Wednesday, July 15, 2009


My husband is my full and total support system. It's amazing how in a relationship you can get so angry and frusterated with each other - but - the moment either of you is sad, threatened, or scared you become one bond. That's why I feel so lucky to have Jeff. He won't fold my clothes correctly, or put the toilet seat down, but he will drive me hours to see my grandmother to make sure I am safe and that I don't need him. I guess that is what being married is all about?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

This Week's Motto...

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Wow. Very powerful words. This verse is now on our fridge, to serve as a constant reminder of how we should treat each other. It's amazing that the words written so very long ago still apply perfectly to how to treat your spouse.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

So, that didn't work very long...

So, the "treating hubby better than he treats himself" experiment is over : ( I am pretty proud of myself, I lasted 4 full days. Turns out, they are going to do whatever they want anyway, and that you have to keep some balance. So, that doesn't work. It's okay though, we live and we learn :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"You Treat Me Better Than I Treat Myself"

So, as you know I decided to try to treat my husband better than he would treat himself. I tried this yesterday, and it made for a great day. I was overly nice a plesant all day, I did not argue with him about anything (that is the hard part), and I let him do whatever he wanted. He watched what he wanted on TV while I cleaned and washed dishes, and then he played with his itunes while he watched TV and I didn't way a word. I'm pretty sure he was testing me since I had been so nice and agreeable all day. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I cannot stand to have the music and the TV on at the same time. I know that is silly - but it drives me crazy. So, day one of the experiment we shall see how long I can keep it up...

Jeff's Birthday

Today is my husband's birthday! He doesn't like a lot of fuss, but I am going to do everything I can to make it special. We are having dinner with his parents tonight, and then really celebrating on Saturday with our friends at the Eli Young Band Concert!

I just want to make sure he feels very special and celebrated : )

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Here come the newlyweds

Jeff and I love this show. We even went to "try out" at the casting last year in Dallas. Turns out, since we didn't know each other's signs, we were not cut out for the show. I am pretty sure that we would be formidable opponents!

Anyway, last night one of the husbands said something to his wife that I woke up thinking about this morning. He said, "You treat me better than I treat myself". Wow. That's huge. I want my husband to think that of me too - but what a huge undertaking! I think that people, especially men, are selfish creatures by nature. So, to treat my husband better than he treats himself will be quite a challenge. I'm not sure how to go about it...

Monday, July 6, 2009


Okay ladies, it's 2009. We can have it all - the career, family, social life, sex appeal...the list goes on and on. It's truly the time of equality that the women before us fought so hard for! But I can't help but we really want to have it all?

I am a newlywed. My wonderful husband and I have been married for 72 days. I have discovered that marriage is 90% wonderful and fun, and 10% very hard work. I've also noticed that most of that hard work falls into the wifey category. My husband desribes marriage as "great" and by saying "nothing has really changed". I couldn't disagree more. I think everything changes. As a wife, I feel that I have so many responsibilities and hats to wear...and it's hard!

Now don't get me wrong, I understand that I put these pressures on myself. I am hoping that I am not the only one :) Please join me in my journey to be the best wifey, daughter, sister, friend, daughter-in-law, grand daughter, employee...the list goes on....