Tuesday, December 30, 2008
She may be the only one in the world that understands how crazy this video is...
if anyone is a Chris Brown fan...then you'll understand..
and I miss her like whoa and shes been gone like a day...
Monday, December 29, 2008
WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR HIM!
But what is pretty awesome about the whole thing is...they got engaged maybe a month ago?....planned on marrying in the summer of '09...decided that was way too far away and set the date 2 days after Christmas!
Now... I know that may have been a little rough for the parents (I love you sweet Robyn)...considering it was a tad unexpected and super stressful so close to Christmas...but holy cow, how awesome!
Honestly, Hunter and I learned a ton about each other in the 7 months we were engaged. It was enlightening and fun at times...but ooooooooooohhhhhhh man how uncomfortable it was! I mean ..you are betrothed to each other...but in all reality you are still single....that person is not "yours" yet...you don't get to share everything yet...you don't get to completely combine hearts yet. ALL I felt the whole time I was engaged was...I can't do that YET!
I hated that.
I adore couples who do not fall into the temptation to "do" their relationship according to the worlds standards. If you are going to prevent unnecessary stress and hardship...then go for it! Don't undergo intense emotional tolls apart because the world says you "need" time to plan an intense extravagent wedding.
Go get married in your living room! ..
..and that is just what they did. :)
Ok I know all the older generation is like tensing up in the shoulder region...because holy guacamoly! (did you know that there is actually a brand of pre-made guacamole named 'Wholly Guacamoly'...genius..anyways)...what about the unknown!!?? what if they find out they can't stand each other and they are total opposites and get an annulment in like 9 days...right? you know that's what comes into mind.
Sure..there may be things they learn about each other during marriage that they may have discussed during engagement if they had a longer time...
..but here is my view...
if you are committed...with all you have (I mean some intense sacrificial love)...if you mean what you say in front of all those who raised, supported, and love you...and if divorce was never an option to either of you...no matter what...
then.... if you learn something about this person during marriage...that maybe you would have during engagement...if you had longer...then in marriage you now have EVERY means to work through it.
You have a house that you share...and that you cannot run away from...you have a bed that you both sleep in and that is rather uncomfortable if your going to sleep upset....you have confidence in knowing that your spouse will never leave you...even if you don't worship Star Wars :)...and you have the intimacy that you began the very first day you were joined as man and wife. ( ..ya I am talking about sex...)
...What wonderful tools to work with!!!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Another wonderful Nalgene! it has a smaller mouth to aid 22 year old spillers...and! it's hunter green! LOVE IT. Hunter didn't even realize he needed another nalgene...but oh my did he need it. I made him throw away the old one the minute we were done opening the new one...you know for his own safety.
And ...I got a beautiful bible ... with my new name on it. and what is even more precious...is the amount of time Hunter spent picking it out. Now being married to me for 7 months...he knows how I study the bible, and got one specific for how I learn....it's perfect and I freaking love him.
Anyways.. so Christmas was fantastic. I absolutely love the fact that our parents live less than 3 miles away from each other...and therefore we get to truly enjoy Christmas with family.
Hunter's cousins came up and over from Corpus and Atlanta and we had a ball. My favorite memories:
Andrew and Nathan sleeping outside in a tent
the over-use of the phrase: Christ-followers
the over-use of the phrase: innocuous
talks about tattoos that end up in talks about gay marriage
Jess' infamous envelope tradition
Joan beating Ozzie and Doug at poker in the same sitting as her learning to play
Jess crying multiple times while reading Twilight in mid-living room
being characterized into a gingerbread cookie along with all the cousins and then photoed
Baker's Street Pub and talking politics with my parents
Erin showing Pizza Hut who not to mess with
China Inn goodness
being really akwarded out and then comforted by the women in my awesome new family
Andrew holding out his arm for me to palpate his vein and simply saying "I read your blog"
talking Aggie tradition with a Longhorn :) (Ozzie)
seeing Bagwell tear up a t.u. stuffed animal...specifically when she ripped open the crotch area
seeing Bagwell plop onto Erin as she about died from all the excitement of the holidays..
It was so fun and full of love. I was born into such a loving and caring family...and I married into one as well. The Lord is so faithful. Love Love Love!