Jon has been working until midnight this week so I miss him something awful. He was off last night, the tonight and Thursday he will be working again to midnight! NO FUN! BOO! He is my best friend and there is no on else I would rather spend my time with.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Jon has been working until midnight this week so I miss him something awful. He was off last night, the tonight and Thursday he will be working again to midnight! NO FUN! BOO! He is my best friend and there is no on else I would rather spend my time with.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Tonight with have Thanksgiving dinner with Jon's family because his aunt and her family and Jon and I will all be leaving town and his mom has to work this weekend. I am excited to spend some quality time with them.
I have been under the weather a good bit here lately. My doctor has me on new meds and for the last few weeks I have been pretty sick! My doctor says that once I get adjusted to the meds I should start to feel better. My dose just leveled out so here is praying that I will start to feel better again soon. My doctor say that the benefits of the meds is greater than the side effects...I would like to know if she has ever taken it! Most days here the week and half I just go home and lay on the couch. I hope I am able to enjoy the week coming up!
My mom's dog got really sick last week. I was so upset, the doctor thought it was cancer, but praise the Lord it was only a ulcer which they were able to treat with antibiotics and other meds. Boy, I love Scooter so much. I got him a little get well present...so I can't wait to give it to him.
Well, I am going to end for now. I will write again on Monday. I am off for my Thanksgiving adventures....and of course my Day AFTER Thanksgiving Hunting (SHOPPING).....God Bless....Happy Thanksgiving...Be Safe....LOVE THE WHITTENS xooxox
Monday, November 12, 2007
Saturday night Chris and Tamara came over for football, hamburgers, and cards! Gosh, we like hanging out with our good friends! However, Tamara and I always seem to lose at Rummy.
Sunday was church, and then Jon's friend Joel came over. We watched his wedding on DVD, looked at all of his and our pictures from each others weddings and honeymoons, then the boys set in for about 6 and half hours of college football on the XBOX 360! I was of course in bed by 9:30.
I cut all of my coupons out, prepared my grocery list for Thanksgiving, and gathered my recipes! I can not wait for all of the cooking to begin! What fun it is all going to be! It is almost here! Only 9 more days! Good food, good times, good family and friends! Plus, you can't forget about the day after shopping. I do not really need anything, but I love the excitement of the crowds and the energy of the rushing around looking for a bargain!
My mom called today to inform me my cousin John is getting married in December. They are having a reception in Fayette on the 29th of December. Jon and I are already making plans to attend. He did not get to come to ours because he was in basic trying for the Marines! LOVE IS DEFIANT ELY IN THE AIR!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Well tonight we have my sisters middle two boys! I am excited, but Jon is excited to the second power! As of right now we are going bowling and then back to our house for pizza and video games. I am going to take pictures....of all of the fun. I think it is so adorable that Jon is excited about the kids coming over. One day in the far off future Jon is going to make the best daddy ever!
Tomorrow night some of our buddies are coming over for the ball games, and to hang out. It will be nice haven't seen them in a couple weeks.
Sunday our friend from Idaho, Joel, is coming over for dinner. I haven't seen him since the wedding, and Jon hasn't seen him since he went to Idaho for Joel's wedding.
So we are having Thanksgiving dinner here at work on the 20th. I am bring a big sweet potato casserole. That should be lots of fun. Everyone getting together at work to give thanks and celebrate. Good times.
Only 12 days until Thanksgiving, and I get to see my folks! Oh, and my brother and his girlfriend's baby puppy Roxie!
Only 28 days until our friends Chris and Tiffani tie the knot! Sweet...
Only 35 days until Jon and I head to Nashville to do all the Christmas stuff! Road TRIP!
Only 46 days until Christmas.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
My friend Cheyenne had her baby. His name is Rylan Jayce. He is 7lbs and 12oz. I went to see him Friday night. They are both doing well. Saturday I went to see my sister Jill and the children. Eli has gotten so big! He would smile and giggle at me. I love him so much. AJ was goofy as ever! Ian, he is 13, and AJ, he is 5, are coming to spend the night with us on Friday when they get out of school. They are going to stay until Saturday afternoon when Jill and Doyle come with ELI for a cookout! Wow...so Jon wants us to go putt putting Friday night, but I think it will be to cold. We will see. Jon has planned for us to have a pizza party too while the boys are with us so we will see what actually happens. I think he is just so excited he can't decide what he wants to do.
Daddy and Regina came up Sunday and went to dinner. It was good. Jon cooked Regina a brownie cake. It was a nice visit.
So...next week at work we have a IRONBOWL PARTY which is a little early, but who cares! Then the next week is Thanksgiving. Then we have a week of nothing... which we will probably in enjoy resting... then we have our friends Tiffani and Chris's wedding. Then Jon and I are going on a little vacation to Nashville before all of the Christmas get togethers. I am so excited! HOLIDAYS>>>I LOVE THEM SO!
I will try to get my pictures from past posting up soon, but just running out of time.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
On Sunday Jonathan and I went with our friends Will and Erin to explore parts of Birmingham. We went downtown and ate at Mellow Mushroom. It was really good. Then we walked around downtown, and went to one of the park for a little football. The highlight of Sunday's adventure was our trip to Vulcan. We got to go up to the top, and it was the most beautiful sight. The weather was wonderful. Jon was scared, because he is scared of heights! HA! I forgot, but he was a real trooper. I got some really cool pictures of that as well.
So tomorrow is Jonathan's 24th birthday. He is having a get together with all of his friends Saturday. I am making him a cake, and we are grilling out. We had dinner at his mom's last night, and then tonight we are going to my mom's for his birthday dinner. So that should be good times. I am taking him shopping Sunday. He wants new golf balls. Easy enough, huh? He so funny.
The first Sunday in November Daddy and Regina are coming up to our house. We are getting to take them to dinner at Cajun Steamers for Regina's birthday. Since Jon and Regina are cooking buddies, so I have been told, Jon is making her a cake. He is going to display his skills for her! LOL I will post pictures of that process because that should ensure some laughs. Jonathan making a cake...that is laughable. Hopefully that will turn out OK. I can't wait! It is birthdays all around!
My friends Krystal and Tiffany are suppose to be meeting me at the Galleria Saturday for a day of hanging out and dinning. I can't wait. I haven't seen them in what feels like FOREVER!
We have finally gotten some rain which we needed badly. I do believe the rain has brought the fall temperatures too. Jon and I have not been running the air conditioner which has been really lovely. I love sleeping with my windows opened.
I am so ready for the holidays. I can't wait to hang out with my family. This will be mine and Jon's first Christmas together which will be more than fantastic. Life at the moment is going rather well! :)
I have to go to the doctor for blood work on Thursday, and I will have a follow up appointment on the following Thursday to discuss my results. I believe everything is fine!?!
So I just have one quick prayer request: My friend Dana asked me to put to keep her friend Becky in my prayers. I put her on my prayer list at church, and if you guys could say a quick word for her too I would appreciate it. Becky is a young mother with two children and a great husband, but she is battling breast cancer for the third time. The doctor told her they could not do anymore radiation only chemo. The cancer has metastasized in her chest in part of her lungs. It is just hard on them. My Sunday School teacher's sister is going through pretty much the same thing. Dana is having a very hard time with it not only because it is her best friend, but she works with people at the hospital everyday who are battling cancer. So, God is a big God, so please just say a prayer for Becky, Michelle, and my friend Dana.
Well, I will post more later...other than a few things that are tense right now, I feel rather blessed! Hugs, Lisa
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
First is one of my "new" great friends, Janna. Janna graduated from UNA and she is a wonderful person. She inspires me to find a cause, believe in it, and do all you can to support it. She and I have the most fun conversations! She is getting married in March! She is a fabulous person.
Next is my boss and friend, Amanda. She is so easy to talk to, and we have lots of interesting stories to swap. She is patient with me at work, and she is great to work for! Amanda and her husband are having a baby in May. So I get to share the whole pregnancy stuff with her. She is great! I love watching her grow, and hearing most of her stories, the scary stuff though makes me never want kids with Jonathan. If we do maybe it will be down the road once I forget all of the bad things that have a happened to my friends and sister during pregnancy. My friend, Cheyenne, is actually gone on maternity leave so I will have to post her picture later on with the new baby. However, she is one of the most funny people I have ever met. I know she will have the most adorable baby. I can't wait. I also can't wait for her to come back to work!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
So today my wonderful boss, Amanda, to me to lunch. We went to Pizza Hut, ate and talked. It was great. Tomorrow afternoon she is having me a birthday party at work for me cake and all. Thursday night my Momma is having me a birthday party with my favorite meal and cake. Friday working is providing me breakfast because I will not be here Saturday, my actual birthday. I also am taking a half day Friday so Jon and I can run to Florence to get me fitted for Erica's wedding. Saturday Jon and I are celebrating my birthday with lots of adventures! I can't wait. I feel so loved and special. This has turned out to be a special birthday, the big 24!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Other than that I am loving all the fall decorations I have seen out, and I have already decorated my house. Yea! I am so excited about the holidays this year. Our first holidays together as husband and wife, plus I can not wait to see all of my family. This year will be GREAT!
I have decided what I shall be for the company Halloween costume contest. I am going to be a scarecrow! I sketched it out today while I was at work, and I do believe that I will work on it next week while I am without Jonathan.
I am not sure of weekend plans as of yet, but I am sure I will find something to keep me busy. Well, I must run, but I will blog again later. Hugs, Lisa
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Well, Monday the 17th was mine and Jonathan's 6 month Anniversary. We made it half a year. That says a lot. I can say that in the past six months we have had some wonderful times, some rough times, and some of those moments where you thank God for being such an incredible human being into your life. We were excited. We went to dinner Sunday night to celebrate because we knew we would not feel like it on Monday. That was night, we enjoyed our favorite little BBQ place, Jim N Nicks. We can home I painted my nails, and the funniest thing happened. Jonathan asked me if I was going to paint his toes, I was like yeah. So I painted his toes pearl pink! How funny. He is such a good sport.
However Monday Jonathan wanted me to make a nice romantic dinner. So I asked him what would be a romantic dinner, he replied fish sticks and mac and cheese. So his wish was granted. For our 6 month dinner we had fish sticks and Mac and cheese. We were both so tired that after we ate we went to bed...it was a very non-eventful night. It is nice to know however that in our relationship we are comfortable enough to know that we do not have to have they hype and sex on every occasion.
CVS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY! OPEN ALREADY!
Alright so as we all know Jonathan has been blessed with a new store. He has been a store manager now for over a year and his boss wanted to build him a new store. Well he is finally getting to start working on it. However, it is wearing him out. He wants everything to be perfect, that is Jonathan. CVS has become our child that we must baby. I go to work and then I come home to him at CVS and then we go out with people to entertain them while they are in town. They are nice people. Two of the men are friends of his from Auburn, really nice men, but man am I ready to have Jon to myself again and have some kind normal relationship. Next week will be the worst because it is the week before the store opens. I am excited, but tired just thinking about it. Dear Lord, help me to be a supportive and understanding wife while my husband approaches one of the biggest accomplishments of his career thus far! Amen!
He is going to do well because I know him and he is awesome at what he does! That wonderful man has a bright little future ahead of him and I am excited that I get to be by him the whole time....that is if we don't kill each other first! JUST KIDDING! He is my best friend!
I am going to see Eli this weekend. I can't wait. The doctor release my sister so she gets to go back to work in like a week and a half. He is growing so well. He also has gotten his days and nights straightened out so he can sleep now at night. Jill is doing well also. I know she is not ready to go back, but she will do great. She is a great mom!
Well I am an Alabama fan and Jonathan is a Tennessee fan. My team, Alabama is dong alright this year. However, Jonathan's team is 1-2. Oh goodness, and this weekend poor Tennessee was not losers, they were pathetic! They gave up! Alabama on the other hand gave up quite a scare! They pulled it out in the last 20 seconds of the 4th quarter. Praise the LORD. ROLL TIDE! We will see how this weekend goes!
FALL is in the air....
Wow the weather has been so nice here lately. Saturday Jon and I opened the windows and we did not run the air again until Monday night. I can not wait for it to get a little cooler. No air for the rest of the year! I love this time of year I am already decorating for the fall and for the harvest time. We bought stuff to decorate the house with this weekend and we got a scarecrow named BOB! I like him a lot. Oh, and I am already planning the holidays...and a mini vacation. More details later!
Have a great week. HUGS, LISA
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
It is an old place, but it is just so cozy. It is cafeteria style dinning, but it was great. They had old music playing. The atmosphere was nice! We had a great time. I thought it was very sweet of Jon to surprise me with something like that. He had to have been listening to remember that I really wanted to go there. We got to watch the trains. I tried to get Jon to take pictures with me because I never leave home without my camera, but he wasn't cooperating.
I just wanted to tell my story. I had a good time. It was sweet!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Last weekend Jon and I did not do a whole lots. It was kind of a lazy weekend. Friday Jon and I went to dinner and did a little shopping. Saturday we went yard selling and played cards with friends that night. Sunday we had our regular routine, and we did go play golf. That was fun. Sunday we had a retirement party for one of the elderly ladies that work for Jon. We had fun! She enjoyed herself very much! She is a sweet lady.
This week has been a little hectic. Monday was definitely a Monday! I just had a bad day all the way around. I snapped at everyone. I had a headache all day long so I was not in the best of moods. I ended up going to be very early. Tuesday Jon had a headache so we did nothing after work. We just swapped bad moods. Now Wednesday was interesting. I noticed my car was driving really rough. So when I got to the gas station I got out to check the tires. You should note that my tires are NEW! Well the driver's side front tire had a HUGE BUBBLE in the sidewall. It looked like a dinosaur eggs had been stuck in there. Well I call Jon and call daddy because we had gotten them from daddy's work. Well I drive home on it, and by the time I got there it was losing air because the tire had pulled the rest of the way from the rim. Needless to say that Jon had to change a tire. So he is driving my car with the spare and I am driving his.
While we were outside changing the tire the little neighbor boy came over to talk to us. He sat on the curb with me. He was so dirty, but cute. He is 3. We still do not know his name, but he was going to talk to Jon about our flat tire. He just talked and talked the whole time while eating a piece of balled up slice cheese. He was so dirty, but he did enjoy his cheese. I thought it was hilarious. Jon and I had a lovely dinner. We just sat and talked forever. It was nice to get to catch up on the week after us being so busy and sick.
Today is my nephew Dawson's birthday. He is 8 years old today. However, he was unhappy because he had to start school on his birthday. Jon and I sent him a balloon to the school with a candy bag attached to it! I am going to call him tonight. We are going to get to see all of our family in Gordo in like a week and a half. We are going down for the weekend. I can't wait. I miss my daddy and Regina, but I also miss everyone! I just can't wait to see everyone and TALK!
Jennifer, my sister-in-law is doing somewhat better. She is still not healing as quickly as the docs would like, but improving a little everyday. Thank Goodness.
My sister Jill is having her baby on the 15th! She is having a little boy. I can't wait. We went and saw them this past weekend. A.J. their youngest started school today for the first time. I have to call and see how that went! I will post pictures of the baby when I get them.
WE have two people trying to convince us to get another dog. The dogs are puppies, and very cute. However, we have one big dog now, and she spoiled and very territorial. So I do not think I am ready to be a momma to two yet!
Well as far as the rest of my family they all seem to be doing fine. I talked to Nicole on Tuesday. I haven't talked to Timmy in a couple weeks, but I will hopefully get to see him soon. Jon's family is doing well.
So how about the space shuttle launch. Every time I see that it amazes me even more. How I would love to explore space. It just so cool! OH, and the priest that was arrested for running naked!?! He said he was running early so no one would see him. That made me giggle!
Well I guess that is all for now. I have not major plans for the weekend until Sunday. After church Sunday our friend Justin is having a sports day, then we are all going swarming. Well talk to you all soon!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Now at work we were having a BLOOD DRIVE. Being the person that I am, giving blood is not a pleasurable experience, but it is something that I do and that we all should do if we are able because it saves lives. So I took my fear of needles, suppressed it, and allowed my veins to be abused. I must first say that the ladies that took care of me were some of the most friendly ladies! The Red Cross has some wonderful people working for them.
I went to give. They stuck me and I was fine, but I was bleeding really fast! I filled my pint within like 4 minutes. Well, I think maybe I filled it too quick because I started filling faint. They gave me the cold compresses, something to drink, and reclined me. After a few seconds of seeing double I was fine. I should just inform all of you that the dramatic process I just described is actually normal for me when I give blood. However, what happened about 15 minutes after leaving the donation site wasn't. I was sitting at my desk when all of a sudden I got extremely hot. I tried reclining, drinking some soda, holding my feet up, but nothing was working. I was about to pass out at my desk, OH NO! I tried calling my boss, but had trouble picking up the phone. After three tries I finally got her, and all I could get out was: I don't feel well, I am hot, can you help? They finally got me back to the donation site, got me cooled off, some sugar in me, and then I promptly went to eat a bite. Needless to say that was scary. My darn eyes were rolling back in my head! HELLO, I was freaking out. Now it is 3:12 here, and I feel as good as could be expected. I am, however, very tired and weak. I can't wait to get home to cuddle up with Jonathan, and let him baby me.
P.S. If you do not mind say a quick pray for my sister-in-law Jennifer. She had surgery, but she is not recovering like she should. They may have to go back in! My nephews start school next week, and she can't even get them ready! She is hurting, and I am sure a little nervou! So lets all pray that God will fix her right up! (Please think of my brother and nephews too) Thanks, and I will keep you posted about her condition! HuGs!XxXxXx
Monday, July 30, 2007
Jon went to help his friend Will move on that morning. I was suppose to be up at 7:45, but I did not wake up until 8:51. Needless to say I was in a hurry. So Jon brought me breakfast. We then loaded up, and met up with our buddies Chris and Tamara. (To the left) We head to my mom's in Talladega. We got there about 11:30, got unloaded, and then we were off. Chris rode his dirt bike, Tamara rode her 4-wheeler, and Jon, Dawson, and I rode the 6-wheeler. We took Dawson, my nephew withus because Duncan was sick so my mom already had her hands full, and he was borad. We followed the powerline, and we ended up riding several miles. It was so much fun. I have to say it was hot, and the briars hurt so bad! However, it was a great time. By the time it was over I had so much dirt on me that I looked I was so tan. Good friends = good times! After we finally got done riding we went back to my mom's to cool off. Mom made spagettii and garlic bread. We ate and chated for a while. Then it was off to Trussville to get ready for our couples cookout at church!
The couples cookout was so much fun. The pictures from that will come later because I did not bring my camera outside. We played horseshoes with an older couple. Jon and I losted. Then I went to chat with the ladies, but the preacher joined Jon's team and they were off to see if they could beat another more experienced team. Well after a good while, Jon and pastor had come back to tie the guys 10 to 10. However, they ended up losing still. We had a blast. We were the youngest couple their by about 8 - 10 years, but still. Everyone in our couples class is so nice. Jon and I got to talk to the pastor and his wife Kathy for a good while. Which is not something I have never really got to do. We love our church family so much!
We left the cookout at about 8pm because we had to go back to the hospital to take Joey some supper, and some stuff that my mom had sent him. When we got home, Jonathan and I were so tired. He espically because he had gotten up at 5:45 to go help Will move. It was a great day/night!
Jonathan and I got up and went to Sunday School and church. It was great. After chruch we went out for lunch at the Mexican resturant. Then we decided we would go home, and take a nap together. We never get to nap together, and seeing as how we were both tired. We slept. So nice. We got up about 4pm. Wow...we were shocked. We slept most of the day away. Lazy, secluded Sundays...they are so nice. Of course we had to do the dreaded trip to Wal-mart. They are remodeling ours so it is a nightmare everytime we go. We got home, I put up the grocerieces, Jon washed dishes, I cleaned the counters and stove, he did laundry. The we cleaned our bedroom, and did a little rearranging of the furniture. It looks great! Now I love hanging out in my bedroom. So when we finished Jon watched TV and I uploaded pics and talked to my firend, Tiffany, online. It was nice to talk to her cause we both stay so busy. Overall, it was a great Lisa and Jon day! We even took a pic of us vegging out! Oh, I did talk to my daddy! He and Regina are good! Having a lazy Sunday like we did!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Well this morning I get my topical citrus vitamin water out to take to work. Once I got to work I went to put it in the freezer when I realized "OH MY GOODNESS vitamin water has 50 calories per serving!" Alright, work with me here. There are 2.5 servings in a bottle that is 125 calories! That is startling when you think you are doing something great for your body by drinking it, but realize that you are hurting yourself more. When you are trying to stick to 1200 calories a day, giving up 125 to a bottle of WATER makes you mad!
So therefore, my word of advice if your are drinking vitamin water is to be sure that you account for the calories when you drink it.
I mean coming from someone who trying to get healthy drinking water and gaining 125 calories doesn't really go hand in hand.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Hope you all have a great weekend! Love, Lisa
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I have found that most of the time the big moments aren't usually what they are made up to be...it the small things that really get you.
For example, last night. Jonathan and I were going to go to the movies to see Knocked Up. However, it wasn't playing any longer at our theatre. So we decided just to go home and watch TIVO. Well we sat there and watched our recored AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, LAST COMIC STANDING, and THE BILL ENGVEL SHOW. Jon sat on the couch, and I laid there in his lap, his arm around me, and me holding on to it. When I suddenly realized just how much I love those moments. We were not doing anything especially romantic or exciting, we were just spending time together watching our shows. I LOVED IT. I sat there thinking I love this man, this moment, and I could not be happier. There was nothing speical, but the fact that we were together, happy, blessed, and I could not think of wanting anything more at that moment.
No it is not always like that, but it truly makes you appericate the moments that are. It is just the little moments.
CHANGING THE SUBJECT:
So this morning on the way to work I was driving and as always listening to music and singing. We I had some country song playing (they were mostly upbeat love song). I have that song by Kenny Chesney called "I Lost It". Well I have heard that song a gazillion times, and each time I am like WOW I really like that song. Well this morning as I was singing the song it hit me again. WOW, I love this song becasue it is so ture! So here is the chours:
No one can make me cry, Make me laugh, Make me smile, Or drive me mad like she does. It's like a curse that is the cure Better or worse, one thing's for sure It's real love and I don't know what I'd do If I lost it.
I sat there thinking...wow... I feel like that. No one quite knows how to push my buttons like Jonathan does, nor doesn anyone know how to push his quite like I do, but on the contray no one (HUMAN BEING) can make me smile, laugh, feel so safe, comfortable, and loved like he does. I mean my family does a dang good job, but not quite in the same way Jonathan does. It is different. However, I do think it is real love...and I LOVE IT and I don't know what I would do if I lost it.
So I am very excited about next Saturday the 28th. Jonathan and I are going to Auburn for a CVS softball tournament. I am going to support my handsome, steadily becoming buff husband play for district 5 and to socialize. Then that night we are going to our MARRIAGE SOCIAL with all of the couples from our Marrieds Sunday school class. There are going to be all kinds of game and a huge cookout! Saturday is going to be filled with FUN!
Then since Sundays are mine and Jonathan's day to hang out after church so we will get the entire weekend to hang out and have fun! Watch out the TREMENDOUS TWO WILL BE LOOSE ALL WEEKEND.....LOL having loads of fun. I promise to put up pics and tell you all about it. I have to make my CVS DISTRICT 5 shirt and put that I belong to MR. 4948.
Well for now I must run. I have rambled enough. Hope you all have a good week and weekend. love, Lisa
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Marriage is defined in the webster dictionary as:
the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law or an intimate or close unioin.
I do not dispute that as true, however, I do believe that it is so much more than that.
As a Christian I believe marriage is a convenat two people made before God to cherish and love one another through good and bad, up and down, and rich and poor. I mean these are the vows most people take when getting married.
At this point in life, I myself recently got married, I know several that are about to or just got married, then I also know several who desire to get married.
With all that said...in our culture today marriage is disposable. I am not by any means stating that everyone feels that way, and I am aware that there are times in a marriage where things happen and they do not work out; I could give you plenty of examples. There are times in marriage that it is not healthy for one or both of the persons in the union; again I could give you examples. I am not talking about those cases. I am talking about the cases where people just think it would be fun to have a wedding, and those that think marriage is just a contract!
It is too easy for people to get together today, decide they want to get married thinking that if it doesn't work out (if it is not fun or what they think is going to be a continuous party with tons of sex) that it is not a big deal because I mean there are a tons of lawyers who specialize in divorce and we can just take our stuff back and go our separte ways with nothing lost. (Thinking at least we tried). However, it cost more than people realize...if jon and I tried to end it; it would hurt our family, our friends, I mean we have invested in each other, we have bonded with one anothers family. It just cost more to end it... not just financially, but emotionally!
Marriage is not the bed of roses so many make it out to be. Alright so yes I have only been married for about five months now, but I can say there are plenty of times when it would be much easier to walk out than to deal with a problem. When you are in a bad mood, and just don't want to deal with it, or the other person let you down, hurt you, or did something that breaks your heart, but that is not why I married Jonathan. I married Jonathan because he is the man God created for me, and I love him with all of my heart. I did not marry him becasue I wanted it to be easy, I married him because I could not imagine spending a day without him, and because good or bad I want to experience it all with him. We encourage each other and help to pull the other through the hard times.
Now...onto the myth that marriage is a bunch of roses! HA! I wish cause I like roses. LOL
I knew from others that it is not always easy, glamours, or fun, but nothing perpared me for the fact that there are times when I want to ring MR.WHITTEN's loveable little neck!
The little things that you don't think about until you move in with a person will drive you mad. I did not know until marriage that JONATHAN LOVES to sleep in the MIDDLE of the bed. He like to swing his darling little leg over me at 3 in the morning when you have to pee! Alright one of our huge fights right after we got married was over a throw that goes on the couch. Now we are in the process of trying to make our home a home, and no longer a bachelor pad. So I got these great little throws with matching pillows. Now I know Jonathan's moma taught him how to fold a blanket, but the boy would not do it. Nothing made me more angry than to come downstairs and see the blanket sitting there unfolded! So after about a week and a half of asking him to fold when he is finsihed with we had to have a heart to heart. LOL Or how Jonthan thinks in order to watch TV he must move the recliner from it place amongst the living room funiture to the area directly in front of the television, blocking the view of all others in the room so he can concentrate! I will contrate him....it baffles me why he thinks that is ok. However, I must admit it is cute to see him sit there all budled up (because he thinks I keep the house to cold) intently watching some silly science fiction show or dirty jobs, but I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT!
Marriagae is about compromise, I have learned to compromise when it comes to Jon and the TV, video games, work, his bubble baths, and a whole list of other things. There is a lot of having to meet in the middle. I thought if I argued my point long enough that he would cave, but the truth is usually we are both a bit right and wrong so there has to be a deal made! I have done a lot of growing in the past five months, and I think Jon would agree also. We can't change each other, though you can try, but that usually means more furstration, but it is not about changing each other, it is about growing as one, learning to love that person flaws and all, and with the love and care that you put into each day of being together learning how to make it work. If you could change people we would all have picked up mr.joe from down the street take him home, trained him for a little while, then turned him into prince charming and live happliy ever after, but because the person is different it adds a little spice to life. Marriage has to be about the other person, because as soon as one starts to put yourself first you start to realize (or think you realize) how that other is negelecting you (which usually means you are too concerned with yourself to see that maybe you should be the one giving a little).
So to sum up what I think marriage is: marriage is the union of a man and woman before God with a conveant commiting to growing together, loving each other through the good and bad, loving beyond the ugliness that comes out sometimes, compromising, selfless act of loving someone so much that you can not imagine life without them. No matter how bad things get you do not want to wake up with out that messed up hair and smelly breath big teddy bear that you call your husband! Marriage is a journey from a beginning to an happy ending with storms, road blocks, rainbows, tears, laughter, and love! I can honestly say there is not other place I would rather be, but with mr.whitten! I mean we are just a guy and a girl on a journey from beginning to happy ending!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
So this is Jonathan and I when we went to visit his family in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Jonathan and his Aunt Jan!
This is another of my siblings, my big sister Nicole. She lives is South Carolina. This is us at my bachalorette party that she and my friend Krystal planned for me!
OK so there are a whole lot more people to put up here, but I do not have all their pictures at my disposal. I will put up more tonight! oxoxox