I went back and read the first post in this blogging project (although it’s not really a blogging project – it was my way to teach myself to be more intentional in our marriage).
The two main commitments did not include writing a blog post every day.
These were the commitments:
- To talk to you: During the day, in the evening, to make time to check in with you.
- To create moments: To be the leader in doing stuff that is fun or challenging or even charitable.
Those aren’t commitments, though, for just a year. It can take us our whole lives for me to get really good at both of those things.
Basically, talking to you is learning to excavate your heart – to learn your hopes and dreams and the things that make you hurt.
And creating moments? It’s acting on what I discover about your heart.
Both of these things… as we approach our 10th anniversary in 2 days.. these are lifelong commitments. I’m not always going to be awesome at them.
You have the right to remind me, though. 🙂 Remind… not nag (I say that in jest because you are NOT a nag at all).
I love you and want to spend my life talking and getting to know you and creating moments that will grow us and bring us joy.
This happened tonight. I guess he wanted to be closer to us, sweet boy.
I was able to take the afternoon off to go grab lunch with you and the kids at the Downwind Restaurant at the PDK airport.
It was a very, very fun and sweet afternoon.
Playing at PDK
So for your birthday I bought you ‘www.realfitnessmoms.com’ because I think you have a ton to offer. You’ve been working out consistently for like 2-3 years. It’s impressive.
I asked you to put together a quick hit 15 minute workout for me.
You did. It probably took you all of 10 minutes. It took me a solid 15 minutes and a lot of sweat (and full disclosure, as I write this 2 days later – my abs, butt, and legs are still hurting pretty bad).
You know your stuff and you should get certified and teach this stuff to real moms who want to get fit.
Your Workout Wisdom
…with a sewing machine.
You made her the purse she’s been begging for!
And it do look good!
He is risen! (He is risen indeed!)
Glad to celebrate with you and are little hunters.
Thankful that you and I have experienced the truth of the Resurrection. I pray that we live in it and grow in it. And we can lead these three young hearts and minds in it.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Sweetie!
I’ll share a little from our V Day date post-V-day.
For today, I wanted to suggest that our love is the perfect combo of The Middle’s Valentine’s Day special this year.
No fuss and comfy like the parents:
A little awkward like Brick’s:
And just fun and cute and sometimes off-the-wall like Axl:
You are an awesome Valentine, all the way around.
I might have touched on this one before.
But today, I’d like to discuss a bit in detail some of the obvious and subtle ways that your beauty shines through. We’re going to stick to the physical today. It’s part of the 10 Days of Tina for your 40th birthday.
Your laugh – it makes you light up.
There are other things, but some of these things are best left between you and me. I gave you a card. You can read about ’em there.
I love you. You’re beautiful. You’re cute. You’re sexy. You’re incredible.
There’s nothing more to say about this than simply posting the picture:
One of the sweetest compliments you could receive
I’m back in the office after being home for Christmas break for a few days.
And I busted out my favorite Christmas present:
Normally you give me pics of the kids (which I like), but this was unexpected. I’m not sure I love me in that hat (cute maybe, goofy, most definitely), but I love us with our big old smiles enjoying the sun (on the left) and the snow (on the right).
I love it. A couple fun selfies of us – a cute, early forties couple (ha – you’re not quite there yet).
I love you!