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
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.
First and foremost, I'd like to formally apologize for my lengthier-than-usual hiatus on here, although this post will go on to explain the (good, or at least reasonable) reasoning for that. This month - which is not even over yet - has been made up entirely of beautiful, soul-enriching memory-making, with occasional spurts of chaos … Continue reading Wanderlust Chronicles: July’s Journeys
Anyone who knows me knows that I am borderline obsessed with making the very most of this life I've been blessed with and seeing all this world has to offer. Youth is a gift I feel is so often taken for granted, so I jump on any opportunity I can to take complete advantage of it. It doesn't always … Continue reading Wanderlust Chronicles: Sequoia National Park
"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