Happy (slightly belated) October, everyone! We are well into my most favorite time of the year - the weather is getting cooler (thank goodness), all things pumpkin and apple are in full effect, and the holidays are quickly approaching! It's been a minute - okay, several thousand - since my last post, but as it … Continue reading 24 Things I’ve Loved About Our 24 Months as Mr. and Mrs.
Love is the most diversely communicable sentiment I think we have. It is interpreted and exchanged differently between people, and each individual's standards or perception of such varies greatly. As we approach 6 years together, Tim and I have had a decent amount of time to try and figure each other out. And even with … Continue reading 50 Things that Say “I Love You” Far Better than Words
I'm going to preface this by admitting that this post was physically painful for me to pen. It broke my heart, but I know it was very much necessary in this day and age and stage of our life. While it was painful, we pushed through and were both so glad we did it by … Continue reading Tackling the Tough Stuff: Discussing Death and Dying
"And so our adventure begins." I sincerely cannot believe it's already been two years since my favorite person in existence popped that life-altering question and began the formal process of my becoming Mrs. Lawry. Like plenty of girls I know, I'd had a Pinterest board dedicated to my dream wedding well before it was ever a … Continue reading Our Engagement Story
In the spirit of relationship-enriching courses to strengthen our marriage, Tim signed us up for a class that was being offered nearby called "Four Lenses for Couples" shortly after our retreat, which I especially appreciated because it was something he sought on his own for us, while this was all still so fresh on our minds. The … Continue reading The Four Lenses Assessment (Couples Edition)
"Love isn't an emotion or sentiment wrapped in pretty words to make us feel good. It's active. It's intentional." Over the weekend, my darling husband and I attended our first marriage enrichment retreat. It was something he'd applied for a few weeks ago after we'd found out about through some online forums. I'd heard nothing … Continue reading Strengthening Our Marriage Muscles
"The right one never stops showing you they love you, especially after they already have you." Marriage is a beautiful thing. "Officially" pledging your life to another person is a monumental and exciting time in one's life. It is two individuals becoming one team together, and it is continuing your journey as a new family going … Continue reading Never Stop Dating
A boy met a girl and that kicked off the rest of their lives. Our own personal love story formally began 5 years ago yesterday. On June 4, 2011, I attended a friend's 16th birthday expecting not much more than that; certainly never once awaiting that night to change my life forever. I'd never so much … Continue reading Once Upon A Time…
"Time together, there's just never quite enough. When we're apart, what ever are you thinking of? What will it take to make or break this hint of love? So tell me, darling, do you wish we'd fall in love? All the time." Relationships are wonderful things. Relationships (when they're with the right one) are a … Continue reading An Open Letter to Anyone Struggling With Distance in Their Relationship
(On a side-note totally unrelated to this topic in particular: our film strip from the photo booth at our wedding is still one of my favorite things to look back on and mementos overall from that day. Tim carries one copy with him in his wallet and I have the other in our scrapbook holding them … Continue reading Interview with the Mr.