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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Life is Like a Roller Coaster...

This weekend, Jimmy and I invited two of our new friends, Jordan and Lindsay, to come to Cedar Point with us (and his mom). It was so INSANE!! In fact, "insane" is my new favorite word and I said it so much over the weekend that I probably got on everyone's nerves. I have never felt so out of control than I did on those roller coasters. I felt safe the entire time but hated that there was nothing I could do to change or control what happened once I got in that line and sat in that seat. It made me realize that life is often like that...we go through INSANE situations and times in our life but God is always there to help control the situation...even if we don't notice that He's there!

After our crazy day on the coasters, we were able to chill out and spend time enjoying part of God's beautiful creation! The sun had set and we took a sheet to lay out on the beach at Lake Erie. The moon was big and bright...the stars were amazing...words cannot describe :) I think it's in peaceful times like this that we tend to notice that God is with us.

I have decided to challenge myself in knowing that God's love is always present during our INSANE roller coaster situations and during the peaceful times in our life. Remember:
Love is a choice...God chose to love us...in good times and in bad

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I might have mentioned before that one of the hardest things about being a newlywed is learning to live together. It forces you to realize some personality traits you didn't know existed. One of my goals in making this committment of marriage is to not be a NAG!!! Here are a couple of definitions to get our brain waves flowing so that we can talk about nagging (I used the very reliable source known as "Dictionary" on my iPhone):
  1. nag (noun)- someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault; an old or overworked horse
  2. fault (noun)- a wrong action attributable to bad judgement or ignorance or inattention
So...if people (especially women) nag because of fault (see definition above), does that mean the person we are nagging at is ignorant and doesn't pay attention?! I'm just sayin'! In all seriousness, I HATE feeling like I'm a nagger!
Any thoughts on a solution to keep us from nagging? I read one article that said we should start "sharing our feelings" instead of nagging...I have a feeling that if it's our significant others we are nagging at, sharing our feelings isn't a better solution! I need different advice and ideas...
One of the things I learned from my counseler (NO...I did not go to counseling for being an excessive nagger) is to avoid saying phrases like: "you always..." and "you never..."
The other day, instead of nagging verbally, I nagged in a note! LOL. My amazing husband, who I love with all my heart, had three empty bottles in the shower (one shampoo and two body washes). I went to the store and bought him some new stuff and put it by the bathroom sink with a sweet note that said something along the lines of: "I bought you some new shampoo and body wash. You can go ahead and throw away the empty ones in the shower. Heart Lisa"
So...people...how should we handle nagging, what are ways to avoid it, etc. Let me know your thoughts!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My recommittment to blogging!!!

I am incredibly horrible at blogging but it's something that I really want to do so I'm officially committing to blogging once a week! It's your responsibility to hold me accountable for doing it!
For this entry, I'll just sum up the last 4 months of my life and, from here on out, I'll journal or something everyday so that I'll have fun stuff to report every week when I blog! YAY!

Has anyone heard the news?! I'm married!! Jimmy and I celebrated our 4-month-a-versery on the 17th. It's been a fun and awesome adventure so far. I knew it would be challenging but there is no way you can ever fully prepare for what marriage will be like!

I would say our biggest challenge has been learning to live together and figure out each other's "ways." Of course, I think my ways are the only ways :) I'm so glad Jimmy is patient with me because it's really hard to give up being independent and turning that into being co-dependent! YIKES! One of my goals is not to be a nagging wife but that is so hard when you live with a man! I'll spare the details for now cuz once I start blogging regularly, I'll have PLENTY of stories to tell :)

Also, in the past few months, I've changed careers. I'm still a PT but I went from outpatient ortho to skilled nursing. I am SO glad I made the change. My job is great so far and the people I work with are awesome! And the stories I have are way more fun (and gross) than the ones I had in outpatient.

Through the ups and downs the last few months, I have been so completely blessed by God. He has provided me with an amazing husband, amazing in-laws, and an awesome new job. He has also answered my prayers of protection with my family and friends in Arkansas, Nebraska, and Tennessee. Praise God!