Monday, February 25, 2013


So I am NOT a crafty person by any means, which is why I love Pinterest like everyone else I know. My Pinterest attempts actually fail more often than succeed. I will continue to try in an effort to be more cutesy though, because well my sweet husband deserves a cutesy wife. We don't normally do things for each other on Valentines except Nate usually brings home some flowers and we may go to dinner. ( I guess that is something)  On this particular Valentines Nate decided to be nice and surprise me with a night out to go see "Memphis" at the Bass Hall. Which was amazing by the way. So I had to think of (copy) something good. I looked back at some old Pinterest ideas and found a pin for 31 days of prayers for your husband. So for the next 31 days I will have specific prayers for Nate. I typed it up for him (actually I just copied and pasted) and he loved it. The scratch offs and love coupons helped too! My MOPS group made the love coupons after our speaker talked about the five love languages. If you haven't read this book it is a must read for anyone even considering the possibility of marriage.  I have never been shy about telling anyone how hard marriage is, I was the first of my friends (at the time) to get married and used to tell them all the time that it is no picnic! Nate and I have been married for 6 1/2 years and he is the best husband ever and it's still hard. I feel like if we are more honest about the struggles people face in marriage then
1. People will know what they are getting into
2. There won't be as much divorce because people won't be under the misconception that they are the only couple struggling . 
And 3. When you get it right ( like Nate and I this Valentines) then you can be very proud and blog about it:) because sometimes it feels like it always goes wrong.
On a side note, Owen had a great Valentines at preschool, he got lots of fun goodies from friends and family. He also got his first sleeping bag from Grandma PJ, it was so cute I had to take a picture!