Monday, October 19, 2015

Winter Survival Guide

About this time every year, the sadness creeps in when I remember that winter lies in wait.

But NOT this year!

This year I'm being proactive:

Vitamin D. I can't recommend it enough. Most women my age are deficient in it. I take it and joy wells up inside my once empty heart :-)

Exercise. I must keep running like my life depends on it. It gives me the good feelies.

The winter garden. This year I have planted kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, spinach and arugula. I need reasons to go outside and to stay active. I also LOVE cooking in the winter, and, in general, I love cooking unprocessed, homegrown food. The winter garden made perfect sense. Just like with my summer garden, I'm learning through trial and error.

What are your winter survival tricks? And I'm trying to kick retail therapy, so don't suggest that! ;-)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

You're still the one

(Photo credit: The Abrahams Photography)

Time really does fly! Happy 5th wedding anniversary, my love!

Every day you tell me you love me and you tell me I'm a great wifey — even when I don't deserve it. What a picture of the gospel. I don't deserve your precious, unconditional love but I'm so grateful for it. I'm grateful you pursued me relentlessly and didn't take no for an answer. I will spend the rest of my life trying to make it up to you.

We've been through a lot in the past 5 years and we know each other and love each other better as a result. We have a lot to show for our journey together — a home and a daughter, just to name a couple of our incalculable blessings! Thank you for loving me as Christ loves the church. Here's to many, many more anniversaries & blessings, God willing!

Lets take a trip down memory lane:

A paparazzi picture (photog unknowing that we were looking at engagement rings)

Our engagement (April 2010)

It's strange to me that some of our dearest friends weren't in attendance at our wedding.
Enjoy some pictures from our wedding day!

And, as a reminder (more to myself than anyone), that marriage is a precious living thing that needs constant tending. In case you missed it, here are my recent thoughts on the Christian institution of marriage.

The Abrahams Photography