sanctifying fire burning away the impurities within me. There is no doubt that our marriage is about more than flesh and bones, more than just the two of us…it is about the good work that God is bringing to pass in both of us, grinding away the rough edges to make us more like Him.

Because really, in the end, it’s all about Jesus. Knowing Him. Being known by Him.



So to my sweet husband, thank you for doing your best to love me the way Christ loves the church. For the part you play in helping Christ mold me. Thank you for not giving up on me when I fail, for celebrating with me when the Lord chooses to bless us, and for showing up every day for me and for our marriage. You are a good, good man.


My momma always tells me how lucky I am to have a guy who will buy into all my silliness and adventures. I’d have to say I agree!

As I begin to look forward to another year of wedded bliss & holy matrimony, I can’t even begin to know what God has in store for us…or how He is going to work out these big dreams we’ve got in our hearts. Guess we’ll all have to wait and see! 😉


P.S. If you’ve got time, I’d love for you to go check out a post (or 2 or 3, it turned into a series!) over at Cross-Shaped Stuff called “How I Know My Wife Married the Wrong Person.” I read it a month or so ago and just think he is right on. Check it out and be blessed!

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Date at the Drive-In

I’ve started and restared this post oh…several times. All because I was skirting around saying this one thing.

I like to make-out.

With my husband of course. 😉

There. It was easier to just put it out there.

It was with that in mind that I penned (or rather, typed) #9 on my 30 by 30 list…”Go to a drive-in movie & make out with my husby.”

Shortly after constructing my list, I came across a Groupon for a discounted ticket to the Brazos Drive-In Theater in Granbury, TX. It was too perfect to pass up, so I bought it. That was in the fall…right before it started getting cold. Once that cold hit, I knew there was no way I would get Chris to agree to going, so I had to bide my time.

Fast forward to this past weekend. A beautiful spring day + a coerced husband = drive-in movie date…it had finally arrived! I can’t say that Chris was excited about it, but it didn’t take him long into our drive to relax and start to look forward to the movie. (Well that, and I may or may not have promised him unlimited nachos.)

We pulled into town, waited in a super long line (turns out we weren’t the only ones with this genius idea for a Saturday night), and took a few tries at finding what we thought would be the perfect spot to see the screen. I drug out all the blankets, quilts, comforters, mattress pads, and pillows I had brought along to make our truck-bed more comfortable, then we set off to load up on nachos, popcorn, & sodas before the feature film started.

We got back to the truck just as the movie started…only to discover that an SUV had pulled up in front of us and raised their hatch juuuuuusssst enough to block the lower quarter of the screen. Fabulous. It’s okay, we said…we’ll just have a truck couch instead of a truck bed.

Which was a good plan…except that Chris had just polished off a hot dog, a huge order of chili nachos, a Dr. Pepper, and what was left of my nachos. We should have shared an order, we said…we’ll just let it settle a little.

And that might have worked…except that he has an injury from an old wreck which makes it uncomfortable for him to sit for long periods of time. I wonder what my parents did with my butt pillow, he said…that would have come in handy.

All that comes together into a big-ol’ ball of…no makie-outie.

One might have thought that I’d be disappointed. But the truth is, sitting there with Chris, snuggled up under a blanket watching a movie under the stars was just this wonderful moment of comfort & sweetness.

That’s the good stuff people.

<Well, that and knowng that I’m married to the guy…and there will be plenty more opporunities to make-out like a couple of teenagers.>

I’m going to go ahead and count this one as completed. I love experiencing new things with my love! 🙂


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