Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

13 Years And 20 Lbs Ago...

I was recently watching a videotape of my wedding from 13 years ago. It's been awhile since I watched it and I had forgotten that the priest had referred to marriage as a stew.

Well, the first 5 years of my marriage was a very bad stew. An awful, yucky, send it back to the kitchen, check please! kind of stew.

But then around the 5th or 6th year things began to turn around. I had quit my job so I could focus on raising kids and that helped tremendously in reducing the stress and resentment that I had felt. Plus, my husband was slowly returning to his pre-military self. (I'm not knocking the military--it's been very good to us--but basic training can really do a number on someone's personality.)

So now we're living and enjoying life together the way we should've been 13 years ago. I think we finally have a marriage that's comparable to a warm, rich, flavorful, hearty, healthy and satisfying stew.

Happy Anniversary, WD!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Kind Of Holiday

I'm on a mini vacation in Little Rock this week. My sister has lots of fun things planned for us: shopping, movies, climbing Pinnacle mountain (ummm, we'll see about that one), games and crafts with the boys, and giant potatoes (check that one off the list already--we had Jason's Deli last night and yum).

Right now I'm in the middle of enjoying a cup of coffee out on the balcony but I would be remiss if I didn't let everyone know that today is National Lazy Day. Finally, a valid excuse as to why I'm still in my pj's at 10:30 a.m.

So have a great day everyone. Don't work too hard. And don't forget to stock up on marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate to celebrate tomorrow's excuse to eat junk food holiday--National S'mores Day!

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