Monday, July 30, 2007

Our Weekend!

Alright, so I had promised an update to everyone, but mainly my sister. I told her I would post some pictures of our weekend. It was a wonderful weekend, far to short, but wonderful.
Friday morning Jonathan and I said we were not going to do anything. Well that all changed. My sister-in-law, Jennifer, had to go in for minor sugery. She was suppose to get to leave that day. However, when the doctor got in there they found a tumor. So they had to do sugery. She ended having to stay at the hospital all weekend. Joey, my oldest brother was with her, but they we not prepared to have to stay. So Jon and I headed their way when we got off work. We got a pizza, Jonathan had made him a snack pack, and I took him some clothes and neccesities. We left there at about 9pm. BTW Jenn is doing well. She got to come home yesterday, but she could not travel. So Joey, Jenn, and the boys are at my mom's house. She is still in pain, but getting better each day. After we left the hospital we had to drive to Talladega to get Herbert's truck because Jon was helping a friend move on Saturday. So we went there. We visited with mom and them a minute then we were back on the road. We got home at like 11:45. We were so tired. We went straight to bed!
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

Vitamin Water: BAD

Alright guys so I must rant. I am trying to drink more water these days in order to shed some much needed pounds. So I am trying to drink about 110 ounces a day. Well regular old water gets bland from time to time so I was trying to mix it up a bit. So Jonathan was telling me I should try the vitamin water because some of the women at his work drink it. So I bought a couple bottles. I drank one yesterday, the lemonade. It was good, not overly strong, still tasted like water.
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


Hey guys, I know I said the Softball game will be on Saturday the 28th, but I just found out last night that it has been rescheduled for the 2nd weekend in August because all of the Auburn stores are having inventory. So...the pics will come later.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Love, Lisa

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Little Moments...

Little Moments...I love them. I love the times in life when you can truly stop, evaluate, and realize that the moment you are in is one of the most percious and sweetest times. It can be when you least expect it, most of the time it does turly sneak up on you.
I have found that most of the time the big moments aren't usually what they are made up to 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.
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 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 is an intense journey that has its moments.

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 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 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

Alright Guys, so I wanted to introduce you to all of my family. They are great! So here they are....

So this is Jonathan and I when we went to visit his family in Clarksville, Tennessee.

This is daddy, Regina, Ms. Ruth, and me at Father's day!

This is Jonathan, his brother Keith, his dad/my father-in-law Mitch, and his uncle Bill!

This is one of my siblings, my big brother Timmy. Timmy is a quite a character! :)

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

Friday, July 6, 2007

Hello ALL

Hey Guys, well I am just posting to let you all know that Jonathan and I joined the blog world today! I will be posting as the thoughts and events happen in our EXCITING LIFE! I hope all are well. We miss you all, and will talk to you soon.