Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I didn't get a long weekend, but...

...yesterday was so slow at work, so the day was so easy! Half the office took a vacation day to extend their weekend, so the few of us that were there just took it easy! I did some grocery shopping on my lunch break, and tried to resist all the donuts in the break room.

Like I said on my instagram yesterday, I'm the first to admit that Caleb and I haven't put God as our first priority every single day of our marriage. It's so easy to get caught up in the everyday stresses of life and forget to pray together, and really TALK together about important, deep topics. So when he showed up while I cooked dinner (aka- boiling all beef hot dogs) with this sweet surprise, I was so excited. We said we'd start it soon, but little did I know that same night we would read 41 pages of it together. By the end of it, I was already feeling insanely challenged in our marriage. It forced us to talk about things we'd never really talked about before...and it kind of made me giddy. Having a "new" topic of conversation with my husband? I can't explain the happiness it brought me.

Rewind a couple days - our weekend was super low key. I had a sleepover with the ladies of the youth group and we sang our lungs out for hours, and they finally got me to watch Divergent. I was pleasantly surprised by it! Then the next afternoon, we celebrated our favorite 4 year old for her birthday party! I can't even express how much I love this little gal. Unfortunately, the party was so "busy", we didn't get our turn with her sweet little (nearly 3 month old) sister, Charlotte...so I guess that just means we have to go back soon for extra snuggles!! ;) 

I hope you guys all had a great weekend! Do anything fun?

14 comments:

  1. I've been feeling very similar about putting God in our marriage sooo I might just have to check out this book! And why didn't everyone just have off yesterday?! We didn't and I think I had 1-2 students in all of my classes throughout the day... ah well, back to the grind :) Happy Tuesday!

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  2. LOVE Francis Chan!!! So excited for y'all!! The sleepover sounds so fun! Singing nights are my fav :)

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  3. Never heard of that book! Adding it to the ever-growing list of books I need to read :) Can't believe Nora is FOUR!!!!

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  4. We didn't have yesterday off either, but it was nice that most people THOUGHT we were closed! Did you like Divergent? I DVR'ed it when we had free movie channels, but I haven't watched it yet.

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  5. I try to focus on the idea of CHOOSING my husband every single day - it can be hard to have that mind set! But when I am able to do it, I can see the positive impact it has on both of us. It always a work in progress :)

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  6. I'm glad you had a nice (albeit quicker) weekend! I'll definitely be checking out that book for me and Wheat! I absolutely never say this, but I truly liked the movie better than the book for Divergent. The writing is just...not good.

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  7. I was at the office yesterday as well & it was quiet as can be. Your sleepover with the ladies sounds marvelous. I quite liked Divergent.
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  8. Caleb has such a sweet heart... I pray that book blesses both of you deeply!! I swear, I fall more and more in love with my husband when I see him see after Christ! It's amazing!

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  9. I saw your IG post on the book and now reading this, I am interested. Please let me know how you like it in the end and maybe we will do it together too. I love having good conversations with the hubs, although they don't happen as often as I would like either.

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  10. Uhhh how is Nora's sister almost 3 months?!?! I That husband of yours!! So sweet!!

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  11. Tell us more about this book? What kinds of convos?? :)

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  12. i want to hear more about that book! i was super curious after you posted on insta! xoxo

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  13. ALSO LETS BE FRIENDS FOREVER. and come visit ;)

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