Ahh, Valentine's Day. Well before even finding myself in a serious relationship, I had an inexplicable soft spot for this holiday. Growing up, Valentine's Day meant elementary school parties where you'd exchange cards, stickers, and candy with your classmates. As we inch toward adulthood, however, the holiday naturally takes on a new meaning. And for … Continue reading When Every Day is Valentine’s Day
There are so many things I love about this time of year. The cooler weather, the overabundance of holidays and time with loved ones, the opportunities to reflect back on the year we’re soon going to be bidding adieu. Strangely enough, something else I love about this month is the mass participation in what’s become … Continue reading November Gratitude Challenge
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
With Valentine's Day quickly descending upon us, sights of heart-shaped candies, flowers, and romantic advertisements are almost impossible to avoid. As someone who is fortunate enough to be sharing my life with someone who makes every day feel like Valentine's Day, my heart quite literally bursts over all things love and marriage. You could call … Continue reading What is Love?