Thursday, May 28, 2009

One + One = Two

2 yrs and still going...
I'm delighted to say that as of May 26th, 2009, my Hubby and I have been married for 2 years! I'm sure that doesn't sound like a whole lot but hey, every year counts, right? We decided to keep it low-key and have a picnic reminiscent of the day we got engaged.

Of course there is still much to be learned in regards to love, patience, conflict resolutions, character building, spiritual teamwork, etc. etc., but I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for years to come!

The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
-Anna Garlin Spencer

I've found my best friend for life.

Trader Joe's desserts
Anniversary picnic meal

The Engagement, April 2006

Blowing candles for our 1 yr, May 2008


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Future or Past Tense?

After coming back from our mini-vacay, I've been thinking about a terrible habit I have. I am a futuristic type of person who tends to look forward to the future and the opportunities and experiences it brings. But at the same time, I tend to look too often into the past, feeling sentimentally attached to past experiences. My version of the past is usually one filled with nostalgia, overlooking or amplifying negative moments, but usually seeing the past in a happier light than the actual experience.

So the dilemma I have is learning to live in the moment. Yes, everyone tells you the present is a gift, that's why we call it present and yadiyadiya... but honestly, sometimes I'm too busy thinking about the past and future that I don't have time to truly savor the present moments I tend to miss once they're gone. I've decided that I need to constantly remind myself to embrace the now, without getting too behind or ahead of myself.

Photos from our spontaneous "Nawlins" Louisiana getaway: