Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our first supper.

Last week Josh and I attended the meal tasting at the Holiday Inn. I didn't think of it until now- but that will be our first meal shared together as husband and wife.

The ballrooms at the Holiday Inn were decorated as a wedding reception would be so if was very exciting to enter that atmosphere. There was only two other couples there- very much wrapped up in the Twins game.

They had all the food set out in a buffet style- the food consisted of:
2 different salads, rolls, green beans, 2 different styles of chicken and potatoes, along with pasta and walleye.

All the food was very delicious and we almost have the menu decided. No specifics will be revealed at the moment- we still want some things to be a surprise- no matter how small they may seem! :) All I can say is- come hungry!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On preparing

So we took the month of September off from blogging (Did you already know that? Or would you have never known w/o the explicit disclaimer? How often do the mighty waves bring you to our little depth of the ocean?). Not that we set out to do so; as you know sometimes we all just "live life."

Shelley has been student teaching for a month now. We recently started pre-marriage counseling. She is learning how to gain respect in loving ways. We learned some truths on just how to love & respect each other. She is on the road to becoming a full-fledged teacher. We are on a path together headed for marriage!

I believe the first time I picked up a book on relationships was when I was 16. Since around the time Shelley and I became "a couple", I've especially enjoyed reading them. Spending time w/ married couples we look up to... maybe checking out a podcast relationship oriented... taking extra good notes in church while in a series on love; whatever it has been, something inside me is always eager. I will straight eat it up. May I always be open and looking for ways to improve upon and deepen understanding of my relationship w/ her and ultimately God.

So I ask you: how are you investing? What are you doing to fix your eyes ahead (and working to balance being and breathing HERE and NOW)? While plans certainly have a way of dissipating to mere vapor before the eyes, simple steps of preparation can gear one up to be equipped for whenever the elusive moment comes that you'll need it...

-eager beaver #1, jS